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<p>A diver dressed as Santa Claus swims with dolphins at Hakkeijima Sea Paradise in Yokohama, south of Tokyo November 15, 2009.



REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao </p>

A diver dressed as Santa Claus swims with dolphins at Hakkeijima Sea Paradise in Yokohama, south of Tokyo November 15, 2009. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

A diver dressed as Santa Claus swims with dolphins at Hakkeijima Sea Paradise in Yokohama, south of Tokyo November 15, 2009. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

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<p>Laundry man Shahzada lines up napkins and sheets to dry after a wash along the street near a slum area in Karachi on November 15, 2009. 



REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro </p>

Laundry man Shahzada lines up napkins and sheets to dry after a wash along the street near a slum area in Karachi on November 15, 2009. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Laundry man Shahzada lines up napkins and sheets to dry after a wash along the street near a slum area in Karachi on November 15, 2009. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

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<p>Schoolgirls attend the Iranian parliament in Tehran November 15, 2009. 



REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl</p>

Schoolgirls attend the Iranian parliament in Tehran November 15, 2009. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

Schoolgirls attend the Iranian parliament in Tehran November 15, 2009. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

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<p>A worker installs lanterns to decorate the site of an opening ceremony for a newly-built highway in Luoyang, Henan province November 15, 2009. 



REUTERS/Carlf Zhang </p>

A worker installs lanterns to decorate the site of an opening ceremony for a newly-built highway in Luoyang, Henan province November 15, 2009. REUTERS/Carlf Zhang

A worker installs lanterns to decorate the site of an opening ceremony for a newly-built highway in Luoyang, Henan province November 15, 2009. REUTERS/Carlf Zhang

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<p>A 15-year-old girl with a gunshot wound on her leg rests in the emergency room of a hospital near the Petare slum in Caracas November 14, 2009. 




REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins </p>

A 15-year-old girl with a gunshot wound on her leg rests in the emergency room of a hospital near the Petare slum in Caracas November 14, 2009. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

A 15-year-old girl with a gunshot wound on her leg rests in the emergency room of a hospital near the Petare slum in Caracas November 14, 2009. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

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<p>Performers dressed as natives take part in a traditional folk festival in San Martin in the province of Meta November 15, 2009. 



REUTERS/John Vizcaino </p>

Performers dressed as natives take part in a traditional folk festival in San Martin in the province of Meta November 15, 2009. REUTERS/John Vizcaino

Performers dressed as natives take part in a traditional folk festival in San Martin in the province of Meta November 15, 2009. REUTERS/John Vizcaino

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<p>A seaplane flies over Fort Saint Elmo at the mouth of Valletta's Grand Harbour November 15, 2009. 



REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi </p>

A seaplane flies over Fort Saint Elmo at the mouth of Valletta's Grand Harbour November 15, 2009. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

A seaplane flies over Fort Saint Elmo at the mouth of Valletta's Grand Harbour November 15, 2009. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

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<p>Gregory Bourdy (C) of France celebrates on the 18th green after winning the Hong Kong Open golf tournament November 15, 2009. 



REUTERS/Tyrone Siu </p>

Gregory Bourdy (C) of France celebrates on the 18th green after winning the Hong Kong Open golf tournament November 15, 2009. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Gregory Bourdy (C) of France celebrates on the 18th green after winning the Hong Kong Open golf tournament November 15, 2009. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

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<p>Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico rises from the canvas as referee Kenny Bayless sends Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines to a neutral corner during the fourth round of their WBO welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada November 14, 2009. Pacquiao won the title with a 12th round TKO. 


REUTERS/Steve Marcus </p>

Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico rises from the canvas as referee Kenny Bayless sends Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines to a neutral corner during the fourth round of their WBO welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada...more

Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico rises from the canvas as referee Kenny Bayless sends Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines to a neutral corner during the fourth round of their WBO welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada November 14, 2009. Pacquiao won the title with a 12th round TKO. REUTERS/Steve Marcus

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<p>The spot where President Barack Obama was meant to stand during the declaration ceremony at the end of the APEC Summit is seen in Singapore November 15, 2009.  Obama did not attend the ceremony. 


REUTERS/Michael Fiala </p>

The spot where President Barack Obama was meant to stand during the declaration ceremony at the end of the APEC Summit is seen in Singapore November 15, 2009. Obama did not attend the ceremony. REUTERS/Michael Fiala

The spot where President Barack Obama was meant to stand during the declaration ceremony at the end of the APEC Summit is seen in Singapore November 15, 2009. Obama did not attend the ceremony. REUTERS/Michael Fiala

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<p>A Mon villager fishes in the Ranti river near a wooden bridge linking two nearby villages in Kanchanaburi province near the Thai-Myanmar border, west of Bangkok, November 15, 2009. 


REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom </p>

A Mon villager fishes in the Ranti river near a wooden bridge linking two nearby villages in Kanchanaburi province near the Thai-Myanmar border, west of Bangkok, November 15, 2009. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

A Mon villager fishes in the Ranti river near a wooden bridge linking two nearby villages in Kanchanaburi province near the Thai-Myanmar border, west of Bangkok, November 15, 2009. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

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<p>A security official stands near the bodies of three men, who were shot dead earlier by local guards keeping security in the Bazid Khel area of Peshawar on November 15, 2009. 



REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood </p>

A security official stands near the bodies of three men, who were shot dead earlier by local guards keeping security in the Bazid Khel area of Peshawar on November 15, 2009. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood

A security official stands near the bodies of three men, who were shot dead earlier by local guards keeping security in the Bazid Khel area of Peshawar on November 15, 2009. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood

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<p>Ice skaters from the Lee Valley Ice Rink and Olympic gold medallist Jayne Torvill (FRONT LEFT) perform at the media launch of the Somerset House Ice Rink in London November 15, 2009. 


REUTERS/Luke MacGregor </p>

Ice skaters from the Lee Valley Ice Rink and Olympic gold medallist Jayne Torvill (FRONT LEFT) perform at the media launch of the Somerset House Ice Rink in London November 15, 2009. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Ice skaters from the Lee Valley Ice Rink and Olympic gold medallist Jayne Torvill (FRONT LEFT) perform at the media launch of the Somerset House Ice Rink in London November 15, 2009. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

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<p>Kang Yun-jin, 18, poses in a costume during the monthly Seoul Comic World event in Seoul November 15, 2009. 



REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak</p>

Kang Yun-jin, 18, poses in a costume during the monthly Seoul Comic World event in Seoul November 15, 2009. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

Kang Yun-jin, 18, poses in a costume during the monthly Seoul Comic World event in Seoul November 15, 2009. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

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<p>Afghan members of a demining squad walk with their demining dogs down a mountain after a mine clearing operation outside the village of Tangi Saidan November 15, 2009. 



REUTERS/Jerry Lampen </p>

Afghan members of a demining squad walk with their demining dogs down a mountain after a mine clearing operation outside the village of Tangi Saidan November 15, 2009. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen

Afghan members of a demining squad walk with their demining dogs down a mountain after a mine clearing operation outside the village of Tangi Saidan November 15, 2009. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen

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<p>People are reflected in a building in Tokyo's Shiodome business district November 16, 2009. 



REUTERS/Toru Hanai</p>

People are reflected in a building in Tokyo's Shiodome business district November 16, 2009. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

People are reflected in a building in Tokyo's Shiodome business district November 16, 2009. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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<p>U.S. President Barack Obama greets participants in a town hall-style meeting with future Chinese leaders at the Museum of Science and Technology in Shanghai November 16, 2009.



REUTERS/Jason Reed </p>

U.S. President Barack Obama greets participants in a town hall-style meeting with future Chinese leaders at the Museum of Science and Technology in Shanghai November 16, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama greets participants in a town hall-style meeting with future Chinese leaders at the Museum of Science and Technology in Shanghai November 16, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Reed

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<p>People sit after the memorial service for the late goalkeeper Robert Enke at the stadium of first division Bundesliga soccer club Hannover 96 in the northern German city of Hanover November 15, 2009. 



REUTERS/Morris Mac Matzen </p>

People sit after the memorial service for the late goalkeeper Robert Enke at the stadium of first division Bundesliga soccer club Hannover 96 in the northern German city of Hanover November 15, 2009. REUTERS/Morris Mac Matzen

People sit after the memorial service for the late goalkeeper Robert Enke at the stadium of first division Bundesliga soccer club Hannover 96 in the northern German city of Hanover November 15, 2009. REUTERS/Morris Mac Matzen

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<p>Pope Benedict XVI (L) blesses to faithful during the Angelus prayer from a window of his private apartment at the Vatican November 15, 2009. 



REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi</p>

Pope Benedict XVI (L) blesses to faithful during the Angelus prayer from a window of his private apartment at the Vatican November 15, 2009. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Pope Benedict XVI (L) blesses to faithful during the Angelus prayer from a window of his private apartment at the Vatican November 15, 2009. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

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<p>Singer Lady Gaga performs in Francesco Vezzoli's "Ballets Russes Italian Style (The Shortest Musical You Will Never See Again)" during the MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) New 30th anniversary gala in Los Angeles November 14, 2009. 


REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni </p>

Singer Lady Gaga performs in Francesco Vezzoli's "Ballets Russes Italian Style (The Shortest Musical You Will Never See Again)" during the MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) New 30th anniversary gala in Los Angeles November 14, 2009. REUTERS/Mario...more

Singer Lady Gaga performs in Francesco Vezzoli's "Ballets Russes Italian Style (The Shortest Musical You Will Never See Again)" during the MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) New 30th anniversary gala in Los Angeles November 14, 2009. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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<p>Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts after winning against Gael Monfils of France in the the final match of the Paris Masters tennis tournament November 15, 2009. 



REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen </p>

Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts after winning against Gael Monfils of France in the the final match of the Paris Masters tennis tournament November 15, 2009. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen

Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts after winning against Gael Monfils of France in the the final match of the Paris Masters tennis tournament November 15, 2009. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen

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<p>A man grieves the death of a relative, who was killed by a suicide bomb attack, at the Lady Reading hospital morgue in Peshawar November 16, 2009. 



REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz</p>

A man grieves the death of a relative, who was killed by a suicide bomb attack, at the Lady Reading hospital morgue in Peshawar November 16, 2009. REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz

A man grieves the death of a relative, who was killed by a suicide bomb attack, at the Lady Reading hospital morgue in Peshawar November 16, 2009. REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz

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<p>An Iraqi policeman stands guard in front of a damaged helicopter which police believed have belonged to former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's family near Samarra, north of Baghdad, November 13, 2009. 



REUTERS/Sabah al-Bazee </p>

An Iraqi policeman stands guard in front of a damaged helicopter which police believed have belonged to former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's family near Samarra, north of Baghdad, November 13, 2009. REUTERS/Sabah al-Bazee

An Iraqi policeman stands guard in front of a damaged helicopter which police believed have belonged to former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's family near Samarra, north of Baghdad, November 13, 2009. REUTERS/Sabah al-Bazee

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<p>New York Jets wide receiver Braylon Edwards (17) is upended by Jacksonville Jaguars corner back Rashean Mathis (L) after he made a catch to set up a touchdown in the fourth quarter of their National Football League game in East Rutherford, New Jersey, November 15, 2009. 



REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine </p>

New York Jets wide receiver Braylon Edwards (17) is upended by Jacksonville Jaguars corner back Rashean Mathis (L) after he made a catch to set up a touchdown in the fourth quarter of their National Football League game in East Rutherford, New...more

New York Jets wide receiver Braylon Edwards (17) is upended by Jacksonville Jaguars corner back Rashean Mathis (L) after he made a catch to set up a touchdown in the fourth quarter of their National Football League game in East Rutherford, New Jersey, November 15, 2009. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine

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