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<p>A fisherman stands on the shore of the swollen Capilano River in North Vancouver, British Columbia, November 16, 2009. 



REUTERS/Andy Clark </p>

A fisherman stands on the shore of the swollen Capilano River in North Vancouver, British Columbia, November 16, 2009. REUTERS/Andy Clark

A fisherman stands on the shore of the swollen Capilano River in North Vancouver, British Columbia, November 16, 2009. REUTERS/Andy Clark

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<p>Members of the Ethiopian community attend a ceremony marking the Ethiopian Jewish holiday of Sigd in Jerusalem, November 16, 2009. 



REUTERS/Sharon Perry </p>

Members of the Ethiopian community attend a ceremony marking the Ethiopian Jewish holiday of Sigd in Jerusalem, November 16, 2009. REUTERS/Sharon Perry

Members of the Ethiopian community attend a ceremony marking the Ethiopian Jewish holiday of Sigd in Jerusalem, November 16, 2009. REUTERS/Sharon Perry

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<p>Space shuttle Atlantis lifts off from launch pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, November 16, 2009. 



REUTERS/Pierre Ducharme </p>

Space shuttle Atlantis lifts off from launch pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, November 16, 2009. REUTERS/Pierre Ducharme

Space shuttle Atlantis lifts off from launch pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, November 16, 2009. REUTERS/Pierre Ducharme

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<p>Toy soldiers are displayed for sale by a street hawker in front of the Taj Mahal Hotel, ahead of the first anniversary of the militant attacks in Mumbai that killed 166 people, November 16, 2009. The hotel was one of the sites of the attacks. 



REUTERS/Arko Datta </p>

Toy soldiers are displayed for sale by a street hawker in front of the Taj Mahal Hotel, ahead of the first anniversary of the militant attacks in Mumbai that killed 166 people, November 16, 2009. The hotel was one of the sites of the attacks....more

Toy soldiers are displayed for sale by a street hawker in front of the Taj Mahal Hotel, ahead of the first anniversary of the militant attacks in Mumbai that killed 166 people, November 16, 2009. The hotel was one of the sites of the attacks. REUTERS/Arko Datta

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<p>A resident walks on the partially dried riverbed of the Yangtze River on a snowy day in Wuhan, Hubei province, November 16, 2009. 



REUTERS/Stringer</p>

A resident walks on the partially dried riverbed of the Yangtze River on a snowy day in Wuhan, Hubei province, November 16, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer

A resident walks on the partially dried riverbed of the Yangtze River on a snowy day in Wuhan, Hubei province, November 16, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>Afghan boys play soccer along a road in Kabul, November16, 2009. 



REUTERS/Jerry Lampen </p>

Afghan boys play soccer along a road in Kabul, November16, 2009. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen

Afghan boys play soccer along a road in Kabul, November16, 2009. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen

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<p>A worker takes a nap during sea water tidal flooding at Tanjung Mas port in Semarang, Indonesia Central Java province, November 16, 2009. 



REUTERS/Beawiharta </p>

A worker takes a nap during sea water tidal flooding at Tanjung Mas port in Semarang, Indonesia Central Java province, November 16, 2009. REUTERS/Beawiharta

A worker takes a nap during sea water tidal flooding at Tanjung Mas port in Semarang, Indonesia Central Java province, November 16, 2009. REUTERS/Beawiharta

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<p>Children, one holding a toy gun, play around near Porto Velho port in northern Brazil, November 16, 2009. 



REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes </p>

Children, one holding a toy gun, play around near Porto Velho port in northern Brazil, November 16, 2009. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Children, one holding a toy gun, play around near Porto Velho port in northern Brazil, November 16, 2009. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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<p>Prayer rugs and Muslim prayer caps are displayed on beds inside a prison cell at a new detention centre at the U.S. Bagram Air Base, north of Kabul, November 15, 2009. 



REUTERS/Jonathon Burch </p>

Prayer rugs and Muslim prayer caps are displayed on beds inside a prison cell at a new detention centre at the U.S. Bagram Air Base, north of Kabul, November 15, 2009. REUTERS/Jonathon Burch

Prayer rugs and Muslim prayer caps are displayed on beds inside a prison cell at a new detention centre at the U.S. Bagram Air Base, north of Kabul, November 15, 2009. REUTERS/Jonathon Burch

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<p>University of Kentucky's Patrick Patterson (54) fights to get his shot off under pressure from Miami University's Julian Mavunga (4) during the first half of play in their NCAA basketball game at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky, November 16, 2009.


REUTERS/ John Sommers II </p>

University of Kentucky's Patrick Patterson (54) fights to get his shot off under pressure from Miami University's Julian Mavunga (4) during the first half of play in their NCAA basketball game at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky, November 16,...more

University of Kentucky's Patrick Patterson (54) fights to get his shot off under pressure from Miami University's Julian Mavunga (4) during the first half of play in their NCAA basketball game at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky, November 16, 2009. REUTERS/ John Sommers II

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<p>Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi attends the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Food Security Summit in Rome, November 16, 2009. 



REUTERS/Alessandro Di Meo/Pool </p>

Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi attends the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Food Security Summit in Rome, November 16, 2009. REUTERS/Alessandro Di Meo/Pool

Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi attends the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Food Security Summit in Rome, November 16, 2009. REUTERS/Alessandro Di Meo/Pool

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<p>Algeria's fans carry the Algerian flag during the Egypt team's training session in Khartoum, November 16, 2009. 



REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh </p>

Algeria's fans carry the Algerian flag during the Egypt team's training session in Khartoum, November 16, 2009. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Algeria's fans carry the Algerian flag during the Egypt team's training session in Khartoum, November 16, 2009. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

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<p>A Jewish settler carries roof tiles after a house was demolished at an outpost near the West Bank Jewish settlement of Negohot, November 16, 2009. 



REUTERS/Baz Ratner </p>

A Jewish settler carries roof tiles after a house was demolished at an outpost near the West Bank Jewish settlement of Negohot, November 16, 2009. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

A Jewish settler carries roof tiles after a house was demolished at an outpost near the West Bank Jewish settlement of Negohot, November 16, 2009. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

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<p>Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi attends the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Food Security Summit in Rome, November 16, 2009. 



REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi </p>

Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi attends the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Food Security Summit in Rome, November 16, 2009. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi attends the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Food Security Summit in Rome, November 16, 2009. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

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<p>An Afghan woman in burqa walks down the street in Kabul, November 16, 2009. 



REUTERS/Jerry Lampen </p>

An Afghan woman in burqa walks down the street in Kabul, November 16, 2009. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen

An Afghan woman in burqa walks down the street in Kabul, November 16, 2009. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen

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<p>A model displays a creation from the Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Spring/Summer 2010 collection in London, November 16, 2009. 



REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth </p>

A model displays a creation from the Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Spring/Summer 2010 collection in London, November 16, 2009. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

A model displays a creation from the Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Spring/Summer 2010 collection in London, November 16, 2009. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

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<p>Nuns attend a mass at Havana's San Cristobal Cathedral, November 16, 2009. 



REUTERS/Stringer</p>

Nuns attend a mass at Havana's San Cristobal Cathedral, November 16, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer

Nuns attend a mass at Havana's San Cristobal Cathedral, November 16, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>A villager walks in the partially dried-up Mahanadi river in the eastern Indian state of Orissa, November 17, 2009. 



REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder </p>

A villager walks in the partially dried-up Mahanadi river in the eastern Indian state of Orissa, November 17, 2009. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder

A villager walks in the partially dried-up Mahanadi river in the eastern Indian state of Orissa, November 17, 2009. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder

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<p>Actress Sharon Stone arrives to "An Enduring Vision," a benefit dinner for the Elton John Aids Foundation in New York, November 16, 2009. 



REUTERS/Lucas Jackson </p>

Actress Sharon Stone arrives to "An Enduring Vision," a benefit dinner for the Elton John Aids Foundation in New York, November 16, 2009. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Actress Sharon Stone arrives to "An Enduring Vision," a benefit dinner for the Elton John Aids Foundation in New York, November 16, 2009. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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<p>California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger hugs a soldier as they pose for a picture at U.S. Camp Victory in Baghdad, November 16, 2009. 



REUTERS/Saad Shalash </p>

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger hugs a soldier as they pose for a picture at U.S. Camp Victory in Baghdad, November 16, 2009. REUTERS/Saad Shalash

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger hugs a soldier as they pose for a picture at U.S. Camp Victory in Baghdad, November 16, 2009. REUTERS/Saad Shalash

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<p>President Barack Obama inspect honor guards during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, November 17, 2009. 



REUTERS/David Gray </p>

President Barack Obama inspect honor guards during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, November 17, 2009. REUTERS/David Gray

President Barack Obama inspect honor guards during a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, November 17, 2009. REUTERS/David Gray

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<p>Cattle search for food in a garbage dump in Makassar, South Sulawesi, November 16, 2009. 



REUTERS/Yusuf Ahmad </p>

Cattle search for food in a garbage dump in Makassar, South Sulawesi, November 16, 2009. REUTERS/Yusuf Ahmad

Cattle search for food in a garbage dump in Makassar, South Sulawesi, November 16, 2009. REUTERS/Yusuf Ahmad

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<p>Rustam,10, works at an aluminium factory in Dhaka, November 16, 2009. 



REUTERS/Andrew Biraj </p>

Rustam,10, works at an aluminium factory in Dhaka, November 16, 2009. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj

Rustam,10, works at an aluminium factory in Dhaka, November 16, 2009. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj

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<p>Residents salvage through the remains of their charred houses after a fire in Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila, November 17, 2009. 



REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo </p>

Residents salvage through the remains of their charred houses after a fire in Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila, November 17, 2009. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

Residents salvage through the remains of their charred houses after a fire in Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila, November 17, 2009. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

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