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<p>A girl stands near an Afghan army soldier at Shadal village in Khowst province, Afghanistan, December 7, 2009. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra </p>

A girl stands near an Afghan army soldier at Shadal village in Khowst province, Afghanistan, December 7, 2009. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A girl stands near an Afghan army soldier at Shadal village in Khowst province, Afghanistan, December 7, 2009. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

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<p>The mother (C) of Liliya Kalashnikova, 30, a victim of Lame Horse nightclub fire, is comforted by relatives during a burial ceremony at a cemetery outside Perm, 1,150 km (720 miles) east of Moscow, December 7, 2009. Russia observed a national day of mourning on Monday for the 112 victims of a weekend nightclub blaze, as investigators stepped up their probe into fire safety breaches and burials continued in Perm. REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov </p>

The mother (C) of Liliya Kalashnikova, 30, a victim of Lame Horse nightclub fire, is comforted by relatives during a burial ceremony at a cemetery outside Perm, 1,150 km (720 miles) east of Moscow, December 7, 2009. Russia observed a national day of...more

The mother (C) of Liliya Kalashnikova, 30, a victim of Lame Horse nightclub fire, is comforted by relatives during a burial ceremony at a cemetery outside Perm, 1,150 km (720 miles) east of Moscow, December 7, 2009. Russia observed a national day of mourning on Monday for the 112 victims of a weekend nightclub blaze, as investigators stepped up their probe into fire safety breaches and burials continued in Perm. REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov

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<p>A male polar bear carries the head of a polar bear cub it killed and cannibalized in an area about 300 km (186 miles) north of the Canadian town of Churchill in this picture taken November 20, 2009. Climate change has turned some polar bears into cannibals as global warming melts their Arctic ice hunting grounds, reducing the polar bear population, according to a U.S.-led global scientific study on the impacts of climate change. REUTERS/Iain D. Williams </p>

A male polar bear carries the head of a polar bear cub it killed and cannibalized in an area about 300 km (186 miles) north of the Canadian town of Churchill in this picture taken November 20, 2009. Climate change has turned some polar bears into...more

A male polar bear carries the head of a polar bear cub it killed and cannibalized in an area about 300 km (186 miles) north of the Canadian town of Churchill in this picture taken November 20, 2009. Climate change has turned some polar bears into cannibals as global warming melts their Arctic ice hunting grounds, reducing the polar bear population, according to a U.S.-led global scientific study on the impacts of climate change. REUTERS/Iain D. Williams

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<p>The spire of St Annes Cathedral is illuminated by the sun between a sculpture in Belfast's Cathederal Quarter, Belfast December 7, 2009. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton </p>

The spire of St Annes Cathedral is illuminated by the sun between a sculpture in Belfast's Cathederal Quarter, Belfast December 7, 2009. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

The spire of St Annes Cathedral is illuminated by the sun between a sculpture in Belfast's Cathederal Quarter, Belfast December 7, 2009. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

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<p>Motorists ride to work on a bridge during rush hour in Taipei December 7, 2009. Delegates from 190 nations are gathering in Copenhagen for the start of the December 7-18 meeting. The biggest U.N. climate talks in history are aimed at working out a new pact to curb global warming, replacing the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. REUTERS/Nicky Loh </p>

Motorists ride to work on a bridge during rush hour in Taipei December 7, 2009. Delegates from 190 nations are gathering in Copenhagen for the start of the December 7-18 meeting. The biggest U.N. climate talks in history are aimed at working out a...more

Motorists ride to work on a bridge during rush hour in Taipei December 7, 2009. Delegates from 190 nations are gathering in Copenhagen for the start of the December 7-18 meeting. The biggest U.N. climate talks in history are aimed at working out a new pact to curb global warming, replacing the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. REUTERS/Nicky Loh

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<p>A man leaves the building hosting the Bank of Greece during a march in central Athens December 7, 2009. Greek police fired teargas at hundreds of stone-throwing youths on Monday, in the second day of violent protests to mark the one-year anniversary of the police killing of a teenager. REUTERS/John Kolesidis </p>

A man leaves the building hosting the Bank of Greece during a march in central Athens December 7, 2009. Greek police fired teargas at hundreds of stone-throwing youths on Monday, in the second day of violent protests to mark the one-year anniversary...more

A man leaves the building hosting the Bank of Greece during a march in central Athens December 7, 2009. Greek police fired teargas at hundreds of stone-throwing youths on Monday, in the second day of violent protests to mark the one-year anniversary of the police killing of a teenager. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

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<p>Hong Kong's Ip Hin Bon and Yu Po Man compete in the men's pair artistic cycling event at the East Asian Games in Hong Kong December 7, 2009. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu </p>

Hong Kong's Ip Hin Bon and Yu Po Man compete in the men's pair artistic cycling event at the East Asian Games in Hong Kong December 7, 2009. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Hong Kong's Ip Hin Bon and Yu Po Man compete in the men's pair artistic cycling event at the East Asian Games in Hong Kong December 7, 2009. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

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<p>A worker smells a dried fish to check its quality at a processing facility on the outskirts of Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, December 7, 2009. The dried fish, which weighs around 5 kg (11 lb) each, costs 56 yuan (about 8.2 USD) per kilo, local media said. REUTERS/Lang Lang </p>

A worker smells a dried fish to check its quality at a processing facility on the outskirts of Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, December 7, 2009. The dried fish, which weighs around 5 kg (11 lb) each, costs 56 yuan (about 8.2 USD) per kilo, local media...more

A worker smells a dried fish to check its quality at a processing facility on the outskirts of Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, December 7, 2009. The dried fish, which weighs around 5 kg (11 lb) each, costs 56 yuan (about 8.2 USD) per kilo, local media said. REUTERS/Lang Lang

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<p>Anessa, a Jewish immigrant from Russia, walks at the marina after feeding cats in the southern city of Ashkelon December 7, 2009. REUTERS/Amir Cohen </p>

Anessa, a Jewish immigrant from Russia, walks at the marina after feeding cats in the southern city of Ashkelon December 7, 2009. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Anessa, a Jewish immigrant from Russia, walks at the marina after feeding cats in the southern city of Ashkelon December 7, 2009. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

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<p>An illuminated Christmas decoration of an angel overlooks Bogota city December 7, 2009. REUTERS/John Vizcaino </p>

An illuminated Christmas decoration of an angel overlooks Bogota city December 7, 2009. REUTERS/John Vizcaino

An illuminated Christmas decoration of an angel overlooks Bogota city December 7, 2009. REUTERS/John Vizcaino

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<p>Surfers paddle over a 40-foot wave at Waimea Bay on the North Shore of Oahu in Haleiwa, Hawaii December7, 2009. Waves 50 feet high and bigger are expected through Wednesday. The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational surf contest is on hold for tomorrow. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry</p>

Surfers paddle over a 40-foot wave at Waimea Bay on the North Shore of Oahu in Haleiwa, Hawaii December7, 2009. Waves 50 feet high and bigger are expected through Wednesday. The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational surf contest is on hold for tomorrow....more

Surfers paddle over a 40-foot wave at Waimea Bay on the North Shore of Oahu in Haleiwa, Hawaii December7, 2009. Waves 50 feet high and bigger are expected through Wednesday. The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational surf contest is on hold for tomorrow. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry

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<p>China's Chen Jiande (L) kicks Mongolia's Erdenebaatar Naranchimeg during their under 67 kg taekwondo match during the East Asian Games in Hong Kong December 7, 2009. REUTERS/Toru Hanai </p>

China's Chen Jiande (L) kicks Mongolia's Erdenebaatar Naranchimeg during their under 67 kg taekwondo match during the East Asian Games in Hong Kong December 7, 2009. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

China's Chen Jiande (L) kicks Mongolia's Erdenebaatar Naranchimeg during their under 67 kg taekwondo match during the East Asian Games in Hong Kong December 7, 2009. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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<p>The Russian flutters at half staff as the country observes a day of mourning for victims of the Perm's fired nightclub in the southern city of Stavropol, December 7, 2009. Russia observed a national day of mourning on Monday for the 112 victims of a weekend nightclub blaze, as investigators stepped up their probe into fire safety breaches and burials continued in Perm. REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko </p>

The Russian flutters at half staff as the country observes a day of mourning for victims of the Perm's fired nightclub in the southern city of Stavropol, December 7, 2009. Russia observed a national day of mourning on Monday for the 112 victims of a...more

The Russian flutters at half staff as the country observes a day of mourning for victims of the Perm's fired nightclub in the southern city of Stavropol, December 7, 2009. Russia observed a national day of mourning on Monday for the 112 victims of a weekend nightclub blaze, as investigators stepped up their probe into fire safety breaches and burials continued in Perm. REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko

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<p>Britain's Queen Elizabeth (L) meets American singer Lady Gaga following the Royal Variety Performance in Blackpool December 7, 2009. REUTERS/Leon Neal/Pool </p>

Britain's Queen Elizabeth (L) meets American singer Lady Gaga following the Royal Variety Performance in Blackpool December 7, 2009. REUTERS/Leon Neal/Pool

Britain's Queen Elizabeth (L) meets American singer Lady Gaga following the Royal Variety Performance in Blackpool December 7, 2009. REUTERS/Leon Neal/Pool

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<p>Inmates wearing Santa Claus hats dance to the tune of "Boom Boom Pow" by U.S. band Black Eye Peas during their Christmas presentation inside Makati city jail in metro Manila December 7, 2009. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco </p>

Inmates wearing Santa Claus hats dance to the tune of "Boom Boom Pow" by U.S. band Black Eye Peas during their Christmas presentation inside Makati city jail in metro Manila December 7, 2009. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Inmates wearing Santa Claus hats dance to the tune of "Boom Boom Pow" by U.S. band Black Eye Peas during their Christmas presentation inside Makati city jail in metro Manila December 7, 2009. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

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<p>A man and his daughter look at a nativity scene display in Madrid December 7, 2009.REUTERS/Vincent West </p>

A man and his daughter look at a nativity scene display in Madrid December 7, 2009.REUTERS/Vincent West

A man and his daughter look at a nativity scene display in Madrid December 7, 2009.REUTERS/Vincent West

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<p>A protester attacks a riot policeman during clashes in central Athens December 7, 2009. Greek police fired teargas at hundreds of stone-throwing youths on Monday, in the second day of violent protests to mark the one-year anniversary of the police killing of a teenager. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis </p>

A protester attacks a riot policeman during clashes in central Athens December 7, 2009. Greek police fired teargas at hundreds of stone-throwing youths on Monday, in the second day of violent protests to mark the one-year anniversary of the police...more

A protester attacks a riot policeman during clashes in central Athens December 7, 2009. Greek police fired teargas at hundreds of stone-throwing youths on Monday, in the second day of violent protests to mark the one-year anniversary of the police killing of a teenager. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

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<p>Excess gas is burned off near workers at the Rumala oil field, south of Basra, 420 km (260 miles) southeast of Baghdad, December 2, 2009. China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) expects to begin work on Iraq's huge Rumaila oilfield imminently, the company's vice president said on Monday. REUTERS/Atef Hassan </p>

Excess gas is burned off near workers at the Rumala oil field, south of Basra, 420 km (260 miles) southeast of Baghdad, December 2, 2009. China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) expects to begin work on Iraq's huge Rumaila oilfield imminently, the...more

Excess gas is burned off near workers at the Rumala oil field, south of Basra, 420 km (260 miles) southeast of Baghdad, December 2, 2009. China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) expects to begin work on Iraq's huge Rumaila oilfield imminently, the company's vice president said on Monday. REUTERS/Atef Hassan

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<p>People walk down Bay St in the heart of the financial district in downtown Toronto December 7, 2009. REUTERS/Mark Blinch </p>

People walk down Bay St in the heart of the financial district in downtown Toronto December 7, 2009. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

People walk down Bay St in the heart of the financial district in downtown Toronto December 7, 2009. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

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<p>Nobel Peace prize winner Rajendra K. Pachauri attends the opening of the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2009, also known as COP15, at the Bella center in Copenhagen December 7, 2009. REUTERS/Bob Strong </p>

Nobel Peace prize winner Rajendra K. Pachauri attends the opening of the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2009, also known as COP15, at the Bella center in Copenhagen December 7, 2009. REUTERS/Bob Strong

Nobel Peace prize winner Rajendra K. Pachauri attends the opening of the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2009, also known as COP15, at the Bella center in Copenhagen December 7, 2009. REUTERS/Bob Strong

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<p>Vehicles are stuck in a traffic jam during heavy snowfall in Moscow, December 7, 2009. REUTERS/Mikhail Voskresensky </p>

Vehicles are stuck in a traffic jam during heavy snowfall in Moscow, December 7, 2009. REUTERS/Mikhail Voskresensky

Vehicles are stuck in a traffic jam during heavy snowfall in Moscow, December 7, 2009. REUTERS/Mikhail Voskresensky

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<p>Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick stretches as a woman cleans the ice during a third period timeout during their NHL hockey game against the Calgary Flames in Los Angeles December 7, 2009. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson </p>

Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick stretches as a woman cleans the ice during a third period timeout during their NHL hockey game against the Calgary Flames in Los Angeles December 7, 2009. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick stretches as a woman cleans the ice during a third period timeout during their NHL hockey game against the Calgary Flames in Los Angeles December 7, 2009. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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<p>A pilgrim stands waiting for a bus after completing his pilgrimage, in front of many buses leaving the city, outside the Church of Virgen de lo Vasquez on the outskirts of Valparaiso City, about 93 km (58 miles) northwest of Santiago, December 7, 2009. Every year, hundreds of thousands of Christians make the pilgrimage to the sanctuary, walking for up to 50 km (32 miles) to reach the shrine, with some of them covering the final five or six kilometres barefoot or on their knees, to celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and to pay homage to the Virgin with their penances. REUTERS/Eliseo Fernandez </p>

A pilgrim stands waiting for a bus after completing his pilgrimage, in front of many buses leaving the city, outside the Church of Virgen de lo Vasquez on the outskirts of Valparaiso City, about 93 km (58 miles) northwest of Santiago, December 7,...more

A pilgrim stands waiting for a bus after completing his pilgrimage, in front of many buses leaving the city, outside the Church of Virgen de lo Vasquez on the outskirts of Valparaiso City, about 93 km (58 miles) northwest of Santiago, December 7, 2009. Every year, hundreds of thousands of Christians make the pilgrimage to the sanctuary, walking for up to 50 km (32 miles) to reach the shrine, with some of them covering the final five or six kilometres barefoot or on their knees, to celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and to pay homage to the Virgin with their penances. REUTERS/Eliseo Fernandez

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<p>Motorcyclists ride through a haze on a road in the industrial town of Vapi, about 180 km (112 miles) north of Mumbai, November 23, 2009. The biggest climate talks in history opened on December 7, 2009 with a stark U.N. warning of the risk of desertification and rising seas and an assurance by hosts Denmark that a deal to combat climate change was "within reach". REUTERS/Arko Datta </p>

Motorcyclists ride through a haze on a road in the industrial town of Vapi, about 180 km (112 miles) north of Mumbai, November 23, 2009. The biggest climate talks in history opened on December 7, 2009 with a stark U.N. warning of the risk of...more

Motorcyclists ride through a haze on a road in the industrial town of Vapi, about 180 km (112 miles) north of Mumbai, November 23, 2009. The biggest climate talks in history opened on December 7, 2009 with a stark U.N. warning of the risk of desertification and rising seas and an assurance by hosts Denmark that a deal to combat climate change was "within reach". REUTERS/Arko Datta

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