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<p>Mannequins are toppled over by the tide as a television crew films the scene along the banks of the Qiantang River in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China September 25, 2010. The mannequins act as warning guides to alert tourists of the rising tides. Tidal waves are highest during the eighth month of the lunar calendar, local media reported. REUTERS/Steven Shi </p>

Mannequins are toppled over by the tide as a television crew films the scene along the banks of the Qiantang River in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China September 25, 2010. The mannequins act as warning guides to alert tourists of the rising tides....more

Mannequins are toppled over by the tide as a television crew films the scene along the banks of the Qiantang River in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China September 25, 2010. The mannequins act as warning guides to alert tourists of the rising tides. Tidal waves are highest during the eighth month of the lunar calendar, local media reported. REUTERS/Steven Shi

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<p>Gurzada, a 76 year-old Pashtun man, raises his hands in prayer at a mosque left destroyed by heavy floods in Charsadda, located in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province September 25, 2010. The floods, Pakistan's worst natural disaster in terms of damage and the number of people affected, were triggered by monsoon rains in late July, displacing 10 million people.  REUTERS/Adrees Latif </p>

Gurzada, a 76 year-old Pashtun man, raises his hands in prayer at a mosque left destroyed by heavy floods in Charsadda, located in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province September 25, 2010. The floods, Pakistan's worst natural disaster in terms of...more

Gurzada, a 76 year-old Pashtun man, raises his hands in prayer at a mosque left destroyed by heavy floods in Charsadda, located in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province September 25, 2010. The floods, Pakistan's worst natural disaster in terms of damage and the number of people affected, were triggered by monsoon rains in late July, displacing 10 million people. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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<p>An Israeli settler (R) gestures as he argues with a left-wing activist taking part in a protest in Jerusalem calling on the continuation of a building freeze September 26, 2010. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged Israeli settlers to show restraint after the limited building freeze expires on Sunday, a plea that appeared aimed at persuading Palestinians not to quit peace talks. REUTERS/Ammar Awad</p>

An Israeli settler (R) gestures as he argues with a left-wing activist taking part in a protest in Jerusalem calling on the continuation of a building freeze September 26, 2010. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged Israeli settlers to show...more

An Israeli settler (R) gestures as he argues with a left-wing activist taking part in a protest in Jerusalem calling on the continuation of a building freeze September 26, 2010. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged Israeli settlers to show restraint after the limited building freeze expires on Sunday, a plea that appeared aimed at persuading Palestinians not to quit peace talks. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

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<p>Swimmer Diana Nyad prepares for an ocean swim in Key West, Florida September 24, 2010. Veteran long-distance swimmer Nyad looks as tough as nails as she talks about setting out soon on a treacherous swim of more than 100 miles (160 km) from Cuba to Key West, Florida. She is 61 years old but coils up like a middle-weight prize fighter as she speaks of digging in with her broad shoulders and powerful arms and "boxing the waves" on the swim across the Florida Straits. "It's supposedly going to be maybe 2-1/2 days or so, 60, maybe 65 hours, and that's if I get maybe pretty good conditions," Nyad said in an interview on Friday.      REUTERS/Carlos Barria  </p>

Swimmer Diana Nyad prepares for an ocean swim in Key West, Florida September 24, 2010. Veteran long-distance swimmer Nyad looks as tough as nails as she talks about setting out soon on a treacherous swim of more than 100 miles (160 km) from Cuba to...more

Swimmer Diana Nyad prepares for an ocean swim in Key West, Florida September 24, 2010. Veteran long-distance swimmer Nyad looks as tough as nails as she talks about setting out soon on a treacherous swim of more than 100 miles (160 km) from Cuba to Key West, Florida. She is 61 years old but coils up like a middle-weight prize fighter as she speaks of digging in with her broad shoulders and powerful arms and "boxing the waves" on the swim across the Florida Straits. "It's supposedly going to be maybe 2-1/2 days or so, 60, maybe 65 hours, and that's if I get maybe pretty good conditions," Nyad said in an interview on Friday. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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<p>A man drinks from a can of Coke near a post box in London September 25, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Coombs </p>

A man drinks from a can of Coke near a post box in London September 25, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Coombs

A man drinks from a can of Coke near a post box in London September 25, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Coombs

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<p>Lead singer Bono of Irish rock band U2 performs during their 360 Degree Tour at Anoeta stadium in San Sebastian, northern Spain September 26, 2010.  REUTERS/Paul Hanna  </p>

Lead singer Bono of Irish rock band U2 performs during their 360 Degree Tour at Anoeta stadium in San Sebastian, northern Spain September 26, 2010. REUTERS/Paul Hanna

Lead singer Bono of Irish rock band U2 performs during their 360 Degree Tour at Anoeta stadium in San Sebastian, northern Spain September 26, 2010. REUTERS/Paul Hanna

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<p>A bullet hole is seen in the windshield of a car at a police junkyard in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico September 6, 2010. Confiscated in crime-related incidents, more than 2,000 vehicles, some with blood and the marks from shootouts, are stored in the yard while investigations into the crimes are conducted, according to the local prosecutor's office. REUTERS/Stringer </p>

A bullet hole is seen in the windshield of a car at a police junkyard in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico September 6, 2010. Confiscated in crime-related incidents, more than 2,000 vehicles, some with blood and the marks from shootouts, are stored in the yard...more

A bullet hole is seen in the windshield of a car at a police junkyard in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico September 6, 2010. Confiscated in crime-related incidents, more than 2,000 vehicles, some with blood and the marks from shootouts, are stored in the yard while investigations into the crimes are conducted, according to the local prosecutor's office. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>An F16 Falcon fighter plane of the Royal Netherlands Air Force releases flares while performing during the Malta International Airshow over Malta International Airport outside Valletta September 25, 2010. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi </p>

An F16 Falcon fighter plane of the Royal Netherlands Air Force releases flares while performing during the Malta International Airshow over Malta International Airport outside Valletta September 25, 2010. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

An F16 Falcon fighter plane of the Royal Netherlands Air Force releases flares while performing during the Malta International Airshow over Malta International Airport outside Valletta September 25, 2010. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

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<p>Christie's employees pose for a photograph with a Lehman Brothers sign at Christie's in central London September 24, 2010.  Various items are on display before the auction of Lehman Brothers: Artwork and Ephemera, which will take place on September 29.    REUTERS/Andrew Winning </p>

Christie's employees pose for a photograph with a Lehman Brothers sign at Christie's in central London September 24, 2010. Various items are on display before the auction of Lehman Brothers: Artwork and Ephemera, which will take place on September...more

Christie's employees pose for a photograph with a Lehman Brothers sign at Christie's in central London September 24, 2010. Various items are on display before the auction of Lehman Brothers: Artwork and Ephemera, which will take place on September 29. REUTERS/Andrew Winning

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<p>A Bulgarian Orthodox priest waves flags during a procession in central Sofia September 24, 2010. Some 10,000 people joined a procession led by priests from the Bulgarian Orthodox Church who insisted on introducing obligatory classes in religion in school curricula.    REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov  </p>

A Bulgarian Orthodox priest waves flags during a procession in central Sofia September 24, 2010. Some 10,000 people joined a procession led by priests from the Bulgarian Orthodox Church who insisted on introducing obligatory classes in religion in...more

A Bulgarian Orthodox priest waves flags during a procession in central Sofia September 24, 2010. Some 10,000 people joined a procession led by priests from the Bulgarian Orthodox Church who insisted on introducing obligatory classes in religion in school curricula. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

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<p>Palestinian relatives of fisherman Mohammed Baker react before his funeral in Gaza September 24, 2010. The Israeli navy fired on a Palestinian boat off the northern Gaza Strip on Friday, killing Baker, the territory's Hamas administration said. An Israeli military spokeswoman confirmed that naval vessels shot at a fishing boat after it approached the limits of waters where Israel, which keeps Gaza under blockade, permits Palestinian maritime traffic. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem</p>

Palestinian relatives of fisherman Mohammed Baker react before his funeral in Gaza September 24, 2010. The Israeli navy fired on a Palestinian boat off the northern Gaza Strip on Friday, killing Baker, the territory's Hamas administration said. An...more

Palestinian relatives of fisherman Mohammed Baker react before his funeral in Gaza September 24, 2010. The Israeli navy fired on a Palestinian boat off the northern Gaza Strip on Friday, killing Baker, the territory's Hamas administration said. An Israeli military spokeswoman confirmed that naval vessels shot at a fishing boat after it approached the limits of waters where Israel, which keeps Gaza under blockade, permits Palestinian maritime traffic. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

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<p>A woman walks past graffiti promoting voting ahead of legislative elections in Caracas September 24, 2010. Venezuela's opposition is certain to make gains in parliamentary elections on Sunday but probably not enough to wrest legislative control from President Hugo Chavez in the 12th year of his socialist "revolution". The graffiti reads 'Your vote is secret'. REUTERS/Jorge Silva </p>

A woman walks past graffiti promoting voting ahead of legislative elections in Caracas September 24, 2010. Venezuela's opposition is certain to make gains in parliamentary elections on Sunday but probably not enough to wrest legislative control from...more

A woman walks past graffiti promoting voting ahead of legislative elections in Caracas September 24, 2010. Venezuela's opposition is certain to make gains in parliamentary elections on Sunday but probably not enough to wrest legislative control from President Hugo Chavez in the 12th year of his socialist "revolution". The graffiti reads 'Your vote is secret'. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

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<p>A Super Decathlon airplane flies before crashing during the Bandung Air Show in Bandung, Indonesia's West Java province, September 24, 2010. The small plane crashed and burst into flames during an air show attended by residents and schoolchildren in the capital of West Java province on Friday. The pilot of the single engine aircraft, Alexander Supeli was rushed to a hospital in critical condition, said a spokesman of Bandung's international airport. No one on the ground was injured. REUTERS/Rahadi Prabowo </p>

A Super Decathlon airplane flies before crashing during the Bandung Air Show in Bandung, Indonesia's West Java province, September 24, 2010. The small plane crashed and burst into flames during an air show attended by residents and schoolchildren in...more

A Super Decathlon airplane flies before crashing during the Bandung Air Show in Bandung, Indonesia's West Java province, September 24, 2010. The small plane crashed and burst into flames during an air show attended by residents and schoolchildren in the capital of West Java province on Friday. The pilot of the single engine aircraft, Alexander Supeli was rushed to a hospital in critical condition, said a spokesman of Bandung's international airport. No one on the ground was injured. REUTERS/Rahadi Prabowo

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<p>A pile of unused cycle rickshaws is seen at a roadside in New Delhi September 26, 2010. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal </p>

A pile of unused cycle rickshaws is seen at a roadside in New Delhi September 26, 2010. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal

A pile of unused cycle rickshaws is seen at a roadside in New Delhi September 26, 2010. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal

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<p>Models present creations as part of Dolce&amp;Gabbana's Spring/Summer 2011 women's collection during Milan Fashion Week September 26, 2010. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo </p>

Models present creations as part of Dolce&Gabbana's Spring/Summer 2011 women's collection during Milan Fashion Week September 26, 2010. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo

Models present creations as part of Dolce&Gabbana's Spring/Summer 2011 women's collection during Milan Fashion Week September 26, 2010. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo

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<p>Children sleep during midday break at a nursery in Warsaw September 24, 2010. Polish nurseries do not have enough places for young children and expert say the shortfall is discouraging women from having babies, according to government officials.    REUTERS/Kacper Pempel</p>

Children sleep during midday break at a nursery in Warsaw September 24, 2010. Polish nurseries do not have enough places for young children and expert say the shortfall is discouraging women from having babies, according to government officials. ...more

Children sleep during midday break at a nursery in Warsaw September 24, 2010. Polish nurseries do not have enough places for young children and expert say the shortfall is discouraging women from having babies, according to government officials. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

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<p>British model Naomi Campbell (C) cries as she meets Italian designers Domenico Dolce (L) and Stefano Gabbana during a party marking the 25th anniversary of her career in downtown Milan September 26, 2010. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini</p>

British model Naomi Campbell (C) cries as she meets Italian designers Domenico Dolce (L) and Stefano Gabbana during a party marking the 25th anniversary of her career in downtown Milan September 26, 2010. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

British model Naomi Campbell (C) cries as she meets Italian designers Domenico Dolce (L) and Stefano Gabbana during a party marking the 25th anniversary of her career in downtown Milan September 26, 2010. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

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<p>Khagendra Thapa, who is expected to be the world's shortest man next month when he turns 18, stands with Miss Nepal beauty pageant winners during a news conference in Kathmandu September 24, 2010. The Nepal Tourism Board has nominated Thapa and Miss Nepal beauty pageant winners as goodwill ambassadors to promote tourism in Nepal. Thapa will carry the message: "Shortest man in the world from the highest mountain in the world invites you to visit Nepal.  REUTERS/Gopal Chitrakar</p>

Khagendra Thapa, who is expected to be the world's shortest man next month when he turns 18, stands with Miss Nepal beauty pageant winners during a news conference in Kathmandu September 24, 2010. The Nepal Tourism Board has nominated Thapa and Miss...more

Khagendra Thapa, who is expected to be the world's shortest man next month when he turns 18, stands with Miss Nepal beauty pageant winners during a news conference in Kathmandu September 24, 2010. The Nepal Tourism Board has nominated Thapa and Miss Nepal beauty pageant winners as goodwill ambassadors to promote tourism in Nepal. Thapa will carry the message: "Shortest man in the world from the highest mountain in the world invites you to visit Nepal. REUTERS/Gopal Chitrakar

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<p>Iraqi navy vessels are seen during a ceremony marking the graduation of 170 navy cadets at Umm Qasr's port near Basra, 420 km (260 miles) southeast of Baghdad, September 26, 2010. REUTERS/Atef Hassan </p>

Iraqi navy vessels are seen during a ceremony marking the graduation of 170 navy cadets at Umm Qasr's port near Basra, 420 km (260 miles) southeast of Baghdad, September 26, 2010. REUTERS/Atef Hassan

Iraqi navy vessels are seen during a ceremony marking the graduation of 170 navy cadets at Umm Qasr's port near Basra, 420 km (260 miles) southeast of Baghdad, September 26, 2010. REUTERS/Atef Hassan

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<p>A general view shows a Precision Drilling machine (L), a T130 drill (C) and a Xtrata 950 (R), which are being used to dig holes to rescue the 33 miners trapped at the San Jose mine in Copiapo, about 725 km (450 miles) north of Santiago, September 23, 2010. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado </p>

A general view shows a Precision Drilling machine (L), a T130 drill (C) and a Xtrata 950 (R), which are being used to dig holes to rescue the 33 miners trapped at the San Jose mine in Copiapo, about 725 km (450 miles) north of Santiago, September 23,...more

A general view shows a Precision Drilling machine (L), a T130 drill (C) and a Xtrata 950 (R), which are being used to dig holes to rescue the 33 miners trapped at the San Jose mine in Copiapo, about 725 km (450 miles) north of Santiago, September 23, 2010. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

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<p>Force India Formula One driver Vitantonio Liuzzi of Italy climbs through a window and back into the pit lane after retiring from the Singapore F1 Grand Prix at the Marina Bay circuit September 26, 2010. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad </p>

Force India Formula One driver Vitantonio Liuzzi of Italy climbs through a window and back into the pit lane after retiring from the Singapore F1 Grand Prix at the Marina Bay circuit September 26, 2010. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad

Force India Formula One driver Vitantonio Liuzzi of Italy climbs through a window and back into the pit lane after retiring from the Singapore F1 Grand Prix at the Marina Bay circuit September 26, 2010. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad

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<p>Pashtun girls left homeless by heavy floods wait to collect water at a camp for the internally displaced Charsadda, in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, September 26, 2010. Summer floods have killed more than 1,750 people, forced at least 10 million from their homes and caused lasting damage to the economy of Pakistan. REUTERS/Adrees Latif </p>

Pashtun girls left homeless by heavy floods wait to collect water at a camp for the internally displaced Charsadda, in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, September 26, 2010. Summer floods have killed more than 1,750 people, forced at least 10...more

Pashtun girls left homeless by heavy floods wait to collect water at a camp for the internally displaced Charsadda, in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, September 26, 2010. Summer floods have killed more than 1,750 people, forced at least 10 million from their homes and caused lasting damage to the economy of Pakistan. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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<p>A labourer sleeps in front of a board promoting the Commonwealth Games outside the Thyagraj sports complex in New Delhi September 25, 2010. The Commonwealth Games Federation chief said on Saturday there was still work to be done amid concerns about security before India's showcase event starts next week, but that it would go ahead with all countries taking part. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder</p>

A labourer sleeps in front of a board promoting the Commonwealth Games outside the Thyagraj sports complex in New Delhi September 25, 2010. The Commonwealth Games Federation chief said on Saturday there was still work to be done amid concerns about...more

A labourer sleeps in front of a board promoting the Commonwealth Games outside the Thyagraj sports complex in New Delhi September 25, 2010. The Commonwealth Games Federation chief said on Saturday there was still work to be done amid concerns about security before India's showcase event starts next week, but that it would go ahead with all countries taking part. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder

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<p>A policeman tries to detain a truck driver at Piraeus port near Athens September 24, 2010. A group of protesting truck drivers tried to block colleagues from embarking and disembarking their trucks as they oppose government's decision to liberalize their sector.   REUTERS/John Kolesidis </p>

A policeman tries to detain a truck driver at Piraeus port near Athens September 24, 2010. A group of protesting truck drivers tried to block colleagues from embarking and disembarking their trucks as they oppose government's decision to liberalize...more

A policeman tries to detain a truck driver at Piraeus port near Athens September 24, 2010. A group of protesting truck drivers tried to block colleagues from embarking and disembarking their trucks as they oppose government's decision to liberalize their sector. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

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<p>Sauber Formula One driver Nick Heidfeld of Germany makes his way past fans as he arrives at the paddock before the Singapore F1 Grand Prix at the Marina Bay circuit, September 26, 2010. REUTERS/Edgar Su </p>

Sauber Formula One driver Nick Heidfeld of Germany makes his way past fans as he arrives at the paddock before the Singapore F1 Grand Prix at the Marina Bay circuit, September 26, 2010. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Sauber Formula One driver Nick Heidfeld of Germany makes his way past fans as he arrives at the paddock before the Singapore F1 Grand Prix at the Marina Bay circuit, September 26, 2010. REUTERS/Edgar Su

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<p>Spectators watch as runners compete during the 37th Berlin Marathon September 26, 2010. Some 40,000 runners are competing on Sunday in the annual race in the German capital.        REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch</p>

Spectators watch as runners compete during the 37th Berlin Marathon September 26, 2010. Some 40,000 runners are competing on Sunday in the annual race in the German capital. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Spectators watch as runners compete during the 37th Berlin Marathon September 26, 2010. Some 40,000 runners are competing on Sunday in the annual race in the German capital. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

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<p>Flood victims load a donkey onto a boat used to transport their household goods and animals through floodwaters to the village of Saeedabad in Jamshoro district some 300 km (186 miles) from Karachi, in Pakistan's Sindh province September 26, 2010. REUTERS/Athar Hussain </p>

Flood victims load a donkey onto a boat used to transport their household goods and animals through floodwaters to the village of Saeedabad in Jamshoro district some 300 km (186 miles) from Karachi, in Pakistan's Sindh province September 26, 2010....more

Flood victims load a donkey onto a boat used to transport their household goods and animals through floodwaters to the village of Saeedabad in Jamshoro district some 300 km (186 miles) from Karachi, in Pakistan's Sindh province September 26, 2010. REUTERS/Athar Hussain

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<p>A sculpture called "crippled hand" from Italian sculptor Maurizio Cattelan is placed in front of stock exchange palace in Milan September 25, 2010. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini  </p>

A sculpture called "crippled hand" from Italian sculptor Maurizio Cattelan is placed in front of stock exchange palace in Milan September 25, 2010. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

A sculpture called "crippled hand" from Italian sculptor Maurizio Cattelan is placed in front of stock exchange palace in Milan September 25, 2010. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

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<p>Ground personnel approach the Soyuz TMA-18 spacecraft after its landing near the town of Arkalyk, northern Kazakhstan September 25, 2010. A Soyuz capsule carrying Russians Alexander Skvortsov and Mikhail Korniyenko, and NASA's Tracy Caldwell  Dyson came back to Earth from the International Space Station and landed safely in Kazakhstan on Saturday, a day after an initial attempt to return was aborted after latches holding the Soyuz TMA-18 craft to the orbital station  failed to open.  REUTERS/Maxim Shipenkov/Pool </p>

Ground personnel approach the Soyuz TMA-18 spacecraft after its landing near the town of Arkalyk, northern Kazakhstan September 25, 2010. A Soyuz capsule carrying Russians Alexander Skvortsov and Mikhail Korniyenko, and NASA's Tracy Caldwell Dyson...more

Ground personnel approach the Soyuz TMA-18 spacecraft after its landing near the town of Arkalyk, northern Kazakhstan September 25, 2010. A Soyuz capsule carrying Russians Alexander Skvortsov and Mikhail Korniyenko, and NASA's Tracy Caldwell Dyson came back to Earth from the International Space Station and landed safely in Kazakhstan on Saturday, a day after an initial attempt to return was aborted after latches holding the Soyuz TMA-18 craft to the orbital station failed to open. REUTERS/Maxim Shipenkov/Pool

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<p>People walk through the doors of a cardboard car during a street party on Serrano street in Madrid September 25, 2010. Serrano street was closed off to vehicle traffic Saturday to celebrate the ending of construction work done to make the upscale shopping street more pedestrian friendly. REUTERS/Susana Vera </p>

People walk through the doors of a cardboard car during a street party on Serrano street in Madrid September 25, 2010. Serrano street was closed off to vehicle traffic Saturday to celebrate the ending of construction work done to make the upscale...more

People walk through the doors of a cardboard car during a street party on Serrano street in Madrid September 25, 2010. Serrano street was closed off to vehicle traffic Saturday to celebrate the ending of construction work done to make the upscale shopping street more pedestrian friendly. REUTERS/Susana Vera

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<p>A resident hangs clothes to dry in the sun in front of a row of newly built apartment buildings in Hefei, Anhui province September 24, 2010. China's high prices on property may hinder the process of urbanization and cut the country's competitiveness, Xinhua News Agency reported. REUTERS/Stringer </p>

A resident hangs clothes to dry in the sun in front of a row of newly built apartment buildings in Hefei, Anhui province September 24, 2010. China's high prices on property may hinder the process of urbanization and cut the country's competitiveness,...more

A resident hangs clothes to dry in the sun in front of a row of newly built apartment buildings in Hefei, Anhui province September 24, 2010. China's high prices on property may hinder the process of urbanization and cut the country's competitiveness, Xinhua News Agency reported. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>A billboard promoting a ban on guns is seen in front of Caracas' biggest slum Petare September 25, 2010. Venezuela's opposition is certain to make gains in parliamentary elections on Sunday but probably not enough to wrest legislative control from President Hugo Chavez in the 12th year of his socialist "revolution." Opposition parties are promoting a disarmament law to reduce high crime rates. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia </p>

A billboard promoting a ban on guns is seen in front of Caracas' biggest slum Petare September 25, 2010. Venezuela's opposition is certain to make gains in parliamentary elections on Sunday but probably not enough to wrest legislative control from...more

A billboard promoting a ban on guns is seen in front of Caracas' biggest slum Petare September 25, 2010. Venezuela's opposition is certain to make gains in parliamentary elections on Sunday but probably not enough to wrest legislative control from President Hugo Chavez in the 12th year of his socialist "revolution." Opposition parties are promoting a disarmament law to reduce high crime rates. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia

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<p>Chinese tourists gather to watch the soaring tide on the bank of Qiantang River in Haining, Zhejiang province September 24, 2010. Tidal waves are highest during the eighth month of the Lunar calendar, local media reported. REUTERS/Stringer </p>

Chinese tourists gather to watch the soaring tide on the bank of Qiantang River in Haining, Zhejiang province September 24, 2010. Tidal waves are highest during the eighth month of the Lunar calendar, local media reported. REUTERS/Stringer

Chinese tourists gather to watch the soaring tide on the bank of Qiantang River in Haining, Zhejiang province September 24, 2010. Tidal waves are highest during the eighth month of the Lunar calendar, local media reported. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>A Pashtun girl, her home destroyed by heavy floods, shares a laugh with her sibling at a camp for the internally displaced in Charsadda, in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, September 26, 2010. Summer floods have killed more than 1,750 people, forced at least 10 million from their homes and caused lasting damage to the economy of Pakistan. REUTERS/Adrees Latif </p>

A Pashtun girl, her home destroyed by heavy floods, shares a laugh with her sibling at a camp for the internally displaced in Charsadda, in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, September 26, 2010. Summer floods have killed more than 1,750 people,...more

A Pashtun girl, her home destroyed by heavy floods, shares a laugh with her sibling at a camp for the internally displaced in Charsadda, in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, September 26, 2010. Summer floods have killed more than 1,750 people, forced at least 10 million from their homes and caused lasting damage to the economy of Pakistan. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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<p>Ara Khachatryan of Armenia injures himself during the men's 85 kg category competition at the World Weightlifting Championships in Antalya, southern Turkey, September 24, 2010. REUTERS/Osman Orsal </p>

Ara Khachatryan of Armenia injures himself during the men's 85 kg category competition at the World Weightlifting Championships in Antalya, southern Turkey, September 24, 2010. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

Ara Khachatryan of Armenia injures himself during the men's 85 kg category competition at the World Weightlifting Championships in Antalya, southern Turkey, September 24, 2010. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

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<p>Toys depicting troops of different nations are seen on a plan for the "Peace Mission 2010" exercises at the Matybulak military range in southern Kazakhstan, about 200 km (125 miles) west of Almaty, September 24, 2010. The exercises are the largest in three years involving the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), a six-nation group led by Moscow and Beijing that some analysts say might one day become a counterweight to NATO. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov </p>

Toys depicting troops of different nations are seen on a plan for the "Peace Mission 2010" exercises at the Matybulak military range in southern Kazakhstan, about 200 km (125 miles) west of Almaty, September 24, 2010. The exercises are the largest in...more

Toys depicting troops of different nations are seen on a plan for the "Peace Mission 2010" exercises at the Matybulak military range in southern Kazakhstan, about 200 km (125 miles) west of Almaty, September 24, 2010. The exercises are the largest in three years involving the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), a six-nation group led by Moscow and Beijing that some analysts say might one day become a counterweight to NATO. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

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<p>Palestinian relatives of fisherman Mohammed Baker mourn during his funeral in Gaza September 24, 2010. The Israeli navy fired on a Palestinian boat off the northern Gaza Strip on Friday, killing Baker, the territory's Hamas administration said. An Israeli military spokeswoman confirmed that naval vessels shot at a fishing boat after it approached the limits of waters where Israel, which keeps Gaza under blockade, permits Palestinian maritime traffic. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem </p>

Palestinian relatives of fisherman Mohammed Baker mourn during his funeral in Gaza September 24, 2010. The Israeli navy fired on a Palestinian boat off the northern Gaza Strip on Friday, killing Baker, the territory's Hamas administration said. An...more

Palestinian relatives of fisherman Mohammed Baker mourn during his funeral in Gaza September 24, 2010. The Israeli navy fired on a Palestinian boat off the northern Gaza Strip on Friday, killing Baker, the territory's Hamas administration said. An Israeli military spokeswoman confirmed that naval vessels shot at a fishing boat after it approached the limits of waters where Israel, which keeps Gaza under blockade, permits Palestinian maritime traffic. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

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<p>Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas wipes his brow after addressing the 65th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. headquarters, in New York, September 25, 2010.  REUTERS/Chip East </p>

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas wipes his brow after addressing the 65th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. headquarters, in New York, September 25, 2010. REUTERS/Chip East

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas wipes his brow after addressing the 65th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. headquarters, in New York, September 25, 2010. REUTERS/Chip East

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<p>China's President Hu Jintao (R) gestures to his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev during an official welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing September 27, 2010. REUTERS/Jason Lee </p>

China's President Hu Jintao (R) gestures to his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev during an official welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing September 27, 2010. REUTERS/Jason Lee

China's President Hu Jintao (R) gestures to his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev during an official welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing September 27, 2010. REUTERS/Jason Lee

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<p>Arizona Cardinals safety Kerry Rhodes (R) breaks up the pass against the Oakland Raiders tight end Zach Miller in the fourth quarter during their NFL game in Glendale, Arizona, September 26, 2010. REUTERS/Rick Scuteri </p>

Arizona Cardinals safety Kerry Rhodes (R) breaks up the pass against the Oakland Raiders tight end Zach Miller in the fourth quarter during their NFL game in Glendale, Arizona, September 26, 2010. REUTERS/Rick Scuteri

Arizona Cardinals safety Kerry Rhodes (R) breaks up the pass against the Oakland Raiders tight end Zach Miller in the fourth quarter during their NFL game in Glendale, Arizona, September 26, 2010. REUTERS/Rick Scuteri

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<p>Ferrari Formula One driver Fernando Alonso of Spain celebrates on the podium after winning the Singapore F1 Grand Prix at the Marina Bay circuit September 26, 2010.        REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad </p>

Ferrari Formula One driver Fernando Alonso of Spain celebrates on the podium after winning the Singapore F1 Grand Prix at the Marina Bay circuit September 26, 2010. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad

Ferrari Formula One driver Fernando Alonso of Spain celebrates on the podium after winning the Singapore F1 Grand Prix at the Marina Bay circuit September 26, 2010. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad

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<p>A Palestinian woman attends to a child as Israeli police patrol inside Jerusalem's Old City September 24, 2010. Israeli forces tightened restrictions for worshippers to attend Friday prayers at the al-Aqsa mosque after violence earlier this week following the killing in Arab East Jerusalem of a Palestinian man by an Israeli security guard.    REUTERS/Amir Cohen </p>

A Palestinian woman attends to a child as Israeli police patrol inside Jerusalem's Old City September 24, 2010. Israeli forces tightened restrictions for worshippers to attend Friday prayers at the al-Aqsa mosque after violence earlier this week...more

A Palestinian woman attends to a child as Israeli police patrol inside Jerusalem's Old City September 24, 2010. Israeli forces tightened restrictions for worshippers to attend Friday prayers at the al-Aqsa mosque after violence earlier this week following the killing in Arab East Jerusalem of a Palestinian man by an Israeli security guard. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

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<p>A gang member gives up his gun during a ceremony to hand in arms in the Comuna 1 neighbourhood in Medellin September 25, 2010. About 170 gang members surrendered their weapons to police as part of a peace programme.      REUTERS/Fredy Amariles   </p>

A gang member gives up his gun during a ceremony to hand in arms in the Comuna 1 neighbourhood in Medellin September 25, 2010. About 170 gang members surrendered their weapons to police as part of a peace programme. REUTERS/Fredy Amariles more

A gang member gives up his gun during a ceremony to hand in arms in the Comuna 1 neighbourhood in Medellin September 25, 2010. About 170 gang members surrendered their weapons to police as part of a peace programme. REUTERS/Fredy Amariles

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<p>An ailing woman is carried on top of a cooking pot through flood waters after heavy monsoon rains in the northern Indian city of Vrindavan September 25, 2010. India's monsoon is likely to start receding by early October, the weather office said on Thursday, limiting the risk of crop damage from floods in the north that could be triggered if unusual heavy rains persist. REUTERS/K. K. Arora </p>

An ailing woman is carried on top of a cooking pot through flood waters after heavy monsoon rains in the northern Indian city of Vrindavan September 25, 2010. India's monsoon is likely to start receding by early October, the weather office said on...more

An ailing woman is carried on top of a cooking pot through flood waters after heavy monsoon rains in the northern Indian city of Vrindavan September 25, 2010. India's monsoon is likely to start receding by early October, the weather office said on Thursday, limiting the risk of crop damage from floods in the north that could be triggered if unusual heavy rains persist. REUTERS/K. K. Arora

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<p>A worker looks out from a porthole on a replica of the 17th-century Spanish galleon "Galeon Andalucia" in Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong September 27, 2010. The replica "Galeon Andalucia" retraced the voyage the original galleon took 300 years ago to China to participate in the Shanghai Expo and is currently on its way back to Spain. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu </p>

A worker looks out from a porthole on a replica of the 17th-century Spanish galleon "Galeon Andalucia" in Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong September 27, 2010. The replica "Galeon Andalucia" retraced the voyage the original galleon took 300 years ago to...more

A worker looks out from a porthole on a replica of the 17th-century Spanish galleon "Galeon Andalucia" in Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong September 27, 2010. The replica "Galeon Andalucia" retraced the voyage the original galleon took 300 years ago to China to participate in the Shanghai Expo and is currently on its way back to Spain. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

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<p>A resident sits on an inflatable boat at a flooded street in San Cristobal de las Casas, state of Chiapas, September 26, 2010. Tropical depression Matthew sparked floods and knocked over trees across Central America and southern Mexico on Sunday, threatening waterlogged sugar and coffee farms but sparing Mexican oil installations. The storm, the 13th named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, reached Mexico's southern state of Chiapas, flooding streets, uprooting trees and forcing evacuations -- but was expected to dissipate over the next few hours.   REUTERS/Ren&eacute; Araujo</p>

A resident sits on an inflatable boat at a flooded street in San Cristobal de las Casas, state of Chiapas, September 26, 2010. Tropical depression Matthew sparked floods and knocked over trees across Central America and southern Mexico on Sunday,...more

A resident sits on an inflatable boat at a flooded street in San Cristobal de las Casas, state of Chiapas, September 26, 2010. Tropical depression Matthew sparked floods and knocked over trees across Central America and southern Mexico on Sunday, threatening waterlogged sugar and coffee farms but sparing Mexican oil installations. The storm, the 13th named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, reached Mexico's southern state of Chiapas, flooding streets, uprooting trees and forcing evacuations -- but was expected to dissipate over the next few hours. REUTERS/René Araujo

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<p>South African surfers take to the water in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the highest number of riders on a single wave at Muizenberg in Cape Town, September 26, 2010. The surfers posted an unofficial tally of 95 riders standing on a single wave for more than five seconds but failed to beat the record of 110.   REUTERS/Mike Hutchings </p>

South African surfers take to the water in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the highest number of riders on a single wave at Muizenberg in Cape Town, September 26, 2010. The surfers posted an unofficial tally of 95 riders standing on...more

South African surfers take to the water in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the highest number of riders on a single wave at Muizenberg in Cape Town, September 26, 2010. The surfers posted an unofficial tally of 95 riders standing on a single wave for more than five seconds but failed to beat the record of 110. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

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<p>Stephen Colbert, host of Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report", testifies before the Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law Subcommittee hearing on Protecting America's Harvest on Capitol Hill in Washington September 24, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque </p>

Stephen Colbert, host of Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report", testifies before the Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law Subcommittee hearing on Protecting America's Harvest on Capitol Hill in Washington...more

Stephen Colbert, host of Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report", testifies before the Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law Subcommittee hearing on Protecting America's Harvest on Capitol Hill in Washington September 24, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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