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<p>A man protests against President Evo Morales' government, in El Alto December 29, 2010. Residents of El Alto blocked the main road to protest against the Bolivian government's energy policies that implemented on Sunday a hike in fuel prices in the country. REUTERS/David Mercado  </p>

A man protests against President Evo Morales' government, in El Alto December 29, 2010. Residents of El Alto blocked the main road to protest against the Bolivian government's energy policies that implemented on Sunday a hike in fuel prices in the...more

A man protests against President Evo Morales' government, in El Alto December 29, 2010. Residents of El Alto blocked the main road to protest against the Bolivian government's energy policies that implemented on Sunday a hike in fuel prices in the country. REUTERS/David Mercado

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<p>A commander watches as recruits of paramilitary police run in a circle during a training at a military base in Hami, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China December 29, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer</p>

A commander watches as recruits of paramilitary police run in a circle during a training at a military base in Hami, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China December 29, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer

A commander watches as recruits of paramilitary police run in a circle during a training at a military base in Hami, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China December 29, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>A supporter of Ivory Coast's incumbent leader Laurent Gbagbo carries her child, both with clay powder on their faces, during a rally in Abidjan December 29, 2010.The European Union will tighten sanctions against Gbagbo next month, expanding a list of his supporters to be targeted after a disputed election, diplomats said on Wednesday. REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon </p>

A supporter of Ivory Coast's incumbent leader Laurent Gbagbo carries her child, both with clay powder on their faces, during a rally in Abidjan December 29, 2010.The European Union will tighten sanctions against Gbagbo next month, expanding a list of...more

A supporter of Ivory Coast's incumbent leader Laurent Gbagbo carries her child, both with clay powder on their faces, during a rally in Abidjan December 29, 2010.The European Union will tighten sanctions against Gbagbo next month, expanding a list of his supporters to be targeted after a disputed election, diplomats said on Wednesday. REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon

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<p>Car tracks are seen on a snow-covered country lane outside the village of Manschnow, Germany near the Polish border, December 29, 2010. The picture was taken with a slow shutter from within a moving vehicle.   REUTERS/Thomas Peter </p>

Car tracks are seen on a snow-covered country lane outside the village of Manschnow, Germany near the Polish border, December 29, 2010. The picture was taken with a slow shutter from within a moving vehicle. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Car tracks are seen on a snow-covered country lane outside the village of Manschnow, Germany near the Polish border, December 29, 2010. The picture was taken with a slow shutter from within a moving vehicle. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

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<p>A general view of the town of Chinchilla affected by floods in Queensland, Australia December 29, 2010. Flooding continues in parts of Queensland, Australia, with the government declaring disaster zones in the towns of Chinchilla, Theodore and Dalby. REUTERS/Jeff Camden/Pool </p>

A general view of the town of Chinchilla affected by floods in Queensland, Australia December 29, 2010. Flooding continues in parts of Queensland, Australia, with the government declaring disaster zones in the towns of Chinchilla, Theodore and Dalby....more

A general view of the town of Chinchilla affected by floods in Queensland, Australia December 29, 2010. Flooding continues in parts of Queensland, Australia, with the government declaring disaster zones in the towns of Chinchilla, Theodore and Dalby. REUTERS/Jeff Camden/Pool

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<p>A resident takes pictures with his cell phone of bullet shells after an ambush on a police vehicle in Cuernavaca, Mexico December 29, 2010. According to local media, hitmen ambushed the car with two city police officers, killing one and injuring the other. Neighbors helped to get the two officers out of the car after the police car and a stolen vehicle were set ablaze by the hitmen.   REUTERS/Margarito Perez </p>

A resident takes pictures with his cell phone of bullet shells after an ambush on a police vehicle in Cuernavaca, Mexico December 29, 2010. According to local media, hitmen ambushed the car with two city police officers, killing one and injuring the...more

A resident takes pictures with his cell phone of bullet shells after an ambush on a police vehicle in Cuernavaca, Mexico December 29, 2010. According to local media, hitmen ambushed the car with two city police officers, killing one and injuring the other. Neighbors helped to get the two officers out of the car after the police car and a stolen vehicle were set ablaze by the hitmen. REUTERS/Margarito Perez

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<p>A pigeon flies next to a woman walking under snow-covered trees in Moscow December 29, 2010.  REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov</p>

A pigeon flies next to a woman walking under snow-covered trees in Moscow December 29, 2010. REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov

A pigeon flies next to a woman walking under snow-covered trees in Moscow December 29, 2010. REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov

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<p>Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir waves during a rally in Nyala town in South Darfur December 29, 2010. Bashir declared Darfur peace talks being held in Qatar would end on December 30, dealing an apparent final blow to negotiations which have made little progress in ending the region's conflict.  REUTERS/Stringer </p>

Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir waves during a rally in Nyala town in South Darfur December 29, 2010. Bashir declared Darfur peace talks being held in Qatar would end on December 30, dealing an apparent final blow to negotiations which have...more

Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir waves during a rally in Nyala town in South Darfur December 29, 2010. Bashir declared Darfur peace talks being held in Qatar would end on December 30, dealing an apparent final blow to negotiations which have made little progress in ending the region's conflict. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>Mexican migrants who have been deported from Arizona, gather in Altar, about 60 miles (97 km) south of the U.S.-Mexico border, before raising enough money to return to their hometowns December 28, 2010. Illegal immigration touches almost every aspect of life in the town of Altar, a transit point for people hoping to cross the Sonoran Desert into the United States. REUTERS/Alonso Castillo</p>

Mexican migrants who have been deported from Arizona, gather in Altar, about 60 miles (97 km) south of the U.S.-Mexico border, before raising enough money to return to their hometowns December 28, 2010. Illegal immigration touches almost every aspect...more

Mexican migrants who have been deported from Arizona, gather in Altar, about 60 miles (97 km) south of the U.S.-Mexico border, before raising enough money to return to their hometowns December 28, 2010. Illegal immigration touches almost every aspect of life in the town of Altar, a transit point for people hoping to cross the Sonoran Desert into the United States. REUTERS/Alonso Castillo

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<p>Boats pass under Waterloo bridge during a foggy day in London December 29, 2010. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth </p>

Boats pass under Waterloo bridge during a foggy day in London December 29, 2010. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Boats pass under Waterloo bridge during a foggy day in London December 29, 2010. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

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<p>Chelsea's Florent Malouda (top) scores past Bolton Wanderers' goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen during their English Premier League soccer match at Stamford Bridge in London December 29, 2010.    REUTERS/Eddie Keogh </p>

Chelsea's Florent Malouda (top) scores past Bolton Wanderers' goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen during their English Premier League soccer match at Stamford Bridge in London December 29, 2010. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

Chelsea's Florent Malouda (top) scores past Bolton Wanderers' goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen during their English Premier League soccer match at Stamford Bridge in London December 29, 2010. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

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<p>Returnees from north Sudan wait in line for World Food Program (WFP) staff to start distributing food in Aweil in the northern Bahr el Ghazal state in south Sudan December 29, 2010. People from Sudan's oil-producing south are widely expected to vote to split away to form Africa's newest nation in a referendum scheduled to take place on January 9, 2011 that was promised in a 2005 peace deal ending a civil war between north and south. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic </p>

Returnees from north Sudan wait in line for World Food Program (WFP) staff to start distributing food in Aweil in the northern Bahr el Ghazal state in south Sudan December 29, 2010. People from Sudan's oil-producing south are widely expected to vote...more

Returnees from north Sudan wait in line for World Food Program (WFP) staff to start distributing food in Aweil in the northern Bahr el Ghazal state in south Sudan December 29, 2010. People from Sudan's oil-producing south are widely expected to vote to split away to form Africa's newest nation in a referendum scheduled to take place on January 9, 2011 that was promised in a 2005 peace deal ending a civil war between north and south. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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<p>Jailed Russian former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky (C) arrives for a court session in Moscow December 29, 2010. Russia accused the United States and Europe on Tuesday of trying to influence the trial of jailed former tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, calling such efforts unacceptable and warning the West to mind its own business.  REUTERS/Alexander Natruskin  </p>

Jailed Russian former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky (C) arrives for a court session in Moscow December 29, 2010. Russia accused the United States and Europe on Tuesday of trying to influence the trial of jailed former tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky,...more

Jailed Russian former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky (C) arrives for a court session in Moscow December 29, 2010. Russia accused the United States and Europe on Tuesday of trying to influence the trial of jailed former tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, calling such efforts unacceptable and warning the West to mind its own business. REUTERS/Alexander Natruskin

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<p>A vendor looks out from a stall during a holiday fair illuminated with Christmas lights in Tbilisi, Georgia December 28, 2010.     REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili </p>

A vendor looks out from a stall during a holiday fair illuminated with Christmas lights in Tbilisi, Georgia December 28, 2010. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

A vendor looks out from a stall during a holiday fair illuminated with Christmas lights in Tbilisi, Georgia December 28, 2010. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

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<p>Two four-month-old crocodiles are held by zookeepers before they are weighed during an animal stocktaking at the Hagenbeck Zoo in Hamburg, Germany December 29, 2010.   REUTERS/Christian Charisius</p>

Two four-month-old crocodiles are held by zookeepers before they are weighed during an animal stocktaking at the Hagenbeck Zoo in Hamburg, Germany December 29, 2010. REUTERS/Christian Charisius

Two four-month-old crocodiles are held by zookeepers before they are weighed during an animal stocktaking at the Hagenbeck Zoo in Hamburg, Germany December 29, 2010. REUTERS/Christian Charisius

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<p>Switzerland's Simon Ammann soars through the air during a practice jump for the first event of the four-hills ski jumping tournament in Oberstdorf, Germany December 29, 2010.  REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach </p>

Switzerland's Simon Ammann soars through the air during a practice jump for the first event of the four-hills ski jumping tournament in Oberstdorf, Germany December 29, 2010. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Switzerland's Simon Ammann soars through the air during a practice jump for the first event of the four-hills ski jumping tournament in Oberstdorf, Germany December 29, 2010. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

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<p>A Turkish special forces soldier freefalls in a vertical wind tunnel in Ankara December 29, 2010. The vertical wind tunnel, measuring 4 meters wide and 8 meters high, is the first indoor skydiving facility of the Turkish army, with winds up to 260km per hour propelling the divers off the floor.    REUTERS/Umit Bektas </p>

A Turkish special forces soldier freefalls in a vertical wind tunnel in Ankara December 29, 2010. The vertical wind tunnel, measuring 4 meters wide and 8 meters high, is the first indoor skydiving facility of the Turkish army, with winds up to 260km...more

A Turkish special forces soldier freefalls in a vertical wind tunnel in Ankara December 29, 2010. The vertical wind tunnel, measuring 4 meters wide and 8 meters high, is the first indoor skydiving facility of the Turkish army, with winds up to 260km per hour propelling the divers off the floor. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

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<p>Onlookers watch as firefighters extinguish a fire on the roof of the Abbey Saint Remy in Rochefort December 29, 2010. REUTERS/Thierry Dricot   </p>

Onlookers watch as firefighters extinguish a fire on the roof of the Abbey Saint Remy in Rochefort December 29, 2010. REUTERS/Thierry Dricot

Onlookers watch as firefighters extinguish a fire on the roof of the Abbey Saint Remy in Rochefort December 29, 2010. REUTERS/Thierry Dricot

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<p>Bolivian riot police stop people from trying to enter the Mutual La Primera Bank to withdraw their savings after rumours about the devaluation of the U.S. dollar and possible freezing of bank accounts caused financial panic in La Paz December 29, 2010. The government had denied the rumours and guaranteed that savings accounts were intact, according to local media. REUTERS/Gaston Brito </p>

Bolivian riot police stop people from trying to enter the Mutual La Primera Bank to withdraw their savings after rumours about the devaluation of the U.S. dollar and possible freezing of bank accounts caused financial panic in La Paz December 29,...more

Bolivian riot police stop people from trying to enter the Mutual La Primera Bank to withdraw their savings after rumours about the devaluation of the U.S. dollar and possible freezing of bank accounts caused financial panic in La Paz December 29, 2010. The government had denied the rumours and guaranteed that savings accounts were intact, according to local media. REUTERS/Gaston Brito

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<p>A woman stands with her shopping bag on the corner of a snow covered Fifth Avenue in New York December 29, 2010.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson </p>

A woman stands with her shopping bag on the corner of a snow covered Fifth Avenue in New York December 29, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A woman stands with her shopping bag on the corner of a snow covered Fifth Avenue in New York December 29, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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<p>Supporters of Ivory Coast's incumbent leader Laurent Gbagbo hold aloft an Ivory Coast national flag during a rally in Yopougon, Abidjan December 29, 2010. The European Union will tighten sanctions against Gbagbo next month, expanding a list of his supporters to be targeted after a disputed election, diplomats said on Wednesday. REUTERS/ Thierry Gouegnon</p>

Supporters of Ivory Coast's incumbent leader Laurent Gbagbo hold aloft an Ivory Coast national flag during a rally in Yopougon, Abidjan December 29, 2010. The European Union will tighten sanctions against Gbagbo next month, expanding a list of his...more

Supporters of Ivory Coast's incumbent leader Laurent Gbagbo hold aloft an Ivory Coast national flag during a rally in Yopougon, Abidjan December 29, 2010. The European Union will tighten sanctions against Gbagbo next month, expanding a list of his supporters to be targeted after a disputed election, diplomats said on Wednesday. REUTERS/ Thierry Gouegnon

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<p>Finland's Toni Rajala races for the puck against Germany's Corey Mapes (R) during the second period of their IIHF World Junior Championships game in Buffalo , New York, December 29, 2010.  REUTERS/Mark Blinch </p>

Finland's Toni Rajala races for the puck against Germany's Corey Mapes (R) during the second period of their IIHF World Junior Championships game in Buffalo , New York, December 29, 2010. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

Finland's Toni Rajala races for the puck against Germany's Corey Mapes (R) during the second period of their IIHF World Junior Championships game in Buffalo , New York, December 29, 2010. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

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<p>An Indonesian fan cheers before the start of the second leg final match against Malaysia during the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup 2010 soccer tournament in Jakarta December 29, 2010. REUTERS/Beawiharta </p>

An Indonesian fan cheers before the start of the second leg final match against Malaysia during the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup 2010 soccer tournament in Jakarta December 29, 2010. REUTERS/Beawiharta

An Indonesian fan cheers before the start of the second leg final match against Malaysia during the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup 2010 soccer tournament in Jakarta December 29, 2010. REUTERS/Beawiharta

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<p>Tamir Cohen (C), son of the former Liverpool player Avi Cohen, mourns during a memorial service open to the public at a football stadium near Tel Aviv December 29, 2010. Avi Cohen, Israel's best-known soccer player in the late 1970s and early 80s and a league title winner with Liverpool, died on Tuesday from head injuries suffered in a traffic accident, his son Tamir said. Tamir, who plays for Bolton Wanderers in England, had flown from Britain to be at his father's side. REUTERS/Nir Elias </p>

Tamir Cohen (C), son of the former Liverpool player Avi Cohen, mourns during a memorial service open to the public at a football stadium near Tel Aviv December 29, 2010. Avi Cohen, Israel's best-known soccer player in the late 1970s and early 80s and...more

Tamir Cohen (C), son of the former Liverpool player Avi Cohen, mourns during a memorial service open to the public at a football stadium near Tel Aviv December 29, 2010. Avi Cohen, Israel's best-known soccer player in the late 1970s and early 80s and a league title winner with Liverpool, died on Tuesday from head injuries suffered in a traffic accident, his son Tamir said. Tamir, who plays for Bolton Wanderers in England, had flown from Britain to be at his father's side. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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