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<p>Thousands of starlings flock above farmland near Eleftheroupolis in northern Greece, January 3, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis </p>

Thousands of starlings flock above farmland near Eleftheroupolis in northern Greece, January 3, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Thousands of starlings flock above farmland near Eleftheroupolis in northern Greece, January 3, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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<p>A Coptic Orthodox priest uses his iPhone before conducting a prayer for the relatives of the victims who died after Saturday's bomb attack, in a house in Alexandria January 3, 2011.  REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih </p>

A Coptic Orthodox priest uses his iPhone before conducting a prayer for the relatives of the victims who died after Saturday's bomb attack, in a house in Alexandria January 3, 2011. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

A Coptic Orthodox priest uses his iPhone before conducting a prayer for the relatives of the victims who died after Saturday's bomb attack, in a house in Alexandria January 3, 2011. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

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<p>Winter swimmers swim in a partially ice-covered swimming pool in Changzhi, Shanxi province January 3, 2011.  REUTERS/Stringer </p>

Winter swimmers swim in a partially ice-covered swimming pool in Changzhi, Shanxi province January 3, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer

Winter swimmers swim in a partially ice-covered swimming pool in Changzhi, Shanxi province January 3, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>Russia's goaltender Dmitri Shikin (top) celebrates with teammate Vladimir Tarasenko after Russia defeated Sweden in a shootout to advance to the gold medal game at the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships in Buffalo, New York, January 3, 2011.        REUTERS/Mark Blinch </p>

Russia's goaltender Dmitri Shikin (top) celebrates with teammate Vladimir Tarasenko after Russia defeated Sweden in a shootout to advance to the gold medal game at the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships in Buffalo, New York, January 3, 2011. ...more

Russia's goaltender Dmitri Shikin (top) celebrates with teammate Vladimir Tarasenko after Russia defeated Sweden in a shootout to advance to the gold medal game at the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships in Buffalo, New York, January 3, 2011. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

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<p>Spectators cheers a competitor during the second stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011 from Cordoba to Tucuman January 3, 2011.   REUTERS/Eric Gaillard  </p>

Spectators cheers a competitor during the second stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011 from Cordoba to Tucuman January 3, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Spectators cheers a competitor during the second stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011 from Cordoba to Tucuman January 3, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

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<p>German Army Bundeswehr army sergeant major Johannes Schaaf instructs young men how to line up in the proper military way at the Donnerberg barracks in Eschweiler near the western German city of Aachen January 3, 2011.   REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay   </p>

German Army Bundeswehr army sergeant major Johannes Schaaf instructs young men how to line up in the proper military way at the Donnerberg barracks in Eschweiler near the western German city of Aachen January 3, 2011. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay more

German Army Bundeswehr army sergeant major Johannes Schaaf instructs young men how to line up in the proper military way at the Donnerberg barracks in Eschweiler near the western German city of Aachen January 3, 2011. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

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<p>Chen Kecai (L) and Jin Songhao are seen in glass containers during a cold endurance competition on the Tianmen Mountain in Zhangjiajie, Hubei province January 3, 2011. Chen and Jin competed by staying in a glass container filled with ice wearing only a pair of shorts. Jin won the competition with 120 minutes in the container, which outscored Chen's 118 minutes. 
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Chen Kecai (L) and Jin Songhao are seen in glass containers during a cold endurance competition on the Tianmen Mountain in Zhangjiajie, Hubei province January 3, 2011. Chen and Jin competed by staying in a glass container filled with ice wearing only...more

Chen Kecai (L) and Jin Songhao are seen in glass containers during a cold endurance competition on the Tianmen Mountain in Zhangjiajie, Hubei province January 3, 2011. Chen and Jin competed by staying in a glass container filled with ice wearing only a pair of shorts. Jin won the competition with 120 minutes in the container, which outscored Chen's 118 minutes. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>An emergency personnel boat drives past a street sign partially covered by floodwaters 6km south of Rockhampton January 3, 2011.
 REUTERS/Daniel Munoz </p>

An emergency personnel boat drives past a street sign partially covered by floodwaters 6km south of Rockhampton January 3, 2011. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz

An emergency personnel boat drives past a street sign partially covered by floodwaters 6km south of Rockhampton January 3, 2011. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz

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<p>Malaga's newly signed soccer player, Martin Demichelis of Argentina, waves to supporters as he poses for the media during his official presentation at La Rosaleda stadium in Malaga January 3, 2011. REUTERS/Jon Nazca </p>

Malaga's newly signed soccer player, Martin Demichelis of Argentina, waves to supporters as he poses for the media during his official presentation at La Rosaleda stadium in Malaga January 3, 2011. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Malaga's newly signed soccer player, Martin Demichelis of Argentina, waves to supporters as he poses for the media during his official presentation at La Rosaleda stadium in Malaga January 3, 2011. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

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<p>Jerry Brown (L) is sworn as Governor of California, as his wife Anne Gust Brown (C) holds a Bible, and California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye administers the oath during inauguration ceremonies at the Memorial Auditorium in Sacramento, California January 3, 2011. Brown, at 72, is the oldest governor in California history.  REUTERS/Robert Durell</p>

Jerry Brown (L) is sworn as Governor of California, as his wife Anne Gust Brown (C) holds a Bible, and California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye administers the oath during inauguration ceremonies at the Memorial Auditorium in Sacramento,...more

Jerry Brown (L) is sworn as Governor of California, as his wife Anne Gust Brown (C) holds a Bible, and California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye administers the oath during inauguration ceremonies at the Memorial Auditorium in Sacramento, California January 3, 2011. Brown, at 72, is the oldest governor in California history. REUTERS/Robert Durell

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<p>A morning fog covers the downtown core of Vancouver, British Columbia and portions of the Lions Gate Bridge January 3, 2011. REUTERS/Andy Clark </p>

A morning fog covers the downtown core of Vancouver, British Columbia and portions of the Lions Gate Bridge January 3, 2011. REUTERS/Andy Clark

A morning fog covers the downtown core of Vancouver, British Columbia and portions of the Lions Gate Bridge January 3, 2011. REUTERS/Andy Clark

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<p>Australia's Mitchell Johnson hooks during the fifth Ashes cricket test against England at the Sydney Cricket Ground January 4, 2011.      REUTERS/Tim Wimborne    </p>

Australia's Mitchell Johnson hooks during the fifth Ashes cricket test against England at the Sydney Cricket Ground January 4, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

Australia's Mitchell Johnson hooks during the fifth Ashes cricket test against England at the Sydney Cricket Ground January 4, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

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<p>A fisherman looks back at his bicycle leaning against a tree as he takes a break from digging a hole in the thick ice covering the Songhua River that flows through the northern city of Harbin in Heilongjiang province January 3, 2011. REUTERS/David Gray </p>

A fisherman looks back at his bicycle leaning against a tree as he takes a break from digging a hole in the thick ice covering the Songhua River that flows through the northern city of Harbin in Heilongjiang province January 3, 2011. REUTERS/David...more

A fisherman looks back at his bicycle leaning against a tree as he takes a break from digging a hole in the thick ice covering the Songhua River that flows through the northern city of Harbin in Heilongjiang province January 3, 2011. REUTERS/David Gray

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<p>Riot police try to put out a fire during clashes with Egyptian Christians in front of al-Abasseya Cathedral in Cairo late night January 2, 2011. 
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Riot police try to put out a fire during clashes with Egyptian Christians in front of al-Abasseya Cathedral in Cairo late night January 2, 2011. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El-Ghany

Riot police try to put out a fire during clashes with Egyptian Christians in front of al-Abasseya Cathedral in Cairo late night January 2, 2011. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El-Ghany

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<p>A worker carries a broom as he walks near an Ivorian soldier standing guard on the tarmac of the Felix Houphouet Boigny international airport in Abidjan January 3, 2011. REUTERS/Luc Gnago</p>

A worker carries a broom as he walks near an Ivorian soldier standing guard on the tarmac of the Felix Houphouet Boigny international airport in Abidjan January 3, 2011. REUTERS/Luc Gnago

A worker carries a broom as he walks near an Ivorian soldier standing guard on the tarmac of the Felix Houphouet Boigny international airport in Abidjan January 3, 2011. REUTERS/Luc Gnago

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<p>Greenpeace activists with eyeball-shaped helmets line up outside the Hungarian Foreign Ministry in Budapest January 3, 2011. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh   </p>

Greenpeace activists with eyeball-shaped helmets line up outside the Hungarian Foreign Ministry in Budapest January 3, 2011. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

Greenpeace activists with eyeball-shaped helmets line up outside the Hungarian Foreign Ministry in Budapest January 3, 2011. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

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<p>Austria's Manuel Fettner soars through the air during the first jump of the third event of the Four-Hills ski jumping tournament in Innsbruck January 3, 2011.REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler </p>

Austria's Manuel Fettner soars through the air during the first jump of the third event of the Four-Hills ski jumping tournament in Innsbruck January 3, 2011.REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler

Austria's Manuel Fettner soars through the air during the first jump of the third event of the Four-Hills ski jumping tournament in Innsbruck January 3, 2011.REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler

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<p>Tourists watch as burlesque enthusiasts and staff of a holiday travel firm walk through Trafalgar Square after a media stunt outside the National Gallery in London January 3, 2011.
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Tourists watch as burlesque enthusiasts and staff of a holiday travel firm walk through Trafalgar Square after a media stunt outside the National Gallery in London January 3, 2011. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

Tourists watch as burlesque enthusiasts and staff of a holiday travel firm walk through Trafalgar Square after a media stunt outside the National Gallery in London January 3, 2011. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

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<p>President Barack Obama enjoys a shave ice in Kailua, Hawaii January 3, 2011.   REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque </p>

President Barack Obama enjoys a shave ice in Kailua, Hawaii January 3, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

President Barack Obama enjoys a shave ice in Kailua, Hawaii January 3, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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<p>People walk to Dvortsovaya Square (Palace Square) in central St. Petersburg to watch the New Year laser show to celebrate the New Year, in front of the State Hermitage Museum, January 3, 2011.  REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk  </p>

People walk to Dvortsovaya Square (Palace Square) in central St. Petersburg to watch the New Year laser show to celebrate the New Year, in front of the State Hermitage Museum, January 3, 2011. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk

People walk to Dvortsovaya Square (Palace Square) in central St. Petersburg to watch the New Year laser show to celebrate the New Year, in front of the State Hermitage Museum, January 3, 2011. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk

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<p>A snake crosses the Capricorn Highway which is under floodwaters 6km south of Rockhampton January 3, 2011. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz </p>

A snake crosses the Capricorn Highway which is under floodwaters 6km south of Rockhampton January 3, 2011. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz

A snake crosses the Capricorn Highway which is under floodwaters 6km south of Rockhampton January 3, 2011. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz

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<p>A Coptic Orthodox Christian cries for her relatives who were victims of Saturday's bomb attacks outside a Coptic Orthodox church, during a prayer ceremony at a home in Alexandria January 3, 2011. 
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A Coptic Orthodox Christian cries for her relatives who were victims of Saturday's bomb attacks outside a Coptic Orthodox church, during a prayer ceremony at a home in Alexandria January 3, 2011. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

A Coptic Orthodox Christian cries for her relatives who were victims of Saturday's bomb attacks outside a Coptic Orthodox church, during a prayer ceremony at a home in Alexandria January 3, 2011. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

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<p>Team Canada fans dance and cheer during the semi-final game between Canada and USA at the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships in Buffalo, New York, January 3, 2011.   REUTERS/Mike Cassese </p>

Team Canada fans dance and cheer during the semi-final game between Canada and USA at the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships in Buffalo, New York, January 3, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Cassese

Team Canada fans dance and cheer during the semi-final game between Canada and USA at the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships in Buffalo, New York, January 3, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Cassese

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<p>Australia's Michael Hussey is bowled by England's Paul Collingwood during the fifth Ashes cricket test at the Sydney Cricket Ground January 4, 2011.      REUTERS/Rick Stevens  </p>

Australia's Michael Hussey is bowled by England's Paul Collingwood during the fifth Ashes cricket test at the Sydney Cricket Ground January 4, 2011. REUTERS/Rick Stevens

Australia's Michael Hussey is bowled by England's Paul Collingwood during the fifth Ashes cricket test at the Sydney Cricket Ground January 4, 2011. REUTERS/Rick Stevens

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