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<p>Haitians load up blocks to be used for construction to a truck in Port-au-Prince February 3, 2010. 


REUTERS/Eliana Aponte </p>

Haitians load up blocks to be used for construction to a truck in Port-au-Prince February 3, 2010. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte

Haitians load up blocks to be used for construction to a truck in Port-au-Prince February 3, 2010. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte

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<p>Jewish worshippers hold umbrellas on a rainy day at the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site, in Jerusalem's Old City February 3, 2010. 


REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun </p>

Jewish worshippers hold umbrellas on a rainy day at the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site, in Jerusalem's Old City February 3, 2010. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Jewish worshippers hold umbrellas on a rainy day at the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site, in Jerusalem's Old City February 3, 2010. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

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<p>Farmers tend to peach blossom trees at a garden in Nhat Tan village, Hanoi February 3, 2010. 



 REUTERS/Kham </p>

Farmers tend to peach blossom trees at a garden in Nhat Tan village, Hanoi February 3, 2010. REUTERS/Kham

Farmers tend to peach blossom trees at a garden in Nhat Tan village, Hanoi February 3, 2010. REUTERS/Kham

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<p>Passengers crowd to board a train at a railway station in Taiyuan, Shanxi province February 3, 2010. 



REUTERS/Stringer </p>

Passengers crowd to board a train at a railway station in Taiyuan, Shanxi province February 3, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer

Passengers crowd to board a train at a railway station in Taiyuan, Shanxi province February 3, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>Firefighters work to extinguish a fire at the main Bakara market in Somalia's capital Mogadishu February 3, 2010. 



REUTERS/Mowlid Abdi </p>

Firefighters work to extinguish a fire at the main Bakara market in Somalia's capital Mogadishu February 3, 2010. REUTERS/Mowlid Abdi

Firefighters work to extinguish a fire at the main Bakara market in Somalia's capital Mogadishu February 3, 2010. REUTERS/Mowlid Abdi

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<p>A resident attempts to rescue female students from the rubble of a bombing which hit near a school in Timergara, the main town in Lower Dir district, located in Pakistan's restive North West Frontier Province on February 3, 2010. 


 REUTERS/Ali Shah</p>

A resident attempts to rescue female students from the rubble of a bombing which hit near a school in Timergara, the main town in Lower Dir district, located in Pakistan's restive North West Frontier Province on February 3, 2010. REUTERS/Ali...more

A resident attempts to rescue female students from the rubble of a bombing which hit near a school in Timergara, the main town in Lower Dir district, located in Pakistan's restive North West Frontier Province on February 3, 2010. REUTERS/Ali Shah

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<p>A survivor carries a bag of rice during a distribution of food in downtown Port-au-Prince February 3, 2010.


REUTERS/Kena Betancur </p>

A survivor carries a bag of rice during a distribution of food in downtown Port-au-Prince February 3, 2010. REUTERS/Kena Betancur

A survivor carries a bag of rice during a distribution of food in downtown Port-au-Prince February 3, 2010. REUTERS/Kena Betancur

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<p>U.S Army Specialist Steven Jankowski from Long Island, NY, of Charlie Company, 4th Brigade combat team, 1-508 Parachute Infantry Regiment lowers his head as a helicopter takes off at Shamulzai FOB in Zabul province, southern Afghanistan, February 3, 2010. REUTERS/Baz Ratner </p>

U.S Army Specialist Steven Jankowski from Long Island, NY, of Charlie Company, 4th Brigade combat team, 1-508 Parachute Infantry Regiment lowers his head as a helicopter takes off at Shamulzai FOB in Zabul province, southern Afghanistan, February 3,...more

U.S Army Specialist Steven Jankowski from Long Island, NY, of Charlie Company, 4th Brigade combat team, 1-508 Parachute Infantry Regiment lowers his head as a helicopter takes off at Shamulzai FOB in Zabul province, southern Afghanistan, February 3, 2010. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

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<p>Israel's President Shimon Peres (L) looks as Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (R) greets Israeli singer Rita after her performance at a lunch on Berlusconi's behalf at the president's residence in Jerusalem February 3, 2010. 


REUTERS/Miriam Alster/Pool </p>

Israel's President Shimon Peres (L) looks as Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (R) greets Israeli singer Rita after her performance at a lunch on Berlusconi's behalf at the president's residence in Jerusalem February 3, 2010. REUTERS/Miriam...more

Israel's President Shimon Peres (L) looks as Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (R) greets Israeli singer Rita after her performance at a lunch on Berlusconi's behalf at the president's residence in Jerusalem February 3, 2010. REUTERS/Miriam Alster/Pool

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<p>A crash test dummy is displayed inside a Toyota vehicle to demonstrate Toyota's Whiplash Injury Lessening Concept Seat at its showroom in Tokyo February 3, 2010. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon</p>

A crash test dummy is displayed inside a Toyota vehicle to demonstrate Toyota's Whiplash Injury Lessening Concept Seat at its showroom in Tokyo February 3, 2010. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A crash test dummy is displayed inside a Toyota vehicle to demonstrate Toyota's Whiplash Injury Lessening Concept Seat at its showroom in Tokyo February 3, 2010. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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<p>Philadelphia Flyers' Ian Laperriere (L) gets his eye gouged by a referee trying to break up his fight with Edmonton Oilers' Zack Stortini (R) during the first period of their NHL hockey game in Edmonton February 3, 2010. REUTERS/Dan Riedlhuber </p>

Philadelphia Flyers' Ian Laperriere (L) gets his eye gouged by a referee trying to break up his fight with Edmonton Oilers' Zack Stortini (R) during the first period of their NHL hockey game in Edmonton February 3, 2010. REUTERS/Dan Riedlhuber more

Philadelphia Flyers' Ian Laperriere (L) gets his eye gouged by a referee trying to break up his fight with Edmonton Oilers' Zack Stortini (R) during the first period of their NHL hockey game in Edmonton February 3, 2010. REUTERS/Dan Riedlhuber

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<p>An Israeli police explosives expert guides a robot after a controlled detonation of an explosive device on the Palmachim beach, south of Tel Aviv February 3, 2010. 



REUTERS/Amir Cohen </p>

An Israeli police explosives expert guides a robot after a controlled detonation of an explosive device on the Palmachim beach, south of Tel Aviv February 3, 2010. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

An Israeli police explosives expert guides a robot after a controlled detonation of an explosive device on the Palmachim beach, south of Tel Aviv February 3, 2010. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

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<p>Pope Benedict XVI (L) watches members of Italy's American Circus perform during his weekly general audience in the Paul VI hall, at the Vatican February 3, 2010. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano</p>

Pope Benedict XVI (L) watches members of Italy's American Circus perform during his weekly general audience in the Paul VI hall, at the Vatican February 3, 2010. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano

Pope Benedict XVI (L) watches members of Italy's American Circus perform during his weekly general audience in the Paul VI hall, at the Vatican February 3, 2010. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano

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<p>Presidential candidate and Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko (L) meets with supporters in Ternopil, in Western Ukraine February 2, 2010. 



REUTERS/Alexander Prokopenko/Pool </p>

Presidential candidate and Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko (L) meets with supporters in Ternopil, in Western Ukraine February 2, 2010. REUTERS/Alexander Prokopenko/Pool

Presidential candidate and Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko (L) meets with supporters in Ternopil, in Western Ukraine February 2, 2010. REUTERS/Alexander Prokopenko/Pool

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<p>A Kashmiri protester throws a piece of brick at Indian police (R) during a protest in Srinagar February 3, 2010. 



REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli </p>

A Kashmiri protester throws a piece of brick at Indian police (R) during a protest in Srinagar February 3, 2010. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

A Kashmiri protester throws a piece of brick at Indian police (R) during a protest in Srinagar February 3, 2010. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

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<p>Twins Chen Yu-zheng and Chen Yu-han, 2 years-old, pose in red outfits during a photoshoot in Taipei February 3, 2010. 


REUTERS/Nicky Loh </p>

Twins Chen Yu-zheng and Chen Yu-han, 2 years-old, pose in red outfits during a photoshoot in Taipei February 3, 2010. REUTERS/Nicky Loh

Twins Chen Yu-zheng and Chen Yu-han, 2 years-old, pose in red outfits during a photoshoot in Taipei February 3, 2010. REUTERS/Nicky Loh

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<p>Venezuela's Leones del Caracas' Gregorio Petit throws to double play during their game against Puerto Rico's Indios de Mayaguez at the Caribbean Series in Margarita Island February 3, 2010. REUTERS/Jorge Silva </p>

Venezuela's Leones del Caracas' Gregorio Petit throws to double play during their game against Puerto Rico's Indios de Mayaguez at the Caribbean Series in Margarita Island February 3, 2010. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Venezuela's Leones del Caracas' Gregorio Petit throws to double play during their game against Puerto Rico's Indios de Mayaguez at the Caribbean Series in Margarita Island February 3, 2010. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

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<p>A dancer of the Momix Dance Theatre Company performs a scene of "Bothanica" at the Olympic Theatre in Rome February 3, 2010. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi </p>

A dancer of the Momix Dance Theatre Company performs a scene of "Bothanica" at the Olympic Theatre in Rome February 3, 2010. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

A dancer of the Momix Dance Theatre Company performs a scene of "Bothanica" at the Olympic Theatre in Rome February 3, 2010. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

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<p>An officer inspects a soldier as the Scot's Guards prepare for the changing of the guard at Wellington Barracks in central London, February 3, 2010. 



REUTERS/Andrew Winning </p>

An officer inspects a soldier as the Scot's Guards prepare for the changing of the guard at Wellington Barracks in central London, February 3, 2010. REUTERS/Andrew Winning

An officer inspects a soldier as the Scot's Guards prepare for the changing of the guard at Wellington Barracks in central London, February 3, 2010. REUTERS/Andrew Winning

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<p>Protesters hold up their rifles during an anti-government protest organized by the separatist Southern Movement in the southern Yemeni town of al-Habileen February 3, 2010. 


REUTERS/Stringer </p>

Protesters hold up their rifles during an anti-government protest organized by the separatist Southern Movement in the southern Yemeni town of al-Habileen February 3, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer

Protesters hold up their rifles during an anti-government protest organized by the separatist Southern Movement in the southern Yemeni town of al-Habileen February 3, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>Designer Alexander van de Rostyne kisses his new and first 4-channel indoor toy helicopter from the company Silverlit during the press preview of the 61th International Toy Fair in Nuremberg February 3, 2010. 



REUTERS/Michaela Rehle </p>

Designer Alexander van de Rostyne kisses his new and first 4-channel indoor toy helicopter from the company Silverlit during the press preview of the 61th International Toy Fair in Nuremberg February 3, 2010. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

Designer Alexander van de Rostyne kisses his new and first 4-channel indoor toy helicopter from the company Silverlit during the press preview of the 61th International Toy Fair in Nuremberg February 3, 2010. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

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<p>Snow falls on the Albert Einstein Memorial Statue at the National Academy of Sciences as David Loya (L) of Virginia looks on in Washington D.C during the early morning hours of February 3, 2010. 



REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang </p>

Snow falls on the Albert Einstein Memorial Statue at the National Academy of Sciences as David Loya (L) of Virginia looks on in Washington D.C during the early morning hours of February 3, 2010. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang

Snow falls on the Albert Einstein Memorial Statue at the National Academy of Sciences as David Loya (L) of Virginia looks on in Washington D.C during the early morning hours of February 3, 2010. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang

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<p>Commuters run to catch a train at Gare Saint Lazare train station in Paris February 3, 2010 during a nationwide strike by French SNCF railway workers. 



REUTERS/Benoit Tessier </p>

Commuters run to catch a train at Gare Saint Lazare train station in Paris February 3, 2010 during a nationwide strike by French SNCF railway workers. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Commuters run to catch a train at Gare Saint Lazare train station in Paris February 3, 2010 during a nationwide strike by French SNCF railway workers. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

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<p>A vendor eats noodles at her stall while selling chickens in Xiangfan, Hubei Province February 3, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer </p>

A vendor eats noodles at her stall while selling chickens in Xiangfan, Hubei Province February 3, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer

A vendor eats noodles at her stall while selling chickens in Xiangfan, Hubei Province February 3, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer

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