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<p>Canadian soldiers play table football under flashlights at a military outpost near the village of Bazaar e Panjwaii, in the Panjwaii district of Kandahar province August 8, 2010.  REUTERS/Bob Strong </p>

Canadian soldiers play table football under flashlights at a military outpost near the village of Bazaar e Panjwaii, in the Panjwaii district of Kandahar province August 8, 2010. REUTERS/Bob Strong

Canadian soldiers play table football under flashlights at a military outpost near the village of Bazaar e Panjwaii, in the Panjwaii district of Kandahar province August 8, 2010. REUTERS/Bob Strong

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<p>People mourn their missing relatives in the landslide-hit Zhouqu County of Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province August 9, 2010. Mudslides engulfed a town in northwest China on Sunday, killing at least 127 people and leaving nearly 1,300 residents missing as rescue teams dug out crushed homes and tried to blast away debris clogging a river. REUTERS/Stringer </p>

People mourn their missing relatives in the landslide-hit Zhouqu County of Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province August 9, 2010. Mudslides engulfed a town in northwest China on Sunday, killing at least 127 people and leaving nearly...more

People mourn their missing relatives in the landslide-hit Zhouqu County of Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province August 9, 2010. Mudslides engulfed a town in northwest China on Sunday, killing at least 127 people and leaving nearly 1,300 residents missing as rescue teams dug out crushed homes and tried to blast away debris clogging a river. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>Cyrille Oumedjkane (R) of France is framed by a statue of singer Domenico Modugno, famous for the Italian classic "Volare" , as he dives from a 26.5-metre (86.94-feet) platform during round four of the 2010 Red Bull Cliff Diving world series in Polignano a Mare, Italy August 8, 2010.   REUTERS/Dean Treml/Red Bull/Handout </p>

Cyrille Oumedjkane (R) of France is framed by a statue of singer Domenico Modugno, famous for the Italian classic "Volare" , as he dives from a 26.5-metre (86.94-feet) platform during round four of the 2010 Red Bull Cliff Diving world series in...more

Cyrille Oumedjkane (R) of France is framed by a statue of singer Domenico Modugno, famous for the Italian classic "Volare" , as he dives from a 26.5-metre (86.94-feet) platform during round four of the 2010 Red Bull Cliff Diving world series in Polignano a Mare, Italy August 8, 2010. REUTERS/Dean Treml/Red Bull/Handout

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<p>Relatives of Interior Ministry officers from South Ossetia who were killed during the 2008 conflict mourn near a monument to mark the second anniversary of Georgia's conflict with Russia over the breakaway region of South Ossetia, in the village of Tbet outside Tskhinvali August 8, 2010. Georgian forces launched an assault on South Ossetia late on August 7, 2008, after days of clashes with separatists and years of escalating tension with Moscow, drawing a devastating Russian counter-strike that ended on August 12.  REUTERS/Kazbek Basayev  </p>

Relatives of Interior Ministry officers from South Ossetia who were killed during the 2008 conflict mourn near a monument to mark the second anniversary of Georgia's conflict with Russia over the breakaway region of South Ossetia, in the village of...more

Relatives of Interior Ministry officers from South Ossetia who were killed during the 2008 conflict mourn near a monument to mark the second anniversary of Georgia's conflict with Russia over the breakaway region of South Ossetia, in the village of Tbet outside Tskhinvali August 8, 2010. Georgian forces launched an assault on South Ossetia late on August 7, 2008, after days of clashes with separatists and years of escalating tension with Moscow, drawing a devastating Russian counter-strike that ended on August 12. REUTERS/Kazbek Basayev

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<p>A general view of a flooded street in Goerlitz August 8, 2010.  Rescue workers sought to clear flood-borne debris including damaged cars and evacuate victims after heavy rains across central Europe killed at least eleven people over the weekend. Heavy downpours on Saturday caused rivers to overflow their banks and a dam to burst, submerging Bogatynia and other towns in the southwest corner of Poland and killing at least three people, Polish officials said on Sunday.  REUTERS/Mieczyslaw Michalak / Agencja Gazeta   </p>

A general view of a flooded street in Goerlitz August 8, 2010. Rescue workers sought to clear flood-borne debris including damaged cars and evacuate victims after heavy rains across central Europe killed at least eleven people over the weekend....more

A general view of a flooded street in Goerlitz August 8, 2010. Rescue workers sought to clear flood-borne debris including damaged cars and evacuate victims after heavy rains across central Europe killed at least eleven people over the weekend. Heavy downpours on Saturday caused rivers to overflow their banks and a dam to burst, submerging Bogatynia and other towns in the southwest corner of Poland and killing at least three people, Polish officials said on Sunday. REUTERS/Mieczyslaw Michalak / Agencja Gazeta

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<p>Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev (front R) poses for a picture with a local resident and her son as he walks with Abkhazia's President Sergei Bagapsh in Sukhumi August 8, 2010.  REUTERS/Ria Novosti/Kremlin/Dmitry Astakhov  </p>

Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev (front R) poses for a picture with a local resident and her son as he walks with Abkhazia's President Sergei Bagapsh in Sukhumi August 8, 2010. REUTERS/Ria Novosti/Kremlin/Dmitry Astakhov

Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev (front R) poses for a picture with a local resident and her son as he walks with Abkhazia's President Sergei Bagapsh in Sukhumi August 8, 2010. REUTERS/Ria Novosti/Kremlin/Dmitry Astakhov

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<p>Competitors race through a puddle during the traditional horse and trotter race in Duhnen on the German North Sea coast near Cuxhaven August 8, 2010. About 30,000 spectators were on hand to watch the annual event that begins as the ebbing tide exposes the mud flats on which the races are run.   REUTERS/Morris Mac Matzen </p>

Competitors race through a puddle during the traditional horse and trotter race in Duhnen on the German North Sea coast near Cuxhaven August 8, 2010. About 30,000 spectators were on hand to watch the annual event that begins as the ebbing tide...more

Competitors race through a puddle during the traditional horse and trotter race in Duhnen on the German North Sea coast near Cuxhaven August 8, 2010. About 30,000 spectators were on hand to watch the annual event that begins as the ebbing tide exposes the mud flats on which the races are run. REUTERS/Morris Mac Matzen

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<p>An inflatable boat floats in the flooded reception area of the "Neisseblick" hotel in the town of Ostritz at the Polish border, August 8, 2010. Parts of Goerlitz and other towns along the Neisse river were flooded after heavy rainfalls and a dam breakage in the Polish town of Radomierzyce, local media reported.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter</p>

An inflatable boat floats in the flooded reception area of the "Neisseblick" hotel in the town of Ostritz at the Polish border, August 8, 2010. Parts of Goerlitz and other towns along the Neisse river were flooded after heavy rainfalls and a dam...more

An inflatable boat floats in the flooded reception area of the "Neisseblick" hotel in the town of Ostritz at the Polish border, August 8, 2010. Parts of Goerlitz and other towns along the Neisse river were flooded after heavy rainfalls and a dam breakage in the Polish town of Radomierzyce, local media reported. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

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<p>Mud covered dead bodies of flash flood victims lie inside a shop in Leh, about 443 km (275 miles) east of Srinagar August 8, 2010. Flash floods killed at least 132 people around the main town of India's Himalayan region of Ladakh, officials said on Saturday, adding soldiers had been called in for rescue operations. The region shares borders with Pakistan, where the country's worst floods in 80 years have swept through the economically vital Punjab region, killing over 1,600 people and devastating the lives of more than three million people.  REUTERS/Yawar Nazir </p>

Mud covered dead bodies of flash flood victims lie inside a shop in Leh, about 443 km (275 miles) east of Srinagar August 8, 2010. Flash floods killed at least 132 people around the main town of India's Himalayan region of Ladakh, officials said on...more

Mud covered dead bodies of flash flood victims lie inside a shop in Leh, about 443 km (275 miles) east of Srinagar August 8, 2010. Flash floods killed at least 132 people around the main town of India's Himalayan region of Ladakh, officials said on Saturday, adding soldiers had been called in for rescue operations. The region shares borders with Pakistan, where the country's worst floods in 80 years have swept through the economically vital Punjab region, killing over 1,600 people and devastating the lives of more than three million people. REUTERS/Yawar Nazir

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<p>A man wades through flood waters towards a naval boat while evacuating his children in Sukkur, located in Pakistan's Sindh province August 8, 2010. Pakistani navy boats sped across miles of flood waters on Sunday as the military took a lead role in rescuing survivors from a devastating disaster that has killed 1,600 people and left two million homeless.   REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro </p>

A man wades through flood waters towards a naval boat while evacuating his children in Sukkur, located in Pakistan's Sindh province August 8, 2010. Pakistani navy boats sped across miles of flood waters on Sunday as the military took a lead role in...more

A man wades through flood waters towards a naval boat while evacuating his children in Sukkur, located in Pakistan's Sindh province August 8, 2010. Pakistani navy boats sped across miles of flood waters on Sunday as the military took a lead role in rescuing survivors from a devastating disaster that has killed 1,600 people and left two million homeless. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

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<p>Flash flood victims retrieve their belongings from their partially damaged house in Leh, about 443 km (275 miles) east of Srinagar August 8, 2010. Flash floods killed at least 132 people around the main town of India's Himalayan region of Ladakh, officials said on Saturday, adding soldiers had been called in for rescue operations. The region shares borders with Pakistan, where the country's worst floods in 80 years have swept through the economically vital Punjab region, killing over 1,600 people and devastating the lives of more than three million people.  REUTERS/Yawar Nazir </p>

Flash flood victims retrieve their belongings from their partially damaged house in Leh, about 443 km (275 miles) east of Srinagar August 8, 2010. Flash floods killed at least 132 people around the main town of India's Himalayan region of Ladakh,...more

Flash flood victims retrieve their belongings from their partially damaged house in Leh, about 443 km (275 miles) east of Srinagar August 8, 2010. Flash floods killed at least 132 people around the main town of India's Himalayan region of Ladakh, officials said on Saturday, adding soldiers had been called in for rescue operations. The region shares borders with Pakistan, where the country's worst floods in 80 years have swept through the economically vital Punjab region, killing over 1,600 people and devastating the lives of more than three million people. REUTERS/Yawar Nazir

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<p>Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro gestures during the National Assembly in Havana August 7, 2010. Castro attended a session of the island's parliament for the first time in four years on Saturday, crowning a spate of recent public appearances after a long period of seclusion. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan  </p>

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro gestures during the National Assembly in Havana August 7, 2010. Castro attended a session of the island's parliament for the first time in four years on Saturday, crowning a spate of recent public appearances after a...more

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro gestures during the National Assembly in Havana August 7, 2010. Castro attended a session of the island's parliament for the first time in four years on Saturday, crowning a spate of recent public appearances after a long period of seclusion. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan

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<p>A flash flood victim breastfeeds her baby outside her destroyed house in Leh, about 443 km (275 miles) east of Srinagar August 8, 2010. Flash floods killed at least 132 people around the main town of India's Himalayan region of Ladakh, officials said on Saturday, adding soldiers had been called in for rescue operations. The region shares borders with Pakistan, where the country's worst floods in 80 years have swept through the economically vital Punjab region, killing over 1,600 people and devastating the lives of more than three million people.  REUTERS/Yawar Nazir </p>

A flash flood victim breastfeeds her baby outside her destroyed house in Leh, about 443 km (275 miles) east of Srinagar August 8, 2010. Flash floods killed at least 132 people around the main town of India's Himalayan region of Ladakh, officials said...more

A flash flood victim breastfeeds her baby outside her destroyed house in Leh, about 443 km (275 miles) east of Srinagar August 8, 2010. Flash floods killed at least 132 people around the main town of India's Himalayan region of Ladakh, officials said on Saturday, adding soldiers had been called in for rescue operations. The region shares borders with Pakistan, where the country's worst floods in 80 years have swept through the economically vital Punjab region, killing over 1,600 people and devastating the lives of more than three million people. REUTERS/Yawar Nazir

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<p>A Palestinian boy rides his bicycle past Israeli soldiers during a protest, by both Palestinian and foreign activists against the continued closure of Shuhada street to Palestinians, in the West Bank city of Hebron August 7, 2010. REUTERS/Ammar Awad </p>

A Palestinian boy rides his bicycle past Israeli soldiers during a protest, by both Palestinian and foreign activists against the continued closure of Shuhada street to Palestinians, in the West Bank city of Hebron August 7, 2010. REUTERS/Ammar Awad...more

A Palestinian boy rides his bicycle past Israeli soldiers during a protest, by both Palestinian and foreign activists against the continued closure of Shuhada street to Palestinians, in the West Bank city of Hebron August 7, 2010. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

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<p>A man jumps into a river to catch ducks during a duck-catching competition held by the Chengdu Water Sports School in Chengdu, Sichuan province August 7, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer</p>

A man jumps into a river to catch ducks during a duck-catching competition held by the Chengdu Water Sports School in Chengdu, Sichuan province August 7, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer

A man jumps into a river to catch ducks during a duck-catching competition held by the Chengdu Water Sports School in Chengdu, Sichuan province August 7, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>Tribal men from Darfur wave to Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir during a rally to support Darfur peace talks in Khartoum August 7, 2010. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah </p>

Tribal men from Darfur wave to Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir during a rally to support Darfur peace talks in Khartoum August 7, 2010. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah

Tribal men from Darfur wave to Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir during a rally to support Darfur peace talks in Khartoum August 7, 2010. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah

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<p>Flamingos chicks are seen before being ringed at the Fuente de Piedra natural reserve, near Malaga, in southern Spain August 7, 2010. Around 600 flamingos are ringed and measured before being placed in the lagoon, one of the largest colonies of flamingos in Europe, according to authorities of the natural reserve. REUTERS/Jon Nazca </p>

Flamingos chicks are seen before being ringed at the Fuente de Piedra natural reserve, near Malaga, in southern Spain August 7, 2010. Around 600 flamingos are ringed and measured before being placed in the lagoon, one of the largest colonies of...more

Flamingos chicks are seen before being ringed at the Fuente de Piedra natural reserve, near Malaga, in southern Spain August 7, 2010. Around 600 flamingos are ringed and measured before being placed in the lagoon, one of the largest colonies of flamingos in Europe, according to authorities of the natural reserve. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

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<p>A local resident speaks with rescue workers at a flooded street in the town of Chrastava August 7, 2010. Flash floods triggered by days of heavy rain have killed at least three people, forced mass evacuations and cut off power to thousands in central Europe and weather forecasts offered no hope of respite in coming days.  REUTERS/David W Cerny </p>

A local resident speaks with rescue workers at a flooded street in the town of Chrastava August 7, 2010. Flash floods triggered by days of heavy rain have killed at least three people, forced mass evacuations and cut off power to thousands in central...more

A local resident speaks with rescue workers at a flooded street in the town of Chrastava August 7, 2010. Flash floods triggered by days of heavy rain have killed at least three people, forced mass evacuations and cut off power to thousands in central Europe and weather forecasts offered no hope of respite in coming days. REUTERS/David W Cerny

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<p>Students attend a prayer ceremony in tribute to victims of Friday's flash floods at a school in Jammu August 7, 2010. Heavy rainfall was hampering rescue and relief efforts in Ladakh on Saturday, the army said, after flash floods killed at least 113 people. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta</p>

Students attend a prayer ceremony in tribute to victims of Friday's flash floods at a school in Jammu August 7, 2010. Heavy rainfall was hampering rescue and relief efforts in Ladakh on Saturday, the army said, after flash floods killed at least 113...more

Students attend a prayer ceremony in tribute to victims of Friday's flash floods at a school in Jammu August 7, 2010. Heavy rainfall was hampering rescue and relief efforts in Ladakh on Saturday, the army said, after flash floods killed at least 113 people. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

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<p>A man shouts in pain as he steps onto a sharp object while searching for salvageable items in water after a fire in a slum in Malabon City in Metro Manila August 7, 2010. Some 300 houses were damaged in Friday's fire, which was finally extinguished on Saturday, leaving 600 families homeless. While authorities are still investigating the cause, firefighters had a hard time going to the area due to roadworks and flooding, Malabon Fire Station Chief Investigator Alvin Torres said.  REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo </p>

A man shouts in pain as he steps onto a sharp object while searching for salvageable items in water after a fire in a slum in Malabon City in Metro Manila August 7, 2010. Some 300 houses were damaged in Friday's fire, which was finally extinguished...more

A man shouts in pain as he steps onto a sharp object while searching for salvageable items in water after a fire in a slum in Malabon City in Metro Manila August 7, 2010. Some 300 houses were damaged in Friday's fire, which was finally extinguished on Saturday, leaving 600 families homeless. While authorities are still investigating the cause, firefighters had a hard time going to the area due to roadworks and flooding, Malabon Fire Station Chief Investigator Alvin Torres said. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

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<p>Relatives pray in front of a religious image outside a copper and gold mine where miners are trapped in Copiapo, 725 km (450 miles) north of Santiago August 7, 2010. A bid to save 34 miners trapped deep inside a small mine in northern Chile hit a major setback on Saturday, when a fresh cave-in blocked rescuers and relatives started to lose hope after an anxious two-day wait. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado </p>

Relatives pray in front of a religious image outside a copper and gold mine where miners are trapped in Copiapo, 725 km (450 miles) north of Santiago August 7, 2010. A bid to save 34 miners trapped deep inside a small mine in northern Chile hit a...more

Relatives pray in front of a religious image outside a copper and gold mine where miners are trapped in Copiapo, 725 km (450 miles) north of Santiago August 7, 2010. A bid to save 34 miners trapped deep inside a small mine in northern Chile hit a major setback on Saturday, when a fresh cave-in blocked rescuers and relatives started to lose hope after an anxious two-day wait. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

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<p>Russia's Vladimir Ladyzhenskiy is evacuated from the sauna during the finals of the Sauna World Championships in Heinola August 7, 2010.     REUTERS/Sari Gustafsson/Lehtikuva </p>

Russia's Vladimir Ladyzhenskiy is evacuated from the sauna during the finals of the Sauna World Championships in Heinola August 7, 2010. REUTERS/Sari Gustafsson/Lehtikuva

Russia's Vladimir Ladyzhenskiy is evacuated from the sauna during the finals of the Sauna World Championships in Heinola August 7, 2010. REUTERS/Sari Gustafsson/Lehtikuva

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<p>Jason Tapia, 4, holds onto a float as his parents Brian and Yajiara Tapia swim in one of three converted dumpster pools on Park Avenue in New York August 7, 2010. New York's Park Avenue is converting unused rubbish dumpsters into swimming pools as part of the city's Summer Streets initiative.    REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton  </p>

Jason Tapia, 4, holds onto a float as his parents Brian and Yajiara Tapia swim in one of three converted dumpster pools on Park Avenue in New York August 7, 2010. New York's Park Avenue is converting unused rubbish dumpsters into swimming pools as...more

Jason Tapia, 4, holds onto a float as his parents Brian and Yajiara Tapia swim in one of three converted dumpster pools on Park Avenue in New York August 7, 2010. New York's Park Avenue is converting unused rubbish dumpsters into swimming pools as part of the city's Summer Streets initiative. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

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<p>Marooned flood victims looking to escape grab the side bars of a hovering Army helicopter which arrived to distribute food supplies in the Muzaffargarh district of Pakistan's Punjab province August 7, 2010. Pakistanis desperate to get out of flooded villages threw themselves at helicopters on Saturday as more heavy rain was expected to intensify both suffering and anger with the government. The disaster killed more than 1,600 people and disrupted the lives of 12 million.  REUTERS/Adrees Latif  </p>

Marooned flood victims looking to escape grab the side bars of a hovering Army helicopter which arrived to distribute food supplies in the Muzaffargarh district of Pakistan's Punjab province August 7, 2010. Pakistanis desperate to get out of flooded...more

Marooned flood victims looking to escape grab the side bars of a hovering Army helicopter which arrived to distribute food supplies in the Muzaffargarh district of Pakistan's Punjab province August 7, 2010. Pakistanis desperate to get out of flooded villages threw themselves at helicopters on Saturday as more heavy rain was expected to intensify both suffering and anger with the government. The disaster killed more than 1,600 people and disrupted the lives of 12 million. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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