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<p>A man, affected by what activists say is nerve gas, breathes through an oxygen mask in the Damascus suburbs of Jesreen, Syria, August 21, 2013.  REUTERS/Ammar Dar</p>

A man, affected by what activists say is nerve gas, breathes through an oxygen mask in the Damascus suburbs of Jesreen, Syria, August 21, 2013. REUTERS/Ammar Dar

A man, affected by what activists say is nerve gas, breathes through an oxygen mask in the Damascus suburbs of Jesreen, Syria, August 21, 2013. REUTERS/Ammar Dar

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<p>Policemen remove a petitioner outside the court where the trial of disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai will be held on Thursday in Jinan, Shandong province, China, August 21, 2013.
REUTERS/Carlos Barria</p>

Policemen remove a petitioner outside the court where the trial of disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai will be held on Thursday in Jinan, Shandong province, China, August 21, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Policemen remove a petitioner outside the court where the trial of disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai will be held on Thursday in Jinan, Shandong province, China, August 21, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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<p>Alberta, a Tawny Owl, perches on a scale during a photocall to publicize the annual measuring of all the animals at the London Zoo, in central London, August 21, 2013. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett</p>

Alberta, a Tawny Owl, perches on a scale during a photocall to publicize the annual measuring of all the animals at the London Zoo, in central London, August 21, 2013. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

Alberta, a Tawny Owl, perches on a scale during a photocall to publicize the annual measuring of all the animals at the London Zoo, in central London, August 21, 2013. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

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<p>Civilians carrying their purchases run for cover from snipers loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad at the Karaj al-Hajez crossing, a passageway separating Aleppo's Bustan al-Qasr, which is under the rebels' control and Al-Masharqa neighborhood, an area controlled by the regime, August 21, 2013. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman</p>

Civilians carrying their purchases run for cover from snipers loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad at the Karaj al-Hajez crossing, a passageway separating Aleppo's Bustan al-Qasr, which is under the rebels' control and Al-Masharqa neighborhood,...more

Civilians carrying their purchases run for cover from snipers loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad at the Karaj al-Hajez crossing, a passageway separating Aleppo's Bustan al-Qasr, which is under the rebels' control and Al-Masharqa neighborhood, an area controlled by the regime, August 21, 2013. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman

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<p>Residents eat in a flooded "carinderia", a local restaurant, after monsoon rains reinforced by tropical storm Trami, in Masantol, Pampanga, north of Manila, August 21, 2013.  REUTERS/Erik De Castro</p>

Residents eat in a flooded "carinderia", a local restaurant, after monsoon rains reinforced by tropical storm Trami, in Masantol, Pampanga, north of Manila, August 21, 2013. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Residents eat in a flooded "carinderia", a local restaurant, after monsoon rains reinforced by tropical storm Trami, in Masantol, Pampanga, north of Manila, August 21, 2013. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

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<p>A Pakistani religious student reads the Koran at the Ganj Madrassa in Peshawar, August 21, 2013. Students and teachers at the Pakistani Islamic school designated as a "terrorist training center" by the United States furiously rebutted the charges on Wednesday and said they had not had a chance to defend themselves against the accusations. REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz</p>

A Pakistani religious student reads the Koran at the Ganj Madrassa in Peshawar, August 21, 2013. Students and teachers at the Pakistani Islamic school designated as a "terrorist training center" by the United States furiously rebutted the charges on...more

A Pakistani religious student reads the Koran at the Ganj Madrassa in Peshawar, August 21, 2013. Students and teachers at the Pakistani Islamic school designated as a "terrorist training center" by the United States furiously rebutted the charges on Wednesday and said they had not had a chance to defend themselves against the accusations. REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz

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<p>Medics are evacuated after an earthquake outside a private hospital in Mexico City, August 21, 2013. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido</p>

Medics are evacuated after an earthquake outside a private hospital in Mexico City, August 21, 2013. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

Medics are evacuated after an earthquake outside a private hospital in Mexico City, August 21, 2013. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

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<p>Thai officers destroy counterfeit watches with hammers at the Crime Suppression Division in Bangkok, August 21, 2013. Thai customs and police officials destroyed 90 tons of counterfeit goods worth over 1,480 million baht ($49 million) by running a steamroller over piles of DVDs, handbags, clothing and watches. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha</p>

Thai officers destroy counterfeit watches with hammers at the Crime Suppression Division in Bangkok, August 21, 2013. Thai customs and police officials destroyed 90 tons of counterfeit goods worth over 1,480 million baht ($49 million) by running a...more

Thai officers destroy counterfeit watches with hammers at the Crime Suppression Division in Bangkok, August 21, 2013. Thai customs and police officials destroyed 90 tons of counterfeit goods worth over 1,480 million baht ($49 million) by running a steamroller over piles of DVDs, handbags, clothing and watches. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

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<p>Compagnie Retouramont performs "Vertical Extraction" on the facade of the Singapore National Museum during a media preview of the Singapore Night Festival, August 21, 2013. REUTERS/Edgar Su</p>

Compagnie Retouramont performs "Vertical Extraction" on the facade of the Singapore National Museum during a media preview of the Singapore Night Festival, August 21, 2013. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Compagnie Retouramont performs "Vertical Extraction" on the facade of the Singapore National Museum during a media preview of the Singapore Night Festival, August 21, 2013. REUTERS/Edgar Su

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<p>People who lost their relatives hold each other after downpours hit Nankouqian township in Fushun, Liaoning province, China, August 20, 2013. REUTERS/China Daily</p>

People who lost their relatives hold each other after downpours hit Nankouqian township in Fushun, Liaoning province, China, August 20, 2013. REUTERS/China Daily

People who lost their relatives hold each other after downpours hit Nankouqian township in Fushun, Liaoning province, China, August 20, 2013. REUTERS/China Daily

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<p>Australia's Shane Watson is hit on the leg and was given out lbw before a decision review in his favour meant he could continue his innings during the fifth Ashes cricket test match against England at The Oval cricket ground, London, August 21, 2013. REUTERS/Philip Brown</p>

Australia's Shane Watson is hit on the leg and was given out lbw before a decision review in his favour meant he could continue his innings during the fifth Ashes cricket test match against England at The Oval cricket ground, London, August 21, 2013....more

Australia's Shane Watson is hit on the leg and was given out lbw before a decision review in his favour meant he could continue his innings during the fifth Ashes cricket test match against England at The Oval cricket ground, London, August 21, 2013. REUTERS/Philip Brown

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<p>A labourer unloads coal from a supply truck at a yard on the outskirts of the western Indian city of Ahmedabad, India, August 21, 2013. REUTERS/Amit Dave</p>

A labourer unloads coal from a supply truck at a yard on the outskirts of the western Indian city of Ahmedabad, India, August 21, 2013. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A labourer unloads coal from a supply truck at a yard on the outskirts of the western Indian city of Ahmedabad, India, August 21, 2013. REUTERS/Amit Dave

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<p>Angelica Maribel Murillo, 37, poses for a photograph at her home in the La Nueva Australia neighbourhood in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, August 21, 2013. Angelica's husband attacked her in 2008, accusing her of having an affair, and cut off her two hands with a machete while trying to kill her. He is on the run since then, while she raises their four children by making and selling tortillas. Some 225 women have been killed during the first six months of 2013, according to local media. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera</p>

Angelica Maribel Murillo, 37, poses for a photograph at her home in the La Nueva Australia neighbourhood in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, August 21, 2013. Angelica's husband attacked her in 2008, accusing her of having an affair, and cut off her two hands...more

Angelica Maribel Murillo, 37, poses for a photograph at her home in the La Nueva Australia neighbourhood in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, August 21, 2013. Angelica's husband attacked her in 2008, accusing her of having an affair, and cut off her two hands with a machete while trying to kill her. He is on the run since then, while she raises their four children by making and selling tortillas. Some 225 women have been killed during the first six months of 2013, according to local media. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

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<p>Pattanachat Monkhatha and Vitaya Saeng-Aroon (R) shop in a supermarket in Bangkok, August 16, 2013. The couple have been together for 5 years. A new civil partnership law currently in the works now aims to give lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender couples the same rights as heterosexuals. Picture taken August 16, 2013.  REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha</p>

Pattanachat Monkhatha and Vitaya Saeng-Aroon (R) shop in a supermarket in Bangkok, August 16, 2013. The couple have been together for 5 years. A new civil partnership law currently in the works now aims to give lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender...more

Pattanachat Monkhatha and Vitaya Saeng-Aroon (R) shop in a supermarket in Bangkok, August 16, 2013. The couple have been together for 5 years. A new civil partnership law currently in the works now aims to give lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender couples the same rights as heterosexuals. Picture taken August 16, 2013. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

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<p>Paulo Magalhaes (L) and Isaac Diaz of Chile's Universidad de Chile jump for the ball with Jefferson Orejuela (18) of Ecuador's Independiente J.T. during their Copa Sudamericana soccer match in Santiago, August 21, 2013. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado</p>

Paulo Magalhaes (L) and Isaac Diaz of Chile's Universidad de Chile jump for the ball with Jefferson Orejuela (18) of Ecuador's Independiente J.T. during their Copa Sudamericana soccer match in Santiago, August 21, 2013. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

Paulo Magalhaes (L) and Isaac Diaz of Chile's Universidad de Chile jump for the ball with Jefferson Orejuela (18) of Ecuador's Independiente J.T. during their Copa Sudamericana soccer match in Santiago, August 21, 2013. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

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<p>A mother and her daughter rest beneath a statue of Jesus Christ inside a church converted into an evacuation centre for residents displaced by the floods in Quezon City, Metro Manila August 21, 2013. 
REUTERS/Al Falcon</p>

A mother and her daughter rest beneath a statue of Jesus Christ inside a church converted into an evacuation centre for residents displaced by the floods in Quezon City, Metro Manila August 21, 2013. REUTERS/Al Falcon

A mother and her daughter rest beneath a statue of Jesus Christ inside a church converted into an evacuation centre for residents displaced by the floods in Quezon City, Metro Manila August 21, 2013. REUTERS/Al Falcon

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<p>A Boeing 767 plane casts a shadow above a bay near Arnhem Land, east of the city of Darwin, in Australia's Northern Territory July 15, 2013. Over half of Australia lies above the Tropic of Capricorn, but it is home to only five percent of the population. It is a frontier land with little infrastructure, populated by cattle barons, crocodile hunters and aboriginal tribes. REUTERS/David Gray</p>

A Boeing 767 plane casts a shadow above a bay near Arnhem Land, east of the city of Darwin, in Australia's Northern Territory July 15, 2013. Over half of Australia lies above the Tropic of Capricorn, but it is home to only five percent of the...more

A Boeing 767 plane casts a shadow above a bay near Arnhem Land, east of the city of Darwin, in Australia's Northern Territory July 15, 2013. Over half of Australia lies above the Tropic of Capricorn, but it is home to only five percent of the population. It is a frontier land with little infrastructure, populated by cattle barons, crocodile hunters and aboriginal tribes. REUTERS/David Gray

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<p>A Hindu priest ties a sacred thread on the hand of a devotee during the Janai Purnima, or Sacred Thread, Festival at the premises of Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu August 21, 2013. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar</p>

A Hindu priest ties a sacred thread on the hand of a devotee during the Janai Purnima, or Sacred Thread, Festival at the premises of Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu August 21, 2013. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

A Hindu priest ties a sacred thread on the hand of a devotee during the Janai Purnima, or Sacred Thread, Festival at the premises of Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu August 21, 2013. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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<p>Syrian activists inspect the bodies of people they say were killed by nerve gas in the Ghouta region, in the Duma neighbourhood of Damascus August 21, 2013.  REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh</p>

Syrian activists inspect the bodies of people they say were killed by nerve gas in the Ghouta region, in the Duma neighbourhood of Damascus August 21, 2013. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh

Syrian activists inspect the bodies of people they say were killed by nerve gas in the Ghouta region, in the Duma neighbourhood of Damascus August 21, 2013. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh

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<p>Atlanta Braves Andrelton Simmons breaks his bat on a single against the New York Mets during the tenth inning of their MLB National League baseball game at CitiField in New York, August 21, 2013. REUTERS/Adam Hunger</p>

Atlanta Braves Andrelton Simmons breaks his bat on a single against the New York Mets during the tenth inning of their MLB National League baseball game at CitiField in New York, August 21, 2013. REUTERS/Adam Hunger

Atlanta Braves Andrelton Simmons breaks his bat on a single against the New York Mets during the tenth inning of their MLB National League baseball game at CitiField in New York, August 21, 2013. REUTERS/Adam Hunger

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<p>Isaac Diaz of Chile's Universidad de Chile reacts after scoring a goal against Ecuador's Independiente J.T. during their Copa Sudamericana soccer match in Santiago August 21, 2013. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado</p>

Isaac Diaz of Chile's Universidad de Chile reacts after scoring a goal against Ecuador's Independiente J.T. during their Copa Sudamericana soccer match in Santiago August 21, 2013. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

Isaac Diaz of Chile's Universidad de Chile reacts after scoring a goal against Ecuador's Independiente J.T. during their Copa Sudamericana soccer match in Santiago August 21, 2013. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

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<p>A policeman tries to stop a journalist from photographing as vehicles enter a gate of the Jinan Intermediate People's Court, where the trial of disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai will be held in Jinan, Shandong province August 22, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Barria</p>

A policeman tries to stop a journalist from photographing as vehicles enter a gate of the Jinan Intermediate People's Court, where the trial of disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai will be held in Jinan, Shandong province August 22, 2013....more

A policeman tries to stop a journalist from photographing as vehicles enter a gate of the Jinan Intermediate People's Court, where the trial of disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai will be held in Jinan, Shandong province August 22, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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<p>Rescuers work at the scene of a bus crash at Genting Highlands, 55 km (34 miles) from Kuala Lumpur, August 21, 2013. A bus travelling from the Malaysian hilltop gambling resort of Genting Highlands to the capital Kuala Lumpur plunged 200 feet (60 metres) into a ravine on Wednesday, killing as many as 32 people, officials said. Rescue workers had taken 17 survivors to hospital, but said 32 passengers were still in the wreckage. REUTERS/Stringer</p>

Rescuers work at the scene of a bus crash at Genting Highlands, 55 km (34 miles) from Kuala Lumpur, August 21, 2013. A bus travelling from the Malaysian hilltop gambling resort of Genting Highlands to the capital Kuala Lumpur plunged 200 feet (60...more

Rescuers work at the scene of a bus crash at Genting Highlands, 55 km (34 miles) from Kuala Lumpur, August 21, 2013. A bus travelling from the Malaysian hilltop gambling resort of Genting Highlands to the capital Kuala Lumpur plunged 200 feet (60 metres) into a ravine on Wednesday, killing as many as 32 people, officials said. Rescue workers had taken 17 survivors to hospital, but said 32 passengers were still in the wreckage. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>U.S. soldier Bradley Manning is escorted into court to receive his sentence at Fort Meade in Maryland August 21, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque</p>

U.S. soldier Bradley Manning is escorted into court to receive his sentence at Fort Meade in Maryland August 21, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. soldier Bradley Manning is escorted into court to receive his sentence at Fort Meade in Maryland August 21, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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