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<p>Snow falls on the statue of Franklin D. Roosevelt at Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island in the borough of Manhattan in New York, February 3, 2014. REUTERS/Zoran Milich</p>

Snow falls on the statue of Franklin D. Roosevelt at Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island in the borough of Manhattan in New York, February 3, 2014. REUTERS/Zoran Milich

Snow falls on the statue of Franklin D. Roosevelt at Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island in the borough of Manhattan in New York, February 3, 2014. REUTERS/Zoran Milich

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<p>Anti-government protesters warm themselves by a stove at a barricade in Kiev, February 3, 2014. Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich returned to work on Monday, four days after going on sick leave, according to a statement posted on the presidential website. Yanukovich faces a serious crisis and widespread opposition protests. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich</p>

Anti-government protesters warm themselves by a stove at a barricade in Kiev, February 3, 2014. Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich returned to work on Monday, four days after going on sick leave, according to a statement posted on the presidential...more

Anti-government protesters warm themselves by a stove at a barricade in Kiev, February 3, 2014. Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich returned to work on Monday, four days after going on sick leave, according to a statement posted on the presidential website. Yanukovich faces a serious crisis and widespread opposition protests. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

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<p>An anti-government protester carrying a national flag, a guitar and a "No Vote" sign follows others moving from one protest camp to another in Bangkok, February 3, 2014. Thai anti-government protesters who have been camped out in north Bangkok packed their tents and were marching downtown as they consolidated efforts to topple Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, a day after a disrupted general election.   REUTERS/Damir Sagolj</p>

An anti-government protester carrying a national flag, a guitar and a "No Vote" sign follows others moving from one protest camp to another in Bangkok, February 3, 2014. Thai anti-government protesters who have been camped out in north Bangkok packed...more

An anti-government protester carrying a national flag, a guitar and a "No Vote" sign follows others moving from one protest camp to another in Bangkok, February 3, 2014. Thai anti-government protesters who have been camped out in north Bangkok packed their tents and were marching downtown as they consolidated efforts to topple Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, a day after a disrupted general election. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>Two anti-eviction activists share a moment after finding out that the eviction of Maria Jose Alonso Serrano, 45, had been suspended in Madrid, February 3, 2014. Alonso Serrano, who's been out of a job for almost two years after being diagnosed with breast cancer, stopped making her rent payments last July. She receives 375 euros per month from the state, but that is not enough to pay for rent and food. Alonso Serrano shares the apartment with two friends of hers and the son of one of them. They are also unemployed and have no other housing alternatives. The eviction was finally suspended with the help of members of the Mortgage Victim's Platform (PAH). REUTERS/Susana Vera</p>

Two anti-eviction activists share a moment after finding out that the eviction of Maria Jose Alonso Serrano, 45, had been suspended in Madrid, February 3, 2014. Alonso Serrano, who's been out of a job for almost two years after being diagnosed with...more

Two anti-eviction activists share a moment after finding out that the eviction of Maria Jose Alonso Serrano, 45, had been suspended in Madrid, February 3, 2014. Alonso Serrano, who's been out of a job for almost two years after being diagnosed with breast cancer, stopped making her rent payments last July. She receives 375 euros per month from the state, but that is not enough to pay for rent and food. Alonso Serrano shares the apartment with two friends of hers and the son of one of them. They are also unemployed and have no other housing alternatives. The eviction was finally suspended with the help of members of the Mortgage Victim's Platform (PAH). REUTERS/Susana Vera

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<p>A man holds his injured son to take him to a hospital after what activists said was shelling by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's al-Shaar district, February 3, 2014. REUTERS/Saad Abobrahim</p>

A man holds his injured son to take him to a hospital after what activists said was shelling by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's al-Shaar district, February 3, 2014. REUTERS/Saad Abobrahim

A man holds his injured son to take him to a hospital after what activists said was shelling by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's al-Shaar district, February 3, 2014. REUTERS/Saad Abobrahim

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<p>A French soldier searches a man after confiscating a knife from him, in the district of Miskine of the capital Bangui, Central African Republic, February 3, 2014. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola</p>

A French soldier searches a man after confiscating a knife from him, in the district of Miskine of the capital Bangui, Central African Republic, February 3, 2014. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

A French soldier searches a man after confiscating a knife from him, in the district of Miskine of the capital Bangui, Central African Republic, February 3, 2014. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

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<p>Chelsea's Gary Cahill (C) challenges Manchester City's Vincent Kompany during their English Premier League soccer match at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, northern England, February 3, 2014. REUTERS/Darren Staples</p>

Chelsea's Gary Cahill (C) challenges Manchester City's Vincent Kompany during their English Premier League soccer match at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, northern England, February 3, 2014. REUTERS/Darren Staples

Chelsea's Gary Cahill (C) challenges Manchester City's Vincent Kompany during their English Premier League soccer match at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, northern England, February 3, 2014. REUTERS/Darren Staples

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<p>Federal Reserve Board Governor Daniel Tarullo (L) applauds new Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman Janet Yellen after administering the oath of office to Yellen at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, February 3, 2014.  REUTERS/Jim Bourg</p>

Federal Reserve Board Governor Daniel Tarullo (L) applauds new Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman Janet Yellen after administering the oath of office to Yellen at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, February 3, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Federal Reserve Board Governor Daniel Tarullo (L) applauds new Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman Janet Yellen after administering the oath of office to Yellen at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, February 3, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

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<p>Snowboarders sail off jumps during snowboard slopestyle training at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Rosa Khutor, February 3, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake</p>

Snowboarders sail off jumps during snowboard slopestyle training at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Rosa Khutor, February 3, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Snowboarders sail off jumps during snowboard slopestyle training at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Rosa Khutor, February 3, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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<p>Children walk out of the premises of a high school, where a shooting incident has occurred, on the outskirts of Moscow, February 3, 2014. A Moscow high-school student shot a teacher and a police officer dead and held more than 20 other students hostage in a classroom before he was disarmed and detained, police said, just days before Russia hosts the Winter Olympics. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov</p>

Children walk out of the premises of a high school, where a shooting incident has occurred, on the outskirts of Moscow, February 3, 2014. A Moscow high-school student shot a teacher and a police officer dead and held more than 20 other students...more

Children walk out of the premises of a high school, where a shooting incident has occurred, on the outskirts of Moscow, February 3, 2014. A Moscow high-school student shot a teacher and a police officer dead and held more than 20 other students hostage in a classroom before he was disarmed and detained, police said, just days before Russia hosts the Winter Olympics. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

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<p>Believers, dressed as "devils",  chat outside a brotherhood headquarters as they take a break in Almonacid del Marquesado, in central Spain, during the "Endiablada" traditional festival, February 3, 2014. In the "Endiablada", an undated traditional festival in honor of San Blas, believers are dressed in colorful costumes, wear a miter with lead cowbells tied to their waists that ring as they wander around the village and in front of the saint's statue during its procession. REUTERS/Sergio Perez</p>

Believers, dressed as "devils", chat outside a brotherhood headquarters as they take a break in Almonacid del Marquesado, in central Spain, during the "Endiablada" traditional festival, February 3, 2014. In the "Endiablada", an undated traditional...more

Believers, dressed as "devils", chat outside a brotherhood headquarters as they take a break in Almonacid del Marquesado, in central Spain, during the "Endiablada" traditional festival, February 3, 2014. In the "Endiablada", an undated traditional festival in honor of San Blas, believers are dressed in colorful costumes, wear a miter with lead cowbells tied to their waists that ring as they wander around the village and in front of the saint's statue during its procession. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

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<p>Team USA goaltender Brianne McLaughlin stretches before their women's ice hockey team practice at the Shayba Arena ahead of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 3, 2014. The women's ice hockey competition begins on February 8.   REUTERS/Mark Blinch</p>

Team USA goaltender Brianne McLaughlin stretches before their women's ice hockey team practice at the Shayba Arena ahead of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 3, 2014. The women's ice hockey competition begins on February 8. REUTERS/Mark...more

Team USA goaltender Brianne McLaughlin stretches before their women's ice hockey team practice at the Shayba Arena ahead of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 3, 2014. The women's ice hockey competition begins on February 8. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

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<p>Girls walk past the site of an explosion in Sanaa, February 3, 2014. Three large explosions were heard in Yemen's capital Sanaa, close to the defense ministry, the central bank and the former president's home, locals told Reuters. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah</p>

Girls walk past the site of an explosion in Sanaa, February 3, 2014. Three large explosions were heard in Yemen's capital Sanaa, close to the defense ministry, the central bank and the former president's home, locals told Reuters. REUTERS/Khaled...more

Girls walk past the site of an explosion in Sanaa, February 3, 2014. Three large explosions were heard in Yemen's capital Sanaa, close to the defense ministry, the central bank and the former president's home, locals told Reuters. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

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<p>Lance Corporal James Wharton (L) is kissed by his partner Thom McCaffrey (R) at a photo-call after receiving the Freedom of the City of London at the Guildhall in London, February 3, 2014. Wharton, one of the first openly gay soldiers in the British Army, received his award in recognition of his work with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, tackling homophobic bullying in secondary schools. REUTERS/Neil Hall</p>

Lance Corporal James Wharton (L) is kissed by his partner Thom McCaffrey (R) at a photo-call after receiving the Freedom of the City of London at the Guildhall in London, February 3, 2014. Wharton, one of the first openly gay soldiers in the British...more

Lance Corporal James Wharton (L) is kissed by his partner Thom McCaffrey (R) at a photo-call after receiving the Freedom of the City of London at the Guildhall in London, February 3, 2014. Wharton, one of the first openly gay soldiers in the British Army, received his award in recognition of his work with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, tackling homophobic bullying in secondary schools. REUTERS/Neil Hall

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<p>Evening light illuminates a girl playing at the Patan Durbar Square in Lalitpur, Nepal, February 3, 2014. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar</p>

Evening light illuminates a girl playing at the Patan Durbar Square in Lalitpur, Nepal, February 3, 2014. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

Evening light illuminates a girl playing at the Patan Durbar Square in Lalitpur, Nepal, February 3, 2014. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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<p>Vehicles drive along a snowy road near the Russian southern city of Stavropol, February 3, 2014. REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko</p>

Vehicles drive along a snowy road near the Russian southern city of Stavropol, February 3, 2014. REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko

Vehicles drive along a snowy road near the Russian southern city of Stavropol, February 3, 2014. REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko

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<p>Men throw wood from a pile of logs into a supply truck at a timber warehouse in Lahore, Pakistan, February 3, 2014. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza</p>

Men throw wood from a pile of logs into a supply truck at a timber warehouse in Lahore, Pakistan, February 3, 2014. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza

Men throw wood from a pile of logs into a supply truck at a timber warehouse in Lahore, Pakistan, February 3, 2014. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza

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<p>Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider (L) and head coach Pete Carroll celebrate after the Seahawks defeated the Denver Broncos 
in the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game in East Rutherford, New Jersey, February 2, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri</p>

Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider (L) and head coach Pete Carroll celebrate after the Seahawks defeated the Denver Broncos in the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game in East Rutherford, New Jersey, February 2, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo...more

Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider (L) and head coach Pete Carroll celebrate after the Seahawks defeated the Denver Broncos in the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game in East Rutherford, New Jersey, February 2, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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<p>A doll hangs over a window of an apartment at the "Prosfygika" complex in Athens, October 1, 2013. It has been shelled, threatened with demolition and became such an eyesore that it was covered by a massive sheet during the 2004 Athens Olympics, but the historic 1930s housing complex built for Greeks fleeing Turkey is a hive of activity again. As Greece's six-year economic slump has increased the number of homeless to 20,000 in Athens alone, NGOs estimate, the "Prosfygika" complex has become a haven for squatters and drug addicts as well as immigrants from Iran and elsewhere trying to cross into northern Europe through Greece's porous borders. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis</p>

A doll hangs over a window of an apartment at the "Prosfygika" complex in Athens, October 1, 2013. It has been shelled, threatened with demolition and became such an eyesore that it was covered by a massive sheet during the 2004 Athens Olympics, but...more

A doll hangs over a window of an apartment at the "Prosfygika" complex in Athens, October 1, 2013. It has been shelled, threatened with demolition and became such an eyesore that it was covered by a massive sheet during the 2004 Athens Olympics, but the historic 1930s housing complex built for Greeks fleeing Turkey is a hive of activity again. As Greece's six-year economic slump has increased the number of homeless to 20,000 in Athens alone, NGOs estimate, the "Prosfygika" complex has become a haven for squatters and drug addicts as well as immigrants from Iran and elsewhere trying to cross into northern Europe through Greece's porous borders. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis

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<p>Russia's goaltender Anna Vinogradova catches the puck during their team's training session at the Shayba Arena in preparation for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, in Sochi, February 3, 2014. The women's ice hockey competition begins on February 8. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor</p>

Russia's goaltender Anna Vinogradova catches the puck during their team's training session at the Shayba Arena in preparation for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, in Sochi, February 3, 2014. The women's ice hockey competition begins on February 8....more

Russia's goaltender Anna Vinogradova catches the puck during their team's training session at the Shayba Arena in preparation for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, in Sochi, February 3, 2014. The women's ice hockey competition begins on February 8. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

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<p>Forensic inspectors and Lebanese army soldiers inspect the wreckage of a van at the site of an explosion in Choueifat, Lebanon, February 3, 2014. A suicide bomber killed himself and one other person when he detonated explosives in a van in southern Beirut, a Lebanese security source said. Lebanese television footage showed the chassis of a vehicle with no roof. Smoke rose in the air and debris lay on a street. Body parts, including a head, were on the road. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir</p>

Forensic inspectors and Lebanese army soldiers inspect the wreckage of a van at the site of an explosion in Choueifat, Lebanon, February 3, 2014. A suicide bomber killed himself and one other person when he detonated explosives in a van in southern...more

Forensic inspectors and Lebanese army soldiers inspect the wreckage of a van at the site of an explosion in Choueifat, Lebanon, February 3, 2014. A suicide bomber killed himself and one other person when he detonated explosives in a van in southern Beirut, a Lebanese security source said. Lebanese television footage showed the chassis of a vehicle with no roof. Smoke rose in the air and debris lay on a street. Body parts, including a head, were on the road. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

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<p>A man shovels ice next to ice-covered car in Postojna, Slovenia, February 3, 2014.  A quarter of households in Slovenia were left without electricity after a weekend of blizzards and very low temperatures wreaked havoc on power lines and roads, the national STA news agency reported.  REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic</p>

A man shovels ice next to ice-covered car in Postojna, Slovenia, February 3, 2014. A quarter of households in Slovenia were left without electricity after a weekend of blizzards and very low temperatures wreaked havoc on power lines and roads, the...more

A man shovels ice next to ice-covered car in Postojna, Slovenia, February 3, 2014. A quarter of households in Slovenia were left without electricity after a weekend of blizzards and very low temperatures wreaked havoc on power lines and roads, the national STA news agency reported. REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic

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<p>An anti-government protester is reflected in a mirror as he surveys a cordon of riot police from a barricade in Kiev, February 3, 2014. Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich returned to his desk after four days of sick leave, while the political opposition pressed for further concessions from him to end more than two months of street protests against his rule. REUTERS/Thomas Peter</p>

An anti-government protester is reflected in a mirror as he surveys a cordon of riot police from a barricade in Kiev, February 3, 2014. Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich returned to his desk after four days of sick leave, while the political...more

An anti-government protester is reflected in a mirror as he surveys a cordon of riot police from a barricade in Kiev, February 3, 2014. Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich returned to his desk after four days of sick leave, while the political opposition pressed for further concessions from him to end more than two months of street protests against his rule. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

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<p>A shaman of Malaysia's indigenous Mah Meri tribe performs prayers on the beach during "Puja Pantai", a thanksgiving ritual to appease the spirits of the seas, in the village of Pulau Carey, outside Kuala Lumpur, February 4, 2014.The Mah Meri tribe, who are descendants of seafaring people who lived off the sea through fishing and trading, celebrate their new year on February 4 this year according to the lunar calendar, by making offerings to the sea. REUTERS/Samsul Said</p>

A shaman of Malaysia's indigenous Mah Meri tribe performs prayers on the beach during "Puja Pantai", a thanksgiving ritual to appease the spirits of the seas, in the village of Pulau Carey, outside Kuala Lumpur, February 4, 2014.The Mah Meri tribe,...more

A shaman of Malaysia's indigenous Mah Meri tribe performs prayers on the beach during "Puja Pantai", a thanksgiving ritual to appease the spirits of the seas, in the village of Pulau Carey, outside Kuala Lumpur, February 4, 2014.The Mah Meri tribe, who are descendants of seafaring people who lived off the sea through fishing and trading, celebrate their new year on February 4 this year according to the lunar calendar, by making offerings to the sea. REUTERS/Samsul Said

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