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<p>A man, fleeing a military offensive in South Waziristan, carries handouts outside a distribution point for internally displaced persons (IDPs) at Dera Sports Stadium in Dera Ismail Khan, located in Pakistan's restive North West Frontier Province, October 26, 2009. About 150,000 people have fled their homes in South Waziristan but aid officials do not expect the exodus to become a humanitarian crisis, as did a similar offensive in the Swat valley this year. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro </p>

A man, fleeing a military offensive in South Waziristan, carries handouts outside a distribution point for internally displaced persons (IDPs) at Dera Sports Stadium in Dera Ismail Khan, located in Pakistan's restive North West Frontier Province,...more

A man, fleeing a military offensive in South Waziristan, carries handouts outside a distribution point for internally displaced persons (IDPs) at Dera Sports Stadium in Dera Ismail Khan, located in Pakistan's restive North West Frontier Province, October 26, 2009. About 150,000 people have fled their homes in South Waziristan but aid officials do not expect the exodus to become a humanitarian crisis, as did a similar offensive in the Swat valley this year. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

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<p>U.N. peacekeepers from Italy board a vessel during an anti-smuggling drill near Naqoura harbour, southern Lebanon, October 26, 2009. U.N. peacekeepers serving with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) and Lebanese armed forces conducted a joint exercise aimed at testing command control procedures securing the coastline both on land and at sea. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho   </p>

U.N. peacekeepers from Italy board a vessel during an anti-smuggling drill near Naqoura harbour, southern Lebanon, October 26, 2009. U.N. peacekeepers serving with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) and Lebanese armed forces...more

U.N. peacekeepers from Italy board a vessel during an anti-smuggling drill near Naqoura harbour, southern Lebanon, October 26, 2009. U.N. peacekeepers serving with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) and Lebanese armed forces conducted a joint exercise aimed at testing command control procedures securing the coastline both on land and at sea. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho

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<p>Tourists from Hong Kong stand in front of the Dome of the Rock on the compound known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as al-Haram al-Sharif (Noble Sanctuary) in Jerusalem's Old City October 26, 2009. Israeli police stormed the compound on Sunday, hurling stun grenades at Palestinians who threw rocks at them, in another outbreak of violence at the holy city's most sensitive site.  REUTERS/Darren Whiteside  </p>

Tourists from Hong Kong stand in front of the Dome of the Rock on the compound known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as al-Haram al-Sharif (Noble Sanctuary) in Jerusalem's Old City October 26, 2009. Israeli police stormed the compound on...more

Tourists from Hong Kong stand in front of the Dome of the Rock on the compound known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as al-Haram al-Sharif (Noble Sanctuary) in Jerusalem's Old City October 26, 2009. Israeli police stormed the compound on Sunday, hurling stun grenades at Palestinians who threw rocks at them, in another outbreak of violence at the holy city's most sensitive site. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

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<p>An Afghan policeman guards arrested protesters in Kabul October 26, 2009. Afghans clashed with police in a second day of protests against what participants said was the desecration of a copy of the Koran by foreign troops.  REUTERS/Ahmad Masood </p>

An Afghan policeman guards arrested protesters in Kabul October 26, 2009. Afghans clashed with police in a second day of protests against what participants said was the desecration of a copy of the Koran by foreign troops. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood more

An Afghan policeman guards arrested protesters in Kabul October 26, 2009. Afghans clashed with police in a second day of protests against what participants said was the desecration of a copy of the Koran by foreign troops. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>A labourer piles newly-made bricks onto a tricycle at a brick plant in Changzhi, Shanxi province October 26, 2009. China's economic recovery has been consolidated after performing better than expected, Vice-Premier Li Keqiang said on Monday.  REUTERS/Stringer</p>

A labourer piles newly-made bricks onto a tricycle at a brick plant in Changzhi, Shanxi province October 26, 2009. China's economic recovery has been consolidated after performing better than expected, Vice-Premier Li Keqiang said on Monday. ...more

A labourer piles newly-made bricks onto a tricycle at a brick plant in Changzhi, Shanxi province October 26, 2009. China's economic recovery has been consolidated after performing better than expected, Vice-Premier Li Keqiang said on Monday. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>A man fills tanks with water coming from a mountain in Caracas, October 26, 2009. Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez, on October 22, 2009, called for water conservation, saying low rainfall caused by the El Nino weather phenomenon meant water levels were critically low in the El Guri reservoir, one of the world's largest dams. REUTERS/Jorge Silva </p>

A man fills tanks with water coming from a mountain in Caracas, October 26, 2009. Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez, on October 22, 2009, called for water conservation, saying low rainfall caused by the El Nino weather phenomenon meant water levels...more

A man fills tanks with water coming from a mountain in Caracas, October 26, 2009. Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez, on October 22, 2009, called for water conservation, saying low rainfall caused by the El Nino weather phenomenon meant water levels were critically low in the El Guri reservoir, one of the world's largest dams. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

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<p>A Palestinian fan cheers during their team's friendly soccer match against Jordan's women's national soccer team in al-Ram in the West Bank on the outskirts of Jerusalem October 26, 2009. REUTERS/Fadi Arouri </p>

A Palestinian fan cheers during their team's friendly soccer match against Jordan's women's national soccer team in al-Ram in the West Bank on the outskirts of Jerusalem October 26, 2009. REUTERS/Fadi Arouri

A Palestinian fan cheers during their team's friendly soccer match against Jordan's women's national soccer team in al-Ram in the West Bank on the outskirts of Jerusalem October 26, 2009. REUTERS/Fadi Arouri

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<p>Young models present creations by Russian designer Natali Kvon during Moscow Fashion Week fashion show October 26, 2009.  REUTERS/Alexander Natruskin </p>

Young models present creations by Russian designer Natali Kvon during Moscow Fashion Week fashion show October 26, 2009. REUTERS/Alexander Natruskin

Young models present creations by Russian designer Natali Kvon during Moscow Fashion Week fashion show October 26, 2009. REUTERS/Alexander Natruskin

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<p>U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to servicemen and women at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, in Jacksonville, Florida October 26, 2009.    REUTERS/Jim Young </p>

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to servicemen and women at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, in Jacksonville, Florida October 26, 2009. REUTERS/Jim Young

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to servicemen and women at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, in Jacksonville, Florida October 26, 2009. REUTERS/Jim Young

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<p>A U.S. Marine of the 8th Regiment Second Battalion takes up position after they came under fire from Taliban insurgents while patrolling in the Mian Poshtay area in Helmand province, October 20, 2009.  REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih  </p>

A U.S. Marine of the 8th Regiment Second Battalion takes up position after they came under fire from Taliban insurgents while patrolling in the Mian Poshtay area in Helmand province, October 20, 2009. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

A U.S. Marine of the 8th Regiment Second Battalion takes up position after they came under fire from Taliban insurgents while patrolling in the Mian Poshtay area in Helmand province, October 20, 2009. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

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<p>Bosnian Muslim couple Suhra Malic (2nd L) and Hasan Malic look at a memorial to victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre in Potocari near Srebrenica October 26, 2009 before court proceedings for former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic. Karadzic refused to attend the start of his war crimes trial on Monday, and judges said they could appoint a lawyer to represent him if he failed to show up again. The Bosnian Serb political leader is charged with genocide over the massacre of 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys at Srebrenica in July 1995. He is also charged over the 43-month siege of the Bosnian capital Sarajevo by Serb forces. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic </p>

Bosnian Muslim couple Suhra Malic (2nd L) and Hasan Malic look at a memorial to victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre in Potocari near Srebrenica October 26, 2009 before court proceedings for former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic. Karadzic...more

Bosnian Muslim couple Suhra Malic (2nd L) and Hasan Malic look at a memorial to victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre in Potocari near Srebrenica October 26, 2009 before court proceedings for former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic. Karadzic refused to attend the start of his war crimes trial on Monday, and judges said they could appoint a lawyer to represent him if he failed to show up again. The Bosnian Serb political leader is charged with genocide over the massacre of 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys at Srebrenica in July 1995. He is also charged over the 43-month siege of the Bosnian capital Sarajevo by Serb forces. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

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<p>A resident of south Florida holds a sign protesting healthcare reforms during a visit by U.S. President Barack Obama to Miami, Florida, October 26, 2009. The U.S. healthcare system is just as wasteful as Obama says it is, and proposed reforms could be paid for by fixing some of the most obvious inefficiencies, preventing mistakes and fighting fraud, according to a Thomson Reuters report released on Monday.  REUTERS/Carlos Barria  </p>

A resident of south Florida holds a sign protesting healthcare reforms during a visit by U.S. President Barack Obama to Miami, Florida, October 26, 2009. The U.S. healthcare system is just as wasteful as Obama says it is, and proposed reforms could...more

A resident of south Florida holds a sign protesting healthcare reforms during a visit by U.S. President Barack Obama to Miami, Florida, October 26, 2009. The U.S. healthcare system is just as wasteful as Obama says it is, and proposed reforms could be paid for by fixing some of the most obvious inefficiencies, preventing mistakes and fighting fraud, according to a Thomson Reuters report released on Monday. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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<p>A boy cries as he recuperates after surgery during "Operation Smile" at a hospital in Manila's Makati financial district October 26, 2009. Operation Smile aim to provide free surgery for about a hundred children inflicted with cleft lips, cleft palates, and other facial deformities over a period of five days in Makati.  REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo </p>

A boy cries as he recuperates after surgery during "Operation Smile" at a hospital in Manila's Makati financial district October 26, 2009. Operation Smile aim to provide free surgery for about a hundred children inflicted with cleft lips, cleft...more

A boy cries as he recuperates after surgery during "Operation Smile" at a hospital in Manila's Makati financial district October 26, 2009. Operation Smile aim to provide free surgery for about a hundred children inflicted with cleft lips, cleft palates, and other facial deformities over a period of five days in Makati. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

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<p>The Ares I-X test rocket sits on launch pad 39B at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida October 26, 2009. REUTERS/Scott Audette</p>

The Ares I-X test rocket sits on launch pad 39B at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida October 26, 2009. REUTERS/Scott Audette

The Ares I-X test rocket sits on launch pad 39B at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida October 26, 2009. REUTERS/Scott Audette

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<p>President Barack Obama's personal aide Reggie Love peeks out through the curtain as he waits for Obama to deliver remarks at a Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC)/ Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) dinner in Miami, Florida, October 26, 2009.    REUTERS/Jim Young    </p>

President Barack Obama's personal aide Reggie Love peeks out through the curtain as he waits for Obama to deliver remarks at a Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC)/ Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) dinner in Miami,...more

President Barack Obama's personal aide Reggie Love peeks out through the curtain as he waits for Obama to deliver remarks at a Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC)/ Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) dinner in Miami, Florida, October 26, 2009. REUTERS/Jim Young

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<p>A man performs a somersault at the Leme beach in Rio de Janeiro October 26, 2009. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes </p>

A man performs a somersault at the Leme beach in Rio de Janeiro October 26, 2009. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A man performs a somersault at the Leme beach in Rio de Janeiro October 26, 2009. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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<p>Riot policemen take position in "La Gabelle" residential area, where clashes between police and youths occurred for the second night in Frejus, southeastern France, October 26, 2009. A 20-year-old youth died Sunday in an motorcycle accident after he crashed into a tree while avoiding a vehicle verification by police. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard </p>

Riot policemen take position in "La Gabelle" residential area, where clashes between police and youths occurred for the second night in Frejus, southeastern France, October 26, 2009. A 20-year-old youth died Sunday in an motorcycle accident after he...more

Riot policemen take position in "La Gabelle" residential area, where clashes between police and youths occurred for the second night in Frejus, southeastern France, October 26, 2009. A 20-year-old youth died Sunday in an motorcycle accident after he crashed into a tree while avoiding a vehicle verification by police. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

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<p>A policeman keeps watch as U.S. singer Madonna turns the soil to to lay the foundation of a multi-million dollar girls' school she is building in in Chinkota, outside Lilongwe in Malawi October 26, 2009. Madonna, who has adopted two children from the southern African country, arrived to attend a brick-laying ceremony in Lilongwe on Monday. The school is expected to cost about $15 million. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko</p>

A policeman keeps watch as U.S. singer Madonna turns the soil to to lay the foundation of a multi-million dollar girls' school she is building in in Chinkota, outside Lilongwe in Malawi October 26, 2009. Madonna, who has adopted two children from the...more

A policeman keeps watch as U.S. singer Madonna turns the soil to to lay the foundation of a multi-million dollar girls' school she is building in in Chinkota, outside Lilongwe in Malawi October 26, 2009. Madonna, who has adopted two children from the southern African country, arrived to attend a brick-laying ceremony in Lilongwe on Monday. The school is expected to cost about $15 million. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

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<p>Bolivian President Evo Morales arrives in Cocapata, near Cochabamba, October 26 ,2009. Morales, who celebrated his 50th birthday on Monday, is campaigning for a re-election ahead of a December vote. REUTERS/David Mercado </p>

Bolivian President Evo Morales arrives in Cocapata, near Cochabamba, October 26 ,2009. Morales, who celebrated his 50th birthday on Monday, is campaigning for a re-election ahead of a December vote. REUTERS/David Mercado

Bolivian President Evo Morales arrives in Cocapata, near Cochabamba, October 26 ,2009. Morales, who celebrated his 50th birthday on Monday, is campaigning for a re-election ahead of a December vote. REUTERS/David Mercado

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<p>Six-year-old Shea McAlpine reacts while receiving the H1N1 influenza vaccination in Ottawa October 26, 2009. Health care workers across the country began administrating H1N1 influenza vaccine shots on Monday.       REUTERS/Chris Wattie   </p>

Six-year-old Shea McAlpine reacts while receiving the H1N1 influenza vaccination in Ottawa October 26, 2009. Health care workers across the country began administrating H1N1 influenza vaccine shots on Monday. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Six-year-old Shea McAlpine reacts while receiving the H1N1 influenza vaccination in Ottawa October 26, 2009. Health care workers across the country began administrating H1N1 influenza vaccine shots on Monday. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

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<p>U.S. singer Madonna and her daughter Lourdes attend a ceremony to the lay the foundation of a multi-million dollar girls' school Madonna is building in Chinkota, outside Lilongwe in Malawi October 26, 2009. Madonna, who has adopted two children from the southern African country, arrived to attend a brick-laying ceremony in Lilongwe on Monday. The school is expected to cost about $15 million. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko </p>

U.S. singer Madonna and her daughter Lourdes attend a ceremony to the lay the foundation of a multi-million dollar girls' school Madonna is building in Chinkota, outside Lilongwe in Malawi October 26, 2009. Madonna, who has adopted two children from...more

U.S. singer Madonna and her daughter Lourdes attend a ceremony to the lay the foundation of a multi-million dollar girls' school Madonna is building in Chinkota, outside Lilongwe in Malawi October 26, 2009. Madonna, who has adopted two children from the southern African country, arrived to attend a brick-laying ceremony in Lilongwe on Monday. The school is expected to cost about $15 million. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

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<p>Afghanistan's presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah arrives to meet with supporters in Kabul October 26, 2009. Abdullah, President Hamid Karzai's rival in a November 7 run-off presidential vote demanded on Monday that Afghanistan's chief election official be sacked, laying out a ultimatum that could complicate the pre-election process.
REUTERS/Ahmad Masood </p>

Afghanistan's presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah arrives to meet with supporters in Kabul October 26, 2009. Abdullah, President Hamid Karzai's rival in a November 7 run-off presidential vote demanded on Monday that Afghanistan's chief election...more

Afghanistan's presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah arrives to meet with supporters in Kabul October 26, 2009. Abdullah, President Hamid Karzai's rival in a November 7 run-off presidential vote demanded on Monday that Afghanistan's chief election official be sacked, laying out a ultimatum that could complicate the pre-election process. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>A boy, part of 260 Sri Lankan asylum seekers who were detained by the Indonesian Navy, holds a placard during a protest on a boat calling for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees to take care of them, at Cilegon harbour in Indonesia's Banten province October 26, 2009. Another 78 Sri Lankan asylum seekers rescued by an Australian customs vessel in Indonesian waters are to be taken to a detention centre on the Indonesian island of Bintan, an official said on Monday.     REUTERS/Dadang Tri  </p>

A boy, part of 260 Sri Lankan asylum seekers who were detained by the Indonesian Navy, holds a placard during a protest on a boat calling for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees to take care of them, at Cilegon harbour in Indonesia's...more

A boy, part of 260 Sri Lankan asylum seekers who were detained by the Indonesian Navy, holds a placard during a protest on a boat calling for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees to take care of them, at Cilegon harbour in Indonesia's Banten province October 26, 2009. Another 78 Sri Lankan asylum seekers rescued by an Australian customs vessel in Indonesian waters are to be taken to a detention centre on the Indonesian island of Bintan, an official said on Monday. REUTERS/Dadang Tri

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<p>A woman stands outside Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles October 26, 2009.  REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson </p>

A woman stands outside Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles October 26, 2009. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

A woman stands outside Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles October 26, 2009. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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