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<p>A homeless woman seeks shelter from the rain in a telephone booth along a street in central Moscow, October 27, 2009. 



REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov </p>

A homeless woman seeks shelter from the rain in a telephone booth along a street in central Moscow, October 27, 2009. REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov

A homeless woman seeks shelter from the rain in a telephone booth along a street in central Moscow, October 27, 2009. REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov

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<p>Workers unload coal at a storage site along a railway station in Hefei, Anhui province, October 27, 2009. 



REUTERS/Jianan Yu </p>

Workers unload coal at a storage site along a railway station in Hefei, Anhui province, October 27, 2009. REUTERS/Jianan Yu

Workers unload coal at a storage site along a railway station in Hefei, Anhui province, October 27, 2009. REUTERS/Jianan Yu

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<p>Horses pull the carriage of Britain's Queen Elizabeth and India's President Pratibha Patil as it approaches Windsor Castle in Windsor, southern England, October 27, 2009. 



REUTERS/Lefteris Pitarakis/Pool </p>

Horses pull the carriage of Britain's Queen Elizabeth and India's President Pratibha Patil as it approaches Windsor Castle in Windsor, southern England, October 27, 2009. REUTERS/Lefteris Pitarakis/Pool

Horses pull the carriage of Britain's Queen Elizabeth and India's President Pratibha Patil as it approaches Windsor Castle in Windsor, southern England, October 27, 2009. REUTERS/Lefteris Pitarakis/Pool

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<p>Madonna waves as she leaves the Home of Hope centre in Mchinji, west of Lilongwe, Malawi, October 27, 2009. 



REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko </p>

Madonna waves as she leaves the Home of Hope centre in Mchinji, west of Lilongwe, Malawi, October 27, 2009. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Madonna waves as she leaves the Home of Hope centre in Mchinji, west of Lilongwe, Malawi, October 27, 2009. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

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<p>A policeman beats a man, who was fleeing a military offensive in South Waziristan, for jumping a queue while waiting with hundreds of others at a food distribution point for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Dera Ismail Khan, in Pakistan's restive North West Frontier Province, October 27, 2009. 


REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood </p>

A policeman beats a man, who was fleeing a military offensive in South Waziristan, for jumping a queue while waiting with hundreds of others at a food distribution point for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Dera Ismail Khan, in Pakistan's...more

A policeman beats a man, who was fleeing a military offensive in South Waziristan, for jumping a queue while waiting with hundreds of others at a food distribution point for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Dera Ismail Khan, in Pakistan's restive North West Frontier Province, October 27, 2009. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood

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<p>Dallas Mavericks dancers perform Michael Jackson's, "Thriller" during a time out during play against the Washington Wizards in Dallas, October 27, 2009. 



REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi </p>

Dallas Mavericks dancers perform Michael Jackson's, "Thriller" during a time out during play against the Washington Wizards in Dallas, October 27, 2009. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

Dallas Mavericks dancers perform Michael Jackson's, "Thriller" during a time out during play against the Washington Wizards in Dallas, October 27, 2009. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

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<p>A girl rests outside her tent in Nakuru's Gicheha farm, west of the capital Nairobi, October 27, 2009. 



REUTERS/Noor Khamis </p>

A girl rests outside her tent in Nakuru's Gicheha farm, west of the capital Nairobi, October 27, 2009. REUTERS/Noor Khamis

A girl rests outside her tent in Nakuru's Gicheha farm, west of the capital Nairobi, October 27, 2009. REUTERS/Noor Khamis

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<p>Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko greets his supporters after submitting his documents for registration as a presidential candidate in Kiev, October 27, 2009. 



REUTERS/Stringer </p>

Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko greets his supporters after submitting his documents for registration as a presidential candidate in Kiev, October 27, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer

Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko greets his supporters after submitting his documents for registration as a presidential candidate in Kiev, October 27, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>North Korean researcher Song Il Hyok wears a pin of North Korean state founder Kim Il-Sung on his suit as he attends the Institute for Global Conflict and Cooperation Director's Susan Shirk news conference at the University of California, San Diego following two days of meetings at the Northeast Asia Cooperative Dialogue (NEACD) in LaJolla, California, October 27, 2009. 




REUTERS/Mike Blake </p>

North Korean researcher Song Il Hyok wears a pin of North Korean state founder Kim Il-Sung on his suit as he attends the Institute for Global Conflict and Cooperation Director's Susan Shirk news conference at the University of California, San Diego...more

North Korean researcher Song Il Hyok wears a pin of North Korean state founder Kim Il-Sung on his suit as he attends the Institute for Global Conflict and Cooperation Director's Susan Shirk news conference at the University of California, San Diego following two days of meetings at the Northeast Asia Cooperative Dialogue (NEACD) in LaJolla, California, October 27, 2009. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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<p>Pallbearers of the Charitable Brotherhood of Bethune leave the St Vaast Church with the coffin of an unidentified resident, October 27, 2009.  



REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol </p>

Pallbearers of the Charitable Brotherhood of Bethune leave the St Vaast Church with the coffin of an unidentified resident, October 27, 2009. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

Pallbearers of the Charitable Brotherhood of Bethune leave the St Vaast Church with the coffin of an unidentified resident, October 27, 2009. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

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<p>Spanish civil guards block the entrance after the arrival of the Mayor during an operation to investigate suspected corruption at the town hall of Santa Coloma de Gramanet, near Barcelona, October 27, 2009. 



REUTERS/Gustau Nacarino </p>

Spanish civil guards block the entrance after the arrival of the Mayor during an operation to investigate suspected corruption at the town hall of Santa Coloma de Gramanet, near Barcelona, October 27, 2009. REUTERS/Gustau Nacarino

Spanish civil guards block the entrance after the arrival of the Mayor during an operation to investigate suspected corruption at the town hall of Santa Coloma de Gramanet, near Barcelona, October 27, 2009. REUTERS/Gustau Nacarino

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<p>A villager demolishes the ceiling of his house as he moves to make way for south-north water diversion project at the area of Danjiangkou Reservior in Danjiangkou, Hubei province, October 24, 2009. 



REUTERS/Stringer </p>

A villager demolishes the ceiling of his house as he moves to make way for south-north water diversion project at the area of Danjiangkou Reservior in Danjiangkou, Hubei province, October 24, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer

A villager demolishes the ceiling of his house as he moves to make way for south-north water diversion project at the area of Danjiangkou Reservior in Danjiangkou, Hubei province, October 24, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>A Palestinian woman carries bottles filled with water from a public tap in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, October 27, 2009. 



REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa </p>

A Palestinian woman carries bottles filled with water from a public tap in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, October 27, 2009. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

A Palestinian woman carries bottles filled with water from a public tap in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, October 27, 2009. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

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<p>Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (R) plays a trumpet in front of the members of the presidential band as he celebrates his 64th birthday at Alvorada palace in Brasilia, October 27, 2009. 



REUTERS/Ricardo Stuckert/PR/Handout </p>

Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (R) plays a trumpet in front of the members of the presidential band as he celebrates his 64th birthday at Alvorada palace in Brasilia, October 27, 2009. REUTERS/Ricardo Stuckert/PR/Handout

Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (R) plays a trumpet in front of the members of the presidential band as he celebrates his 64th birthday at Alvorada palace in Brasilia, October 27, 2009. REUTERS/Ricardo Stuckert/PR/Handout

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<p>An Afghan policeman carries a wounded man at the site of an attack by militants in Kabul, October 28, 2009. 



REUTERS/Stringer </p>

An Afghan policeman carries a wounded man at the site of an attack by militants in Kabul, October 28, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer

An Afghan policeman carries a wounded man at the site of an attack by militants in Kabul, October 28, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>A clown of the family-owned circus King Cat performs in Managua, October 26, 2009.



REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera </p>

A clown of the family-owned circus King Cat performs in Managua, October 26, 2009. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

A clown of the family-owned circus King Cat performs in Managua, October 26, 2009. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

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<p>French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde gestures as she visits the "Cartier Treasures - King of Jewellers, Jewellers to Kings" exhibition inside the Forbidden City,in Beijing, October 28, 2009. 



REUTERS/Jason Lee </p>

French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde gestures as she visits the "Cartier Treasures - King of Jewellers, Jewellers to Kings" exhibition inside the Forbidden City,in Beijing, October 28, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Lee

French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde gestures as she visits the "Cartier Treasures - King of Jewellers, Jewellers to Kings" exhibition inside the Forbidden City,in Beijing, October 28, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Lee

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<p>Japan Coast Guard staff inspect the damaged Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer Kurama in Kitakyushu, southern Japan, October 28, 2009. 



REUTERS/Kyodo </p>

Japan Coast Guard staff inspect the damaged Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer Kurama in Kitakyushu, southern Japan, October 28, 2009. REUTERS/Kyodo

Japan Coast Guard staff inspect the damaged Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer Kurama in Kitakyushu, southern Japan, October 28, 2009. REUTERS/Kyodo

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<p>Cape Town's Green Point stadium is illuminated as construction officials test the lighting as part of preparations for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, October 27 2009. 



REUTERS/Mike Hutchings</p>

Cape Town's Green Point stadium is illuminated as construction officials test the lighting as part of preparations for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, October 27 2009. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Cape Town's Green Point stadium is illuminated as construction officials test the lighting as part of preparations for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, October 27 2009. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

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<p>Actress Anne Heche poses at the premiere of the documentary "This Is It" in Los Angeles, October 27, 2009. 



REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni </p>

Actress Anne Heche poses at the premiere of the documentary "This Is It" in Los Angeles, October 27, 2009. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Actress Anne Heche poses at the premiere of the documentary "This Is It" in Los Angeles, October 27, 2009. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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<p>A Bureau of Fishery and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) official measures a dead whale shark at the shoreline of the Philippine coast guard headquarters in Manila, October 28, 2009. 




REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco</p>

A Bureau of Fishery and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) official measures a dead whale shark at the shoreline of the Philippine coast guard headquarters in Manila, October 28, 2009. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

A Bureau of Fishery and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) official measures a dead whale shark at the shoreline of the Philippine coast guard headquarters in Manila, October 28, 2009. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

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<p>An Israeli border police officer (L) sits in a vehicle as he guards Palestinian women picking olives during harvest near the West Bank village of Qaryut, south of Nablus, October 27, 2009. 



REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun </p>

An Israeli border police officer (L) sits in a vehicle as he guards Palestinian women picking olives during harvest near the West Bank village of Qaryut, south of Nablus, October 27, 2009. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

An Israeli border police officer (L) sits in a vehicle as he guards Palestinian women picking olives during harvest near the West Bank village of Qaryut, south of Nablus, October 27, 2009. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

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<p>Secret Service agents provide security for U.S. President Barack Obama during a visit to DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center in Arcadia, Florida, October 27, 2009. 



REUTERS/Jim Young </p>

Secret Service agents provide security for U.S. President Barack Obama during a visit to DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center in Arcadia, Florida, October 27, 2009. REUTERS/Jim Young

Secret Service agents provide security for U.S. President Barack Obama during a visit to DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center in Arcadia, Florida, October 27, 2009. REUTERS/Jim Young

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<p>A girl comforts her friend who holds a picture of Mohamed El Mathari during a memorial march in Frejus, southeastern France, October 27, 2009. 



REUTERS/Eric Gaillard </p>

A girl comforts her friend who holds a picture of Mohamed El Mathari during a memorial march in Frejus, southeastern France, October 27, 2009. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

A girl comforts her friend who holds a picture of Mohamed El Mathari during a memorial march in Frejus, southeastern France, October 27, 2009. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

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