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<p>Pilgrims wait to see a cave where Prophet Mohammad prayed on Noor Mountain in the holy city of Mecca before the start of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, November 22, 2009. 



REUTERS/Caren Firouz </p>

Pilgrims wait to see a cave where Prophet Mohammad prayed on Noor Mountain in the holy city of Mecca before the start of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, November 22, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

Pilgrims wait to see a cave where Prophet Mohammad prayed on Noor Mountain in the holy city of Mecca before the start of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, November 22, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

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<p>Relatives of miners who were killed in a gas explosion wait to meet officials at the entrance of Xinxing Coal Mine in Hegang, Heilongjiang province, November 23, 2009. 



REUTERS/Aly Song</p>

Relatives of miners who were killed in a gas explosion wait to meet officials at the entrance of Xinxing Coal Mine in Hegang, Heilongjiang province, November 23, 2009. REUTERS/Aly Song

Relatives of miners who were killed in a gas explosion wait to meet officials at the entrance of Xinxing Coal Mine in Hegang, Heilongjiang province, November 23, 2009. REUTERS/Aly Song

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<p>Lee Westwood of England celebrates his win in the Dubai World Championship and Race to Dubai after the European PGA golf tournament in Dubai, November 22, 2009. 



REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah </p>

Lee Westwood of England celebrates his win in the Dubai World Championship and Race to Dubai after the European PGA golf tournament in Dubai, November 22, 2009. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Lee Westwood of England celebrates his win in the Dubai World Championship and Race to Dubai after the European PGA golf tournament in Dubai, November 22, 2009. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

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<p>Spanish matador Manuel Jesus "El Cid" performs a pass on a bull during a bullfight at the Plaza de Acho bullring in Lima, November 22, 2009. 



REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil</p>

Spanish matador Manuel Jesus "El Cid" performs a pass on a bull during a bullfight at the Plaza de Acho bullring in Lima, November 22, 2009. REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil

Spanish matador Manuel Jesus "El Cid" performs a pass on a bull during a bullfight at the Plaza de Acho bullring in Lima, November 22, 2009. REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil

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<p>Lady Gaga smashes glass during the performance of her song "Speechless" at the 2009 American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 22, 2009. 



REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni </p>

Lady Gaga smashes glass during the performance of her song "Speechless" at the 2009 American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 22, 2009. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Lady Gaga smashes glass during the performance of her song "Speechless" at the 2009 American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 22, 2009. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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<p>Resident Manoel da Silva paddles his canoe through dead fish in the Parana de Manaquiri River, a tributary of the Amazon, near the city of Manaquiri, November 22, 2009. 



REUTERS/Bruno Kelly/Amazonaspress </p>

Resident Manoel da Silva paddles his canoe through dead fish in the Parana de Manaquiri River, a tributary of the Amazon, near the city of Manaquiri, November 22, 2009. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly/Amazonaspress

Resident Manoel da Silva paddles his canoe through dead fish in the Parana de Manaquiri River, a tributary of the Amazon, near the city of Manaquiri, November 22, 2009. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly/Amazonaspress

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<p>Lebanese anti-riot forces take part in a military parade to celebrate the 66th anniversary of Lebanon's independence day in downtown Beirut, November 22, 2009. 



REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir</p>

Lebanese anti-riot forces take part in a military parade to celebrate the 66th anniversary of Lebanon's independence day in downtown Beirut, November 22, 2009. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

Lebanese anti-riot forces take part in a military parade to celebrate the 66th anniversary of Lebanon's independence day in downtown Beirut, November 22, 2009. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

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<p>North Koreans walk with shovels for harvesting crops behind a border fence separating the North Korean town of Sinuiju and the Chinese border city of Dandong, November 22, 2009. 


REUTERS/Jacky Chen </p>

North Koreans walk with shovels for harvesting crops behind a border fence separating the North Korean town of Sinuiju and the Chinese border city of Dandong, November 22, 2009. REUTERS/Jacky Chen

North Koreans walk with shovels for harvesting crops behind a border fence separating the North Korean town of Sinuiju and the Chinese border city of Dandong, November 22, 2009. REUTERS/Jacky Chen

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<p>Children of Colombian asylum seekers and refugees play during a visit by a UNHCR team to a village in Machiques, Sierra de Perija, in the western state of Maracaibo, November 20, 2009. 



REUTERS/Isaac Urrutia </p>

Children of Colombian asylum seekers and refugees play during a visit by a UNHCR team to a village in Machiques, Sierra de Perija, in the western state of Maracaibo, November 20, 2009. REUTERS/Isaac Urrutia

Children of Colombian asylum seekers and refugees play during a visit by a UNHCR team to a village in Machiques, Sierra de Perija, in the western state of Maracaibo, November 20, 2009. REUTERS/Isaac Urrutia

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<p>A Romanian Roma child looks out from a voting booth at a polling station in Sintesti, near Bucharest, November 22, 2009. 



REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel </p>

A Romanian Roma child looks out from a voting booth at a polling station in Sintesti, near Bucharest, November 22, 2009. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel

A Romanian Roma child looks out from a voting booth at a polling station in Sintesti, near Bucharest, November 22, 2009. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel

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<p>Getafe's Francisco Javier Casquero celebrates a goal against Espanyol during their Spanish first division soccer match at Cornella-El Prat stadium, near Barcelona, November 22, 2009. 



REUTERS/Albert Gea </p>

Getafe's Francisco Javier Casquero celebrates a goal against Espanyol during their Spanish first division soccer match at Cornella-El Prat stadium, near Barcelona, November 22, 2009. REUTERS/Albert Gea

Getafe's Francisco Javier Casquero celebrates a goal against Espanyol during their Spanish first division soccer match at Cornella-El Prat stadium, near Barcelona, November 22, 2009. REUTERS/Albert Gea

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<p>Ingushetia's President Yunus-Bek Yevkurov speaks to Reuters during an interview at his office in Moscow, November 22, 2009. 



REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov </p>

Ingushetia's President Yunus-Bek Yevkurov speaks to Reuters during an interview at his office in Moscow, November 22, 2009. REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov

Ingushetia's President Yunus-Bek Yevkurov speaks to Reuters during an interview at his office in Moscow, November 22, 2009. REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov

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<p>Aylin Dasdelen of Turkey competes in the women's 53kg Group A weightlifting clean &amp; jerk competition at the World Weightlifting Championship in Goyang, north of Seoul, November 22, 2009. 



REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak </p>

Aylin Dasdelen of Turkey competes in the women's 53kg Group A weightlifting clean & jerk competition at the World Weightlifting Championship in Goyang, north of Seoul, November 22, 2009. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

Aylin Dasdelen of Turkey competes in the women's 53kg Group A weightlifting clean & jerk competition at the World Weightlifting Championship in Goyang, north of Seoul, November 22, 2009. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

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<p>A three-year-old male white tiger named Khane eats chicken in its enclosure at the Belgrade Zoo, November 22, 2009. 



REUTERS/Marko Djurica </p>

A three-year-old male white tiger named Khane eats chicken in its enclosure at the Belgrade Zoo, November 22, 2009. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

A three-year-old male white tiger named Khane eats chicken in its enclosure at the Belgrade Zoo, November 22, 2009. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

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<p>Nur Insyirah Mohd Halim (R), a Muslim girl in a Malay traditional dress, asks her classmate, Maisarah Abdul Aziz, 6, to check her lipstick before their performance during the carnival marking the United Nations Universal Children's Day, in Shah Alam outside Kuala Lumpur, November 22, 2009.



REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad </p>

Nur Insyirah Mohd Halim (R), a Muslim girl in a Malay traditional dress, asks her classmate, Maisarah Abdul Aziz, 6, to check her lipstick before their performance during the carnival marking the United Nations Universal Children's Day, in Shah Alam...more

Nur Insyirah Mohd Halim (R), a Muslim girl in a Malay traditional dress, asks her classmate, Maisarah Abdul Aziz, 6, to check her lipstick before their performance during the carnival marking the United Nations Universal Children's Day, in Shah Alam outside Kuala Lumpur, November 22, 2009. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad

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<p>Emirates Team New Zealand (L), led by skipper Dean Barker, competes against Italian Team Azzurra, led by skipper Francesco Bruni, during the final of the Louis Vuitton Trophy in Nice, southeastern France, November 22, 2009. Team Azzurra won. 



REUTERS/Sebastien Nogier </p>

Emirates Team New Zealand (L), led by skipper Dean Barker, competes against Italian Team Azzurra, led by skipper Francesco Bruni, during the final of the Louis Vuitton Trophy in Nice, southeastern France, November 22, 2009. Team Azzurra won....more

Emirates Team New Zealand (L), led by skipper Dean Barker, competes against Italian Team Azzurra, led by skipper Francesco Bruni, during the final of the Louis Vuitton Trophy in Nice, southeastern France, November 22, 2009. Team Azzurra won. REUTERS/Sebastien Nogier

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<p>Montreal Alouettes head coach Marc Trestman has Gatorade poured on him during the final minutes of the CFL East Division final against the B.C. Lions at Olympic Stadium in Montreal, November 22, 2009. 



REUTERS/Shaun Best </p>

Montreal Alouettes head coach Marc Trestman has Gatorade poured on him during the final minutes of the CFL East Division final against the B.C. Lions at Olympic Stadium in Montreal, November 22, 2009. REUTERS/Shaun Best

Montreal Alouettes head coach Marc Trestman has Gatorade poured on him during the final minutes of the CFL East Division final against the B.C. Lions at Olympic Stadium in Montreal, November 22, 2009. REUTERS/Shaun Best

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<p>British singer Sting (L) and Brazilian Indian chief Raoni Txukarramae gesture during a protest against the Belo Monte Hydroelectric power plant construction in Xingu River, in Sao Paulo, November 22, 2009. 



REUTERS/Alex Almeida </p>

British singer Sting (L) and Brazilian Indian chief Raoni Txukarramae gesture during a protest against the Belo Monte Hydroelectric power plant construction in Xingu River, in Sao Paulo, November 22, 2009. REUTERS/Alex Almeida

British singer Sting (L) and Brazilian Indian chief Raoni Txukarramae gesture during a protest against the Belo Monte Hydroelectric power plant construction in Xingu River, in Sao Paulo, November 22, 2009. REUTERS/Alex Almeida

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<p>Men unload goats from the back of a truck after they were brought to a cattle market in Lahore, November 22, 2009, ahead of the Islamic Eid al-Adha celebrations. 



REUTERS/Mohsin Raza </p>

Men unload goats from the back of a truck after they were brought to a cattle market in Lahore, November 22, 2009, ahead of the Islamic Eid al-Adha celebrations. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza

Men unload goats from the back of a truck after they were brought to a cattle market in Lahore, November 22, 2009, ahead of the Islamic Eid al-Adha celebrations. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza

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<p>AC Milan's Filippo Inzaghi reacts to an offside decision during their Italian Serie A soccer match against Cagliari at the San Siro stadium in Milan, November 22, 2009. 



REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini </p>

AC Milan's Filippo Inzaghi reacts to an offside decision during their Italian Serie A soccer match against Cagliari at the San Siro stadium in Milan, November 22, 2009. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

AC Milan's Filippo Inzaghi reacts to an offside decision during their Italian Serie A soccer match against Cagliari at the San Siro stadium in Milan, November 22, 2009. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

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<p>A traditional dancer on stilts called a Moko Jumbie participates in the welcoming committee for the arrival of the cruise ship Serenade of the Seas, which will be used as a floating hotel for delegates to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) that begins on Friday, in Port of Spain, November 22, 2009. 



REUTERS/Andrea De Silva </p>

A traditional dancer on stilts called a Moko Jumbie participates in the welcoming committee for the arrival of the cruise ship Serenade of the Seas, which will be used as a floating hotel for delegates to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting...more

A traditional dancer on stilts called a Moko Jumbie participates in the welcoming committee for the arrival of the cruise ship Serenade of the Seas, which will be used as a floating hotel for delegates to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) that begins on Friday, in Port of Spain, November 22, 2009. REUTERS/Andrea De Silva

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<p>Spectators watch from the roof of a truck in the infield as drivers streak past during the Ford 400 NASCAR race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida, November 22, 2009. 



REUTERS/Hans Deryk </p>

Spectators watch from the roof of a truck in the infield as drivers streak past during the Ford 400 NASCAR race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida, November 22, 2009. REUTERS/Hans Deryk

Spectators watch from the roof of a truck in the infield as drivers streak past during the Ford 400 NASCAR race at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida, November 22, 2009. REUTERS/Hans Deryk

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<p>People queue to pay their last respects to slain Orthodox priest Daniil Sysoyev at St Thomas Church in southern Moscow, November 22, 2009. 


REUTERS/Stringer</p>

People queue to pay their last respects to slain Orthodox priest Daniil Sysoyev at St Thomas Church in southern Moscow, November 22, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer

People queue to pay their last respects to slain Orthodox priest Daniil Sysoyev at St Thomas Church in southern Moscow, November 22, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>A statue of late Chinese leader Mao Zedong in his youth is seen under construction in Changsha, Hunan province, November 22, 2009. 



REUTERS/Stringer </p>

A statue of late Chinese leader Mao Zedong in his youth is seen under construction in Changsha, Hunan province, November 22, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer

A statue of late Chinese leader Mao Zedong in his youth is seen under construction in Changsha, Hunan province, November 22, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer

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