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<p>Vapour trails left by a plane is seen in the sky over Soccer City, also known as the FNB Stadium, in Johannesburg November 25, 2009. 



REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko </p>

Vapour trails left by a plane is seen in the sky over Soccer City, also known as the FNB Stadium, in Johannesburg November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Vapour trails left by a plane is seen in the sky over Soccer City, also known as the FNB Stadium, in Johannesburg November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

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<p>Rabbi Avraham Berkowitz climbs a flight of stairs during a visit with Chairman of Chabad network of international centre Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky (not in picture) inside Nariman House in Mumbai November 25, 2009. 



REUTERS/Punit Paranjpe</p>

Rabbi Avraham Berkowitz climbs a flight of stairs during a visit with Chairman of Chabad network of international centre Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky (not in picture) inside Nariman House in Mumbai November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Punit Paranjpe

Rabbi Avraham Berkowitz climbs a flight of stairs during a visit with Chairman of Chabad network of international centre Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky (not in picture) inside Nariman House in Mumbai November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Punit Paranjpe

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<p>Israeli paratroopers take part in a military exercise in the Golan Heights, a strategic plateau which Israel captured from Syria in the 1967 Middle East war, November 25, 2009.



REUTERS/Gil Cohen Magen </p>

Israeli paratroopers take part in a military exercise in the Golan Heights, a strategic plateau which Israel captured from Syria in the 1967 Middle East war, November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Gil Cohen Magen

Israeli paratroopers take part in a military exercise in the Golan Heights, a strategic plateau which Israel captured from Syria in the 1967 Middle East war, November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Gil Cohen Magen

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<p>"Courage", the National Thanksgiving Turkey, is pictured on the North Portico of the White House in Washington, November 25, 2009, before being pardoned by U.S. President Barack Obama. 



REUTERS/Jason Reed </p>

"Courage", the National Thanksgiving Turkey, is pictured on the North Portico of the White House in Washington, November 25, 2009, before being pardoned by U.S. President Barack Obama. REUTERS/Jason Reed

"Courage", the National Thanksgiving Turkey, is pictured on the North Portico of the White House in Washington, November 25, 2009, before being pardoned by U.S. President Barack Obama. REUTERS/Jason Reed

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<p>Government Presidential Palace guards are pictured at the welcoming ceremony for Palestine's President Mahmoud Abbas in Santiago November 25, 2009. 



REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado </p>

Government Presidential Palace guards are pictured at the welcoming ceremony for Palestine's President Mahmoud Abbas in Santiago November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

Government Presidential Palace guards are pictured at the welcoming ceremony for Palestine's President Mahmoud Abbas in Santiago November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

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<p>An Israeli police officer leans on a bus next to a dummy during a drill simulating a bomb attack near the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City November 25, 2009. 



REUTERS/Ammar Awad</p>

An Israeli police officer leans on a bus next to a dummy during a drill simulating a bomb attack near the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

An Israeli police officer leans on a bus next to a dummy during a drill simulating a bomb attack near the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

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<p>Meline Daluzyan of Armenia competes in the women's 63kg Group A weightlifting snatch competition at the World Weightlifting Championship in Goyang, north of Seoul, November 25, 2009. 



REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak </p>

Meline Daluzyan of Armenia competes in the women's 63kg Group A weightlifting snatch competition at the World Weightlifting Championship in Goyang, north of Seoul, November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

Meline Daluzyan of Armenia competes in the women's 63kg Group A weightlifting snatch competition at the World Weightlifting Championship in Goyang, north of Seoul, November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

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<p>Activists hold a anti-nuclear protest outside BHP Billiton's annual general meeting in Brisbane November 26, 2009. The words on the pants read, "Nuc Free Zone". 



REUTERS/Jason O'Brien </p>

Activists hold a anti-nuclear protest outside BHP Billiton's annual general meeting in Brisbane November 26, 2009. The words on the pants read, "Nuc Free Zone". REUTERS/Jason O'Brien

Activists hold a anti-nuclear protest outside BHP Billiton's annual general meeting in Brisbane November 26, 2009. The words on the pants read, "Nuc Free Zone". REUTERS/Jason O'Brien

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<p>Ting Shu-yuen, 63, leaps in front of her ballet classmates during a class session in Pingtung, southern Taiwan, November 25, 2009. 



REUTERS/Pichi Chuang </p>

Ting Shu-yuen, 63, leaps in front of her ballet classmates during a class session in Pingtung, southern Taiwan, November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang

Ting Shu-yuen, 63, leaps in front of her ballet classmates during a class session in Pingtung, southern Taiwan, November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang

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<p>Manchester United's Gabriel Obertan shields the ball from Besiktas' Fabian Ernst (R) during their Champions League match at Old Trafford in Manchester, northern England, November 25, 2009. 




REUTERS/Phil Noble </p>

Manchester United's Gabriel Obertan shields the ball from Besiktas' Fabian Ernst (R) during their Champions League match at Old Trafford in Manchester, northern England, November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Manchester United's Gabriel Obertan shields the ball from Besiktas' Fabian Ernst (R) during their Champions League match at Old Trafford in Manchester, northern England, November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Phil Noble

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<p>Britain's Queen Elizabeth (C) and Wanda Henton Brown, the wife of Bermuda Premier Ewart Brown, wait for the beginning of the receiving line as Prince Phillip (L) looks out of a window prior to a state dinner in Bermuda November 25, 2009.  



REUTERS/Hans Deryk</p>

Britain's Queen Elizabeth (C) and Wanda Henton Brown, the wife of Bermuda Premier Ewart Brown, wait for the beginning of the receiving line as Prince Phillip (L) looks out of a window prior to a state dinner in Bermuda November 25, 2009. ...more

Britain's Queen Elizabeth (C) and Wanda Henton Brown, the wife of Bermuda Premier Ewart Brown, wait for the beginning of the receiving line as Prince Phillip (L) looks out of a window prior to a state dinner in Bermuda November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Hans Deryk

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<p>Former servicemen cry as they say goodbye to their fellow soldiers following the end of their army service term at a railway station in Shijiazhuang, Hebei province November 25, 2009. 



REUTERS/China Daily </p>

Former servicemen cry as they say goodbye to their fellow soldiers following the end of their army service term at a railway station in Shijiazhuang, Hebei province November 25, 2009. REUTERS/China Daily

Former servicemen cry as they say goodbye to their fellow soldiers following the end of their army service term at a railway station in Shijiazhuang, Hebei province November 25, 2009. REUTERS/China Daily

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<p>A potential buyer raises his hand while waiting to buy cheap mobile phones in a posh mall in Jakarta November 25, 2009. 



REUTERS/Crack Palinggi </p>

A potential buyer raises his hand while waiting to buy cheap mobile phones in a posh mall in Jakarta November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Crack Palinggi

A potential buyer raises his hand while waiting to buy cheap mobile phones in a posh mall in Jakarta November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Crack Palinggi

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<p>Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez sings during an agreement signing ceremony with Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at the Miraflores Palace in Caracas November 25, 2009. 



REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins </p>

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez sings during an agreement signing ceremony with Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at the Miraflores Palace in Caracas November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez sings during an agreement signing ceremony with Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at the Miraflores Palace in Caracas November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

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<p>A boy is seen through barbed wire as he takes part in a Pakistan People's Party (PPP) rally to commemorate the party's 43rd anniversary, or foundation day, in Karachi November 25, 2009. 



REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro </p>

A boy is seen through barbed wire as he takes part in a Pakistan People's Party (PPP) rally to commemorate the party's 43rd anniversary, or foundation day, in Karachi November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

A boy is seen through barbed wire as he takes part in a Pakistan People's Party (PPP) rally to commemorate the party's 43rd anniversary, or foundation day, in Karachi November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

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<p>A Muslim pilgrim prays on Mount Mercy on the plains of Arafat outside the holy city of Mecca November 26, 2009. 



REUTERS/Caren Firouz </p>

A Muslim pilgrim prays on Mount Mercy on the plains of Arafat outside the holy city of Mecca November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

A Muslim pilgrim prays on Mount Mercy on the plains of Arafat outside the holy city of Mecca November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

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<p>A cheerleader from the group Dragon Ladies performs during the Euroleague basketball match between Union Olimpija and Lottomatica Roma in Ljubljana November 25, 2009. 



REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic </p>

A cheerleader from the group Dragon Ladies performs during the Euroleague basketball match between Union Olimpija and Lottomatica Roma in Ljubljana November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic

A cheerleader from the group Dragon Ladies performs during the Euroleague basketball match between Union Olimpija and Lottomatica Roma in Ljubljana November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic

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<p>A woman shouts slogans through a megaphone during a march to mark the International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women in Lima November 25, 2009. 



REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil</p>

A woman shouts slogans through a megaphone during a march to mark the International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women in Lima November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil

A woman shouts slogans through a megaphone during a march to mark the International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women in Lima November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil

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<p>A woman and her daughter take part in a march to mark the International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women in Lima November 25, 2009. 



REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil</p>

A woman and her daughter take part in a march to mark the International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women in Lima November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil

A woman and her daughter take part in a march to mark the International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women in Lima November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil

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<p>A Muslim pilgrim reads the Koran on Mount Mercy on the plains of Arafat outside the holy city of Mecca November 26, 2009. 



REUTERS/Caren Firouz </p>

A Muslim pilgrim reads the Koran on Mount Mercy on the plains of Arafat outside the holy city of Mecca November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

A Muslim pilgrim reads the Koran on Mount Mercy on the plains of Arafat outside the holy city of Mecca November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

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<p>Horses are pictured during the Sicab International Pre Horse Fair show in the Andalusian capital of Seville November 25, 2009. 



REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo </p>

Horses are pictured during the Sicab International Pre Horse Fair show in the Andalusian capital of Seville November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo

Horses are pictured during the Sicab International Pre Horse Fair show in the Andalusian capital of Seville November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo

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<p>Jose Maria Di Bello (R) and his partner Alex Freyre kiss at a hotel bar after an interview with Reuters in Buenos Aires November 25, 2009. 



REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci </p>

Jose Maria Di Bello (R) and his partner Alex Freyre kiss at a hotel bar after an interview with Reuters in Buenos Aires November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

Jose Maria Di Bello (R) and his partner Alex Freyre kiss at a hotel bar after an interview with Reuters in Buenos Aires November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

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<p>Sheep stand in pens at a livestock market in Al-Baqaa Palestinian refugee camp near Amman ahead of Eid al-Adha festival, November 25, 2009. 



REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed</p>

Sheep stand in pens at a livestock market in Al-Baqaa Palestinian refugee camp near Amman ahead of Eid al-Adha festival, November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

Sheep stand in pens at a livestock market in Al-Baqaa Palestinian refugee camp near Amman ahead of Eid al-Adha festival, November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

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<p>A man repairs a cash machine outside a bank in London, November 25, 2009. 



REUTERS/Luke MacGregor </p>

A man repairs a cash machine outside a bank in London, November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

A man repairs a cash machine outside a bank in London, November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

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