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<p>Tourists walk onto raised platforms for flood waters during a period of seasonal high water in Venice November 30, 2009. 



REUTERS/Michele Crosera </p>

Tourists walk onto raised platforms for flood waters during a period of seasonal high water in Venice November 30, 2009. REUTERS/Michele Crosera

Tourists walk onto raised platforms for flood waters during a period of seasonal high water in Venice November 30, 2009. REUTERS/Michele Crosera

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<p>Waiters dressed in Santa Claus costumes gesture as they welcome Christmas during a photo opportunity on a pub street in Nanjing, Jiangsu province November 30, 2009. 



REUTERS/Jeff Xu </p>

Waiters dressed in Santa Claus costumes gesture as they welcome Christmas during a photo opportunity on a pub street in Nanjing, Jiangsu province November 30, 2009. REUTERS/Jeff Xu

Waiters dressed in Santa Claus costumes gesture as they welcome Christmas during a photo opportunity on a pub street in Nanjing, Jiangsu province November 30, 2009. REUTERS/Jeff Xu

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<p>A miner smokes a cigarette during a break at a coal mine in Changzhi, Shanxi province November 25, 2009. 



REUTERS/Stringer 
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A miner smokes a cigarette during a break at a coal mine in Changzhi, Shanxi province November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer

A miner smokes a cigarette during a break at a coal mine in Changzhi, Shanxi province November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>Haitian-Canadian professional boxer Jean Pascal reacts after drinking water during a training session inside the Dominican Republic national league's boxing gym in Santo Domingo November 30, 2009. 



REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz</p>

Haitian-Canadian professional boxer Jean Pascal reacts after drinking water during a training session inside the Dominican Republic national league's boxing gym in Santo Domingo November 30, 2009. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Haitian-Canadian professional boxer Jean Pascal reacts after drinking water during a training session inside the Dominican Republic national league's boxing gym in Santo Domingo November 30, 2009. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

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<p>A protestor holds a candle during a demonstration against the WTO in Geneva November 30, 2009. 



REUTERS/Valentin Flauraud</p>

A protestor holds a candle during a demonstration against the WTO in Geneva November 30, 2009. REUTERS/Valentin Flauraud

A protestor holds a candle during a demonstration against the WTO in Geneva November 30, 2009. REUTERS/Valentin Flauraud

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<p>Eleven-year-old Salu Raikwar, who was born with six fingers on both hands, walks in a slum area next to the Union Carbide Corp pesticide plant in Bhopal November 30, 2009. 




REUTERS/Reinhard Krause </p>

Eleven-year-old Salu Raikwar, who was born with six fingers on both hands, walks in a slum area next to the Union Carbide Corp pesticide plant in Bhopal November 30, 2009. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause

Eleven-year-old Salu Raikwar, who was born with six fingers on both hands, walks in a slum area next to the Union Carbide Corp pesticide plant in Bhopal November 30, 2009. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause

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<p>Honduran President-elect Porfirio "Pepe" Lobo (C) leaves a local television station in Tegucigalpa November 30, 2009. 



REUTERS/Edgard Garrido </p>

Honduran President-elect Porfirio "Pepe" Lobo (C) leaves a local television station in Tegucigalpa November 30, 2009. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

Honduran President-elect Porfirio "Pepe" Lobo (C) leaves a local television station in Tegucigalpa November 30, 2009. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

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<p>A prostitute wrapped in a sheet sits outside the rooms of Trocadero brothel during an awareness campaign ahead of World AIDS day in Lima's port of Callao November 30, 2009. 



REUTERS/Mariana Bazo</p>

A prostitute wrapped in a sheet sits outside the rooms of Trocadero brothel during an awareness campaign ahead of World AIDS day in Lima's port of Callao November 30, 2009. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo

A prostitute wrapped in a sheet sits outside the rooms of Trocadero brothel during an awareness campaign ahead of World AIDS day in Lima's port of Callao November 30, 2009. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo

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<p>An angel, part of Christmas decoration, is seen in front of the Monument of Soviet Red army in the centre of Sofia November 30, 2009. 



REUTERS/Oleg Popov </p>

An angel, part of Christmas decoration, is seen in front of the Monument of Soviet Red army in the centre of Sofia November 30, 2009. REUTERS/Oleg Popov

An angel, part of Christmas decoration, is seen in front of the Monument of Soviet Red army in the centre of Sofia November 30, 2009. REUTERS/Oleg Popov

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<p>A woman carries an umbrella during a rain shower as she walks past the Bank of England in London November 30, 2009. 



REUTERS/Andrew Winning </p>

A woman carries an umbrella during a rain shower as she walks past the Bank of England in London November 30, 2009. REUTERS/Andrew Winning

A woman carries an umbrella during a rain shower as she walks past the Bank of England in London November 30, 2009. REUTERS/Andrew Winning

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<p>Supporters of ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya shout near policemen outside the Brazilian embassy where Zelaya has been holed up in Tegucigalpa November 30, 2009. 



REUTERS/Tomas Bravo </p>

Supporters of ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya shout near policemen outside the Brazilian embassy where Zelaya has been holed up in Tegucigalpa November 30, 2009. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo

Supporters of ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya shout near policemen outside the Brazilian embassy where Zelaya has been holed up in Tegucigalpa November 30, 2009. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo

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<p>Hemophiliac protesters, all of whom contracted HIV from infected blood products, wear surgical masks as they demonstrate during an AIDS-awareness event on World AIDS Day at Beijing's south railway station December 1, 2009. 



REUTERS/David Gray </p>

Hemophiliac protesters, all of whom contracted HIV from infected blood products, wear surgical masks as they demonstrate during an AIDS-awareness event on World AIDS Day at Beijing's south railway station December 1, 2009. REUTERS/David Gray more

Hemophiliac protesters, all of whom contracted HIV from infected blood products, wear surgical masks as they demonstrate during an AIDS-awareness event on World AIDS Day at Beijing's south railway station December 1, 2009. REUTERS/David Gray

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<p>Accused Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk, covered in a blanket and in a wheelchair, is helped in a courtroom in Munich November 30, 2009. 



REUTERS/Michael Dalder </p>

Accused Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk, covered in a blanket and in a wheelchair, is helped in a courtroom in Munich November 30, 2009. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

Accused Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk, covered in a blanket and in a wheelchair, is helped in a courtroom in Munich November 30, 2009. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

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<p>Bolivian President Evo Morales attends a rally in Cochabamba November 30, 2009. 



REUTERS/Daniel Caballero/Bolivian Presidency/Handout </p>

Bolivian President Evo Morales attends a rally in Cochabamba November 30, 2009. REUTERS/Daniel Caballero/Bolivian Presidency/Handout

Bolivian President Evo Morales attends a rally in Cochabamba November 30, 2009. REUTERS/Daniel Caballero/Bolivian Presidency/Handout

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<p>An activist from a non-governmental organisation (NGO) lights a candle during an AIDS awareness campaign on the eve of the World AIDS Day in Agartala, capital of India's northeastern state of Tripura, November 30, 2009.



REUTERS/Jayanta Dey </p>

An activist from a non-governmental organisation (NGO) lights a candle during an AIDS awareness campaign on the eve of the World AIDS Day in Agartala, capital of India's northeastern state of Tripura, November 30, 2009. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey more

An activist from a non-governmental organisation (NGO) lights a candle during an AIDS awareness campaign on the eve of the World AIDS Day in Agartala, capital of India's northeastern state of Tripura, November 30, 2009. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey

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<p>Lucian Craita hugs a lion named Richie as it is relocated to South Africa from his courtyard near Urziceni, northeast of Bucharest, November 30, 2009. 



REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel </p>

Lucian Craita hugs a lion named Richie as it is relocated to South Africa from his courtyard near Urziceni, northeast of Bucharest, November 30, 2009. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel

Lucian Craita hugs a lion named Richie as it is relocated to South Africa from his courtyard near Urziceni, northeast of Bucharest, November 30, 2009. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel

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<p>A Seattle Police Department officer is seen with a black mourning band on his badge at the scene of an all night stakeout in Seattle, Washington November 30, 2009 after searching for Maurice Clemmons, a suspect in the killing of four Lakewood police officers.


REUTERS/Marcus Donner</p>

A Seattle Police Department officer is seen with a black mourning band on his badge at the scene of an all night stakeout in Seattle, Washington November 30, 2009 after searching for Maurice Clemmons, a suspect in the killing of four Lakewood police...more

A Seattle Police Department officer is seen with a black mourning band on his badge at the scene of an all night stakeout in Seattle, Washington November 30, 2009 after searching for Maurice Clemmons, a suspect in the killing of four Lakewood police officers. REUTERS/Marcus Donner

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<p>A HIV-positive boy is fed at a social centre in Ba Vi district, outside Hanoi November 30, 2009. 



REUTERS/Kham </p>

A HIV-positive boy is fed at a social centre in Ba Vi district, outside Hanoi November 30, 2009. REUTERS/Kham

A HIV-positive boy is fed at a social centre in Ba Vi district, outside Hanoi November 30, 2009. REUTERS/Kham

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<p>A bank employee reacts outside a branch of Banco Canarias in Caracas November 30, 2009. 



REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins </p>

A bank employee reacts outside a branch of Banco Canarias in Caracas November 30, 2009. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

A bank employee reacts outside a branch of Banco Canarias in Caracas November 30, 2009. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

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<p>An assistant at auctioneers Lyon and Turnbull holds a velvet formal jacket which belonged to Duleep Singh as he poses for the cameras in Edinburgh, Scotland November 30, 2009.



REUTERS/David Moir </p>

An assistant at auctioneers Lyon and Turnbull holds a velvet formal jacket which belonged to Duleep Singh as he poses for the cameras in Edinburgh, Scotland November 30, 2009. REUTERS/David Moir

An assistant at auctioneers Lyon and Turnbull holds a velvet formal jacket which belonged to Duleep Singh as he poses for the cameras in Edinburgh, Scotland November 30, 2009. REUTERS/David Moir

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<p>People walk past the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) building during rainy weather in central Sydney December 1, 2009. 



REUTERS/Daniel Munoz</p>

People walk past the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) building during rainy weather in central Sydney December 1, 2009. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz

People walk past the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) building during rainy weather in central Sydney December 1, 2009. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz

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<p>Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi attends a wreath-laying ceremony at Victory Square in central Minsk, November 30, 2009. 



REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko </p>

Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi attends a wreath-laying ceremony at Victory Square in central Minsk, November 30, 2009. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi attends a wreath-laying ceremony at Victory Square in central Minsk, November 30, 2009. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

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<p>Supporters of Mircea Geoana, head of Romania's Social Democrat party, are seen from backstage during an electoral rally in Ploiesti, north of Bucharest November 30, 2009. 



REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel </p>

Supporters of Mircea Geoana, head of Romania's Social Democrat party, are seen from backstage during an electoral rally in Ploiesti, north of Bucharest November 30, 2009. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel

Supporters of Mircea Geoana, head of Romania's Social Democrat party, are seen from backstage during an electoral rally in Ploiesti, north of Bucharest November 30, 2009. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel

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<p>Children sign their names on a red ribbon during a HIV/AIDS awareness rally at a kindergarten in Hefei, Anhui province, November 30, 2009. 



REUTERS/Jianan Yu </p>

Children sign their names on a red ribbon during a HIV/AIDS awareness rally at a kindergarten in Hefei, Anhui province, November 30, 2009. REUTERS/Jianan Yu

Children sign their names on a red ribbon during a HIV/AIDS awareness rally at a kindergarten in Hefei, Anhui province, November 30, 2009. REUTERS/Jianan Yu

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