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<p>Soldiers wait inside a bus before a military parade to celebrate Romania's National Day in central Bucharest December 1, 2010. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel </p>

Soldiers wait inside a bus before a military parade to celebrate Romania's National Day in central Bucharest December 1, 2010. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel

Soldiers wait inside a bus before a military parade to celebrate Romania's National Day in central Bucharest December 1, 2010. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel

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<p>The shadows of Palestinian children are cast against a wall as they play with a ball in front of an anti-Israel mural in Gaza City December 1, 2010. The Islamist Hamas movement, whose charter advocates the elimination of Israel, would accept the outcome of a Palestinian referendum on a future peace treaty with the Jewish state, its Gaza leader said on Wednesday. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem </p>

The shadows of Palestinian children are cast against a wall as they play with a ball in front of an anti-Israel mural in Gaza City December 1, 2010. The Islamist Hamas movement, whose charter advocates the elimination of Israel, would accept the...more

The shadows of Palestinian children are cast against a wall as they play with a ball in front of an anti-Israel mural in Gaza City December 1, 2010. The Islamist Hamas movement, whose charter advocates the elimination of Israel, would accept the outcome of a Palestinian referendum on a future peace treaty with the Jewish state, its Gaza leader said on Wednesday. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

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<p>Sontaya, a 39 year-old HIV positive Thai man who claims to have three wives, all HIV positive, rests at a hospice for those dying of AIDS at a Buddhist temple Wat Prabat Nampu in Lopburi on the World AIDS day December 1, 2010. The temple's AIDS hospice is the largest of its kind in Thailand, providing housing for HIV positive patients and palliative care for those in the final stages of the disease. Thailand has been widely praised for its work in containing the virus.   REUTERS/Damir Sagolj </p>

Sontaya, a 39 year-old HIV positive Thai man who claims to have three wives, all HIV positive, rests at a hospice for those dying of AIDS at a Buddhist temple Wat Prabat Nampu in Lopburi on the World AIDS day December 1, 2010. The temple's AIDS...more

Sontaya, a 39 year-old HIV positive Thai man who claims to have three wives, all HIV positive, rests at a hospice for those dying of AIDS at a Buddhist temple Wat Prabat Nampu in Lopburi on the World AIDS day December 1, 2010. The temple's AIDS hospice is the largest of its kind in Thailand, providing housing for HIV positive patients and palliative care for those in the final stages of the disease. Thailand has been widely praised for its work in containing the virus. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>Revellers pose for a picture as they take part in an HIV/AIDS awareness rally on World AIDS Day in Managua December 1, 2010. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas </p>

Revellers pose for a picture as they take part in an HIV/AIDS awareness rally on World AIDS Day in Managua December 1, 2010. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

Revellers pose for a picture as they take part in an HIV/AIDS awareness rally on World AIDS Day in Managua December 1, 2010. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

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<p>A man walks in the flooded streets in Barlovento in the state of Miranda outside Caracas December 1, 2010. Thousands of Venezuelans fled their homes on Tuesday after landslides and swollen rivers killed at least 21 people and threatened to cause more damage. REUTERS/Miranda Government/Handout </p>

A man walks in the flooded streets in Barlovento in the state of Miranda outside Caracas December 1, 2010. Thousands of Venezuelans fled their homes on Tuesday after landslides and swollen rivers killed at least 21 people and threatened to cause more...more

A man walks in the flooded streets in Barlovento in the state of Miranda outside Caracas December 1, 2010. Thousands of Venezuelans fled their homes on Tuesday after landslides and swollen rivers killed at least 21 people and threatened to cause more damage. REUTERS/Miranda Government/Handout

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<p>BSC Young Boys' (YB) Emmanuel Mayuka (R) celebrates with team-mates after scoring against VfB Stuttgart during their Europa League Group H soccer match in Bern December 1, 2010.  REUTERS/Michael Buholzer </p>

BSC Young Boys' (YB) Emmanuel Mayuka (R) celebrates with team-mates after scoring against VfB Stuttgart during their Europa League Group H soccer match in Bern December 1, 2010. REUTERS/Michael Buholzer

BSC Young Boys' (YB) Emmanuel Mayuka (R) celebrates with team-mates after scoring against VfB Stuttgart during their Europa League Group H soccer match in Bern December 1, 2010. REUTERS/Michael Buholzer

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<p>Cape Town's iconic backdrop Table Mountain is lit up with red lights to mark World AIDS Day in South Africa, December 1, 2010.  REUTERS/Mike Hutchings </p>

Cape Town's iconic backdrop Table Mountain is lit up with red lights to mark World AIDS Day in South Africa, December 1, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Cape Town's iconic backdrop Table Mountain is lit up with red lights to mark World AIDS Day in South Africa, December 1, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

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<p>A woman stands at the balcony of her house which will be demolished to build new apartments in downtown Shanghai December 1, 2010.  REUTERS/Carlos Barria  </p>

A woman stands at the balcony of her house which will be demolished to build new apartments in downtown Shanghai December 1, 2010. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

A woman stands at the balcony of her house which will be demolished to build new apartments in downtown Shanghai December 1, 2010. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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<p>A man looks at a destroyed house in the low-income neighborhood of Catia in Caracas December 1, 2010. Thousands of Venezuelans fled their homes on Tuesday after landslides and swollen rivers killed at least 21 people and threatened to cause more damage. REUTERS/Jorge Silva </p>

A man looks at a destroyed house in the low-income neighborhood of Catia in Caracas December 1, 2010. Thousands of Venezuelans fled their homes on Tuesday after landslides and swollen rivers killed at least 21 people and threatened to cause more...more

A man looks at a destroyed house in the low-income neighborhood of Catia in Caracas December 1, 2010. Thousands of Venezuelans fled their homes on Tuesday after landslides and swollen rivers killed at least 21 people and threatened to cause more damage. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

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<p>Atletcio Madrid's goalkeeper David de Gea fails to save a penalty from Aris Salonika's Sergio "Koke" Contreras during their Europa League Group B soccer match at Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid December 1, 2010.  REUTERS/Sergio Perez  </p>

Atletcio Madrid's goalkeeper David de Gea fails to save a penalty from Aris Salonika's Sergio "Koke" Contreras during their Europa League Group B soccer match at Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid December 1, 2010. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

Atletcio Madrid's goalkeeper David de Gea fails to save a penalty from Aris Salonika's Sergio "Koke" Contreras during their Europa League Group B soccer match at Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid December 1, 2010. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

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<p>An army soldier mans a check point as children walk past in Alemao slum, Rio de Janeiro December 1, 2010. Police arrested gang members and seized large quantities of drugs and weapons in a large Rio de Janeiro slum they occupied on Sunday, in a major advance in the war against the city's drug lords. The Alemao slum was the second to be retaken by police in a week after security forces went in pursuit of gangs who had gone on the rampage, setting fire to around 100 cars and buses in the city that will host the 2016 Olympic Games. REUTERS/Bruno Domingos  </p>

An army soldier mans a check point as children walk past in Alemao slum, Rio de Janeiro December 1, 2010. Police arrested gang members and seized large quantities of drugs and weapons in a large Rio de Janeiro slum they occupied on Sunday, in a major...more

An army soldier mans a check point as children walk past in Alemao slum, Rio de Janeiro December 1, 2010. Police arrested gang members and seized large quantities of drugs and weapons in a large Rio de Janeiro slum they occupied on Sunday, in a major advance in the war against the city's drug lords. The Alemao slum was the second to be retaken by police in a week after security forces went in pursuit of gangs who had gone on the rampage, setting fire to around 100 cars and buses in the city that will host the 2016 Olympic Games. REUTERS/Bruno Domingos

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<p>Empty platforms are seen at Gatwick airport rail station in south England December 1, 2010. Heavy snow grounded all flights at Gatwick airport on Wednesday, while the worst early winter weather in almost two decades also caused severe delays on roads and rail lines up and down Britain. REUTERS/Toby Melville </p>

Empty platforms are seen at Gatwick airport rail station in south England December 1, 2010. Heavy snow grounded all flights at Gatwick airport on Wednesday, while the worst early winter weather in almost two decades also caused severe delays on roads...more

Empty platforms are seen at Gatwick airport rail station in south England December 1, 2010. Heavy snow grounded all flights at Gatwick airport on Wednesday, while the worst early winter weather in almost two decades also caused severe delays on roads and rail lines up and down Britain. REUTERS/Toby Melville

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<p>The National Hanukkah Menorah is lit by Rabbi Levi Shemtov (L), Rabbi Abraham Shemtov (R) and White House Director of Office of Management and Budget Jack Lew during a ceremony to mark the first night of Hanakkah in Washington December 1, 2010.   REUTERS/Molly Riley</p>

The National Hanukkah Menorah is lit by Rabbi Levi Shemtov (L), Rabbi Abraham Shemtov (R) and White House Director of Office of Management and Budget Jack Lew during a ceremony to mark the first night of Hanakkah in Washington December 1, 2010. ...more

The National Hanukkah Menorah is lit by Rabbi Levi Shemtov (L), Rabbi Abraham Shemtov (R) and White House Director of Office of Management and Budget Jack Lew during a ceremony to mark the first night of Hanakkah in Washington December 1, 2010. REUTERS/Molly Riley

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<p>Activists dressed as witches leave a demonstration on World AIDS Day in Guatemala City December 1, 2010. REUTERS/Daniel LeClair  </p>

Activists dressed as witches leave a demonstration on World AIDS Day in Guatemala City December 1, 2010. REUTERS/Daniel LeClair

Activists dressed as witches leave a demonstration on World AIDS Day in Guatemala City December 1, 2010. REUTERS/Daniel LeClair

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<p>An aerial view of the damaged Gran Marical de Ayacucho highway in the state of Miranda outside Caracas December 1, 2010. Thousands of Venezuelans fled their homes after landslides and swollen rivers killed at least 21 people and threatened to cause more damage. REUTERS/Miranda Government/Handout </p>

An aerial view of the damaged Gran Marical de Ayacucho highway in the state of Miranda outside Caracas December 1, 2010. Thousands of Venezuelans fled their homes after landslides and swollen rivers killed at least 21 people and threatened to cause...more

An aerial view of the damaged Gran Marical de Ayacucho highway in the state of Miranda outside Caracas December 1, 2010. Thousands of Venezuelans fled their homes after landslides and swollen rivers killed at least 21 people and threatened to cause more damage. REUTERS/Miranda Government/Handout

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<p>Actors dressed as devils perform during the "gathering of the devils" ahead of Saint Nicholas Day in Podkoren December 1, 2010. On Saint Nicholas Day in Slovenia, a performer representing the saint goes around villages giving out presents to children, and is usually surrounded by performers representing devils. This group of actors from Italy, Austria and Slovenia are performing in Podkoren for the second consecutive year.  REUTERS/Bor Slana   </p>

Actors dressed as devils perform during the "gathering of the devils" ahead of Saint Nicholas Day in Podkoren December 1, 2010. On Saint Nicholas Day in Slovenia, a performer representing the saint goes around villages giving out presents to...more

Actors dressed as devils perform during the "gathering of the devils" ahead of Saint Nicholas Day in Podkoren December 1, 2010. On Saint Nicholas Day in Slovenia, a performer representing the saint goes around villages giving out presents to children, and is usually surrounded by performers representing devils. This group of actors from Italy, Austria and Slovenia are performing in Podkoren for the second consecutive year. REUTERS/Bor Slana

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<p>Robin Hunter, 70, waves as he returns to the changing room after a swim in the Serpentine lake, in Hyde Park, central London December 1, 2010. British gas and power prices soared early on Wednesday as a cold snap elevated demand for heating and as neighbouring markets required imports from Britain to meet their own high energy consumption.      REUTERS/Andrew Winning</p>

Robin Hunter, 70, waves as he returns to the changing room after a swim in the Serpentine lake, in Hyde Park, central London December 1, 2010. British gas and power prices soared early on Wednesday as a cold snap elevated demand for heating and as...more

Robin Hunter, 70, waves as he returns to the changing room after a swim in the Serpentine lake, in Hyde Park, central London December 1, 2010. British gas and power prices soared early on Wednesday as a cold snap elevated demand for heating and as neighbouring markets required imports from Britain to meet their own high energy consumption. REUTERS/Andrew Winning

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<p>Shahla Jahed attends a session of a court in Tehran June 7, 2010. Jahed was hanged at dawn on Wednesday for the 2002 murder of the wife of soccer star Nasser Mohammadkhani to whom she was a "temporary wife".   REUTERS/Mehdi Ghasemi </p>

Shahla Jahed attends a session of a court in Tehran June 7, 2010. Jahed was hanged at dawn on Wednesday for the 2002 murder of the wife of soccer star Nasser Mohammadkhani to whom she was a "temporary wife". REUTERS/Mehdi Ghasemi

Shahla Jahed attends a session of a court in Tehran June 7, 2010. Jahed was hanged at dawn on Wednesday for the 2002 murder of the wife of soccer star Nasser Mohammadkhani to whom she was a "temporary wife". REUTERS/Mehdi Ghasemi

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<p>People flock to get free condoms during an HIV/AIDS awareness campaign on World AIDS day at a square in Fuzhou, Fujian province December 1, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer </p>

People flock to get free condoms during an HIV/AIDS awareness campaign on World AIDS day at a square in Fuzhou, Fujian province December 1, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer

People flock to get free condoms during an HIV/AIDS awareness campaign on World AIDS day at a square in Fuzhou, Fujian province December 1, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>Soldiers march during a military parade to celebrate Romania's National Day in central Bucharest December 1, 2010. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel </p>

Soldiers march during a military parade to celebrate Romania's National Day in central Bucharest December 1, 2010. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel

Soldiers march during a military parade to celebrate Romania's National Day in central Bucharest December 1, 2010. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel

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<p>A member of the Korean Salvation Army uses a bell to draw attention on a street in central Seoul December 1, 2010.   REUTERS/Truth Leem </p>

A member of the Korean Salvation Army uses a bell to draw attention on a street in central Seoul December 1, 2010. REUTERS/Truth Leem

A member of the Korean Salvation Army uses a bell to draw attention on a street in central Seoul December 1, 2010. REUTERS/Truth Leem

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<p>Students warm themselves during a protest in Belgrade December 1, 2010. The students are in the third day of a hunger strike, sleeping in improvised tents in front of the government building, to protest against restrictive reforms of the education sector.  REUTERS/Marko Djurica</p>

Students warm themselves during a protest in Belgrade December 1, 2010. The students are in the third day of a hunger strike, sleeping in improvised tents in front of the government building, to protest against restrictive reforms of the education...more

Students warm themselves during a protest in Belgrade December 1, 2010. The students are in the third day of a hunger strike, sleeping in improvised tents in front of the government building, to protest against restrictive reforms of the education sector. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

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<p>Tourists walk along a section of the Great Wall shrouded in mist at Simatai, located in the outskirts of Beijing December 1, 2010.    REUTERS/David Gray    </p>

Tourists walk along a section of the Great Wall shrouded in mist at Simatai, located in the outskirts of Beijing December 1, 2010. REUTERS/David Gray

Tourists walk along a section of the Great Wall shrouded in mist at Simatai, located in the outskirts of Beijing December 1, 2010. REUTERS/David Gray

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<p>Australia's Mitchell Johnson (L) bowls during a cricket training session, ahead of their second Ashes test against England at the Adelaide Oval December 2, 2010. The second Ashes test will start on December 3. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas</p>

Australia's Mitchell Johnson (L) bowls during a cricket training session, ahead of their second Ashes test against England at the Adelaide Oval December 2, 2010. The second Ashes test will start on December 3. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas

Australia's Mitchell Johnson (L) bowls during a cricket training session, ahead of their second Ashes test against England at the Adelaide Oval December 2, 2010. The second Ashes test will start on December 3. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas

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