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<p>Travellers carry their luggage through a snow bank on 7th Avenue in front of Penn Station after a snow storm in New York December 27, 2010. A blizzard pummeled the northeastern United States on Monday, dumping up to 29 inches (74 cm) of snow, disrupting air and rail travel and challenging motorists with blowing snow and icy roads at the end of the busy Christmas weekend. New York City, eastern New Jersey and western Long Island were the hardest hit by the storm, which blew up the Atlantic Coast on Sunday night and continued up to the Monday morning commute, unleashing powerful winds and grounding cities to a halt. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson </p>

Travellers carry their luggage through a snow bank on 7th Avenue in front of Penn Station after a snow storm in New York December 27, 2010. A blizzard pummeled the northeastern United States on Monday, dumping up to 29 inches (74 cm) of snow,...more

Travellers carry their luggage through a snow bank on 7th Avenue in front of Penn Station after a snow storm in New York December 27, 2010. A blizzard pummeled the northeastern United States on Monday, dumping up to 29 inches (74 cm) of snow, disrupting air and rail travel and challenging motorists with blowing snow and icy roads at the end of the busy Christmas weekend. New York City, eastern New Jersey and western Long Island were the hardest hit by the storm, which blew up the Atlantic Coast on Sunday night and continued up to the Monday morning commute, unleashing powerful winds and grounding cities to a halt. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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<p>Jailed Russian former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky smiles as he stands in the defendants' cage before the start of a court session in Moscow December 27, 2010. A Russian judge is to begin reading the verdict in Khodorkovsky's second trial on Monday. Prosecutors have asked the judge to sentence him to six additional years in prison. Once Russia's richest man and head of its former biggest oil producer, the now defunct Yukos, Khodorkovsky is nearing the end of an eight-year sentence imposed in a fraud and tax-evasion trial that shaped Vladimir Putin's 2000-2008 presidency. REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov</p>

Jailed Russian former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky smiles as he stands in the defendants' cage before the start of a court session in Moscow December 27, 2010. A Russian judge is to begin reading the verdict in Khodorkovsky's second trial on...more

Jailed Russian former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky smiles as he stands in the defendants' cage before the start of a court session in Moscow December 27, 2010. A Russian judge is to begin reading the verdict in Khodorkovsky's second trial on Monday. Prosecutors have asked the judge to sentence him to six additional years in prison. Once Russia's richest man and head of its former biggest oil producer, the now defunct Yukos, Khodorkovsky is nearing the end of an eight-year sentence imposed in a fraud and tax-evasion trial that shaped Vladimir Putin's 2000-2008 presidency. REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov

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<p>U.N. soldiers patrol along a street in the Attiecoube area of Abidjan December 27, 2010. An election meant to resolve Ivory Coast's decade-long political crisis has resulted in two rivals claiming the presidency, with incumbent Laurent Gbagbo defying world pressure to hand over to Alassane Ouattara. REUTERS/Luc Gnago </p>

U.N. soldiers patrol along a street in the Attiecoube area of Abidjan December 27, 2010. An election meant to resolve Ivory Coast's decade-long political crisis has resulted in two rivals claiming the presidency, with incumbent Laurent Gbagbo defying...more

U.N. soldiers patrol along a street in the Attiecoube area of Abidjan December 27, 2010. An election meant to resolve Ivory Coast's decade-long political crisis has resulted in two rivals claiming the presidency, with incumbent Laurent Gbagbo defying world pressure to hand over to Alassane Ouattara. REUTERS/Luc Gnago

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<p>A security guard is seen through a bullet hole in a window of a building where the office of private armoured car company Tiger International is located, after a raid by NATO forces in Kabul December 27, 2010. Afghanistan's NATO-led force disputed on Monday an Afghan government accusation that foreign forces had violated a security pact by conducting a night raid in Kabul in which two guards were killed.  REUTERS/Ahmad Masood </p>

A security guard is seen through a bullet hole in a window of a building where the office of private armoured car company Tiger International is located, after a raid by NATO forces in Kabul December 27, 2010. Afghanistan's NATO-led force disputed on...more

A security guard is seen through a bullet hole in a window of a building where the office of private armoured car company Tiger International is located, after a raid by NATO forces in Kabul December 27, 2010. Afghanistan's NATO-led force disputed on Monday an Afghan government accusation that foreign forces had violated a security pact by conducting a night raid in Kabul in which two guards were killed. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>A passenger stranded at JFK International Airport sleeps against a pile of luggage as he waits for the airport to reopen in New York December 27, 2010. A blizzard pummeled the northeastern United States on Monday, dumping up to 29 inches (74 cm) of snow, disrupting air and rail travel and challenging motorists with blowing snow and icy roads at the end of the busy Christmas weekend. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi </p>

A passenger stranded at JFK International Airport sleeps against a pile of luggage as he waits for the airport to reopen in New York December 27, 2010. A blizzard pummeled the northeastern United States on Monday, dumping up to 29 inches (74 cm) of...more

A passenger stranded at JFK International Airport sleeps against a pile of luggage as he waits for the airport to reopen in New York December 27, 2010. A blizzard pummeled the northeastern United States on Monday, dumping up to 29 inches (74 cm) of snow, disrupting air and rail travel and challenging motorists with blowing snow and icy roads at the end of the busy Christmas weekend. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

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<p>Boys cross a broken bridge across the Yangon river December 27, 2010. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun</p>

Boys cross a broken bridge across the Yangon river December 27, 2010. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Boys cross a broken bridge across the Yangon river December 27, 2010. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

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<p>Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko greets her supporters as she arrives at the state prosecutor's office in Kiev December 27, 2010. REUTERS/Konstantin Chernichkin </p>

Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko greets her supporters as she arrives at the state prosecutor's office in Kiev December 27, 2010. REUTERS/Konstantin Chernichkin

Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko greets her supporters as she arrives at the state prosecutor's office in Kiev December 27, 2010. REUTERS/Konstantin Chernichkin

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<p>Police officers detain a protester during a rally to support jailed Russian former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky in front of the court building in Moscow December 27, 2010. A Russian judge said on Monday that Khodorkovsky and his business partner Platon Lebedev were guilty of embezzling property, the main charge in the second trial against the jailed former oil tycoon. REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov </p>

Police officers detain a protester during a rally to support jailed Russian former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky in front of the court building in Moscow December 27, 2010. A Russian judge said on Monday that Khodorkovsky and his business partner...more

Police officers detain a protester during a rally to support jailed Russian former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky in front of the court building in Moscow December 27, 2010. A Russian judge said on Monday that Khodorkovsky and his business partner Platon Lebedev were guilty of embezzling property, the main charge in the second trial against the jailed former oil tycoon. REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov

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<p>A Palestinian boy walks past Israeli police officers as they stand guard during clashes in the predominantly Palestinian neighbourhood of Silwan in East Jerusalem December 27, 2010. Clashes broke out on Monday when right-wing Israeli parliament members came to visit Beit Yonatan, a controversial building housing eight Jewish settler families in Silwan. REUTERS/Ammar Awad </p>

A Palestinian boy walks past Israeli police officers as they stand guard during clashes in the predominantly Palestinian neighbourhood of Silwan in East Jerusalem December 27, 2010. Clashes broke out on Monday when right-wing Israeli parliament...more

A Palestinian boy walks past Israeli police officers as they stand guard during clashes in the predominantly Palestinian neighbourhood of Silwan in East Jerusalem December 27, 2010. Clashes broke out on Monday when right-wing Israeli parliament members came to visit Beit Yonatan, a controversial building housing eight Jewish settler families in Silwan. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

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<p>A woman has her hair cut at the Plaza Vieja (Old Square) in Havana December 27, 2010. With scissors in hand, 300 hairstylists celebrated the Day of the Barber in Cuba with a marathon haircutting event in the old Colonial district of Havana, at a time when the Caribbean island's government is opening up space for more small business and private initiative. REUTERS/Enrique De La Osa</p>

A woman has her hair cut at the Plaza Vieja (Old Square) in Havana December 27, 2010. With scissors in hand, 300 hairstylists celebrated the Day of the Barber in Cuba with a marathon haircutting event in the old Colonial district of Havana, at a time...more

A woman has her hair cut at the Plaza Vieja (Old Square) in Havana December 27, 2010. With scissors in hand, 300 hairstylists celebrated the Day of the Barber in Cuba with a marathon haircutting event in the old Colonial district of Havana, at a time when the Caribbean island's government is opening up space for more small business and private initiative. REUTERS/Enrique De La Osa

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<p>An Iranian refugee with his mouth sewed lies on a pavement in front of a policeman near the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Athens December 27, 2010. Police removed refugees who have been living in tents for months outside the UNHCR offices. Some of the refugees were on hunger strike demanding their asylum applications not to be rejected.   REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis </p>

An Iranian refugee with his mouth sewed lies on a pavement in front of a policeman near the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Athens December 27, 2010. Police removed refugees who have been living in tents for months outside...more

An Iranian refugee with his mouth sewed lies on a pavement in front of a policeman near the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Athens December 27, 2010. Police removed refugees who have been living in tents for months outside the UNHCR offices. Some of the refugees were on hunger strike demanding their asylum applications not to be rejected. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis

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<p>Demonstrators, protesting fuel hikes, battle with riot police in front of the presidential palace in La Paz December 27, 2010. The government implemented on Sunday a hike in fuel prices in the country, with the increase ranging from 53 to 83 percent. REUTERS/Gaston Brito   </p>

Demonstrators, protesting fuel hikes, battle with riot police in front of the presidential palace in La Paz December 27, 2010. The government implemented on Sunday a hike in fuel prices in the country, with the increase ranging from 53 to 83 percent....more

Demonstrators, protesting fuel hikes, battle with riot police in front of the presidential palace in La Paz December 27, 2010. The government implemented on Sunday a hike in fuel prices in the country, with the increase ranging from 53 to 83 percent. REUTERS/Gaston Brito

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<p>An owner walks next to her car, damaged by a tree fallen under its weight after freezing rain, in Moscow December 27, 2010. Sub-zero temperatures and snow are typical for Moscow's winter months, but the weekend saw an unusually heavy downpour of rare freezing rain. REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov</p>

An owner walks next to her car, damaged by a tree fallen under its weight after freezing rain, in Moscow December 27, 2010. Sub-zero temperatures and snow are typical for Moscow's winter months, but the weekend saw an unusually heavy downpour of rare...more

An owner walks next to her car, damaged by a tree fallen under its weight after freezing rain, in Moscow December 27, 2010. Sub-zero temperatures and snow are typical for Moscow's winter months, but the weekend saw an unusually heavy downpour of rare freezing rain. REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov

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<p>Arsenal's Gael Clichy (L) challenges Chelsea's Salomon Kalou during their English Premier League soccer match at the Emirates Stadium in London December 27, 2010.    REUTERS/Dylan Martinez </p>

Arsenal's Gael Clichy (L) challenges Chelsea's Salomon Kalou during their English Premier League soccer match at the Emirates Stadium in London December 27, 2010. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Arsenal's Gael Clichy (L) challenges Chelsea's Salomon Kalou during their English Premier League soccer match at the Emirates Stadium in London December 27, 2010. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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<p>A man speaks to journalists from inside the Ivory Coast embassy in Paris December 27, 2010 as police guard the entrance . French Foreign Ministry spokesman Bernard Valero said in a regular electronic briefing on Monday that Ivory Coast's Ambassador to Paris Pierre Kipre was being replaced at the request of Ouattara's government. "We've taken account of the decision taken by the legitimate authorities of Ivory Coast, and the request for accreditation of a new ambassador, for which the procedure is underway," spokesman Valero said.  REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer </p>

A man speaks to journalists from inside the Ivory Coast embassy in Paris December 27, 2010 as police guard the entrance . French Foreign Ministry spokesman Bernard Valero said in a regular electronic briefing on Monday that Ivory Coast's Ambassador...more

A man speaks to journalists from inside the Ivory Coast embassy in Paris December 27, 2010 as police guard the entrance . French Foreign Ministry spokesman Bernard Valero said in a regular electronic briefing on Monday that Ivory Coast's Ambassador to Paris Pierre Kipre was being replaced at the request of Ouattara's government. "We've taken account of the decision taken by the legitimate authorities of Ivory Coast, and the request for accreditation of a new ambassador, for which the procedure is underway," spokesman Valero said. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

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<p>A man holds a picture of Pakistan's former prime minister Benazir Bhutto with a candle and a flower as he participates in a vigil to commemorate her death anniversary in Islamabad December 27, 2010. Bhutto was killed in a gun and suicide bomb attack after an election rally in the city of Rawalpindi on December 27, 2007, weeks after she returned to Pakistan after years in self-imposed exile.   REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood  </p>

A man holds a picture of Pakistan's former prime minister Benazir Bhutto with a candle and a flower as he participates in a vigil to commemorate her death anniversary in Islamabad December 27, 2010. Bhutto was killed in a gun and suicide bomb attack...more

A man holds a picture of Pakistan's former prime minister Benazir Bhutto with a candle and a flower as he participates in a vigil to commemorate her death anniversary in Islamabad December 27, 2010. Bhutto was killed in a gun and suicide bomb attack after an election rally in the city of Rawalpindi on December 27, 2007, weeks after she returned to Pakistan after years in self-imposed exile. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood

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<p>A worker lays out newly made red lanterns to dry at a lantern factory in Jishan county, Shanxi province December 27, 2010. The lanterns are being prepared for New Year celebrations and the coming Chinese Lunar New Year, which falls on February 3, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer </p>

A worker lays out newly made red lanterns to dry at a lantern factory in Jishan county, Shanxi province December 27, 2010. The lanterns are being prepared for New Year celebrations and the coming Chinese Lunar New Year, which falls on February 3,...more

A worker lays out newly made red lanterns to dry at a lantern factory in Jishan county, Shanxi province December 27, 2010. The lanterns are being prepared for New Year celebrations and the coming Chinese Lunar New Year, which falls on February 3, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>People look down at a crypt museum, set to open for the public on January 3, 2011, at Saint George Orthodox Cathedral in Beirut, December 27, 2010.  Eight layers of occupation from the Hellenistic period to the present, including the remains of five, possibly six successive churches were found during the excavation process, conducted by the Archaelogical Museum of the American University of Beirut, and the ruins are being preserved in the crypt museum. REUTERS/ Mohamed Azakir  </p>

People look down at a crypt museum, set to open for the public on January 3, 2011, at Saint George Orthodox Cathedral in Beirut, December 27, 2010. Eight layers of occupation from the Hellenistic period to the present, including the remains of five,...more

People look down at a crypt museum, set to open for the public on January 3, 2011, at Saint George Orthodox Cathedral in Beirut, December 27, 2010. Eight layers of occupation from the Hellenistic period to the present, including the remains of five, possibly six successive churches were found during the excavation process, conducted by the Archaelogical Museum of the American University of Beirut, and the ruins are being preserved in the crypt museum. REUTERS/ Mohamed Azakir

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<p>Travelers rest on a shoeshine stand at the Hoboken Rail Terminal in Hoboken, New Jersey December 27, 2010. The travelers spent the night sleeping in the terminal as New Jersey Transit shut down all forms of transportation due to a blizzard in the New York area. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn</p>

Travelers rest on a shoeshine stand at the Hoboken Rail Terminal in Hoboken, New Jersey December 27, 2010. The travelers spent the night sleeping in the terminal as New Jersey Transit shut down all forms of transportation due to a blizzard in the New...more

Travelers rest on a shoeshine stand at the Hoboken Rail Terminal in Hoboken, New Jersey December 27, 2010. The travelers spent the night sleeping in the terminal as New Jersey Transit shut down all forms of transportation due to a blizzard in the New York area. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

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<p>Hasan Dahir Aweys (L), leader of Somali rebel group Hizbul Islam, listens to al Qaeda-linked insurgents al Shabaab commander Sheikh Mukhtar Abu during a ceremony celebrating their merger in Afgoi, 30 km (19 miles) south of Mogadishu, December 27, 2010. Aweys said on Monday he backed the decision to join up with al Shabaab in their bid to topple the Horn of Africa country's besieged government. REUTERS/Feisal Omar </p>

Hasan Dahir Aweys (L), leader of Somali rebel group Hizbul Islam, listens to al Qaeda-linked insurgents al Shabaab commander Sheikh Mukhtar Abu during a ceremony celebrating their merger in Afgoi, 30 km (19 miles) south of Mogadishu, December 27,...more

Hasan Dahir Aweys (L), leader of Somali rebel group Hizbul Islam, listens to al Qaeda-linked insurgents al Shabaab commander Sheikh Mukhtar Abu during a ceremony celebrating their merger in Afgoi, 30 km (19 miles) south of Mogadishu, December 27, 2010. Aweys said on Monday he backed the decision to join up with al Shabaab in their bid to topple the Horn of Africa country's besieged government. REUTERS/Feisal Omar

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<p>A man gets a haircut depicting 2011 to welcome the new year at a barbershop in the northern Indian city of Allahabad December 27, 2010. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash</p>

A man gets a haircut depicting 2011 to welcome the new year at a barbershop in the northern Indian city of Allahabad December 27, 2010. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

A man gets a haircut depicting 2011 to welcome the new year at a barbershop in the northern Indian city of Allahabad December 27, 2010. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

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<p>A Palestinian youth throws a stone at Israeli police officers during clashes in the predominantly Palestinian neighbourhood of Silwan in East Jerusalem December 27, 2010. Clashes broke out on Monday when right-wing Israeli parliament members came to visit Beit Yonatan, a controversial building housing eight Jewish settler families in Silwan. REUTERS/Ammar Awad </p>

A Palestinian youth throws a stone at Israeli police officers during clashes in the predominantly Palestinian neighbourhood of Silwan in East Jerusalem December 27, 2010. Clashes broke out on Monday when right-wing Israeli parliament members came to...more

A Palestinian youth throws a stone at Israeli police officers during clashes in the predominantly Palestinian neighbourhood of Silwan in East Jerusalem December 27, 2010. Clashes broke out on Monday when right-wing Israeli parliament members came to visit Beit Yonatan, a controversial building housing eight Jewish settler families in Silwan. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

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<p>A surfer in a wet suit leaves the water with his surfboard as the sun sets on the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla, California  December 27, 2010.  REUTERS/Mike Blake </p>

A surfer in a wet suit leaves the water with his surfboard as the sun sets on the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla, California December 27, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A surfer in a wet suit leaves the water with his surfboard as the sun sets on the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla, California December 27, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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<p>A flight information board shows the status of outgoing flights at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey December 27, 2010. U.S. airlines canceled hundreds of flights and could spend days returning to normal during the busy holiday travel season after a blizzard pummeled the northeast of the country, dumping 20 inches (50 cm) of snow on New York City.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson </p>

A flight information board shows the status of outgoing flights at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey December 27, 2010. U.S. airlines canceled hundreds of flights and could spend days returning to normal during the busy holiday...more

A flight information board shows the status of outgoing flights at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey December 27, 2010. U.S. airlines canceled hundreds of flights and could spend days returning to normal during the busy holiday travel season after a blizzard pummeled the northeast of the country, dumping 20 inches (50 cm) of snow on New York City. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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