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<p>Fireworks explode over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House during a pyrotechnic show to celebrate the New Year in Australia January 1, 2011.   REUTERS/Tim Wimborne </p>

Fireworks explode over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House during a pyrotechnic show to celebrate the New Year in Australia January 1, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

Fireworks explode over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House during a pyrotechnic show to celebrate the New Year in Australia January 1, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

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<p>A Kosovo boy looks through an ice-covered car window in the town of Lipljane near Pristina, Kosovo, January 2, 2011. REUTERS/Hazir Reka</p>

A Kosovo boy looks through an ice-covered car window in the town of Lipljane near Pristina, Kosovo, January 2, 2011. REUTERS/Hazir Reka

A Kosovo boy looks through an ice-covered car window in the town of Lipljane near Pristina, Kosovo, January 2, 2011. REUTERS/Hazir Reka

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<p>Egyptian Christians grieve for their relatives killed during Saturday's bomb attack at the Coptic Orthodox church in Alexandria, January 2, 2011. The bomb killed at least 21 people outside the church early on New Year's Day and the Interior Ministry said a foreign-backed suicide bomber may have been responsible. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh</p>

Egyptian Christians grieve for their relatives killed during Saturday's bomb attack at the Coptic Orthodox church in Alexandria, January 2, 2011. The bomb killed at least 21 people outside the church early on New Year's Day and the Interior Ministry...more

Egyptian Christians grieve for their relatives killed during Saturday's bomb attack at the Coptic Orthodox church in Alexandria, January 2, 2011. The bomb killed at least 21 people outside the church early on New Year's Day and the Interior Ministry said a foreign-backed suicide bomber may have been responsible. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

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<p>Fire fighting vehicles park near a Tupolev-154 passenger plane that caught fire and blew up in Surgut Airport in Western Siberia in this still image taken from video January 1, 2011. The Soviet-made airliner caught fire on Saturday at the airport, leaving at least three people dead, three missing and 34 hospitalized, officials said. REUTERS/SITV via Reuters TV</p>

Fire fighting vehicles park near a Tupolev-154 passenger plane that caught fire and blew up in Surgut Airport in Western Siberia in this still image taken from video January 1, 2011. The Soviet-made airliner caught fire on Saturday at the airport,...more

Fire fighting vehicles park near a Tupolev-154 passenger plane that caught fire and blew up in Surgut Airport in Western Siberia in this still image taken from video January 1, 2011. The Soviet-made airliner caught fire on Saturday at the airport, leaving at least three people dead, three missing and 34 hospitalized, officials said. REUTERS/SITV via Reuters TV

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<p>South Korean President Lee Myung-bak gestures as he talks with South Korean soldiers dispatched to Afghanistan via video conference at the presidential Blue House in Seoul January 1, 2011.   REUTERS/The Blue House/Handout</p>

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak gestures as he talks with South Korean soldiers dispatched to Afghanistan via video conference at the presidential Blue House in Seoul January 1, 2011. REUTERS/The Blue House/Handout

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak gestures as he talks with South Korean soldiers dispatched to Afghanistan via video conference at the presidential Blue House in Seoul January 1, 2011. REUTERS/The Blue House/Handout

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<p>A man dives into the water as he takes part in the the Coney Island Polar Bear Club's annual New Year's Day Polar Bear Swim in New York's Coney Island January 1, 2011. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi</p>

A man dives into the water as he takes part in the the Coney Island Polar Bear Club's annual New Year's Day Polar Bear Swim in New York's Coney Island January 1, 2011. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

A man dives into the water as he takes part in the the Coney Island Polar Bear Club's annual New Year's Day Polar Bear Swim in New York's Coney Island January 1, 2011. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

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<p>Participants react to the cold waters of English Bay while taking part in the 91st Polar Bear Swim in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, January 1, 2011. REUTERS/Andy Clark</p>

Participants react to the cold waters of English Bay while taking part in the 91st Polar Bear Swim in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, January 1, 2011. REUTERS/Andy Clark

Participants react to the cold waters of English Bay while taking part in the 91st Polar Bear Swim in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, January 1, 2011. REUTERS/Andy Clark

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<p>Dallas Cowboys quarterback Stephen McGee (7) is tackled by the Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Trevard Lindley during the fourth quarter of their NFL game in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 2, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer</p>

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Stephen McGee (7) is tackled by the Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Trevard Lindley during the fourth quarter of their NFL game in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 2, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Stephen McGee (7) is tackled by the Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Trevard Lindley during the fourth quarter of their NFL game in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 2, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer

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<p>Four-year-old Qasim presses his face against a plastic window as he plays in a rickshaw in Karachi January 2, 2011. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro </p>

Four-year-old Qasim presses his face against a plastic window as he plays in a rickshaw in Karachi January 2, 2011. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Four-year-old Qasim presses his face against a plastic window as he plays in a rickshaw in Karachi January 2, 2011. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

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<p>A small plane takes off from a portion of the flooded runway at the Rockhampton airport in the state of Queensland January 2, 2011. Large parts of Australia's coastal northeast were flooded on Sunday in a spreading environmental disaster as thousands of residents fled their homes to avoid the runoff from a Christmas deluge. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz</p>

A small plane takes off from a portion of the flooded runway at the Rockhampton airport in the state of Queensland January 2, 2011. Large parts of Australia's coastal northeast were flooded on Sunday in a spreading environmental disaster as thousands...more

A small plane takes off from a portion of the flooded runway at the Rockhampton airport in the state of Queensland January 2, 2011. Large parts of Australia's coastal northeast were flooded on Sunday in a spreading environmental disaster as thousands of residents fled their homes to avoid the runoff from a Christmas deluge. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz

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<p>The first of the New Year Day Looney Dook swimmers run towards the water at South Queensferry, Scotland January 1, 2011. REUTERS/David Moir</p>

The first of the New Year Day Looney Dook swimmers run towards the water at South Queensferry, Scotland January 1, 2011. REUTERS/David Moir

The first of the New Year Day Looney Dook swimmers run towards the water at South Queensferry, Scotland January 1, 2011. REUTERS/David Moir

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<p>An Egyptian Christian clashes with Egyptian riot police in front of the the Coptic Orthodox church in Alexandria, 230 km (140 miles) north of Cairo January 1, 2011.   REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh</p>

An Egyptian Christian clashes with Egyptian riot police in front of the the Coptic Orthodox church in Alexandria, 230 km (140 miles) north of Cairo January 1, 2011. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

An Egyptian Christian clashes with Egyptian riot police in front of the the Coptic Orthodox church in Alexandria, 230 km (140 miles) north of Cairo January 1, 2011. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

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<p>Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff embraces outgoing President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva outside Planalto Palace in Brasilia January 1, 2011. Rousseff is the first woman to become Brazil's president, taking the reins of an emerging giant with a booming economy, vast new oil reserves and growing international diplomatic clout. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker</p>

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff embraces outgoing President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva outside Planalto Palace in Brasilia January 1, 2011. Rousseff is the first woman to become Brazil's president, taking the reins of an emerging giant with a...more

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff embraces outgoing President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva outside Planalto Palace in Brasilia January 1, 2011. Rousseff is the first woman to become Brazil's president, taking the reins of an emerging giant with a booming economy, vast new oil reserves and growing international diplomatic clout. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

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<p>Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, an Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning, sits with her son Sajjad Ghaderzadeh during a meeting at a provincial welfare organisation in Tabriz, 633 km (396 miles) northwest of Tehran, January 1, 2011. Ashtiani was allowed out on prison leave to have dinner with her daughter and son on Saturday, hours after he had appealed to the judiciary to spare her life. She has been accused of adultery and of being complicit in her husband's murder but her sentence to be stoned to death was suspended after an international outcry. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl</p>

Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, an Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning, sits with her son Sajjad Ghaderzadeh during a meeting at a provincial welfare organisation in Tabriz, 633 km (396 miles) northwest of Tehran, January 1, 2011. Ashtiani was...more

Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, an Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning, sits with her son Sajjad Ghaderzadeh during a meeting at a provincial welfare organisation in Tabriz, 633 km (396 miles) northwest of Tehran, January 1, 2011. Ashtiani was allowed out on prison leave to have dinner with her daughter and son on Saturday, hours after he had appealed to the judiciary to spare her life. She has been accused of adultery and of being complicit in her husband's murder but her sentence to be stoned to death was suspended after an international outcry. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

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<p>Thousands of people spend New Years day on the Durban beach front, South Africa, January 1, 2011. REUTERS/Rogan Ward</p>

Thousands of people spend New Years day on the Durban beach front, South Africa, January 1, 2011. REUTERS/Rogan Ward

Thousands of people spend New Years day on the Durban beach front, South Africa, January 1, 2011. REUTERS/Rogan Ward

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<p>A Greek Orthodox monk walks on a foot bridge leading to Saint Nicolas Orthodox church in order to contuct the first mass of the year in Vistonida lake at Porto Lagos in northern Greece January 1, 2011. The church is part of the "Vatopedi" monastery based in Mount Athos. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis</p>

A Greek Orthodox monk walks on a foot bridge leading to Saint Nicolas Orthodox church in order to contuct the first mass of the year in Vistonida lake at Porto Lagos in northern Greece January 1, 2011. The church is part of the "Vatopedi" monastery...more

A Greek Orthodox monk walks on a foot bridge leading to Saint Nicolas Orthodox church in order to contuct the first mass of the year in Vistonida lake at Porto Lagos in northern Greece January 1, 2011. The church is part of the "Vatopedi" monastery based in Mount Athos. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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<p>Germany's Michael Uhrmann soars through the air during the practice for the third event of the four-hills ski jumping tournament in Innsbruck, Austria, January 2, 2011.REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler </p>

Germany's Michael Uhrmann soars through the air during the practice for the third event of the four-hills ski jumping tournament in Innsbruck, Austria, January 2, 2011.REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler

Germany's Michael Uhrmann soars through the air during the practice for the third event of the four-hills ski jumping tournament in Innsbruck, Austria, January 2, 2011.REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler

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<p>People use ropes to get from one area to another in Barrio Altavista in Caracas, Venezuela, January 2, 2011.   REUTERS/Gil Montano</p>

People use ropes to get from one area to another in Barrio Altavista in Caracas, Venezuela, January 2, 2011. REUTERS/Gil Montano

People use ropes to get from one area to another in Barrio Altavista in Caracas, Venezuela, January 2, 2011. REUTERS/Gil Montano

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<p>Palestinian members of the Fatah movement roll down a poster of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during a rally to mark the 46th anniversary of the group's foundation in the West Bank city of Jenin January 1, 2011. REUTERS/Abed Omar Qusini</p>

Palestinian members of the Fatah movement roll down a poster of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during a rally to mark the 46th anniversary of the group's foundation in the West Bank city of Jenin January 1, 2011. REUTERS/Abed Omar Qusini

Palestinian members of the Fatah movement roll down a poster of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during a rally to mark the 46th anniversary of the group's foundation in the West Bank city of Jenin January 1, 2011. REUTERS/Abed Omar Qusini

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<p>Inmates walk near burning buildings at the low security Ford Open Prison, in Arundel, southern England, January 1, 2011. Trouble at the prison broke out around midnight when about 40 inmates began rioting, smashing windows and starting fires, the BBC reported.  REUTERS/Paul Hackett</p>

Inmates walk near burning buildings at the low security Ford Open Prison, in Arundel, southern England, January 1, 2011. Trouble at the prison broke out around midnight when about 40 inmates began rioting, smashing windows and starting fires, the BBC...more

Inmates walk near burning buildings at the low security Ford Open Prison, in Arundel, southern England, January 1, 2011. Trouble at the prison broke out around midnight when about 40 inmates began rioting, smashing windows and starting fires, the BBC reported. REUTERS/Paul Hackett

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<p>A girl falls in the mud as her sister and father remove damaged belongings from their home affected by floodwater in Bundaberg, Queensland January 1, 2011.    REUTERS/Daniel Munoz</p>

A girl falls in the mud as her sister and father remove damaged belongings from their home affected by floodwater in Bundaberg, Queensland January 1, 2011. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz

A girl falls in the mud as her sister and father remove damaged belongings from their home affected by floodwater in Bundaberg, Queensland January 1, 2011. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz

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<p>A Palestinian protester uses a sling to throw stones at Israeli security forces during clashes at a protest against the controversial Israeli barrier in the West Bank village of Bilin near Ramallah December 31, 2010. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman</p>

A Palestinian protester uses a sling to throw stones at Israeli security forces during clashes at a protest against the controversial Israeli barrier in the West Bank village of Bilin near Ramallah December 31, 2010. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

A Palestinian protester uses a sling to throw stones at Israeli security forces during clashes at a protest against the controversial Israeli barrier in the West Bank village of Bilin near Ramallah December 31, 2010. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

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<p>Palestinian Fatah members carry rocket propelled grenades during a parade at Ain el-Hilweh refugee camp, southern Lebanon, to mark the 46th anniversary of founding the Fateh movement, December 31, 2010. REUTERS/ Ali Hashisho</p>

Palestinian Fatah members carry rocket propelled grenades during a parade at Ain el-Hilweh refugee camp, southern Lebanon, to mark the 46th anniversary of founding the Fateh movement, December 31, 2010. REUTERS/ Ali Hashisho

Palestinian Fatah members carry rocket propelled grenades during a parade at Ain el-Hilweh refugee camp, southern Lebanon, to mark the 46th anniversary of founding the Fateh movement, December 31, 2010. REUTERS/ Ali Hashisho

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<p>A statue of Lord Buddha is pictured after a snowfall at Kuensel Phodrang in Thimphu, Bhutan, January 1, 2011. REUTERS/Singye Wangchuk </p>

A statue of Lord Buddha is pictured after a snowfall at Kuensel Phodrang in Thimphu, Bhutan, January 1, 2011. REUTERS/Singye Wangchuk

A statue of Lord Buddha is pictured after a snowfall at Kuensel Phodrang in Thimphu, Bhutan, January 1, 2011. REUTERS/Singye Wangchuk

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<p>Volkswagen pilot Carlos Sainz of Spain crosses a dam during the first stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011 from Victoria to Cordoba January 2, 2011. Sainz won the stage. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard</p>

Volkswagen pilot Carlos Sainz of Spain crosses a dam during the first stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011 from Victoria to Cordoba January 2, 2011. Sainz won the stage. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Volkswagen pilot Carlos Sainz of Spain crosses a dam during the first stage of the third South American edition of the Dakar Rally 2011 from Victoria to Cordoba January 2, 2011. Sainz won the stage. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

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<p>Revellers play in the confetti during New Year celebrations in New York's Times Square January 1, 2011. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi </p>

Revellers play in the confetti during New Year celebrations in New York's Times Square January 1, 2011. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

Revellers play in the confetti during New Year celebrations in New York's Times Square January 1, 2011. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

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<p>Supporters of various religious parties take a part in a rally in support of the Pakistani blasphemy law in Karachi December 31, 2010.   REUTERS/Athar Hussain</p>

Supporters of various religious parties take a part in a rally in support of the Pakistani blasphemy law in Karachi December 31, 2010. REUTERS/Athar Hussain

Supporters of various religious parties take a part in a rally in support of the Pakistani blasphemy law in Karachi December 31, 2010. REUTERS/Athar Hussain

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<p>Spain's Rafael Nadal (L) and Roger Federer of Switzerland warm up at the west bay during an exhibition match to promote the city of Doha, one day before the Qatar Open in Doha, January 2, 2011. REUTERS/Qatar Tennis Federation/Handout</p>

Spain's Rafael Nadal (L) and Roger Federer of Switzerland warm up at the west bay during an exhibition match to promote the city of Doha, one day before the Qatar Open in Doha, January 2, 2011. REUTERS/Qatar Tennis Federation/Handout

Spain's Rafael Nadal (L) and Roger Federer of Switzerland warm up at the west bay during an exhibition match to promote the city of Doha, one day before the Qatar Open in Doha, January 2, 2011. REUTERS/Qatar Tennis Federation/Handout

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<p>People stand in queue to buy tickets for the cricket World Cup in Dhaka January 2, 2011. People queued overnight outside of banks in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka in a desperate bid to buy highly-prized cricket World Cup tickets, which went on sale on Sunday. The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) said the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, which will host six matches including the opener between India and Bangladesh, has a seating capacity of 25,167 but only 15,167 tickets are available for local spectators. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj</p>

People stand in queue to buy tickets for the cricket World Cup in Dhaka January 2, 2011. People queued overnight outside of banks in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka in a desperate bid to buy highly-prized cricket World Cup tickets, which went on...more

People stand in queue to buy tickets for the cricket World Cup in Dhaka January 2, 2011. People queued overnight outside of banks in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka in a desperate bid to buy highly-prized cricket World Cup tickets, which went on sale on Sunday. The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) said the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, which will host six matches including the opener between India and Bangladesh, has a seating capacity of 25,167 but only 15,167 tickets are available for local spectators. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj

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<p>Residents sit on a piece of artillery as they gather to witness the meeting between Somalia's Islamist al Shabaab and rebel group Hizbul Islam in southern Mogadishu, January 1, 2011, where the two groups officially merged.    REUTERS/Feisal Omar</p>

Residents sit on a piece of artillery as they gather to witness the meeting between Somalia's Islamist al Shabaab and rebel group Hizbul Islam in southern Mogadishu, January 1, 2011, where the two groups officially merged. REUTERS/Feisal Omar more

Residents sit on a piece of artillery as they gather to witness the meeting between Somalia's Islamist al Shabaab and rebel group Hizbul Islam in southern Mogadishu, January 1, 2011, where the two groups officially merged. REUTERS/Feisal Omar

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<p>Hindu pilgrims dry their saree, a traditional cloth used for women's clothing, after taking a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, in the northern Indian city of Allahabad January 1, 2011. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash</p>

Hindu pilgrims dry their saree, a traditional cloth used for women's clothing, after taking a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, in the northern Indian city of Allahabad January 1, 2011. REUTERS/Jitendra...more

Hindu pilgrims dry their saree, a traditional cloth used for women's clothing, after taking a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, in the northern Indian city of Allahabad January 1, 2011. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

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<p>Onlookers gather around a damaged car after a bomb exploded in Alexandria, 230 km (140 miles) north of Cairo January 1, 2011.   REUTERS/Stringer</p>

Onlookers gather around a damaged car after a bomb exploded in Alexandria, 230 km (140 miles) north of Cairo January 1, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer

Onlookers gather around a damaged car after a bomb exploded in Alexandria, 230 km (140 miles) north of Cairo January 1, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>A woman (L) and a man dressed up as Nasa astronauts walk along a street as they celebrate the New Year in Coin, near the southern Spanish town of Malaga January 1, 2011. REUTERS/Jon Nazca</p>

A woman (L) and a man dressed up as Nasa astronauts walk along a street as they celebrate the New Year in Coin, near the southern Spanish town of Malaga January 1, 2011. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

A woman (L) and a man dressed up as Nasa astronauts walk along a street as they celebrate the New Year in Coin, near the southern Spanish town of Malaga January 1, 2011. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

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<p>Coptic Orthodox Christians carry two people to make a shape of a cross during a protest against Saturday's bomb attacks, near their church in Alexandria, January 2, 2011.   REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih</p>

Coptic Orthodox Christians carry two people to make a shape of a cross during a protest against Saturday's bomb attacks, near their church in Alexandria, January 2, 2011. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

Coptic Orthodox Christians carry two people to make a shape of a cross during a protest against Saturday's bomb attacks, near their church in Alexandria, January 2, 2011. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

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<p>A North Korean village is seen across the Imjin River in this picture taken from a South Korean observation post, just south of the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas in Paju, north of Seoul January 1, 2011.  REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won</p>

A North Korean village is seen across the Imjin River in this picture taken from a South Korean observation post, just south of the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas in Paju, north of Seoul January 1, 2011. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

A North Korean village is seen across the Imjin River in this picture taken from a South Korean observation post, just south of the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas in Paju, north of Seoul January 1, 2011. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

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<p>A woman meditates at sunset on Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California, on New Year's Eve December 31, 2010. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson</p>

A woman meditates at sunset on Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California, on New Year's Eve December 31, 2010. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

A woman meditates at sunset on Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California, on New Year's Eve December 31, 2010. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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<p>Prayer books are placed in the pockets of Saint Serkis church's benches before a New Year mass in central Tehran December 31, 2010.   REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl</p>

Prayer books are placed in the pockets of Saint Serkis church's benches before a New Year mass in central Tehran December 31, 2010. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

Prayer books are placed in the pockets of Saint Serkis church's benches before a New Year mass in central Tehran December 31, 2010. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

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<p>Fireworks explode over St. Basil Cathedral at Red Square during New Year's Day celebrations in Moscow January 1, 2011. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva</p>

Fireworks explode over St. Basil Cathedral at Red Square during New Year's Day celebrations in Moscow January 1, 2011. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva

Fireworks explode over St. Basil Cathedral at Red Square during New Year's Day celebrations in Moscow January 1, 2011. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva

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<p>Thousands of revellers celebrate the New Year on the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris January 1, 2011. REUTERS/Charles Platiau</p>

Thousands of revellers celebrate the New Year on the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris January 1, 2011. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Thousands of revellers celebrate the New Year on the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris January 1, 2011. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

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<p>A specialist trader rubs his eyes as he works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on the last trading day of the year in New York December 31, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi</p>

A specialist trader rubs his eyes as he works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on the last trading day of the year in New York December 31, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

A specialist trader rubs his eyes as he works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on the last trading day of the year in New York December 31, 2010. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

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<p>Riot policemen arrest a demonstrator during a protest in Cochabamba, December 30, 2010. Bolivian President Evo Morales raised the minimum wage by 20 percent on Wednesday in a bid to defuse social tensions over hefty fuel price increases that have sparked protests in the impoverished Andean country. REUTERS/Danilo Balderrama</p>

Riot policemen arrest a demonstrator during a protest in Cochabamba, December 30, 2010. Bolivian President Evo Morales raised the minimum wage by 20 percent on Wednesday in a bid to defuse social tensions over hefty fuel price increases that have...more

Riot policemen arrest a demonstrator during a protest in Cochabamba, December 30, 2010. Bolivian President Evo Morales raised the minimum wage by 20 percent on Wednesday in a bid to defuse social tensions over hefty fuel price increases that have sparked protests in the impoverished Andean country. REUTERS/Danilo Balderrama

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<p>Fireworks explode above the Taipei International Flora Expo as part of Taiwan's centennial celebrations in Taipei January 1, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer</p>

Fireworks explode above the Taipei International Flora Expo as part of Taiwan's centennial celebrations in Taipei January 1, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer

Fireworks explode above the Taipei International Flora Expo as part of Taiwan's centennial celebrations in Taipei January 1, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>A hawk chases a pigeon during a falconry demonstration held by the Suwa falconry preservation as part of New Year celebrations in Tokyo, January 2, 2011.   REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon</p>

A hawk chases a pigeon during a falconry demonstration held by the Suwa falconry preservation as part of New Year celebrations in Tokyo, January 2, 2011. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A hawk chases a pigeon during a falconry demonstration held by the Suwa falconry preservation as part of New Year celebrations in Tokyo, January 2, 2011. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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<p>Miami Heat's LeBron James (R) battles for a loose ball against Golden State Warriors' Monta Ellis during third quarter NBA action in Miami January 1, 2011. REUTERS/Hans Deryk </p>

Miami Heat's LeBron James (R) battles for a loose ball against Golden State Warriors' Monta Ellis during third quarter NBA action in Miami January 1, 2011. REUTERS/Hans Deryk

Miami Heat's LeBron James (R) battles for a loose ball against Golden State Warriors' Monta Ellis during third quarter NBA action in Miami January 1, 2011. REUTERS/Hans Deryk

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<p>A policeman stands guard outside the barricaded Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai December 31, 2010. Police on Friday barricaded the hotel using black cloth to stop visitors from going near to it, a senior police official said. India is on high alert for possible militant strikes over the New Year and police are searching for four people they said belonged to a Pakistan-based militant group and had entered Mumbai to carry out an attack. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui</p>

A policeman stands guard outside the barricaded Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai December 31, 2010. Police on Friday barricaded the hotel using black cloth to stop visitors from going near to it, a senior police official said. India is on high alert...more

A policeman stands guard outside the barricaded Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai December 31, 2010. Police on Friday barricaded the hotel using black cloth to stop visitors from going near to it, a senior police official said. India is on high alert for possible militant strikes over the New Year and police are searching for four people they said belonged to a Pakistan-based militant group and had entered Mumbai to carry out an attack. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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<p>Chelsea's Florent Malouda (R) is fouled by Aston Villa's Stiliyan Petrov during their English Premier League match at Stamford Bridge in London January 2, 2011. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh</p>

Chelsea's Florent Malouda (R) is fouled by Aston Villa's Stiliyan Petrov during their English Premier League match at Stamford Bridge in London January 2, 2011. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

Chelsea's Florent Malouda (R) is fouled by Aston Villa's Stiliyan Petrov during their English Premier League match at Stamford Bridge in London January 2, 2011. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

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<p>A man blows smoke from a marijuana cigarette on a statue of La Santa Muerte (The Saint of Death), a cult figure often depicted as a skeletal grim reaper, as part of a cleansing ritual in Tepito in Mexico City January 1, 2011.   REUTERS/Claudia Daut</p>

A man blows smoke from a marijuana cigarette on a statue of La Santa Muerte (The Saint of Death), a cult figure often depicted as a skeletal grim reaper, as part of a cleansing ritual in Tepito in Mexico City January 1, 2011. REUTERS/Claudia Daut more

A man blows smoke from a marijuana cigarette on a statue of La Santa Muerte (The Saint of Death), a cult figure often depicted as a skeletal grim reaper, as part of a cleansing ritual in Tepito in Mexico City January 1, 2011. REUTERS/Claudia Daut

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<p>A cross is seen during a Catholic mass in favour of the traditional family unit in central Madrid January 2, 2011. REUTERS/Susana Vera</p>

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