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<p>An anti-government ''red shirt'' protester shouts during a rally near the Democracy monument, the site of bloody clashes with security forces, in Bangkok January 23, 2011. Thousands of anti-government activists gathered in Bangkok on Sunday to demand the release of their leaders who were detained since the May 2010 crackdown. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj</p>

An anti-government ''red shirt'' protester shouts during a rally near the Democracy monument, the site of bloody clashes with security forces, in Bangkok January 23, 2011. Thousands of anti-government activists gathered in Bangkok on Sunday to demand...more

An anti-government ''red shirt'' protester shouts during a rally near the Democracy monument, the site of bloody clashes with security forces, in Bangkok January 23, 2011. Thousands of anti-government activists gathered in Bangkok on Sunday to demand the release of their leaders who were detained since the May 2010 crackdown. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>An injured demonstrator gestures during an anti-government protest in Tirana, Albania, January 21, 2011. REUTERS/Arben Celi</p>

An injured demonstrator gestures during an anti-government protest in Tirana, Albania, January 21, 2011. REUTERS/Arben Celi

An injured demonstrator gestures during an anti-government protest in Tirana, Albania, January 21, 2011. REUTERS/Arben Celi

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<p>U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is carried aboard a plane bound for Houston, in Tucson, Arizona, in this photograph taken and released January 21, 2011. Giffords arrived at Memorial Hermann hospital on Friday to start the next phase of her recovery at the Houston rehabilitation center following 13 days of treatment at an Arizona hospital for a gunshot wound to the head.  REUTERS/Office of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords/Jennifer Polixenni Brankin/Handout</p>

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is carried aboard a plane bound for Houston, in Tucson, Arizona, in this photograph taken and released January 21, 2011. Giffords arrived at Memorial Hermann hospital on Friday to start the next phase of her recovery at...more

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is carried aboard a plane bound for Houston, in Tucson, Arizona, in this photograph taken and released January 21, 2011. Giffords arrived at Memorial Hermann hospital on Friday to start the next phase of her recovery at the Houston rehabilitation center following 13 days of treatment at an Arizona hospital for a gunshot wound to the head. REUTERS/Office of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords/Jennifer Polixenni Brankin/Handout

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<p>South Korean naval special forces take up positions during an operation to rescue crew members on the Samho Jewelry vessel in the Arabian Sea January 21, 2011. South Korea's navy has rescued all crew members aboard a South Korean chemical ship hijacked by Somali pirates in the Arabian Sea, President Lee Myung-bak said on Friday. Five pirates were captured, and eight were killed. The Samho Jewelry, en route to Sri Lanka from the United Arab Emirates, was seized at the weekend. Aboard was a crew of eight Koreans, 11 Myanmar nationals and two Indonesians.    REUTERS/South Korean Navy/Handout</p>

South Korean naval special forces take up positions during an operation to rescue crew members on the Samho Jewelry vessel in the Arabian Sea January 21, 2011. South Korea's navy has rescued all crew members aboard a South Korean chemical ship...more

South Korean naval special forces take up positions during an operation to rescue crew members on the Samho Jewelry vessel in the Arabian Sea January 21, 2011. South Korea's navy has rescued all crew members aboard a South Korean chemical ship hijacked by Somali pirates in the Arabian Sea, President Lee Myung-bak said on Friday. Five pirates were captured, and eight were killed. The Samho Jewelry, en route to Sri Lanka from the United Arab Emirates, was seized at the weekend. Aboard was a crew of eight Koreans, 11 Myanmar nationals and two Indonesians. REUTERS/South Korean Navy/Handout

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<p>Supporters of incumbent Ivory Coast leader Laurent Gbagbo attend a rally at Champroux stadium in Abidjan January 23, 2011.    REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon</p>

Supporters of incumbent Ivory Coast leader Laurent Gbagbo attend a rally at Champroux stadium in Abidjan January 23, 2011. REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon

Supporters of incumbent Ivory Coast leader Laurent Gbagbo attend a rally at Champroux stadium in Abidjan January 23, 2011. REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon

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<p>Protesters gesture from the walls of the Prime Minister's office during a demonstration in downtown Tunis, Tunisia, January 21, 2011.   REUTERS/ Finbarr O'Reilly</p>

Protesters gesture from the walls of the Prime Minister's office during a demonstration in downtown Tunis, Tunisia, January 21, 2011. REUTERS/ Finbarr O'Reilly

Protesters gesture from the walls of the Prime Minister's office during a demonstration in downtown Tunis, Tunisia, January 21, 2011. REUTERS/ Finbarr O'Reilly

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<p>America striker Vicente Sanchez of Uruguay kicks the ball during their Mexican league championship match against Tigres at Azteca stadium in Mexico City January 23, 2011. REUTERS/Henry Romero</p>

America striker Vicente Sanchez of Uruguay kicks the ball during their Mexican league championship match against Tigres at Azteca stadium in Mexico City January 23, 2011. REUTERS/Henry Romero

America striker Vicente Sanchez of Uruguay kicks the ball during their Mexican league championship match against Tigres at Azteca stadium in Mexico City January 23, 2011. REUTERS/Henry Romero

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<p>Blind couples pose after taking their wedding vows during their wedding ceremony in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad January 23, 2011.   REUTERS/Amit Dave</p>

Blind couples pose after taking their wedding vows during their wedding ceremony in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad January 23, 2011. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Blind couples pose after taking their wedding vows during their wedding ceremony in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad January 23, 2011. REUTERS/Amit Dave

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<p>Albanian police protect the government building during an anti-government rally in Tirana, Albania, January 21, 2011. REUTERS/Arben Celi</p>

Albanian police protect the government building during an anti-government rally in Tirana, Albania, January 21, 2011. REUTERS/Arben Celi

Albanian police protect the government building during an anti-government rally in Tirana, Albania, January 21, 2011. REUTERS/Arben Celi

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<p>A man sleeps on a bench at the Internationale Gruene Woche IGW (International Green Week) agriculture and food fair on its opening day in Berlin, January 21, 2011.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter</p>

A man sleeps on a bench at the Internationale Gruene Woche IGW (International Green Week) agriculture and food fair on its opening day in Berlin, January 21, 2011. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A man sleeps on a bench at the Internationale Gruene Woche IGW (International Green Week) agriculture and food fair on its opening day in Berlin, January 21, 2011. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

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<p>"Their families have been told" by British artist Annemarie Wright is seen at an art centre in London January 21, 2011. The artwork depicts former Prime Minister Tony Blair as a collection of names of those killed during the Iraq conflict. REUTERS/Kieran Doherty</p>

"Their families have been told" by British artist Annemarie Wright is seen at an art centre in London January 21, 2011. The artwork depicts former Prime Minister Tony Blair as a collection of names of those killed during the Iraq conflict....more

"Their families have been told" by British artist Annemarie Wright is seen at an art centre in London January 21, 2011. The artwork depicts former Prime Minister Tony Blair as a collection of names of those killed during the Iraq conflict. REUTERS/Kieran Doherty

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<p>Amanda Knox, the U.S. student convicted of killing her British flatmate in Italy in 2007, looks on during a trial session in Perugia January 22, 2011. REUTERS/Alessia Pierdomenico</p>

Amanda Knox, the U.S. student convicted of killing her British flatmate in Italy in 2007, looks on during a trial session in Perugia January 22, 2011. REUTERS/Alessia Pierdomenico

Amanda Knox, the U.S. student convicted of killing her British flatmate in Italy in 2007, looks on during a trial session in Perugia January 22, 2011. REUTERS/Alessia Pierdomenico

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<p>Sergey Kaunov, a member of a local winter swimmers' club, carries his bride Irina Kuzmenko out of water as they celebrate their wedding on the bank of Yenisey River where the air temperature was about -30 degrees Celsius (-22 degree Fahrenheit) in the Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, January 22, 2011.   REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin</p>

Sergey Kaunov, a member of a local winter swimmers' club, carries his bride Irina Kuzmenko out of water as they celebrate their wedding on the bank of Yenisey River where the air temperature was about -30 degrees Celsius (-22 degree Fahrenheit) in...more

Sergey Kaunov, a member of a local winter swimmers' club, carries his bride Irina Kuzmenko out of water as they celebrate their wedding on the bank of Yenisey River where the air temperature was about -30 degrees Celsius (-22 degree Fahrenheit) in the Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, January 22, 2011. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

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<p>A boy salvages spare parts from a burnt vehicle after a rally in Tirana January 22, 2011.   REUTERS/Arben Celi</p>

A boy salvages spare parts from a burnt vehicle after a rally in Tirana January 22, 2011. REUTERS/Arben Celi

A boy salvages spare parts from a burnt vehicle after a rally in Tirana January 22, 2011. REUTERS/Arben Celi

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<p>Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez carries a supporter during a rally to commemorate the 53rd anniversary of the return of democracy after the 1958 coup in Caracas January 23, 2011. Supporters and opponents of Chavez commemorated the anniversary of the ending of Marcos Perez Jimenez's dictatorship, who was ousted after a popular uprising in 1958. They also took the opportunity to express their support and rejection to Chavez's socialist policies.  REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins</p>

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez carries a supporter during a rally to commemorate the 53rd anniversary of the return of democracy after the 1958 coup in Caracas January 23, 2011. Supporters and opponents of Chavez commemorated the anniversary of...more

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez carries a supporter during a rally to commemorate the 53rd anniversary of the return of democracy after the 1958 coup in Caracas January 23, 2011. Supporters and opponents of Chavez commemorated the anniversary of the ending of Marcos Perez Jimenez's dictatorship, who was ousted after a popular uprising in 1958. They also took the opportunity to express their support and rejection to Chavez's socialist policies. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

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<p>Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos (C) and Ricardo Carvalho (L) fights for the ball with Mallorca's Ivan Ramis during their first division match at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid January 23, 2011. REUTERS/Felix Ordonez</p>

Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos (C) and Ricardo Carvalho (L) fights for the ball with Mallorca's Ivan Ramis during their first division match at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid January 23, 2011. REUTERS/Felix Ordonez

Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos (C) and Ricardo Carvalho (L) fights for the ball with Mallorca's Ivan Ramis during their first division match at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid January 23, 2011. REUTERS/Felix Ordonez

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<p>A competitor waits to compete in the UK Cold Water Swimming Championships at the Tooting Bec lido in London January 22, 2011. REUTERS/Kieran Doherty</p>

A competitor waits to compete in the UK Cold Water Swimming Championships at the Tooting Bec lido in London January 22, 2011. REUTERS/Kieran Doherty

A competitor waits to compete in the UK Cold Water Swimming Championships at the Tooting Bec lido in London January 22, 2011. REUTERS/Kieran Doherty

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<p>Members of the Islamic Azad University's women volleyball team rest during a break in the second leg of Iran's women's volleyball premier league in Tehran January 21, 2011. This is the first time that the media were allowed to take pictures of the league with their new Islamic dress code for women players.  REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl</p>

Members of the Islamic Azad University's women volleyball team rest during a break in the second leg of Iran's women's volleyball premier league in Tehran January 21, 2011. This is the first time that the media were allowed to take pictures of the...more

Members of the Islamic Azad University's women volleyball team rest during a break in the second leg of Iran's women's volleyball premier league in Tehran January 21, 2011. This is the first time that the media were allowed to take pictures of the league with their new Islamic dress code for women players. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

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<p>Actors Terry Crews (R) jokes around with fake weights while friends and fellow actors Anthony Anderson and Alfonso Ribeiro (L) look on during a time-out in the Orlando Magic and Toronto Raptors NBA game in Orlando, Florida January 21, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Kolczynski</p>

Actors Terry Crews (R) jokes around with fake weights while friends and fellow actors Anthony Anderson and Alfonso Ribeiro (L) look on during a time-out in the Orlando Magic and Toronto Raptors NBA game in Orlando, Florida January 21, 2011....more

Actors Terry Crews (R) jokes around with fake weights while friends and fellow actors Anthony Anderson and Alfonso Ribeiro (L) look on during a time-out in the Orlando Magic and Toronto Raptors NBA game in Orlando, Florida January 21, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Kolczynski

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<p>Jin Songhao (C), 54, pours a bucket of water onto himself during a cold endurance performance on the frozen Songhua River in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, China, January 20, 2011. Jin poured 90 buckets of cold water onto his body in 26 minutes during the performance, local media reported.   REUTERS/Stringer</p>

Jin Songhao (C), 54, pours a bucket of water onto himself during a cold endurance performance on the frozen Songhua River in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, China, January 20, 2011. Jin poured 90 buckets of cold water onto his body in 26 minutes...more

Jin Songhao (C), 54, pours a bucket of water onto himself during a cold endurance performance on the frozen Songhua River in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, China, January 20, 2011. Jin poured 90 buckets of cold water onto his body in 26 minutes during the performance, local media reported. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>A demonstrator holds a painting outside the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, in central London January 21, 2011. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair appeared on Friday before an inquiry into the Iraq War, headed by former civil servant John Chilcot, for a second public grilling to clarify earlier evidence detailing his reasons for joining the controversial invasion. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth</p>

A demonstrator holds a painting outside the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, in central London January 21, 2011. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair appeared on Friday before an inquiry into the Iraq War, headed by former civil servant John...more

A demonstrator holds a painting outside the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, in central London January 21, 2011. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair appeared on Friday before an inquiry into the Iraq War, headed by former civil servant John Chilcot, for a second public grilling to clarify earlier evidence detailing his reasons for joining the controversial invasion. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

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<p>A pro-government protester shouts at anti-government protesters rallying outside the Sanaa University campus in Sanaa, Yemen, January 22, 2011. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah</p>

A pro-government protester shouts at anti-government protesters rallying outside the Sanaa University campus in Sanaa, Yemen, January 22, 2011. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

A pro-government protester shouts at anti-government protesters rallying outside the Sanaa University campus in Sanaa, Yemen, January 22, 2011. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

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<p>Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Stevenson Sylvester (55) celebrates after defeating the New York Jets in the NFL AFC Championship game in Pittsburgh, January 23, 2011. REUTERS/Matt Sullivan</p>

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Stevenson Sylvester (55) celebrates after defeating the New York Jets in the NFL AFC Championship game in Pittsburgh, January 23, 2011. REUTERS/Matt Sullivan

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Stevenson Sylvester (55) celebrates after defeating the New York Jets in the NFL AFC Championship game in Pittsburgh, January 23, 2011. REUTERS/Matt Sullivan

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<p>A member of Afghanistan's parliament enters a meeting hall at the Inter-continental hotel in Kabul January 22, 2011.   REUTERS/Ahmad Masood</p>

A member of Afghanistan's parliament enters a meeting hall at the Inter-continental hotel in Kabul January 22, 2011. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

A member of Afghanistan's parliament enters a meeting hall at the Inter-continental hotel in Kabul January 22, 2011. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>A torch is applied to a coating of cipric nitrate to finish a "The Actor" statuette, the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award, as it is cast at the American Fine Arts Foundry in Burbank, California, January 21, 2011. The 16-inch tall solid bronze statuettes are made using the lost wax process and weigh 12 pounds each. The 17th annual SAG Awards show will take place on January 30. REUTERS/David McNew</p>

A torch is applied to a coating of cipric nitrate to finish a "The Actor" statuette, the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award, as it is cast at the American Fine Arts Foundry in Burbank, California, January 21, 2011. The 16-inch tall solid bronze...more

A torch is applied to a coating of cipric nitrate to finish a "The Actor" statuette, the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award, as it is cast at the American Fine Arts Foundry in Burbank, California, January 21, 2011. The 16-inch tall solid bronze statuettes are made using the lost wax process and weigh 12 pounds each. The 17th annual SAG Awards show will take place on January 30. REUTERS/David McNew

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<p>Protesters from opposition parties and labour unions shout anti-government slogans during a demonstration against what they say are worsening economic conditions, after Friday prayers in Amman January 21, 2011. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed</p>

Protesters from opposition parties and labour unions shout anti-government slogans during a demonstration against what they say are worsening economic conditions, after Friday prayers in Amman January 21, 2011. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

Protesters from opposition parties and labour unions shout anti-government slogans during a demonstration against what they say are worsening economic conditions, after Friday prayers in Amman January 21, 2011. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

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<p>A turtle swims in a pond at Athens Attica zoo January 22, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis </p>

A turtle swims in a pond at Athens Attica zoo January 22, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A turtle swims in a pond at Athens Attica zoo January 22, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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<p>A woman stands by the window of a train on her way home for the Chinese New Year season in Kunshan, Shanghai province, China, January 22, 2011. China begins its annual Spring Festival travel rush, with an expected 2.56 billion passenger trips in the coming 40 days. Airlines and trains have been added to cope with the passenger surge, which is 11.6 percent up year on year, according to the Ministry of Transport. REUTERS/Carlos Barria</p>

A woman stands by the window of a train on her way home for the Chinese New Year season in Kunshan, Shanghai province, China, January 22, 2011. China begins its annual Spring Festival travel rush, with an expected 2.56 billion passenger trips in the...more

A woman stands by the window of a train on her way home for the Chinese New Year season in Kunshan, Shanghai province, China, January 22, 2011. China begins its annual Spring Festival travel rush, with an expected 2.56 billion passenger trips in the coming 40 days. Airlines and trains have been added to cope with the passenger surge, which is 11.6 percent up year on year, according to the Ministry of Transport. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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<p>Performers on stilts rest near a row of portable lavatories before the dress rehearsal for the Chingay parade in Singapore January 22, 2011. The word Chingay means "the art of masquerade" in Chinese Hokkien dialect. Chingay parade is an annual street and floats parade held during the Chinese new year period in Singapore. REUTERS/Tim Chong</p>

Performers on stilts rest near a row of portable lavatories before the dress rehearsal for the Chingay parade in Singapore January 22, 2011. The word Chingay means "the art of masquerade" in Chinese Hokkien dialect. Chingay parade is an annual street...more

Performers on stilts rest near a row of portable lavatories before the dress rehearsal for the Chingay parade in Singapore January 22, 2011. The word Chingay means "the art of masquerade" in Chinese Hokkien dialect. Chingay parade is an annual street and floats parade held during the Chinese new year period in Singapore. REUTERS/Tim Chong

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<p>A woman watches Japanese artist Odani Motohiko's video installation "Inferno", at his exhibition "Phantom Limb" at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo January 21, 2011. Inferno is comprised of eight screens which waterfall images are projected onto, while the floor and ceiling of the octagonal room are mirrored.   REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon</p>

A woman watches Japanese artist Odani Motohiko's video installation "Inferno", at his exhibition "Phantom Limb" at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo January 21, 2011. Inferno is comprised of eight screens which waterfall images are projected onto, while...more

A woman watches Japanese artist Odani Motohiko's video installation "Inferno", at his exhibition "Phantom Limb" at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo January 21, 2011. Inferno is comprised of eight screens which waterfall images are projected onto, while the floor and ceiling of the octagonal room are mirrored. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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<p>Robin Soderling of Sweden reacts during his match against Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine at the Australian Open in Melbourne January 24, 2011. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas </p>

Robin Soderling of Sweden reacts during his match against Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine at the Australian Open in Melbourne January 24, 2011. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas

Robin Soderling of Sweden reacts during his match against Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine at the Australian Open in Melbourne January 24, 2011. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas

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<p>Relatives of Palestinians being held in Israeli jails try to block French Foreign Minister Michele Alliot-Marie during her visit to Al-Quds hospital in Gaza city January 21, 2011. A crowd of Palestinian protesters mobbed the car of Alliot-Marie as she toured through the Gaza Strip on Friday, witnesses said. They were furious over remarks attributed to Alliot-Marie the day before, when she visited the parents of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, who is still missing after being abducted by fighters from Hamas and other militant factions in 2006. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem</p>

Relatives of Palestinians being held in Israeli jails try to block French Foreign Minister Michele Alliot-Marie during her visit to Al-Quds hospital in Gaza city January 21, 2011. A crowd of Palestinian protesters mobbed the car of Alliot-Marie as...more

Relatives of Palestinians being held in Israeli jails try to block French Foreign Minister Michele Alliot-Marie during her visit to Al-Quds hospital in Gaza city January 21, 2011. A crowd of Palestinian protesters mobbed the car of Alliot-Marie as she toured through the Gaza Strip on Friday, witnesses said. They were furious over remarks attributed to Alliot-Marie the day before, when she visited the parents of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, who is still missing after being abducted by fighters from Hamas and other militant factions in 2006. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

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<p>Lee Kuan Yew, minister mentor of Singapore, watches a multimedia presentation during the book launch of "Lee Kuan Yew: Hard Truths to Keep Singapore Going" in Singapore January 21, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Chong</p>

Lee Kuan Yew, minister mentor of Singapore, watches a multimedia presentation during the book launch of "Lee Kuan Yew: Hard Truths to Keep Singapore Going" in Singapore January 21, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Chong

Lee Kuan Yew, minister mentor of Singapore, watches a multimedia presentation during the book launch of "Lee Kuan Yew: Hard Truths to Keep Singapore Going" in Singapore January 21, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Chong

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<p>A woman bathes her child in front of a stilt house in the Makoko fishing community in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos January 22, 2011. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye</p>

A woman bathes her child in front of a stilt house in the Makoko fishing community in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos January 22, 2011. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

A woman bathes her child in front of a stilt house in the Makoko fishing community in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos January 22, 2011. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

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<p>A rose is placed on flags by supporters of the Socialist Party as a sign of support for Portugal presidential candidate Manuel Alegre during a rally in Porto January 21, 2011.   REUTERS/Rafael Marchante</p>

A rose is placed on flags by supporters of the Socialist Party as a sign of support for Portugal presidential candidate Manuel Alegre during a rally in Porto January 21, 2011. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

A rose is placed on flags by supporters of the Socialist Party as a sign of support for Portugal presidential candidate Manuel Alegre during a rally in Porto January 21, 2011. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

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<p>VfB Stuttgart's Arthur Boka challenges Borussia Dortmund's Lukasz Pisczcek (L) during the German Bundesliga match in Dortmund January 22, 2011. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender</p>

VfB Stuttgart's Arthur Boka challenges Borussia Dortmund's Lukasz Pisczcek (L) during the German Bundesliga match in Dortmund January 22, 2011. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender

VfB Stuttgart's Arthur Boka challenges Borussia Dortmund's Lukasz Pisczcek (L) during the German Bundesliga match in Dortmund January 22, 2011. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender

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<p>Workers wearing protection suits prepare to cull chickens at a poultry farm where the bird flu virus had been found in Miyazaki, southern Japan January 22, 2011. Six chickens have been confirmed infected with a highly pathogenic avian flu virus at a poultry farm in Miyazaki where dozens of birds were found dead, the Miyazaki prefectural government said on Saturday, prompting the central government to convene a task force meeting, Kyodo news reported. REUTERS/Kyodo</p>

Workers wearing protection suits prepare to cull chickens at a poultry farm where the bird flu virus had been found in Miyazaki, southern Japan January 22, 2011. Six chickens have been confirmed infected with a highly pathogenic avian flu virus at a...more

Workers wearing protection suits prepare to cull chickens at a poultry farm where the bird flu virus had been found in Miyazaki, southern Japan January 22, 2011. Six chickens have been confirmed infected with a highly pathogenic avian flu virus at a poultry farm in Miyazaki where dozens of birds were found dead, the Miyazaki prefectural government said on Saturday, prompting the central government to convene a task force meeting, Kyodo news reported. REUTERS/Kyodo

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<p>An Afghan asylum seeker holding a child stands in front of riot policemen during a demonstration outside the Greek parliament in Athens January 21, 2011. An estimated half a million illegal immigrants and asylum seekers live in the Mediterranean state of about 11 million inhabitants, many of them in Athens, and an increasing share of those trying to reach the EU come in through Greece. REUTERS/John Kolesidis</p>

An Afghan asylum seeker holding a child stands in front of riot policemen during a demonstration outside the Greek parliament in Athens January 21, 2011. An estimated half a million illegal immigrants and asylum seekers live in the Mediterranean...more

An Afghan asylum seeker holding a child stands in front of riot policemen during a demonstration outside the Greek parliament in Athens January 21, 2011. An estimated half a million illegal immigrants and asylum seekers live in the Mediterranean state of about 11 million inhabitants, many of them in Athens, and an increasing share of those trying to reach the EU come in through Greece. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

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<p>A visitor looks at "Moment", by Syrian architects Wesam al-Asali and Iyass Shahin, during an exhibition at Sarouja neighborhood in Damascus January 22, 2011. The exhibition shows drawings of people who are still living in the neighborhood. The exhibition was held for six hours and calls for a re-interest in the ancient heritage of Sarouja, which was built outside the Damascus city walls in the 15th century. REUTERS/Khaled Al-Hariri</p>

A visitor looks at "Moment", by Syrian architects Wesam al-Asali and Iyass Shahin, during an exhibition at Sarouja neighborhood in Damascus January 22, 2011. The exhibition shows drawings of people who are still living in the neighborhood. The...more

A visitor looks at "Moment", by Syrian architects Wesam al-Asali and Iyass Shahin, during an exhibition at Sarouja neighborhood in Damascus January 22, 2011. The exhibition shows drawings of people who are still living in the neighborhood. The exhibition was held for six hours and calls for a re-interest in the ancient heritage of Sarouja, which was built outside the Damascus city walls in the 15th century. REUTERS/Khaled Al-Hariri

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<p>Serbia's Alem Toskic (front) struggles with Sweden's Magnus Jernemyr during their main round game at the Men's Handball World Championship in Malmo January 22, 2011. REUTERS/Radu Sigheti</p>

Serbia's Alem Toskic (front) struggles with Sweden's Magnus Jernemyr during their main round game at the Men's Handball World Championship in Malmo January 22, 2011. REUTERS/Radu Sigheti

Serbia's Alem Toskic (front) struggles with Sweden's Magnus Jernemyr during their main round game at the Men's Handball World Championship in Malmo January 22, 2011. REUTERS/Radu Sigheti

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<p>President Barack Obama views a turbine as he tours General Electric's birthplace in Schenectady, New York, January 21, 2011. With Obama is plant manager Kevin Sharkey.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque</p>

President Barack Obama views a turbine as he tours General Electric's birthplace in Schenectady, New York, January 21, 2011. With Obama is plant manager Kevin Sharkey. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

President Barack Obama views a turbine as he tours General Electric's birthplace in Schenectady, New York, January 21, 2011. With Obama is plant manager Kevin Sharkey. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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<p>Protesters from Tunisia's poor rural heartlands chant slogans during a demonstration by the Prime Minister's office in Tunis January 23, 2011.   REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra</p>

Protesters from Tunisia's poor rural heartlands chant slogans during a demonstration by the Prime Minister's office in Tunis January 23, 2011. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Protesters from Tunisia's poor rural heartlands chant slogans during a demonstration by the Prime Minister's office in Tunis January 23, 2011. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

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<p>Afghan asylum seekers with their mouth sewn shut attend a protest outside the Greek parliament in Athens January 21, 2011.   REUTERS/John Kolesidis</p>

Afghan asylum seekers with their mouth sewn shut attend a protest outside the Greek parliament in Athens January 21, 2011. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

Afghan asylum seekers with their mouth sewn shut attend a protest outside the Greek parliament in Athens January 21, 2011. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

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<p>Buddhist monks pray during a religious ceremony held to mark King Bhumibol Adulyadej's 84th birthday anniversary at the Wat Phra Kaew Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Si Ratana Satsadaram) in Bangkok January 21, 2011.   REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom</p>

Buddhist monks pray during a religious ceremony held to mark King Bhumibol Adulyadej's 84th birthday anniversary at the Wat Phra Kaew Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Si Ratana Satsadaram) in Bangkok January 21, 2011. REUTERS/Chaiwat...more

Buddhist monks pray during a religious ceremony held to mark King Bhumibol Adulyadej's 84th birthday anniversary at the Wat Phra Kaew Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Si Ratana Satsadaram) in Bangkok January 21, 2011. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

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<p>Devotees take part in the Akheri Munajat or final prayer by the river Turag during Bishwa Ijtema in Dhaka January 23, 2011. Millions of devotees from across the country and many from abroad joined the final prayer as the three-day Biswa Ijtema, one of the largest Muslim religious congregations concluded on Sunday noon with the seeking divine blessings, local media reported.  REUTERS/Andrew Biraj</p>

Devotees take part in the Akheri Munajat or final prayer by the river Turag during Bishwa Ijtema in Dhaka January 23, 2011. Millions of devotees from across the country and many from abroad joined the final prayer as the three-day Biswa Ijtema, one...more

Devotees take part in the Akheri Munajat or final prayer by the river Turag during Bishwa Ijtema in Dhaka January 23, 2011. Millions of devotees from across the country and many from abroad joined the final prayer as the three-day Biswa Ijtema, one of the largest Muslim religious congregations concluded on Sunday noon with the seeking divine blessings, local media reported. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj

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<p>Riot police hold a line in front of the Prime Minister's office during a demonstration in downtown Tunis, January 22, 2011.   REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly</p>

Riot police hold a line in front of the Prime Minister's office during a demonstration in downtown Tunis, January 22, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Riot police hold a line in front of the Prime Minister's office during a demonstration in downtown Tunis, January 22, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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<p>Pittsburgh Steelers fans dance to stay warm outside the stadium prior to their team playing against the New York Jets in the NFL's AFC Championship game in Pittsburgh, January 23, 2011. REUTERS/Dave Denoma </p>

Pittsburgh Steelers fans dance to stay warm outside the stadium prior to their team playing against the New York Jets in the NFL's AFC Championship game in Pittsburgh, January 23, 2011. REUTERS/Dave Denoma

Pittsburgh Steelers fans dance to stay warm outside the stadium prior to their team playing against the New York Jets in the NFL's AFC Championship game in Pittsburgh, January 23, 2011. REUTERS/Dave Denoma

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<p>Riot police block protesters as they try to disperse them during a demonstration in downtown Algiers, January 22, 2011.   REUTERS/Farouk Batiche</p>

Riot police block protesters as they try to disperse them during a demonstration in downtown Algiers, January 22, 2011. REUTERS/Farouk Batiche

Riot police block protesters as they try to disperse them during a demonstration in downtown Algiers, January 22, 2011. REUTERS/Farouk Batiche

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