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<p>Bob Mika (L) and Liam Kolb react to the death of Osama bin Laden at the construction site of the former World Trade Center towers in New York early May 2, 2011.  REUTERS/Eric Thayer </p>

Bob Mika (L) and Liam Kolb react to the death of Osama bin Laden at the construction site of the former World Trade Center towers in New York early May 2, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Bob Mika (L) and Liam Kolb react to the death of Osama bin Laden at the construction site of the former World Trade Center towers in New York early May 2, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

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<p>Singer Janelle Monae poses on arrival at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit celebrating the opening of the exhibition "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" in New York May 2, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer </p>

Singer Janelle Monae poses on arrival at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit celebrating the opening of the exhibition "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" in New York May 2, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Singer Janelle Monae poses on arrival at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit celebrating the opening of the exhibition "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" in New York May 2, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

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<p>Singer Aretha Franklin performs at the Candie's Foundation 10th anniversary "Event to Prevent" benefit in New York May 3, 2011. The aim of the organization is to prevent teenage pregnancy. REUTERS/Eric Thayer </p>

Singer Aretha Franklin performs at the Candie's Foundation 10th anniversary "Event to Prevent" benefit in New York May 3, 2011. The aim of the organization is to prevent teenage pregnancy. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Singer Aretha Franklin performs at the Candie's Foundation 10th anniversary "Event to Prevent" benefit in New York May 3, 2011. The aim of the organization is to prevent teenage pregnancy. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

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<p>A man looks at partially submerged homes as floodwaters slowly rise in Finley, Missouri May 7, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer </p>

A man looks at partially submerged homes as floodwaters slowly rise in Finley, Missouri May 7, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

A man looks at partially submerged homes as floodwaters slowly rise in Finley, Missouri May 7, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

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<p>Kimberly Nailor pauses to wipe her forehead while using sandbags to protect a home as floodwaters slowly rise in Memphis, Tennessee May 8, 2011.  REUTERS/Eric Thayer </p>

Kimberly Nailor pauses to wipe her forehead while using sandbags to protect a home as floodwaters slowly rise in Memphis, Tennessee May 8, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Kimberly Nailor pauses to wipe her forehead while using sandbags to protect a home as floodwaters slowly rise in Memphis, Tennessee May 8, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

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<p>Tadpoles swim in slowly rising floodwaters of a street in Memphis, Tennessee May 8, 2011.  REUTERS/Eric Thayer </p>

Tadpoles swim in slowly rising floodwaters of a street in Memphis, Tennessee May 8, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Tadpoles swim in slowly rising floodwaters of a street in Memphis, Tennessee May 8, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

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<p>A barrel warns of a closed levee near a rising Mississippi River in Gillett, Arkansas, May 11, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer </p>

A barrel warns of a closed levee near a rising Mississippi River in Gillett, Arkansas, May 11, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

A barrel warns of a closed levee near a rising Mississippi River in Gillett, Arkansas, May 11, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

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<p>Inmates move sandbags for the construction of temporary levees in Butte LaRose, Louisiana May 14, 2011.  REUTERS/Eric Thayer </p>

Inmates move sandbags for the construction of temporary levees in Butte LaRose, Louisiana May 14, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Inmates move sandbags for the construction of temporary levees in Butte LaRose, Louisiana May 14, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

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<p>A National Guard troop stands guard on a levee as floodwaters approach Butte LaRose, Louisiana May 15, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer </p>

A National Guard troop stands guard on a levee as floodwaters approach Butte LaRose, Louisiana May 15, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

A National Guard troop stands guard on a levee as floodwaters approach Butte LaRose, Louisiana May 15, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

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<p>Wendy Moreau removes a cat from her home as floodwaters approach Melville, Louisiana May 16, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer </p>

Wendy Moreau removes a cat from her home as floodwaters approach Melville, Louisiana May 16, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Wendy Moreau removes a cat from her home as floodwaters approach Melville, Louisiana May 16, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

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<p>A sign is seen in front of a partially submerged home as floodwaters approach Simmesport, Louisiana May 16, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer </p>

A sign is seen in front of a partially submerged home as floodwaters approach Simmesport, Louisiana May 16, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

A sign is seen in front of a partially submerged home as floodwaters approach Simmesport, Louisiana May 16, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

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<p>Floodwaters surround the Yazoo &amp; Mississippi Valley Railroad Company Depot in Vicksburg, Mississippi May 17, 2011.  REUTERS/Eric Thayer </p>

Floodwaters surround the Yazoo & Mississippi Valley Railroad Company Depot in Vicksburg, Mississippi May 17, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Floodwaters surround the Yazoo & Mississippi Valley Railroad Company Depot in Vicksburg, Mississippi May 17, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

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<p>Submerged buildings are seen near Lake Providence, Louisiana May 18, 2011.  REUTERS/Eric Thayer </p>

Submerged buildings are seen near Lake Providence, Louisiana May 18, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Submerged buildings are seen near Lake Providence, Louisiana May 18, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

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<p>A home is seen protected from encroaching floodwaters by a levee near Yazoo City, Mississippi May 18, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer </p>

A home is seen protected from encroaching floodwaters by a levee near Yazoo City, Mississippi May 18, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

A home is seen protected from encroaching floodwaters by a levee near Yazoo City, Mississippi May 18, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

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<p>A tree is seen on a flooded farm near Lake Providence, Louisiana May 18, 2011.  REUTERS/Eric Thayer </p>

A tree is seen on a flooded farm near Lake Providence, Louisiana May 18, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

A tree is seen on a flooded farm near Lake Providence, Louisiana May 18, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

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<p>Floodwaters surround a stuffed bear and a home in Vicksburg, Mississippi May 19, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer </p>

Floodwaters surround a stuffed bear and a home in Vicksburg, Mississippi May 19, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Floodwaters surround a stuffed bear and a home in Vicksburg, Mississippi May 19, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

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<p>A woman searches through debris after a devastating tornado hit Joplin, Missouri, May 23, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer </p>

A woman searches through debris after a devastating tornado hit Joplin, Missouri, May 23, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

A woman searches through debris after a devastating tornado hit Joplin, Missouri, May 23, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

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<p>Volunteers clear rubble as they look for survivors after a devastating tornado hit Joplin, Missouri, May 23, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer </p>

Volunteers clear rubble as they look for survivors after a devastating tornado hit Joplin, Missouri, May 23, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Volunteers clear rubble as they look for survivors after a devastating tornado hit Joplin, Missouri, May 23, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

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<p>Kyle and Alicia Gordon cry and embrace in their son's room after losing their home to a devastating tornado that hit Joplin, Missouri May 24, 2011.  REUTERS/Eric Thayer </p>

Kyle and Alicia Gordon cry and embrace in their son's room after losing their home to a devastating tornado that hit Joplin, Missouri May 24, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Kyle and Alicia Gordon cry and embrace in their son's room after losing their home to a devastating tornado that hit Joplin, Missouri May 24, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

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<p>Volunteers look through rubble for survivors after a devastating tornado hit Joplin, Missouri May 24, 2011.  REUTERS/Eric Thayer </p>

Volunteers look through rubble for survivors after a devastating tornado hit Joplin, Missouri May 24, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Volunteers look through rubble for survivors after a devastating tornado hit Joplin, Missouri May 24, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

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<p>Jordan Forste drops a crock pot down to his fiance Sarah Peel as the couple look through their destroyed home after a devastating tornado hit Joplin, Missouri May 24, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer </p>

Jordan Forste drops a crock pot down to his fiance Sarah Peel as the couple look through their destroyed home after a devastating tornado hit Joplin, Missouri May 24, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Jordan Forste drops a crock pot down to his fiance Sarah Peel as the couple look through their destroyed home after a devastating tornado hit Joplin, Missouri May 24, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

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<p>A destroyed mattress hangs on a tree after a devastating tornado hit Joplin, Missouri May 24, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer </p>

A destroyed mattress hangs on a tree after a devastating tornado hit Joplin, Missouri May 24, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

A destroyed mattress hangs on a tree after a devastating tornado hit Joplin, Missouri May 24, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

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<p>Carrie Clark holds her cat Tucker in her destroyed apartment in Joplin, Missouri May 25, 2011.  REUTERS/Eric Thayer </p>

Carrie Clark holds her cat Tucker in her destroyed apartment in Joplin, Missouri May 25, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Carrie Clark holds her cat Tucker in her destroyed apartment in Joplin, Missouri May 25, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

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<p>Volunteers pack donated items into bags for tornado victims in Joplin, Missouri May 26, 2011.  REUTERS/Eric Thayer </p>

Volunteers pack donated items into bags for tornado victims in Joplin, Missouri May 26, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Volunteers pack donated items into bags for tornado victims in Joplin, Missouri May 26, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

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<p>A man sits in front of a destroyed apartment building in Joplin, Missouri May 26, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer </p>

A man sits in front of a destroyed apartment building in Joplin, Missouri May 26, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

A man sits in front of a destroyed apartment building in Joplin, Missouri May 26, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

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<p>Chanell Gonzalez looks through her grandfather's yearbook which she found in his destroyed home in Joplin, Missouri May 26, 2011.  REUTERS/Eric Thayer </p>

Chanell Gonzalez looks through her grandfather's yearbook which she found in his destroyed home in Joplin, Missouri May 26, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Chanell Gonzalez looks through her grandfather's yearbook which she found in his destroyed home in Joplin, Missouri May 26, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

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<p>A volunteer removes items from a destroyed home in Joplin, Missouri May 28, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer </p>

A volunteer removes items from a destroyed home in Joplin, Missouri May 28, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

A volunteer removes items from a destroyed home in Joplin, Missouri May 28, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

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<p>Nine-year-old Autumn Achey, who was injured in a May 22, 2011 tornado, walks on crutches with help from her father Jim Achey in her hospital room in Joplin, Missouri May 28, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer </p>

Nine-year-old Autumn Achey, who was injured in a May 22, 2011 tornado, walks on crutches with help from her father Jim Achey in her hospital room in Joplin, Missouri May 28, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Nine-year-old Autumn Achey, who was injured in a May 22, 2011 tornado, walks on crutches with help from her father Jim Achey in her hospital room in Joplin, Missouri May 28, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

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<p>Bill Pape leads a church service in the parking lot of the destroyed Peace Lutheran Church in Joplin, Missouri May 29, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer </p>

Bill Pape leads a church service in the parking lot of the destroyed Peace Lutheran Church in Joplin, Missouri May 29, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Bill Pape leads a church service in the parking lot of the destroyed Peace Lutheran Church in Joplin, Missouri May 29, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

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<p>Mary Nagle observes a moment of silence during a ceremony marking a week since a tornado hit Joplin, Missouri May 29, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer </p>

Mary Nagle observes a moment of silence during a ceremony marking a week since a tornado hit Joplin, Missouri May 29, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Mary Nagle observes a moment of silence during a ceremony marking a week since a tornado hit Joplin, Missouri May 29, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

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