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Our World Now: Part 1

<p>A pigeon flies over New York March 3, 2009. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich </p>

A pigeon flies over New York March 3, 2009. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A pigeon flies over New York March 3, 2009. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

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<p>A man stands outside the New York Stock Exchange March 25, 2009. REUTERS/Eric Thayer </p>

A man stands outside the New York Stock Exchange March 25, 2009. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

A man stands outside the New York Stock Exchange March 25, 2009. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

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<p>A campsite at a homeless tent city in Sacramento California March 15, 2009. REUTERS/Max Whittaker </p>

A campsite at a homeless tent city in Sacramento California March 15, 2009. REUTERS/Max Whittaker

A campsite at a homeless tent city in Sacramento California March 15, 2009. REUTERS/Max Whittaker

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<p>U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Derrick Brooks (L) and US Navy Yeoman First Class LaSean McCray stand in as then U.S. President-elect Barack Obama and his wife Michelle as they walk down Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House during a rehearsal for the inauguration parade for Obama in Washington January 11, 2009. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque </p>

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Derrick Brooks (L) and US Navy Yeoman First Class LaSean McCray stand in as then U.S. President-elect Barack Obama and his wife Michelle as they walk down Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House during a rehearsal for the...more

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Derrick Brooks (L) and US Navy Yeoman First Class LaSean McCray stand in as then U.S. President-elect Barack Obama and his wife Michelle as they walk down Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House during a rehearsal for the inauguration parade for Obama in Washington January 11, 2009. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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<p>President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama dance at the Home States Ball in Washington January 20, 2009.  REUTERS/Carlos Barria </p>

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama dance at the Home States Ball in Washington January 20, 2009. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama dance at the Home States Ball in Washington January 20, 2009. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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<p>A member of a local self defense force walks in the village of Bangadi in northeastern Congo, February 19, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly </p>

A member of a local self defense force walks in the village of Bangadi in northeastern Congo, February 19, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

A member of a local self defense force walks in the village of Bangadi in northeastern Congo, February 19, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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<p>Gold miners form a human chain, passing pans of mud up a slope, then throwing the empty pans down again, while digging an open pit at the Chudja mine in the Kilomoto concession near the village of Kobu, 100 km (62 miles) from Bunia in north-eastern Congo, February 23, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly </p>

Gold miners form a human chain, passing pans of mud up a slope, then throwing the empty pans down again, while digging an open pit at the Chudja mine in the Kilomoto concession near the village of Kobu, 100 km (62 miles) from Bunia in north-eastern...more

Gold miners form a human chain, passing pans of mud up a slope, then throwing the empty pans down again, while digging an open pit at the Chudja mine in the Kilomoto concession near the village of Kobu, 100 km (62 miles) from Bunia in north-eastern Congo, February 23, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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<p>A worker climbs on sacks of government-subsidised rice at a warehouse in Manila, Philippines, January 14, 2009. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco</p>

A worker climbs on sacks of government-subsidised rice at a warehouse in Manila, Philippines, January 14, 2009. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

A worker climbs on sacks of government-subsidised rice at a warehouse in Manila, Philippines, January 14, 2009. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

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<p>A migrant worker from Bangladesh shows his empty wallet to the camera as workers gather near a government office in Singapore February 16, 2009. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash </p>

A migrant worker from Bangladesh shows his empty wallet to the camera as workers gather near a government office in Singapore February 16, 2009. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

A migrant worker from Bangladesh shows his empty wallet to the camera as workers gather near a government office in Singapore February 16, 2009. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

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<p>Commuters wait on a platform for their regional train in a station in central Paris as one-day nationwide strike hits transportation services January 29, 2009. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes </p>

Commuters wait on a platform for their regional train in a station in central Paris as one-day nationwide strike hits transportation services January 29, 2009. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Commuters wait on a platform for their regional train in a station in central Paris as one-day nationwide strike hits transportation services January 29, 2009. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

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<p>The remains of a children's swing set destroyed by bushfires is seen in the town of Heathcote Junction, 55 km (34 miles) north of Melbourne, Australia, February 8, 2009.  REUTERS/Mick Tsikas </p>

The remains of a children's swing set destroyed by bushfires is seen in the town of Heathcote Junction, 55 km (34 miles) north of Melbourne, Australia, February 8, 2009. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas

The remains of a children's swing set destroyed by bushfires is seen in the town of Heathcote Junction, 55 km (34 miles) north of Melbourne, Australia, February 8, 2009. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas

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<p>A tree covered in frost is pictured in the Alsacian countryside near Strasbourg, France, as sub-freezing winter temperatures hit the country January 12, 2009. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler </p>

A tree covered in frost is pictured in the Alsacian countryside near Strasbourg, France, as sub-freezing winter temperatures hit the country January 12, 2009. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

A tree covered in frost is pictured in the Alsacian countryside near Strasbourg, France, as sub-freezing winter temperatures hit the country January 12, 2009. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

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<p>A worker's son plays in a salt pan near Bhavnagar, in the western Indian state of Gujarat March 5, 2009. REUTERS/Arko Datta </p>

A worker's son plays in a salt pan near Bhavnagar, in the western Indian state of Gujarat March 5, 2009. REUTERS/Arko Datta

A worker's son plays in a salt pan near Bhavnagar, in the western Indian state of Gujarat March 5, 2009. REUTERS/Arko Datta

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<p>Women stand with their Afghan Hound before going into the parade ring during the Crufts dog show in Birmingham, central England, March 5, 2009. REUTERS/Darren Staples </p>

Women stand with their Afghan Hound before going into the parade ring during the Crufts dog show in Birmingham, central England, March 5, 2009. REUTERS/Darren Staples

Women stand with their Afghan Hound before going into the parade ring during the Crufts dog show in Birmingham, central England, March 5, 2009. REUTERS/Darren Staples

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<p>U.S. actor Mickey Rourke arrives for the UK premiere of his film "The Wrestler, at Leicester Square in London January 5, 2009. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor </p>

U.S. actor Mickey Rourke arrives for the UK premiere of his film "The Wrestler, at Leicester Square in London January 5, 2009. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

U.S. actor Mickey Rourke arrives for the UK premiere of his film "The Wrestler, at Leicester Square in London January 5, 2009. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

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<p>A child dances during a community function celebrating the upcoming Lantern Festival in Shanghai February 6, 2009. REUTERS/Aly Song </p>

A child dances during a community function celebrating the upcoming Lantern Festival in Shanghai February 6, 2009. REUTERS/Aly Song

A child dances during a community function celebrating the upcoming Lantern Festival in Shanghai February 6, 2009. REUTERS/Aly Song

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<p>A guest arrives at a Barbie's 50th birthday party at the Barbie real-life Malibu Dream House in Malibu, California March 9, 2009. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni </p>

A guest arrives at a Barbie's 50th birthday party at the Barbie real-life Malibu Dream House in Malibu, California March 9, 2009. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

A guest arrives at a Barbie's 50th birthday party at the Barbie real-life Malibu Dream House in Malibu, California March 9, 2009. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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<p>Swimmers prepare to participate in the opening ceremony of the UK Cold Water Swimming Championships at Tooting Bec Lido in London January 24, 2009. REUTERS/Kieran Doherty </p>

Swimmers prepare to participate in the opening ceremony of the UK Cold Water Swimming Championships at Tooting Bec Lido in London January 24, 2009. REUTERS/Kieran Doherty

Swimmers prepare to participate in the opening ceremony of the UK Cold Water Swimming Championships at Tooting Bec Lido in London January 24, 2009. REUTERS/Kieran Doherty

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<p>A woman with albinism (C) stands in a crowd waiting to catch a glimpse of Pope Benedict XVI as he travels along the street in Cameroon's capital Yaounde, March 19, 2009.  REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly </p>

A woman with albinism (C) stands in a crowd waiting to catch a glimpse of Pope Benedict XVI as he travels along the street in Cameroon's capital Yaounde, March 19, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

A woman with albinism (C) stands in a crowd waiting to catch a glimpse of Pope Benedict XVI as he travels along the street in Cameroon's capital Yaounde, March 19, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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<p>Footprints carved in wood, which locals believe were made by a worshipper who prayed at the same spot for decades, are seen at a monastery near Tongren, Qinghai province February 5, 2009. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause </p>

Footprints carved in wood, which locals believe were made by a worshipper who prayed at the same spot for decades, are seen at a monastery near Tongren, Qinghai province February 5, 2009. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause

Footprints carved in wood, which locals believe were made by a worshipper who prayed at the same spot for decades, are seen at a monastery near Tongren, Qinghai province February 5, 2009. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause

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