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<p>Reuters photographer Finbarr O'Reilly takes pictures of Congolese government soldiers in eastern Congo November 12, 2008. REUTERS/Stringer</p>

Reuters photographer Finbarr O'Reilly takes pictures of Congolese government soldiers in eastern Congo November 12, 2008. REUTERS/Stringer

Reuters photographer Finbarr O'Reilly takes pictures of Congolese government soldiers in eastern Congo November 12, 2008. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>Reuters photographer Carlos Barria photographs a body while covering the aftermath of Haiti's earthquake in Port-au-Prince January 17, 2010. REUTERS/Orlando Barria/EFE/Handout </p>

Reuters photographer Carlos Barria photographs a body while covering the aftermath of Haiti's earthquake in Port-au-Prince January 17, 2010. REUTERS/Orlando Barria/EFE/Handout

Reuters photographer Carlos Barria photographs a body while covering the aftermath of Haiti's earthquake in Port-au-Prince January 17, 2010. REUTERS/Orlando Barria/EFE/Handout

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<p>Reuters Greek photographer Yannis Behrakis takes cover during a gun battle between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants in the West Bank city of Ramallah, March 2001. REUTERS/Stringer </p>

Reuters Greek photographer Yannis Behrakis takes cover during a gun battle between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants in the West Bank city of Ramallah, March 2001. REUTERS/Stringer

Reuters Greek photographer Yannis Behrakis takes cover during a gun battle between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants in the West Bank city of Ramallah, March 2001. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>Reuters photographer Lee Celano photographs oil in a marsh near Pass a Loutre, Louisiana, May 20, 2010.  REUTERS/Matthew Bigg</p>

Reuters photographer Lee Celano photographs oil in a marsh near Pass a Loutre, Louisiana, May 20, 2010. REUTERS/Matthew Bigg

Reuters photographer Lee Celano photographs oil in a marsh near Pass a Loutre, Louisiana, May 20, 2010. REUTERS/Matthew Bigg

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<p>Reuters photographer Ruben Sprich (R) takes pictures as LaShawn Merritt of the U.S. kneels on the track after winning the men's 400m final of the athletics competition in the National Stadium at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 21, 2008. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez </p>

Reuters photographer Ruben Sprich (R) takes pictures as LaShawn Merritt of the U.S. kneels on the track after winning the men's 400m final of the athletics competition in the National Stadium at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 21, 2008....more

Reuters photographer Ruben Sprich (R) takes pictures as LaShawn Merritt of the U.S. kneels on the track after winning the men's 400m final of the athletics competition in the National Stadium at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 21, 2008. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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<p>Reuters photographer Eric Gaillard wears a protective helmet while covering anti-government protests in Bangkok April 28, 2010. REUTERS/Adrees Latif </p>

Reuters photographer Eric Gaillard wears a protective helmet while covering anti-government protests in Bangkok April 28, 2010. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Reuters photographer Eric Gaillard wears a protective helmet while covering anti-government protests in Bangkok April 28, 2010. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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<p>Reuters photographer Lucy Nicholson lies on the ground at Times Square while covering a story on the Naked Cowboy in New York May 4, 2008. REUTERS/Bob Sacha/Handout </p>

Reuters photographer Lucy Nicholson lies on the ground at Times Square while covering a story on the Naked Cowboy in New York May 4, 2008. REUTERS/Bob Sacha/Handout

Reuters photographer Lucy Nicholson lies on the ground at Times Square while covering a story on the Naked Cowboy in New York May 4, 2008. REUTERS/Bob Sacha/Handout

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<p>Vasily Fedosenko crosses a river with his cameras in this undated photo. REUTERS/Stringer </p>

Vasily Fedosenko crosses a river with his cameras in this undated photo. REUTERS/Stringer

Vasily Fedosenko crosses a river with his cameras in this undated photo. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>Reuters photographer Siphiwe Sibeko (L) is seen in action during the recent xenophobic attacks in Reiger Park, east of Johannesburg, May 19, 2008. REUTERS/Stringer </p>

Reuters photographer Siphiwe Sibeko (L) is seen in action during the recent xenophobic attacks in Reiger Park, east of Johannesburg, May 19, 2008. REUTERS/Stringer

Reuters photographer Siphiwe Sibeko (L) is seen in action during the recent xenophobic attacks in Reiger Park, east of Johannesburg, May 19, 2008. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>Reuters photographer Petar Kujundzic (C) takes pictures while covering the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne January 20, 2008. REUTERS/Stuart Milligan </p>

Reuters photographer Petar Kujundzic (C) takes pictures while covering the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne January 20, 2008. REUTERS/Stuart Milligan

Reuters photographer Petar Kujundzic (C) takes pictures while covering the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne January 20, 2008. REUTERS/Stuart Milligan

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<p>Reuters Palestinian photographer Abed Omar Qusini (C) falls to the ground after being injured during clashes in the West Bank city of Nablus May 3, 2004. REUTERS/Stringer </p>

Reuters Palestinian photographer Abed Omar Qusini (C) falls to the ground after being injured during clashes in the West Bank city of Nablus May 3, 2004. REUTERS/Stringer

Reuters Palestinian photographer Abed Omar Qusini (C) falls to the ground after being injured during clashes in the West Bank city of Nablus May 3, 2004. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>Reuters photographer Bob Strong works while on an embed with the US Army's 1-320 Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division at Combat Outpost Nolen in Arghandab Valley, north of Kandahar July 27, 2010. REUTERS/Rodrigo Abd/Handout </p>

Reuters photographer Bob Strong works while on an embed with the US Army's 1-320 Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division at Combat Outpost Nolen in Arghandab Valley, north of Kandahar July 27, 2010. REUTERS/Rodrigo Abd/Handout

Reuters photographer Bob Strong works while on an embed with the US Army's 1-320 Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division at Combat Outpost Nolen in Arghandab Valley, north of Kandahar July 27, 2010. REUTERS/Rodrigo Abd/Handout

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<p>Reuters photographer Wolfgang Rattay sets up his underwater camera equipment while preparing to cover the European Swimming Championships in Eindhoven March 21, 2008. REUTERS/Patrick Kraemer/Handout </p>

Reuters photographer Wolfgang Rattay sets up his underwater camera equipment while preparing to cover the European Swimming Championships in Eindhoven March 21, 2008. REUTERS/Patrick Kraemer/Handout

Reuters photographer Wolfgang Rattay sets up his underwater camera equipment while preparing to cover the European Swimming Championships in Eindhoven March 21, 2008. REUTERS/Patrick Kraemer/Handout

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<p>Reuters Iraqi photographer Cerwan Aziz shoots pictures of archery during the Olympic games in Beijing August 11, 2008.  REUTERS/Gil Cohen Magen </p>

Reuters Iraqi photographer Cerwan Aziz shoots pictures of archery during the Olympic games in Beijing August 11, 2008. REUTERS/Gil Cohen Magen

Reuters Iraqi photographer Cerwan Aziz shoots pictures of archery during the Olympic games in Beijing August 11, 2008. REUTERS/Gil Cohen Magen

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<p>Reuters photographer Lucas Jackson sits in a light aircraft while on assignment to cover the erupting volcano in Eyjafjallajokul April 17, 2010. REUTERS/Ingolfur Juliusson</p>

Reuters photographer Lucas Jackson sits in a light aircraft while on assignment to cover the erupting volcano in Eyjafjallajokul April 17, 2010. REUTERS/Ingolfur Juliusson

Reuters photographer Lucas Jackson sits in a light aircraft while on assignment to cover the erupting volcano in Eyjafjallajokul April 17, 2010. REUTERS/Ingolfur Juliusson

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<p>Reuters photographer Robert Galbraith takes pictures while covering the Day Fire in the Angeles National Forest near Castaic, California, September 13, 2006. REUTERS/Paul Buck/EPA/Handout </p>

Reuters photographer Robert Galbraith takes pictures while covering the Day Fire in the Angeles National Forest near Castaic, California, September 13, 2006. REUTERS/Paul Buck/EPA/Handout

Reuters photographer Robert Galbraith takes pictures while covering the Day Fire in the Angeles National Forest near Castaic, California, September 13, 2006. REUTERS/Paul Buck/EPA/Handout

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<p>Reuters photographer Mariana Bazo stands on a flooded street in the devastated town of La Guaira, Venezuela, December 25, 1999. REUTERS/Stringer </p>

Reuters photographer Mariana Bazo stands on a flooded street in the devastated town of La Guaira, Venezuela, December 25, 1999. REUTERS/Stringer

Reuters photographer Mariana Bazo stands on a flooded street in the devastated town of La Guaira, Venezuela, December 25, 1999. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>Reuters photographer Kim Kyung-hoon sits on the catwalk while covering the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 8, 2008. REUTERS/Stringer </p>

Reuters photographer Kim Kyung-hoon sits on the catwalk while covering the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 8, 2008. REUTERS/Stringer

Reuters photographer Kim Kyung-hoon sits on the catwalk while covering the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 8, 2008. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>Reuters photographers Eliseo Fernandez shoots through a piece of exposed X-ray film while covering a solar eclipse in Valparaiso City, 75 miles (121 km) northwest of Santiago, Chile, July 11, 2010. REUTERS/Jonathan Mancilla </p>

Reuters photographers Eliseo Fernandez shoots through a piece of exposed X-ray film while covering a solar eclipse in Valparaiso City, 75 miles (121 km) northwest of Santiago, Chile, July 11, 2010. REUTERS/Jonathan Mancilla

Reuters photographers Eliseo Fernandez shoots through a piece of exposed X-ray film while covering a solar eclipse in Valparaiso City, 75 miles (121 km) northwest of Santiago, Chile, July 11, 2010. REUTERS/Jonathan Mancilla

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<p>Reuters photographer Paulo Whitaker photographs crack dealers and users from inside an abandoned building in the part of Sao Paulo's Luz neighborhood known as Cracolandia (Crackland), April 28, 2010.  REUTERS/Fernando Donasci </p>

Reuters photographer Paulo Whitaker photographs crack dealers and users from inside an abandoned building in the part of Sao Paulo's Luz neighborhood known as Cracolandia (Crackland), April 28, 2010. REUTERS/Fernando Donasci

Reuters photographer Paulo Whitaker photographs crack dealers and users from inside an abandoned building in the part of Sao Paulo's Luz neighborhood known as Cracolandia (Crackland), April 28, 2010. REUTERS/Fernando Donasci

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