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<p>Lightning flashes over Strip casinos as a thunderstorm passes through the Las Vegas Valley in Las Vegas, Nevada October 19, 2010. REUTERS/Steve Marcus </p>

Lightning flashes over Strip casinos as a thunderstorm passes through the Las Vegas Valley in Las Vegas, Nevada October 19, 2010. REUTERS/Steve Marcus

Lightning flashes over Strip casinos as a thunderstorm passes through the Las Vegas Valley in Las Vegas, Nevada October 19, 2010. REUTERS/Steve Marcus

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<p>Tourists watch a whirlwind from the beach in Turkey's Mediterranean coastal city of Antalya, Turkey October 19, 2006.   TURKEY OUT    REUTERS/Anatolian   </p>

Tourists watch a whirlwind from the beach in Turkey's Mediterranean coastal city of Antalya, Turkey October 19, 2006. TURKEY OUT REUTERS/Anatolian

Tourists watch a whirlwind from the beach in Turkey's Mediterranean coastal city of Antalya, Turkey October 19, 2006. TURKEY OUT REUTERS/Anatolian

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<p>Parked cars are covered in snow in Bucharest January 3, 2008.   REUTERS/Mihai Barbu </p>

Parked cars are covered in snow in Bucharest January 3, 2008. REUTERS/Mihai Barbu

Parked cars are covered in snow in Bucharest January 3, 2008. REUTERS/Mihai Barbu

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<p>Fog covers the hills in the historical city centre of Perugia December 3, 2009. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi </p>

Fog covers the hills in the historical city centre of Perugia December 3, 2009. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Fog covers the hills in the historical city centre of Perugia December 3, 2009. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

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<p>A swimmer dives into lake Leman on a hot summer's day in Lutry August 15, 2009.   REUTERS/Denis Balibouse </p>

A swimmer dives into lake Leman on a hot summer's day in Lutry August 15, 2009. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

A swimmer dives into lake Leman on a hot summer's day in Lutry August 15, 2009. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

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<p>A man flies his model airplane on a autumn evening at dusk in Dornbirn some 20 kms (13 miles) from lake Constance, Turkey November 14, 2006.  REUTERS/Miro Kuzmanovic </p>

A man flies his model airplane on a autumn evening at dusk in Dornbirn some 20 kms (13 miles) from lake Constance, Turkey November 14, 2006. REUTERS/Miro Kuzmanovic

A man flies his model airplane on a autumn evening at dusk in Dornbirn some 20 kms (13 miles) from lake Constance, Turkey November 14, 2006. REUTERS/Miro Kuzmanovic

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<p>Waves crash against a lighthouse at Newhaven on the Sussex coast in southern England November 14, 2009.     REUTERS/Luke MacGregor   </p>

Waves crash against a lighthouse at Newhaven on the Sussex coast in southern England November 14, 2009. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Waves crash against a lighthouse at Newhaven on the Sussex coast in southern England November 14, 2009. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

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<p>Mike Maddocks (R) and Alvin Champagne, managers for the Days Inn in Morgan City, Louisiana, brace against the wind gusts as they check their 140-room hotel for damage as Hurricane Gustav makes landfall September 1, 2008.  REUTERS/Mark Wallheiser </p>

Mike Maddocks (R) and Alvin Champagne, managers for the Days Inn in Morgan City, Louisiana, brace against the wind gusts as they check their 140-room hotel for damage as Hurricane Gustav makes landfall September 1, 2008. REUTERS/Mark Wallheiser more

Mike Maddocks (R) and Alvin Champagne, managers for the Days Inn in Morgan City, Louisiana, brace against the wind gusts as they check their 140-room hotel for damage as Hurricane Gustav makes landfall September 1, 2008. REUTERS/Mark Wallheiser

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<p>Private First Class Brandon Voris, 19, of Lebanon, Ohio, from the First Battalion Eighth Marines Alpha Company stands in the middle of his camp as a sandstorm hits his remote outpost near Kunjak in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province, October 28, 2010.  REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly </p>

Private First Class Brandon Voris, 19, of Lebanon, Ohio, from the First Battalion Eighth Marines Alpha Company stands in the middle of his camp as a sandstorm hits his remote outpost near Kunjak in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province, October 28,...more

Private First Class Brandon Voris, 19, of Lebanon, Ohio, from the First Battalion Eighth Marines Alpha Company stands in the middle of his camp as a sandstorm hits his remote outpost near Kunjak in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province, October 28, 2010. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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<p>Bees land on a sunflower at a field in Lochhausen near Munich, Germany July 11, 2009. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle </p>

Bees land on a sunflower at a field in Lochhausen near Munich, Germany July 11, 2009. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

Bees land on a sunflower at a field in Lochhausen near Munich, Germany July 11, 2009. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

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<p>The Port of Los Angeles is seen through raindrops as a major storm hits Los Angeles, California, October 6, 2010.  Picture has been rotated 180 degrees.  REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson </p>

The Port of Los Angeles is seen through raindrops as a major storm hits Los Angeles, California, October 6, 2010. Picture has been rotated 180 degrees. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

The Port of Los Angeles is seen through raindrops as a major storm hits Los Angeles, California, October 6, 2010. Picture has been rotated 180 degrees. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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<p>A woman looks on as strong winds from Hurricane Karl hit Veracruz September 17, 2010.  REUTERS/Eliana Aponte </p>

A woman looks on as strong winds from Hurricane Karl hit Veracruz September 17, 2010. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte

A woman looks on as strong winds from Hurricane Karl hit Veracruz September 17, 2010. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte

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<p>A man sunbathes on rocks at a beach in Melbourne January 31, 2009.   REUTERS/Mick Tsikas </p>

A man sunbathes on rocks at a beach in Melbourne January 31, 2009. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas

A man sunbathes on rocks at a beach in Melbourne January 31, 2009. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas

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<p>Traffic moves on Havana's seafront boulevard "El Malecon" as waves break November 12, 2009.  REUTERS/Desmond Boylan</p>

Traffic moves on Havana's seafront boulevard "El Malecon" as waves break November 12, 2009. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan

Traffic moves on Havana's seafront boulevard "El Malecon" as waves break November 12, 2009. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan

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<p>People attend an arts and music festival during a thunderstorm near the village Bardino, 226 km (140 miles) southwest of Moscow, June 14, 2008. REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov</p>

People attend an arts and music festival during a thunderstorm near the village Bardino, 226 km (140 miles) southwest of Moscow, June 14, 2008. REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov

People attend an arts and music festival during a thunderstorm near the village Bardino, 226 km (140 miles) southwest of Moscow, June 14, 2008. REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov

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<p>Frost clings to horse hair caught on barbed wire in Quorn, central England, December 7, 2010.   REUTERS/Darren Staples  </p>

Frost clings to horse hair caught on barbed wire in Quorn, central England, December 7, 2010. REUTERS/Darren Staples

Frost clings to horse hair caught on barbed wire in Quorn, central England, December 7, 2010. REUTERS/Darren Staples

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<p>A woman drinks a bottle of water while watching sunset at the top of Table Mountain outside Cape Town March 2, 2010.  REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi </p>

A woman drinks a bottle of water while watching sunset at the top of Table Mountain outside Cape Town March 2, 2010. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

A woman drinks a bottle of water while watching sunset at the top of Table Mountain outside Cape Town March 2, 2010. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

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<p>Snow falls on the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem's Old City February 19, 2008.  REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis </p>

Snow falls on the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem's Old City February 19, 2008. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Snow falls on the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem's Old City February 19, 2008. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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<p>Paramilitary policemen patrol as waves crash against dikes at Dongtou, an island off the coast of Zhejiang province September 18, 2007, when Typhoon Wipha approached. 
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Paramilitary policemen patrol as waves crash against dikes at Dongtou, an island off the coast of Zhejiang province September 18, 2007, when Typhoon Wipha approached. REUTERS/China Daily

Paramilitary policemen patrol as waves crash against dikes at Dongtou, an island off the coast of Zhejiang province September 18, 2007, when Typhoon Wipha approached. REUTERS/China Daily

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<p>People enjoy the sun during a sunny autumn day in a park in Bern October 29, 2009.  REUTERS/Michael Buholzer </p>

People enjoy the sun during a sunny autumn day in a park in Bern October 29, 2009. REUTERS/Michael Buholzer

People enjoy the sun during a sunny autumn day in a park in Bern October 29, 2009. REUTERS/Michael Buholzer

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<p>Rain falls on the clay court at the Estoril Tennis Open, which was suspended due to bad weather, in Lisbon May 9, 2009.  REUTERS/Jose Manuel Ribeiro </p>

Rain falls on the clay court at the Estoril Tennis Open, which was suspended due to bad weather, in Lisbon May 9, 2009. REUTERS/Jose Manuel Ribeiro

Rain falls on the clay court at the Estoril Tennis Open, which was suspended due to bad weather, in Lisbon May 9, 2009. REUTERS/Jose Manuel Ribeiro

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<p>Boys cool down in a public fountain in Berlin July 16, 2007. Weather forecast predicts a peak of 36 degrees Celsius (96,8 degrees Fahrenheit) for the next days.  REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann     </p>

Boys cool down in a public fountain in Berlin July 16, 2007. Weather forecast predicts a peak of 36 degrees Celsius (96,8 degrees Fahrenheit) for the next days. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Boys cool down in a public fountain in Berlin July 16, 2007. Weather forecast predicts a peak of 36 degrees Celsius (96,8 degrees Fahrenheit) for the next days. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

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<p>A man stands on a hill during sunset in Vina del Mar city ,about 75 miles (120 km) northwest of Santiago, Chile August 11, 2007.    REUTERS/Eliseo Fernandez  </p>

A man stands on a hill during sunset in Vina del Mar city ,about 75 miles (120 km) northwest of Santiago, Chile August 11, 2007. REUTERS/Eliseo Fernandez

A man stands on a hill during sunset in Vina del Mar city ,about 75 miles (120 km) northwest of Santiago, Chile August 11, 2007. REUTERS/Eliseo Fernandez

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<p>A resident rides a bicycle with an umbrella during a snowy day in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei province January 16, 2007.   REUTERS/Stringer </p>

A resident rides a bicycle with an umbrella during a snowy day in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei province January 16, 2007. REUTERS/Stringer

A resident rides a bicycle with an umbrella during a snowy day in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei province January 16, 2007. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>A mother swings her young son as they visit the cherry blossoms along the tidal basin in Washington April 2, 2007.  REUTERS/Jason Reed   </p>

A mother swings her young son as they visit the cherry blossoms along the tidal basin in Washington April 2, 2007. REUTERS/Jason Reed

A mother swings her young son as they visit the cherry blossoms along the tidal basin in Washington April 2, 2007. REUTERS/Jason Reed

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