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<p>The Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer (AMSR-E), a high-resolution passive microwave Instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite shows the state of Arctic sea ice on September 10 in this image released September 16, 2008.   REUTERS/NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio/Handout</p>

The Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer (AMSR-E), a high-resolution passive microwave Instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite shows the state of Arctic sea ice on September 10 in this image released September 16, 2008. REUTERS/NASA/Goddard Space...more

The Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer (AMSR-E), a high-resolution passive microwave Instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite shows the state of Arctic sea ice on September 10 in this image released September 16, 2008. REUTERS/NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio/Handout

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<p>The space shuttle Endeavour, mounted atop its modified Boeing 747 carrier aircraft, flies over California's Mojave Desert on its way back to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida after completing the STS-126 mission in this photo taken on December 10, 2008 and released by NASA on December 17, 2008.   REUTERS/NASA-Carla Thomas/Handout</p>

The space shuttle Endeavour, mounted atop its modified Boeing 747 carrier aircraft, flies over California's Mojave Desert on its way back to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida after completing the STS-126 mission in this photo taken on December 10,...more

The space shuttle Endeavour, mounted atop its modified Boeing 747 carrier aircraft, flies over California's Mojave Desert on its way back to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida after completing the STS-126 mission in this photo taken on December 10, 2008 and released by NASA on December 17, 2008. REUTERS/NASA-Carla Thomas/Handout

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<p>An aerial view shows a flood-affected village in the eastern Indian state of Bihar September 3, 2008.    REUTERS/Indian Defence Ministry/Handout</p>

An aerial view shows a flood-affected village in the eastern Indian state of Bihar September 3, 2008. REUTERS/Indian Defence Ministry/Handout

An aerial view shows a flood-affected village in the eastern Indian state of Bihar September 3, 2008. REUTERS/Indian Defence Ministry/Handout

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<p>An aerial view shows a labyrinth in the form of a cow that is cut into a corn and hemp field in Marienfelde outside Berlin September 2, 2009.   REUTERS/Thomas Peter</p>

An aerial view shows a labyrinth in the form of a cow that is cut into a corn and hemp field in Marienfelde outside Berlin September 2, 2009. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

An aerial view shows a labyrinth in the form of a cow that is cut into a corn and hemp field in Marienfelde outside Berlin September 2, 2009. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

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<p>An aerial view of residences on The Palm Jumeirah are seen in Dubai December 21, 2009.    REUTERS/Matthias Seifert</p>

An aerial view of residences on The Palm Jumeirah are seen in Dubai December 21, 2009. REUTERS/Matthias Seifert

An aerial view of residences on The Palm Jumeirah are seen in Dubai December 21, 2009. REUTERS/Matthias Seifert

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<p>An aerial view shows a small village in the Swiss Alps February 3, 2009.   REUTERS/Pascal Lauener</p>

An aerial view shows a small village in the Swiss Alps February 3, 2009. REUTERS/Pascal Lauener

An aerial view shows a small village in the Swiss Alps February 3, 2009. REUTERS/Pascal Lauener

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<p>The Russian Soyuz space capsule lands with Expedition 20 Commander Gennady Padalka of Russia, Flight Engineer Michael Barratt of the U.S. and Canadian circus billionaire Guy Laliberte in the vast steppe near the town of Arkalyk in northern Kazakhstan October 11, 2009.   REUTERS/Yuri Kochetkov/Pool</p>

The Russian Soyuz space capsule lands with Expedition 20 Commander Gennady Padalka of Russia, Flight Engineer Michael Barratt of the U.S. and Canadian circus billionaire Guy Laliberte in the vast steppe near the town of Arkalyk in northern Kazakhstan...more

The Russian Soyuz space capsule lands with Expedition 20 Commander Gennady Padalka of Russia, Flight Engineer Michael Barratt of the U.S. and Canadian circus billionaire Guy Laliberte in the vast steppe near the town of Arkalyk in northern Kazakhstan October 11, 2009. REUTERS/Yuri Kochetkov/Pool

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<p>An aerial view shows an atoll in the Maldives December 9, 2009.   REUTERS/Reinhard Krause</p>

An aerial view shows an atoll in the Maldives December 9, 2009. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause

An aerial view shows an atoll in the Maldives December 9, 2009. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause

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<p>A balloon flies above chalets near Saanen during the International Hot Air Balloon Week in Chateau-d'Oex January 19, 2008.   REUTERS/Denis Balibouse</p>

A balloon flies above chalets near Saanen during the International Hot Air Balloon Week in Chateau-d'Oex January 19, 2008. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

A balloon flies above chalets near Saanen during the International Hot Air Balloon Week in Chateau-d'Oex January 19, 2008. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

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<p>Aerial view of a soy field with a tractor drawing of Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner in a rural area outside Parana City, 495 km (307 miles) north of Buenos Aires, May 17, 2008.    REUTERS/Juan Pereira/Diario UNO de Entre R&iacute;os</p>

Aerial view of a soy field with a tractor drawing of Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner in a rural area outside Parana City, 495 km (307 miles) north of Buenos Aires, May 17, 2008. REUTERS/Juan Pereira/Diario UNO de Entre...more

Aerial view of a soy field with a tractor drawing of Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner in a rural area outside Parana City, 495 km (307 miles) north of Buenos Aires, May 17, 2008. REUTERS/Juan Pereira/Diario UNO de Entre Ríos

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<p>Residents walk in the rain with umbrellas in Xiangfan, central China's Hubei province June 23, 2006.   REUTERS/Stringer</p>

Residents walk in the rain with umbrellas in Xiangfan, central China's Hubei province June 23, 2006. REUTERS/Stringer

Residents walk in the rain with umbrellas in Xiangfan, central China's Hubei province June 23, 2006. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>An aerial view shows cross-country skiers climbing a hill during the Engadin Ski Marathon near Sils March 9, 2008.    REUTERS/Christian Hartmann</p>

An aerial view shows cross-country skiers climbing a hill during the Engadin Ski Marathon near Sils March 9, 2008. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

An aerial view shows cross-country skiers climbing a hill during the Engadin Ski Marathon near Sils March 9, 2008. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

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<p>A road intersects drying ponds at Rio Tinto's Dampier Salt Limited's production facility at Port Hedland, about 1,600 km (960 miles) north of Perth, May 26, 2008.    REUTERS/Tim Wimborne</p>

A road intersects drying ponds at Rio Tinto's Dampier Salt Limited's production facility at Port Hedland, about 1,600 km (960 miles) north of Perth, May 26, 2008. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

A road intersects drying ponds at Rio Tinto's Dampier Salt Limited's production facility at Port Hedland, about 1,600 km (960 miles) north of Perth, May 26, 2008. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

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<p>An aerial view of a fortified stone temple at Chankillo in Peru is seen in this undated handout picture released March 1, 2007.   REUTERS/Ivan Ghezzi/Handout</p>

An aerial view of a fortified stone temple at Chankillo in Peru is seen in this undated handout picture released March 1, 2007. REUTERS/Ivan Ghezzi/Handout

An aerial view of a fortified stone temple at Chankillo in Peru is seen in this undated handout picture released March 1, 2007. REUTERS/Ivan Ghezzi/Handout

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<p>Whale activists gather to make the shape of a Humpback Whale on Bondi Beach in Sydney November 16, 2007.   REUTERS/Icon Images/Spectral Q/Handout</p>

Whale activists gather to make the shape of a Humpback Whale on Bondi Beach in Sydney November 16, 2007. REUTERS/Icon Images/Spectral Q/Handout

Whale activists gather to make the shape of a Humpback Whale on Bondi Beach in Sydney November 16, 2007. REUTERS/Icon Images/Spectral Q/Handout

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<p>A yacht sails on Lake Balaton at sunset near Balatonalmadi, 123 km (76 miles) southwest of Budapest, May 23, 2008.   REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh</p>

A yacht sails on Lake Balaton at sunset near Balatonalmadi, 123 km (76 miles) southwest of Budapest, May 23, 2008. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

A yacht sails on Lake Balaton at sunset near Balatonalmadi, 123 km (76 miles) southwest of Budapest, May 23, 2008. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

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<p>Christoffe Jonin of the FF Blue Sky Team jumps out of a helicopter with a parachute, 1,300 meters above Lake Leman (Lake Geneva) and the city of Geneva, during the final day of Fetes de Geneve August 9, 2009.   REUTERS/Frederic Lucas</p>

Christoffe Jonin of the FF Blue Sky Team jumps out of a helicopter with a parachute, 1,300 meters above Lake Leman (Lake Geneva) and the city of Geneva, during the final day of Fetes de Geneve August 9, 2009. REUTERS/Frederic Lucas

Christoffe Jonin of the FF Blue Sky Team jumps out of a helicopter with a parachute, 1,300 meters above Lake Leman (Lake Geneva) and the city of Geneva, during the final day of Fetes de Geneve August 9, 2009. REUTERS/Frederic Lucas

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<p>A cemetery is seen during a hot air balloon flight near Bristol in western England August 7, 2009.   REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth</p>

A cemetery is seen during a hot air balloon flight near Bristol in western England August 7, 2009. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

A cemetery is seen during a hot air balloon flight near Bristol in western England August 7, 2009. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

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<p>An aerial view shows rice paddies submerged in floodwaters days after Typhoon Fengshen hit Iloilo City in central Philippines June 24, 2008.   REUTERS/Leo Solinap</p>

An aerial view shows rice paddies submerged in floodwaters days after Typhoon Fengshen hit Iloilo City in central Philippines June 24, 2008. REUTERS/Leo Solinap

An aerial view shows rice paddies submerged in floodwaters days after Typhoon Fengshen hit Iloilo City in central Philippines June 24, 2008. REUTERS/Leo Solinap

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<p>Workers harvest asparagus at a farm near Beelitz near Berlin April 16, 2007.   REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke</p>

Workers harvest asparagus at a farm near Beelitz near Berlin April 16, 2007. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

Workers harvest asparagus at a farm near Beelitz near Berlin April 16, 2007. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

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<p>Outdoor hockey players and fans attend the first-ever U.S. Pond Hockey Championships on Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis January 21, 2006.    REUTERS/Eric Miller</p>

Outdoor hockey players and fans attend the first-ever U.S. Pond Hockey Championships on Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis January 21, 2006. REUTERS/Eric Miller

Outdoor hockey players and fans attend the first-ever U.S. Pond Hockey Championships on Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis January 21, 2006. REUTERS/Eric Miller

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<p>An aerial view shows Muslims circling the Kaaba inside and outside the Grand Mosque in Mecca December 24, 2006.    REUTERS/Ali Jarekji</p>

An aerial view shows Muslims circling the Kaaba inside and outside the Grand Mosque in Mecca December 24, 2006. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji

An aerial view shows Muslims circling the Kaaba inside and outside the Grand Mosque in Mecca December 24, 2006. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji

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<p>The Losail Circuit is pictured before the start of the night free practice session in Doha March 8, 2008.    REUTERS/Pool</p>

The Losail Circuit is pictured before the start of the night free practice session in Doha March 8, 2008. REUTERS/Pool

The Losail Circuit is pictured before the start of the night free practice session in Doha March 8, 2008. REUTERS/Pool

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