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<p>A painting of a girl decorates an empty building in the abandoned town of Pripyat in the 30 km (19 miles) exclusion zone around the closed Chernobyl nuclear power plant March 31, 2006.  REUTERS/Damir Sagolj</p>

A painting of a girl decorates an empty building in the abandoned town of Pripyat in the 30 km (19 miles) exclusion zone around the closed Chernobyl nuclear power plant March 31, 2006. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A painting of a girl decorates an empty building in the abandoned town of Pripyat in the 30 km (19 miles) exclusion zone around the closed Chernobyl nuclear power plant March 31, 2006. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>An Indian woman mourns the death of a relative who was killed in the Asian tsunami catastrophe in Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu, on December 28, 2004. REUTERS/Arko Datta </p>

An Indian woman mourns the death of a relative who was killed in the Asian tsunami catastrophe in Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu, on December 28, 2004. REUTERS/Arko Datta

An Indian woman mourns the death of a relative who was killed in the Asian tsunami catastrophe in Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu, on December 28, 2004. REUTERS/Arko Datta

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<p>An Afghan refugee girl in the Kili Faizu UNHCR Camp in Chaman, Pakistan reacts after spotting a jet flying overhead, November 10, 200.  REUTERS/Adrees Latif </p>

An Afghan refugee girl in the Kili Faizu UNHCR Camp in Chaman, Pakistan reacts after spotting a jet flying overhead, November 10, 200. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

An Afghan refugee girl in the Kili Faizu UNHCR Camp in Chaman, Pakistan reacts after spotting a jet flying overhead, November 10, 200. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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<p>A man's hand drips blood as he stands in front of riot policemen during a demonstration in Athens December 9, 2008. Hundreds of protesters threw stones and bottles at lines of riot police outside the Greek parliament, in a fourth day of anti-government clashes triggered by police killing a teenager. REUTERS/John Kolesidis </p>

A man's hand drips blood as he stands in front of riot policemen during a demonstration in Athens December 9, 2008. Hundreds of protesters threw stones and bottles at lines of riot police outside the Greek parliament, in a fourth day of...more

A man's hand drips blood as he stands in front of riot policemen during a demonstration in Athens December 9, 2008. Hundreds of protesters threw stones and bottles at lines of riot police outside the Greek parliament, in a fourth day of anti-government clashes triggered by police killing a teenager. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

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<p>A mother and child at an emergency feeding centre in Tahoua, Niger August 1, 2005. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly</p>

A mother and child at an emergency feeding centre in Tahoua, Niger August 1, 2005. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

A mother and child at an emergency feeding centre in Tahoua, Niger August 1, 2005. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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<p>A singed shoe sits on a table inside a destroyed bar at the site of a bomb blast in Kuta Beach on Bali October 16, 2002.  REUTERS/Beawiharta </p>

A singed shoe sits on a table inside a destroyed bar at the site of a bomb blast in Kuta Beach on Bali October 16, 2002. REUTERS/Beawiharta

A singed shoe sits on a table inside a destroyed bar at the site of a bomb blast in Kuta Beach on Bali October 16, 2002. REUTERS/Beawiharta

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<p>Spanish bullfighter Jose Ignacio Ramos prepares to perform a pass during a bullfight at the bullring El Plantio in Burgos, northern Spain, June 28, 2007. REUTERS/Felix Ordonez </p>

Spanish bullfighter Jose Ignacio Ramos prepares to perform a pass during a bullfight at the bullring El Plantio in Burgos, northern Spain, June 28, 2007. REUTERS/Felix Ordonez

Spanish bullfighter Jose Ignacio Ramos prepares to perform a pass during a bullfight at the bullring El Plantio in Burgos, northern Spain, June 28, 2007. REUTERS/Felix Ordonez

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<p>A resident stands next to bloodstains of a man who was gunned down by unknown assailants in the border city of Ciudad Juarez March 3, 2009.  REUTERS/Tomas Bravo </p>

A resident stands next to bloodstains of a man who was gunned down by unknown assailants in the border city of Ciudad Juarez March 3, 2009. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo

A resident stands next to bloodstains of a man who was gunned down by unknown assailants in the border city of Ciudad Juarez March 3, 2009. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo

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<p>A suit hangs inside a house in the Ninth Ward area of New Orleans, nearly a year after Hurricane Katrina struck, August 27, 2006. REUTERS/Carlos Barria </p>

A suit hangs inside a house in the Ninth Ward area of New Orleans, nearly a year after Hurricane Katrina struck, August 27, 2006. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

A suit hangs inside a house in the Ninth Ward area of New Orleans, nearly a year after Hurricane Katrina struck, August 27, 2006. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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<p>Shoes which belonged to prisoners are seen in the former Nazi death camp Auschwitz in Oswiecim January 12, 2007. REUTERS/Katarina Stoltz </p>

Shoes which belonged to prisoners are seen in the former Nazi death camp Auschwitz in Oswiecim January 12, 2007. REUTERS/Katarina Stoltz

Shoes which belonged to prisoners are seen in the former Nazi death camp Auschwitz in Oswiecim January 12, 2007. REUTERS/Katarina Stoltz

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<p>Kate McCann, mother of the missing four-year-old British girl Madeleine McCann, holds a soft toy in her hand as silhouettes of (L) her and her husband Gerry are seen on a wall, near the Portuguese beach resort of Lagos May 17, 2007. REUTERS/Nacho Doce </p>

Kate McCann, mother of the missing four-year-old British girl Madeleine McCann, holds a soft toy in her hand as silhouettes of (L) her and her husband Gerry are seen on a wall, near the Portuguese beach resort of Lagos May 17, 2007. REUTERS/Nacho...more

Kate McCann, mother of the missing four-year-old British girl Madeleine McCann, holds a soft toy in her hand as silhouettes of (L) her and her husband Gerry are seen on a wall, near the Portuguese beach resort of Lagos May 17, 2007. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

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<p>A boy grimaces during a circumcision that was offered free of charge by a local councillor in Tondo city, metro Manila April 15, 2009. Hundreds of young boys upon reaching the age of ten, undergo circumcision in the Philippines every year as part of their custom. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco </p>

A boy grimaces during a circumcision that was offered free of charge by a local councillor in Tondo city, metro Manila April 15, 2009. Hundreds of young boys upon reaching the age of ten, undergo circumcision in the Philippines every year as part of...more

A boy grimaces during a circumcision that was offered free of charge by a local councillor in Tondo city, metro Manila April 15, 2009. Hundreds of young boys upon reaching the age of ten, undergo circumcision in the Philippines every year as part of their custom. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

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<p>The shoe of Usain Bolt of Jamaica is seen untied after winning the men's 100m final of the athletics competition in the National Stadium at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 16, 2008. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn </p>

The shoe of Usain Bolt of Jamaica is seen untied after winning the men's 100m final of the athletics competition in the National Stadium at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 16, 2008. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

The shoe of Usain Bolt of Jamaica is seen untied after winning the men's 100m final of the athletics competition in the National Stadium at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 16, 2008. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

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<p>Then President George W. Bush boards Air Force One after speaking about Hurricane Katrina's damage to the nation on network television from Jackson Square in New Orleans, September 15, 2005. REUTERS/Larry Downing </p>

Then President George W. Bush boards Air Force One after speaking about Hurricane Katrina's damage to the nation on network television from Jackson Square in New Orleans, September 15, 2005. REUTERS/Larry Downing

Then President George W. Bush boards Air Force One after speaking about Hurricane Katrina's damage to the nation on network television from Jackson Square in New Orleans, September 15, 2005. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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<p>A door remains standing after the house was flattened by an earthquake in Qiongkuer Qiake township, in Bachu county in China's remote Xinjiang region, on February 26, 2003. REUTERS/Claro Cortes IV </p>

A door remains standing after the house was flattened by an earthquake in Qiongkuer Qiake township, in Bachu county in China's remote Xinjiang region, on February 26, 2003. REUTERS/Claro Cortes IV

A door remains standing after the house was flattened by an earthquake in Qiongkuer Qiake township, in Bachu county in China's remote Xinjiang region, on February 26, 2003. REUTERS/Claro Cortes IV

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