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<p>Costa Rica fishermen return with their catch as seagulls fly around their boat during sunset in Puntarenas, Costa Rica's Pacific coast near Venado Island March 22, 2006.    REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate</p>

Costa Rica fishermen return with their catch as seagulls fly around their boat during sunset in Puntarenas, Costa Rica's Pacific coast near Venado Island March 22, 2006. REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate

Costa Rica fishermen return with their catch as seagulls fly around their boat during sunset in Puntarenas, Costa Rica's Pacific coast near Venado Island March 22, 2006. REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate

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<p>A Ghanian girl waits to sell water as a local boys team practices soccer on a dusty pitch in the northern city of Tamale, January 24, 2008.  REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly </p>

A Ghanian girl waits to sell water as a local boys team practices soccer on a dusty pitch in the northern city of Tamale, January 24, 2008. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

A Ghanian girl waits to sell water as a local boys team practices soccer on a dusty pitch in the northern city of Tamale, January 24, 2008. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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<p>A man runs on a sunny autumn morning in a forest in Dornbirn some 20 kms (13 miles) from lake Constance October 27, 2006.  REUTERS/Miro Kuzmanovic </p>

A man runs on a sunny autumn morning in a forest in Dornbirn some 20 kms (13 miles) from lake Constance October 27, 2006. REUTERS/Miro Kuzmanovic

A man runs on a sunny autumn morning in a forest in Dornbirn some 20 kms (13 miles) from lake Constance October 27, 2006. REUTERS/Miro Kuzmanovic

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<p>The sun's rays illuminate a lone hut on a mountain ridge in the early morning as seen from the Inca road known as the Takesi trail in Kakapi, La Paz Province, June 25, 2009. REUTERS/Rickey Rogers </p>

The sun's rays illuminate a lone hut on a mountain ridge in the early morning as seen from the Inca road known as the Takesi trail in Kakapi, La Paz Province, June 25, 2009. REUTERS/Rickey Rogers

The sun's rays illuminate a lone hut on a mountain ridge in the early morning as seen from the Inca road known as the Takesi trail in Kakapi, La Paz Province, June 25, 2009. REUTERS/Rickey Rogers

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<p>A historic tower of a building which now houses a shopping centre appears illuminated at nightfall in Madrid, November 8, 2002.  REUTERS/Sergio Perez</p>

A historic tower of a building which now houses a shopping centre appears illuminated at nightfall in Madrid, November 8, 2002. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

A historic tower of a building which now houses a shopping centre appears illuminated at nightfall in Madrid, November 8, 2002. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

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<p>An assistant bullfighter waits before the start of a bullfight in the Maestranza bullring in Seville August 27, 2006. REUTERS/Marcelo Del Pozo </p>

An assistant bullfighter waits before the start of a bullfight in the Maestranza bullring in Seville August 27, 2006. REUTERS/Marcelo Del Pozo

An assistant bullfighter waits before the start of a bullfight in the Maestranza bullring in Seville August 27, 2006. REUTERS/Marcelo Del Pozo

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<p>A woman walks into a subway in the central business district of Beijing April 16, 2007.  REUTERS/Claro Cortes IV    </p>

A woman walks into a subway in the central business district of Beijing April 16, 2007. REUTERS/Claro Cortes IV

A woman walks into a subway in the central business district of Beijing April 16, 2007. REUTERS/Claro Cortes IV

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<p>Lleyton Hewitt from Australia serves during his first-round match at the Australian Open against Magnus Larsson from Sweden in Melbourne January 14, 2003. REUTERS/David Gray</p>

Lleyton Hewitt from Australia serves during his first-round match at the Australian Open against Magnus Larsson from Sweden in Melbourne January 14, 2003. REUTERS/David Gray

Lleyton Hewitt from Australia serves during his first-round match at the Australian Open against Magnus Larsson from Sweden in Melbourne January 14, 2003. REUTERS/David Gray

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<p>Hot-air balloons fly over the Palote dam during the "Hot Air Balloons Festival" in the city of Leon, in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico November 17, 2008. REUTERS/Mario Armas</p>

Hot-air balloons fly over the Palote dam during the "Hot Air Balloons Festival" in the city of Leon, in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico November 17, 2008. REUTERS/Mario Armas

Hot-air balloons fly over the Palote dam during the "Hot Air Balloons Festival" in the city of Leon, in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico November 17, 2008. REUTERS/Mario Armas

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<p>A winter morning fog covers the valleys and hills over the village of Studencice, in central Slovenia December 15, 2006. REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic </p>

A winter morning fog covers the valleys and hills over the village of Studencice, in central Slovenia December 15, 2006. REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic

A winter morning fog covers the valleys and hills over the village of Studencice, in central Slovenia December 15, 2006. REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic

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<p>A tourist stops on the road to Uluru (Ayers Rock) to watch the sun rise over Mount Conner about 310 kilometres (195 miles) southwest of the central Australian town of Alice Springs April 19 2004. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne </p>

A tourist stops on the road to Uluru (Ayers Rock) to watch the sun rise over Mount Conner about 310 kilometres (195 miles) southwest of the central Australian town of Alice Springs April 19 2004. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

A tourist stops on the road to Uluru (Ayers Rock) to watch the sun rise over Mount Conner about 310 kilometres (195 miles) southwest of the central Australian town of Alice Springs April 19 2004. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

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<p>A Chilean boy plays soccer at the "Normal Park" in Santiago, March 19, 2004, on the last day of summer. REUTERS/Carlos Barria</p>

A Chilean boy plays soccer at the "Normal Park" in Santiago, March 19, 2004, on the last day of summer. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

A Chilean boy plays soccer at the "Normal Park" in Santiago, March 19, 2004, on the last day of summer. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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<p>A boy walks on the beach at the town of Juan Dolio January 26, 2009. REUTERS/ Eduardo Munoz</p>

A boy walks on the beach at the town of Juan Dolio January 26, 2009. REUTERS/ Eduardo Munoz

A boy walks on the beach at the town of Juan Dolio January 26, 2009. REUTERS/ Eduardo Munoz

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<p>A sailboat carries tourists on a sunset sail off the beach of Boracay, one of the world's most famous beach resort, south of Manila January 31, 2008. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside </p>

A sailboat carries tourists on a sunset sail off the beach of Boracay, one of the world's most famous beach resort, south of Manila January 31, 2008. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

A sailboat carries tourists on a sunset sail off the beach of Boracay, one of the world's most famous beach resort, south of Manila January 31, 2008. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

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<p>Light from the early morning rising sun reflects off the Lincoln Memorial as a U.S. Park Service employee sweeps the steps in Washington, October 9, 2007.    REUTERS/Larry Downing   </p>

Light from the early morning rising sun reflects off the Lincoln Memorial as a U.S. Park Service employee sweeps the steps in Washington, October 9, 2007. REUTERS/Larry Downing

Light from the early morning rising sun reflects off the Lincoln Memorial as a U.S. Park Service employee sweeps the steps in Washington, October 9, 2007. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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<p>A girl walks on top of a dune near Ouled Said ksar, a fortified village on the outskirts of the oasis town of Timimoun, about 1,200 km (745 miles) south of Algiers March 24, 2008. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra </p>

A girl walks on top of a dune near Ouled Said ksar, a fortified village on the outskirts of the oasis town of Timimoun, about 1,200 km (745 miles) south of Algiers March 24, 2008. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A girl walks on top of a dune near Ouled Said ksar, a fortified village on the outskirts of the oasis town of Timimoun, about 1,200 km (745 miles) south of Algiers March 24, 2008. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

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<p>A Lebanese Christian woman prays during a religious ceremony at Al-Adra church in the city of Zahle, north of Beirut, August 13, 2006. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl </p>

A Lebanese Christian woman prays during a religious ceremony at Al-Adra church in the city of Zahle, north of Beirut, August 13, 2006. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

A Lebanese Christian woman prays during a religious ceremony at Al-Adra church in the city of Zahle, north of Beirut, August 13, 2006. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

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<p>A cheetah and her cubs observe the plains in Masai Mara game reserve, April 26, 2008. REUTERS/Radu Sigheti </p>

A cheetah and her cubs observe the plains in Masai Mara game reserve, April 26, 2008. REUTERS/Radu Sigheti

A cheetah and her cubs observe the plains in Masai Mara game reserve, April 26, 2008. REUTERS/Radu Sigheti

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<p>A Canadian soldier from the NATO-led coalition rests while waiting for a night convoy to undertake a mission outside Kandahar, southern Afghanistan, July 9, 2007. REUTERS/ Finbarr O'Reilly </p>

A Canadian soldier from the NATO-led coalition rests while waiting for a night convoy to undertake a mission outside Kandahar, southern Afghanistan, July 9, 2007. REUTERS/ Finbarr O'Reilly

A Canadian soldier from the NATO-led coalition rests while waiting for a night convoy to undertake a mission outside Kandahar, southern Afghanistan, July 9, 2007. REUTERS/ Finbarr O'Reilly

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<p>An Israeli tank points its gun towards Gaza from Nizmit hill at the border of Gaza strip early July 3, 2006. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis </p>

An Israeli tank points its gun towards Gaza from Nizmit hill at the border of Gaza strip early July 3, 2006. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

An Israeli tank points its gun towards Gaza from Nizmit hill at the border of Gaza strip early July 3, 2006. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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<p>A Muslim prays in a mosque in Makassar in Indonesia's South Sulawesi province August 31, 2009.  REUTERS/Yusuf Ahmad </p>

A Muslim prays in a mosque in Makassar in Indonesia's South Sulawesi province August 31, 2009. REUTERS/Yusuf Ahmad

A Muslim prays in a mosque in Makassar in Indonesia's South Sulawesi province August 31, 2009. REUTERS/Yusuf Ahmad

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<p>A vintage car is parked in Havana May 2, 2007.  REUTERS/Enrique De La Osa </p>

A vintage car is parked in Havana May 2, 2007. REUTERS/Enrique De La Osa

A vintage car is parked in Havana May 2, 2007. REUTERS/Enrique De La Osa

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<p>A Nepali golfer hits a shot at the Royal Nepal Golf Course in Kathmandu February 24, 2005.  REUTERS/Gopal Chitrakar  </p>

A Nepali golfer hits a shot at the Royal Nepal Golf Course in Kathmandu February 24, 2005. REUTERS/Gopal Chitrakar

A Nepali golfer hits a shot at the Royal Nepal Golf Course in Kathmandu February 24, 2005. REUTERS/Gopal Chitrakar

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<p>Early morning fog enshrouds Cape Town's Green Point 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup Stadium, August 25, 2009. South Africa is hosting soccer's showpiece event, which kicks off on June 11, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings </p>

Early morning fog enshrouds Cape Town's Green Point 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup Stadium, August 25, 2009. South Africa is hosting soccer's showpiece event, which kicks off on June 11, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Early morning fog enshrouds Cape Town's Green Point 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup Stadium, August 25, 2009. South Africa is hosting soccer's showpiece event, which kicks off on June 11, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

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<p>An Iraqi soldier poses in a soccer field at an Iraqi army base at Zafraniya neighborhood, southeast of Baghdad, September 7, 2007.   REUTERS/Carlos Barria </p>

An Iraqi soldier poses in a soccer field at an Iraqi army base at Zafraniya neighborhood, southeast of Baghdad, September 7, 2007. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

An Iraqi soldier poses in a soccer field at an Iraqi army base at Zafraniya neighborhood, southeast of Baghdad, September 7, 2007. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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<p>World XI team player Darren Gough (bottom L) from England bowls to Virender Sehwag (top 3rd L) from the Asian XI team as late afternoon light fades across the pitch during their match in Melbourne January 10, 2005.  REUTERS/David Gray</p>

World XI team player Darren Gough (bottom L) from England bowls to Virender Sehwag (top 3rd L) from the Asian XI team as late afternoon light fades across the pitch during their match in Melbourne January 10, 2005. REUTERS/David Gray

World XI team player Darren Gough (bottom L) from England bowls to Virender Sehwag (top 3rd L) from the Asian XI team as late afternoon light fades across the pitch during their match in Melbourne January 10, 2005. REUTERS/David Gray

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<p>NHL old-timers warm up on the ice in late afternoon sun prior to their match at the Hockey Heritage Classic at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton November 22, 2003. REUTERS/Andy Clark</p>

NHL old-timers warm up on the ice in late afternoon sun prior to their match at the Hockey Heritage Classic at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton November 22, 2003. REUTERS/Andy Clark

NHL old-timers warm up on the ice in late afternoon sun prior to their match at the Hockey Heritage Classic at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton November 22, 2003. REUTERS/Andy Clark

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<p>A general view of the winter landscape near Yuksekova in the southeastern Turkish province of Hakkari, bordering Iraq, December 21, 2007. REUTERS/Osman Orsal </p>

A general view of the winter landscape near Yuksekova in the southeastern Turkish province of Hakkari, bordering Iraq, December 21, 2007. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

A general view of the winter landscape near Yuksekova in the southeastern Turkish province of Hakkari, bordering Iraq, December 21, 2007. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

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<p>A local farmer leads a row of camels at a tourism resort of the Kumtag Desert in Shanshan county, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region October 4, 2007.  REUTERS/China Daily </p>

A local farmer leads a row of camels at a tourism resort of the Kumtag Desert in Shanshan county, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region October 4, 2007. REUTERS/China Daily

A local farmer leads a row of camels at a tourism resort of the Kumtag Desert in Shanshan county, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region October 4, 2007. REUTERS/China Daily

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<p>A cable car travels to and from Sugar Loaf mountain in Rio de Janeiro, August 18, 2008. REUTERS/Bruno Domingos </p>

A cable car travels to and from Sugar Loaf mountain in Rio de Janeiro, August 18, 2008. REUTERS/Bruno Domingos

A cable car travels to and from Sugar Loaf mountain in Rio de Janeiro, August 18, 2008. REUTERS/Bruno Domingos

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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 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 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 November 14, 2006. REUTERS/Miro Kuzmanovic

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<p>Pilgrims recite sunrise prayer on the plain of Arafat, near Mecca as they perform wuquf, on the ninth day of Dzulhijjah, the month of haj, February 21, 2002.  REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad
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Pilgrims recite sunrise prayer on the plain of Arafat, near Mecca as they perform wuquf, on the ninth day of Dzulhijjah, the month of haj, February 21, 2002. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad

Pilgrims recite sunrise prayer on the plain of Arafat, near Mecca as they perform wuquf, on the ninth day of Dzulhijjah, the month of haj, February 21, 2002. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad

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