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<p>A caricature of Muammar Gaddafi is painted on the wall of the garrison headquarters beside a destroyed tank where a major battle took the lives of more than 100 people last month in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011.  REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly </p>

A caricature of Muammar Gaddafi is painted on the wall of the garrison headquarters beside a destroyed tank where a major battle took the lives of more than 100 people last month in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr...more

A caricature of Muammar Gaddafi is painted on the wall of the garrison headquarters beside a destroyed tank where a major battle took the lives of more than 100 people last month in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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<p>A woman cries while sitting on a road amid the destroyed city of Natori, Miyagi Prefecture in northern Japan March 13, 2011, after a massive earthquake and tsunami that are feared to have killed more than 10,000 people. REUTERS/Asahi Shimbun </p>

A woman cries while sitting on a road amid the destroyed city of Natori, Miyagi Prefecture in northern Japan March 13, 2011, after a massive earthquake and tsunami that are feared to have killed more than 10,000 people. REUTERS/Asahi Shimbun

A woman cries while sitting on a road amid the destroyed city of Natori, Miyagi Prefecture in northern Japan March 13, 2011, after a massive earthquake and tsunami that are feared to have killed more than 10,000 people. REUTERS/Asahi Shimbun

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<p>A Somalian refugee who fled the unrest in Libya holds a loaf of bread as he walks in a refugee camp near the Libyan and Tunisian border crossing of Ras Jdir March 15, 2011. REUTERS/Anis Mili </p>

A Somalian refugee who fled the unrest in Libya holds a loaf of bread as he walks in a refugee camp near the Libyan and Tunisian border crossing of Ras Jdir March 15, 2011. REUTERS/Anis Mili

A Somalian refugee who fled the unrest in Libya holds a loaf of bread as he walks in a refugee camp near the Libyan and Tunisian border crossing of Ras Jdir March 15, 2011. REUTERS/Anis Mili

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<p>A member of an emergency services special unit fires a shell towards the upper slopes to clear snow buildup above the Transcaucasian highway some 110 km (68.4 miles) from the southern Russian city of Vladikavkaz March 13, 2011. Avalanches are a constant threat on the road which is the only route connecting Russia to South Ossetia. REUTERS/Kazbek Basayev </p>

A member of an emergency services special unit fires a shell towards the upper slopes to clear snow buildup above the Transcaucasian highway some 110 km (68.4 miles) from the southern Russian city of Vladikavkaz March 13, 2011. Avalanches are a...more

A member of an emergency services special unit fires a shell towards the upper slopes to clear snow buildup above the Transcaucasian highway some 110 km (68.4 miles) from the southern Russian city of Vladikavkaz March 13, 2011. Avalanches are a constant threat on the road which is the only route connecting Russia to South Ossetia. REUTERS/Kazbek Basayev

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<p>Revellers sit on a wall during the annual St Patrick's Day Parade and Festival, in central London, March 13, 2011. REUTERS/Paul Hackett </p>

Revellers sit on a wall during the annual St Patrick's Day Parade and Festival, in central London, March 13, 2011. REUTERS/Paul Hackett

Revellers sit on a wall during the annual St Patrick's Day Parade and Festival, in central London, March 13, 2011. REUTERS/Paul Hackett

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<p>A fisherman casts his line in an artificial lake in Tirana, Albania, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Arben Celi </p>

A fisherman casts his line in an artificial lake in Tirana, Albania, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Arben Celi

A fisherman casts his line in an artificial lake in Tirana, Albania, March 14, 2011. REUTERS/Arben Celi

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<p>Hickory, who made history as the first-ever Scottish Deerhound to win "Best in Show" at the Westminster Dog Show, is pictured on a sofa at her breeder's 56-acre farm in Flint Hill, Virginia, March 11, 2011. Five-year-old Hickory, whose full name is Grand Champion Foxcliffe Hickory Wind, has retired from show competition and returned to where she was born. Scottish Deerhounds, a large but gentle dog with an effortless galloping gait, do not bark after three years of age, an unusual trait. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang </p>

Hickory, who made history as the first-ever Scottish Deerhound to win "Best in Show" at the Westminster Dog Show, is pictured on a sofa at her breeder's 56-acre farm in Flint Hill, Virginia, March 11, 2011. Five-year-old Hickory, whose full name is...more

Hickory, who made history as the first-ever Scottish Deerhound to win "Best in Show" at the Westminster Dog Show, is pictured on a sofa at her breeder's 56-acre farm in Flint Hill, Virginia, March 11, 2011. Five-year-old Hickory, whose full name is Grand Champion Foxcliffe Hickory Wind, has retired from show competition and returned to where she was born. Scottish Deerhounds, a large but gentle dog with an effortless galloping gait, do not bark after three years of age, an unusual trait. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang

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<p>Semyon, aged 6, looks at his father, Valentin Panin, an 83-year-old blind man, who sits on a bed of their wooden house in the Taiga wood on a bank of the Mana river, about 35 km (22 miles) southeast of Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, March 11, 2011. Valentin Panin, 83, and his wife Ekaterina, 35, got married in 1993 and began to lead a hermit way of life. The couple, who have four children now, with Valentin assisting the delivery himself, live in the wood separately from people and are occupied mostly with farming and poultry breeding. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin </p>

Semyon, aged 6, looks at his father, Valentin Panin, an 83-year-old blind man, who sits on a bed of their wooden house in the Taiga wood on a bank of the Mana river, about 35 km (22 miles) southeast of Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, March 11,...more

Semyon, aged 6, looks at his father, Valentin Panin, an 83-year-old blind man, who sits on a bed of their wooden house in the Taiga wood on a bank of the Mana river, about 35 km (22 miles) southeast of Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, March 11, 2011. Valentin Panin, 83, and his wife Ekaterina, 35, got married in 1993 and began to lead a hermit way of life. The couple, who have four children now, with Valentin assisting the delivery himself, live in the wood separately from people and are occupied mostly with farming and poultry breeding. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

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<p>Rebel fighters sit on a sofa at a check point in Ajdabiyah, Libya, March 15, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic </p>

Rebel fighters sit on a sofa at a check point in Ajdabiyah, Libya, March 15, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Rebel fighters sit on a sofa at a check point in Ajdabiyah, Libya, March 15, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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<p>A boy bats during a baseball practice in the coastal town of Ocumare February 25, 2011. Boys as young as five years old are training in Venezuela's Little Leagues. Some of them live in the city's slums or poorer neighborhoods and think baseball could be a ticket to a different life. Being a major league baseball player is the dream of thousands of children, but in Venezuela it is also a chance for a brighter future. In 2010 a record 58 Venezuelans played in Major League Baseball in the United States, making up more than a quarter of all the players born outside the U.S. Between 1939 and 2010 a total of 258 Venezuelans have gone on to play in major league teams in the United States. REUTERS/Jorge Silva </p>

A boy bats during a baseball practice in the coastal town of Ocumare February 25, 2011. Boys as young as five years old are training in Venezuela's Little Leagues. Some of them live in the city's slums or poorer neighborhoods and think baseball could...more

A boy bats during a baseball practice in the coastal town of Ocumare February 25, 2011. Boys as young as five years old are training in Venezuela's Little Leagues. Some of them live in the city's slums or poorer neighborhoods and think baseball could be a ticket to a different life. Being a major league baseball player is the dream of thousands of children, but in Venezuela it is also a chance for a brighter future. In 2010 a record 58 Venezuelans played in Major League Baseball in the United States, making up more than a quarter of all the players born outside the U.S. Between 1939 and 2010 a total of 258 Venezuelans have gone on to play in major league teams in the United States. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

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<p>An Israeli border police officer is engulfed by flames after a petrol bomb was thrown at him during clashes with Palestinians in the mostly Arab neighborhood of Silwan in East Jerusalem March 18, 2011. A Israeli police spokesperson said that the officer was treated at the scene and later taken to hospital for his injuries. REUTERS/Ammar Awad </p>

An Israeli border police officer is engulfed by flames after a petrol bomb was thrown at him during clashes with Palestinians in the mostly Arab neighborhood of Silwan in East Jerusalem March 18, 2011. A Israeli police spokesperson said that the...more

An Israeli border police officer is engulfed by flames after a petrol bomb was thrown at him during clashes with Palestinians in the mostly Arab neighborhood of Silwan in East Jerusalem March 18, 2011. A Israeli police spokesperson said that the officer was treated at the scene and later taken to hospital for his injuries. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

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<p>An "SOS" signal is written on the sports field of a high school after the magnitude 8.9 earthquake and tsunami struck the town of Minamisanriku, Miyagi Prefecture in northern Japan March 13, 2011. Strong aftershocks continued to shake Japan's main island as the desperate search pressed on for survivors from Friday's massive earthquake and tsunami. State broadcaster NHK said more than 10,000 people may have been killed as the wall of water hit, reducing whole towns to rubble. REUTERS/Kyodo </p>

An "SOS" signal is written on the sports field of a high school after the magnitude 8.9 earthquake and tsunami struck the town of Minamisanriku, Miyagi Prefecture in northern Japan March 13, 2011. Strong aftershocks continued to shake Japan's main...more

An "SOS" signal is written on the sports field of a high school after the magnitude 8.9 earthquake and tsunami struck the town of Minamisanriku, Miyagi Prefecture in northern Japan March 13, 2011. Strong aftershocks continued to shake Japan's main island as the desperate search pressed on for survivors from Friday's massive earthquake and tsunami. State broadcaster NHK said more than 10,000 people may have been killed as the wall of water hit, reducing whole towns to rubble. REUTERS/Kyodo

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<p>An American flag flies inside the World Trade Center site as construction continues in New York, March 17, 2011. The 911 Memorial and Museum will open September 11, 2011 on the ten year anniversary of the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center. In the background is Four World Trade Center tower under construction. REUTERS/Mike Segar </p>

An American flag flies inside the World Trade Center site as construction continues in New York, March 17, 2011. The 911 Memorial and Museum will open September 11, 2011 on the ten year anniversary of the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center. In...more

An American flag flies inside the World Trade Center site as construction continues in New York, March 17, 2011. The 911 Memorial and Museum will open September 11, 2011 on the ten year anniversary of the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center. In the background is Four World Trade Center tower under construction. REUTERS/Mike Segar

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<p>A Libyan government soldier displays a tattoo of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi at the west gate of town Ajdabiyah March 16, 2011. Picture taken on a guided government tour.  REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah </p>

A Libyan government soldier displays a tattoo of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi at the west gate of town Ajdabiyah March 16, 2011. Picture taken on a guided government tour. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

A Libyan government soldier displays a tattoo of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi at the west gate of town Ajdabiyah March 16, 2011. Picture taken on a guided government tour. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

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<p>A Chadian refugee waits in line for food distribution at the Libya-Egypt border after fleeing fighting in eastern Libya, March 16, REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly </p>

A Chadian refugee waits in line for food distribution at the Libya-Egypt border after fleeing fighting in eastern Libya, March 16, REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

A Chadian refugee waits in line for food distribution at the Libya-Egypt border after fleeing fighting in eastern Libya, March 16, REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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<p>Men daubed in colours celebrate "Lathmar Holi", also known as the Festival of Colours, at Barsana in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh March 14, 2011. This tradition heralds the beginning of spring and is celebrated all over India. REUTERS/K. K. Arora </p>

Men daubed in colours celebrate "Lathmar Holi", also known as the Festival of Colours, at Barsana in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh March 14, 2011. This tradition heralds the beginning of spring and is celebrated all over India....more

Men daubed in colours celebrate "Lathmar Holi", also known as the Festival of Colours, at Barsana in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh March 14, 2011. This tradition heralds the beginning of spring and is celebrated all over India. REUTERS/K. K. Arora

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<p>Horses jump a fence in The Pertemps Final during the Cheltenham Festival horse racing meet in Gloucestershire, western England March 17, 2011. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh </p>

Horses jump a fence in The Pertemps Final during the Cheltenham Festival horse racing meet in Gloucestershire, western England March 17, 2011. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

Horses jump a fence in The Pertemps Final during the Cheltenham Festival horse racing meet in Gloucestershire, western England March 17, 2011. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

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<p>Ethnic minority delegates wave to journalists as they leave the Great Hall of the People after the closing ceremony of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) in Beijing March 13, 2011. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic</p>

Ethnic minority delegates wave to journalists as they leave the Great Hall of the People after the closing ceremony of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) in Beijing March 13, 2011. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic

Ethnic minority delegates wave to journalists as they leave the Great Hall of the People after the closing ceremony of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) in Beijing March 13, 2011. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic

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<p>A journalist is taken away by Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) forces, which moved into Pearl Square to evacuate anti-government protesters, in Manama, Bahrain, March 16, 2011. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed </p>

A journalist is taken away by Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) forces, which moved into Pearl Square to evacuate anti-government protesters, in Manama, Bahrain, March 16, 2011. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

A journalist is taken away by Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) forces, which moved into Pearl Square to evacuate anti-government protesters, in Manama, Bahrain, March 16, 2011. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

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<p>Firefighters fight a blaze in Kesennuma City, northeast Japan on March 15, 2011, days after the area was devastated by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. REUTERS/Adrees Latif </p>

Firefighters fight a blaze in Kesennuma City, northeast Japan on March 15, 2011, days after the area was devastated by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Firefighters fight a blaze in Kesennuma City, northeast Japan on March 15, 2011, days after the area was devastated by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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