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<p>A Palestinian laborer rakes smouldering wood during the production of charcoal east of Gaza City August 2, 2009. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa </p>

A Palestinian laborer rakes smouldering wood during the production of charcoal east of Gaza City August 2, 2009. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

A Palestinian laborer rakes smouldering wood during the production of charcoal east of Gaza City August 2, 2009. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

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<p>Covaughn Billington, 9, plays in a pool at the Rancho Bernardo Inn, a luxury golf resort in the northern part of San Diego, California August 16, 2009. The Billingtons took advantage of a deal the inn is offering where visitors can reserve rooms for $19-per-night with no bed, toilet paper, towels, air-conditioning or "honor bar," and only a single light bulb in the bathroom for safety. The room comes with a tent where the beds normally would be. REUTERS/Fred Greaves </p>

Covaughn Billington, 9, plays in a pool at the Rancho Bernardo Inn, a luxury golf resort in the northern part of San Diego, California August 16, 2009. The Billingtons took advantage of a deal the inn is offering where visitors can reserve rooms for...more

Covaughn Billington, 9, plays in a pool at the Rancho Bernardo Inn, a luxury golf resort in the northern part of San Diego, California August 16, 2009. The Billingtons took advantage of a deal the inn is offering where visitors can reserve rooms for $19-per-night with no bed, toilet paper, towels, air-conditioning or "honor bar," and only a single light bulb in the bathroom for safety. The room comes with a tent where the beds normally would be. REUTERS/Fred Greaves

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<p>Antonia Adebambo (R) and Rebecca Wynn react after opening their A-level exam results at Withington Girls School in Manchester, northern England August 20, 2009. Sixth-formers have once again performed better than ever in A-level exams with more than a quarter of papers awarded a top A grade, examining bodies said. REUTERS/Darren Staples</p>

Antonia Adebambo (R) and Rebecca Wynn react after opening their A-level exam results at Withington Girls School in Manchester, northern England August 20, 2009. Sixth-formers have once again performed better than ever in A-level exams with more than...more

Antonia Adebambo (R) and Rebecca Wynn react after opening their A-level exam results at Withington Girls School in Manchester, northern England August 20, 2009. Sixth-formers have once again performed better than ever in A-level exams with more than a quarter of papers awarded a top A grade, examining bodies said. REUTERS/Darren Staples

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<p>The Dalai Lama jokes with a nasal spray after being asked his opinion on the swine flu during a press conference after his first lecture in Lausanne August 4, 2009. REUTERS/Valentin Flauraud </p>

The Dalai Lama jokes with a nasal spray after being asked his opinion on the swine flu during a press conference after his first lecture in Lausanne August 4, 2009. REUTERS/Valentin Flauraud

The Dalai Lama jokes with a nasal spray after being asked his opinion on the swine flu during a press conference after his first lecture in Lausanne August 4, 2009. REUTERS/Valentin Flauraud

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<p>A dog sits in front of a giant poster of the Locarno Film festival at Piazza Grande ahead of the 62nd 'Film Festival di Locarno' in Locarno August 4, 2009. REUTERS/Fiorenzo Maffi </p>

A dog sits in front of a giant poster of the Locarno Film festival at Piazza Grande ahead of the 62nd 'Film Festival di Locarno' in Locarno August 4, 2009. REUTERS/Fiorenzo Maffi

A dog sits in front of a giant poster of the Locarno Film festival at Piazza Grande ahead of the 62nd 'Film Festival di Locarno' in Locarno August 4, 2009. REUTERS/Fiorenzo Maffi

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<p>Chris Brown leaves his sentencing hearing in Los Angeles August 5, 2009. Brown pleaded guilty in June to punching his then girlfriend Rihanna in Los Angeles on the eve of the Grammy Awards in February. REUTERS/Phil McCarten </p>

Chris Brown leaves his sentencing hearing in Los Angeles August 5, 2009. Brown pleaded guilty in June to punching his then girlfriend Rihanna in Los Angeles on the eve of the Grammy Awards in February. REUTERS/Phil McCarten

Chris Brown leaves his sentencing hearing in Los Angeles August 5, 2009. Brown pleaded guilty in June to punching his then girlfriend Rihanna in Los Angeles on the eve of the Grammy Awards in February. REUTERS/Phil McCarten

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<p>A member of the Mapuches Indians Movement stands guard during the burial ceremony of Jaime Facundo Mendoza Collio, who was killed during clashes with riot police, near Temuco city, some 680 km (422 miles) south of Santiago, August 16, 2009. Collio, 24, died on August 12, 2009 after being shot during clashes with police in a land dispute in southern Chile, local media reported. REUTERS/Jose Luis Saavedra </p>

A member of the Mapuches Indians Movement stands guard during the burial ceremony of Jaime Facundo Mendoza Collio, who was killed during clashes with riot police, near Temuco city, some 680 km (422 miles) south of Santiago, August 16, 2009. Collio,...more

A member of the Mapuches Indians Movement stands guard during the burial ceremony of Jaime Facundo Mendoza Collio, who was killed during clashes with riot police, near Temuco city, some 680 km (422 miles) south of Santiago, August 16, 2009. Collio, 24, died on August 12, 2009 after being shot during clashes with police in a land dispute in southern Chile, local media reported. REUTERS/Jose Luis Saavedra

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<p>A performer from the St. Petersburg Physical Theatre in Russia group dances during the month long Fringe Festival on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, Scotland August 11, 2009. REUTERS/David Moir </p>

A performer from the St. Petersburg Physical Theatre in Russia group dances during the month long Fringe Festival on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, Scotland August 11, 2009. REUTERS/David Moir

A performer from the St. Petersburg Physical Theatre in Russia group dances during the month long Fringe Festival on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, Scotland August 11, 2009. REUTERS/David Moir

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<p>A man jumps from a bridge to the river Soca during a traditional jumping festival in Kanal ob Soci, west Slovenia August 16, 2009. REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic </p>

A man jumps from a bridge to the river Soca during a traditional jumping festival in Kanal ob Soci, west Slovenia August 16, 2009. REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic

A man jumps from a bridge to the river Soca during a traditional jumping festival in Kanal ob Soci, west Slovenia August 16, 2009. REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic

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<p>Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin rides a horse in southern Siberia's Tuva region August 3, 2009. Putin, a judo black belt who has flown in a fighter aircraft and shot a Siberian tiger in the wild, plunged into the depths of Lake Baikal aboard a mini-submersible in a mission that added a new dimension to his macho image.  REUTERS/RIA Novosti/Pool/Alexei Druzhinin </p>

Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin rides a horse in southern Siberia's Tuva region August 3, 2009. Putin, a judo black belt who has flown in a fighter aircraft and shot a Siberian tiger in the wild, plunged into the depths of Lake Baikal aboard a...more

Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin rides a horse in southern Siberia's Tuva region August 3, 2009. Putin, a judo black belt who has flown in a fighter aircraft and shot a Siberian tiger in the wild, plunged into the depths of Lake Baikal aboard a mini-submersible in a mission that added a new dimension to his macho image. REUTERS/RIA Novosti/Pool/Alexei Druzhinin

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<p>An Afghan woman fills in her ballot as an official waits by the ballot boxes during the Afghan election in Mazar e Sharif in northern Afghanistan August 20, 2009.  REUTERS/Caren Firouz </p>

An Afghan woman fills in her ballot as an official waits by the ballot boxes during the Afghan election in Mazar e Sharif in northern Afghanistan August 20, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

An Afghan woman fills in her ballot as an official waits by the ballot boxes during the Afghan election in Mazar e Sharif in northern Afghanistan August 20, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

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<p>Tourists walk by ultra-Orthodox Jews during a protest in Jerusalem August 8, 2009. Israeli police dragged away ultra-Orthodox men who blocked traffic outside the old walled city of Jerusalem, in protest against a public parking lot now open on the Jewish Sabbath. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside </p>

Tourists walk by ultra-Orthodox Jews during a protest in Jerusalem August 8, 2009. Israeli police dragged away ultra-Orthodox men who blocked traffic outside the old walled city of Jerusalem, in protest against a public parking lot now open on the...more

Tourists walk by ultra-Orthodox Jews during a protest in Jerusalem August 8, 2009. Israeli police dragged away ultra-Orthodox men who blocked traffic outside the old walled city of Jerusalem, in protest against a public parking lot now open on the Jewish Sabbath. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

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<p>A dog jumps a fence on the opening day of the grouse shooting season on the Rottal Estate, Angus Glens, Scotland August 12, 2009. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne </p>

A dog jumps a fence on the opening day of the grouse shooting season on the Rottal Estate, Angus Glens, Scotland August 12, 2009. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

A dog jumps a fence on the opening day of the grouse shooting season on the Rottal Estate, Angus Glens, Scotland August 12, 2009. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

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<p>Wolfsburg's Obafemi Martins performs a somersault to celebrate a goal against FC Cologne during the German Bundesliga soccer match in Cologne August 15, 2009. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender </p>

Wolfsburg's Obafemi Martins performs a somersault to celebrate a goal against FC Cologne during the German Bundesliga soccer match in Cologne August 15, 2009. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender

Wolfsburg's Obafemi Martins performs a somersault to celebrate a goal against FC Cologne during the German Bundesliga soccer match in Cologne August 15, 2009. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender

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<p>Two Turkish girls read the names of the deceased carved in marble at an earthquake memorial in Yalova August 16, 2009, on the 10th anniversary of a deadly Turkish earthquake. Turks commemorated the 10th anniversary of the quake, which measured 7.4 on the Richter scale, killed more than 17,000 and left 600,000 homeless. REUTERS/Osman Orsal </p>

Two Turkish girls read the names of the deceased carved in marble at an earthquake memorial in Yalova August 16, 2009, on the 10th anniversary of a deadly Turkish earthquake. Turks commemorated the 10th anniversary of the quake, which measured 7.4 on...more

Two Turkish girls read the names of the deceased carved in marble at an earthquake memorial in Yalova August 16, 2009, on the 10th anniversary of a deadly Turkish earthquake. Turks commemorated the 10th anniversary of the quake, which measured 7.4 on the Richter scale, killed more than 17,000 and left 600,000 homeless. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

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<p>Workers set up a portrait of deceased former President Kim Dae-jung at a memorial altar for Kim in front of the Seoul city hall August 19, 2009. Kim, a giant in South Korea's shift to democracy who won the 2000 Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to forge a reconciliation with the prickly communist North, died at the age of 85. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak </p>

Workers set up a portrait of deceased former President Kim Dae-jung at a memorial altar for Kim in front of the Seoul city hall August 19, 2009. Kim, a giant in South Korea's shift to democracy who won the 2000 Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to...more

Workers set up a portrait of deceased former President Kim Dae-jung at a memorial altar for Kim in front of the Seoul city hall August 19, 2009. Kim, a giant in South Korea's shift to democracy who won the 2000 Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to forge a reconciliation with the prickly communist North, died at the age of 85. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

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<p>Russian paratroopers celebrate their forces' annual holiday in the central park of the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk August 2, 2009. The holiday for Russian airborne troops began during the Soviet era and continues till today. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin </p>

Russian paratroopers celebrate their forces' annual holiday in the central park of the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk August 2, 2009. The holiday for Russian airborne troops began during the Soviet era and continues till today. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin more

Russian paratroopers celebrate their forces' annual holiday in the central park of the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk August 2, 2009. The holiday for Russian airborne troops began during the Soviet era and continues till today. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

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<p>Spanish actress Penelope Cruz poses during a photocall to advertise the film "Broken Embraces" in Berlin, August 3, 2009. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch </p>

Spanish actress Penelope Cruz poses during a photocall to advertise the film "Broken Embraces" in Berlin, August 3, 2009. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Spanish actress Penelope Cruz poses during a photocall to advertise the film "Broken Embraces" in Berlin, August 3, 2009. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

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<p>A Myanmar national living in Thailand holds a portrait of pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi during a rally calling for Suu Kyi's release, outside the Myanmar embassy in Bangkok August 11, 2009. A court in army-ruled Myanmar sentenced opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi guilty to 18 months in detention for violating an internal security law, a ruling certain to anger the West and further isolate the regime. REUTERS/Kerek Wongsa </p>

A Myanmar national living in Thailand holds a portrait of pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi during a rally calling for Suu Kyi's release, outside the Myanmar embassy in Bangkok August 11, 2009. A court in army-ruled Myanmar sentenced opposition...more

A Myanmar national living in Thailand holds a portrait of pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi during a rally calling for Suu Kyi's release, outside the Myanmar embassy in Bangkok August 11, 2009. A court in army-ruled Myanmar sentenced opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi guilty to 18 months in detention for violating an internal security law, a ruling certain to anger the West and further isolate the regime. REUTERS/Kerek Wongsa

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<p>Rescuers try to pull a stranded car out of floodwater in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province August 9, 2009. Typhoon Morakot battered China's commercial east coast, killing a child and flattening houses. REUTERS/China Daily </p>

Rescuers try to pull a stranded car out of floodwater in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province August 9, 2009. Typhoon Morakot battered China's commercial east coast, killing a child and flattening houses. REUTERS/China Daily

Rescuers try to pull a stranded car out of floodwater in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province August 9, 2009. Typhoon Morakot battered China's commercial east coast, killing a child and flattening houses. REUTERS/China Daily

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<p>Supporters of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah film his speech with mobile phones at a rally in Kokcha, located in Afghanistan's northern Takhar province August 16, 2009. REUTERS/Jonathon Burch </p>

Supporters of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah film his speech with mobile phones at a rally in Kokcha, located in Afghanistan's northern Takhar province August 16, 2009. REUTERS/Jonathon Burch

Supporters of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah film his speech with mobile phones at a rally in Kokcha, located in Afghanistan's northern Takhar province August 16, 2009. REUTERS/Jonathon Burch

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<p>People play cricket outside the 16th century Dutch fort that encloses part of Galle August 17, 2009. The fort was originally built by Portuguese settlers, and then taken over by the Dutch in the 1600s. It has been restored by Sri Lankan authorities and still maintains its original look and colonial architecture inside its walls. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash </p>

People play cricket outside the 16th century Dutch fort that encloses part of Galle August 17, 2009. The fort was originally built by Portuguese settlers, and then taken over by the Dutch in the 1600s. It has been restored by Sri Lankan authorities...more

People play cricket outside the 16th century Dutch fort that encloses part of Galle August 17, 2009. The fort was originally built by Portuguese settlers, and then taken over by the Dutch in the 1600s. It has been restored by Sri Lankan authorities and still maintains its original look and colonial architecture inside its walls. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

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<p>People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers perform during a rehearsal of a musical drama entitled "The Road of Revival" at a gymnasium in Beijing August 19, 2009. The musical drama is part of celebrations for October's 60th anniversary of the founding of Communist China, with the highlight being a massive parade by the PLA through the centre of Beijing. REUTERS/Kevin Zhao </p>

People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers perform during a rehearsal of a musical drama entitled "The Road of Revival" at a gymnasium in Beijing August 19, 2009. The musical drama is part of celebrations for October's 60th anniversary of the founding...more

People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers perform during a rehearsal of a musical drama entitled "The Road of Revival" at a gymnasium in Beijing August 19, 2009. The musical drama is part of celebrations for October's 60th anniversary of the founding of Communist China, with the highlight being a massive parade by the PLA through the centre of Beijing. REUTERS/Kevin Zhao

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<p>Camille Lacourt (L) of France, Mirco Di Tora of Italy and Helge Meeuw (R) of Germany prepare to start in the men's 50m backstroke swimming final at the World Championships in Rome August 2, 2009. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi </p>

Camille Lacourt (L) of France, Mirco Di Tora of Italy and Helge Meeuw (R) of Germany prepare to start in the men's 50m backstroke swimming final at the World Championships in Rome August 2, 2009. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Camille Lacourt (L) of France, Mirco Di Tora of Italy and Helge Meeuw (R) of Germany prepare to start in the men's 50m backstroke swimming final at the World Championships in Rome August 2, 2009. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

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<p>A protestor holds a placard during a hearing to withdraw the appeal of Abdel Basset al-Megrahi at Edinburgh's High Court, Edinburgh, Scotland August 18, 2009. Scotland's high court has agreed that a Libyan can drop his appeal against conviction for the bombing of a Pan Am flight over Lockerbie in 1988, a move that could speed his return home. REUTERS/David Moir </p>

A protestor holds a placard during a hearing to withdraw the appeal of Abdel Basset al-Megrahi at Edinburgh's High Court, Edinburgh, Scotland August 18, 2009. Scotland's high court has agreed that a Libyan can drop his appeal against conviction for...more

A protestor holds a placard during a hearing to withdraw the appeal of Abdel Basset al-Megrahi at Edinburgh's High Court, Edinburgh, Scotland August 18, 2009. Scotland's high court has agreed that a Libyan can drop his appeal against conviction for the bombing of a Pan Am flight over Lockerbie in 1988, a move that could speed his return home. REUTERS/David Moir

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<p>A U.S. soldier of 2-12 Infantry 4BCT-4ID Task Force Mountain Warrior takes a break during a night mission near Honaker Miracle camp at the Pesh valley of Kunar Province August 12, 2009. REUTERS/Carlos Barria </p>

A U.S. soldier of 2-12 Infantry 4BCT-4ID Task Force Mountain Warrior takes a break during a night mission near Honaker Miracle camp at the Pesh valley of Kunar Province August 12, 2009. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

A U.S. soldier of 2-12 Infantry 4BCT-4ID Task Force Mountain Warrior takes a break during a night mission near Honaker Miracle camp at the Pesh valley of Kunar Province August 12, 2009. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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<p>Professional musicians wearing animal masks perform during their rehearsal at the Zoorasia zoo in Yokohama, near Tokyo, August 16, 2009. The band named Zoorasian Brass aims to increase interest in classic music amongst children, organizer said. REUTERS/Toru Hanai </p>

Professional musicians wearing animal masks perform during their rehearsal at the Zoorasia zoo in Yokohama, near Tokyo, August 16, 2009. The band named Zoorasian Brass aims to increase interest in classic music amongst children, organizer said....more

Professional musicians wearing animal masks perform during their rehearsal at the Zoorasia zoo in Yokohama, near Tokyo, August 16, 2009. The band named Zoorasian Brass aims to increase interest in classic music amongst children, organizer said. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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<p>American journalists Laura Ling (top) and Euna Lee disembark from the plane that brought them back from North Korea in Burbank, California August 5, 2009. Ling, 32, and Lee, 36, freed by North Korea from months of detention, returned to U.S. soil accompanied by former President Bill Clinton, who secured their release in a meeting with the hermit state's leader Kim Jong-il. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok </p>

American journalists Laura Ling (top) and Euna Lee disembark from the plane that brought them back from North Korea in Burbank, California August 5, 2009. Ling, 32, and Lee, 36, freed by North Korea from months of detention, returned to U.S. soil...more

American journalists Laura Ling (top) and Euna Lee disembark from the plane that brought them back from North Korea in Burbank, California August 5, 2009. Ling, 32, and Lee, 36, freed by North Korea from months of detention, returned to U.S. soil accompanied by former President Bill Clinton, who secured their release in a meeting with the hermit state's leader Kim Jong-il. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

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<p>A rescuer carries kids as residents of the landslide-affected village of Namashia are evacuated by military helicopter following Typhoon Morakot in Kaohsiung county, southern Taiwan August 14, 2009. REUTERS/Su Sheng-bin/Pool </p>

A rescuer carries kids as residents of the landslide-affected village of Namashia are evacuated by military helicopter following Typhoon Morakot in Kaohsiung county, southern Taiwan August 14, 2009. REUTERS/Su Sheng-bin/Pool

A rescuer carries kids as residents of the landslide-affected village of Namashia are evacuated by military helicopter following Typhoon Morakot in Kaohsiung county, southern Taiwan August 14, 2009. REUTERS/Su Sheng-bin/Pool

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<p>A Palestinian activist shield his face from tear gas, fired by Israeli soldiers, during a protest against the controversial Israeli barrier in the West Bank village of Bilin, near Ramallah August 14, 2009. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis </p>

A Palestinian activist shield his face from tear gas, fired by Israeli soldiers, during a protest against the controversial Israeli barrier in the West Bank village of Bilin, near Ramallah August 14, 2009. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A Palestinian activist shield his face from tear gas, fired by Israeli soldiers, during a protest against the controversial Israeli barrier in the West Bank village of Bilin, near Ramallah August 14, 2009. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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<p>An old car dropped in an industrial trash bin advertising the Cash for Clunkers program at Battlefield Ford in Culpeper, Virginia, August 1, 2009. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst </p>

An old car dropped in an industrial trash bin advertising the Cash for Clunkers program at Battlefield Ford in Culpeper, Virginia, August 1, 2009. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

An old car dropped in an industrial trash bin advertising the Cash for Clunkers program at Battlefield Ford in Culpeper, Virginia, August 1, 2009. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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<p>Caster Semenya of South Africa celebrates after winning the women's 800 metres final during the world athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin August 19, 2009. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler </p>

Caster Semenya of South Africa celebrates after winning the women's 800 metres final during the world athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin August 19, 2009. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler

Caster Semenya of South Africa celebrates after winning the women's 800 metres final during the world athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin August 19, 2009. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler

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<p>Base jumpers soar through the air in the Lauterbrunnen valley in the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland August 13, 2009. Base jumping is the sport of using a parachute to jump a fixed object, either Building, Antenna, Span or Earth. The Lauterbrunnen valley has been used by base jumpers since 1997. REUTERS/Michael Buholzer </p>

Base jumpers soar through the air in the Lauterbrunnen valley in the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland August 13, 2009. Base jumping is the sport of using a parachute to jump a fixed object, either Building, Antenna, Span or Earth. The Lauterbrunnen...more

Base jumpers soar through the air in the Lauterbrunnen valley in the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland August 13, 2009. Base jumping is the sport of using a parachute to jump a fixed object, either Building, Antenna, Span or Earth. The Lauterbrunnen valley has been used by base jumpers since 1997. REUTERS/Michael Buholzer

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<p>A graffiti artists looks at a segment of the Berlin Wall near the former border line between East and West in Berlin August 10, 2009. The art project "Write the Wall" offers 20 segments of the original Berlin Wall as a canvas for graffiti artists, creating a temporary memorial that reflects on the 20th anniversary of the collapse of the internal German border. REUTERS/Thomas Peter </p>

A graffiti artists looks at a segment of the Berlin Wall near the former border line between East and West in Berlin August 10, 2009. The art project "Write the Wall" offers 20 segments of the original Berlin Wall as a canvas for graffiti artists,...more

A graffiti artists looks at a segment of the Berlin Wall near the former border line between East and West in Berlin August 10, 2009. The art project "Write the Wall" offers 20 segments of the original Berlin Wall as a canvas for graffiti artists, creating a temporary memorial that reflects on the 20th anniversary of the collapse of the internal German border. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

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<p>Shop owner Gong Chui Zhen, 47, fixes trousers at the entrance to her shop in an old quarter of Shanghai August 12, 2009.  REUTERS/Nir Elias </p>

Shop owner Gong Chui Zhen, 47, fixes trousers at the entrance to her shop in an old quarter of Shanghai August 12, 2009. REUTERS/Nir Elias

Shop owner Gong Chui Zhen, 47, fixes trousers at the entrance to her shop in an old quarter of Shanghai August 12, 2009. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>A woman waits in line for an open casting call for the filming of the movie "Sex And The City 2" in New York August 4, 2009. The all-day casting call for background performers drew hundreds of union and non-union actors hoping for a part in the sequel to the 2008 film "Sex And The City", the film adaptation of the HBO television series of the same name. REUTERS/Mike Segar </p>

A woman waits in line for an open casting call for the filming of the movie "Sex And The City 2" in New York August 4, 2009. The all-day casting call for background performers drew hundreds of union and non-union actors hoping for a part in the...more

A woman waits in line for an open casting call for the filming of the movie "Sex And The City 2" in New York August 4, 2009. The all-day casting call for background performers drew hundreds of union and non-union actors hoping for a part in the sequel to the 2008 film "Sex And The City", the film adaptation of the HBO television series of the same name. REUTERS/Mike Segar

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<p>Abdel Basset al-Megrahi walks up the stairs to a waiting jet at Glasgow airport August 20, 2009. The Scottish government decided to free Lockerbie bomber Abdel Basset al-Megrahi from prison on compassionate grounds as he is suffering from advanced prostate cancer and he will return home to Libya. Megrahi was sentenced to 27 years in prison in 2001 for his part in blowing up New York-bound Pan Am flight 103 in December 1988, killing 259 people on board and 11 people on the ground in Lockerbie, Scotland. REUTERS/David Moir </p>

Abdel Basset al-Megrahi walks up the stairs to a waiting jet at Glasgow airport August 20, 2009. The Scottish government decided to free Lockerbie bomber Abdel Basset al-Megrahi from prison on compassionate grounds as he is suffering from advanced...more

Abdel Basset al-Megrahi walks up the stairs to a waiting jet at Glasgow airport August 20, 2009. The Scottish government decided to free Lockerbie bomber Abdel Basset al-Megrahi from prison on compassionate grounds as he is suffering from advanced prostate cancer and he will return home to Libya. Megrahi was sentenced to 27 years in prison in 2001 for his part in blowing up New York-bound Pan Am flight 103 in December 1988, killing 259 people on board and 11 people on the ground in Lockerbie, Scotland. REUTERS/David Moir

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<p>Shelly-Ann Fraser (R) of Jamaica celebrates after winning ahead of her compatriot Kerron Stewart in the women's 100 meters final during the world athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin, August 17, 2009. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach </p>

Shelly-Ann Fraser (R) of Jamaica celebrates after winning ahead of her compatriot Kerron Stewart in the women's 100 meters final during the world athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin, August 17, 2009. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach more

Shelly-Ann Fraser (R) of Jamaica celebrates after winning ahead of her compatriot Kerron Stewart in the women's 100 meters final during the world athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin, August 17, 2009. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

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<p>The Mitsubishi car driven by Federico Villagra hits a horse during one of the stages of the Argentine Rally in General Roca, in the Patagonia August 16, 2009. REUTERS/DyN-Prensa Rally Argentina</p>

The Mitsubishi car driven by Federico Villagra hits a horse during one of the stages of the Argentine Rally in General Roca, in the Patagonia August 16, 2009. REUTERS/DyN-Prensa Rally Argentina

The Mitsubishi car driven by Federico Villagra hits a horse during one of the stages of the Argentine Rally in General Roca, in the Patagonia August 16, 2009. REUTERS/DyN-Prensa Rally Argentina

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<p>Rohingya children from Myanmar play in a refugee camp in Cox's Bazaar August 17, 2009. Rohingyas, not recognised as an ethnic minority by Myanmar, allege human rights abuse by its authorities, saying they deprive Rohingya of free movement, education and rightful employment. Bangladesh's Foreign Minister Dipu Moni on August 10 said the continuous flow of illegal entrants was causing huge damage to the country's land, forest and other resources. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj </p>

Rohingya children from Myanmar play in a refugee camp in Cox's Bazaar August 17, 2009. Rohingyas, not recognised as an ethnic minority by Myanmar, allege human rights abuse by its authorities, saying they deprive Rohingya of free movement, education...more

Rohingya children from Myanmar play in a refugee camp in Cox's Bazaar August 17, 2009. Rohingyas, not recognised as an ethnic minority by Myanmar, allege human rights abuse by its authorities, saying they deprive Rohingya of free movement, education and rightful employment. Bangladesh's Foreign Minister Dipu Moni on August 10 said the continuous flow of illegal entrants was causing huge damage to the country's land, forest and other resources. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj

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<p>Usain Bolt (C) of Jamaica crosses the finish line ahead of Tyson Gay (L) of the U.S. and Daniel Bailey (R) of Antigua and Barbuda to win the men's 100 meters final during the world athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin, August 16, 2009. Bolt set a world record in the race. REUTERS/Michael Dalder </p>

Usain Bolt (C) of Jamaica crosses the finish line ahead of Tyson Gay (L) of the U.S. and Daniel Bailey (R) of Antigua and Barbuda to win the men's 100 meters final during the world athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin, August 16,...more

Usain Bolt (C) of Jamaica crosses the finish line ahead of Tyson Gay (L) of the U.S. and Daniel Bailey (R) of Antigua and Barbuda to win the men's 100 meters final during the world athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin, August 16, 2009. Bolt set a world record in the race. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

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<p>Lee Hee-ho (R), widow of deceased former South Korean President Kim Dae-jung, weeps next to the body of her husband during the coffin rites at a hospital in Seoul August 20, 2009. Reclusive North Korea confirmed on Thursday that it would send a high-ranking delegation to the South to mourn former President Kim Dae-jung, who died earlier this week, in the latest sign of easing tensions with the outside world. REUTERS/Korea Pool </p>

Lee Hee-ho (R), widow of deceased former South Korean President Kim Dae-jung, weeps next to the body of her husband during the coffin rites at a hospital in Seoul August 20, 2009. Reclusive North Korea confirmed on Thursday that it would send a...more

Lee Hee-ho (R), widow of deceased former South Korean President Kim Dae-jung, weeps next to the body of her husband during the coffin rites at a hospital in Seoul August 20, 2009. Reclusive North Korea confirmed on Thursday that it would send a high-ranking delegation to the South to mourn former President Kim Dae-jung, who died earlier this week, in the latest sign of easing tensions with the outside world. REUTERS/Korea Pool

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<p>Tourists walk on Tuz Golu, about 130 km (81 miles) from Ankara August 15, 2009. Tuz Golu which means Salt Lake in Turkish is the second biggest lake in Turkey, located in the Central Anatolia Region. REUTERS/Umit Bektas </p>

Tourists walk on Tuz Golu, about 130 km (81 miles) from Ankara August 15, 2009. Tuz Golu which means Salt Lake in Turkish is the second biggest lake in Turkey, located in the Central Anatolia Region. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Tourists walk on Tuz Golu, about 130 km (81 miles) from Ankara August 15, 2009. Tuz Golu which means Salt Lake in Turkish is the second biggest lake in Turkey, located in the Central Anatolia Region. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

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<p>Mourners cry as the coffins of four soldiers killed in Afghanistan are driven though the streets of Wootton Bassett, in Wiltshire in south west England August 13, 2009.  REUTERS/Toby Melville</p>

Mourners cry as the coffins of four soldiers killed in Afghanistan are driven though the streets of Wootton Bassett, in Wiltshire in south west England August 13, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Mourners cry as the coffins of four soldiers killed in Afghanistan are driven though the streets of Wootton Bassett, in Wiltshire in south west England August 13, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville

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<p>A boy stands stands in front of the main headstone in the Lockerbie memorial garden in Lockerbie, south west Scotland August 13, 2009. REUTERS/David Moir </p>

A boy stands stands in front of the main headstone in the Lockerbie memorial garden in Lockerbie, south west Scotland August 13, 2009. REUTERS/David Moir

A boy stands stands in front of the main headstone in the Lockerbie memorial garden in Lockerbie, south west Scotland August 13, 2009. REUTERS/David Moir

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<p>A Jewish immigrant from North America kisses the ground after disembarking from an El Al airplane upon his arrival at Ben Gurion International airport near Tel Aviv August 4, 2009. Some 238 Jews from North America arrived in Israel. REUTERS/Gil Cohen Magen </p>

A Jewish immigrant from North America kisses the ground after disembarking from an El Al airplane upon his arrival at Ben Gurion International airport near Tel Aviv August 4, 2009. Some 238 Jews from North America arrived in Israel. REUTERS/Gil Cohen...more

A Jewish immigrant from North America kisses the ground after disembarking from an El Al airplane upon his arrival at Ben Gurion International airport near Tel Aviv August 4, 2009. Some 238 Jews from North America arrived in Israel. REUTERS/Gil Cohen Magen

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<p>Lyvonne Lightfoot (R), mother of U.S. Army SPC Anthony M. Lightfoot of Riverdale, Ga., looks up as she holds the folded flag that draped her 20-year-old son's casket after it was presented to her during his funeral at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia August 4, 2009. He was killed while in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. REUTERS/Larry Downing </p>

Lyvonne Lightfoot (R), mother of U.S. Army SPC Anthony M. Lightfoot of Riverdale, Ga., looks up as she holds the folded flag that draped her 20-year-old son's casket after it was presented to her during his funeral at Arlington National Cemetery in...more

Lyvonne Lightfoot (R), mother of U.S. Army SPC Anthony M. Lightfoot of Riverdale, Ga., looks up as she holds the folded flag that draped her 20-year-old son's casket after it was presented to her during his funeral at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia August 4, 2009. He was killed while in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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<p>President Barack Obama, Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. (L) and Sergeant James Crowley touch beer mugs as they meet in the Rose Garden of the White House, in this handout photograph taken in Washington on July 30, 2009 and later released by the White House. REUTERS/Pete Souza/The White House/Handout </p>

President Barack Obama, Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. (L) and Sergeant James Crowley touch beer mugs as they meet in the Rose Garden of the White House, in this handout photograph taken in Washington on July 30, 2009 and later released by...more

President Barack Obama, Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. (L) and Sergeant James Crowley touch beer mugs as they meet in the Rose Garden of the White House, in this handout photograph taken in Washington on July 30, 2009 and later released by the White House. REUTERS/Pete Souza/The White House/Handout

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<p>U.S. SPC Henry Rosenquist of 2-12 Infantry 4BCT-4ID Task Force Mountain Warrior sits in the computer room in Honaker Miracle camp at the Pesh valley of Kunar Province August 13, 2009. REUTERS/Carlos Barria </p>

U.S. SPC Henry Rosenquist of 2-12 Infantry 4BCT-4ID Task Force Mountain Warrior sits in the computer room in Honaker Miracle camp at the Pesh valley of Kunar Province August 13, 2009. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

U.S. SPC Henry Rosenquist of 2-12 Infantry 4BCT-4ID Task Force Mountain Warrior sits in the computer room in Honaker Miracle camp at the Pesh valley of Kunar Province August 13, 2009. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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<p>Rain drops on a car window reflects a man walking past a stock index board in Tokyo August 10, 2009. The Nikkei average hit its highest close in 10 months, buoyed by stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs data and a report that Mitsubishi Chemical was in talks to acquire resin maker Mitsubishi Rayon. The image was rotated 180 degree. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon </p>

Rain drops on a car window reflects a man walking past a stock index board in Tokyo August 10, 2009. The Nikkei average hit its highest close in 10 months, buoyed by stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs data and a report that Mitsubishi Chemical was in...more

Rain drops on a car window reflects a man walking past a stock index board in Tokyo August 10, 2009. The Nikkei average hit its highest close in 10 months, buoyed by stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs data and a report that Mitsubishi Chemical was in talks to acquire resin maker Mitsubishi Rayon. The image was rotated 180 degree. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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<p>Tiger Woods of the United States gestures to a fan to be quiet from the fifth green during first round play at the WCG Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament in Akron, Ohio August 6, 2009. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk </p>

Tiger Woods of the United States gestures to a fan to be quiet from the fifth green during first round play at the WCG Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament in Akron, Ohio August 6, 2009. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk

Tiger Woods of the United States gestures to a fan to be quiet from the fifth green during first round play at the WCG Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament in Akron, Ohio August 6, 2009. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk

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<p>Visitors watch the sunrise from Mount Moses in the Sinai Peninsula August 10, 2009. According to the Bible, this was where Moses received the ten commandments from God. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic </p>

Visitors watch the sunrise from Mount Moses in the Sinai Peninsula August 10, 2009. According to the Bible, this was where Moses received the ten commandments from God. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Visitors watch the sunrise from Mount Moses in the Sinai Peninsula August 10, 2009. According to the Bible, this was where Moses received the ten commandments from God. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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<p>Lit by the full moon, a U.S. soldier from Gator Company, 2-12 Infantry, 4th Brigade lights a cigarette at Michigan Base in the Pesh Valley in Afghanistan's Kunar Province August 5, 2009. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne </p>

Lit by the full moon, a U.S. soldier from Gator Company, 2-12 Infantry, 4th Brigade lights a cigarette at Michigan Base in the Pesh Valley in Afghanistan's Kunar Province August 5, 2009. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

Lit by the full moon, a U.S. soldier from Gator Company, 2-12 Infantry, 4th Brigade lights a cigarette at Michigan Base in the Pesh Valley in Afghanistan's Kunar Province August 5, 2009. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

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<p>France's first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy returns from a swim in the Mediterranean Sea below the villa belonging to her family which is perched on the secluded promontory of Cap Negre, near Cavaliere, August 3, 2009. REUTERS/Philippe Laurenson </p>

France's first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy returns from a swim in the Mediterranean Sea below the villa belonging to her family which is perched on the secluded promontory of Cap Negre, near Cavaliere, August 3, 2009. REUTERS/Philippe Laurenson

France's first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy returns from a swim in the Mediterranean Sea below the villa belonging to her family which is perched on the secluded promontory of Cap Negre, near Cavaliere, August 3, 2009. REUTERS/Philippe Laurenson

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<p>A boy exercises during a weight-losing summer camp in Shenyang, Liaoning province, August 3, 2009. Obesity is becoming one of the biggest threats to children's health, a nationwide investigation has warned, pointing out that students' physical indicators are declining because of a lack of exercise, state media reported. REUTERS/Sheng Li </p>

A boy exercises during a weight-losing summer camp in Shenyang, Liaoning province, August 3, 2009. Obesity is becoming one of the biggest threats to children's health, a nationwide investigation has warned, pointing out that students' physical...more

A boy exercises during a weight-losing summer camp in Shenyang, Liaoning province, August 3, 2009. Obesity is becoming one of the biggest threats to children's health, a nationwide investigation has warned, pointing out that students' physical indicators are declining because of a lack of exercise, state media reported. REUTERS/Sheng Li

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<p>A man returns to find his house destroyed in Gojra, a village in central Pakistan's Punjab province August 2, 2009, one day after the Christian community in the town was attacked by their Muslim neighbours. Six Christians, including four women, were burnt alive in clashes with majority Muslims in a town in central Pakistan on August 1, officials said. Tension has been running high between the two communities in Gojra town over allegations that Christians had desecrated a Koran. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza </p>

A man returns to find his house destroyed in Gojra, a village in central Pakistan's Punjab province August 2, 2009, one day after the Christian community in the town was attacked by their Muslim neighbours. Six Christians, including four women, were...more

A man returns to find his house destroyed in Gojra, a village in central Pakistan's Punjab province August 2, 2009, one day after the Christian community in the town was attacked by their Muslim neighbours. Six Christians, including four women, were burnt alive in clashes with majority Muslims in a town in central Pakistan on August 1, officials said. Tension has been running high between the two communities in Gojra town over allegations that Christians had desecrated a Koran. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza

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<p>US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton waves to a group of people upon her arrival at Roberts International Airport near Monrovia, August 13, 2009. REUTERS/Glenna Gordon/Pool </p>

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton waves to a group of people upon her arrival at Roberts International Airport near Monrovia, August 13, 2009. REUTERS/Glenna Gordon/Pool

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton waves to a group of people upon her arrival at Roberts International Airport near Monrovia, August 13, 2009. REUTERS/Glenna Gordon/Pool

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<p>Edward Kennedy III (C) cries over the casket of his grandfather U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, August 29, 2009. Kennedy died after a battle with cancer. REUTERS/Jim Young </p>

Edward Kennedy III (C) cries over the casket of his grandfather U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, August 29, 2009. Kennedy died after a battle with cancer. REUTERS/Jim Young

Edward Kennedy III (C) cries over the casket of his grandfather U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, August 29, 2009. Kennedy died after a battle with cancer. REUTERS/Jim Young

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