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Golfer Tiger Woods hugs his mother Kultida Woods during his first public statement to a small gathering of reporters and friends at the headquarters of the U.S. PGA Tour in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, February 19, 2010. REUTERS/Joe Skipper

Golfer Tiger Woods hugs his mother Kultida Woods during his first public statement to a small gathering of reporters and friends at the headquarters of the U.S. PGA Tour in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, February 19, 2010. REUTERS/Joe Skipper

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Rescuers evacuate injured people after two trains which crashed head-on in Buizingen, near Halle February 15, 2010 killing at least 20 people, officials and Belgian broadcaster VRT said. REUTERS/Thierry Roge

Rescuers evacuate injured people after two trains which crashed head-on in Buizingen, near Halle February 15, 2010 killing at least 20 people, officials and Belgian broadcaster VRT said. REUTERS/Thierry Roge

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U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Chris Sanderson, 24, from Flemington, New Jersey shouts as he tries to protect an Afghan man and his child after Taliban fighters opened fire in the town of Marjah, in Nad Ali district, Helmand province, February 13, 2010. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Chris Sanderson, 24, from Flemington, New Jersey shouts as he tries to protect an Afghan man and his child after Taliban fighters opened fire in the town of Marjah, in Nad Ali district, Helmand province, February 13, 2010. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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Looters fight for toys at the Caribbean market in Port-au-Prince February 10, 2010. REUTERS/Kena Betancur

Looters fight for toys at the Caribbean market in Port-au-Prince February 10, 2010. REUTERS/Kena Betancur

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Dawn Schreiber falls asleep as the bride she is helping to look for dresses looks in a mirror inside Filene's Basement during a "Running of the Brides" bridal dress sale in New York February 5, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Dawn Schreiber falls asleep as the bride she is helping to look for dresses looks in a mirror inside Filene's Basement during a "Running of the Brides" bridal dress sale in New York February 5, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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Children play in a plastic pool inside the yard of an old building during summer in the Southern hemisphere, in downtown Lima, February 7, 2010. REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil

Children play in a plastic pool inside the yard of an old building during summer in the Southern hemisphere, in downtown Lima, February 7, 2010. REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil

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Bathers play chess while relaxing in Szechenyi Bath during a winter morning in Budapest February 12, 2010. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

Bathers play chess while relaxing in Szechenyi Bath during a winter morning in Budapest February 12, 2010. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

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Participants compete in the 15th annual Wrestling Tournament on Snow in Velikoy village in Artvin province, northern Turkey, February 20, 2010. For the first time in the tournament's history, the participants will wrestle in an arena not covered with snow due to freak weather which locals blame on global warming. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Participants compete in the 15th annual Wrestling Tournament on Snow in Velikoy village in Artvin province, northern Turkey, February 20, 2010. For the first time in the tournament's history, the participants will wrestle in an arena not covered with snow due to freak weather which locals blame on global warming. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

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A U.S. Marine from Bravo Company of the 1st Battalion, 6th Marines sits under a U.S. flag in Marjah, Helmand province, February 19, 2010. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A U.S. Marine from Bravo Company of the 1st Battalion, 6th Marines sits under a U.S. flag in Marjah, Helmand province, February 19, 2010. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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Photographs of guests who will attend the BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) awards ceremony on Sunday are placed on seats at the Royal Opera House in London February 18, 2010. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Photographs of guests who will attend the BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) awards ceremony on Sunday are placed on seats at the Royal Opera House in London February 18, 2010. REUTERS/Toby Melville

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Migrant children from Myanmar pass the time in their crowded minority settlement in the town of Mahachai, near Bangkok February 23, 2010. Migrant workers in Thailand face extortion, arbitrary detention, forced labour and physical abuse, sometimes at the hands of officials in a climate of impunity, a rights group said. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Migrant children from Myanmar pass the time in their crowded minority settlement in the town of Mahachai, near Bangkok February 23, 2010. Migrant workers in Thailand face extortion, arbitrary detention, forced labour and physical abuse, sometimes at the hands of officials in a climate of impunity, a rights group said. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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The owner of a foodstall tries to recover some of her belongings after the building was destroyed by waves generated by a major earthquake, near the epicenter in Curanipe February 28, 2010. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

The owner of a foodstall tries to recover some of her belongings after the building was destroyed by waves generated by a major earthquake, near the epicenter in Curanipe February 28, 2010. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

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A partially-demolished "nail house", the last house in the area, is seen at a construction site in Hefei, Anhui province February 2, 2010. The owner of the house is attempting to seek more compensation before agreeing to the demolition of their home, local media reported. REUTERS/Stringer

A partially-demolished "nail house", the last house in the area, is seen at a construction site in Hefei, Anhui province February 2, 2010. The owner of the house is attempting to seek more compensation before agreeing to the demolition of their home, local media reported. REUTERS/Stringer

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New Orleans Saints cornerback Tracy Porter (22) runs back an interception for a touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts in the fourth quarter during the NFL's Super Bowl XLIV football game in Miami, Florida, February 7, 2010. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

New Orleans Saints cornerback Tracy Porter (22) runs back an interception for a touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts in the fourth quarter during the NFL's Super Bowl XLIV football game in Miami, Florida, February 7, 2010. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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A Lebanese boy throws flowers towards the sea in memory of the victims of an Ethiopian Airlines plane, Flight ET409, which crashed into the Mediterranean sea last Monday, at a beach in Khaldeh, south of Beirut, February 1, 2010. REUTERS/Sharif Karim

A Lebanese boy throws flowers towards the sea in memory of the victims of an Ethiopian Airlines plane, Flight ET409, which crashed into the Mediterranean sea last Monday, at a beach in Khaldeh, south of Beirut, February 1, 2010. REUTERS/Sharif Karim

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A young girl stands with other mourners as the hearses carrying the coffins of five British soldiers are driven through the streets of Wootton Bassett, in southern England February 18, 2010. Lance Sergeant Dave Greenhalgh, L/Cpl Darren Hicks, Kingsman Sean Dawson, Rifleman Mark Marshall and Sapper Guy Mellors were killed in separate incidents in Afghanistan's Helmand province earlier in February. REUTERS/Kieran Doherty

A young girl stands with other mourners as the hearses carrying the coffins of five British soldiers are driven through the streets of Wootton Bassett, in southern England February 18, 2010. Lance Sergeant Dave Greenhalgh, L/Cpl Darren Hicks, Kingsman Sean Dawson, Rifleman Mark Marshall and Sapper Guy Mellors were killed in separate incidents in Afghanistan's Helmand province earlier in February. REUTERS/Kieran Doherty

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Members of Egy PK, one of the first Parkour groups in Egypt, execute stunts during a street performance in Cairo February 10, 2010. Parkour is a physical discipline in which practitioners learn to manoeuvre environmental objects using only their bodies. Skills such as climbing, running and jumping are often employed. REUTERS/Tarek Mostafa

Members of Egy PK, one of the first Parkour groups in Egypt, execute stunts during a street performance in Cairo February 10, 2010. Parkour is a physical discipline in which practitioners learn to manoeuvre environmental objects using only their bodies. Skills such as climbing, running and jumping are often employed. REUTERS/Tarek Mostafa

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The space shuttle Endeavour is silhouetted against the backdrop of Earth's horizon prior to docking with the International Space Station in this picture taken by an Expedition 22 crew member on February 9, 2010 and released by NASA February 12, 2010. REUTERS/NASA Handout

The space shuttle Endeavour is silhouetted against the backdrop of Earth's horizon prior to docking with the International Space Station in this picture taken by an Expedition 22 crew member on February 9, 2010 and released by NASA February 12, 2010. REUTERS/NASA Handout

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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama wipes lipstick from President Barack Obama after kissing him during the National Prayer Breakfast at a Washington hotel February 4, 2010. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama wipes lipstick from President Barack Obama after kissing him during the National Prayer Breakfast at a Washington hotel February 4, 2010. REUTERS/Jason Reed

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Graves are seen through the window of an abandoned cemetery care-taker's hut in Cape Town's Khayelitsha township February 27, 2010. Many of those buried in the cemetery died from AIDS or related complications such as tuberculosis (TB). Some 5.7 million people live with HIV/AIDS in South Africa ? more per capita than any other country - while 33 million people live with the disease worldwide. Despite having the world's highest...more

Graves are seen through the window of an abandoned cemetery care-taker's hut in Cape Town's Khayelitsha township February 27, 2010. Many of those buried in the cemetery died from AIDS or related complications such as tuberculosis (TB). Some 5.7 million people live with HIV/AIDS in South Africa ? more per capita than any other country - while 33 million people live with the disease worldwide. Despite having the world's highest number of people receiving anti-retroviral therapy -- about 850,000 -- there are millions more who cannot access the life-saving drugs they need, either because they are too expensive or simply not available. This leads to more than 350,000 HIV related deaths each year in the country. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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A snowboarder soars through the centre ring of the Olympic Rings during the opening ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics February 12, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A snowboarder soars through the centre ring of the Olympic Rings during the opening ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics February 12, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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Bari's supporters wave their team's banners during a match against AC Milan at the San Nicola stadium in Bari February 21, 2010. AC Milan won 2-0. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Bari's supporters wave their team's banners during a match against AC Milan at the San Nicola stadium in Bari February 21, 2010. AC Milan won 2-0. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

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Ultra-Orthodox Jews attend the funeral of Rabbi Menahem Porush in Jerusalem February 22, 2010. Porush served as a member of the Israeli parliament for the Agudat Israel Jewish religious party for 35 years until 1994. He died at the age of 94. REUTERS/Gil Cohen Magen

Ultra-Orthodox Jews attend the funeral of Rabbi Menahem Porush in Jerusalem February 22, 2010. Porush served as a member of the Israeli parliament for the Agudat Israel Jewish religious party for 35 years until 1994. He died at the age of 94. REUTERS/Gil Cohen Magen

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Kashmiri women cry after the killing of Zahid Farooq in Srinagar February 5, 2010. Fresh protests erupted in Kashmir's summer capital, Srinagar, over the death of Zahid Farooq, a student, the second such incident in a week. Relatives blamed government forces for the death, while police said they are investigating. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Kashmiri women cry after the killing of Zahid Farooq in Srinagar February 5, 2010. Fresh protests erupted in Kashmir's summer capital, Srinagar, over the death of Zahid Farooq, a student, the second such incident in a week. Relatives blamed government forces for the death, while police said they are investigating. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

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A child rests inside tomato pulp as part of Holi, also known as the festival of colours, in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad February 28, 2010. The tradition heralds the beginning of spring and is celebrated all over India. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder

A child rests inside tomato pulp as part of Holi, also known as the festival of colours, in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad February 28, 2010. The tradition heralds the beginning of spring and is celebrated all over India. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder

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Manchester United's Darren Fletcher stretches for the ball during their English Premier League soccer match against Portsmouth at Old Trafford in Manchester, northern England, February 6, 2010. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Manchester United's Darren Fletcher stretches for the ball during their English Premier League soccer match against Portsmouth at Old Trafford in Manchester, northern England, February 6, 2010. REUTERS/Phil Noble

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Somali prostitutes gather in a slum house in al-Basateen neighbourhood of the southern Yemeni port city of Aden February 7, 2010. Many of the Somali female migrants who come to Yemen seeking work end up as prostitutes in a desperate attempt to make a living, according to NGOs. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

Somali prostitutes gather in a slum house in al-Basateen neighbourhood of the southern Yemeni port city of Aden February 7, 2010. Many of the Somali female migrants who come to Yemen seeking work end up as prostitutes in a desperate attempt to make a living, according to NGOs. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

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Taylor Swift drops one of her four Grammy awards at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles January 31, 2010. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Taylor Swift drops one of her four Grammy awards at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles January 31, 2010. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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France's Ted Piccard (L) and Daron Rahlves of the U.S. fall during their ski cross freestyle skiing 1/8 finals at Cypress Mountain during the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics February 21, 2010. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

France's Ted Piccard (L) and Daron Rahlves of the U.S. fall during their ski cross freestyle skiing 1/8 finals at Cypress Mountain during the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics February 21, 2010. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

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A cat rests on a windowsill next to the gate of the former Nazi camp of Auschwitz in Oswiecim January 27, 2010. The cat, who has become a firm favourite with staff and visitors has become the subject of recent media attention as a debate as to whether the feline squatter should be moved and re-homed. National paper, Gazeta Wyborcza reported that the cat is facing possible eviction to an animal shelter. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel more

A cat rests on a windowsill next to the gate of the former Nazi camp of Auschwitz in Oswiecim January 27, 2010. The cat, who has become a firm favourite with staff and visitors has become the subject of recent media attention as a debate as to whether the feline squatter should be moved and re-homed. National paper, Gazeta Wyborcza reported that the cat is facing possible eviction to an animal shelter. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

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A looter is detained by local policemen in downtown Port-au-Prince February 1, 2010. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

A looter is detained by local policemen in downtown Port-au-Prince February 1, 2010. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

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Two people walk away from an Inukshuk statue which is part of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics logo in Whistler, British Colombia February 6, 2010. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

Two people walk away from an Inukshuk statue which is part of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics logo in Whistler, British Colombia February 6, 2010. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

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Pregnant women wait in line for tent distribution near the presidential palace in Port-au-Prince February 19, 2010. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Pregnant women wait in line for tent distribution near the presidential palace in Port-au-Prince February 19, 2010. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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Russia's Alexander Tretyakov hits the padding at the end of his second heat in the men's skeleton event at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia February 18, 2010. REUTERS/Jim Young

Russia's Alexander Tretyakov hits the padding at the end of his second heat in the men's skeleton event at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia February 18, 2010. REUTERS/Jim Young

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Model Ayyan, wearing a design by Asifa & Nabeel, awaits her turn to take to the catwalk during PFDC Fashion Week in Lahore February 16, 2010. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Model Ayyan, wearing a design by Asifa & Nabeel, awaits her turn to take to the catwalk during PFDC Fashion Week in Lahore February 16, 2010. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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A sign is seen covered in snow on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York February 10, 2010. REUTERS/Natalie Behring

A sign is seen covered in snow on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York February 10, 2010. REUTERS/Natalie Behring

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An unknown Toyota car is seen covered in preparation for the Chicago Auto Show February 9, 2010. REUTERS/John Gress

An unknown Toyota car is seen covered in preparation for the Chicago Auto Show February 9, 2010. REUTERS/John Gress

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A member of the welcome ceremony band waits for the arrival of France's President Nicolas Sarkozy at the international airport of Port-au-Prince, Haiti February 17, 2010. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

A member of the welcome ceremony band waits for the arrival of France's President Nicolas Sarkozy at the international airport of Port-au-Prince, Haiti February 17, 2010. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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Shaun White of the U.S. celebrates in the finish area after his first run in the men's halfpipe finals on Cypress Mountain at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 17, 2010. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

Shaun White of the U.S. celebrates in the finish area after his first run in the men's halfpipe finals on Cypress Mountain at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 17, 2010. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

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Mahouts and their elephants take part in a mock fight as part of regular training exercises at an elephant conservation park in Ayutthaya province, 80 km (50 miles) north of Bangkok, February 6, 2010. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

Mahouts and their elephants take part in a mock fight as part of regular training exercises at an elephant conservation park in Ayutthaya province, 80 km (50 miles) north of Bangkok, February 6, 2010. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

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Shani Davis of the U.S. competes in the men's 1500 meters speed skating race at the Richmond Olympic Oval during the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics February 20, 2010. REUTERS/Todd Korol

Shani Davis of the U.S. competes in the men's 1500 meters speed skating race at the Richmond Olympic Oval during the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics February 20, 2010. REUTERS/Todd Korol

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Britain's Prince William takes part in an archery lesson while blindfolded at St Dunstan's, a specialist centre for blind ex-service men and women, in Llandudno, North Wales February 22, 2010. REUTERS/Peter Byrne/Pool

Britain's Prince William takes part in an archery lesson while blindfolded at St Dunstan's, a specialist centre for blind ex-service men and women, in Llandudno, North Wales February 22, 2010. REUTERS/Peter Byrne/Pool

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A boy is rescued from his flooded home in Chalco in Mexico City February 5, 2010. Torrential rains from several different weather systems have created chaos and caused damage to several Mexican states, government weather services said. REUTERS/Jorge Dan

A boy is rescued from his flooded home in Chalco in Mexico City February 5, 2010. Torrential rains from several different weather systems have created chaos and caused damage to several Mexican states, government weather services said. REUTERS/Jorge Dan

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Old English Sheepdogs are groomed during the first day of the 2010 Westminster Dog Show in New York February 15, 2010. REUTERS/Jeff Zelevansky

Old English Sheepdogs are groomed during the first day of the 2010 Westminster Dog Show in New York February 15, 2010. REUTERS/Jeff Zelevansky

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U.S. actresses (L-R) Mary Kate Olsen, Kate Hudson, Kristen Stewart and Claire Danes watch the presentation of the Burberry 2010 Autumn/Winter collection during London Fashion Week, February 23, 2010. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

U.S. actresses (L-R) Mary Kate Olsen, Kate Hudson, Kristen Stewart and Claire Danes watch the presentation of the Burberry 2010 Autumn/Winter collection during London Fashion Week, February 23, 2010. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

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U.S. Carli Lloyd (L) fights for the ball with Norway's Solveig Gulbrandsen during their Algarve Women's Soccer Cup match in Olhao February 26, 2010. REUTERS/Jose Manuel Ribeiro

U.S. Carli Lloyd (L) fights for the ball with Norway's Solveig Gulbrandsen during their Algarve Women's Soccer Cup match in Olhao February 26, 2010. REUTERS/Jose Manuel Ribeiro

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School children dressed as military soldiers sit as they wait to perform during their annual cultural programme in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh February 20, 2010. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

School children dressed as military soldiers sit as they wait to perform during their annual cultural programme in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh February 20, 2010. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

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Egypt's top archaeologist Zahi Hawass talks to the media next to the displayed mummy of King Tut's grandmother Queen Tiye, seen through a glass case during a press conference at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Egypt, February 17, 2010. Two years of DNA testing and CT scans on King Tutankhamun's 3,300-year-old mummy and 15 others have provided the cause of death and the firmest family tree yet for Tut - pointing to Pharaoh Akhenaten...more

Egypt's top archaeologist Zahi Hawass talks to the media next to the displayed mummy of King Tut's grandmother Queen Tiye, seen through a glass case during a press conference at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Egypt, February 17, 2010. Two years of DNA testing and CT scans on King Tutankhamun's 3,300-year-old mummy and 15 others have provided the cause of death and the firmest family tree yet for Tut - pointing to Pharaoh Akhenaten as Tut's father, Akhenaten's sister as Tut's mother, and Queen Tiye as Tut's grandmother. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

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Protesters hold signs behind U.S. Secretary of Treasury Timothy Geithner moments before he testifies on"The President's FY2011 Budget" at the Senate Finance Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, February 2, 2010. REUTERS/Larry Downing

Protesters hold signs behind U.S. Secretary of Treasury Timothy Geithner moments before he testifies on"The President's FY2011 Budget" at the Senate Finance Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, February 2, 2010. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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Canada's Sidney Crosby celebrates after scoring the game winning goal against the U.S. during overtime in their men's ice hockey gold medal game at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics February 28, 2010. REUTERS/Todd Korol

Canada's Sidney Crosby celebrates after scoring the game winning goal against the U.S. during overtime in their men's ice hockey gold medal game at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics February 28, 2010. REUTERS/Todd Korol

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A model displays a creation by designer Maria Barros during the Cibeles Madrid Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2010 show in Madrid February 23, 2010. REUTERS/Susana Vera

A model displays a creation by designer Maria Barros during the Cibeles Madrid Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2010 show in Madrid February 23, 2010. REUTERS/Susana Vera

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