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Sri Rosyati (R) and Sri Irianingsih (L), known as Bu Kembar (twin) walk to Kartini Emergency School at a slum area in north Jakarta February 26, 2009. The Kartini Emergency School has been run by twins Sri Irianingsih and Sri Rosyati since 1996. Despite coming from a typical middle-class background in Jakarta, the twins, better known simply as Rossy and Rian, have been the driving force behind the free education of more than 2,000...more

Sri Rosyati (R) and Sri Irianingsih (L), known as Bu Kembar (twin) walk to Kartini Emergency School at a slum area in north Jakarta February 26, 2009. The Kartini Emergency School has been run by twins Sri Irianingsih and Sri Rosyati since 1996. Despite coming from a typical middle-class background in Jakarta, the twins, better known simply as Rossy and Rian, have been the driving force behind the free education of more than 2,000 poor children from a slum in northern Jakarta. Uniforms, textbooks, school equipment and everything else needed to teach the children the necessary skills to make their own living are paid for from Rossy and Rian's pockets. The twins also helped open similar schools in 64 areas of the country. REUTERS/Beawiharta

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A passenger, wearing a thermo blanket walks away from a Turkish Airlines passenger plane which crashed while attempting to land at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport February 25, 2009. REUTERS/Robin Van Lonkhuijsen/United Photos

A passenger, wearing a thermo blanket walks away from a Turkish Airlines passenger plane which crashed while attempting to land at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport February 25, 2009. REUTERS/Robin Van Lonkhuijsen/United Photos

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Nathan Peterson of Liberty Tax Services, dressed as the Statue of Liberty, waves a sign at drivers in Westminster, Colorado February 4, 2009. Peterson was trying to encourage customers to come into the tax office to have their taxes prepared and was advertising loans against tax refunds. U.S. tax forms are due to be filed April 15th. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Nathan Peterson of Liberty Tax Services, dressed as the Statue of Liberty, waves a sign at drivers in Westminster, Colorado February 4, 2009. Peterson was trying to encourage customers to come into the tax office to have their taxes prepared and was advertising loans against tax refunds. U.S. tax forms are due to be filed April 15th. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

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A child sits on the metal railing of a train during an eviction of the homeless near Tanah Abang train station in Jakarta February 3, 2009. REUTERS/Beawiharta

A child sits on the metal railing of a train during an eviction of the homeless near Tanah Abang train station in Jakarta February 3, 2009. REUTERS/Beawiharta

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A Palestinian boy climbs through an opening in Israel's controversial barrier in Shuafat in the West Bank near Jerusalem February 17, 2009. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

A Palestinian boy climbs through an opening in Israel's controversial barrier in Shuafat in the West Bank near Jerusalem February 17, 2009. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

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Traders work in the S&P 500 pit at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange's Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) February 17, 2009, shortly after President Obama signed a $787 billion economic stimulus bill into law. REUTERS/John Gress

Traders work in the S&P 500 pit at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange's Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) February 17, 2009, shortly after President Obama signed a $787 billion economic stimulus bill into law. REUTERS/John Gress

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Fishermen dig a hole in the frozen surface of Ulungur lake to cast their fishing net in Fuhai County, Xinjiang Ugyur Autonomous Region February 21, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer

Fishermen dig a hole in the frozen surface of Ulungur lake to cast their fishing net in Fuhai County, Xinjiang Ugyur Autonomous Region February 21, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer

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Venus Williams of the U.S. returns the ball to Alize Cornet of France during their match on the fourth day of the WTA Dubai Tennis Championships February 18, 2009. REUTERS/Jumana El Heloueh

Venus Williams of the U.S. returns the ball to Alize Cornet of France during their match on the fourth day of the WTA Dubai Tennis Championships February 18, 2009. REUTERS/Jumana El Heloueh

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Firefighters battle a blaze as bushfires sweep across the countryside near Cape Town, February 23, 2009. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Firefighters battle a blaze as bushfires sweep across the countryside near Cape Town, February 23, 2009. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

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A young ethnic Tibetan pilgrim pauses during a religious ritual around the Labrang monastery in Xiahe, which is the biggest Tibetan monastery outside Tibet, a day before the Monlam celebration, or the Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism February 6, 2009. REUTERS/Nir Elias

A young ethnic Tibetan pilgrim pauses during a religious ritual around the Labrang monastery in Xiahe, which is the biggest Tibetan monastery outside Tibet, a day before the Monlam celebration, or the Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism February 6, 2009. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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French cabaret dancers from the Moulin Rouge pose during a photo call in Rio de Janeiro February 20, 2009. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

French cabaret dancers from the Moulin Rouge pose during a photo call in Rio de Janeiro February 20, 2009. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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Sasha Obama runs down the colonnade as she returns from a weekend visit to Chicago with her father, U.S. President Barack Obama, to the White House in Washington, February 16, 2009. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Sasha Obama runs down the colonnade as she returns from a weekend visit to Chicago with her father, U.S. President Barack Obama, to the White House in Washington, February 16, 2009. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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Palestinian boys play soccer in front of destroyed houses in Jabalya in the northern Gaza Strip February 22, 2009. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Palestinian boys play soccer in front of destroyed houses in Jabalya in the northern Gaza Strip February 22, 2009. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

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Riot policemen use their shields to push back protesters, mostly students, during a rally outside the U.S. embassy in Manila February 3, 2009. The REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Riot policemen use their shields to push back protesters, mostly students, during a rally outside the U.S. embassy in Manila February 3, 2009. The REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

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Model Alek Wek presents a creation from the Stoned Cherrie 2009 African Fashion Collective collection during New York Fashion Week February 13, 2009. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Model Alek Wek presents a creation from the Stoned Cherrie 2009 African Fashion Collective collection during New York Fashion Week February 13, 2009. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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Department of Education staffer Adrian Wells reacts as she shoots a video clip of U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama during her visit to the Department of Education in Washington, February 2, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Reed

Department of Education staffer Adrian Wells reacts as she shoots a video clip of U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama during her visit to the Department of Education in Washington, February 2, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Reed

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Maria Riesch of Germany (in yellow) embraces Lindsey Vonn of the U.S. after crossing the finish line of the slalom event in the Alpine Skiing World Cup ladies' super combined in the northern Italian ski resort of Tarvisio February 20, 2009. Riesch won ahead of Vonn and Kathrin Zettel of Austria. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Maria Riesch of Germany (in yellow) embraces Lindsey Vonn of the U.S. after crossing the finish line of the slalom event in the Alpine Skiing World Cup ladies' super combined in the northern Italian ski resort of Tarvisio February 20, 2009. Riesch won ahead of Vonn and Kathrin Zettel of Austria. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

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Tiger Woods of the U.S. reacts as he misses a putt on the 9th hole during his second round match against South African Tim Clark at WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship golf tournament in Marana, Arizona February 26, 2009. REUTERS/Matt Sullivan

Tiger Woods of the U.S. reacts as he misses a putt on the 9th hole during his second round match against South African Tim Clark at WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship golf tournament in Marana, Arizona February 26, 2009. REUTERS/Matt Sullivan

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U.S. Senator John Kerry (D-MA) and Israel's Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni (R) stand together at an observation point overlooking the northern Gaza Strip, near the southern Israeli town of Sderot, February 19, 2009. REUTERS/Yossi Zamir/Flash 90/Pool

U.S. Senator John Kerry (D-MA) and Israel's Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni (R) stand together at an observation point overlooking the northern Gaza Strip, near the southern Israeli town of Sderot, February 19, 2009. REUTERS/Yossi Zamir/Flash 90/Pool

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A model wearing hair curlers rehearses for the Paul Costelloe 2009 Autumn/Winter collection show during London Fashion Week February 20, 2009. REUTERS/Stephen Hird

A model wearing hair curlers rehearses for the Paul Costelloe 2009 Autumn/Winter collection show during London Fashion Week February 20, 2009. REUTERS/Stephen Hird

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Actress Penelope Cruz poses backstage with her Oscar after winning best supporting actress at the 81st Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, February 22, 2009. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Actress Penelope Cruz poses backstage with her Oscar after winning best supporting actress at the 81st Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, February 22, 2009. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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Japanese Finance Minister Shoichi Nakagawa is seen during a meeting of the fiscal and financial committee at the lower house of parliament in Tokyo February 16, 2009. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

Japanese Finance Minister Shoichi Nakagawa is seen during a meeting of the fiscal and financial committee at the lower house of parliament in Tokyo February 16, 2009. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

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A Tamil refugee collects her belongings after fire broke out in a Tamil refugee camp in Vavuniya, northeast Sri Lanka, February 28, 2009. The fire broke out in one of the refugee camps in Vavuniya housing displaced Tamil people escaping from the fighting between the Tamil Tigers (LTTE) and the Sri Lankan army. The cause of the fire is yet unknown and no injuries were reported, officials said. REUTERS/Stringer

A Tamil refugee collects her belongings after fire broke out in a Tamil refugee camp in Vavuniya, northeast Sri Lanka, February 28, 2009. The fire broke out in one of the refugee camps in Vavuniya housing displaced Tamil people escaping from the fighting between the Tamil Tigers (LTTE) and the Sri Lankan army. The cause of the fire is yet unknown and no injuries were reported, officials said. REUTERS/Stringer

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An Israeli surveys the damage to his car after a rocket attack in the southern city of Ashkelon February 3, 2009. A rocket fired from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip landed in Ashkelon but caused no casualties, Israeli officials said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack from Palestinian armed factions in Gaza, still reeling from a 22-day Israeli assault that the Jewish state said was designed to punish the...more

An Israeli surveys the damage to his car after a rocket attack in the southern city of Ashkelon February 3, 2009. A rocket fired from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip landed in Ashkelon but caused no casualties, Israeli officials said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack from Palestinian armed factions in Gaza, still reeling from a 22-day Israeli assault that the Jewish state said was designed to punish the Islamist Hamas group for such attacks. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

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Police arrest a pro-Tibet protester outside the Chinese embassy, during a visit by Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, in central London February 1, 2009. The Chinese Premier arrived in London on Saturday in the latest leg of a European tour aimed at tackling the global financial and economic crisis and improving relations between the trading partners. REUTERS/Andrew Winning

Police arrest a pro-Tibet protester outside the Chinese embassy, during a visit by Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, in central London February 1, 2009. The Chinese Premier arrived in London on Saturday in the latest leg of a European tour aimed at tackling the global financial and economic crisis and improving relations between the trading partners. REUTERS/Andrew Winning

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A man dressed up as a baby stands during the Carnival in Cadiz February 23, 2009. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo

A man dressed up as a baby stands during the Carnival in Cadiz February 23, 2009. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo

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Manchester United's goalkeeper Edwin Van Der Sar makes a save against West Ham in their English Premier League soccer match at Upton Park in London February 8, 2009. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

Manchester United's goalkeeper Edwin Van Der Sar makes a save against West Ham in their English Premier League soccer match at Upton Park in London February 8, 2009. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

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A child dances during a community function celebrating the upcoming Lantern Festival in Shanghai February 6, 2009. The Lantern Festival is the last day of the Chinese New Year and it falls on February 9 this year. REUTERS/Aly Song

A child dances during a community function celebrating the upcoming Lantern Festival in Shanghai February 6, 2009. The Lantern Festival is the last day of the Chinese New Year and it falls on February 9 this year. REUTERS/Aly Song

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Workers carry the painting representing "Mona Lisa" by Chinese-born artist Yan Pei-Ming during the hanging of his exhibition "The Funeral of Mona Lisa" at the Louvre museum in Paris February 10, 2009. The exhibition will run from February 12 until May 18. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen

Workers carry the painting representing "Mona Lisa" by Chinese-born artist Yan Pei-Ming during the hanging of his exhibition "The Funeral of Mona Lisa" at the Louvre museum in Paris February 10, 2009. The exhibition will run from February 12 until May 18. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen

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Aerial view of an avalanche in the town of Eisenerz in Austria's Styria province February 25, 2009. No injuries were reported. REUTERS/www.fotoflieger.at

Aerial view of an avalanche in the town of Eisenerz in Austria's Styria province February 25, 2009. No injuries were reported. REUTERS/www.fotoflieger.at

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A body bag containing a bushfire victim lies next to a police car near the site of a destroyed house at Steels Creek, about 46 km (29 miles) northeast of Melbourne, February 11, 2009. The rising death toll in Australia's deadliest bushfires now stands at 181, but could exceed 200, authorities say. If deaths in the town of Marysville are confirmed, the toll may reach 300. REUTERS/Craig Borrow/Pool

A body bag containing a bushfire victim lies next to a police car near the site of a destroyed house at Steels Creek, about 46 km (29 miles) northeast of Melbourne, February 11, 2009. The rising death toll in Australia's deadliest bushfires now stands at 181, but could exceed 200, authorities say. If deaths in the town of Marysville are confirmed, the toll may reach 300. REUTERS/Craig Borrow/Pool

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In this handout photo provided by the office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, actress and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie is seen with Karenni refugee children in Thailand's Mae Hong Son Province, near the Thai-Myanmar border on February 4, 2009. REUTERS/UNHCR/K.McKinsey/Handout

In this handout photo provided by the office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, actress and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie is seen with Karenni refugee children in Thailand's Mae Hong Son Province, near the Thai-Myanmar border on February 4, 2009. REUTERS/UNHCR/K.McKinsey/Handout

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Carnival revellers gather in a street of Laza during a flour fight in Spain's northwestern village of Laza February 23, 2009. REUTERS/Miguel Vidal

Carnival revellers gather in a street of Laza during a flour fight in Spain's northwestern village of Laza February 23, 2009. REUTERS/Miguel Vidal

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Stump, a Sussex Spaniel, and his handler Scott Sommer are seen in the ring before winning Best in Show of the 133rd annual Westminster Dog Show in New York February 10, 2009. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Stump, a Sussex Spaniel, and his handler Scott Sommer are seen in the ring before winning Best in Show of the 133rd annual Westminster Dog Show in New York February 10, 2009. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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A worker makes glutinous rice balls, a typical food for the Lantern Festival, at a workshop in Nanjing, Jiangsu province February 5, 2009. REUTERS/Jeff Xu

A worker makes glutinous rice balls, a typical food for the Lantern Festival, at a workshop in Nanjing, Jiangsu province February 5, 2009. REUTERS/Jeff Xu

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M.I.A. poses backstage after performing at the 51st annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles February 8, 2009. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

M.I.A. poses backstage after performing at the 51st annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles February 8, 2009. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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Money changer Kwami Longange poses for a portrait on a streetcorner in Goma in eastern Congo, February 9, 2009. Longange, nicknamed "le Bon" - the Good - is a Sappeur, the local name for a dandy dresser. He has some 200 different matching outfits that he wears to work as a money changer and musician. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Money changer Kwami Longange poses for a portrait on a streetcorner in Goma in eastern Congo, February 9, 2009. Longange, nicknamed "le Bon" - the Good - is a Sappeur, the local name for a dandy dresser. He has some 200 different matching outfits that he wears to work as a money changer and musician. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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A sign advertising a car dealership is seen in Los Angeles February 3, 2009. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

A sign advertising a car dealership is seen in Los Angeles February 3, 2009. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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A Kenya Red Cross worker carries a crying girl during a mass funeral for 89 people killed in a fire a fortnight ago in Molo town, about 196 km (122 miles) from the capital Nairobi, February 9, 2009. In one of Kenya's worst accident of recent times, a cigarette set off a petrol truck blaze with 119 fatalities, engulfing a crowd scrabbling for free fuel round the tanker that crashed near central Molo town on January 31, 2009. Some of...more

A Kenya Red Cross worker carries a crying girl during a mass funeral for 89 people killed in a fire a fortnight ago in Molo town, about 196 km (122 miles) from the capital Nairobi, February 9, 2009. In one of Kenya's worst accident of recent times, a cigarette set off a petrol truck blaze with 119 fatalities, engulfing a crowd scrabbling for free fuel round the tanker that crashed near central Molo town on January 31, 2009. Some of the bodies of the victims were identified and claimed by their relatives. REUTERS/Antony Njuguna

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Supporters of the Jamaat-e-Islami they take part in a protest to show their solidarity with Kashmiris during an anti-India rally to mark Kashmir Solidarity Day, in Lahore February 5, 2009. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza

Supporters of the Jamaat-e-Islami they take part in a protest to show their solidarity with Kashmiris during an anti-India rally to mark Kashmir Solidarity Day, in Lahore February 5, 2009. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza

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Roger Mbuliundo stands beside the body of his father Dieudonne Kulimbo, 60, who was shot and killed in the bush near Dungu in northeastern Congo, February 17, 2009. Thousands of Congolese have fled their villages since December as Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army rebels roaming the bush carry out massacres that have killed some 900 civilians during the past two months. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO)

Roger Mbuliundo stands beside the body of his father Dieudonne Kulimbo, 60, who was shot and killed in the bush near Dungu in northeastern Congo, February 17, 2009. Thousands of Congolese have fled their villages since December as Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army rebels roaming the bush carry out massacres that have killed some 900 civilians during the past two months. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO)

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A couple shares a moment during their visit to the Abraham Lincoln Memorial after midnight in Washington February 12, 2009. The United States is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Civil War president Abraham Lincoln on Thursday. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES)

A couple shares a moment during their visit to the Abraham Lincoln Memorial after midnight in Washington February 12, 2009. The United States is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Civil War president Abraham Lincoln on Thursday. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES)

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Girls play in a deserted boat on a dry lake caused by a lack of water upstream in Zhengzhou, Henan province February 12, 2009. Dry weather will continue in China's major wheat producing regions, but reservoirs have enough water to meet demand in the peak period and timely irrigation could reduce the damage, a senior drought relief official said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA)

Girls play in a deserted boat on a dry lake caused by a lack of water upstream in Zhengzhou, Henan province February 12, 2009. Dry weather will continue in China's major wheat producing regions, but reservoirs have enough water to meet demand in the peak period and timely irrigation could reduce the damage, a senior drought relief official said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Nir Elias (CHINA)

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Ratana, a 12-year-old Cambodian boy who lost an eye, arm and two fingers to a landmine, poses in front of a chalkboard in a school for landmine and polio victims in Cambodia's western city Battambang on February 12, 2009. Cambodia is one of the most heavily mined countries in the world. REUTERS/Adrees Latif (CAMBODIA)

Ratana, a 12-year-old Cambodian boy who lost an eye, arm and two fingers to a landmine, poses in front of a chalkboard in a school for landmine and polio victims in Cambodia's western city Battambang on February 12, 2009. Cambodia is one of the most heavily mined countries in the world. REUTERS/Adrees Latif (CAMBODIA)

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Eric Bonham and his sister Samantha Bonham, from Ft Myers, Florida, watch racing on their television atop their van in the infield area of Daytona International Speedway as Speed Week heats up in Daytona Beach, Florida February 11, 2009. The running of the 51st Daytona 500 is scheduled for February 15. REUTERS/Mark Wallheiser (UNITED STATES)

Eric Bonham and his sister Samantha Bonham, from Ft Myers, Florida, watch racing on their television atop their van in the infield area of Daytona International Speedway as Speed Week heats up in Daytona Beach, Florida February 11, 2009. The running of the 51st Daytona 500 is scheduled for February 15. REUTERS/Mark Wallheiser (UNITED STATES)

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Supporters of Madagascar's President Marc Ravalomanana take part in a rally in support of Ravalomanana at the Mahamasina Municipal Stadium in Antanarivo February 11, 2009. REUTERS/Carl Hocquart (MADAGSACAR)

Supporters of Madagascar's President Marc Ravalomanana take part in a rally in support of Ravalomanana at the Mahamasina Municipal Stadium in Antanarivo February 11, 2009. REUTERS/Carl Hocquart (MADAGSACAR)

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Hungary's goalie Levente Szuper (C) lies on ice as his teammates fight for puck during their Olympic Qualification tournament Group F men's ice hockey game with Ukraine in Riga February 8, 2009. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

Hungary's goalie Levente Szuper (C) lies on ice as his teammates fight for puck during their Olympic Qualification tournament Group F men's ice hockey game with Ukraine in Riga February 8, 2009. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

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Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez (R, in white) greets supporters as he campaigns for "Si" (yes) vote for the upcoming referendum in the 'Petare' neighborhood in Caracas February 7, 2009. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez (R, in white) greets supporters as he campaigns for "Si" (yes) vote for the upcoming referendum in the 'Petare' neighborhood in Caracas February 7, 2009. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

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Cap. Michael Harris, commander of U.S. Army's Alpha Company, 1st Battalion of 32nd Infantry Regiment, speaks with an Afghan family during a patrol near Nawapass village, Kunar province, eastern Afghanistan February 6, 2009. REUTERS/Oleg Popov

Cap. Michael Harris, commander of U.S. Army's Alpha Company, 1st Battalion of 32nd Infantry Regiment, speaks with an Afghan family during a patrol near Nawapass village, Kunar province, eastern Afghanistan February 6, 2009. REUTERS/Oleg Popov

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Shahrukh Munshi, who acted in the Golden Globe-winning film "Slumdog Millionaire", plays with friends at Nehru Nagar slums in Mumbai February 4, 2009. Portions of "Slumdog Millionaire" were shot in the Nehru Nagar slums. REUTERS/Arko Datta

Shahrukh Munshi, who acted in the Golden Globe-winning film "Slumdog Millionaire", plays with friends at Nehru Nagar slums in Mumbai February 4, 2009. Portions of "Slumdog Millionaire" were shot in the Nehru Nagar slums. REUTERS/Arko Datta

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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama talk to second grade students at the Capital City Public Charter School (Lower School) in Washington February 3, 2009. REUTERS/Larry Downing

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama talk to second grade students at the Capital City Public Charter School (Lower School) in Washington February 3, 2009. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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Pedestrians walk across Westminster Bridge as snow falls, in central London February 2, 2009. REUTERS/ Eddie Keogh

Pedestrians walk across Westminster Bridge as snow falls, in central London February 2, 2009. REUTERS/ Eddie Keogh

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A man pulls the tail of a bull in Tlacotalpan in Mexico's state of Veracruz February 1, 2009. Ten half-tonne bulls charged down the winding colonial streets of the small Mexican town of Tlacotalpan on Sunday, kicking at screaming spectators in a chaotic version of Spain's famous "Running of the Bulls." The Mexican tradition traces its routes back to the Spanish conquest, but unlike Pamplona's ancient festival where a pack of bulls...more

A man pulls the tail of a bull in Tlacotalpan in Mexico's state of Veracruz February 1, 2009. Ten half-tonne bulls charged down the winding colonial streets of the small Mexican town of Tlacotalpan on Sunday, kicking at screaming spectators in a chaotic version of Spain's famous "Running of the Bulls." The Mexican tradition traces its routes back to the Spanish conquest, but unlike Pamplona's ancient festival where a pack of bulls chase people for minutes down a narrow path, in Tlacotalpan the beasts are let loose in the streets for hours and taunted by crowds to attack. REUTERS/Stringer

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A homeless Indonesian sleeps on a pushcart in Jakarta February 2, 2009. REUTERS/Beawiharta

A homeless Indonesian sleeps on a pushcart in Jakarta February 2, 2009. REUTERS/Beawiharta

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Britain's leader of the opposition Conservative Party David Cameron and his wife Samantha return to their home in west London February 25, 2009. The couple's disabled six-year-old son Ivan died after being taken ill overnight, a Conservative Party spokeswoman said. REUTERS

Britain's leader of the opposition Conservative Party David Cameron and his wife Samantha return to their home in west London February 25, 2009. The couple's disabled six-year-old son Ivan died after being taken ill overnight, a Conservative Party spokeswoman said. REUTERS

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Switzerland's Roger Federer cries as he watches the trophy being handed, by Tennis Australia President Geoff Pollard (L), to Spain's Rafael Nadal after their men's singles final match at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne February 1, 2009. Looking on is Kia Motors President Euisun Chung (2nd L). REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

Switzerland's Roger Federer cries as he watches the trophy being handed, by Tennis Australia President Geoff Pollard (L), to Spain's Rafael Nadal after their men's singles final match at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne February 1, 2009. Looking on is Kia Motors President Euisun Chung (2nd L). REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes (L) keeps both feet in the end zone as he beats Arizona Cardinals safety Aaron Francisco to catch the game winning touchdown pass late in the fourth quarter of the NFL's Super Bowl XLIII game in Tampa, Florida, February 1, 2009. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes (L) keeps both feet in the end zone as he beats Arizona Cardinals safety Aaron Francisco to catch the game winning touchdown pass late in the fourth quarter of the NFL's Super Bowl XLIII game in Tampa, Florida, February 1, 2009. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

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Snow falls over the Wumen Gate of the Forbidden City at night in Beijing February 17, 2009. China took credit for the first snowfall of the winter in Beijing, saying it fired sticks of chemicals into the sky to seed clouds in a bid to end a persistent drought. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Snow falls over the Wumen Gate of the Forbidden City at night in Beijing February 17, 2009. China took credit for the first snowfall of the winter in Beijing, saying it fired sticks of chemicals into the sky to seed clouds in a bid to end a persistent drought. REUTERS/Jason Lee

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British singer Duffy watches the Kings of Leon perform at the Brit Awards at Earls Court in London February 18, 2009. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

British singer Duffy watches the Kings of Leon perform at the Brit Awards at Earls Court in London February 18, 2009. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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Exhibitors are seen beside a goat at the Stock Show in Fort Worth, Texas January 31, 2009. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

Exhibitors are seen beside a goat at the Stock Show in Fort Worth, Texas January 31, 2009. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

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Numbers on top of Azrieli Towers in Tel Aviv display exit poll results for three of Israel's parties (from left) Likud, Kadima and Yisrael Beiteinu February 10, 2009. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Numbers on top of Azrieli Towers in Tel Aviv display exit poll results for three of Israel's parties (from left) Likud, Kadima and Yisrael Beiteinu February 10, 2009. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

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People take a walk by the beach of Castelldefels in front of a new rain storm near Barcelona, February 4, 2009. The storm "Klaus" killed at least 15 people, destroyed roofs, felled trees and left millions in southwest France and northern Spain without power late last month. REUTERS/Gustau Nacarino

People take a walk by the beach of Castelldefels in front of a new rain storm near Barcelona, February 4, 2009. The storm "Klaus" killed at least 15 people, destroyed roofs, felled trees and left millions in southwest France and northern Spain without power late last month. REUTERS/Gustau Nacarino

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Actor Woody Harrelson pose during a photocall to promote the movie 'The Messenger' at the 59th Berlinale film festival in Berlin, February 9, 2009. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Actor Woody Harrelson pose during a photocall to promote the movie 'The Messenger' at the 59th Berlinale film festival in Berlin, February 9, 2009. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

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Actress Kate Winslet arrives on the red carpet for the screening of the movie 'The Reader' of the 59th Berlinale film festival in Berlin, February 6, 2009. REUTERS/Johannes Eisele

Actress Kate Winslet arrives on the red carpet for the screening of the movie 'The Reader' of the 59th Berlinale film festival in Berlin, February 6, 2009. REUTERS/Johannes Eisele

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Inside government-controlled Aleppo

Friday, December 02, 2016

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Tokyo Comic Con

Friday, December 02, 2016

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Lighting the National Christmas Tree

Friday, December 02, 2016

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Escaping the Islamic State frontlines

Friday, December 02, 2016

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The attack on Pearl Harbor

Thursday, December 01, 2016