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A competitor crosses the Start/Finish line during the Northern Ireland Bog Snorkeling Championships in Peatlands Park, Dungannon, County Tyrone July 26, 2009. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

A competitor crosses the Start/Finish line during the Northern Ireland Bog Snorkeling Championships in Peatlands Park, Dungannon, County Tyrone July 26, 2009. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

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Breakdancer Xiao Pan (C), 16, practices while his friends Xiao You (L), 16, and Xiao Pi watch outside the Sun Yat-sen memorial in Taipei July 29, 2009. REUTERS/Nicky Loh

Breakdancer Xiao Pan (C), 16, practices while his friends Xiao You (L), 16, and Xiao Pi watch outside the Sun Yat-sen memorial in Taipei July 29, 2009. REUTERS/Nicky Loh

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An ethnic Uighur girl points her toy pistol at another boy in a Muslim Uighur neighbourhood of Urumqi in China's Xinjiang Autonomous Region July 10, 2009. REUTERS/Nir Elias

An ethnic Uighur girl points her toy pistol at another boy in a Muslim Uighur neighbourhood of Urumqi in China's Xinjiang Autonomous Region July 10, 2009. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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A voodoo believer holds his son as they take part in a religious ceremony to clean their souls in the sea, at the town of Limonade in a zone known as Borde du mer, Cap Haitien, July 25, 2009. Thousands of believers sacrifice animals and pray in mud pools during three days of festival asking the voodoo spirits for help with money, the future and children. REUTERS/ Eduardo Munoz

A voodoo believer holds his son as they take part in a religious ceremony to clean their souls in the sea, at the town of Limonade in a zone known as Borde du mer, Cap Haitien, July 25, 2009. Thousands of believers sacrifice animals and pray in mud pools during three days of festival asking the voodoo spirits for help with money, the future and children. REUTERS/ Eduardo Munoz

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Serena Williams of the U.S. holds her trophy after defeating Venus Williams of the U.S. in their Ladies' Singles finals match at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, July 4, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Serena Williams of the U.S. holds her trophy after defeating Venus Williams of the U.S. in their Ladies' Singles finals match at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, July 4, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville

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Co-Pilot Clint Nichols of Virgin Mother Ship Eve "White Knight Two", rests his hand out the cockpit before doing a test flight at Wittman Field site of the Experimental Aircraft Association Convention in Oshkosh, Wisconsin July 28, 2009. REUTERS/Allen Fredrickson

Co-Pilot Clint Nichols of Virgin Mother Ship Eve "White Knight Two", rests his hand out the cockpit before doing a test flight at Wittman Field site of the Experimental Aircraft Association Convention in Oshkosh, Wisconsin July 28, 2009. REUTERS/Allen Fredrickson

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A tourist walks up the staircase inside of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris July 13, 2009. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A tourist walks up the staircase inside of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris July 13, 2009. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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La Toya Jackson (R) and Janet Jackson (L), sisters of Michael Jackson, stand onstage with his children, Paris Katherine Jackson (2nd L) and Prince Michael Jackson II, during the memorial service for Michael Jackson at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, July 7, 2009. REUTERS/Mark J. Terrill/Pool

La Toya Jackson (R) and Janet Jackson (L), sisters of Michael Jackson, stand onstage with his children, Paris Katherine Jackson (2nd L) and Prince Michael Jackson II, during the memorial service for Michael Jackson at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, July 7, 2009. REUTERS/Mark J. Terrill/Pool

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A U.S. Army carry team moves the transfer case containing the body of Army private first class Dennis Joseph Pratt from Duncan, Oklahoma, at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, July 21, 2009. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer

A U.S. Army carry team moves the transfer case containing the body of Army private first class Dennis Joseph Pratt from Duncan, Oklahoma, at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, July 21, 2009. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer

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Pope Benedict XVI greets participants of the first European Meeting of University Students at the Vatican July 11, 2009. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano

Pope Benedict XVI greets participants of the first European Meeting of University Students at the Vatican July 11, 2009. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano

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A Jewish settler prays in the new unauthorised outpost of "Inbalim", close to the West Bank city of Ramallah, July 27, 2009. Israeli settlement expansion in the West Bank is at the heart of a rift between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. President Barack Obama, who has sent an envoy back to the region to try to reach agreement. REUTERS/Gil Cohen Magen

A Jewish settler prays in the new unauthorised outpost of "Inbalim", close to the West Bank city of Ramallah, July 27, 2009. Israeli settlement expansion in the West Bank is at the heart of a rift between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. President Barack Obama, who has sent an envoy back to the region to try to reach agreement. REUTERS/Gil Cohen Magen

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U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor (L) takes her seat for her U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings, accompanied by Judiciary Committee Chairman Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), on Capitol Hill in Washington July 13, 2009. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor (L) takes her seat for her U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings, accompanied by Judiciary Committee Chairman Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), on Capitol Hill in Washington July 13, 2009. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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A local resident walks on a dried-up riverbed at Huangyangchuan reservoir in Lanzhou, Gansu province July 16, 2009. REUTERS/China Daily

A local resident walks on a dried-up riverbed at Huangyangchuan reservoir in Lanzhou, Gansu province July 16, 2009. REUTERS/China Daily

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Relatives of a passenger on the Tupolev aircraft arrive at the crash site 150 km (93 miles) west of Tehran July 16, 2009. Two badly damaged black box recorders have been recovered from the Russian-built Caspian Airlines aircraft that crashed in Iran, killing all 168 people on board, official media reported. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi

Relatives of a passenger on the Tupolev aircraft arrive at the crash site 150 km (93 miles) west of Tehran July 16, 2009. Two badly damaged black box recorders have been recovered from the Russian-built Caspian Airlines aircraft that crashed in Iran, killing all 168 people on board, official media reported. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi

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A sealion wears a pair of protective glasses during a publicity stunt set up by the Sunshine International Aquarium in Tokyo, during a solar eclipse viewing event, July 22, 2009. Visitors watched the solar eclipse with the sealion as part of the promotional event. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

A sealion wears a pair of protective glasses during a publicity stunt set up by the Sunshine International Aquarium in Tokyo, during a solar eclipse viewing event, July 22, 2009. Visitors watched the solar eclipse with the sealion as part of the promotional event. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

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An athlete performs tricks on a trampoline as Air Canada unveils their new Boeing 777 painted in a 2010 Olympic Winter Games motive in Vancouver, British Columbia July 8, 2009. The plane decked out in Olympic sport scenes will be used on international routes to Europe and Asia. REUTERS/Andy Clark

An athlete performs tricks on a trampoline as Air Canada unveils their new Boeing 777 painted in a 2010 Olympic Winter Games motive in Vancouver, British Columbia July 8, 2009. The plane decked out in Olympic sport scenes will be used on international routes to Europe and Asia. REUTERS/Andy Clark

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Lightning strikes near the space shuttle Endeavour resting atop launch pad 39A during thunderstorms at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida July 10, 2009. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

Lightning strikes near the space shuttle Endeavour resting atop launch pad 39A during thunderstorms at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida July 10, 2009. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

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A Somali child holds ammunition as fighters loyal to Hisbul Islam party take part in a street fight against government forces in Mogadishu July 3, 2009. REUTERS/Omar Faruk

A Somali child holds ammunition as fighters loyal to Hisbul Islam party take part in a street fight against government forces in Mogadishu July 3, 2009. REUTERS/Omar Faruk

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A supporter of ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya cries while sitting next to the body of a fellow supporter who others claim was killed by soldiers in El Paraiso, near the border with Nicaragua, July 25, 2009. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

A supporter of ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya cries while sitting next to the body of a fellow supporter who others claim was killed by soldiers in El Paraiso, near the border with Nicaragua, July 25, 2009. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

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Canadian financial advisor Earl Jones is rushed out of the courthouse in Montreal, July 28, 2009. Jones, who investors say swindled them out of as much as C$50 million ($46.3 million) in a so-called Ponzi scheme, was released on bail. REUTERS/Shaun Best

Canadian financial advisor Earl Jones is rushed out of the courthouse in Montreal, July 28, 2009. Jones, who investors say swindled them out of as much as C$50 million ($46.3 million) in a so-called Ponzi scheme, was released on bail. REUTERS/Shaun Best

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A women's umbrella is blown inside out on a beach in Skegness, eastern England July 29, 2009. The Met Office is issuing a revised forecast for more unsettled weather well into the month, a far cry from the "barbecue summer" it predicted back in April. Britain's official forecaster said at the end of June that the rest of summer would probably be warmer than average with near average rainfall. REUTERS/Darren Staples

A women's umbrella is blown inside out on a beach in Skegness, eastern England July 29, 2009. The Met Office is issuing a revised forecast for more unsettled weather well into the month, a far cry from the "barbecue summer" it predicted back in April. Britain's official forecaster said at the end of June that the rest of summer would probably be warmer than average with near average rainfall. REUTERS/Darren Staples

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Frederick Wilson raises his hands to the window as he thanks God for his new home as the family inspects their new low income apartment in Grand Prairie, Texas July 2, 2009. The Wilson family moved to Texas after losing their jobs and their home in Minnesota. They ended up in a homeless shelter and through assistance with the National Urban League were able to find jobs, the Urban League is paying the rent on their new apartment as...more

Frederick Wilson raises his hands to the window as he thanks God for his new home as the family inspects their new low income apartment in Grand Prairie, Texas July 2, 2009. The Wilson family moved to Texas after losing their jobs and their home in Minnesota. They ended up in a homeless shelter and through assistance with the National Urban League were able to find jobs, the Urban League is paying the rent on their new apartment as they work to get back on their feet. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

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Ultra-Orthodox demonstrators scuffle with police during a protest in Jerusalem July 11, 2009 against the opening of a parking lot on the Jewish sabbath. Ultra-Orthodox Jews have clashed with police several times following the municipality's decision to open the parking lot on Saturdays. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

Ultra-Orthodox demonstrators scuffle with police during a protest in Jerusalem July 11, 2009 against the opening of a parking lot on the Jewish sabbath. Ultra-Orthodox Jews have clashed with police several times following the municipality's decision to open the parking lot on Saturdays. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

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A North Korean soldier kicks a goat on the banks of the Yalu River near the North Korean town of Sinuiju, July 5, 2009. REUTERS/Jacky Chen

A North Korean soldier kicks a goat on the banks of the Yalu River near the North Korean town of Sinuiju, July 5, 2009. REUTERS/Jacky Chen

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Fathima Lubna, 7, and her twin sister Fathima Lubaba (R) carry their five-month-old twin sisters at their residence in Kodinji village, in the southern Indian state of Kerala, July 27, 2009. Kodinji, with around 2000 families, has at least 204 pairs of twins, according to a survey by Twins and Kins Association (TAKA), a voluntary organisation. REUTERS/Arko Datta

Fathima Lubna, 7, and her twin sister Fathima Lubaba (R) carry their five-month-old twin sisters at their residence in Kodinji village, in the southern Indian state of Kerala, July 27, 2009. Kodinji, with around 2000 families, has at least 204 pairs of twins, according to a survey by Twins and Kins Association (TAKA), a voluntary organisation. REUTERS/Arko Datta

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Actress Kate Hudson (C) watches as the New York Yankees play the Tampa Bay Rays during their MLB American League game in St. Petersburg, Florida July 27, 2009. REUTERS/Scott Audette

Actress Kate Hudson (C) watches as the New York Yankees play the Tampa Bay Rays during their MLB American League game in St. Petersburg, Florida July 27, 2009. REUTERS/Scott Audette

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Unidentified athletes compete in the marathon leg of the Ironman Switzerland Triathlon in Zurich July 12, 2009. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Unidentified athletes compete in the marathon leg of the Ironman Switzerland Triathlon in Zurich July 12, 2009. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

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A group of deaf and mute villagers use sign language to communicate with each other at Dadhkai Village in the Doda district, 260 km (162 miles) north of Jammu, June 18, 2009. Silence reigns in this sleepy village nestled high up in the Himalayan mountains in northern India and where the majority of residents are either deaf or mute. Each of the 47 families in this village in Jammu and Kashmir state have a least one member who can...more

A group of deaf and mute villagers use sign language to communicate with each other at Dadhkai Village in the Doda district, 260 km (162 miles) north of Jammu, June 18, 2009. Silence reigns in this sleepy village nestled high up in the Himalayan mountains in northern India and where the majority of residents are either deaf or mute. Each of the 47 families in this village in Jammu and Kashmir state have a least one member who can neither hear nor speak. The first reported case dates back to 1931 and now the numbers have swelled to 82. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

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A man shaves as Marylebone Cricket Club members wait in a queue outside the ground before the second Ashes test cricket match between England and Australia at Lord's Cricket Ground in London July 16, 2009. REUTERS/Philip Brown

A man shaves as Marylebone Cricket Club members wait in a queue outside the ground before the second Ashes test cricket match between England and Australia at Lord's Cricket Ground in London July 16, 2009. REUTERS/Philip Brown

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Flamingo chicks gather before being ringed at the Fuente de Piedra natural reserve, near Malaga July 18, 2009. Around 600 flamingos are ringed and measured before being placed in the lagoon, one of the largest colonies of flamingos in Europe, according to the natural reserve authorities. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Flamingo chicks gather before being ringed at the Fuente de Piedra natural reserve, near Malaga July 18, 2009. Around 600 flamingos are ringed and measured before being placed in the lagoon, one of the largest colonies of flamingos in Europe, according to the natural reserve authorities. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

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The sun shines down 42nd Street below the landmark "Chrysler Building" (R) in New York City at sunset during the biannual occurrence named "Manhattanhenge" in New York July 12, 2009. "Manhattanhenge", named by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, occurs when the setting sun aligns itself with the east-west grid of streets in Manhattan, allowing the sun to shine down all streets at the same time. REUTERS/Mike Segar

The sun shines down 42nd Street below the landmark "Chrysler Building" (R) in New York City at sunset during the biannual occurrence named "Manhattanhenge" in New York July 12, 2009. "Manhattanhenge", named by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, occurs when the setting sun aligns itself with the east-west grid of streets in Manhattan, allowing the sun to shine down all streets at the same time. REUTERS/Mike Segar

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A hat, a pair of glasses and a glove sit on stage at the Michael Jackson public memorial at the Apollo Theater in New York June 30, 2009. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A hat, a pair of glasses and a glove sit on stage at the Michael Jackson public memorial at the Apollo Theater in New York June 30, 2009. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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Pitcher Andy Pettitte of the New York Yankees throw a pitch in the fourth inning against the Chicago White Sox during their MLB American League game in Chicago, Illinois July 30, 2009. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes

Pitcher Andy Pettitte of the New York Yankees throw a pitch in the fourth inning against the Chicago White Sox during their MLB American League game in Chicago, Illinois July 30, 2009. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes

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Worshippers pray during Friday prayers in Tehran July 24, 2009. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi

Worshippers pray during Friday prayers in Tehran July 24, 2009. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi

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A boy plays under a giant Honduran flag during a demonstration supporting the leaders of the coup that ousted Honduran president Manuel Zelaya, in San Pedro Sula July 9, 2009. REUTERS/Daniel LeClair

A boy plays under a giant Honduran flag during a demonstration supporting the leaders of the coup that ousted Honduran president Manuel Zelaya, in San Pedro Sula July 9, 2009. REUTERS/Daniel LeClair

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U.S. President Barack Obama walks with an unidentified guide (R) and his daughters Sasha (C) and Malia (L) during their tour of Cape Coast Castle, a former slave holding facility, in the Ghanaian town of Cape Coast, July 11, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama walks with an unidentified guide (R) and his daughters Sasha (C) and Malia (L) during their tour of Cape Coast Castle, a former slave holding facility, in the Ghanaian town of Cape Coast, July 11, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Reed

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Australia's Lauren Mitchell competes in the uneven bars event at the Japan Cup 2009 Artistic Gymnastics competition in Chiba, east of Tokyo July 18, 2009. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Australia's Lauren Mitchell competes in the uneven bars event at the Japan Cup 2009 Artistic Gymnastics competition in Chiba, east of Tokyo July 18, 2009. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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A boy jumps into the Yangtze River to cool down in Wuhan, Hubei province July 18, 2009. A heat wave hit Wuhan with temperature exceeding 39 degrees Celsius (102.2 degrees Fahrenheit), local media reported. REUTERS/China Daily

A boy jumps into the Yangtze River to cool down in Wuhan, Hubei province July 18, 2009. A heat wave hit Wuhan with temperature exceeding 39 degrees Celsius (102.2 degrees Fahrenheit), local media reported. REUTERS/China Daily

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Rio's residents carry crosses during a protest against violence at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro July 26, 2009. The NGO Rio de Paz (Peace Rio) held the protest on the beach with the relatives of victims of violence. Famous for its beaches and the "biggest party in the world" at Carnival time, Brazil's second-biggest city is plagued by a vast gap between rich and poor that helps breed violent crime, including a huge drug trade,...more

Rio's residents carry crosses during a protest against violence at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro July 26, 2009. The NGO Rio de Paz (Peace Rio) held the protest on the beach with the relatives of victims of violence. Famous for its beaches and the "biggest party in the world" at Carnival time, Brazil's second-biggest city is plagued by a vast gap between rich and poor that helps breed violent crime, including a huge drug trade, murders and assaults. REUTERS/Bruno Domingos

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Australian athletes Samantha Lily (R) and Erica Peter hug during the swimming competition at the World Dwarf Games in Larne Leisure centre, twenty miles north of Belfast, July 28,2009. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

Australian athletes Samantha Lily (R) and Erica Peter hug during the swimming competition at the World Dwarf Games in Larne Leisure centre, twenty miles north of Belfast, July 28,2009. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

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Cristie Kerr of the US watches her sand shot on the eighth hole during the third round of the U.S. Women's Open golf championship at the Saucon Valley Country Club in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, July 11, 2009. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Cristie Kerr of the US watches her sand shot on the eighth hole during the third round of the U.S. Women's Open golf championship at the Saucon Valley Country Club in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, July 11, 2009. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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A hotel guest leaves the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Jakarta July 18, 2009. Seven foreigners were among those killed in the bomb attacks on two luxury hotels in Indonesia's capital, the Jakarta Post newspaper reported on Saturday, citing a police official. REUTERS/Supri

A hotel guest leaves the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Jakarta July 18, 2009. Seven foreigners were among those killed in the bomb attacks on two luxury hotels in Indonesia's capital, the Jakarta Post newspaper reported on Saturday, citing a police official. REUTERS/Supri

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Spectators help a model as she presents a creation by Scherer Gonzales at the Berlin Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2010 in Berlin July 4, 2009. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Spectators help a model as she presents a creation by Scherer Gonzales at the Berlin Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2010 in Berlin July 4, 2009. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

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U.S. President Barack Obama (C) and France's President Nicolas Sarkozy (R) take their places with junior G8 delegates, including Brazil's Mayora Tavares (L), for a family photo at the G8 summit in L'Aquila, Italy July 9, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama (C) and France's President Nicolas Sarkozy (R) take their places with junior G8 delegates, including Brazil's Mayora Tavares (L), for a family photo at the G8 summit in L'Aquila, Italy July 9, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Reed

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Children stand on "The Ledge" and look down through a glass floor 1,353 feet (412 meters) above Wacker Drive in Chicago July 1, 2009. The Ledge is part of Skydeck Chicago located on the 103rd floor of the Sears Tower. REUTERS/Frank Polich

Children stand on "The Ledge" and look down through a glass floor 1,353 feet (412 meters) above Wacker Drive in Chicago July 1, 2009. The Ledge is part of Skydeck Chicago located on the 103rd floor of the Sears Tower. REUTERS/Frank Polich

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Russian soldiers make parachute jumps during a training session for the upcoming joint anti-terror military drill in Taonan, Jilin province July 21, 2009. About 1,300 troops from Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) and 1,300 Russian troops are preparing for the five-day joint anti-terror military exercise, code-named "Peace Mission-2009" scheduled from July 22, Xinhua News Agency reported. REUTERS/China Daily

Russian soldiers make parachute jumps during a training session for the upcoming joint anti-terror military drill in Taonan, Jilin province July 21, 2009. About 1,300 troops from Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) and 1,300 Russian troops are preparing for the five-day joint anti-terror military exercise, code-named "Peace Mission-2009" scheduled from July 22, Xinhua News Agency reported. REUTERS/China Daily

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A man dressed as Spider-Man patrols downtown Milan July 16, 2009. Several people dressed in costumes of fictional superheroes conducted a mock security patrol on Thursday night to protest Italy's centre-right coalition's tough new law against illegal immigration. The law allows "citizen groups" to patrol streets in a lookout for public order offences. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

A man dressed as Spider-Man patrols downtown Milan July 16, 2009. Several people dressed in costumes of fictional superheroes conducted a mock security patrol on Thursday night to protest Italy's centre-right coalition's tough new law against illegal immigration. The law allows "citizen groups" to patrol streets in a lookout for public order offences. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

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A fisherman and his wife fish in the waters of Vembanad Lake in the southern Indian city of Kochi June 30, 2009. REUTERS/Sivaram V

A fisherman and his wife fish in the waters of Vembanad Lake in the southern Indian city of Kochi June 30, 2009. REUTERS/Sivaram V

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Fans cheer after picking up tickets for Michael Jackson's memorial at Dodgers stadium in Los Angeles July 6, 2009. The memorial for the pop star will be held at Staples Center in Los Angeles July 7. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Fans cheer after picking up tickets for Michael Jackson's memorial at Dodgers stadium in Los Angeles July 6, 2009. The memorial for the pop star will be held at Staples Center in Los Angeles July 7. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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Huan Chen Jiang, 48, who was injured during riots in Urumqi, is seen in a hospital in the city during an official government tour for the media, Xinjiang province July 6, 2009. China calls ethnic unrest that killed 140 in China's western Xinjiang region a plot against its power, and a high profile Chinese Uighur exiled in Taiwan says Beijing has "poured oil on the flame" of ethnic unrest. REUTERS/Nir Elias

Huan Chen Jiang, 48, who was injured during riots in Urumqi, is seen in a hospital in the city during an official government tour for the media, Xinjiang province July 6, 2009. China calls ethnic unrest that killed 140 in China's western Xinjiang region a plot against its power, and a high profile Chinese Uighur exiled in Taiwan says Beijing has "poured oil on the flame" of ethnic unrest. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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African immigrants and refugees protest over new gate controls at the Marsa Open Centre, outside Valletta, July 27, 2009, imposed by the centre's management to keep check on people entering and leaving the centre. The centre houses around 800 immigrants. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

African immigrants and refugees protest over new gate controls at the Marsa Open Centre, outside Valletta, July 27, 2009, imposed by the centre's management to keep check on people entering and leaving the centre. The centre houses around 800 immigrants. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

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Director Quentin Tarantino sings autographs as he arrives on the red carpet for the German premiere of the film "Inglourious Basterds" in Berlin, July 28, 2009. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Director Quentin Tarantino sings autographs as he arrives on the red carpet for the German premiere of the film "Inglourious Basterds" in Berlin, July 28, 2009. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

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A frontier policeman carries his colleague from their vehicle to a hospital after an encounter with suspected Muslim militants on a roadside in southern Thailand's Pattani province, July 13, 2009. The confrontation left two patrolling frontier policeman injured, police said. No deaths were reported. REUTERS/Stringer

A frontier policeman carries his colleague from their vehicle to a hospital after an encounter with suspected Muslim militants on a roadside in southern Thailand's Pattani province, July 13, 2009. The confrontation left two patrolling frontier policeman injured, police said. No deaths were reported. REUTERS/Stringer

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A rescuer holding a two-year-old tries to close a window on the girl's suicidal father who is trying to jump from the eighth floor of an apartment block in Chengdu, Sichuan province, July 7, 2009. Rescuers managed to distract the man while another snatched the girl and brought her to safety. The man, who later tested positive for drugs, was arrested and taken into custody, according to China Daily. REUTERS/China Daily

A rescuer holding a two-year-old tries to close a window on the girl's suicidal father who is trying to jump from the eighth floor of an apartment block in Chengdu, Sichuan province, July 7, 2009. Rescuers managed to distract the man while another snatched the girl and brought her to safety. The man, who later tested positive for drugs, was arrested and taken into custody, according to China Daily. REUTERS/China Daily

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Real Madrid's new Portuguese soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo poses with Real Madrid's trophies, at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, July 6, 2009. REUTERS/Juan Medina

Real Madrid's new Portuguese soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo poses with Real Madrid's trophies, at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, July 6, 2009. REUTERS/Juan Medina

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U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner (R) taps on the back of China's Vice Premier Wang Qishan as he goes the wrong way after a photo session at the first joint meeting of the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Washington, July 27, 2009. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner (R) taps on the back of China's Vice Premier Wang Qishan as he goes the wrong way after a photo session at the first joint meeting of the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Washington, July 27, 2009. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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Astana rider Lance Armstrong of the U.S. (R) awaits the start of the tenth stage of the 96th Tour de France cycling race between Limoges and Issoudun, July 14, 2009. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Astana rider Lance Armstrong of the U.S. (R) awaits the start of the tenth stage of the 96th Tour de France cycling race between Limoges and Issoudun, July 14, 2009. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

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