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Rescuers prepare to enter the Xinxing coal mine to search for survivors following a gas explosion at the mine in Hegang, Heilongjiang Province November 22, 2009. The death toll from China's latest coal mine disaster reached 87 as hopes dimmed that more survivors would be found a day after a gas blast at a colliery in the country's far northeast. REUTERS/Aly Song

Rescuers prepare to enter the Xinxing coal mine to search for survivors following a gas explosion at the mine in Hegang, Heilongjiang Province November 22, 2009. The death toll from China's latest coal mine disaster reached 87 as hopes dimmed that more survivors would be found a day after a gas blast at a colliery in the country's far northeast. REUTERS/Aly Song

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People pose next to a wax figure of U.S. President Barack Obama at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in Shanghai November 12, 2009. REUTERS/Aly Song

People pose next to a wax figure of U.S. President Barack Obama at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in Shanghai November 12, 2009. REUTERS/Aly Song

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Pastor Charles Hudson cries as he looks at the damage to the Madison School, where Hudson worked with the anti-violence organization Bondage Busters, in Youngstown, Ohio November 21, 2009. Youngstown has 4,500 vacant structures in a city of about 75,000 people, and about 22,000 vacant parcels of land. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Pastor Charles Hudson cries as he looks at the damage to the Madison School, where Hudson worked with the anti-violence organization Bondage Busters, in Youngstown, Ohio November 21, 2009. Youngstown has 4,500 vacant structures in a city of about 75,000 people, and about 22,000 vacant parcels of land. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

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Ice forms on a public bus, following a snowfall in Taiyuan, Shanxi province November 11, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer

Ice forms on a public bus, following a snowfall in Taiyuan, Shanxi province November 11, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer

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A wooden cross floats amongst poppies that have been thrown into a fountain in Trafalgar Square during the Armistice Day of remembrance in central London November 11, 2009. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

A wooden cross floats amongst poppies that have been thrown into a fountain in Trafalgar Square during the Armistice Day of remembrance in central London November 11, 2009. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

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An actress from the Dseu Renaissance de Pikine theater group wearing traditional Toukouleur make-up and chewing a stick toothbrush waits for rehearsal to begin at a local community center at the slum neighborhood of Pikine in Senegal's capital Dakar, November 7, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

An actress from the Dseu Renaissance de Pikine theater group wearing traditional Toukouleur make-up and chewing a stick toothbrush waits for rehearsal to begin at a local community center at the slum neighborhood of Pikine in Senegal's capital Dakar, November 7, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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An man pulls a mare during the Sicab International Pre Horse Fair show in the Andalusian capital of Seville November 25, 2009. The show runs till November 28 and is dedicated exclusively to Spanish thoroughbreds. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo

An man pulls a mare during the Sicab International Pre Horse Fair show in the Andalusian capital of Seville November 25, 2009. The show runs till November 28 and is dedicated exclusively to Spanish thoroughbreds. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo

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A native Mapuche Indian boy stands in front of other members of the community in Temucuicui, Angol town near Temuco city, some 677 km (420 miles) south of Santiago, November 14, 2009. Members of the Mapuche communities are meeting to discuss Chile's indigenous politics and to claim from the government their ancestral rights to the land. REUTERS/Víctor Ruiz Caballero

A native Mapuche Indian boy stands in front of other members of the community in Temucuicui, Angol town near Temuco city, some 677 km (420 miles) south of Santiago, November 14, 2009. Members of the Mapuche communities are meeting to discuss Chile's indigenous politics and to claim from the government their ancestral rights to the land. REUTERS/Víctor Ruiz Caballero

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Guests stand inside RM 669 by artist Doug Wheeler during a media preview of the exhibit "Collection: MOCA's First Thirty Years" at MOCA Grand Avenue in Los Angeles November 12, 2009. Brought back from the brink of financial ruin by a philanthropist's $30 million gift, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles celebrates its turnaround this weekend with the most ambitious exhibition of its own iconic collection. REUTERS/Mario...more

Guests stand inside RM 669 by artist Doug Wheeler during a media preview of the exhibit "Collection: MOCA's First Thirty Years" at MOCA Grand Avenue in Los Angeles November 12, 2009. Brought back from the brink of financial ruin by a philanthropist's $30 million gift, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles celebrates its turnaround this weekend with the most ambitious exhibition of its own iconic collection. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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A torn campaign poster for Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah is seen on a wall in Herat November 2, 2009. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

A torn campaign poster for Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah is seen on a wall in Herat November 2, 2009. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

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Wadee Daoud, a five-year-old visually impaired Palestinian boy, reacts to light after a teacher opened the window blinds in his classroom at the Helen Keller Centre for blind and visually impaired children in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina September 10, 2009. The Centre was founded as a home for blind girls by English missionary, Mary Lovell, in the 1890s. Dr. Helen Keller visited the school in the 1950s and agreed...more

Wadee Daoud, a five-year-old visually impaired Palestinian boy, reacts to light after a teacher opened the window blinds in his classroom at the Helen Keller Centre for blind and visually impaired children in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina September 10, 2009. The Centre was founded as a home for blind girls by English missionary, Mary Lovell, in the 1890s. Dr. Helen Keller visited the school in the 1950s and agreed to have her name adopted by the school. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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A Palestinian demonstrator places a Palestinian flag atop the controversial Israeli barrier during a protest marking the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in the West Bank village of Nilin November 6, 2009. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A Palestinian demonstrator places a Palestinian flag atop the controversial Israeli barrier during a protest marking the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in the West Bank village of Nilin November 6, 2009. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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A student receives a H1N1 vaccine injection at a hospital in Suining, Sichuan province November 11, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer

A student receives a H1N1 vaccine injection at a hospital in Suining, Sichuan province November 11, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer

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Taiwanese pianist Chen Kuan-yu performs during a concert in the middle of a rice paddy in Chishang Township, Taitung County November 7, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer

Taiwanese pianist Chen Kuan-yu performs during a concert in the middle of a rice paddy in Chishang Township, Taitung County November 7, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer

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A diver dressed as Santa Claus swims with dolphins at Hakkeijima Sea Paradise in Yokohama, south of Tokyo November 15, 2009. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

A diver dressed as Santa Claus swims with dolphins at Hakkeijima Sea Paradise in Yokohama, south of Tokyo November 15, 2009. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

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Traffic crosses over the new diagonal crossing at Oxford Circus in London November 2, 2009. The design of the new £5 million ($8.2 million) pound crossing was inspired by the Shibuya crossing in Tokyo and allows pedestrians to cross diagonally. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Traffic crosses over the new diagonal crossing at Oxford Circus in London November 2, 2009. The design of the new £5 million ($8.2 million) pound crossing was inspired by the Shibuya crossing in Tokyo and allows pedestrians to cross diagonally. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

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A model holds her shoes as she waits backstage ahead of a wedding dress show at China Fashion Week in Beijing November 3, 2009. REUTERS/Grace Liang

A model holds her shoes as she waits backstage ahead of a wedding dress show at China Fashion Week in Beijing November 3, 2009. REUTERS/Grace Liang

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Former servicemen cry as they say goodbye to their fellow soldiers following the end of their army service term at a railway station in Shijiazhuang, Hebei province November 25, 2009. REUTERS/China Daily (CHINA MILITARY SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA

Former servicemen cry as they say goodbye to their fellow soldiers following the end of their army service term at a railway station in Shijiazhuang, Hebei province November 25, 2009. REUTERS/China Daily (CHINA MILITARY SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA

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Patients wait for orders as another fixes a new net for the basketball court before their morning exercise at the Kunming Municipal Compulsory Rehabilitation Centre in Kunming, Yunnan province November 13, 2009. The Kunming Municipal Compulsory Rehabilitation Centre, who said they are the biggest drug rehabilitation centre in Asia, marks 20 years of its establishment this year with over 3200 patients currently registered. Patients...more

Patients wait for orders as another fixes a new net for the basketball court before their morning exercise at the Kunming Municipal Compulsory Rehabilitation Centre in Kunming, Yunnan province November 13, 2009. The Kunming Municipal Compulsory Rehabilitation Centre, who said they are the biggest drug rehabilitation centre in Asia, marks 20 years of its establishment this year with over 3200 patients currently registered. Patients undergo treatments incorporating a strict regime of physical exercises, re-education classes and medication. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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New Orleans Saints defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove (69) sits in the crowd after his team defeated the Carolina Panthers during their NFL football game at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana November 8, 2009. New Orleans won the game 30-20 improving their record to 8-0 for the fist time in franchise history. REUTERS/Sean Gardner

New Orleans Saints defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove (69) sits in the crowd after his team defeated the Carolina Panthers during their NFL football game at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana November 8, 2009. New Orleans won the game 30-20 improving their record to 8-0 for the fist time in franchise history. REUTERS/Sean Gardner

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The driver of a Soviet-made Pobeda smokes a cigarette while sitting on his vehicle during a photo call in Budapest's Memorial Park November 17, 2009. Good or bad, the cars sold like candy because there were so few of them. In the planned economy of the East, each country was assigned to produce a predetermined amount of goods, leaving most markets with far fewer cars than drivers. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

The driver of a Soviet-made Pobeda smokes a cigarette while sitting on his vehicle during a photo call in Budapest's Memorial Park November 17, 2009. Good or bad, the cars sold like candy because there were so few of them. In the planned economy of the East, each country was assigned to produce a predetermined amount of goods, leaving most markets with far fewer cars than drivers. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

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Rabbi Avraham Berkowitz climbs a flight of stairs during a visit with Chairman of Chabad network of international centre Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky (not in picture) inside Nariman House in Mumbai November 25, 2009. Nariman House, home to the Mumbai chapter of the Chabad-Lubavitch Jewish movement, was one of 10 sites attacked by gunmen during a 60-hour siege in the city that began on November 26, 2008. REUTERS/Punit Paranjpe

Rabbi Avraham Berkowitz climbs a flight of stairs during a visit with Chairman of Chabad network of international centre Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky (not in picture) inside Nariman House in Mumbai November 25, 2009. Nariman House, home to the Mumbai chapter of the Chabad-Lubavitch Jewish movement, was one of 10 sites attacked by gunmen during a 60-hour siege in the city that began on November 26, 2008. REUTERS/Punit Paranjpe

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People pray at the Bella Vista Assembly of God church in Bella Vista, Arkansas, November 8, 2009. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

People pray at the Bella Vista Assembly of God church in Bella Vista, Arkansas, November 8, 2009. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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Children wearing protective masks play in central square in the Ukrainian capital Kiev November 2, 2009. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Children wearing protective masks play in central square in the Ukrainian capital Kiev November 2, 2009. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

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People grieve and pray in St Thomas Church in southern Moscow, where Russian Orthodox priest Daniil Sysoyev was murdered, November 20, 2009. A masked gunman entered a church and murdered Sysoyev, who had received death threats for converting Muslims to Christianity and criticizing Islam, prosecutors and church officials said. REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov

People grieve and pray in St Thomas Church in southern Moscow, where Russian Orthodox priest Daniil Sysoyev was murdered, November 20, 2009. A masked gunman entered a church and murdered Sysoyev, who had received death threats for converting Muslims to Christianity and criticizing Islam, prosecutors and church officials said. REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov

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A young Buddhist monk holds a pair of sunglasses during a teaching session by spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, in Tawang, in the northeastern Indian state of Arunchal Pradesh November 10, 2009. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A young Buddhist monk holds a pair of sunglasses during a teaching session by spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, in Tawang, in the northeastern Indian state of Arunchal Pradesh November 10, 2009. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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Model Fayezah Ansari (C), wearing a creation by Pakistani designer Ather Hafeez and Sabeen Ali, reacts backstage while watching footage of designer Syed Rizwanullah taking the catwalk during Fashion Pakistan Week in Karachi on November 5, 2009. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Model Fayezah Ansari (C), wearing a creation by Pakistani designer Ather Hafeez and Sabeen Ali, reacts backstage while watching footage of designer Syed Rizwanullah taking the catwalk during Fashion Pakistan Week in Karachi on November 5, 2009. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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A passer-by takes a photo of a reproduction of the Berlin Wall outside the German Embassy in Madrid November 8, 2009. REUTERS/Susana Vera

A passer-by takes a photo of a reproduction of the Berlin Wall outside the German Embassy in Madrid November 8, 2009. REUTERS/Susana Vera

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The coffins of six British soldiers killed in Afghanistan are driven though the streets of Wootton Bassett in southwest England November 10, 2009. Six British servicemen were flown home on Tuesday -- five of whom were shot by a rogue Afghan policeman. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

The coffins of six British soldiers killed in Afghanistan are driven though the streets of Wootton Bassett in southwest England November 10, 2009. Six British servicemen were flown home on Tuesday -- five of whom were shot by a rogue Afghan policeman. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

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Andal Ampatuan Jr., a local mayor in Maguindanao province, is instructed by an agent as his photo is taken inside a detention cell at the National Bureau of Investigation in Manila November 27, 2009. Philippine police filed murder charges against the main suspect in the massacre of 57 people in the south of the country this week as authorities moved to dismantle his clan's control over the region. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

Andal Ampatuan Jr., a local mayor in Maguindanao province, is instructed by an agent as his photo is taken inside a detention cell at the National Bureau of Investigation in Manila November 27, 2009. Philippine police filed murder charges against the main suspect in the massacre of 57 people in the south of the country this week as authorities moved to dismantle his clan's control over the region. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

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Former Polish President Lech Walesa is hit by a camera man on a Segway personal transporter after pushing the first domino block on the corner of the Reichstag Gate in Berlin November 9, 2009, during celebrations to mark the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski (GERMANY)

Former Polish President Lech Walesa is hit by a camera man on a Segway personal transporter after pushing the first domino block on the corner of the Reichstag Gate in Berlin November 9, 2009, during celebrations to mark the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski (GERMANY)

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A dog stands in front of his house near the Madeira river in Velho port in northern Brazil, November 17, 2009. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL SOCIETY ANIMALS)

A dog stands in front of his house near the Madeira river in Velho port in northern Brazil, November 17, 2009. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL SOCIETY ANIMALS)

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A member of a cross-community group takes part in a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the collapse of the Berlin Wall, at a "Peace Line" in west Belfast, Northern Ireland November 9, 2009. "Peace Lines" or Walls were erected during "the troubles" to separate the Catholics and Protestants. The red lines across the person's face is caused by another photographer's auto focus assist. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton (NORTHERN...more

A member of a cross-community group takes part in a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the collapse of the Berlin Wall, at a "Peace Line" in west Belfast, Northern Ireland November 9, 2009. "Peace Lines" or Walls were erected during "the troubles" to separate the Catholics and Protestants. The red lines across the person's face is caused by another photographer's auto focus assist. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton (NORTHERN IRELAND ANNIVERSARY IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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The Collegers challenge the Oppidans during the Eton Wall Game at Eton college in Eton November 21, 2009. Originating from 1766, the game is played on a narrow strip 110 metres long up against a wall. The idea is to move the ball along the wall with your feet and score a goal at the far end. Goals are very rare, the last one scored was a hundred years ago in 1909. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

The Collegers challenge the Oppidans during the Eton Wall Game at Eton college in Eton November 21, 2009. Originating from 1766, the game is played on a narrow strip 110 metres long up against a wall. The idea is to move the ball along the wall with your feet and score a goal at the far end. Goals are very rare, the last one scored was a hundred years ago in 1909. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

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A woman cries as she attends a reburial ceremony in Ukraine's western town of Lviv, 500 km (312 miles) west of Kiev, November 28, 2009. During the third wave of the famine in 1946-47 in the USSR, historians believe up to a million died as Soviet authorities imposed heavy harvest quotas and requisitioned grain. About 600 famine victims were reburied in Lviv. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A woman cries as she attends a reburial ceremony in Ukraine's western town of Lviv, 500 km (312 miles) west of Kiev, November 28, 2009. During the third wave of the famine in 1946-47 in the USSR, historians believe up to a million died as Soviet authorities imposed heavy harvest quotas and requisitioned grain. About 600 famine victims were reburied in Lviv. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

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"Courage", the National Thanksgiving Turkey, is pictured on the North Portico of the White House in Washington, November 25, 2009, before being pardoned by U.S. President Barack Obama. REUTERS/Jason Reed

"Courage", the National Thanksgiving Turkey, is pictured on the North Portico of the White House in Washington, November 25, 2009, before being pardoned by U.S. President Barack Obama. REUTERS/Jason Reed

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A suspect is frisked by a policeman patrolling the slum district of Petare in Caracas November 21, 2009. The dozens of murders every weekend in Caracas are just the tip of a crime problem that polls show is Venezuelans' main daily concern. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

A suspect is frisked by a policeman patrolling the slum district of Petare in Caracas November 21, 2009. The dozens of murders every weekend in Caracas are just the tip of a crime problem that polls show is Venezuelans' main daily concern. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

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Ajmal sits next to the body of his brother, who was killed in a bomb blast in Rawalpindi, at the morgue in a hospital in the outskirts of the capital Islamabad November 2, 2009. A suspected Taliban suicide bomb killed at least 24 people in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi on Monday, officials said, as the government announced a reward for the capture, dead or alive, of the group's leader. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood (PAKISTAN CONFLICT...more

Ajmal sits next to the body of his brother, who was killed in a bomb blast in Rawalpindi, at the morgue in a hospital in the outskirts of the capital Islamabad November 2, 2009. A suspected Taliban suicide bomb killed at least 24 people in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi on Monday, officials said, as the government announced a reward for the capture, dead or alive, of the group's leader. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood (PAKISTAN CONFLICT POLITICS CRIME LAW IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico rises from the canvas as referee Kenny Bayless sends Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines to a neutral corner during the fourth round of their WBO welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada November 14, 2009. Pacquiao won the title with a 12th round TKO. REUTERS/Steve Marcus (UNITED STATES SPORT BOXING)

Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico rises from the canvas as referee Kenny Bayless sends Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines to a neutral corner during the fourth round of their WBO welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada November 14, 2009. Pacquiao won the title with a 12th round TKO. REUTERS/Steve Marcus (UNITED STATES SPORT BOXING)

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Ice skaters from the Lee Valley Ice Rink and Olympic gold medallist Jayne Torvill (FRONT LEFT) perform at the media launch of the Somerset House Ice Rink in London November 15, 2009. The skaters created the shape of the number ten as this is the the tenth anniversary of the annual temporary winter ice rink, which opens to the public on Tuesday. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor (BRITAIN ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY SPORT)

Ice skaters from the Lee Valley Ice Rink and Olympic gold medallist Jayne Torvill (FRONT LEFT) perform at the media launch of the Somerset House Ice Rink in London November 15, 2009. The skaters created the shape of the number ten as this is the the tenth anniversary of the annual temporary winter ice rink, which opens to the public on Tuesday. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor (BRITAIN ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY SPORT)

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A tattooed drunk grimaces at a sobering-up station in Russia's southern city of Stavropol, November 12, 2009. Many of Moscow's sobering-up stations, of which there were plenty in the days of the Soviet regime, have been closed down due to lack of money. REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko (RUSSIA SOCIETY CRIME LAW HEALTH)

A tattooed drunk grimaces at a sobering-up station in Russia's southern city of Stavropol, November 12, 2009. Many of Moscow's sobering-up stations, of which there were plenty in the days of the Soviet regime, have been closed down due to lack of money. REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko (RUSSIA SOCIETY CRIME LAW HEALTH)

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Military service personnel take pictures of U.S. President Barack Obama at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Alaska November 12, 2009. Obama is en route to Tokyo to begin his first trip to Asia as President. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES POLITICS IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Military service personnel take pictures of U.S. President Barack Obama at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Alaska November 12, 2009. Obama is en route to Tokyo to begin his first trip to Asia as President. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES POLITICS IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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Rwandan officials look at a Jetlink plane that crashed into the VIP lounge at the Kigali airport November 12, 2009. A Rwandair passenger plane bound for Uganda crashed into the airport VIP lounge in Rwanda's capital on Thursday and killed one passenger, officials said. REUTERS/Hereward Holland (RWANDA DISASTER TRANSPORT IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Rwandan officials look at a Jetlink plane that crashed into the VIP lounge at the Kigali airport November 12, 2009. A Rwandair passenger plane bound for Uganda crashed into the airport VIP lounge in Rwanda's capital on Thursday and killed one passenger, officials said. REUTERS/Hereward Holland (RWANDA DISASTER TRANSPORT IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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An old bridge emerges from the dephs of the Barros de Luna reservoir, in the northern Spanish province of Leon, November 3, 2009. Time has almost run out to break deadlock on a U.N. climate deal supposed to be struck in Copenhagen next month, the United Nations and Denmark warned negotiators at a final preparatory meeting on Monday in Barcelona. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso (SPAIN ENVIRONMENT)

An old bridge emerges from the dephs of the Barros de Luna reservoir, in the northern Spanish province of Leon, November 3, 2009. Time has almost run out to break deadlock on a U.N. climate deal supposed to be struck in Copenhagen next month, the United Nations and Denmark warned negotiators at a final preparatory meeting on Monday in Barcelona. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso (SPAIN ENVIRONMENT)

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Two protestors from the 'Put People First' action group perform hand stands to protest during the G20 Finance Ministers meeting in St Andrews, Scotland November 7,2009. A tax on financial transactions to fund future bank bailouts should be considered with urgency, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said on Saturday, a significant departure from London's line to date. REUTERS/David Moir (BRITAIN POLITICS BUSINESS)

Two protestors from the 'Put People First' action group perform hand stands to protest during the G20 Finance Ministers meeting in St Andrews, Scotland November 7,2009. A tax on financial transactions to fund future bank bailouts should be considered with urgency, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said on Saturday, a significant departure from London's line to date. REUTERS/David Moir (BRITAIN POLITICS BUSINESS)

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A woman walks through an installation on Little Hunter Street called "Laneways By George! 2009", in Sydney November 6, 2009. The series of street art installations occupy various lanes and side streets along Sydney city's main thoroughfare, George Street. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne (AUSTRALIA SOCIETY)

A woman walks through an installation on Little Hunter Street called "Laneways By George! 2009", in Sydney November 6, 2009. The series of street art installations occupy various lanes and side streets along Sydney city's main thoroughfare, George Street. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne (AUSTRALIA SOCIETY)

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Forensic personnel prepare to remove the body of one of Garcia's security secretary Juan Arturo Esparza Garcia's bodyguards from a crime scene in the municipality of Garcia, on the outskirts of Monterrey November 4, 2009. Following a series of threats on the life of Garcia's Mayor Jaime Rodriguez Calderon by drug cartels, 30 gunmen attacked a truck transporting Esparza Garcia, a retired brigadier general who was working as a...more

Forensic personnel prepare to remove the body of one of Garcia's security secretary Juan Arturo Esparza Garcia's bodyguards from a crime scene in the municipality of Garcia, on the outskirts of Monterrey November 4, 2009. Following a series of threats on the life of Garcia's Mayor Jaime Rodriguez Calderon by drug cartels, 30 gunmen attacked a truck transporting Esparza Garcia, a retired brigadier general who was working as a security secretary for the municipality, killing him and four of his bodyguards, local media reported. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo (MEXICO CONFLICT SOCIETY MILITARY)

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Father Norman Weslin, a Catholic priest from Omaha, Nebraska, lies prostrate outside Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's office on Capitol Hill during a "House Call" rally against proposed healthcare reform legislation in Washington November 5, 2009. Weslin was forcibly removed by Capitol Hill police shortly after. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES POLITICS HEALTH IMAGES OF THE DAY RELIGION)

Father Norman Weslin, a Catholic priest from Omaha, Nebraska, lies prostrate outside Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's office on Capitol Hill during a "House Call" rally against proposed healthcare reform legislation in Washington November 5, 2009. Weslin was forcibly removed by Capitol Hill police shortly after. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES POLITICS HEALTH IMAGES OF THE DAY RELIGION)

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Afghan horsemen fight to take possession of a headless calf during a game of buzhkashi on the outskirts of Kabul November 6, 2009. The Afghan national sport of buzhkashi is played between two teams of horsemen competing to throw a beheaded 30 kg (66 lb) calf, goat, or sheep into a scoring circle. Only the best players, the chapandaz, get close to the carcass in the competition, and the winner receives prizes either in cash or kind...more

Afghan horsemen fight to take possession of a headless calf during a game of buzhkashi on the outskirts of Kabul November 6, 2009. The Afghan national sport of buzhkashi is played between two teams of horsemen competing to throw a beheaded 30 kg (66 lb) calf, goat, or sheep into a scoring circle. Only the best players, the chapandaz, get close to the carcass in the competition, and the winner receives prizes either in cash or kind that have been donated by a sponsor. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen (AFGHANISTAN ANIMALS SOCIETY)

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Actress Julie Dreyfuss poses during a red carpet event as a staff member guides her into position at the Japan premiere of the movie "Inglourious Basterds" in Tokyo November 4, 2009. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (JAPAN ENTERTAINMENT)

Actress Julie Dreyfuss poses during a red carpet event as a staff member guides her into position at the Japan premiere of the movie "Inglourious Basterds" in Tokyo November 4, 2009. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (JAPAN ENTERTAINMENT)

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A labourer walks in front a poster at the construction site of Africa pavilion at the 2010 World Expo site in Shanghai, November 3, 2009. The fourth ministerial meeting of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) will be held in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh from November 8 to 9. Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, and leaders from other African countries will attend the opening ceremony,...more

A labourer walks in front a poster at the construction site of Africa pavilion at the 2010 World Expo site in Shanghai, November 3, 2009. The fourth ministerial meeting of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) will be held in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh from November 8 to 9. Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, and leaders from other African countries will attend the opening ceremony, Xinhua News Agency reported. Picture taken November 3, 2009. REUTERS/China Daily (CHINA BUSINESS SOCIETY POLITICS EMPLOYMENT) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA

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Race-goers are seen in the member's enclosure before the running of the Melbourne Cup at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne November 3, 2009. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas (AUSTRALIA SPORT HORSE RACING IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Race-goers are seen in the member's enclosure before the running of the Melbourne Cup at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne November 3, 2009. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas (AUSTRALIA SPORT HORSE RACING IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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Paramilitary officials and volunteers remove an injured passenger from a train after it collided with another in Karachi November 3, 2009. At least 12 passengers were killed and 38 injured after the passenger train collided with a cargo train in the Landhi area of Karachi, railway officials said. REUTERS/Adrees Latif (PAKISTAN DISASTER TRANSPORT)

Paramilitary officials and volunteers remove an injured passenger from a train after it collided with another in Karachi November 3, 2009. At least 12 passengers were killed and 38 injured after the passenger train collided with a cargo train in the Landhi area of Karachi, railway officials said. REUTERS/Adrees Latif (PAKISTAN DISASTER TRANSPORT)

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Lady Gaga smashes glass during the performance of her song "Speechless" at the 2009 American Music Awards in Los Angeles, California November 22, 2009. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Lady Gaga smashes glass during the performance of her song "Speechless" at the 2009 American Music Awards in Los Angeles, California November 22, 2009. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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Relatives of miners who were killed in a gas explosion wait to meet officials at the entrance of Xinxing Coal Mine in Hegang, Heilongjiang province November 23, 2009. REUTERS/Aly Song

Relatives of miners who were killed in a gas explosion wait to meet officials at the entrance of Xinxing Coal Mine in Hegang, Heilongjiang province November 23, 2009. REUTERS/Aly Song

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Jailed suspect Amanda Knox talks with a penitentiary police as she is led from court after a murder trial session in Perugia November 20, 2009. Defendants Knox and Raffaele Sollecito are on trial for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher in November 2007. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Jailed suspect Amanda Knox talks with a penitentiary police as she is led from court after a murder trial session in Perugia November 20, 2009. Defendants Knox and Raffaele Sollecito are on trial for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher in November 2007. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

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A tourist poses next to Victoria's Secret models following thier appearance in New York's Times Square to celebrate the return of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show to New York, November 18, 2009. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (UNITED STATES FASHION ENTERTAINMENT)

A tourist poses next to Victoria's Secret models following thier appearance in New York's Times Square to celebrate the return of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show to New York, November 18, 2009. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (UNITED STATES FASHION ENTERTAINMENT)

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A ceremonial officer prepares for the annual State Opening of Parliament ceremony in London November 18, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN POLITICS)

A ceremonial officer prepares for the annual State Opening of Parliament ceremony in London November 18, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN POLITICS)

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Accused Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk, covered in a blanket and in a wheelchair, is helped in a courtroom in Munich November 30, 2009. Demjanjuk, an 89-year-old former U.S. auto worker, went on trial in Germany facing charges he helped force 27,900 Jews into gas chambers in Sobibor extermination camp in 1943. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

Accused Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk, covered in a blanket and in a wheelchair, is helped in a courtroom in Munich November 30, 2009. Demjanjuk, an 89-year-old former U.S. auto worker, went on trial in Germany facing charges he helped force 27,900 Jews into gas chambers in Sobibor extermination camp in 1943. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

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Algerian policemen stand guard at the damaged customer service office of mobile telephone company Djeezy, part of Egyptian telecommunications group Orascom, in Algiers November 16, 2009. A crowd of Algerian football supporters attacked the headquarters of the Algerian subsidiary of Egypt's Orascom Telecom, smashing windows and destroying office equipment, the company said on Monday. FIFA should have postponed Saturday's tense World...more

Algerian policemen stand guard at the damaged customer service office of mobile telephone company Djeezy, part of Egyptian telecommunications group Orascom, in Algiers November 16, 2009. A crowd of Algerian football supporters attacked the headquarters of the Algerian subsidiary of Egypt's Orascom Telecom, smashing windows and destroying office equipment, the company said on Monday. FIFA should have postponed Saturday's tense World Cup qualifier between Egypt and Algeria after the visiting team bus was attacked in Cairo, Algeria midfielder Khaled Lemmouchia said. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra (ALGERIA SPORT SOCCER CONFLICT POLITICS BUSINESS)

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A protestor holds a candle during a demonstration against the WTO in Geneva November 30, 2009. The 153-member World Trade Organisation (WTO) is holding its seventh ministerial conference in its Geneva base from November 30 to December 2. REUTERS/Valentin Flauraud

A protestor holds a candle during a demonstration against the WTO in Geneva November 30, 2009. The 153-member World Trade Organisation (WTO) is holding its seventh ministerial conference in its Geneva base from November 30 to December 2. REUTERS/Valentin Flauraud

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People in traditional Bavarian dresses known as 'Buttenmandl' and 'Krampussen' leave a barnyard to parade through Bischofswiesen near Berchtesgaden November 29, 2009. Buttenmandl and Krampusse are unmarried men, dressed in straw and skins with animal masks or skins over their heads and large cow-bells tied around their necks with which they make loud and horrible noises. They follow Saint Nicholas from house to house every year to...more

People in traditional Bavarian dresses known as 'Buttenmandl' and 'Krampussen' leave a barnyard to parade through Bischofswiesen near Berchtesgaden November 29, 2009. Buttenmandl and Krampusse are unmarried men, dressed in straw and skins with animal masks or skins over their heads and large cow-bells tied around their necks with which they make loud and horrible noises. They follow Saint Nicholas from house to house every year to bring luck to the good and punish the idle. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

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Waiters dressed in Santa Claus costumes gesture as they welcome Christmas during a photo opportunity on a pub street in Nanjing, Jiangsu province November 30, 2009. REUTERS/Jeff Xu

Waiters dressed in Santa Claus costumes gesture as they welcome Christmas during a photo opportunity on a pub street in Nanjing, Jiangsu province November 30, 2009. REUTERS/Jeff Xu

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Police officers detain a protestor after he was beaten by Communist supporters for throwing paint onto a monument of Bolshevik leader and Soviet State founder Vladimir Lenin in Kiev, November 27, 2009. The statue was unveiled after restoration following its vandalism, carried out by a nationalist group in June 2009. REUTERS/Vladimir Sindeyev

Police officers detain a protestor after he was beaten by Communist supporters for throwing paint onto a monument of Bolshevik leader and Soviet State founder Vladimir Lenin in Kiev, November 27, 2009. The statue was unveiled after restoration following its vandalism, carried out by a nationalist group in June 2009. REUTERS/Vladimir Sindeyev

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Britain's Andy Murray reacts during his ATP World Tour Finals tennis match against Spain's Fernando Verdasco at the 02 Arena in London November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Britain's Andy Murray reacts during his ATP World Tour Finals tennis match against Spain's Fernando Verdasco at the 02 Arena in London November 26, 2009. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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An Israeli police officer leans on a bus next to a dummy during a drill simulating a bomb attack near the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City November 25, 2009. Some 300 policemen, firefighters and rescue workers took part in a routine drill on Wednesday to help increase preparedness for emergency situations in civilian areas. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

An Israeli police officer leans on a bus next to a dummy during a drill simulating a bomb attack near the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City November 25, 2009. Some 300 policemen, firefighters and rescue workers took part in a routine drill on Wednesday to help increase preparedness for emergency situations in civilian areas. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

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A vendor walks past holding a portrait of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej outside a shop that sells flags and portraits of the royal family members in Bangkok November 25, 2009. King Bhumibol, who will be turning 82 on December 5, remains in the hospital since his admission in mid-September. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

A vendor walks past holding a portrait of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej outside a shop that sells flags and portraits of the royal family members in Bangkok November 25, 2009. King Bhumibol, who will be turning 82 on December 5, remains in the hospital since his admission in mid-September. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

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Policemen cover their noses while guarding the recovery of victims from a shallow grave at the massacre site of a political clan that included several journalists in the outskirts of Ampatuan, Maguindanao in southern Philippines November 25, 2009. The latest death toll in the massacre is 52, police said on Wednesday. REUTERS/Erik de Castro (PHILIPPINES CRIME LAW CONFLICT MILITARY POLITICS IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Policemen cover their noses while guarding the recovery of victims from a shallow grave at the massacre site of a political clan that included several journalists in the outskirts of Ampatuan, Maguindanao in southern Philippines November 25, 2009. The latest death toll in the massacre is 52, police said on Wednesday. REUTERS/Erik de Castro (PHILIPPINES CRIME LAW CONFLICT MILITARY POLITICS IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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An Afghan policeman frisks an Afghan man at a checkpoint near of the Forward Operating Base (FOB) Tillman November 24, 2009. REUTERS/Bruno Domingos (AFGHANISTAN SOCIETY MILITARY)

An Afghan policeman frisks an Afghan man at a checkpoint near of the Forward Operating Base (FOB) Tillman November 24, 2009. REUTERS/Bruno Domingos (AFGHANISTAN SOCIETY MILITARY)

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French riot policemen stand guard near a destroyed car at a street in Roubaix after groups of people set fire to garbage cans and vehicles, plundered a store and threw stones at the fire brigade after Algeria beat Egypt to qualify for the 2010 World Cup, early November 19, 2009. REUTERS/Farid Allouache (FRANCE CONFLICT)

French riot policemen stand guard near a destroyed car at a street in Roubaix after groups of people set fire to garbage cans and vehicles, plundered a store and threw stones at the fire brigade after Algeria beat Egypt to qualify for the 2010 World Cup, early November 19, 2009. REUTERS/Farid Allouache (FRANCE CONFLICT)

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