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Pictures of the year 2008

<p>U.S. Air Force pararescuemen leap from a CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter during a training mission over Djibouti in this June 9, 2008 picture.  REUTERS/Johansen Laurel/U.S. Navy/Handout</p>

U.S. Air Force pararescuemen leap from a CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter during a training mission over Djibouti in this June 9, 2008 picture. REUTERS/Johansen Laurel/U.S. Navy/Handout

U.S. Air Force pararescuemen leap from a CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter during a training mission over Djibouti in this June 9, 2008 picture. REUTERS/Johansen Laurel/U.S. Navy/Handout

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<p>Sarah Salley of New Orleans walks through floodwaters on the New Orleans lakefront after Hurricane Gustav hit New Orleans, Louisiana September 1, 2008.  REUTERS/Dave Martin </p>

Sarah Salley of New Orleans walks through floodwaters on the New Orleans lakefront after Hurricane Gustav hit New Orleans, Louisiana September 1, 2008. REUTERS/Dave Martin

Sarah Salley of New Orleans walks through floodwaters on the New Orleans lakefront after Hurricane Gustav hit New Orleans, Louisiana September 1, 2008. REUTERS/Dave Martin

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<p>Protestors hold signs behind Richard Fuld, Chairman and Chief Executive of Lehman Brothers Holdings, as he takes his seat to testify at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the causes and effects of the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy, on Capitol Hill in Washington, October 6, 2008. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst </p>

Protestors hold signs behind Richard Fuld, Chairman and Chief Executive of Lehman Brothers Holdings, as he takes his seat to testify at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the causes and effects of the Lehman Brothers...more

Protestors hold signs behind Richard Fuld, Chairman and Chief Executive of Lehman Brothers Holdings, as he takes his seat to testify at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the causes and effects of the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy, on Capitol Hill in Washington, October 6, 2008. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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<p>Unidentified hostages stand inside a bank branch in Altagracia de Orituco in the central state of Guarico, some 350 km (217 miles) south from Caracas, January 29, 2008. REUTERS/Edwin Montilva </p>

Unidentified hostages stand inside a bank branch in Altagracia de Orituco in the central state of Guarico, some 350 km (217 miles) south from Caracas, January 29, 2008. REUTERS/Edwin Montilva

Unidentified hostages stand inside a bank branch in Altagracia de Orituco in the central state of Guarico, some 350 km (217 miles) south from Caracas, January 29, 2008. REUTERS/Edwin Montilva

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<p>Michael Phelps and Garrett Weber-Gale celebrate after the U.S. won the men's 4x100m freestyle relay swimming final at the National Aquatics Center during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 11, 2008. REUTERS/David Gray </p>

Michael Phelps and Garrett Weber-Gale celebrate after the U.S. won the men's 4x100m freestyle relay swimming final at the National Aquatics Center during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 11, 2008. REUTERS/David Gray

Michael Phelps and Garrett Weber-Gale celebrate after the U.S. won the men's 4x100m freestyle relay swimming final at the National Aquatics Center during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 11, 2008. REUTERS/David Gray

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<p>Partners Bill Wilson (R) and Fernando Orlandi walk inside San Francisco City Hall as they prepare to get married on the first full day of legal same-sex marriage in California June 17, 2008. REUTERS/Erin Siegal </p>

Partners Bill Wilson (R) and Fernando Orlandi walk inside San Francisco City Hall as they prepare to get married on the first full day of legal same-sex marriage in California June 17, 2008. REUTERS/Erin Siegal

Partners Bill Wilson (R) and Fernando Orlandi walk inside San Francisco City Hall as they prepare to get married on the first full day of legal same-sex marriage in California June 17, 2008. REUTERS/Erin Siegal

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<p>Senator John McCain reacts to almost heading the wrong way off the stage after shaking hands with Barack Obama at the conclusion of the final presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, October 15, 2008. REUTERS/Jim Bourg </p>

Senator John McCain reacts to almost heading the wrong way off the stage after shaking hands with Barack Obama at the conclusion of the final presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, October 15, 2008. REUTERS/Jim Bourg more

Senator John McCain reacts to almost heading the wrong way off the stage after shaking hands with Barack Obama at the conclusion of the final presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, October 15, 2008. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

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<p>Then New York Governor Eliot Spitzer addresses the media with his wife Silda Wall Spitzer at his office in New York, March 10, 2008. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton </p>

Then New York Governor Eliot Spitzer addresses the media with his wife Silda Wall Spitzer at his office in New York, March 10, 2008. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Then New York Governor Eliot Spitzer addresses the media with his wife Silda Wall Spitzer at his office in New York, March 10, 2008. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

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<p>An Austrian police handout picture released April 28, 2008 shows Josef Fritzl suspected of keeping his daughter prisoner and abusing her for 24 years in the basement of a house in the small Austrian village of Amstetten.  REUTERS/HO/Police </p>

An Austrian police handout picture released April 28, 2008 shows Josef Fritzl suspected of keeping his daughter prisoner and abusing her for 24 years in the basement of a house in the small Austrian village of Amstetten. REUTERS/HO/Police

An Austrian police handout picture released April 28, 2008 shows Josef Fritzl suspected of keeping his daughter prisoner and abusing her for 24 years in the basement of a house in the small Austrian village of Amstetten. REUTERS/HO/Police

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<p>People run for cover as gunshots are fired from inside the Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai November 27, 2008. REUTERS/Punit Paranjpe </p>

People run for cover as gunshots are fired from inside the Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai November 27, 2008. REUTERS/Punit Paranjpe

People run for cover as gunshots are fired from inside the Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai November 27, 2008. REUTERS/Punit Paranjpe

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<p>Far-right anti-government protesters throw cobble stones, Molotov cocktails and shoes at Hungarian riot police in downtown Budapest, in front of a monument to the Soviet Red Army on September 20, 2008. REUTERS/Karoly Arvai</p>

Far-right anti-government protesters throw cobble stones, Molotov cocktails and shoes at Hungarian riot police in downtown Budapest, in front of a monument to the Soviet Red Army on September 20, 2008. REUTERS/Karoly Arvai

Far-right anti-government protesters throw cobble stones, Molotov cocktails and shoes at Hungarian riot police in downtown Budapest, in front of a monument to the Soviet Red Army on September 20, 2008. REUTERS/Karoly Arvai

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<p>A woman sifts through the debris of her home destroyed by Cyclone Nargis near Kunyangon May 9, 2008.  REUTERS/Adam Dean </p>

A woman sifts through the debris of her home destroyed by Cyclone Nargis near Kunyangon May 9, 2008. REUTERS/Adam Dean

A woman sifts through the debris of her home destroyed by Cyclone Nargis near Kunyangon May 9, 2008. REUTERS/Adam Dean

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<p>A Georgian man cries as he holds the body of his relative after a bombardment in Gori, 80 km (50 miles) from Tbilisi, August 9, 2008.  REUTERS/Gleb Garanich </p>

A Georgian man cries as he holds the body of his relative after a bombardment in Gori, 80 km (50 miles) from Tbilisi, August 9, 2008. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A Georgian man cries as he holds the body of his relative after a bombardment in Gori, 80 km (50 miles) from Tbilisi, August 9, 2008. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

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<p>U.N. peacekeepers cross a river after floods near Port-au-Prince, Haiti, September 7, 2008.  REUTERS/Evens Felix </p>

U.N. peacekeepers cross a river after floods near Port-au-Prince, Haiti, September 7, 2008. REUTERS/Evens Felix

U.N. peacekeepers cross a river after floods near Port-au-Prince, Haiti, September 7, 2008. REUTERS/Evens Felix

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<p>A British Airways plane flies past on its way to Heathrow Airport as Johan Gaume of France competes in the snowboarding heats at Battersea Power Station during a practice day for Freeze, the UK's biggest winter sport and music festival in London October 23, 2008. REUTERS/Kevin Coombs </p>

A British Airways plane flies past on its way to Heathrow Airport as Johan Gaume of France competes in the snowboarding heats at Battersea Power Station during a practice day for Freeze, the UK's biggest winter sport and music festival in London...more

A British Airways plane flies past on its way to Heathrow Airport as Johan Gaume of France competes in the snowboarding heats at Battersea Power Station during a practice day for Freeze, the UK's biggest winter sport and music festival in London October 23, 2008. REUTERS/Kevin Coombs

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<p>Electoral officials carry a ballot box for early voting in Russia's presidential election upon their arrival in a remote Nenets settlement in the Tundra region near lake Juddein-To on the Yamal peninsular, north of the polar circle, some 2200 km (1367 miles) northeast of Moscow, February 23, 2008. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko </p>

Electoral officials carry a ballot box for early voting in Russia's presidential election upon their arrival in a remote Nenets settlement in the Tundra region near lake Juddein-To on the Yamal peninsular, north of the polar circle, some 2200 km...more

Electoral officials carry a ballot box for early voting in Russia's presidential election upon their arrival in a remote Nenets settlement in the Tundra region near lake Juddein-To on the Yamal peninsular, north of the polar circle, some 2200 km (1367 miles) northeast of Moscow, February 23, 2008. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

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<p>A visitor places her hands on a "Tangible Earth", a digital globe which real time global metrological data is fed through the Internet from about 300 places in the world, is displayed at an exhibition pavillion inside the media centre for G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit in Rusustu town, on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido July 6, 2008. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao </p>

A visitor places her hands on a "Tangible Earth", a digital globe which real time global metrological data is fed through the Internet from about 300 places in the world, is displayed at an exhibition pavillion inside the media centre for G8 Hokkaido...more

A visitor places her hands on a "Tangible Earth", a digital globe which real time global metrological data is fed through the Internet from about 300 places in the world, is displayed at an exhibition pavillion inside the media centre for G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit in Rusustu town, on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido July 6, 2008. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

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<p>Two children stand together as heavy rain falls at a temporary shelter for around 19,000 displaced people during post-election violence in Eldoret February 7, 2008. REUTERS/Georgina Cranston </p>

Two children stand together as heavy rain falls at a temporary shelter for around 19,000 displaced people during post-election violence in Eldoret February 7, 2008. REUTERS/Georgina Cranston

Two children stand together as heavy rain falls at a temporary shelter for around 19,000 displaced people during post-election violence in Eldoret February 7, 2008. REUTERS/Georgina Cranston

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<p>Ruth, 34, a member of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, covers her face as she tells reporters about being separated from her four children outside of the YFZ Ranch in Eldorado, Texas April 24, 2008. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi </p>

Ruth, 34, a member of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, covers her face as she tells reporters about being separated from her four children outside of the YFZ Ranch in Eldorado, Texas April 24, 2008. REUTERS/Jessica...more

Ruth, 34, a member of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, covers her face as she tells reporters about being separated from her four children outside of the YFZ Ranch in Eldorado, Texas April 24, 2008. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

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<p>A woman wipes her tears as she looks at covered bodies of civillians killed in Kiwanja, Democratic Republic of Congo, November 6, 2008. REUTERS/Emmanuel Braun </p>

A woman wipes her tears as she looks at covered bodies of civillians killed in Kiwanja, Democratic Republic of Congo, November 6, 2008. REUTERS/Emmanuel Braun

A woman wipes her tears as she looks at covered bodies of civillians killed in Kiwanja, Democratic Republic of Congo, November 6, 2008. REUTERS/Emmanuel Braun

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<p>Blue Jays fans Matt Melissis (L) Matt Healy (C) and Imran Mohammed (R) wave their brooms out at Rogers Centre after Toronto swept the Boston Red Sox winning all three games of their American League MLB series, in Toronto April 6, 2008. REUTERS/Fred Thornhill </p>

Blue Jays fans Matt Melissis (L) Matt Healy (C) and Imran Mohammed (R) wave their brooms out at Rogers Centre after Toronto swept the Boston Red Sox winning all three games of their American League MLB series, in Toronto April 6, 2008. REUTERS/Fred...more

Blue Jays fans Matt Melissis (L) Matt Healy (C) and Imran Mohammed (R) wave their brooms out at Rogers Centre after Toronto swept the Boston Red Sox winning all three games of their American League MLB series, in Toronto April 6, 2008. REUTERS/Fred Thornhill

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<p>Actor Jack Black hosts Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards in Los Angeles March 29, 2008. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni </p>

Actor Jack Black hosts Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards in Los Angeles March 29, 2008. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Actor Jack Black hosts Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards in Los Angeles March 29, 2008. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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<p>Lance Letson Hungar of McLean, Virginia, waits for his turn during the semi-final round of the 2008 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington May 30, 2008. REUTERS/Molly Riley </p>

Lance Letson Hungar of McLean, Virginia, waits for his turn during the semi-final round of the 2008 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington May 30, 2008. REUTERS/Molly Riley

Lance Letson Hungar of McLean, Virginia, waits for his turn during the semi-final round of the 2008 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington May 30, 2008. REUTERS/Molly Riley

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<p>Pussycat Dolls lead singer Nicole Scherzinger (C) performs at the Pussycat Dolls by Robin Antin fall 2008 collection show during Los Angeles Fashion Week in Culver City, California March 13, 2008. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni </p>

Pussycat Dolls lead singer Nicole Scherzinger (C) performs at the Pussycat Dolls by Robin Antin fall 2008 collection show during Los Angeles Fashion Week in Culver City, California March 13, 2008. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Pussycat Dolls lead singer Nicole Scherzinger (C) performs at the Pussycat Dolls by Robin Antin fall 2008 collection show during Los Angeles Fashion Week in Culver City, California March 13, 2008. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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<p>Pittsburgh Penguins Jarkko Ruutu (L) fights with Toronto Maple Leafs Darcy Tucker (16) in the second period of their NHL game in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, January 3, 2008. REUTERS/Jason Cohn </p>

Pittsburgh Penguins Jarkko Ruutu (L) fights with Toronto Maple Leafs Darcy Tucker (16) in the second period of their NHL game in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, January 3, 2008. REUTERS/Jason Cohn

Pittsburgh Penguins Jarkko Ruutu (L) fights with Toronto Maple Leafs Darcy Tucker (16) in the second period of their NHL game in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, January 3, 2008. REUTERS/Jason Cohn

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<p>Taiwan's players throw manager I-chung Hong as they celebrate qualifying for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games after their game against Korea in their International Baseball Federation's (IBAF) final Olympic qualifying tournament game in Taichung March 14, 2008.  REUTERS/Pichi Chuang </p>

Taiwan's players throw manager I-chung Hong as they celebrate qualifying for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games after their game against Korea in their International Baseball Federation's (IBAF) final Olympic qualifying tournament game in Taichung March...more

Taiwan's players throw manager I-chung Hong as they celebrate qualifying for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games after their game against Korea in their International Baseball Federation's (IBAF) final Olympic qualifying tournament game in Taichung March 14, 2008. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang

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<p>Japanese monkeys soak in a hot spring in a snow-covered valley in Yamanouchi town, central Japan February 17, 2008. REUTERS/Issei Kato </p>

Japanese monkeys soak in a hot spring in a snow-covered valley in Yamanouchi town, central Japan February 17, 2008. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Japanese monkeys soak in a hot spring in a snow-covered valley in Yamanouchi town, central Japan February 17, 2008. REUTERS/Issei Kato

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<p>Palestinian relatives of Islamic Jihad gunman Fadi Salem, hug each other before his funeral in Gaza April 22, 2008.  REUTERS/Ismail Zaydah </p>

Palestinian relatives of Islamic Jihad gunman Fadi Salem, hug each other before his funeral in Gaza April 22, 2008. REUTERS/Ismail Zaydah

Palestinian relatives of Islamic Jihad gunman Fadi Salem, hug each other before his funeral in Gaza April 22, 2008. REUTERS/Ismail Zaydah

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<p>A policeman carries a child away during a gun battle in Tijuana, in Mexico's state of Baja California, January 17, 2008. REUTERS/Jorge Duenes </p>

A policeman carries a child away during a gun battle in Tijuana, in Mexico's state of Baja California, January 17, 2008. REUTERS/Jorge Duenes

A policeman carries a child away during a gun battle in Tijuana, in Mexico's state of Baja California, January 17, 2008. REUTERS/Jorge Duenes

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<p>A butterfly flies around the feet of dead students buried in the ruins of destroyed classrooms at a school in earthquake-hit Beichuan county, Sichuan province, May 15, 2008. REUTERS/Jason Lee </p>

A butterfly flies around the feet of dead students buried in the ruins of destroyed classrooms at a school in earthquake-hit Beichuan county, Sichuan province, May 15, 2008. REUTERS/Jason Lee

A butterfly flies around the feet of dead students buried in the ruins of destroyed classrooms at a school in earthquake-hit Beichuan county, Sichuan province, May 15, 2008. REUTERS/Jason Lee

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<p>An injured soccer fan is evacuated after clashes during the 2010 World Cup qualifying soccer match between Senegal and Gambia in Dakar October 11, 2008. REUTERS/Normand Blouin </p>

An injured soccer fan is evacuated after clashes during the 2010 World Cup qualifying soccer match between Senegal and Gambia in Dakar October 11, 2008. REUTERS/Normand Blouin

An injured soccer fan is evacuated after clashes during the 2010 World Cup qualifying soccer match between Senegal and Gambia in Dakar October 11, 2008. REUTERS/Normand Blouin

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<p>A man, still holding his weapon in hand, lies on the ground after being shot dead in a jungle in southern Thailand's Yala Province June 23, 2008. REUTERS/Surapan Boonthanom </p>

A man, still holding his weapon in hand, lies on the ground after being shot dead in a jungle in southern Thailand's Yala Province June 23, 2008. REUTERS/Surapan Boonthanom

A man, still holding his weapon in hand, lies on the ground after being shot dead in a jungle in southern Thailand's Yala Province June 23, 2008. REUTERS/Surapan Boonthanom

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<p>Sgt. William Olas Bee, a U.S. Marine from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, has a close call after Taliban fighters opened fire near Garmser in Helmand Province of Afghanistan May 18, 2008. The Marine was not injured. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic </p>

Sgt. William Olas Bee, a U.S. Marine from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, has a close call after Taliban fighters opened fire near Garmser in Helmand Province of Afghanistan May 18, 2008. The Marine was not injured. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic more

Sgt. William Olas Bee, a U.S. Marine from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, has a close call after Taliban fighters opened fire near Garmser in Helmand Province of Afghanistan May 18, 2008. The Marine was not injured. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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<p>An employee of Japan Star Corp. demonstrates the company's 'Head Spa' during Tokyo Health Industry Show February 27, 2008. 'Head Spa' was invented to help to restoration of hair. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon </p>

An employee of Japan Star Corp. demonstrates the company's 'Head Spa' during Tokyo Health Industry Show February 27, 2008. 'Head Spa' was invented to help to restoration of hair. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

An employee of Japan Star Corp. demonstrates the company's 'Head Spa' during Tokyo Health Industry Show February 27, 2008. 'Head Spa' was invented to help to restoration of hair. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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<p>A homeless amputee lies at a hospital in Bishkek, February 13, 2008. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov </p>

A homeless amputee lies at a hospital in Bishkek, February 13, 2008. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov

A homeless amputee lies at a hospital in Bishkek, February 13, 2008. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov

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<p>An Israeli soldier stands near blindfolded Palestinians, detained during an Israeli military operation in Gaza, at an army base near Kibbutz Sufa, just outside the southern Gaza Strip, May 14, 2008. REUTERS/Amir Cohen </p>

An Israeli soldier stands near blindfolded Palestinians, detained during an Israeli military operation in Gaza, at an army base near Kibbutz Sufa, just outside the southern Gaza Strip, May 14, 2008. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

An Israeli soldier stands near blindfolded Palestinians, detained during an Israeli military operation in Gaza, at an army base near Kibbutz Sufa, just outside the southern Gaza Strip, May 14, 2008. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

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<p>A Tibetan exile takes part in a blood signature campaign to support a freedom call in the northeastern Indian hill resort of Darjeeling April 25, 2008.  REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri </p>

A Tibetan exile takes part in a blood signature campaign to support a freedom call in the northeastern Indian hill resort of Darjeeling April 25, 2008. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A Tibetan exile takes part in a blood signature campaign to support a freedom call in the northeastern Indian hill resort of Darjeeling April 25, 2008. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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<p>A woman tears her husband's clothes as she tries to restrain him during a rally denouncing Samsung Group in front of Seoul railway station March 6, 2008. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak </p>

A woman tears her husband's clothes as she tries to restrain him during a rally denouncing Samsung Group in front of Seoul railway station March 6, 2008. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

A woman tears her husband's clothes as she tries to restrain him during a rally denouncing Samsung Group in front of Seoul railway station March 6, 2008. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

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<p>A girl walks near Ouled Said ksar, a fortified village on the outskirts of the oasis town of Timimoun, about 1,200 km (745 miles) south of Algiers March 24, 2008.  REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra </p>

A girl walks near Ouled Said ksar, a fortified village on the outskirts of the oasis town of Timimoun, about 1,200 km (745 miles) south of Algiers March 24, 2008. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A girl walks near Ouled Said ksar, a fortified village on the outskirts of the oasis town of Timimoun, about 1,200 km (745 miles) south of Algiers March 24, 2008. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

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<p>Spanish matador Enrique Ponce prepares to perform a pass to a bull during a bullfight in Coliseo de Atarfe bullring in Atarfe, near Granada, February 28, 2008. REUTERS/Pepe Marin </p>

Spanish matador Enrique Ponce prepares to perform a pass to a bull during a bullfight in Coliseo de Atarfe bullring in Atarfe, near Granada, February 28, 2008. REUTERS/Pepe Marin

Spanish matador Enrique Ponce prepares to perform a pass to a bull during a bullfight in Coliseo de Atarfe bullring in Atarfe, near Granada, February 28, 2008. REUTERS/Pepe Marin

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<p>An actor painted in blue simulates a scene of torture in front of a mock European flag during a protest to mark the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture in Brussels, June 26, 2008. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir </p>

An actor painted in blue simulates a scene of torture in front of a mock European flag during a protest to mark the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture in Brussels, June 26, 2008. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

An actor painted in blue simulates a scene of torture in front of a mock European flag during a protest to mark the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture in Brussels, June 26, 2008. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

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<p>A model displays an outfit created by designer Antonio Alvarado during the Pasarela Cibeles Autumn/Winter 08-09 fashion week in Madrid February 14, 2008. REUTERS/Andrea Comas </p>

A model displays an outfit created by designer Antonio Alvarado during the Pasarela Cibeles Autumn/Winter 08-09 fashion week in Madrid February 14, 2008. REUTERS/Andrea Comas

A model displays an outfit created by designer Antonio Alvarado during the Pasarela Cibeles Autumn/Winter 08-09 fashion week in Madrid February 14, 2008. REUTERS/Andrea Comas

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<p>A Kashmiri farmer's legs are covered with mud as he takes a break from ploughing his rice field in Chak-e-Kawoosa, near Srinagar, May 7, 2008. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli </p>

A Kashmiri farmer's legs are covered with mud as he takes a break from ploughing his rice field in Chak-e-Kawoosa, near Srinagar, May 7, 2008. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

A Kashmiri farmer's legs are covered with mud as he takes a break from ploughing his rice field in Chak-e-Kawoosa, near Srinagar, May 7, 2008. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

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<p>Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (L), U.S. President George W. Bush (C) and Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda attend the G8 leaders' family photo session at the Group of Eight (G8) Hokkaido Toyako Summit on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido July 8, 2008. REUTERS/Koichi Kamoshida/Pool </p>

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (L), U.S. President George W. Bush (C) and Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda attend the G8 leaders' family photo session at the Group of Eight (G8) Hokkaido Toyako Summit on Japan's northern island of...more

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (L), U.S. President George W. Bush (C) and Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda attend the G8 leaders' family photo session at the Group of Eight (G8) Hokkaido Toyako Summit on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido July 8, 2008. REUTERS/Koichi Kamoshida/Pool

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<p>A man takes a photo as members of the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) Black Knights aerobatic team form a heart shape using smoke trails during a performance at the Singapore Air Show in Singapore February 19, 2008. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash </p>

A man takes a photo as members of the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) Black Knights aerobatic team form a heart shape using smoke trails during a performance at the Singapore Air Show in Singapore February 19, 2008. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash more

A man takes a photo as members of the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) Black Knights aerobatic team form a heart shape using smoke trails during a performance at the Singapore Air Show in Singapore February 19, 2008. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

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<p>Supporters react to the news of the election victory for Barack Obama at his election night rally in Chicago, November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Carlos Barria </p>

Supporters react to the news of the election victory for Barack Obama at his election night rally in Chicago, November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Supporters react to the news of the election victory for Barack Obama at his election night rally in Chicago, November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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<p>Senator Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign stop in Davenport, Iowa January 2, 2008. REUTERS/Brian Snyder </p>

Senator Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign stop in Davenport, Iowa January 2, 2008. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Senator Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign stop in Davenport, Iowa January 2, 2008. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

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<p>President-elect Senator Barack Obama hugs his wife Michelle during his election night rally in Chicago, November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Jason Reed </p>

President-elect Senator Barack Obama hugs his wife Michelle during his election night rally in Chicago, November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Jason Reed

President-elect Senator Barack Obama hugs his wife Michelle during his election night rally in Chicago, November 4, 2008. REUTERS/Jason Reed

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<p>Alaska Governor Sarah Palin hugs her son Trig onstage after her address to the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota September 3, 2008. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton </p>

Alaska Governor Sarah Palin hugs her son Trig onstage after her address to the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota September 3, 2008. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Alaska Governor Sarah Palin hugs her son Trig onstage after her address to the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota September 3, 2008. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

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<p>Senator John McCain unbuckles his flight helmet as he arrives at Sather Air Base in Baghdad, March 16, 2008. Picture taken March 16, 2008. REUTERS/U.S. Air Force/Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey Allen/Handout </p>

Senator John McCain unbuckles his flight helmet as he arrives at Sather Air Base in Baghdad, March 16, 2008. Picture taken March 16, 2008. REUTERS/U.S. Air Force/Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey Allen/Handout

Senator John McCain unbuckles his flight helmet as he arrives at Sather Air Base in Baghdad, March 16, 2008. Picture taken March 16, 2008. REUTERS/U.S. Air Force/Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey Allen/Handout

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<p>(L-R) France's President Nicolas Sarkozy, German chancellor Angela Merkel, Britain's Prime Minster Gordon Brown and Italy's Prime Minister Romano Prodi leave Downing Street following a meeting January 29, 2008.  REUTERS/Kieran Doherty </p>

(L-R) France's President Nicolas Sarkozy, German chancellor Angela Merkel, Britain's Prime Minster Gordon Brown and Italy's Prime Minister Romano Prodi leave Downing Street following a meeting January 29, 2008. REUTERS/Kieran Doherty

(L-R) France's President Nicolas Sarkozy, German chancellor Angela Merkel, Britain's Prime Minster Gordon Brown and Italy's Prime Minister Romano Prodi leave Downing Street following a meeting January 29, 2008. REUTERS/Kieran Doherty

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<p>A young boy plays in Lake Malawi, east of the capital Lilongwe, May 14, 2008.  REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko </p>

A young boy plays in Lake Malawi, east of the capital Lilongwe, May 14, 2008. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

A young boy plays in Lake Malawi, east of the capital Lilongwe, May 14, 2008. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

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<p>Amateur triathletes start the swim of the Ironman World Championship Triathlon in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii October 11, 2008. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry </p>

Amateur triathletes start the swim of the Ironman World Championship Triathlon in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii October 11, 2008. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry

Amateur triathletes start the swim of the Ironman World Championship Triathlon in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii October 11, 2008. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry

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<p>A volunteer talks to her co-worker, dressed as a Beijing 2008 Olympic Games mascot, during the Good Luck Beijing 2008 Swimming China Open at the National Aquatics Centre, nicknamed the "Water Cube", in Beijing January 31, 2008. REUTERS/Jason Lee </p>

A volunteer talks to her co-worker, dressed as a Beijing 2008 Olympic Games mascot, during the Good Luck Beijing 2008 Swimming China Open at the National Aquatics Centre, nicknamed the "Water Cube", in Beijing January 31, 2008. REUTERS/Jason Lee more

A volunteer talks to her co-worker, dressed as a Beijing 2008 Olympic Games mascot, during the Good Luck Beijing 2008 Swimming China Open at the National Aquatics Centre, nicknamed the "Water Cube", in Beijing January 31, 2008. REUTERS/Jason Lee

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<p>Canada's Jon Montgomery reacts after crossing the finish line in the men's skeleton World Cup tour at the Olympic track in Cesana Pariol, northern Italy, January 18, 2008. REUTERS/Max Rossi </p>

Canada's Jon Montgomery reacts after crossing the finish line in the men's skeleton World Cup tour at the Olympic track in Cesana Pariol, northern Italy, January 18, 2008. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Canada's Jon Montgomery reacts after crossing the finish line in the men's skeleton World Cup tour at the Olympic track in Cesana Pariol, northern Italy, January 18, 2008. REUTERS/Max Rossi

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<p>Philadelphia 76ers center Samuel Dalembert wears a new haircut during the first half of Game 5 of their Eastern Conference NBA playoff series against the Detroit Pistons in Auburn Hills, Michigan April 29, 2008. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook</p>

Philadelphia 76ers center Samuel Dalembert wears a new haircut during the first half of Game 5 of their Eastern Conference NBA playoff series against the Detroit Pistons in Auburn Hills, Michigan April 29, 2008. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

Philadelphia 76ers center Samuel Dalembert wears a new haircut during the first half of Game 5 of their Eastern Conference NBA playoff series against the Detroit Pistons in Auburn Hills, Michigan April 29, 2008. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

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<p>Canada's Geoff Kabush sprays water on his face after the men's UCI Mountain Bike World Cup cross-country competition at Mount Ste-Anne in Beaupre July 27, 2008. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger </p>

Canada's Geoff Kabush sprays water on his face after the men's UCI Mountain Bike World Cup cross-country competition at Mount Ste-Anne in Beaupre July 27, 2008. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger

Canada's Geoff Kabush sprays water on his face after the men's UCI Mountain Bike World Cup cross-country competition at Mount Ste-Anne in Beaupre July 27, 2008. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger

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<p>A woman watches the pack of riders in the village of Muro during the third stage of Mallorca Challenge 2008 cycling race between Pollensa and Port d'Alcudia, in the Spanish island of Mallorca February 12,2008. REUTERS/Dani Cardona </p>

A woman watches the pack of riders in the village of Muro during the third stage of Mallorca Challenge 2008 cycling race between Pollensa and Port d'Alcudia, in the Spanish island of Mallorca February 12,2008. REUTERS/Dani Cardona

A woman watches the pack of riders in the village of Muro during the third stage of Mallorca Challenge 2008 cycling race between Pollensa and Port d'Alcudia, in the Spanish island of Mallorca February 12,2008. REUTERS/Dani Cardona

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<p>Synchronised swimmers perform during the ceremonial opening of central Europe's largest indoor aquaworld complex in Budapest on December 4, 2008. REUTERS/Karoly Arvai </p>

Synchronised swimmers perform during the ceremonial opening of central Europe's largest indoor aquaworld complex in Budapest on December 4, 2008. REUTERS/Karoly Arvai

Synchronised swimmers perform during the ceremonial opening of central Europe's largest indoor aquaworld complex in Budapest on December 4, 2008. REUTERS/Karoly Arvai

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<p>A Druze woman walks past a burnt car in a street after clashes in Shwayfat area in Mount Lebanon May 12, 2008.  REUTERS/Sharif Karim </p>

A Druze woman walks past a burnt car in a street after clashes in Shwayfat area in Mount Lebanon May 12, 2008. REUTERS/Sharif Karim

A Druze woman walks past a burnt car in a street after clashes in Shwayfat area in Mount Lebanon May 12, 2008. REUTERS/Sharif Karim

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<p>A group of people bow at the base of the giant bronze statue of the state founder and 'Great Leader' Kim-Il Sung in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang February 26, 2008. REUTERS/David Gray </p>

A group of people bow at the base of the giant bronze statue of the state founder and 'Great Leader' Kim-Il Sung in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang February 26, 2008. REUTERS/David Gray

A group of people bow at the base of the giant bronze statue of the state founder and 'Great Leader' Kim-Il Sung in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang February 26, 2008. REUTERS/David Gray

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<p>Former soccer star Diego Maradona balances a ball on his head during a photocall for "Maradona by Kusturica" by Serbian director Emir Kusturica at the 61st Cannes Film Festival May 20, 2008. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard </p>

Former soccer star Diego Maradona balances a ball on his head during a photocall for "Maradona by Kusturica" by Serbian director Emir Kusturica at the 61st Cannes Film Festival May 20, 2008. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Former soccer star Diego Maradona balances a ball on his head during a photocall for "Maradona by Kusturica" by Serbian director Emir Kusturica at the 61st Cannes Film Festival May 20, 2008. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

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<p>An unidentified guest arrives at a party at the Venice Film Festival August 31, 2008. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse </p>

An unidentified guest arrives at a party at the Venice Film Festival August 31, 2008. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

An unidentified guest arrives at a party at the Venice Film Festival August 31, 2008. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

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<p>A Michael Jackson impersonator is mobbed, during a publicity stunt promoting Michael Jackson's 50th birthday and his new album in London, August 28, 2008. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett </p>

A Michael Jackson impersonator is mobbed, during a publicity stunt promoting Michael Jackson's 50th birthday and his new album in London, August 28, 2008. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

A Michael Jackson impersonator is mobbed, during a publicity stunt promoting Michael Jackson's 50th birthday and his new album in London, August 28, 2008. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

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<p>Javier Bardem (R) celebrates as he receives the Oscar for best supporting actor role for "No Country for Old Men" during the 80th annual Academy Awards, the Oscars, in Hollywood, February 24, 2008. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn </p>

Javier Bardem (R) celebrates as he receives the Oscar for best supporting actor role for "No Country for Old Men" during the 80th annual Academy Awards, the Oscars, in Hollywood, February 24, 2008. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

Javier Bardem (R) celebrates as he receives the Oscar for best supporting actor role for "No Country for Old Men" during the 80th annual Academy Awards, the Oscars, in Hollywood, February 24, 2008. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

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<p>Nationalist Party presidential candidate Ma Ying-jeou (R) chants slogans behind smoke on stage during an election campaign in Hsinchu county March 17, 2008. REUTERS/Bobby Yip </p>

Nationalist Party presidential candidate Ma Ying-jeou (R) chants slogans behind smoke on stage during an election campaign in Hsinchu county March 17, 2008. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Nationalist Party presidential candidate Ma Ying-jeou (R) chants slogans behind smoke on stage during an election campaign in Hsinchu county March 17, 2008. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

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<p>Men are caught in a dust storm while playing cricket at a playground in Kabul March 31, 2008. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood </p>

Men are caught in a dust storm while playing cricket at a playground in Kabul March 31, 2008. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Men are caught in a dust storm while playing cricket at a playground in Kabul March 31, 2008. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>Protesters sit in heavy rain during a rally to support Tibet in Taipei March 18, 2008. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside </p>

Protesters sit in heavy rain during a rally to support Tibet in Taipei March 18, 2008. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

Protesters sit in heavy rain during a rally to support Tibet in Taipei March 18, 2008. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

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<p>Bosnian Serb police officers take shelter during a protest by Bosnian Serb youths against Kosovo's declaration of independence in Bosnian Serb capital Banja Luka February 26, 2008. REUTERS/ Ranko Cukovic </p>

Bosnian Serb police officers take shelter during a protest by Bosnian Serb youths against Kosovo's declaration of independence in Bosnian Serb capital Banja Luka February 26, 2008. REUTERS/ Ranko Cukovic

Bosnian Serb police officers take shelter during a protest by Bosnian Serb youths against Kosovo's declaration of independence in Bosnian Serb capital Banja Luka February 26, 2008. REUTERS/ Ranko Cukovic

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<p>Victor Ortega and Juan Guillermo Uran of Colombia compete in the men's 10m platform synchronized diving final at the National Aquatics Center during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 11, 2008. Picture taken with multiple exposures. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach </p>

Victor Ortega and Juan Guillermo Uran of Colombia compete in the men's 10m platform synchronized diving final at the National Aquatics Center during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 11, 2008. Picture taken with multiple exposures. REUTERS/Kai...more

Victor Ortega and Juan Guillermo Uran of Colombia compete in the men's 10m platform synchronized diving final at the National Aquatics Center during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 11, 2008. Picture taken with multiple exposures. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

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<p>Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James dunks in the second half of their NBA game against the Atlanta Hawks in Atlanta, Georgia, January 9, 2008. REUTERS/Tami Chappell </p>

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James dunks in the second half of their NBA game against the Atlanta Hawks in Atlanta, Georgia, January 9, 2008. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James dunks in the second half of their NBA game against the Atlanta Hawks in Atlanta, Georgia, January 9, 2008. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

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<p>A performer rests during a religious carnival marking Ashura on day eight of Muslim holy month of Moharram in Sede, near of the city of Isfahan, 495 km (309 miles) south of Tehran, Iran, January 17, 2008. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl </p>

A performer rests during a religious carnival marking Ashura on day eight of Muslim holy month of Moharram in Sede, near of the city of Isfahan, 495 km (309 miles) south of Tehran, Iran, January 17, 2008. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

A performer rests during a religious carnival marking Ashura on day eight of Muslim holy month of Moharram in Sede, near of the city of Isfahan, 495 km (309 miles) south of Tehran, Iran, January 17, 2008. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

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<p>A man sharpens his machete during clashes believed to be linked to recent anti-foreigner violence in Reiger Park informal settlement, South Africa, May 20, 2008.  REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko </p>

A man sharpens his machete during clashes believed to be linked to recent anti-foreigner violence in Reiger Park informal settlement, South Africa, May 20, 2008. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

A man sharpens his machete during clashes believed to be linked to recent anti-foreigner violence in Reiger Park informal settlement, South Africa, May 20, 2008. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

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<p>Shanbo Heinemann, a pro-Palestinian activist from San Francisco, California, sits on the ground after being shot in the head with a rubber bullet fired by Israeli troops during a violent protest against Israel's security fence in the West Bank village of Bilin February 22, 2008. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis</p>

Shanbo Heinemann, a pro-Palestinian activist from San Francisco, California, sits on the ground after being shot in the head with a rubber bullet fired by Israeli troops during a violent protest against Israel's security fence in the West Bank...more

Shanbo Heinemann, a pro-Palestinian activist from San Francisco, California, sits on the ground after being shot in the head with a rubber bullet fired by Israeli troops during a violent protest against Israel's security fence in the West Bank village of Bilin February 22, 2008. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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<p>A Tibetan (R) carrying a stick prepares to attack a fallen man in this photograph taken during protests in Lhasa March 14, 2008.  REUTERS/Stringer</p>

A Tibetan (R) carrying a stick prepares to attack a fallen man in this photograph taken during protests in Lhasa March 14, 2008. REUTERS/Stringer

A Tibetan (R) carrying a stick prepares to attack a fallen man in this photograph taken during protests in Lhasa March 14, 2008. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>Afghan policemen stand next to a captured Taliban fighter after a gun battle near the village of Shajoy in Zabol province March 22, 2008.  REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic </p>

Afghan policemen stand next to a captured Taliban fighter after a gun battle near the village of Shajoy in Zabol province March 22, 2008. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Afghan policemen stand next to a captured Taliban fighter after a gun battle near the village of Shajoy in Zabol province March 22, 2008. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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<p>A worker washes the blood of a shootout victim off the floor of a public bus station in San Pedro Sula, May 15, 2008. Honduras suffers one of the world's highest murder rates, with San Pedro Sula, the country's second-largest and most violent city, reporting more than 600 murders so far in 2008, of which 90 percent are carried out with automatic rifles or high-calibre pistols. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido </p>

A worker washes the blood of a shootout victim off the floor of a public bus station in San Pedro Sula, May 15, 2008. Honduras suffers one of the world's highest murder rates, with San Pedro Sula, the country's second-largest and most violent city,...more

A worker washes the blood of a shootout victim off the floor of a public bus station in San Pedro Sula, May 15, 2008. Honduras suffers one of the world's highest murder rates, with San Pedro Sula, the country's second-largest and most violent city, reporting more than 600 murders so far in 2008, of which 90 percent are carried out with automatic rifles or high-calibre pistols. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

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<p>A survivor carries his baby on his back as he and some 1000 other survivors make a 9-hour walk from the village of Qingping to Hanwang, after the village was isolated because of the earthquake, in Sichuan Province, China, May 16, 2008. REUTERS/Nir Elias </p>

A survivor carries his baby on his back as he and some 1000 other survivors make a 9-hour walk from the village of Qingping to Hanwang, after the village was isolated because of the earthquake, in Sichuan Province, China, May 16, 2008. REUTERS/Nir...more

A survivor carries his baby on his back as he and some 1000 other survivors make a 9-hour walk from the village of Qingping to Hanwang, after the village was isolated because of the earthquake, in Sichuan Province, China, May 16, 2008. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>Ultra-Orthodox Jews are seen through a door damaged by bullets at a Jewish religious school in Jerusalem March 7, 2008.  REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis </p>

Ultra-Orthodox Jews are seen through a door damaged by bullets at a Jewish religious school in Jerusalem March 7, 2008. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Ultra-Orthodox Jews are seen through a door damaged by bullets at a Jewish religious school in Jerusalem March 7, 2008. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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<p>Rescuers work at the crash site of the Hewa Bora Airways passenger jet in Goma, capital of Democratic Republic of Congo's eastern North Kivu province, April 15, 2008. REUTERS/Lauren Vopni </p>

Rescuers work at the crash site of the Hewa Bora Airways passenger jet in Goma, capital of Democratic Republic of Congo's eastern North Kivu province, April 15, 2008. REUTERS/Lauren Vopni

Rescuers work at the crash site of the Hewa Bora Airways passenger jet in Goma, capital of Democratic Republic of Congo's eastern North Kivu province, April 15, 2008. REUTERS/Lauren Vopni

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<p>A female North Korean soldier looks out from behind a tree as she patrols the border fence along the banks of the Yalu River near the North Korean town of Qing Cheng, north of the Chinese border city of Dandong September 12, 2008. REUTERS/David Gray </p>

A female North Korean soldier looks out from behind a tree as she patrols the border fence along the banks of the Yalu River near the North Korean town of Qing Cheng, north of the Chinese border city of Dandong September 12, 2008. REUTERS/David Gray...more

A female North Korean soldier looks out from behind a tree as she patrols the border fence along the banks of the Yalu River near the North Korean town of Qing Cheng, north of the Chinese border city of Dandong September 12, 2008. REUTERS/David Gray

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<p>A man rides a bicycle on the surface of the world's largest salt flat, the Salar de Uyuni, in the south of Bolivia at 3676 meters above mean sea level, August 21, 2008. REUTERS/Jorge Silva </p>

A man rides a bicycle on the surface of the world's largest salt flat, the Salar de Uyuni, in the south of Bolivia at 3676 meters above mean sea level, August 21, 2008. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A man rides a bicycle on the surface of the world's largest salt flat, the Salar de Uyuni, in the south of Bolivia at 3676 meters above mean sea level, August 21, 2008. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

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<p>A polar bear jumps into the water at St-Felicien Wildlife Zoo in St-Felicien, Quebec March 6, 2008. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger </p>

A polar bear jumps into the water at St-Felicien Wildlife Zoo in St-Felicien, Quebec March 6, 2008. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger

A polar bear jumps into the water at St-Felicien Wildlife Zoo in St-Felicien, Quebec March 6, 2008. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger

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<p>Artist Cai Guo-Qiang's installation "Inopportune: Stage Two", made of nine suspended life-size tiger replicas hangs from the ceiling of the Guggenheim Museum in New York, February 21, 2008. The piece is part of the artist's exhibition Cai Guo-Qiang: I Want to Believe. REUTERS/Keith Bedford </p>

Artist Cai Guo-Qiang's installation "Inopportune: Stage Two", made of nine suspended life-size tiger replicas hangs from the ceiling of the Guggenheim Museum in New York, February 21, 2008. The piece is part of the artist's exhibition Cai Guo-Qiang:...more

Artist Cai Guo-Qiang's installation "Inopportune: Stage Two", made of nine suspended life-size tiger replicas hangs from the ceiling of the Guggenheim Museum in New York, February 21, 2008. The piece is part of the artist's exhibition Cai Guo-Qiang: I Want to Believe. REUTERS/Keith Bedford

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<p>A young man with an arrow in his head arrives at hospital following ethnic clashes in the town of Nakuru in the Rift Valley area, Kenya, January 26, 2008. REUTERS/Peter Andrews </p>

A young man with an arrow in his head arrives at hospital following ethnic clashes in the town of Nakuru in the Rift Valley area, Kenya, January 26, 2008. REUTERS/Peter Andrews

A young man with an arrow in his head arrives at hospital following ethnic clashes in the town of Nakuru in the Rift Valley area, Kenya, January 26, 2008. REUTERS/Peter Andrews

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<p>A riot policeman in flames runs to escape during a riot in Athens December 12, 2008. REUTERS/John Kolesidis </p>

A riot policeman in flames runs to escape during a riot in Athens December 12, 2008. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

A riot policeman in flames runs to escape during a riot in Athens December 12, 2008. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

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<p>Palestinians walk in front of tyres set ablaze by Palestinian stone-throwers, protesting Israel's offensive in Gaza, in al-Ram in the West Bank on the outskirts of Jerusalem December 30, 2008. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard </p>

Palestinians walk in front of tyres set ablaze by Palestinian stone-throwers, protesting Israel's offensive in Gaza, in al-Ram in the West Bank on the outskirts of Jerusalem December 30, 2008. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Palestinians walk in front of tyres set ablaze by Palestinian stone-throwers, protesting Israel's offensive in Gaza, in al-Ram in the West Bank on the outskirts of Jerusalem December 30, 2008. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

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<p>Israeli military police soldiers and ultra-Orthodox Jews take cover after a rocket landed near Kibbutz Zikim,just outside the northern Gaza Strip December 28, 2008.  REUTERS/Amir Cohen </p>

Israeli military police soldiers and ultra-Orthodox Jews take cover after a rocket landed near Kibbutz Zikim,just outside the northern Gaza Strip December 28, 2008. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Israeli military police soldiers and ultra-Orthodox Jews take cover after a rocket landed near Kibbutz Zikim,just outside the northern Gaza Strip December 28, 2008. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

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<p>A government soldier walks through the looted village of Kayna after a day of fighting in eastern Congo, November 18, 2008. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly </p>

A government soldier walks through the looted village of Kayna after a day of fighting in eastern Congo, November 18, 2008. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

A government soldier walks through the looted village of Kayna after a day of fighting in eastern Congo, November 18, 2008. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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<p>A dog rests inside a refuge after it was evacuated from a Chaiten town to Villa Santa Lucia, Chile, May 13, 2008. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado </p>

A dog rests inside a refuge after it was evacuated from a Chaiten town to Villa Santa Lucia, Chile, May 13, 2008. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

A dog rests inside a refuge after it was evacuated from a Chaiten town to Villa Santa Lucia, Chile, May 13, 2008. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

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<p>Spectators watch from a pier as the space shuttle Endeavour launches from pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, early March 11, 2008. REUTERS/Eric Thayer </p>

Spectators watch from a pier as the space shuttle Endeavour launches from pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, early March 11, 2008. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Spectators watch from a pier as the space shuttle Endeavour launches from pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, early March 11, 2008. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

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<p>Sweden's Jorgen Persson prepares to serve to Taiwan's Chiang Peng-lung during the men's preliminaries of the World Team Table Tennis Championships in Guangzhou, China, February 25, 2008. REUTERS/Bobby Yip </p>

Sweden's Jorgen Persson prepares to serve to Taiwan's Chiang Peng-lung during the men's preliminaries of the World Team Table Tennis Championships in Guangzhou, China, February 25, 2008. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Sweden's Jorgen Persson prepares to serve to Taiwan's Chiang Peng-lung during the men's preliminaries of the World Team Table Tennis Championships in Guangzhou, China, February 25, 2008. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

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<p>A keeper feeds herring to a king penguin in its new enclosure at the Melbourne Aquarium December 3, 2008. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas </p>

A keeper feeds herring to a king penguin in its new enclosure at the Melbourne Aquarium December 3, 2008. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas

A keeper feeds herring to a king penguin in its new enclosure at the Melbourne Aquarium December 3, 2008. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas

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<p>Uno, a 15-inch beagle, runs into the ring before being declared Best in Show at the 132nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in New York February 12, 2008. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson </p>

Uno, a 15-inch beagle, runs into the ring before being declared Best in Show at the 132nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in New York February 12, 2008. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Uno, a 15-inch beagle, runs into the ring before being declared Best in Show at the 132nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in New York February 12, 2008. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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<p>Inter Milan's Douglas Maicon reacts after missing a scoring opportunity against Fiorentina during their Italian Serie A soccer match at the San Siro stadium in Milan April 13, 2008. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo </p>

Inter Milan's Douglas Maicon reacts after missing a scoring opportunity against Fiorentina during their Italian Serie A soccer match at the San Siro stadium in Milan April 13, 2008. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo

Inter Milan's Douglas Maicon reacts after missing a scoring opportunity against Fiorentina during their Italian Serie A soccer match at the San Siro stadium in Milan April 13, 2008. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo

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<p>Spectators arrive on the course for ladies day on the second day of the Grand National meeting at Aintree racecourse in Liverpool, northern England, April 4, 2008. REUTERS/Phil Noble </p>

Spectators arrive on the course for ladies day on the second day of the Grand National meeting at Aintree racecourse in Liverpool, northern England, April 4, 2008. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Spectators arrive on the course for ladies day on the second day of the Grand National meeting at Aintree racecourse in Liverpool, northern England, April 4, 2008. REUTERS/Phil Noble

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<p>A foreclosed home is shown in Stockton, California May 13, 2008. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith </p>

A foreclosed home is shown in Stockton, California May 13, 2008. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

A foreclosed home is shown in Stockton, California May 13, 2008. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

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<p>A Tibetan monk reacts inside a police van after being detained during a protest in front of the Chinese embassy in New Delhi March 18, 2008. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi </p>

A Tibetan monk reacts inside a police van after being detained during a protest in front of the Chinese embassy in New Delhi March 18, 2008. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A Tibetan monk reacts inside a police van after being detained during a protest in front of the Chinese embassy in New Delhi March 18, 2008. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>An opposition protester stands on his head in front of riot police in front of a burning roadblock in Nairobi's Kibera slum, January 17, 2008.  REUTERS/Noor Khamis </p>

An opposition protester stands on his head in front of riot police in front of a burning roadblock in Nairobi's Kibera slum, January 17, 2008. REUTERS/Noor Khamis

An opposition protester stands on his head in front of riot police in front of a burning roadblock in Nairobi's Kibera slum, January 17, 2008. REUTERS/Noor Khamis

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<p>German police carry away anti-nuclear activists who are blocking the Gorleben interim storage facility November 10, 2008. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke </p>

German police carry away anti-nuclear activists who are blocking the Gorleben interim storage facility November 10, 2008. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

German police carry away anti-nuclear activists who are blocking the Gorleben interim storage facility November 10, 2008. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

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<p>A young would-be immigrant sits on the deck of an Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) patrol boat at the AFM Maritime Squadron base at Haywharf in Valletta's Marsamxett Harbour May 7, 2008.  REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi </p>

A young would-be immigrant sits on the deck of an Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) patrol boat at the AFM Maritime Squadron base at Haywharf in Valletta's Marsamxett Harbour May 7, 2008. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

A young would-be immigrant sits on the deck of an Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) patrol boat at the AFM Maritime Squadron base at Haywharf in Valletta's Marsamxett Harbour May 7, 2008. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

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<p>Pope Benedict XVI waves from his plane as he arrives in Washington for his pastoral visit to the United States in this picture shot April 15, 2008 and released April 16, 2008. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano/Pool </p>

Pope Benedict XVI waves from his plane as he arrives in Washington for his pastoral visit to the United States in this picture shot April 15, 2008 and released April 16, 2008. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano/Pool

Pope Benedict XVI waves from his plane as he arrives in Washington for his pastoral visit to the United States in this picture shot April 15, 2008 and released April 16, 2008. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano/Pool

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<p>President George W. Bush winks to a member of the audience before he delivers the final State of the Union address of his presidency at the US Capitol in Washington January 28, 2008. REUTERS/Tim Sloan/Pool </p>

President George W. Bush winks to a member of the audience before he delivers the final State of the Union address of his presidency at the US Capitol in Washington January 28, 2008. REUTERS/Tim Sloan/Pool

President George W. Bush winks to a member of the audience before he delivers the final State of the Union address of his presidency at the US Capitol in Washington January 28, 2008. REUTERS/Tim Sloan/Pool

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<p>Swimmers prepare to compete in the 2008 Cold Water Winter Swimming Championships at the Tooting Bec Lido in London, February 9, 2008. It is the first time that the competition, which has attracted almost 700 competitors from all over Europe, has been staged outside Finland. REUTERS/Kieran Doherty </p>

Swimmers prepare to compete in the 2008 Cold Water Winter Swimming Championships at the Tooting Bec Lido in London, February 9, 2008. It is the first time that the competition, which has attracted almost 700 competitors from all over Europe, has been...more

Swimmers prepare to compete in the 2008 Cold Water Winter Swimming Championships at the Tooting Bec Lido in London, February 9, 2008. It is the first time that the competition, which has attracted almost 700 competitors from all over Europe, has been staged outside Finland. REUTERS/Kieran Doherty

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<p>Michal Michalik of Czech Republic fails a jump on horse YangYang during the men's riding show jumping event of the modern pentathlon competition at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, August 21, 2008. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan </p>

Michal Michalik of Czech Republic fails a jump on horse YangYang during the men's riding show jumping event of the modern pentathlon competition at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, August 21, 2008. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan

Michal Michalik of Czech Republic fails a jump on horse YangYang during the men's riding show jumping event of the modern pentathlon competition at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, August 21, 2008. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan

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<p>A spectator known as Didi and dressed as a devil, jumps beside a pack of riders during the fifth stage of the 95th Tour de France cycling race between Cholet and Chateauroux, July 9, 2008. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel </p>

A spectator known as Didi and dressed as a devil, jumps beside a pack of riders during the fifth stage of the 95th Tour de France cycling race between Cholet and Chateauroux, July 9, 2008. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel

A spectator known as Didi and dressed as a devil, jumps beside a pack of riders during the fifth stage of the 95th Tour de France cycling race between Cholet and Chateauroux, July 9, 2008. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel

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<p>A member of the Spanish Legion Brigade "ASPFOR XIX" kisses his girlfriend before departing for Afghanistan at Almeria airport March 4, 2008. REUTERS/Francisco Bonilla </p>

A member of the Spanish Legion Brigade "ASPFOR XIX" kisses his girlfriend before departing for Afghanistan at Almeria airport March 4, 2008. REUTERS/Francisco Bonilla

A member of the Spanish Legion Brigade "ASPFOR XIX" kisses his girlfriend before departing for Afghanistan at Almeria airport March 4, 2008. REUTERS/Francisco Bonilla

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<p>French-Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt (R) hugs her mother Yolanda Pulecio after her arrival at Catam military airport in Bogota July 2, 2008.  REUTERS/Carlos Duran </p>

French-Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt (R) hugs her mother Yolanda Pulecio after her arrival at Catam military airport in Bogota July 2, 2008. REUTERS/Carlos Duran

French-Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt (R) hugs her mother Yolanda Pulecio after her arrival at Catam military airport in Bogota July 2, 2008. REUTERS/Carlos Duran

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<p>Singer Beyonce performs during the World Music Awards in Monte Carlo November 9, 2008. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard </p>

Singer Beyonce performs during the World Music Awards in Monte Carlo November 9, 2008. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Singer Beyonce performs during the World Music Awards in Monte Carlo November 9, 2008. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

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<p>A model falls as she presents a creation from Peter Som Spring/Summer 2009 collection at New York Fashion Week September 8, 2008. REUTERS/Joshua Lott </p>

A model falls as she presents a creation from Peter Som Spring/Summer 2009 collection at New York Fashion Week September 8, 2008. REUTERS/Joshua Lott

A model falls as she presents a creation from Peter Som Spring/Summer 2009 collection at New York Fashion Week September 8, 2008. REUTERS/Joshua Lott

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<p>A woman cries as she cannot find her 4-year-old daughter and husband on the top of the ruins of a destroyed school in earthquake-hit Beichuan county, Sichuan province, May 17, 2008.  REUTERS/Jason Lee </p>

A woman cries as she cannot find her 4-year-old daughter and husband on the top of the ruins of a destroyed school in earthquake-hit Beichuan county, Sichuan province, May 17, 2008. REUTERS/Jason Lee

A woman cries as she cannot find her 4-year-old daughter and husband on the top of the ruins of a destroyed school in earthquake-hit Beichuan county, Sichuan province, May 17, 2008. REUTERS/Jason Lee

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<p>Former Olympic medalist Marion Jones speaks to reporters after her sentencing at the U.S. Federal Courthouse in White Plains, New York, January 11, 2008. REUTERS/Jeff Zelevansky </p>

Former Olympic medalist Marion Jones speaks to reporters after her sentencing at the U.S. Federal Courthouse in White Plains, New York, January 11, 2008. REUTERS/Jeff Zelevansky

Former Olympic medalist Marion Jones speaks to reporters after her sentencing at the U.S. Federal Courthouse in White Plains, New York, January 11, 2008. REUTERS/Jeff Zelevansky

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<p>Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning the men's 200m final of the athletics competition in the National Stadium at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 20, 2008. Bolt set a new world record with a timing of 19.30 seconds. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez </p>

Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning the men's 200m final of the athletics competition in the National Stadium at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 20, 2008. Bolt set a new world record with a timing of 19.30 seconds. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez more

Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning the men's 200m final of the athletics competition in the National Stadium at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 20, 2008. Bolt set a new world record with a timing of 19.30 seconds. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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<p>A pro-Tibet demonstrator is arrested during a speech by Chinese Olympic Committee President Liu Qi at the Olympic flame lighting ceremony for the Beijing 2008 Games at the site of ancient Olympia in Greece, March 24, 2008. REUTERS/Mal Langsdon </p>

A pro-Tibet demonstrator is arrested during a speech by Chinese Olympic Committee President Liu Qi at the Olympic flame lighting ceremony for the Beijing 2008 Games at the site of ancient Olympia in Greece, March 24, 2008. REUTERS/Mal Langsdon more

A pro-Tibet demonstrator is arrested during a speech by Chinese Olympic Committee President Liu Qi at the Olympic flame lighting ceremony for the Beijing 2008 Games at the site of ancient Olympia in Greece, March 24, 2008. REUTERS/Mal Langsdon

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<p>O.J. Simpson speaks to District Court Judge Jackie Glass (not in photo) before his sentencing at the Clark County Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas, Nevada December 5, 2008. Simpson and co-defendant Clarence "C.J." Stewart were sentenced to at least 15 years on 12 charges, including felony kidnapping, armed robbery and conspiracy related to a 2007 confrontation with sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas hotel. REUTERS/Issac Brekken/POOL </p>

O.J. Simpson speaks to District Court Judge Jackie Glass (not in photo) before his sentencing at the Clark County Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas, Nevada December 5, 2008. Simpson and co-defendant Clarence "C.J." Stewart were sentenced to at...more

O.J. Simpson speaks to District Court Judge Jackie Glass (not in photo) before his sentencing at the Clark County Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas, Nevada December 5, 2008. Simpson and co-defendant Clarence "C.J." Stewart were sentenced to at least 15 years on 12 charges, including felony kidnapping, armed robbery and conspiracy related to a 2007 confrontation with sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas hotel. REUTERS/Issac Brekken/POOL

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<p>A photograph of Heath Ledger from the movie "Brokeback Mountain" rests among flowers at a makeshift memorial in front of the building where the actor died in New York January 23, 2008. REUTERS/Nicholas Roberts </p>

A photograph of Heath Ledger from the movie "Brokeback Mountain" rests among flowers at a makeshift memorial in front of the building where the actor died in New York January 23, 2008. REUTERS/Nicholas Roberts

A photograph of Heath Ledger from the movie "Brokeback Mountain" rests among flowers at a makeshift memorial in front of the building where the actor died in New York January 23, 2008. REUTERS/Nicholas Roberts

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<p>A reveller tries to hold on to a wild horse during the "Rapa Das Bestas" traditional event in the Spanish northwestern village of Sabucedo July 7, 2008.  REUTERS/Miguel Vidal </p>

A reveller tries to hold on to a wild horse during the "Rapa Das Bestas" traditional event in the Spanish northwestern village of Sabucedo July 7, 2008. REUTERS/Miguel Vidal

A reveller tries to hold on to a wild horse during the "Rapa Das Bestas" traditional event in the Spanish northwestern village of Sabucedo July 7, 2008. REUTERS/Miguel Vidal

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<p>Tiger Woods celebrates after making a birdie on the 18th hole during the final round of the U.S. Open golf championship at Torrey Pines in San Diego June 15, 2008. REUTERS/Matt Sullivan </p>

Tiger Woods celebrates after making a birdie on the 18th hole during the final round of the U.S. Open golf championship at Torrey Pines in San Diego June 15, 2008. REUTERS/Matt Sullivan

Tiger Woods celebrates after making a birdie on the 18th hole during the final round of the U.S. Open golf championship at Torrey Pines in San Diego June 15, 2008. REUTERS/Matt Sullivan

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<p>Roger Federer of Switzerland holds the runner-up trophy after losing to Rafael Nadal of Spain in their finals match at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London July 6, 2008. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque </p>

Roger Federer of Switzerland holds the runner-up trophy after losing to Rafael Nadal of Spain in their finals match at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London July 6, 2008. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Roger Federer of Switzerland holds the runner-up trophy after losing to Rafael Nadal of Spain in their finals match at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London July 6, 2008. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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<p>Locals and tourists walk around the Dutch ship Artemis which ran aground on the beach of les Sables d'Olonne, southern French Britanny, western France, March 10, 2008.  REUTERS/Stephane Mahe </p>

Locals and tourists walk around the Dutch ship Artemis which ran aground on the beach of les Sables d'Olonne, southern French Britanny, western France, March 10, 2008. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Locals and tourists walk around the Dutch ship Artemis which ran aground on the beach of les Sables d'Olonne, southern French Britanny, western France, March 10, 2008. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

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<p>An Indian policeman runs after a powerful bomb blast in Srinagar March 19, 2008.  REUTERS/Danish Ismail </p>

An Indian policeman runs after a powerful bomb blast in Srinagar March 19, 2008. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

An Indian policeman runs after a powerful bomb blast in Srinagar March 19, 2008. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

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<p>A girl looks out of a train compartment at a railway station in Jammu February 26, 2008. REUTERS/Amit Gupta </p>

A girl looks out of a train compartment at a railway station in Jammu February 26, 2008. REUTERS/Amit Gupta

A girl looks out of a train compartment at a railway station in Jammu February 26, 2008. REUTERS/Amit Gupta

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<p>A churchyard is filled with floodwater in the community of Sheffield, New Brunswick, Canada, May 1, 2008. REUTERS/Paul Darrow </p>

A churchyard is filled with floodwater in the community of Sheffield, New Brunswick, Canada, May 1, 2008. REUTERS/Paul Darrow

A churchyard is filled with floodwater in the community of Sheffield, New Brunswick, Canada, May 1, 2008. REUTERS/Paul Darrow

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<p>Wounded South Ossetians stay in a hospital shelter in the South Ossetian capital of Tshinvali, August 10, 2008.  REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov </p>

Wounded South Ossetians stay in a hospital shelter in the South Ossetian capital of Tshinvali, August 10, 2008. REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov

Wounded South Ossetians stay in a hospital shelter in the South Ossetian capital of Tshinvali, August 10, 2008. REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov

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<p>Celeste Allen, 15, sits on the roof outside a bedroom in her home while observing Earth Hour in Phoenix, Arizona, March 29, 2008. A time exposure helped illuminate the sky. REUTERS/Jeff Topping </p>

Celeste Allen, 15, sits on the roof outside a bedroom in her home while observing Earth Hour in Phoenix, Arizona, March 29, 2008. A time exposure helped illuminate the sky. REUTERS/Jeff Topping

Celeste Allen, 15, sits on the roof outside a bedroom in her home while observing Earth Hour in Phoenix, Arizona, March 29, 2008. A time exposure helped illuminate the sky. REUTERS/Jeff Topping

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<p>Shadows are seen on a wall near the Zhongnanhai compound in Beijing, December 29, 2008. REUTERS/Jason Lee </p>

Shadows are seen on a wall near the Zhongnanhai compound in Beijing, December 29, 2008. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Shadows are seen on a wall near the Zhongnanhai compound in Beijing, December 29, 2008. REUTERS/Jason Lee

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<p>Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez takes a sample of crude during his weekly broadcast at a nationalized oil field at Orinoco's belt in the southern strip of the eastern Orinoco River February 17, 2008. REUTERS/Miraflores Palace/Handout </p>

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez takes a sample of crude during his weekly broadcast at a nationalized oil field at Orinoco's belt in the southern strip of the eastern Orinoco River February 17, 2008. REUTERS/Miraflores Palace/Handout

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez takes a sample of crude during his weekly broadcast at a nationalized oil field at Orinoco's belt in the southern strip of the eastern Orinoco River February 17, 2008. REUTERS/Miraflores Palace/Handout

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<p>Shareholders' of Adidas Group are silhouetted in front of the company logo before the annual shareholder meeting in Fuerth near Nuremberg, Germany, May 8, 2008. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle </p>

Shareholders' of Adidas Group are silhouetted in front of the company logo before the annual shareholder meeting in Fuerth near Nuremberg, Germany, May 8, 2008. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

Shareholders' of Adidas Group are silhouetted in front of the company logo before the annual shareholder meeting in Fuerth near Nuremberg, Germany, May 8, 2008. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

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<p>The shoes of a Maasai warrior from northern Tanzania are seen as he dances in London's Trafalgar Square April 7, 2008. REUTERS/Alessia Pierdomenico </p>

The shoes of a Maasai warrior from northern Tanzania are seen as he dances in London's Trafalgar Square April 7, 2008. REUTERS/Alessia Pierdomenico

The shoes of a Maasai warrior from northern Tanzania are seen as he dances in London's Trafalgar Square April 7, 2008. REUTERS/Alessia Pierdomenico

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<p>Dede, 35, a man who has gnarled growths sprouting from his hands and feet, sends a message through his mobile phone at Hasan Sadikin hospital in Bandung April 16, 2008.  REUTERS/Beawiharta </p>

Dede, 35, a man who has gnarled growths sprouting from his hands and feet, sends a message through his mobile phone at Hasan Sadikin hospital in Bandung April 16, 2008. REUTERS/Beawiharta

Dede, 35, a man who has gnarled growths sprouting from his hands and feet, sends a message through his mobile phone at Hasan Sadikin hospital in Bandung April 16, 2008. REUTERS/Beawiharta

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<p>A craftsman works on jewellery pieces at a jewellery factory in Meycauayan, Bulacan, north of Manila, Philippines, March 17, 2008. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo </p>

A craftsman works on jewellery pieces at a jewellery factory in Meycauayan, Bulacan, north of Manila, Philippines, March 17, 2008. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

A craftsman works on jewellery pieces at a jewellery factory in Meycauayan, Bulacan, north of Manila, Philippines, March 17, 2008. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

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<p>Two men pose naked at Toronto's 28th annual Gay Pride Parade in Toronto, June 29, 2008. REUTERS/Mark Blinch </p>

Two men pose naked at Toronto's 28th annual Gay Pride Parade in Toronto, June 29, 2008. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

Two men pose naked at Toronto's 28th annual Gay Pride Parade in Toronto, June 29, 2008. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

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<p>Philadelphia Phillies closer Brad Lidge celebrates with catcher Carlos Ruiz after their team defeated the Tampa Bay Rays to win Major League Baseball's World Series after game 5 in Philadelphia, October 29, 2008 REUTERS/Bill Kostroun </p>

Philadelphia Phillies closer Brad Lidge celebrates with catcher Carlos Ruiz after their team defeated the Tampa Bay Rays to win Major League Baseball's World Series after game 5 in Philadelphia, October 29, 2008 REUTERS/Bill Kostroun

Philadelphia Phillies closer Brad Lidge celebrates with catcher Carlos Ruiz after their team defeated the Tampa Bay Rays to win Major League Baseball's World Series after game 5 in Philadelphia, October 29, 2008 REUTERS/Bill Kostroun

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<p>Anthony Wall of England jumps after playing a shot on the 11th hole during the third round at the Volvo Masters golf tournament in Sotogrande, southern Spain November 2, 2008. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo </p>

Anthony Wall of England jumps after playing a shot on the 11th hole during the third round at the Volvo Masters golf tournament in Sotogrande, southern Spain November 2, 2008. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo

Anthony Wall of England jumps after playing a shot on the 11th hole during the third round at the Volvo Masters golf tournament in Sotogrande, southern Spain November 2, 2008. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo

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<p>Amateur golfer Michael Thompson of the U.S. hits from the sand on the 7th green during a practice round for the 2008 Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, April 7, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Blake </p>

Amateur golfer Michael Thompson of the U.S. hits from the sand on the 7th green during a practice round for the 2008 Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, April 7, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Amateur golfer Michael Thompson of the U.S. hits from the sand on the 7th green during a practice round for the 2008 Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, April 7, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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<p>Chinese security personnel shield themselves against stones thrown by protesters in Lhasa March 14, 2008. The banner reads: "Enhancing public safety management, safeguarding political stability.". REUTERS/Stringer </p>

Chinese security personnel shield themselves against stones thrown by protesters in Lhasa March 14, 2008. The banner reads: "Enhancing public safety management, safeguarding political stability.". REUTERS/Stringer

Chinese security personnel shield themselves against stones thrown by protesters in Lhasa March 14, 2008. The banner reads: "Enhancing public safety management, safeguarding political stability.". REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>An Iraqi soldier takes a rest during a joint mopping-up operation with U.S. soldiers from Bravo Company, 1-22 Infantry Battalion on the edge of Shiite dominated Baghdad's neighbourhood of Shulla, May 20, 2008. REUTERS/Oleg Popov </p>

An Iraqi soldier takes a rest during a joint mopping-up operation with U.S. soldiers from Bravo Company, 1-22 Infantry Battalion on the edge of Shiite dominated Baghdad's neighbourhood of Shulla, May 20, 2008. REUTERS/Oleg Popov

An Iraqi soldier takes a rest during a joint mopping-up operation with U.S. soldiers from Bravo Company, 1-22 Infantry Battalion on the edge of Shiite dominated Baghdad's neighbourhood of Shulla, May 20, 2008. REUTERS/Oleg Popov

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<p>Video frame grab of President George W. Bush ducking from a shoe during a news conference in Baghdad December 14, 2008. An Iraqi reporter called visiting U.S. President Bush a "dog" in Arabic and threw his shoes at him during a news conference in Baghdad. Iraqi security officers and U.S. secret service agents leapt at the man and dragged him struggling and screaming out of the room where Bush was giving a news conference with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki. REUTERS/Reuters TV </p>

Video frame grab of President George W. Bush ducking from a shoe during a news conference in Baghdad December 14, 2008. An Iraqi reporter called visiting U.S. President Bush a "dog" in Arabic and threw his shoes at him during a news conference in...more

Video frame grab of President George W. Bush ducking from a shoe during a news conference in Baghdad December 14, 2008. An Iraqi reporter called visiting U.S. President Bush a "dog" in Arabic and threw his shoes at him during a news conference in Baghdad. Iraqi security officers and U.S. secret service agents leapt at the man and dragged him struggling and screaming out of the room where Bush was giving a news conference with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki. REUTERS/Reuters TV

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<p>Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wears 3-D glasses to watch a programme about an Iranian rocket during a visit to the control centre for Iran's space programme near Tehran February 4, 2008.  REUTERS/Fars News </p>

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wears 3-D glasses to watch a programme about an Iranian rocket during a visit to the control centre for Iran's space programme near Tehran February 4, 2008. REUTERS/Fars News

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wears 3-D glasses to watch a programme about an Iranian rocket during a visit to the control centre for Iran's space programme near Tehran February 4, 2008. REUTERS/Fars News

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<p>France's rogue trader Jerome Kerviel waves at reporters as he walks free from the Sante prison in Paris March 18, 2008 after five weeks in custody.  REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes</p>

France's rogue trader Jerome Kerviel waves at reporters as he walks free from the Sante prison in Paris March 18, 2008 after five weeks in custody. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

France's rogue trader Jerome Kerviel waves at reporters as he walks free from the Sante prison in Paris March 18, 2008 after five weeks in custody. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

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<p>Performers pose for photos ahead of the rehearsal for the opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in front of the National Stadium, also know as the Bird's Nest, in Beijing, July 16, 2008. REUTERS/Joe Chan </p>

Performers pose for photos ahead of the rehearsal for the opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in front of the National Stadium, also know as the Bird's Nest, in Beijing, July 16, 2008. REUTERS/Joe Chan

Performers pose for photos ahead of the rehearsal for the opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in front of the National Stadium, also know as the Bird's Nest, in Beijing, July 16, 2008. REUTERS/Joe Chan

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<p>Apple CEO Steve Jobs shows the new MacBook Air during the Macworld Convention and Expo in San Francisco, California January 15, 2008. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith </p>

Apple CEO Steve Jobs shows the new MacBook Air during the Macworld Convention and Expo in San Francisco, California January 15, 2008. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Apple CEO Steve Jobs shows the new MacBook Air during the Macworld Convention and Expo in San Francisco, California January 15, 2008. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

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<p>A picture of Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah hangs from balloons during a rally in Tehran to mark the second anniversary of the 33-day conflict between Lebanon's Hezbollah and Israel, August 12, 2008. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl </p>

A picture of Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah hangs from balloons during a rally in Tehran to mark the second anniversary of the 33-day conflict between Lebanon's Hezbollah and Israel, August 12, 2008. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

A picture of Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah hangs from balloons during a rally in Tehran to mark the second anniversary of the 33-day conflict between Lebanon's Hezbollah and Israel, August 12, 2008. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

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<p>The moon and stars light up Mount Everest, also known as Qomolangma, as seen from near Everest Base Camp in the Tibet Autonomous Region April 29, 2008. REUTERS/David Gray </p>

The moon and stars light up Mount Everest, also known as Qomolangma, as seen from near Everest Base Camp in the Tibet Autonomous Region April 29, 2008. REUTERS/David Gray

The moon and stars light up Mount Everest, also known as Qomolangma, as seen from near Everest Base Camp in the Tibet Autonomous Region April 29, 2008. REUTERS/David Gray

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