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<p>An artist displays her makeup at the 2010 Taiwan International Tattoo Convention in Taipei July 30, 2010. REUTERS/Nicky Loh </p>

An artist displays her makeup at the 2010 Taiwan International Tattoo Convention in Taipei July 30, 2010. REUTERS/Nicky Loh

An artist displays her makeup at the 2010 Taiwan International Tattoo Convention in Taipei July 30, 2010. REUTERS/Nicky Loh

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<p>A shire horse pulling a beer wagon drinks real ale at the Great British Beer Festival at Earl's Court in west London August 3, 2010. REUTERS/Toby Melville </p>

A shire horse pulling a beer wagon drinks real ale at the Great British Beer Festival at Earl's Court in west London August 3, 2010. REUTERS/Toby Melville

A shire horse pulling a beer wagon drinks real ale at the Great British Beer Festival at Earl's Court in west London August 3, 2010. REUTERS/Toby Melville

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<p>Russia's Vladimir Ladyzhenskiy (L) and Finland's Timo Kaukonen take part in the finals of the Sauna World Championships in Heinola August 7, 2010. Ladyzhenskiy died in the finals of the world sauna championships in Finland after spending some six minutes sweltering in temperatures of 110 degrees Celsius (230.00F), organisers said. REUTERS/Sari Gustafsson/Lehtikuva </p>

Russia's Vladimir Ladyzhenskiy (L) and Finland's Timo Kaukonen take part in the finals of the Sauna World Championships in Heinola August 7, 2010. Ladyzhenskiy died in the finals of the world sauna championships in Finland after spending some six...more

Russia's Vladimir Ladyzhenskiy (L) and Finland's Timo Kaukonen take part in the finals of the Sauna World Championships in Heinola August 7, 2010. Ladyzhenskiy died in the finals of the world sauna championships in Finland after spending some six minutes sweltering in temperatures of 110 degrees Celsius (230.00F), organisers said. REUTERS/Sari Gustafsson/Lehtikuva

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<p>Alexandr Belozor paints on the bottom of the Black Sea near Yalta, Ukraine, during an attempt to create the largest underwater painting August 5, 2010. Belozor, 47, successfully created a 70 by 100 centimetres painting underwater while witnessed by a representative from Ukraine's national book of records. The record will be sent to the Guinness World Records for validation. REUTERS/Mihail Semyenov </p>

Alexandr Belozor paints on the bottom of the Black Sea near Yalta, Ukraine, during an attempt to create the largest underwater painting August 5, 2010. Belozor, 47, successfully created a 70 by 100 centimetres painting underwater while witnessed by a...more

Alexandr Belozor paints on the bottom of the Black Sea near Yalta, Ukraine, during an attempt to create the largest underwater painting August 5, 2010. Belozor, 47, successfully created a 70 by 100 centimetres painting underwater while witnessed by a representative from Ukraine's national book of records. The record will be sent to the Guinness World Records for validation. REUTERS/Mihail Semyenov

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<p>Kishan Kumar, a street artist dressed as a monkey, performs in a slum area in New Delhi August 3, 2010. Kumar who lives in the slums of west Delhi plays "Behrupia" (a man with many disguises) and earns livelihood for his family by performing on the streets or at weddings. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause </p>

Kishan Kumar, a street artist dressed as a monkey, performs in a slum area in New Delhi August 3, 2010. Kumar who lives in the slums of west Delhi plays "Behrupia" (a man with many disguises) and earns livelihood for his family by performing on the...more

Kishan Kumar, a street artist dressed as a monkey, performs in a slum area in New Delhi August 3, 2010. Kumar who lives in the slums of west Delhi plays "Behrupia" (a man with many disguises) and earns livelihood for his family by performing on the streets or at weddings. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause

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<p>Playskool's Mrs. Potato Head and Jeep, portraying Marmaduke, cross paths at the BlogHer '10 conference in New York, August 6, 2010. Hasbro and Fox Home Entertainment are both participating sponsors at this year's blogger conference. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine/Hasbro/Handout </p>

Playskool's Mrs. Potato Head and Jeep, portraying Marmaduke, cross paths at the BlogHer '10 conference in New York, August 6, 2010. Hasbro and Fox Home Entertainment are both participating sponsors at this year's blogger conference. REUTERS/Ray...more

Playskool's Mrs. Potato Head and Jeep, portraying Marmaduke, cross paths at the BlogHer '10 conference in New York, August 6, 2010. Hasbro and Fox Home Entertainment are both participating sponsors at this year's blogger conference. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine/Hasbro/Handout

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<p>A man performs Jal Neti, or nasal wash, an ancient yogic technique, during a yoga session at Mohali in the northern Indian state of Punjab August 6, 2010. Many Indians believe that Jal Neti cures diseases related to the eyes, nose, throat and brain. REUTERS/Ajay Verma</p>

A man performs Jal Neti, or nasal wash, an ancient yogic technique, during a yoga session at Mohali in the northern Indian state of Punjab August 6, 2010. Many Indians believe that Jal Neti cures diseases related to the eyes, nose, throat and brain....more

A man performs Jal Neti, or nasal wash, an ancient yogic technique, during a yoga session at Mohali in the northern Indian state of Punjab August 6, 2010. Many Indians believe that Jal Neti cures diseases related to the eyes, nose, throat and brain. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

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<p>Thrillseekers take part in a world record-breaking nude rollercoaster ride, to raise money for Southend Hospital's breast care unit, at an amusement park in Southend-on-Sea, southeast England August 8, 2010. Participants, who loaded into the carriages 40 at a time, broke the previous world record of 32 naked riders on a theme park ride. A total of 102 riders turned up to ride without clothing. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett </p>

Thrillseekers take part in a world record-breaking nude rollercoaster ride, to raise money for Southend Hospital's breast care unit, at an amusement park in Southend-on-Sea, southeast England August 8, 2010. Participants, who loaded into the...more

Thrillseekers take part in a world record-breaking nude rollercoaster ride, to raise money for Southend Hospital's breast care unit, at an amusement park in Southend-on-Sea, southeast England August 8, 2010. Participants, who loaded into the carriages 40 at a time, broke the previous world record of 32 naked riders on a theme park ride. A total of 102 riders turned up to ride without clothing. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

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<p>The Care-O-Bot III robot carries a bottle of drink through a kitchen in the Fraunhofer institute in Stuttgart August 5, 2010. The Care-O-Bot III, a third generation robot, developed over the past twelve years, will help at the elderly care centre in the future. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle </p>

The Care-O-Bot III robot carries a bottle of drink through a kitchen in the Fraunhofer institute in Stuttgart August 5, 2010. The Care-O-Bot III, a third generation robot, developed over the past twelve years, will help at the elderly care centre in...more

The Care-O-Bot III robot carries a bottle of drink through a kitchen in the Fraunhofer institute in Stuttgart August 5, 2010. The Care-O-Bot III, a third generation robot, developed over the past twelve years, will help at the elderly care centre in the future. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

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<p>People swim in one of three converted dumpster pools on Park Avenue in New York August 7, 2010. New York's Park Avenue is converting unused rubbish dumpsters into swimming pools as part of the city's Summer Streets initiative. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton </p>

People swim in one of three converted dumpster pools on Park Avenue in New York August 7, 2010. New York's Park Avenue is converting unused rubbish dumpsters into swimming pools as part of the city's Summer Streets initiative. REUTERS/Shannon...more

People swim in one of three converted dumpster pools on Park Avenue in New York August 7, 2010. New York's Park Avenue is converting unused rubbish dumpsters into swimming pools as part of the city's Summer Streets initiative. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

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<p>Students dressed as gladiators fight in the historic Roman amphitheatre in Bad Deutsch-Altenburg, about 45 km (28 miles) east of Vienna, August 2, 2010. The students of Regensburg University are taking part in a two-week-long experiment where they live through the daily routines of gladiators in ancient Rome. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner </p>

Students dressed as gladiators fight in the historic Roman amphitheatre in Bad Deutsch-Altenburg, about 45 km (28 miles) east of Vienna, August 2, 2010. The students of Regensburg University are taking part in a two-week-long experiment where they...more

Students dressed as gladiators fight in the historic Roman amphitheatre in Bad Deutsch-Altenburg, about 45 km (28 miles) east of Vienna, August 2, 2010. The students of Regensburg University are taking part in a two-week-long experiment where they live through the daily routines of gladiators in ancient Rome. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

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<p>Japanese bridal couple Arisa Chi (L) and her new husband Kenji Yoshida stand behind a cow after their wedding ceremony on the foggy Mount First (2168m/7113ft) in the Swiss Alpine resort of Grindelwald August 6, 2010. In Grindelwald, the small town below the gray crag of the Eiger North Face, shop signs bear Kanji characters, the train station's main platform is bustling with Japanese tourists, and a chalet is even called Nagano, the same name as the mountainous region of Japan that hosted the Winter Olympics in 1998. Japanese are among the most numerous overseas tourists in Switzerland, and their presence has given rise to businesses catering to their tastes -- including weddings. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann </p>

Japanese bridal couple Arisa Chi (L) and her new husband Kenji Yoshida stand behind a cow after their wedding ceremony on the foggy Mount First (2168m/7113ft) in the Swiss Alpine resort of Grindelwald August 6, 2010. In Grindelwald, the small town...more

Japanese bridal couple Arisa Chi (L) and her new husband Kenji Yoshida stand behind a cow after their wedding ceremony on the foggy Mount First (2168m/7113ft) in the Swiss Alpine resort of Grindelwald August 6, 2010. In Grindelwald, the small town below the gray crag of the Eiger North Face, shop signs bear Kanji characters, the train station's main platform is bustling with Japanese tourists, and a chalet is even called Nagano, the same name as the mountainous region of Japan that hosted the Winter Olympics in 1998. Japanese are among the most numerous overseas tourists in Switzerland, and their presence has given rise to businesses catering to their tastes -- including weddings. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

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<p>A child (L) sits on an ice toilet as another child plays in an ice bathtub at the Ice Gallery in Seoul August 5, 2010. South Korea's National Meteorological Administration issued a nationwide scorching heat warning recently, local media reported. REUTERS/Truth Leem </p>

A child (L) sits on an ice toilet as another child plays in an ice bathtub at the Ice Gallery in Seoul August 5, 2010. South Korea's National Meteorological Administration issued a nationwide scorching heat warning recently, local media reported....more

A child (L) sits on an ice toilet as another child plays in an ice bathtub at the Ice Gallery in Seoul August 5, 2010. South Korea's National Meteorological Administration issued a nationwide scorching heat warning recently, local media reported. REUTERS/Truth Leem

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<p>Luntik, a three-month-old kitten with four ears, looks on in Russia's far eastern city of Vladivostok August 11, 2010. There are no ear canals in Luntik's second pair of ears. The kitten lives at an automobile service station. REUTERS/Yuri Maltsev </p>

Luntik, a three-month-old kitten with four ears, looks on in Russia's far eastern city of Vladivostok August 11, 2010. There are no ear canals in Luntik's second pair of ears. The kitten lives at an automobile service station. REUTERS/Yuri Maltsev more

Luntik, a three-month-old kitten with four ears, looks on in Russia's far eastern city of Vladivostok August 11, 2010. There are no ear canals in Luntik's second pair of ears. The kitten lives at an automobile service station. REUTERS/Yuri Maltsev

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<p>A patient receives a traditional Chinese medical treatment with needles and ignited dry moxa leaves on her face to cure facial paralysis, at a hospital in Jinan, Shandong province August 5, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer </p>

A patient receives a traditional Chinese medical treatment with needles and ignited dry moxa leaves on her face to cure facial paralysis, at a hospital in Jinan, Shandong province August 5, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer

A patient receives a traditional Chinese medical treatment with needles and ignited dry moxa leaves on her face to cure facial paralysis, at a hospital in Jinan, Shandong province August 5, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>A man stretches himself during a morning exercise session at the Temple of Heaven Park in Beijing August 3, 2010. REUTERS/Grace Liang </p>

A man stretches himself during a morning exercise session at the Temple of Heaven Park in Beijing August 3, 2010. REUTERS/Grace Liang

A man stretches himself during a morning exercise session at the Temple of Heaven Park in Beijing August 3, 2010. REUTERS/Grace Liang

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<p>Dadang, a resident of Cempaka Putih district, drinks water after being buried in the ground in Jakarta August 3, 2010. Dadang buried himself in the ground for over three hours to protest against a local government plan to evict him from his home. Around 90 people will be evicted from their homes because their houses were built illegally, local officials said. REUTERS/Beawiharta </p>

Dadang, a resident of Cempaka Putih district, drinks water after being buried in the ground in Jakarta August 3, 2010. Dadang buried himself in the ground for over three hours to protest against a local government plan to evict him from his home....more

Dadang, a resident of Cempaka Putih district, drinks water after being buried in the ground in Jakarta August 3, 2010. Dadang buried himself in the ground for over three hours to protest against a local government plan to evict him from his home. Around 90 people will be evicted from their homes because their houses were built illegally, local officials said. REUTERS/Beawiharta

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<p>Students shout "I love mother and father" in Korean as they lift logs during a two-week summer military camp for civilians at the Cheongryong Self-denial Training Camp in Ansan, about 80 km (50 miles) southwest of Seoul, August 3, 2010. The camp, ranging from three to fourteen days, is conducted for civilians by retired Korean Marines. Hundreds of students from primary to university level will participate in the camp during their summer vacation to strengthen their mental and physical endurance, according to camp instructors. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak </p>

Students shout "I love mother and father" in Korean as they lift logs during a two-week summer military camp for civilians at the Cheongryong Self-denial Training Camp in Ansan, about 80 km (50 miles) southwest of Seoul, August 3, 2010. The camp,...more

Students shout "I love mother and father" in Korean as they lift logs during a two-week summer military camp for civilians at the Cheongryong Self-denial Training Camp in Ansan, about 80 km (50 miles) southwest of Seoul, August 3, 2010. The camp, ranging from three to fourteen days, is conducted for civilians by retired Korean Marines. Hundreds of students from primary to university level will participate in the camp during their summer vacation to strengthen their mental and physical endurance, according to camp instructors. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

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<p>Officials dump a Chinese-made T-69 armoured tank into the Gulf of Thailand, near the southern Narathiwat province August 9, 2010. The 25 decommissioned Thai-army tanks will form artificial corals to improve the marine ecosystems and increase fish stock in the area. REUTERS/Surapan Boonthanom </p>

Officials dump a Chinese-made T-69 armoured tank into the Gulf of Thailand, near the southern Narathiwat province August 9, 2010. The 25 decommissioned Thai-army tanks will form artificial corals to improve the marine ecosystems and increase fish...more

Officials dump a Chinese-made T-69 armoured tank into the Gulf of Thailand, near the southern Narathiwat province August 9, 2010. The 25 decommissioned Thai-army tanks will form artificial corals to improve the marine ecosystems and increase fish stock in the area. REUTERS/Surapan Boonthanom

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<p>A worker sprays paint on a three-wheeler car in the shape of a ladies handbag made with steel plates at a workshop in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad August 4, 2010. The handbag and shoe is part of a ladies series of creations by Indian car designer Sudhakar Yadav and the cars can run at a maximum speed of 45 kph (28 mph). REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder </p>

A worker sprays paint on a three-wheeler car in the shape of a ladies handbag made with steel plates at a workshop in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad August 4, 2010. The handbag and shoe is part of a ladies series of creations by Indian car...more

A worker sprays paint on a three-wheeler car in the shape of a ladies handbag made with steel plates at a workshop in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad August 4, 2010. The handbag and shoe is part of a ladies series of creations by Indian car designer Sudhakar Yadav and the cars can run at a maximum speed of 45 kph (28 mph). REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder

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