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<p>A worker wearing a Halloween costume rides in a water ball to attract customers outside the Manila Ocean Park October 30, 2009.    REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco</p>

A worker wearing a Halloween costume rides in a water ball to attract customers outside the Manila Ocean Park October 30, 2009. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

A worker wearing a Halloween costume rides in a water ball to attract customers outside the Manila Ocean Park October 30, 2009. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

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<p>A dog dressed as Batman participates in the Family Pet Festival in Cali October 25, 2009.   REUTERS/Jaime Saldarriaga</p>

A dog dressed as Batman participates in the Family Pet Festival in Cali October 25, 2009. REUTERS/Jaime Saldarriaga

A dog dressed as Batman participates in the Family Pet Festival in Cali October 25, 2009. REUTERS/Jaime Saldarriaga

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<p>French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde gestures as she visits the "Cartier Treasures - King of Jewellers, Jewellers to Kings" exhibition inside the Forbidden City, in Beijing October 28, 2009.   REUTERS/Jason Lee</p>

French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde gestures as she visits the "Cartier Treasures - King of Jewellers, Jewellers to Kings" exhibition inside the Forbidden City, in Beijing October 28, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Lee

French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde gestures as she visits the "Cartier Treasures - King of Jewellers, Jewellers to Kings" exhibition inside the Forbidden City, in Beijing October 28, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Lee

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<p>BASE jumper Deane Smith of Calne in England leaps before parachuting down from Kuala Lumpur Tower in Malaysia's capital of Kuala Lumpur October 23, 2009.   REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad</p>

BASE jumper Deane Smith of Calne in England leaps before parachuting down from Kuala Lumpur Tower in Malaysia's capital of Kuala Lumpur October 23, 2009. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad

BASE jumper Deane Smith of Calne in England leaps before parachuting down from Kuala Lumpur Tower in Malaysia's capital of Kuala Lumpur October 23, 2009. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad

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<p>Lebanese chefs pour hummus into a gigantic dish in Beirut during an attempt to enter the Guinness Book of Records for producing the biggest plate of hummus in the world, October 24, 2009.    REUTERS/ Jamal Saidi</p>

Lebanese chefs pour hummus into a gigantic dish in Beirut during an attempt to enter the Guinness Book of Records for producing the biggest plate of hummus in the world, October 24, 2009. REUTERS/ Jamal Saidi

Lebanese chefs pour hummus into a gigantic dish in Beirut during an attempt to enter the Guinness Book of Records for producing the biggest plate of hummus in the world, October 24, 2009. REUTERS/ Jamal Saidi

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<p>Clocks are seen during the performance "tck tck tck" by Global Campaign for Climate Action at the Barcelona Climate Change Talks, November 4, 2009.    REUTERS/Albert Gea</p>

Clocks are seen during the performance "tck tck tck" by Global Campaign for Climate Action at the Barcelona Climate Change Talks, November 4, 2009. REUTERS/Albert Gea

Clocks are seen during the performance "tck tck tck" by Global Campaign for Climate Action at the Barcelona Climate Change Talks, November 4, 2009. REUTERS/Albert Gea

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<p>A man looks at transparent specimens of fish displayed at Design Festa in Tokyo October 24, 2009. Design Festa is Asia's biggest international art event, open to anyone who wants to exhibit their creative talent, according to the organiser.   REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao</p>

A man looks at transparent specimens of fish displayed at Design Festa in Tokyo October 24, 2009. Design Festa is Asia's biggest international art event, open to anyone who wants to exhibit their creative talent, according to the organiser. ...more

A man looks at transparent specimens of fish displayed at Design Festa in Tokyo October 24, 2009. Design Festa is Asia's biggest international art event, open to anyone who wants to exhibit their creative talent, according to the organiser. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

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<p>Visitors at Durban's Ushaka Marine World get a good view of a shark, November 1, 2009.    REUTERS/Rogan Ward</p>

Visitors at Durban's Ushaka Marine World get a good view of a shark, November 1, 2009. REUTERS/Rogan Ward

Visitors at Durban's Ushaka Marine World get a good view of a shark, November 1, 2009. REUTERS/Rogan Ward

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<p>Robin Upton poses with pumpkins and squashes in his cottage garden at Slindon, Sussex in southern England October 28, 2009.    REUTERS/Toby Melville</p>

Robin Upton poses with pumpkins and squashes in his cottage garden at Slindon, Sussex in southern England October 28, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Robin Upton poses with pumpkins and squashes in his cottage garden at Slindon, Sussex in southern England October 28, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville

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<p>Police take up position behind a metal barrier as students from a group of universities hold a puppet of Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa over the barrier during a protest in Colombo October 28, 2009.   REUTERS/Stringer</p>

Police take up position behind a metal barrier as students from a group of universities hold a puppet of Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa over the barrier during a protest in Colombo October 28, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer

Police take up position behind a metal barrier as students from a group of universities hold a puppet of Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa over the barrier during a protest in Colombo October 28, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>A woman looks at a sculpture "Dying for a drink" by Phill Hall as part of the Sculpture By The Sea exhibition at Tamarama beach in Sydney October 31, 2009.   REUTERS/Daniel Munoz</p>

A woman looks at a sculpture "Dying for a drink" by Phill Hall as part of the Sculpture By The Sea exhibition at Tamarama beach in Sydney October 31, 2009. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz

A woman looks at a sculpture "Dying for a drink" by Phill Hall as part of the Sculpture By The Sea exhibition at Tamarama beach in Sydney October 31, 2009. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz

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<p>Gas masks from a street vendor are pictured near to the former Berlin Wall border checkpoint, Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin, November 2, 2009.   REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz</p>

Gas masks from a street vendor are pictured near to the former Berlin Wall border checkpoint, Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin, November 2, 2009. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz

Gas masks from a street vendor are pictured near to the former Berlin Wall border checkpoint, Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin, November 2, 2009. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz

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<p>A dog dressed as a Rastafarian participates in the Family Pet Festival in Cali October 25, 2009.   REUTERS/Jaime Saldarriaga </p>

A dog dressed as a Rastafarian participates in the Family Pet Festival in Cali October 25, 2009. REUTERS/Jaime Saldarriaga

A dog dressed as a Rastafarian participates in the Family Pet Festival in Cali October 25, 2009. REUTERS/Jaime Saldarriaga

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<p>A boy runs across a giant copy of the Mona Lisa as it is unveiled in Wrexham, north Wales, October 28, 2009. The giant version of Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece measuring 17.5 metres across and 50 times bigger than the original, is an attempt to produce the largest ever reproduction of the painting.   REUTERS/Phil Noble</p>

A boy runs across a giant copy of the Mona Lisa as it is unveiled in Wrexham, north Wales, October 28, 2009. The giant version of Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece measuring 17.5 metres across and 50 times bigger than the original, is an attempt to...more

A boy runs across a giant copy of the Mona Lisa as it is unveiled in Wrexham, north Wales, October 28, 2009. The giant version of Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece measuring 17.5 metres across and 50 times bigger than the original, is an attempt to produce the largest ever reproduction of the painting. REUTERS/Phil Noble

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<p>Joshua Grant (R) and Brock Hayhoe, members of New York's professional all-male Dance Company "Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo", also known as the Trocks, pose for pictures in Sydney October 23, 2009.    REUTERS/Daniel Munoz</p>

Joshua Grant (R) and Brock Hayhoe, members of New York's professional all-male Dance Company "Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo", also known as the Trocks, pose for pictures in Sydney October 23, 2009. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz

Joshua Grant (R) and Brock Hayhoe, members of New York's professional all-male Dance Company "Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo", also known as the Trocks, pose for pictures in Sydney October 23, 2009. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz

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<p>Female soldiers wearing traditional costumes make parachute jump performances during a rehearsal for the upcoming 60th anniversary of the founding of China Air Force near an airport on the outskirts of Beijing, November 3, 2009.    REUTERS/Joe Chan</p>

Female soldiers wearing traditional costumes make parachute jump performances during a rehearsal for the upcoming 60th anniversary of the founding of China Air Force near an airport on the outskirts of Beijing, November 3, 2009. REUTERS/Joe Chan more

Female soldiers wearing traditional costumes make parachute jump performances during a rehearsal for the upcoming 60th anniversary of the founding of China Air Force near an airport on the outskirts of Beijing, November 3, 2009. REUTERS/Joe Chan

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<p>A member of the Philadelphia 76ers "Hare Raisers" grabs the ball to dunk in between periods of the Philadelphia 76ers versus the Boston Celtics NBA basketball game in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania November 3, 2009.   REUTERS/Tim Shaffer</p>

A member of the Philadelphia 76ers "Hare Raisers" grabs the ball to dunk in between periods of the Philadelphia 76ers versus the Boston Celtics NBA basketball game in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania November 3, 2009. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer

A member of the Philadelphia 76ers "Hare Raisers" grabs the ball to dunk in between periods of the Philadelphia 76ers versus the Boston Celtics NBA basketball game in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania November 3, 2009. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer

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<p>Japanese miniature craft artist Rieko Tanaka shows off her 18mm tall wooden handmade "Gundam" character from the popular Japanese television animation series at Design Festa in Tokyo October 24, 2009.    REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao</p>

Japanese miniature craft artist Rieko Tanaka shows off her 18mm tall wooden handmade "Gundam" character from the popular Japanese television animation series at Design Festa in Tokyo October 24, 2009. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

Japanese miniature craft artist Rieko Tanaka shows off her 18mm tall wooden handmade "Gundam" character from the popular Japanese television animation series at Design Festa in Tokyo October 24, 2009. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

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<p>A 32-metre (105 feet) statue of late Chairman Mao Zedong in his youth is seen under construction in Changsha, Hunan province, November 3, 2009.   REUTERS/China Daily</p>

A 32-metre (105 feet) statue of late Chairman Mao Zedong in his youth is seen under construction in Changsha, Hunan province, November 3, 2009. REUTERS/China Daily

A 32-metre (105 feet) statue of late Chairman Mao Zedong in his youth is seen under construction in Changsha, Hunan province, November 3, 2009. REUTERS/China Daily

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<p>People walk past the Tim and Shayn Amber Wetherell sculpture "Eye sea you" as part of the Sculpture By The Sea exhibition at Bondi beach in Sydney October 29, 2009.    REUTERS/Daniel Munoz</p>

People walk past the Tim and Shayn Amber Wetherell sculpture "Eye sea you" as part of the Sculpture By The Sea exhibition at Bondi beach in Sydney October 29, 2009. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz

People walk past the Tim and Shayn Amber Wetherell sculpture "Eye sea you" as part of the Sculpture By The Sea exhibition at Bondi beach in Sydney October 29, 2009. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz

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<p>Performers greet local school children as they arrive for a Halloween reception by President Barack Obama and his family at the White House in Washington October 31, 2009.   REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst</p>

Performers greet local school children as they arrive for a Halloween reception by President Barack Obama and his family at the White House in Washington October 31, 2009. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Performers greet local school children as they arrive for a Halloween reception by President Barack Obama and his family at the White House in Washington October 31, 2009. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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