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<p>A woman makes cow dung cakes at Bahlolpur village in the northern Indian state of Punjab February 10, 2010. REUTERS/Ajay Verma </p>

A woman makes cow dung cakes at Bahlolpur village in the northern Indian state of Punjab February 10, 2010. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

A woman makes cow dung cakes at Bahlolpur village in the northern Indian state of Punjab February 10, 2010. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

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<p>Competitor Douglas Perok "Obi Wing", rips his shirt after vomiting to lose at "Wingbowl 18", the annual chicken wing eating contest in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 5, 2010. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer </p>

Competitor Douglas Perok "Obi Wing", rips his shirt after vomiting to lose at "Wingbowl 18", the annual chicken wing eating contest in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 5, 2010. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer

Competitor Douglas Perok "Obi Wing", rips his shirt after vomiting to lose at "Wingbowl 18", the annual chicken wing eating contest in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 5, 2010. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer

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<p>A U.S. Marine eats a scorpion during a jungle survival exercise with the Thai Navy, as part of the "Cobra Gold 2010" (CG10) joint military exercise, at a military base in Chon Buri Province February 9, 2010. About 14,073 soldiers from six countries, including Thailand, U.S., Singapore Indonesia, Japan and South Korea are participating in the three-week military exercise. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom </p>

A U.S. Marine eats a scorpion during a jungle survival exercise with the Thai Navy, as part of the "Cobra Gold 2010" (CG10) joint military exercise, at a military base in Chon Buri Province February 9, 2010. About 14,073 soldiers from six countries,...more

A U.S. Marine eats a scorpion during a jungle survival exercise with the Thai Navy, as part of the "Cobra Gold 2010" (CG10) joint military exercise, at a military base in Chon Buri Province February 9, 2010. About 14,073 soldiers from six countries, including Thailand, U.S., Singapore Indonesia, Japan and South Korea are participating in the three-week military exercise. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

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<p>Xiaoqing (L) and a consultant take part in an interview with Reuters at the Time Plastic surgery clinic in Shanghai February 4, 2010. The 21-year-old, who would only give her name as Xiaoqing, is seeking extensive plastic surgery to look like U.S. actress Jessica Alba, mainly because she hopes to win back her boyfriend who she said always wished she looked more like the Hollywood star. The hospital has agreed to do it for free to showcase their surgery skills. REUTERS/Nir Elias </p>

Xiaoqing (L) and a consultant take part in an interview with Reuters at the Time Plastic surgery clinic in Shanghai February 4, 2010. The 21-year-old, who would only give her name as Xiaoqing, is seeking extensive plastic surgery to look like U.S....more

Xiaoqing (L) and a consultant take part in an interview with Reuters at the Time Plastic surgery clinic in Shanghai February 4, 2010. The 21-year-old, who would only give her name as Xiaoqing, is seeking extensive plastic surgery to look like U.S. actress Jessica Alba, mainly because she hopes to win back her boyfriend who she said always wished she looked more like the Hollywood star. The hospital has agreed to do it for free to showcase their surgery skills. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>Medieval flag hurlers perform before a mass led by Pope Benedict XVI to mark the eighteenth World Day of the Sick in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican February 11, 2010. REUTERS/Max Rossi </p>

Medieval flag hurlers perform before a mass led by Pope Benedict XVI to mark the eighteenth World Day of the Sick in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican February 11, 2010. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Medieval flag hurlers perform before a mass led by Pope Benedict XVI to mark the eighteenth World Day of the Sick in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican February 11, 2010. REUTERS/Max Rossi

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<p>Moderator and entertainer Alexander Duszat known as 'Elton' blows a ping pong ball during a competition to promote new game 'Schlag den Raab' at the press preview of the 61th International Toy Fair in Nuremberg February 3, 2010. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle </p>

Moderator and entertainer Alexander Duszat known as 'Elton' blows a ping pong ball during a competition to promote new game 'Schlag den Raab' at the press preview of the 61th International Toy Fair in Nuremberg February 3, 2010. REUTERS/Michaela...more

Moderator and entertainer Alexander Duszat known as 'Elton' blows a ping pong ball during a competition to promote new game 'Schlag den Raab' at the press preview of the 61th International Toy Fair in Nuremberg February 3, 2010. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

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<p>A Jab Malassie performs with a dollar bill in his nose during the National Carnival Commission's Traditional Mas competition at Victoria Square in Port of Spain, February 10, 2010. REUTERS/Andrea De Silva </p>

A Jab Malassie performs with a dollar bill in his nose during the National Carnival Commission's Traditional Mas competition at Victoria Square in Port of Spain, February 10, 2010. REUTERS/Andrea De Silva

A Jab Malassie performs with a dollar bill in his nose during the National Carnival Commission's Traditional Mas competition at Victoria Square in Port of Spain, February 10, 2010. REUTERS/Andrea De Silva

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<p>Designer Alexander van de Rostyne kisses his new and first 4-channel indoor toy helicopter from the company Silverlit during the press preview of the 61th International Toy Fair in Nuremberg February 3, 2010. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle </p>

Designer Alexander van de Rostyne kisses his new and first 4-channel indoor toy helicopter from the company Silverlit during the press preview of the 61th International Toy Fair in Nuremberg February 3, 2010. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

Designer Alexander van de Rostyne kisses his new and first 4-channel indoor toy helicopter from the company Silverlit during the press preview of the 61th International Toy Fair in Nuremberg February 3, 2010. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

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<p>Models pose in their underwear to celebrate the fourth edition of "Brazilian Underwear Day" at a bus station in Brasilia February 9, 2010. The day is inspired by a similar event which has taken place at Times Square in New York City since 2003. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes </p>

Models pose in their underwear to celebrate the fourth edition of "Brazilian Underwear Day" at a bus station in Brasilia February 9, 2010. The day is inspired by a similar event which has taken place at Times Square in New York City since 2003....more

Models pose in their underwear to celebrate the fourth edition of "Brazilian Underwear Day" at a bus station in Brasilia February 9, 2010. The day is inspired by a similar event which has taken place at Times Square in New York City since 2003. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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<p>A Sadhu, or Hindu holy man, whose followers say have not moved his arm and cut his fingernails for 32 years, sits in a camp near the banks of the Ganges river, during "Kumbh Mela" or Pitcher Festival, in the northern town of Haridwar February 10, 2010.  REUTERS/Reinhard Krause </p>

A Sadhu, or Hindu holy man, whose followers say have not moved his arm and cut his fingernails for 32 years, sits in a camp near the banks of the Ganges river, during "Kumbh Mela" or Pitcher Festival, in the northern town of Haridwar February 10,...more

A Sadhu, or Hindu holy man, whose followers say have not moved his arm and cut his fingernails for 32 years, sits in a camp near the banks of the Ganges river, during "Kumbh Mela" or Pitcher Festival, in the northern town of Haridwar February 10, 2010. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause

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<p>A cycle-rickshaw puller moves the wreckage of a car to a scrap yard in the eastern Indian city of Siliguri February 2, 2010. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri </p>

A cycle-rickshaw puller moves the wreckage of a car to a scrap yard in the eastern Indian city of Siliguri February 2, 2010. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A cycle-rickshaw puller moves the wreckage of a car to a scrap yard in the eastern Indian city of Siliguri February 2, 2010. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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<p>Ethiopian skier Robel Teklemariam poses during training on the street of the capital Addis Ababa February 3, 2010. Ethiopia's only Olympic skier wheels down a suburban Addis Ababa street on his roller skis, expertly weaving around six donkeys and drawing stares from locals more used to watching runners train.  REUTERS/Irada Humbatova </p>

Ethiopian skier Robel Teklemariam poses during training on the street of the capital Addis Ababa February 3, 2010. Ethiopia's only Olympic skier wheels down a suburban Addis Ababa street on his roller skis, expertly weaving around six donkeys and...more

Ethiopian skier Robel Teklemariam poses during training on the street of the capital Addis Ababa February 3, 2010. Ethiopia's only Olympic skier wheels down a suburban Addis Ababa street on his roller skis, expertly weaving around six donkeys and drawing stares from locals more used to watching runners train. REUTERS/Irada Humbatova

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<p>Dancers of the Momix Dance Theatre Company perform a scene of "Bothanica" at the Olympic Theatre in Rome February 3, 2010. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi </p>

Dancers of the Momix Dance Theatre Company perform a scene of "Bothanica" at the Olympic Theatre in Rome February 3, 2010. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Dancers of the Momix Dance Theatre Company perform a scene of "Bothanica" at the Olympic Theatre in Rome February 3, 2010. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

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<p>A chimpanzee throws a video camera in a protective case in the Budongo Trail enclosure at Edinburgh Zoo, Scotland January 26, 2010. For the last eleven months the chimpanzees residing in the Budongo Trail have been taking part in a study called 'The Chimpcam Project'. The project, a joint collaboration between the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, University of Stirling and Burning Gold Productions, allows the chimps to shoot their own footage using a chimp-proof camera, experience video streaming for the first time and learn how to use touch screen technology. REUTERS/David Moir </p>

A chimpanzee throws a video camera in a protective case in the Budongo Trail enclosure at Edinburgh Zoo, Scotland January 26, 2010. For the last eleven months the chimpanzees residing in the Budongo Trail have been taking part in a study called 'The...more

A chimpanzee throws a video camera in a protective case in the Budongo Trail enclosure at Edinburgh Zoo, Scotland January 26, 2010. For the last eleven months the chimpanzees residing in the Budongo Trail have been taking part in a study called 'The Chimpcam Project'. The project, a joint collaboration between the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, University of Stirling and Burning Gold Productions, allows the chimps to shoot their own footage using a chimp-proof camera, experience video streaming for the first time and learn how to use touch screen technology. REUTERS/David Moir

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<p>A trainer plays with a tiger at Dalian Forest Zoo in Dalian, Liaoning province February 7, 2010. The troupe will give performances during the upcoming Chinese Lunar Year which begins on February 14, 2010. REUTERS/Jacky Chen </p>

A trainer plays with a tiger at Dalian Forest Zoo in Dalian, Liaoning province February 7, 2010. The troupe will give performances during the upcoming Chinese Lunar Year which begins on February 14, 2010. REUTERS/Jacky Chen

A trainer plays with a tiger at Dalian Forest Zoo in Dalian, Liaoning province February 7, 2010. The troupe will give performances during the upcoming Chinese Lunar Year which begins on February 14, 2010. REUTERS/Jacky Chen

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<p>A lingerie model wears a bustier made up of SIM cards during a fashion show to promote Virgin Mobile Canada's HSPA  cell phone network in Toronto, February 2, 2010. REUTERS/Mark Blinch </p>

A lingerie model wears a bustier made up of SIM cards during a fashion show to promote Virgin Mobile Canada's HSPA cell phone network in Toronto, February 2, 2010. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

A lingerie model wears a bustier made up of SIM cards during a fashion show to promote Virgin Mobile Canada's HSPA cell phone network in Toronto, February 2, 2010. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

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<p>A papier-mache figure representing Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi between breasts on a carnival procession float is seen during a preview in Cologne February 9, 2010. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender </p>

A papier-mache figure representing Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi between breasts on a carnival procession float is seen during a preview in Cologne February 9, 2010. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender

A papier-mache figure representing Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi between breasts on a carnival procession float is seen during a preview in Cologne February 9, 2010. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender

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