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<p>Oscar the cat, which had its hind legs severed by a combine harvester, stands in this undated handout. Two-year-old Oscar can walk again after being fitted with prosthetic limbs in a world-first operation. Oscar was given a pair of artificial limbs by veterinary surgeon Noel Fitzpatrick, using a technique developed by a University College London team. REUTERS/Handout </p>

Oscar the cat, which had its hind legs severed by a combine harvester, stands in this undated handout. Two-year-old Oscar can walk again after being fitted with prosthetic limbs in a world-first operation. Oscar was given a pair of artificial limbs...more

Oscar the cat, which had its hind legs severed by a combine harvester, stands in this undated handout. Two-year-old Oscar can walk again after being fitted with prosthetic limbs in a world-first operation. Oscar was given a pair of artificial limbs by veterinary surgeon Noel Fitzpatrick, using a technique developed by a University College London team. REUTERS/Handout

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<p>Britain's Prince Harry falls off his horse as he plays polo in the Veuve Clicquot Manhattan Polo Classic on Governor's Island in New York June 27, 2010. REUTERS/Stephen Lovekin/Pool </p>

Britain's Prince Harry falls off his horse as he plays polo in the Veuve Clicquot Manhattan Polo Classic on Governor's Island in New York June 27, 2010. REUTERS/Stephen Lovekin/Pool

Britain's Prince Harry falls off his horse as he plays polo in the Veuve Clicquot Manhattan Polo Classic on Governor's Island in New York June 27, 2010. REUTERS/Stephen Lovekin/Pool

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<p>Runners dressed in inflatable Sumo costumes take part in a charity 5km (3 miles) run at Battersea Park in London June 19, 2010. Organisers claimed a new world record for a mass Sumo suit gathering at the annual event. REUTERS/Toby Melville</p>

Runners dressed in inflatable Sumo costumes take part in a charity 5km (3 miles) run at Battersea Park in London June 19, 2010. Organisers claimed a new world record for a mass Sumo suit gathering at the annual event. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Runners dressed in inflatable Sumo costumes take part in a charity 5km (3 miles) run at Battersea Park in London June 19, 2010. Organisers claimed a new world record for a mass Sumo suit gathering at the annual event. REUTERS/Toby Melville

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<p>A visitor tries out "Air-Hair", which allows the user to cut the virtual hair of a mannequin with special scissors that replicate the feel of cutting hair, at the 3D and Virtual Reality Expo in Tokyo June 23, 2010. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao </p>

A visitor tries out "Air-Hair", which allows the user to cut the virtual hair of a mannequin with special scissors that replicate the feel of cutting hair, at the 3D and Virtual Reality Expo in Tokyo June 23, 2010. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

A visitor tries out "Air-Hair", which allows the user to cut the virtual hair of a mannequin with special scissors that replicate the feel of cutting hair, at the 3D and Virtual Reality Expo in Tokyo June 23, 2010. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

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<p>A pair of chocolate soccer boots is displayed at the World Chocolate Wonderland in Taipei June 28, 2010. The exhibition, which will be held from July 1 to September 29 at the National Taiwan Science Education Center in Shihlin, will showcase various creations made completely from chocolate, including the Taipei 101 skyscraper, Great Wall of China and Mogao Caves. REUTERS/Nicky Loh </p>

A pair of chocolate soccer boots is displayed at the World Chocolate Wonderland in Taipei June 28, 2010. The exhibition, which will be held from July 1 to September 29 at the National Taiwan Science Education Center in Shihlin, will showcase various...more

A pair of chocolate soccer boots is displayed at the World Chocolate Wonderland in Taipei June 28, 2010. The exhibition, which will be held from July 1 to September 29 at the National Taiwan Science Education Center in Shihlin, will showcase various creations made completely from chocolate, including the Taipei 101 skyscraper, Great Wall of China and Mogao Caves. REUTERS/Nicky Loh

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<p>A two year-old octopus Paul, the so-called "octopus oracle" predicts Germany's victory in their 2010 World Cup quarter-final soccer match against Argentina by choosing a mussel, from a glass box with the German flag instead of a glass box with the Argentinian flag, at the Sea Life Aquarium in the western German city of Oberhausen June 29, 2010. Paul has so far rightly predicted Germany's first and second round victories over Ghana, Australia and England plus Germany's defeat against Serbia. REUTERS/Kirsten Neumann </p>

A two year-old octopus Paul, the so-called "octopus oracle" predicts Germany's victory in their 2010 World Cup quarter-final soccer match against Argentina by choosing a mussel, from a glass box with the German flag instead of a glass box with the...more

A two year-old octopus Paul, the so-called "octopus oracle" predicts Germany's victory in their 2010 World Cup quarter-final soccer match against Argentina by choosing a mussel, from a glass box with the German flag instead of a glass box with the Argentinian flag, at the Sea Life Aquarium in the western German city of Oberhausen June 29, 2010. Paul has so far rightly predicted Germany's first and second round victories over Ghana, Australia and England plus Germany's defeat against Serbia. REUTERS/Kirsten Neumann

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<p>The "Off We Go" team compete during the Red Bull Flugtag 2010 in Kiev, June 19, 2010. Enthusiasts competed to fly the longest distance in self-made aircraft in an attempt to win the Flugtag contest. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich </p>

The "Off We Go" team compete during the Red Bull Flugtag 2010 in Kiev, June 19, 2010. Enthusiasts competed to fly the longest distance in self-made aircraft in an attempt to win the Flugtag contest. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

The "Off We Go" team compete during the Red Bull Flugtag 2010 in Kiev, June 19, 2010. Enthusiasts competed to fly the longest distance in self-made aircraft in an attempt to win the Flugtag contest. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

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<p>Netherlands fans, wearing funny costumes, wait for the start of the 2010 World Cup second round soccer match between Netherlands and Slovakia at Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban June 28, 2010. REUTERS/Carlos Barria </p>

Netherlands fans, wearing funny costumes, wait for the start of the 2010 World Cup second round soccer match between Netherlands and Slovakia at Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban June 28, 2010. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Netherlands fans, wearing funny costumes, wait for the start of the 2010 World Cup second round soccer match between Netherlands and Slovakia at Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban June 28, 2010. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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<p>Seven-year-old Rio Nuyen poses with a Kung Zhu Hamster toy armour at Hamleys toy shop in London, July 1, 2010. Hamleys, which is celebrating its 250th anniversary this year, hosted an event to showcase their predictions for this Christmas' must-have toys. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor </p>

Seven-year-old Rio Nuyen poses with a Kung Zhu Hamster toy armour at Hamleys toy shop in London, July 1, 2010. Hamleys, which is celebrating its 250th anniversary this year, hosted an event to showcase their predictions for this Christmas' must-have...more

Seven-year-old Rio Nuyen poses with a Kung Zhu Hamster toy armour at Hamleys toy shop in London, July 1, 2010. Hamleys, which is celebrating its 250th anniversary this year, hosted an event to showcase their predictions for this Christmas' must-have toys. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

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<p>Lyon &amp; Turnbull auctioneers' assistants Kerry Wallace (L) and Victoria Crake pose for photographers, while wearing Darth Vader helmets that have been re-imagined by artists, during a photocall in Edinburgh, Scotland June 24, 2010. The two helmets, which have been re-imagined by street artists Niagara and Eelus and will go on display at Lyon &amp; Turnbull on June 25, are from a collection of 100 from The Vader Project which are to be auctioned in Phiadelphia in the U.S. on July 10. REUTERS/David Moir </p>

Lyon & Turnbull auctioneers' assistants Kerry Wallace (L) and Victoria Crake pose for photographers, while wearing Darth Vader helmets that have been re-imagined by artists, during a photocall in Edinburgh, Scotland June 24, 2010. The two...more

Lyon & Turnbull auctioneers' assistants Kerry Wallace (L) and Victoria Crake pose for photographers, while wearing Darth Vader helmets that have been re-imagined by artists, during a photocall in Edinburgh, Scotland June 24, 2010. The two helmets, which have been re-imagined by street artists Niagara and Eelus and will go on display at Lyon & Turnbull on June 25, are from a collection of 100 from The Vader Project which are to be auctioned in Phiadelphia in the U.S. on July 10. REUTERS/David Moir

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<p>A customer looks at new toilets and wash basins being sold on the side of the road in Colombo, July 1, 2010. The government has said they have attained a middle income economy with per capita income rising from $1,062 in 2004 to $2,053 in 2009 with an annual growth rate of 6 percent during the past five years. Sri Lanka presented its long-awaited 2010 budget in late June, aiming to cut its deficit and position its perennially underperforming economy to take maximum advantage of post-war optimism and opportunity. REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds </p>

A customer looks at new toilets and wash basins being sold on the side of the road in Colombo, July 1, 2010. The government has said they have attained a middle income economy with per capita income rising from $1,062 in 2004 to $2,053 in 2009 with...more

A customer looks at new toilets and wash basins being sold on the side of the road in Colombo, July 1, 2010. The government has said they have attained a middle income economy with per capita income rising from $1,062 in 2004 to $2,053 in 2009 with an annual growth rate of 6 percent during the past five years. Sri Lanka presented its long-awaited 2010 budget in late June, aiming to cut its deficit and position its perennially underperforming economy to take maximum advantage of post-war optimism and opportunity. REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds

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<p>Paddy Games staff Joya Kuin and Colin Carroll (R) pose with colleagues Becky Neal (L) and John Meade while demonstrating the "fireman carry" event in Cork, Ireland June 22, 2010. With an events list including mobile phone throwing and the backwards 100 metres, the inaugural "Paddy Games" being held in Ireland in August looks set to break new records - but not many conventional ones. REUTERS/Miki Barlok/Handout </p>

Paddy Games staff Joya Kuin and Colin Carroll (R) pose with colleagues Becky Neal (L) and John Meade while demonstrating the "fireman carry" event in Cork, Ireland June 22, 2010. With an events list including mobile phone throwing and the backwards...more

Paddy Games staff Joya Kuin and Colin Carroll (R) pose with colleagues Becky Neal (L) and John Meade while demonstrating the "fireman carry" event in Cork, Ireland June 22, 2010. With an events list including mobile phone throwing and the backwards 100 metres, the inaugural "Paddy Games" being held in Ireland in August looks set to break new records - but not many conventional ones. REUTERS/Miki Barlok/Handout

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<p>Lei Zhiqian rides a modified bicycle across the Hanjiang River, a tributary of the Yangtze River in Wuhan, Hubei province, China, June 16, 2010. The bicycle, equipped with eight empty water containers at the bottom, was modified by Lei's instructor Li Weiguo, who hopes to put his invention into the market. REUTERS/China Daily </p>

Lei Zhiqian rides a modified bicycle across the Hanjiang River, a tributary of the Yangtze River in Wuhan, Hubei province, China, June 16, 2010. The bicycle, equipped with eight empty water containers at the bottom, was modified by Lei's instructor...more

Lei Zhiqian rides a modified bicycle across the Hanjiang River, a tributary of the Yangtze River in Wuhan, Hubei province, China, June 16, 2010. The bicycle, equipped with eight empty water containers at the bottom, was modified by Lei's instructor Li Weiguo, who hopes to put his invention into the market. REUTERS/China Daily

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<p>A Filipino chef, Angelito Araneta Jr., shows sushi garnished with .20-carat African diamonds and wrapped with 24-karat gold leaves in a restaurant in Manila June 28, 2010. The five pieces of sushi, worth 91,800 pesos ($1,996), was created by chef Araneta Jr., who said his unusual food artworks are used as gifts in marriage proposals or during courtship. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco </p>

A Filipino chef, Angelito Araneta Jr., shows sushi garnished with .20-carat African diamonds and wrapped with 24-karat gold leaves in a restaurant in Manila June 28, 2010. The five pieces of sushi, worth 91,800 pesos ($1,996), was created by chef...more

A Filipino chef, Angelito Araneta Jr., shows sushi garnished with .20-carat African diamonds and wrapped with 24-karat gold leaves in a restaurant in Manila June 28, 2010. The five pieces of sushi, worth 91,800 pesos ($1,996), was created by chef Araneta Jr., who said his unusual food artworks are used as gifts in marriage proposals or during courtship. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

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<p>Hindu priests sit inside cooking pots filled with water as they perform special prayers in order to appease Varun, the Hindu rain god, in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad June 29, 2010.  REUTERS/Amit Dave</p>

Hindu priests sit inside cooking pots filled with water as they perform special prayers in order to appease Varun, the Hindu rain god, in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad June 29, 2010. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Hindu priests sit inside cooking pots filled with water as they perform special prayers in order to appease Varun, the Hindu rain god, in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad June 29, 2010. REUTERS/Amit Dave

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<p>A crushed wedding ring is displayed after a couple used a hammer to smash the ring to symbolise the end of their eight-year marriage during a "divorce ceremony" in Tokyo June 20, 2010, a day before the couple file for divorce. So far 25 couples had held such ceremonies, each costing around 55,000 yen ($606) which includes rides in separate rickshaws to a "divorce mansion" to conduct the ceremony in front of friends and relatives in Asakusa district, according to the ceremony producer Hiroki Terai. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao </p>

A crushed wedding ring is displayed after a couple used a hammer to smash the ring to symbolise the end of their eight-year marriage during a "divorce ceremony" in Tokyo June 20, 2010, a day before the couple file for divorce. So far 25 couples had...more

A crushed wedding ring is displayed after a couple used a hammer to smash the ring to symbolise the end of their eight-year marriage during a "divorce ceremony" in Tokyo June 20, 2010, a day before the couple file for divorce. So far 25 couples had held such ceremonies, each costing around 55,000 yen ($606) which includes rides in separate rickshaws to a "divorce mansion" to conduct the ceremony in front of friends and relatives in Asakusa district, according to the ceremony producer Hiroki Terai. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

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