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<p>A full moon as seen from West Orange, New Jersey, rises over the skyline of Lower Manhattan and One World Trade Center (L) in New York, May 6, 2012.  REUTERS/Gary Hershorn </p>

A full moon as seen from West Orange, New Jersey, rises over the skyline of Lower Manhattan and One World Trade Center (L) in New York, May 6, 2012. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

A full moon as seen from West Orange, New Jersey, rises over the skyline of Lower Manhattan and One World Trade Center (L) in New York, May 6, 2012. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

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<p>The full "super Moon," scientifically known as a "perigee moon," is pictured over the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil May 6, 2012. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes </p>

The full "super Moon," scientifically known as a "perigee moon," is pictured over the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil May 6, 2012. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

The full "super Moon," scientifically known as a "perigee moon," is pictured over the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil May 6, 2012. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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<p>The full moon rises behind a mosque as birds fly in Amman, Jordan May 5, 2012.  REUTERS/Ali Jarekji    </p>

The full moon rises behind a mosque as birds fly in Amman, Jordan May 5, 2012. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji

The full moon rises behind a mosque as birds fly in Amman, Jordan May 5, 2012. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji

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<p>A view of the "super Moon" is seen above a cathedral tower in Guatemala City, May 5, 2012.  REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez </p>

A view of the "super Moon" is seen above a cathedral tower in Guatemala City, May 5, 2012. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez

A view of the "super Moon" is seen above a cathedral tower in Guatemala City, May 5, 2012. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez

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<p>The full "Super Moon", scientifically known as a "perigee moon", rises under palm trees as an airplane lands at Los Angeles International Airport in Inglewood, California May 5, 2012. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon </p>

The full "Super Moon", scientifically known as a "perigee moon", rises under palm trees as an airplane lands at Los Angeles International Airport in Inglewood, California May 5, 2012. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon

The full "Super Moon", scientifically known as a "perigee moon", rises under palm trees as an airplane lands at Los Angeles International Airport in Inglewood, California May 5, 2012. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon

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<p>A view of the "super Moon" is seen with a silhouette of a statue of the Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ at the shrine of Our Lady of Mantara in Maghdousheh village, southern Lebanon, May 5, 2012. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho  </p>

A view of the "super Moon" is seen with a silhouette of a statue of the Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ at the shrine of Our Lady of Mantara in Maghdousheh village, southern Lebanon, May 5, 2012. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho

A view of the "super Moon" is seen with a silhouette of a statue of the Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ at the shrine of Our Lady of Mantara in Maghdousheh village, southern Lebanon, May 5, 2012. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho

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<p>The "super Moon" rises over the skyline in Toronto, May 5, 2012. REUTERS/Mark Blinch </p>

The "super Moon" rises over the skyline in Toronto, May 5, 2012. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

The "super Moon" rises over the skyline in Toronto, May 5, 2012. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

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<p>A runner makes his way along a trail on a butte in front of the "super Moon"  at Papago Park in Phoenix, Arizona May 5, 2012.   REUTERS/Darryl Webb  </p>

A runner makes his way along a trail on a butte in front of the "super Moon" at Papago Park in Phoenix, Arizona May 5, 2012. REUTERS/Darryl Webb

A runner makes his way along a trail on a butte in front of the "super Moon" at Papago Park in Phoenix, Arizona May 5, 2012. REUTERS/Darryl Webb

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<p>A view of the "super Moon" is seen with a silhouette of a church cross from Havana May 5, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer </p>

A view of the "super Moon" is seen with a silhouette of a church cross from Havana May 5, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer

A view of the "super Moon" is seen with a silhouette of a church cross from Havana May 5, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>The full moon rises from the top of the Haramoun mountain, as seen from Marjayoun village in south Lebanon May 5, 2012. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi </p>

The full moon rises from the top of the Haramoun mountain, as seen from Marjayoun village in south Lebanon May 5, 2012. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi

The full moon rises from the top of the Haramoun mountain, as seen from Marjayoun village in south Lebanon May 5, 2012. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi

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<p>The moon rises near an apartment block in Bucharest May 5, 2012. REUTERS/Radu Sigheti </p>

The moon rises near an apartment block in Bucharest May 5, 2012. REUTERS/Radu Sigheti

The moon rises near an apartment block in Bucharest May 5, 2012. REUTERS/Radu Sigheti

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<p>Birds fly in front of the moon at sunset in Bucharest May 4, 2012.  REUTERS/Radu Sigheti </p>

Birds fly in front of the moon at sunset in Bucharest May 4, 2012. REUTERS/Radu Sigheti

Birds fly in front of the moon at sunset in Bucharest May 4, 2012. REUTERS/Radu Sigheti

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<p>A bird flies in front of a full moon rising over Manila May 6, 2012. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo </p>

A bird flies in front of a full moon rising over Manila May 6, 2012. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

A bird flies in front of a full moon rising over Manila May 6, 2012. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

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