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<p>A newly married couple looks at riders cycle during the 20th stage of the Tour of Spain "La Vuelta" cycling race between San Martin de Valdeiglesias and Bola del Mundo, September 18, 2010. REUTERS/Miguel Vidal </p>

A newly married couple looks at riders cycle during the 20th stage of the Tour of Spain "La Vuelta" cycling race between San Martin de Valdeiglesias and Bola del Mundo, September 18, 2010. REUTERS/Miguel Vidal

A newly married couple looks at riders cycle during the 20th stage of the Tour of Spain "La Vuelta" cycling race between San Martin de Valdeiglesias and Bola del Mundo, September 18, 2010. REUTERS/Miguel Vidal

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<p>A man waits for the opening of the 3rd China (Ningxia) Muslim Merchants Conference during the China (Ningxia) International Investment and Trade Fair in Wuzhong, Ningxia Hui autonomous region September 24, 2010. The conference talks place over two days. REUTERS/Stringer </p>

A man waits for the opening of the 3rd China (Ningxia) Muslim Merchants Conference during the China (Ningxia) International Investment and Trade Fair in Wuzhong, Ningxia Hui autonomous region September 24, 2010. The conference talks place over two...more

A man waits for the opening of the 3rd China (Ningxia) Muslim Merchants Conference during the China (Ningxia) International Investment and Trade Fair in Wuzhong, Ningxia Hui autonomous region September 24, 2010. The conference talks place over two days. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>A supporter of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez attends the closing campaign rally of United Socialist Party of Venezuela in Caracas September 23, 2010. REUTERS/Jorge Silva </p>

A supporter of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez attends the closing campaign rally of United Socialist Party of Venezuela in Caracas September 23, 2010. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A supporter of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez attends the closing campaign rally of United Socialist Party of Venezuela in Caracas September 23, 2010. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

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<p>An anti-government ''red shirt'' protester carries his sleeping son through the crowd during a rally at Ratchaprasong intersection, the site of protesters former encampment and recent bloody clashes with security forces, in Bangkok's shopping district September 19, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj </p>

An anti-government ''red shirt'' protester carries his sleeping son through the crowd during a rally at Ratchaprasong intersection, the site of protesters former encampment and recent bloody clashes with security forces, in Bangkok's shopping...more

An anti-government ''red shirt'' protester carries his sleeping son through the crowd during a rally at Ratchaprasong intersection, the site of protesters former encampment and recent bloody clashes with security forces, in Bangkok's shopping district September 19, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>Irina Risenson of Israel performs during the individual ball competition final at the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Moscow September 23, 2010. REUTERS/Mikhail Voskresensky </p>

Irina Risenson of Israel performs during the individual ball competition final at the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Moscow September 23, 2010. REUTERS/Mikhail Voskresensky

Irina Risenson of Israel performs during the individual ball competition final at the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Moscow September 23, 2010. REUTERS/Mikhail Voskresensky

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<p>Pilgrims take pictures of Pope Benedict XVI as he arrives to lead his his weekly Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican September 22, 2010. REUTERS/Tony Gentile </p>

Pilgrims take pictures of Pope Benedict XVI as he arrives to lead his his weekly Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican September 22, 2010. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Pilgrims take pictures of Pope Benedict XVI as he arrives to lead his his weekly Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican September 22, 2010. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

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<p>A television reporter does a standup report outside the media center at the United Nations headquarters in New York September 21, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Segar </p>

A television reporter does a standup report outside the media center at the United Nations headquarters in New York September 21, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A television reporter does a standup report outside the media center at the United Nations headquarters in New York September 21, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Segar

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<p>People sunbathe at the Travertines in Pammakule, Turkey, September 21, 2010. REUTERS/Mark Blinch </p>

People sunbathe at the Travertines in Pammakule, Turkey, September 21, 2010. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

People sunbathe at the Travertines in Pammakule, Turkey, September 21, 2010. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

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<p>Jewish settler Avraham Binyamin carries a wooden plank as he builds a sukkah, a ritual booth used during the upcoming holiday of Sukkot, outside his house on the West Bank Jewish settlement of Yitzhar, south of Nablus September 20, 2010. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun </p>

Jewish settler Avraham Binyamin carries a wooden plank as he builds a sukkah, a ritual booth used during the upcoming holiday of Sukkot, outside his house on the West Bank Jewish settlement of Yitzhar, south of Nablus September 20, 2010....more

Jewish settler Avraham Binyamin carries a wooden plank as he builds a sukkah, a ritual booth used during the upcoming holiday of Sukkot, outside his house on the West Bank Jewish settlement of Yitzhar, south of Nablus September 20, 2010. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

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<p>A boy eats as he takes a break from searching for offerings thrown in by worshippers after the immersions of idols of the Hindu elephant god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad September 23, 2010. Idols of Ganesh are made two to three months before the day of "Ganesh Chaturthi", a popular religious festival in India. The idols are taken through the streets in a procession accompanied by dancing and singing, to be immersed in a river or the sea symbolizing a ritual send-off of his journey towards his abode in "Kailash", while taking away with him the misfortunes of all mankind. REUTERS/Amit Dave </p>

A boy eats as he takes a break from searching for offerings thrown in by worshippers after the immersions of idols of the Hindu elephant god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad September 23, 2010. Idols of Ganesh...more

A boy eats as he takes a break from searching for offerings thrown in by worshippers after the immersions of idols of the Hindu elephant god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad September 23, 2010. Idols of Ganesh are made two to three months before the day of "Ganesh Chaturthi", a popular religious festival in India. The idols are taken through the streets in a procession accompanied by dancing and singing, to be immersed in a river or the sea symbolizing a ritual send-off of his journey towards his abode in "Kailash", while taking away with him the misfortunes of all mankind. REUTERS/Amit Dave

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<p>A gold miner smiles as he climbs down into a mine shaft in Manica Province, Mozambique, near the Zimbabwe border, September 18, 2010. Hundreds of miners work in individual claims rented from local landowners. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic </p>

A gold miner smiles as he climbs down into a mine shaft in Manica Province, Mozambique, near the Zimbabwe border, September 18, 2010. Hundreds of miners work in individual claims rented from local landowners. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A gold miner smiles as he climbs down into a mine shaft in Manica Province, Mozambique, near the Zimbabwe border, September 18, 2010. Hundreds of miners work in individual claims rented from local landowners. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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<p>A Hindu holy man threads beads on a string at a shop in the northern Indian town of Ayodhya September 22, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

A Hindu holy man threads beads on a string at a shop in the northern Indian town of Ayodhya September 22, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A Hindu holy man threads beads on a string at a shop in the northern Indian town of Ayodhya September 22, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>A protester gestures during a protest in a park next to the Stuttgart train station, against the demolition of the station and park to make way for the Stuttgart 21 underground railway station, Germany, September 19, 2010. REUTERS/Alex Domanski </p>

A protester gestures during a protest in a park next to the Stuttgart train station, against the demolition of the station and park to make way for the Stuttgart 21 underground railway station, Germany, September 19, 2010. REUTERS/Alex Domanski more

A protester gestures during a protest in a park next to the Stuttgart train station, against the demolition of the station and park to make way for the Stuttgart 21 underground railway station, Germany, September 19, 2010. REUTERS/Alex Domanski

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<p>Tipper trucks transport a load at the copper mine plant in Serbian town of Bor, some 250 km (155 miles) southeast from capital Belgrade, September 15, 2010.  REUTERS/Marko Djurica</p>

Tipper trucks transport a load at the copper mine plant in Serbian town of Bor, some 250 km (155 miles) southeast from capital Belgrade, September 15, 2010. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Tipper trucks transport a load at the copper mine plant in Serbian town of Bor, some 250 km (155 miles) southeast from capital Belgrade, September 15, 2010. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

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<p>A resident who was stranded when various rivers overflowed after Hurricane Karl hit, pushes a cart with his belongings in front of a damaged car in Salmoral, near Veracruz, Mexico, September 20, 2010. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte </p>

A resident who was stranded when various rivers overflowed after Hurricane Karl hit, pushes a cart with his belongings in front of a damaged car in Salmoral, near Veracruz, Mexico, September 20, 2010. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte

A resident who was stranded when various rivers overflowed after Hurricane Karl hit, pushes a cart with his belongings in front of a damaged car in Salmoral, near Veracruz, Mexico, September 20, 2010. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte

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<p>Friends, colleagues and family members embrace while mourning the death of Luis Carlos Santiago during his funeral in Ciudad Juarez September 18, 2010. Santiago, a 21-year-old news photographer working with Juarez-based newspaper El Diario, was killed on Thursday after an attack by gunmen. Santiago was driving a car with another photographer who was seriously injured in the attack, according to local media. REUTERS/Alejandro Bringas </p>

Friends, colleagues and family members embrace while mourning the death of Luis Carlos Santiago during his funeral in Ciudad Juarez September 18, 2010. Santiago, a 21-year-old news photographer working with Juarez-based newspaper El Diario, was...more

Friends, colleagues and family members embrace while mourning the death of Luis Carlos Santiago during his funeral in Ciudad Juarez September 18, 2010. Santiago, a 21-year-old news photographer working with Juarez-based newspaper El Diario, was killed on Thursday after an attack by gunmen. Santiago was driving a car with another photographer who was seriously injured in the attack, according to local media. REUTERS/Alejandro Bringas

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<p>Steve Johnson of Ashburn, Virginia works on his suntan as temperatures soar above seasonal averages, as a plane lands at Reagan National Airport in Washington September 23, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque </p>

Steve Johnson of Ashburn, Virginia works on his suntan as temperatures soar above seasonal averages, as a plane lands at Reagan National Airport in Washington September 23, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Steve Johnson of Ashburn, Virginia works on his suntan as temperatures soar above seasonal averages, as a plane lands at Reagan National Airport in Washington September 23, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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<p>Jacobite Highlander re-enactors sit in a bus stop as a woman cycles past in Prestonpans, East Lothian in Scotland September 21, 2010. The actors were in Prestonpans to publicise this weekend's re-enactment of the Battle of Prestonpans. The famous battle from 1745 saw Bonnie Prince Charlie and his army of Jacobite Highlanders defeat the British government troops lead by Sir John Cope. REUTERS/David Moir </p>

Jacobite Highlander re-enactors sit in a bus stop as a woman cycles past in Prestonpans, East Lothian in Scotland September 21, 2010. The actors were in Prestonpans to publicise this weekend's re-enactment of the Battle of Prestonpans. The famous...more

Jacobite Highlander re-enactors sit in a bus stop as a woman cycles past in Prestonpans, East Lothian in Scotland September 21, 2010. The actors were in Prestonpans to publicise this weekend's re-enactment of the Battle of Prestonpans. The famous battle from 1745 saw Bonnie Prince Charlie and his army of Jacobite Highlanders defeat the British government troops lead by Sir John Cope. REUTERS/David Moir

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<p>A Slovak Roma girl watches TV in her family's house in the eastern town of Kosice, September 21, 2010. The term 'Roma' refers to various groups of people who describe themselves as Roma, Gypsies, Travelers, Manouches, Ashkali, Sinti, and other titles. They have been migrating across Europe for centuries and now form the biggest ethnic minority in the European Union. REUTERS/Petr Josek </p>

A Slovak Roma girl watches TV in her family's house in the eastern town of Kosice, September 21, 2010. The term 'Roma' refers to various groups of people who describe themselves as Roma, Gypsies, Travelers, Manouches, Ashkali, Sinti, and other...more

A Slovak Roma girl watches TV in her family's house in the eastern town of Kosice, September 21, 2010. The term 'Roma' refers to various groups of people who describe themselves as Roma, Gypsies, Travelers, Manouches, Ashkali, Sinti, and other titles. They have been migrating across Europe for centuries and now form the biggest ethnic minority in the European Union. REUTERS/Petr Josek

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<p>Boca Juniors' climb onto the fence as others light flares during their Argentine First Division soccer match against Colon de Santa Fe in Buenos Aires, September 19, 2010. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci </p>

Boca Juniors' climb onto the fence as others light flares during their Argentine First Division soccer match against Colon de Santa Fe in Buenos Aires, September 19, 2010. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

Boca Juniors' climb onto the fence as others light flares during their Argentine First Division soccer match against Colon de Santa Fe in Buenos Aires, September 19, 2010. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

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