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<p>An Israeli Apache gunship flies over the northern Gaza Strip after firing a weapons system January 4, 2009. REUTERS/Nikola Solic </p>

An Israeli Apache gunship flies over the northern Gaza Strip after firing a weapons system January 4, 2009. REUTERS/Nikola Solic

An Israeli Apache gunship flies over the northern Gaza Strip after firing a weapons system January 4, 2009. REUTERS/Nikola Solic

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<p>A Lebanese protester runs from water being sprayed to disperse protesters during a demonstration near the US embassy building in Awkar, north of Beirut, January 4, 2009, against Isarel's attacks on Gaza. REUTERS/ Emile Dalal </p>

A Lebanese protester runs from water being sprayed to disperse protesters during a demonstration near the US embassy building in Awkar, north of Beirut, January 4, 2009, against Isarel's attacks on Gaza. REUTERS/ Emile Dalal

A Lebanese protester runs from water being sprayed to disperse protesters during a demonstration near the US embassy building in Awkar, north of Beirut, January 4, 2009, against Isarel's attacks on Gaza. REUTERS/ Emile Dalal

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<p>A Palestinian girl cries during the funeral of her brother who was killed after an Israeli air strike in the northern Gaza Strip January 4, 2009.  REUTERS/Ismail Zaydah</p>

A Palestinian girl cries during the funeral of her brother who was killed after an Israeli air strike in the northern Gaza Strip January 4, 2009. REUTERS/Ismail Zaydah

A Palestinian girl cries during the funeral of her brother who was killed after an Israeli air strike in the northern Gaza Strip January 4, 2009. REUTERS/Ismail Zaydah

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<p>A man dives into the icy water of a lake in Minsk, Belarus, January 4, 2009. REUTERS/Vladimir Nikolsky </p>

A man dives into the icy water of a lake in Minsk, Belarus, January 4, 2009. REUTERS/Vladimir Nikolsky

A man dives into the icy water of a lake in Minsk, Belarus, January 4, 2009. REUTERS/Vladimir Nikolsky

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<p>Dallas Stars' Krys Barch (R) and Edmonton Oilers' Jason Strudwick fight during the first period of their NHL hockey game in Edmonton January 3, 2009. REUTERS/Dan Riedlhuber </p>

Dallas Stars' Krys Barch (R) and Edmonton Oilers' Jason Strudwick fight during the first period of their NHL hockey game in Edmonton January 3, 2009. REUTERS/Dan Riedlhuber

Dallas Stars' Krys Barch (R) and Edmonton Oilers' Jason Strudwick fight during the first period of their NHL hockey game in Edmonton January 3, 2009. REUTERS/Dan Riedlhuber

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<p>France's Marc Gicguel fails to reach a shot from compatriot Richard Gasquet during their match at the Brisbane International tennis tournament January 4, 2009. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne </p>

France's Marc Gicguel fails to reach a shot from compatriot Richard Gasquet during their match at the Brisbane International tennis tournament January 4, 2009. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

France's Marc Gicguel fails to reach a shot from compatriot Richard Gasquet during their match at the Brisbane International tennis tournament January 4, 2009. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

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<p>An Israeli boy walks into a bomb shelter in the southern city of Ashkelon January 4, 2009.  REUTERS/Amir Cohen </p>

An Israeli boy walks into a bomb shelter in the southern city of Ashkelon January 4, 2009. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

An Israeli boy walks into a bomb shelter in the southern city of Ashkelon January 4, 2009. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

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<p>Hundreds of people attend the funeral of Dvir Emanuelof at Mount Herzl military cemetery in Jerusalem January 4, 2009. Four Israelis have been killed by the Hamas rocket strikes since Dec. 27. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard </p>

Hundreds of people attend the funeral of Dvir Emanuelof at Mount Herzl military cemetery in Jerusalem January 4, 2009. Four Israelis have been killed by the Hamas rocket strikes since Dec. 27. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Hundreds of people attend the funeral of Dvir Emanuelof at Mount Herzl military cemetery in Jerusalem January 4, 2009. Four Israelis have been killed by the Hamas rocket strikes since Dec. 27. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

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<p>A wounded Palestinian boy is carried into Shifa hospital in Gaza January 4, 2009. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem </p>

A wounded Palestinian boy is carried into Shifa hospital in Gaza January 4, 2009. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

A wounded Palestinian boy is carried into Shifa hospital in Gaza January 4, 2009. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

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<p>Demonstrators shout slogans during a protest against the Israeli attacks on Gaza in front of the Israeli embassy in Ankara January 4, 2009. REUTERS/Umit Bektas (</p>

Demonstrators shout slogans during a protest against the Israeli attacks on Gaza in front of the Israeli embassy in Ankara January 4, 2009. REUTERS/Umit Bektas (

Demonstrators shout slogans during a protest against the Israeli attacks on Gaza in front of the Israeli embassy in Ankara January 4, 2009. REUTERS/Umit Bektas (

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<p>Members of the Lebanese Islamist group "al-Gama'a al Islamiya" wear mock explosive belts during a protest in front of the U.N. headquarters in Beirut against Israel's attacks on Gaza January 4, 2009. The wording on the green ribbon reads: "Mohammad is Allah's messenger". REUTERS/Jamal Saidi </p>

Members of the Lebanese Islamist group "al-Gama'a al Islamiya" wear mock explosive belts during a protest in front of the U.N. headquarters in Beirut against Israel's attacks on Gaza January 4, 2009. The wording on the green ribbon reads: "Mohammad...more

Members of the Lebanese Islamist group "al-Gama'a al Islamiya" wear mock explosive belts during a protest in front of the U.N. headquarters in Beirut against Israel's attacks on Gaza January 4, 2009. The wording on the green ribbon reads: "Mohammad is Allah's messenger". REUTERS/Jamal Saidi

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<p>A security personnel (C) stands guard after a suicide bomber blew himself up among Iranian pilgrims in front of the holy Shiite shrine of Imam Mousa al-Kazim in Baghdad January 4, 2009. A suicide bomber infiltrated a crowd of Shi'ite pilgrims and blew himself up, killing at least 35 people and wounding at least 79 at a Shi'ite shrine in Baghdad on Sunday, Iraqi officials said. REUTERS/IRNA </p>

A security personnel (C) stands guard after a suicide bomber blew himself up among Iranian pilgrims in front of the holy Shiite shrine of Imam Mousa al-Kazim in Baghdad January 4, 2009. A suicide bomber infiltrated a crowd of Shi'ite pilgrims and...more

A security personnel (C) stands guard after a suicide bomber blew himself up among Iranian pilgrims in front of the holy Shiite shrine of Imam Mousa al-Kazim in Baghdad January 4, 2009. A suicide bomber infiltrated a crowd of Shi'ite pilgrims and blew himself up, killing at least 35 people and wounding at least 79 at a Shi'ite shrine in Baghdad on Sunday, Iraqi officials said. REUTERS/IRNA

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<p>A Palestinian man reacts at the hospital after two of his relatives were killed by an Israeli shell in Gaza January 4, 2009. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem </p>

A Palestinian man reacts at the hospital after two of his relatives were killed by an Israeli shell in Gaza January 4, 2009. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

A Palestinian man reacts at the hospital after two of his relatives were killed by an Israeli shell in Gaza January 4, 2009. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

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<p>Demonstrators wave flags and placards to protest Israel's military actions in Gaza, at a rally in Melbourne January 4, 2009. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas</p>

Demonstrators wave flags and placards to protest Israel's military actions in Gaza, at a rally in Melbourne January 4, 2009. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas

Demonstrators wave flags and placards to protest Israel's military actions in Gaza, at a rally in Melbourne January 4, 2009. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas

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<p>An Israeli soldier takes position during scuffles with Palestinian stone-throwers, protesting Israel's offensive in Gaza, in the West Bank city of Hebron January 4, 2009. REUTERS/Nayef Hashlamoun </p>

An Israeli soldier takes position during scuffles with Palestinian stone-throwers, protesting Israel's offensive in Gaza, in the West Bank city of Hebron January 4, 2009. REUTERS/Nayef Hashlamoun

An Israeli soldier takes position during scuffles with Palestinian stone-throwers, protesting Israel's offensive in Gaza, in the West Bank city of Hebron January 4, 2009. REUTERS/Nayef Hashlamoun

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<p>Israeli soldiers advance in the northern Gaza Strip January 4, 2009. REUTERS/Baz Ratner </p>

Israeli soldiers advance in the northern Gaza Strip January 4, 2009. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Israeli soldiers advance in the northern Gaza Strip January 4, 2009. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

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<p>People set up tents after a fire destroyed their homes in a slum community in Manila's outskirts January 5, 2009. Hundreds of families were left homeless when a fire of undetermined cause destroyed 500 shanties in Taguig City, east of the capital on Sunday. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco </p>

People set up tents after a fire destroyed their homes in a slum community in Manila's outskirts January 5, 2009. Hundreds of families were left homeless when a fire of undetermined cause destroyed 500 shanties in Taguig City, east of the capital on...more

People set up tents after a fire destroyed their homes in a slum community in Manila's outskirts January 5, 2009. Hundreds of families were left homeless when a fire of undetermined cause destroyed 500 shanties in Taguig City, east of the capital on Sunday. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

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<p>Kang Ki-jeong (L) and Choi Jae-seong, lawmakers of the main opposition Democratic Party, sleep on a sofa which is used as a barricade to block a doorway of the National Assembly plenary session hall in Seoul January 4, 2009. Opposition Democratic Party lawmakers have been occupying the Chairman's seat in the plenary session hall since December 26, 2008 to block the ruling, conservative Grand National Party lawmakers who want to pass disputed bills which include a U.S. trade deal as well as easing rules on bank ownership, on tapping mobile phones and on broadcasting company ownership by conglomerates and conservative print media firms. The green sign reads, "Never happen! Wiretapping of mobile phones!" REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak </p>

Kang Ki-jeong (L) and Choi Jae-seong, lawmakers of the main opposition Democratic Party, sleep on a sofa which is used as a barricade to block a doorway of the National Assembly plenary session hall in Seoul January 4, 2009. Opposition Democratic...more

Kang Ki-jeong (L) and Choi Jae-seong, lawmakers of the main opposition Democratic Party, sleep on a sofa which is used as a barricade to block a doorway of the National Assembly plenary session hall in Seoul January 4, 2009. Opposition Democratic Party lawmakers have been occupying the Chairman's seat in the plenary session hall since December 26, 2008 to block the ruling, conservative Grand National Party lawmakers who want to pass disputed bills which include a U.S. trade deal as well as easing rules on bank ownership, on tapping mobile phones and on broadcasting company ownership by conglomerates and conservative print media firms. The green sign reads, "Never happen! Wiretapping of mobile phones!" REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

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<p>Afghan Shi'ite Muslims flagellate themselves with chains during an Ashura procession in Kabul January 4, 2009. Ashura is a 10-day-long event where Shi'ite Muslims commemorate the death of Prophet Mohammad's grandson Imam Hussein in battle in 680AD. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani </p>

Afghan Shi'ite Muslims flagellate themselves with chains during an Ashura procession in Kabul January 4, 2009. Ashura is a 10-day-long event where Shi'ite Muslims commemorate the death of Prophet Mohammad's grandson Imam Hussein in battle in 680AD....more

Afghan Shi'ite Muslims flagellate themselves with chains during an Ashura procession in Kabul January 4, 2009. Ashura is a 10-day-long event where Shi'ite Muslims commemorate the death of Prophet Mohammad's grandson Imam Hussein in battle in 680AD. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

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<p>Boston College's (L-R) Reggie Jackson, Cortney Dunn, Tyler Roche, Josh Southern and Joe Trapani react after beating the University of North Carolina in their NCAA game in Chapel Hill, North Carolina January 4, 2009. REUTERS/Ellen Ozier </p>

Boston College's (L-R) Reggie Jackson, Cortney Dunn, Tyler Roche, Josh Southern and Joe Trapani react after beating the University of North Carolina in their NCAA game in Chapel Hill, North Carolina January 4, 2009. REUTERS/Ellen Ozier

Boston College's (L-R) Reggie Jackson, Cortney Dunn, Tyler Roche, Josh Southern and Joe Trapani react after beating the University of North Carolina in their NCAA game in Chapel Hill, North Carolina January 4, 2009. REUTERS/Ellen Ozier

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<p>President-elect Barack Obama speaks to the media aboard a military plane at Chicago Midway Airport January 4, 2009 before flying to Andrews Air Force Base near Washington. Obama is moving to Washington 16 days before being sworn in as the 44th President of the United States on January 20. REUTERS/Jason Reed </p>

President-elect Barack Obama speaks to the media aboard a military plane at Chicago Midway Airport January 4, 2009 before flying to Andrews Air Force Base near Washington. Obama is moving to Washington 16 days before being sworn in as the 44th...more

President-elect Barack Obama speaks to the media aboard a military plane at Chicago Midway Airport January 4, 2009 before flying to Andrews Air Force Base near Washington. Obama is moving to Washington 16 days before being sworn in as the 44th President of the United States on January 20. REUTERS/Jason Reed

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<p>Participants show off their writing at a New Year calligraphy contest in Tokyo January 5, 2009. About 3,000 calligraphers, who qualified in regional competitions throughout Japan, took part in the contest to celebrate New Year. The words read: "Joy of living.". REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon </p>

Participants show off their writing at a New Year calligraphy contest in Tokyo January 5, 2009. About 3,000 calligraphers, who qualified in regional competitions throughout Japan, took part in the contest to celebrate New Year. The words read: "Joy...more

Participants show off their writing at a New Year calligraphy contest in Tokyo January 5, 2009. About 3,000 calligraphers, who qualified in regional competitions throughout Japan, took part in the contest to celebrate New Year. The words read: "Joy of living.". REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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<p>Real Madrid's new signing Klaas Jan Huntelaar from Holland controls the ball during their Spanish first division match against Villarreal at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid January 4, 2009. REUTERS/Paul Hanna </p>

Real Madrid's new signing Klaas Jan Huntelaar from Holland controls the ball during their Spanish first division match against Villarreal at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid January 4, 2009. REUTERS/Paul Hanna

Real Madrid's new signing Klaas Jan Huntelaar from Holland controls the ball during their Spanish first division match against Villarreal at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid January 4, 2009. REUTERS/Paul Hanna

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<p>Austria's Gregor Schlierenzauer takes off the ski jump during the third event of the four-hills ski jumping tournament in Innsbruck, January 4, 2009. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach </p>

Austria's Gregor Schlierenzauer takes off the ski jump during the third event of the four-hills ski jumping tournament in Innsbruck, January 4, 2009. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Austria's Gregor Schlierenzauer takes off the ski jump during the third event of the four-hills ski jumping tournament in Innsbruck, January 4, 2009. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

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