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<p>Soldiers exercise during a training session at a beach on the Xisha islands, Hainan province August 26, 2009. China on Thursday urged the United States to "remove obstacles" to military ties, demanding the United States respect China's core interests so as to create conditions for further military cooperation, Xinhua News Agency reported.  REUTERS/China Daily </p>

Soldiers exercise during a training session at a beach on the Xisha islands, Hainan province August 26, 2009. China on Thursday urged the United States to "remove obstacles" to military ties, demanding the United States respect China's core interests...more

Soldiers exercise during a training session at a beach on the Xisha islands, Hainan province August 26, 2009. China on Thursday urged the United States to "remove obstacles" to military ties, demanding the United States respect China's core interests so as to create conditions for further military cooperation, Xinhua News Agency reported. REUTERS/China Daily

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<p>Workers rest as they work in a foundry of Minsk Automobile Factory in Minsk August 27, 2009. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko </p>

Workers rest as they work in a foundry of Minsk Automobile Factory in Minsk August 27, 2009. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Workers rest as they work in a foundry of Minsk Automobile Factory in Minsk August 27, 2009. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

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<p>Competitors flex their muscles backstage before taking part in the Mr. Israel bodybuilding contest in Haifa August 27, 2009. About 60 Israeli men competed on Thursday in the annual contest sponsored by the National Amateur Body Builders Association. REUTERS/Baz Ratner </p>

Competitors flex their muscles backstage before taking part in the Mr. Israel bodybuilding contest in Haifa August 27, 2009. About 60 Israeli men competed on Thursday in the annual contest sponsored by the National Amateur Body Builders Association....more

Competitors flex their muscles backstage before taking part in the Mr. Israel bodybuilding contest in Haifa August 27, 2009. About 60 Israeli men competed on Thursday in the annual contest sponsored by the National Amateur Body Builders Association. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

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<p>The wax figure of late pop star Michael Jackson is unveiled at Madame Tussauds in Hollywood, California August 27, 2009. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni </p>

The wax figure of late pop star Michael Jackson is unveiled at Madame Tussauds in Hollywood, California August 27, 2009. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

The wax figure of late pop star Michael Jackson is unveiled at Madame Tussauds in Hollywood, California August 27, 2009. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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<p>A girl practices the catwalk at a modelling school in Caracas August 27, 2009. Miss Venezuela was crowned Miss Universe last Sunday giving her country its sixth title in the international beauty pageant. It was the second consecutive year that a contestant from the oil-producing South American country, which is famous for its beauty queens, won the Miss Universe title. REUTERS/Jorge Silva </p>

A girl practices the catwalk at a modelling school in Caracas August 27, 2009. Miss Venezuela was crowned Miss Universe last Sunday giving her country its sixth title in the international beauty pageant. It was the second consecutive year that a...more

A girl practices the catwalk at a modelling school in Caracas August 27, 2009. Miss Venezuela was crowned Miss Universe last Sunday giving her country its sixth title in the international beauty pageant. It was the second consecutive year that a contestant from the oil-producing South American country, which is famous for its beauty queens, won the Miss Universe title. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

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<p>An internally displaced girl who fled a military offensive against the Taliban in Swat Valley region few months earlier, sits under a platform for a water tank at the UNHCR (United Nations High Commission for Refugees) Jalozai camp, about 140 km (87 miles) northwest of Pakistan's capital Islamabad, July 27, 2009. REUTERS/Ali Imam </p>

An internally displaced girl who fled a military offensive against the Taliban in Swat Valley region few months earlier, sits under a platform for a water tank at the UNHCR (United Nations High Commission for Refugees) Jalozai camp, about 140 km (87...more

An internally displaced girl who fled a military offensive against the Taliban in Swat Valley region few months earlier, sits under a platform for a water tank at the UNHCR (United Nations High Commission for Refugees) Jalozai camp, about 140 km (87 miles) northwest of Pakistan's capital Islamabad, July 27, 2009. REUTERS/Ali Imam

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<p>Robert Shriver III (L), nephew of Senator Edward Kennedy, rests his head on the head of his step-daughter Natasha Lee as they stand paying their respects at his uncle's casket as Senator Kennedy lies in repose at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston, Massachusetts August 27, 2009. Senator Kennedy died late Tuesday after a battle with cancer. REUTERS/Brian Snyder</p>

Robert Shriver III (L), nephew of Senator Edward Kennedy, rests his head on the head of his step-daughter Natasha Lee as they stand paying their respects at his uncle's casket as Senator Kennedy lies in repose at the John F. Kennedy Presidential...more

Robert Shriver III (L), nephew of Senator Edward Kennedy, rests his head on the head of his step-daughter Natasha Lee as they stand paying their respects at his uncle's casket as Senator Kennedy lies in repose at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston, Massachusetts August 27, 2009. Senator Kennedy died late Tuesday after a battle with cancer. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

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<p>Tiger Woods of the U.S. walks over a bridge on the 10th hole during first round play at The Barclays golf tournament at Liberty National Golf Course in Jersey City, New Jersey, August 27, 2009. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton </p>

Tiger Woods of the U.S. walks over a bridge on the 10th hole during first round play at The Barclays golf tournament at Liberty National Golf Course in Jersey City, New Jersey, August 27, 2009. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Tiger Woods of the U.S. walks over a bridge on the 10th hole during first round play at The Barclays golf tournament at Liberty National Golf Course in Jersey City, New Jersey, August 27, 2009. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

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<p>An orthodox Jew attends a ceremony to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the liquidation of Litzmannstadt Ghetto, at Memorial Radegast Bahnhof in Lodz August 27, 2009. About 220,000 Jews perished in the city's ghetto, which was established by the Nazis, during World War Two. REUTERS/Peter Andrews </p>

An orthodox Jew attends a ceremony to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the liquidation of Litzmannstadt Ghetto, at Memorial Radegast Bahnhof in Lodz August 27, 2009. About 220,000 Jews perished in the city's ghetto, which was established by the...more

An orthodox Jew attends a ceremony to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the liquidation of Litzmannstadt Ghetto, at Memorial Radegast Bahnhof in Lodz August 27, 2009. About 220,000 Jews perished in the city's ghetto, which was established by the Nazis, during World War Two. REUTERS/Peter Andrews

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<p>A girl stands before a lesson at a modelling school in Caracas August 27, 2009. Miss Venezuela was crowned Miss Universe last Sunday giving her country its sixth title in the international beauty pageant. It was the second consecutive year that a contestant from the oil-producing South American country, which is famous for its beauty queens, won the Miss Universe title. REUTERS/Jorge Silva </p>

A girl stands before a lesson at a modelling school in Caracas August 27, 2009. Miss Venezuela was crowned Miss Universe last Sunday giving her country its sixth title in the international beauty pageant. It was the second consecutive year that a...more

A girl stands before a lesson at a modelling school in Caracas August 27, 2009. Miss Venezuela was crowned Miss Universe last Sunday giving her country its sixth title in the international beauty pageant. It was the second consecutive year that a contestant from the oil-producing South American country, which is famous for its beauty queens, won the Miss Universe title. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

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<p>(L-R) McLaren Formula One driver Heikki Kovalainen of Finland, Renault's driver Romain Grosjean of France, Toro Rosso's driver Sebastien Buemi of Switzerland and Red Bull's driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany look down the table during a news conference ahead of the weekend's Belgian F1 Grand Prix in Spa Francorchamps August 27, 2009. The drivers were surprised by a sound coming from down the table. REUTERS/Yves Herman </p>

(L-R) McLaren Formula One driver Heikki Kovalainen of Finland, Renault's driver Romain Grosjean of France, Toro Rosso's driver Sebastien Buemi of Switzerland and Red Bull's driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany look down the table during a news...more

(L-R) McLaren Formula One driver Heikki Kovalainen of Finland, Renault's driver Romain Grosjean of France, Toro Rosso's driver Sebastien Buemi of Switzerland and Red Bull's driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany look down the table during a news conference ahead of the weekend's Belgian F1 Grand Prix in Spa Francorchamps August 27, 2009. The drivers were surprised by a sound coming from down the table. REUTERS/Yves Herman

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<p>Kiyoshi Uematsu from Spain (R) fights Alex Farbon of Britain (L) in the under 73 kg men's elimination during the World Judo Championships in Rotterdam August 27, 2009. REUTERS/Michael Kooren </p>

Kiyoshi Uematsu from Spain (R) fights Alex Farbon of Britain (L) in the under 73 kg men's elimination during the World Judo Championships in Rotterdam August 27, 2009. REUTERS/Michael Kooren

Kiyoshi Uematsu from Spain (R) fights Alex Farbon of Britain (L) in the under 73 kg men's elimination during the World Judo Championships in Rotterdam August 27, 2009. REUTERS/Michael Kooren

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<p>A man carries guitars to sell along a street in Manila August 27, 2009. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco </p>

A man carries guitars to sell along a street in Manila August 27, 2009. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

A man carries guitars to sell along a street in Manila August 27, 2009. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

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<p>Mourners react as the coffins of four soldiers killed in Afghanistan are driven through the streets of Wootton Bassett, in Wiltshire in south west England August 21, 2009. Four British soldiers who died whilst serving in Afghanistan were repatriated on Friday. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor </p>

Mourners react as the coffins of four soldiers killed in Afghanistan are driven through the streets of Wootton Bassett, in Wiltshire in south west England August 21, 2009. Four British soldiers who died whilst serving in Afghanistan were repatriated...more

Mourners react as the coffins of four soldiers killed in Afghanistan are driven through the streets of Wootton Bassett, in Wiltshire in south west England August 21, 2009. Four British soldiers who died whilst serving in Afghanistan were repatriated on Friday. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

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<p>Locals chat in front of the "El Viaducto del Malleco" railway (Viaduct of Malleco) near Temuco city, some 677 km (420 miles) south of Santiago August 27, 2009. At more than 100 meters (328 foot) over the Malleco river and weighing 1.4 tons the viaduct was opened by former Chilean President Jose Manuel Balmaceda in 1890. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado </p>

Locals chat in front of the "El Viaducto del Malleco" railway (Viaduct of Malleco) near Temuco city, some 677 km (420 miles) south of Santiago August 27, 2009. At more than 100 meters (328 foot) over the Malleco river and weighing 1.4 tons the...more

Locals chat in front of the "El Viaducto del Malleco" railway (Viaduct of Malleco) near Temuco city, some 677 km (420 miles) south of Santiago August 27, 2009. At more than 100 meters (328 foot) over the Malleco river and weighing 1.4 tons the viaduct was opened by former Chilean President Jose Manuel Balmaceda in 1890. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

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<p>New Zealand's Ross Taylor (R) runs past teammate Jesse Ryder to score a point during the second day of their second test cricket match against Sri Lanka in Colombo August 27, 2009. REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds </p>

New Zealand's Ross Taylor (R) runs past teammate Jesse Ryder to score a point during the second day of their second test cricket match against Sri Lanka in Colombo August 27, 2009. REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds

New Zealand's Ross Taylor (R) runs past teammate Jesse Ryder to score a point during the second day of their second test cricket match against Sri Lanka in Colombo August 27, 2009. REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds

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<p>Warner-Robins Georgia player Jake Farrell (5) flies after beating the tag by Chula Vista California pitcher Isiah Armenta (23) during the fourth inning in the U.S. semi-final of Little League Baseball's World Series in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, August 27, 2009. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer </p>

Warner-Robins Georgia player Jake Farrell (5) flies after beating the tag by Chula Vista California pitcher Isiah Armenta (23) during the fourth inning in the U.S. semi-final of Little League Baseball's World Series in South Williamsport,...more

Warner-Robins Georgia player Jake Farrell (5) flies after beating the tag by Chula Vista California pitcher Isiah Armenta (23) during the fourth inning in the U.S. semi-final of Little League Baseball's World Series in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, August 27, 2009. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer

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<p>Members of the public circle the casket to pay their respects to U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy as he lies in repose in the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum in Boston, Massachusetts August 27, 2009. Kennedy died late Tuesday after a battle with cancer. REUTERS/Brian Snyder </p>

Members of the public circle the casket to pay their respects to U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy as he lies in repose in the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum in Boston, Massachusetts August 27, 2009. Kennedy died late Tuesday after a battle with...more

Members of the public circle the casket to pay their respects to U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy as he lies in repose in the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum in Boston, Massachusetts August 27, 2009. Kennedy died late Tuesday after a battle with cancer. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

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<p>A woman carries the coffin of a relative, who was killed in a massacre executed by the Army in Peru's southern village of Putis in 1984, during a funeral ceremony at Ayacucho city August 27, 2009. The remains of 92 people found in the biggest known mass grave in Peru after being slaughtered by Peru's Army during the 1980-2000 Civil War are being delivered to their families and will return to Putis for burial on Saturday. Villagers in Putis who survived the 1984 massacre say they were lured to a rocky pit by the Army to help build a community fishpond. The men, women and children from the Andean village had no idea they were digging their own mass grave. REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil </p>

A woman carries the coffin of a relative, who was killed in a massacre executed by the Army in Peru's southern village of Putis in 1984, during a funeral ceremony at Ayacucho city August 27, 2009. The remains of 92 people found in the biggest known...more

A woman carries the coffin of a relative, who was killed in a massacre executed by the Army in Peru's southern village of Putis in 1984, during a funeral ceremony at Ayacucho city August 27, 2009. The remains of 92 people found in the biggest known mass grave in Peru after being slaughtered by Peru's Army during the 1980-2000 Civil War are being delivered to their families and will return to Putis for burial on Saturday. Villagers in Putis who survived the 1984 massacre say they were lured to a rocky pit by the Army to help build a community fishpond. The men, women and children from the Andean village had no idea they were digging their own mass grave. REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil

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<p>Boys sit in the trunk of a taxi during an excursion in Sanaa August 27, 2009. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah </p>

Boys sit in the trunk of a taxi during an excursion in Sanaa August 27, 2009. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

Boys sit in the trunk of a taxi during an excursion in Sanaa August 27, 2009. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

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<p>Demonstrators protesting against violence in Colombia, perform during a rally entitled "Women at the Square" in Bogota August 27, 2009. REUTERS/Fredy Builes </p>

Demonstrators protesting against violence in Colombia, perform during a rally entitled "Women at the Square" in Bogota August 27, 2009. REUTERS/Fredy Builes

Demonstrators protesting against violence in Colombia, perform during a rally entitled "Women at the Square" in Bogota August 27, 2009. REUTERS/Fredy Builes

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<p>A man looks on as he stands outside a mannequin shop in the centre of Shanghai August 27, 2009. REUTERS/Nir Elias </p>

A man looks on as he stands outside a mannequin shop in the centre of Shanghai August 27, 2009. REUTERS/Nir Elias

A man looks on as he stands outside a mannequin shop in the centre of Shanghai August 27, 2009. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>North Korea's Jong Tae-Se (L) lies on the field after colliding with Taiwan's goalkeeper Lu Kun-chi during their 2010 East Asian soccer championship semi-final match in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan August 27, 2009. North Korea won the match 2-1. REUTERS/Nicky Loh </p>

North Korea's Jong Tae-Se (L) lies on the field after colliding with Taiwan's goalkeeper Lu Kun-chi during their 2010 East Asian soccer championship semi-final match in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan August 27, 2009. North Korea won the match 2-1....more

North Korea's Jong Tae-Se (L) lies on the field after colliding with Taiwan's goalkeeper Lu Kun-chi during their 2010 East Asian soccer championship semi-final match in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan August 27, 2009. North Korea won the match 2-1. REUTERS/Nicky Loh

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<p>New York's Statue of Liberty is seen in the background as spectators watch the first round of play at the Barclays golf tournament at Liberty National Golf Course in Jersey City, New Jersey, August 27, 2009. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn </p>

New York's Statue of Liberty is seen in the background as spectators watch the first round of play at the Barclays golf tournament at Liberty National Golf Course in Jersey City, New Jersey, August 27, 2009. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

New York's Statue of Liberty is seen in the background as spectators watch the first round of play at the Barclays golf tournament at Liberty National Golf Course in Jersey City, New Jersey, August 27, 2009. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

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