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<p>A soldier of the honour guard wipes his boots as he gets ready for the wreath laying ceremony at the monument of soldiers who fought in Afghanistan in Kiev, February 15, 2010. 


REUTERS/Gleb Garanich </p>

A soldier of the honour guard wipes his boots as he gets ready for the wreath laying ceremony at the monument of soldiers who fought in Afghanistan in Kiev, February 15, 2010. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A soldier of the honour guard wipes his boots as he gets ready for the wreath laying ceremony at the monument of soldiers who fought in Afghanistan in Kiev, February 15, 2010. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

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<p>Rescuers evacuate injured people after two trains which crashed head-on in Buizingen, near Halle February 15, 2010. REUTERS/Thierry Roge </p>

Rescuers evacuate injured people after two trains which crashed head-on in Buizingen, near Halle February 15, 2010. REUTERS/Thierry Roge

Rescuers evacuate injured people after two trains which crashed head-on in Buizingen, near Halle February 15, 2010. REUTERS/Thierry Roge

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<p>Cadets carry portraits of soldiers who were killed during the Soviet war in Afghanistan at a memorial in central Minsk February 15, 2010. 

REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko </p>

Cadets carry portraits of soldiers who were killed during the Soviet war in Afghanistan at a memorial in central Minsk February 15, 2010. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Cadets carry portraits of soldiers who were killed during the Soviet war in Afghanistan at a memorial in central Minsk February 15, 2010. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

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<p>An Afghan soldier stands in front of burning gas storage set on fire by Taliban fighters in the town of Marjah in Nad Ali district of Helmand province February 14, 2010. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic </p>

An Afghan soldier stands in front of burning gas storage set on fire by Taliban fighters in the town of Marjah in Nad Ali district of Helmand province February 14, 2010. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

An Afghan soldier stands in front of burning gas storage set on fire by Taliban fighters in the town of Marjah in Nad Ali district of Helmand province February 14, 2010. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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<p>Sex workers attend a demonstration for the use of a female condom during an HIV/AIDS awareness campaign organised by a non-governmental organisation (NGO) in the eastern Indian city of Siliguri February 15, 2010. 


REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri</p>

Sex workers attend a demonstration for the use of a female condom during an HIV/AIDS awareness campaign organised by a non-governmental organisation (NGO) in the eastern Indian city of Siliguri February 15, 2010. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Sex workers attend a demonstration for the use of a female condom during an HIV/AIDS awareness campaign organised by a non-governmental organisation (NGO) in the eastern Indian city of Siliguri February 15, 2010. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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<p>Chinese men perform a fire dragon dance at Happy Valley temple fair celebrating Chinese New Year in Beijing February 15, 2010. 
REUTERS/Christina Hu </p>

Chinese men perform a fire dragon dance at Happy Valley temple fair celebrating Chinese New Year in Beijing February 15, 2010. REUTERS/Christina Hu

Chinese men perform a fire dragon dance at Happy Valley temple fair celebrating Chinese New Year in Beijing February 15, 2010. REUTERS/Christina Hu

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<p>India's Sachin Tendulkar celebrates after scoring a century on the second day of their second test cricket match against South Africa in Kolkata February 15, 2010. REUTERS/Arko Datta </p>

India's Sachin Tendulkar celebrates after scoring a century on the second day of their second test cricket match against South Africa in Kolkata February 15, 2010. REUTERS/Arko Datta

India's Sachin Tendulkar celebrates after scoring a century on the second day of their second test cricket match against South Africa in Kolkata February 15, 2010. REUTERS/Arko Datta

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<p>A lawyer shouts towards the media covering a rally in support of Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari outside the Karachi Bar Association on February 15, 2010. 

REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro </p>

A lawyer shouts towards the media covering a rally in support of Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari outside the Karachi Bar Association on February 15, 2010. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

A lawyer shouts towards the media covering a rally in support of Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari outside the Karachi Bar Association on February 15, 2010. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

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<p>A young man holding a rosary prays in front of the ruined cathedral during the third of mourning to commemorate the one month anniversary of the Haiti earthquake, in Port-au-Prince February 14, 2010. 

REUTERS/Pasqual Gorriz/UN Photo/Handout </p>

A young man holding a rosary prays in front of the ruined cathedral during the third of mourning to commemorate the one month anniversary of the Haiti earthquake, in Port-au-Prince February 14, 2010. REUTERS/Pasqual Gorriz/UN Photo/Handout

A young man holding a rosary prays in front of the ruined cathedral during the third of mourning to commemorate the one month anniversary of the Haiti earthquake, in Port-au-Prince February 14, 2010. REUTERS/Pasqual Gorriz/UN Photo/Handout

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<p>Palestinian women attend a protest in Gaza City calling for the release of Palestinian prisoners from Israeli jails February 15, 2010. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem </p>

Palestinian women attend a protest in Gaza City calling for the release of Palestinian prisoners from Israeli jails February 15, 2010. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Palestinian women attend a protest in Gaza City calling for the release of Palestinian prisoners from Israeli jails February 15, 2010. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

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<p>A model talks on her mobile phone backstage at the Carolina Herrera Fall 2010 collection during New York Fashion Week February 15, 2010. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri </p>

A model talks on her mobile phone backstage at the Carolina Herrera Fall 2010 collection during New York Fashion Week February 15, 2010. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A model talks on her mobile phone backstage at the Carolina Herrera Fall 2010 collection during New York Fashion Week February 15, 2010. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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<p>Janet Baker (R), the mother of slain Canadian soldier Corporal Joshua Caleb Baker, and a family member carry roses to the hearse carrying his casket during a repatriation ceremony at Canadian Forces Base Trenton February 15, 2010. 

REUTERS/Mike Cassese </p>

Janet Baker (R), the mother of slain Canadian soldier Corporal Joshua Caleb Baker, and a family member carry roses to the hearse carrying his casket during a repatriation ceremony at Canadian Forces Base Trenton February 15, 2010. REUTERS/Mike...more

Janet Baker (R), the mother of slain Canadian soldier Corporal Joshua Caleb Baker, and a family member carry roses to the hearse carrying his casket during a repatriation ceremony at Canadian Forces Base Trenton February 15, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Cassese

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<p>Carnival revellers celebrate during the traditional Rose Monday carnival parade in the western German city of Cologne February 15, 2010. 

REUTERS/Johannes Eisele </p>

Carnival revellers celebrate during the traditional Rose Monday carnival parade in the western German city of Cologne February 15, 2010. REUTERS/Johannes Eisele

Carnival revellers celebrate during the traditional Rose Monday carnival parade in the western German city of Cologne February 15, 2010. REUTERS/Johannes Eisele

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<p>Seth Wescott of the United States celebrates winning the Gold medal during the men's snowboard cross on Cypress Mountain at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 15, 2010. REUTERS/Lyle Stafford </p>

Seth Wescott of the United States celebrates winning the Gold medal during the men's snowboard cross on Cypress Mountain at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 15, 2010. REUTERS/Lyle Stafford

Seth Wescott of the United States celebrates winning the Gold medal during the men's snowboard cross on Cypress Mountain at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 15, 2010. REUTERS/Lyle Stafford

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<p>Old English Sheepdogs are groomed during the first day of the 2010 Westminster Dog Show in New York February 15, 2010. REUTERS/Jeff Zelevansky</p>

Old English Sheepdogs are groomed during the first day of the 2010 Westminster Dog Show in New York February 15, 2010. REUTERS/Jeff Zelevansky

Old English Sheepdogs are groomed during the first day of the 2010 Westminster Dog Show in New York February 15, 2010. REUTERS/Jeff Zelevansky

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<p>China's Shen Xue (L) and Zhao Hongbo celebrate on learning that they had won the gold medal after their performance in the pairs free skating figure skating event at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics February 15, 2010. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson </p>

China's Shen Xue (L) and Zhao Hongbo celebrate on learning that they had won the gold medal after their performance in the pairs free skating figure skating event at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics February 15, 2010. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson more

China's Shen Xue (L) and Zhao Hongbo celebrate on learning that they had won the gold medal after their performance in the pairs free skating figure skating event at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics February 15, 2010. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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<p>(From L-R) Actors Agata Buzek of Poland, Edward Hogg of Britain and Zrinka Cvitesic of Croatia hold their Shooting Stars awards at the 60th Berlinale International Film Festival February 15, 2010. 
REUTERS/Thomas Peter </p>

(From L-R) Actors Agata Buzek of Poland, Edward Hogg of Britain and Zrinka Cvitesic of Croatia hold their Shooting Stars awards at the 60th Berlinale International Film Festival February 15, 2010. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

(From L-R) Actors Agata Buzek of Poland, Edward Hogg of Britain and Zrinka Cvitesic of Croatia hold their Shooting Stars awards at the 60th Berlinale International Film Festival February 15, 2010. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

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<p>A man holds an unexploded ordnance at the scene of a car bomb in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, February 15, 2010. 
REUTERS/Mowlid Abdi </p>

A man holds an unexploded ordnance at the scene of a car bomb in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, February 15, 2010. REUTERS/Mowlid Abdi

A man holds an unexploded ordnance at the scene of a car bomb in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, February 15, 2010. REUTERS/Mowlid Abdi

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<p>Tenerife's Pablo Sicilia (L) pulls the hair of Real Mallorca's Jose Luis Marti during their Spanish First Division soccer match at the Heliodoro Rodriguez Lopez stadium in Santa Cruz de Tenerife February 15, 2010. REUTERS/Santiago Ferrero </p>

Tenerife's Pablo Sicilia (L) pulls the hair of Real Mallorca's Jose Luis Marti during their Spanish First Division soccer match at the Heliodoro Rodriguez Lopez stadium in Santa Cruz de Tenerife February 15, 2010. REUTERS/Santiago Ferrero

Tenerife's Pablo Sicilia (L) pulls the hair of Real Mallorca's Jose Luis Marti during their Spanish First Division soccer match at the Heliodoro Rodriguez Lopez stadium in Santa Cruz de Tenerife February 15, 2010. REUTERS/Santiago Ferrero

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<p>A man dressed as a bullfighter touches his hat during the Carnival in Cadiz February 15, 2010. The carnival will run until February 21. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo </p>

A man dressed as a bullfighter touches his hat during the Carnival in Cadiz February 15, 2010. The carnival will run until February 21. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo

A man dressed as a bullfighter touches his hat during the Carnival in Cadiz February 15, 2010. The carnival will run until February 21. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo

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<p>Switzerland's Anais Morand falls during her routine with Antoine Dorsaz at the pairs free skating figure skating event at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics February 15, 2010. REUTERS/David Gray </p>

Switzerland's Anais Morand falls during her routine with Antoine Dorsaz at the pairs free skating figure skating event at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics February 15, 2010. REUTERS/David Gray

Switzerland's Anais Morand falls during her routine with Antoine Dorsaz at the pairs free skating figure skating event at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics February 15, 2010. REUTERS/David Gray

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<p>Rescue workers load the body of a policeman onto a truck at a police camp attacked by Maoist rebels in Silda village, west of state capital Kolkata, February 16, 2010. 


REUTERS/Parth Sanyal </p>

Rescue workers load the body of a policeman onto a truck at a police camp attacked by Maoist rebels in Silda village, west of state capital Kolkata, February 16, 2010. REUTERS/Parth Sanyal

Rescue workers load the body of a policeman onto a truck at a police camp attacked by Maoist rebels in Silda village, west of state capital Kolkata, February 16, 2010. REUTERS/Parth Sanyal

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<p>A man walks between houses at the shantytown of Islilla in the northern city of Piura February 15, 2010. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares </p>

A man walks between houses at the shantytown of Islilla in the northern city of Piura February 15, 2010. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

A man walks between houses at the shantytown of Islilla in the northern city of Piura February 15, 2010. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

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<p>Slovakia's Veronika Sabolova takes her second run during the women's singles luge at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia, February 15, 2010. REUTERS/Tony Gentile </p>

Slovakia's Veronika Sabolova takes her second run during the women's singles luge at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia, February 15, 2010. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Slovakia's Veronika Sabolova takes her second run during the women's singles luge at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia, February 15, 2010. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

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