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<p>A policeman is seen in flames after a petrol bomb was thrown at him during riots in front of the parliament in Athens February 23, 2011. REUTERS/Giannis Liakos/Icon </p>

A policeman is seen in flames after a petrol bomb was thrown at him during riots in front of the parliament in Athens February 23, 2011. REUTERS/Giannis Liakos/Icon

A policeman is seen in flames after a petrol bomb was thrown at him during riots in front of the parliament in Athens February 23, 2011. REUTERS/Giannis Liakos/Icon

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<p>Anti-government demonstrators throw a prisoner pardoned by King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa into the air, after he was released from police custody, at Pearl Square in Manama February 23, 2011. REUTERS/James Lawler Duggan </p>

Anti-government demonstrators throw a prisoner pardoned by King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa into the air, after he was released from police custody, at Pearl Square in Manama February 23, 2011. REUTERS/James Lawler Duggan

Anti-government demonstrators throw a prisoner pardoned by King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa into the air, after he was released from police custody, at Pearl Square in Manama February 23, 2011. REUTERS/James Lawler Duggan

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<p>A Hindu holy man sleeps at the premises of Pashupati Temple in Kathmandu February 23, 2011. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar </p>

A Hindu holy man sleeps at the premises of Pashupati Temple in Kathmandu February 23, 2011. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

A Hindu holy man sleeps at the premises of Pashupati Temple in Kathmandu February 23, 2011. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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<p>A model laughs while talking to other models backstage before the Varanasi 2011 Fall/Winter collection show during Buenos Aires Fashion Week, February 22, 2011. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci </p>

A model laughs while talking to other models backstage before the Varanasi 2011 Fall/Winter collection show during Buenos Aires Fashion Week, February 22, 2011. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

A model laughs while talking to other models backstage before the Varanasi 2011 Fall/Winter collection show during Buenos Aires Fashion Week, February 22, 2011. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

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<p>Rescue workers are seen at the collapsed CTV building that housed the King's Education School, where missing Japanese people are believed to be trapped, following Tuesday's earthquake in the southern New Zealand city of Christchurch February 23, 2011. 
REUTERS/Kyodo </p>

Rescue workers are seen at the collapsed CTV building that housed the King's Education School, where missing Japanese people are believed to be trapped, following Tuesday's earthquake in the southern New Zealand city of Christchurch February 23,...more

Rescue workers are seen at the collapsed CTV building that housed the King's Education School, where missing Japanese people are believed to be trapped, following Tuesday's earthquake in the southern New Zealand city of Christchurch February 23, 2011. REUTERS/Kyodo

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<p>A skier takes a jump during sunny winter weather at the Swiss mountain area of Hoch-Ybrig some 55 kilometres (34 miles) south of Zurich February 23, 2011. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann </p>

A skier takes a jump during sunny winter weather at the Swiss mountain area of Hoch-Ybrig some 55 kilometres (34 miles) south of Zurich February 23, 2011. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

A skier takes a jump during sunny winter weather at the Swiss mountain area of Hoch-Ybrig some 55 kilometres (34 miles) south of Zurich February 23, 2011. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

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<p>The body of a dead man lies on the ground after a clash between soldiers and supporters of Ivorian presidential claiment Alassane Ouattara in the Abobo area of Abidjan February 23, 2011. 
REUTERS/Luc Gnago </p>

The body of a dead man lies on the ground after a clash between soldiers and supporters of Ivorian presidential claiment Alassane Ouattara in the Abobo area of Abidjan February 23, 2011. REUTERS/Luc Gnago

The body of a dead man lies on the ground after a clash between soldiers and supporters of Ivorian presidential claiment Alassane Ouattara in the Abobo area of Abidjan February 23, 2011. REUTERS/Luc Gnago

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<p>A policeman looks back at an anti-government protester during a demonstration in Sanaa February 23, 2011. REUTERS/Ammar Awad </p>

A policeman looks back at an anti-government protester during a demonstration in Sanaa February 23, 2011. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

A policeman looks back at an anti-government protester during a demonstration in Sanaa February 23, 2011. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

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<p>Presiding officer Hugh O'Donnell prepares the ballot box for voters on the island of Inishfree, Ireland February 23, 2011. The island, situated off of the coast of Donegal, went to the polls on Wednesday, two days before the mainland. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton </p>

Presiding officer Hugh O'Donnell prepares the ballot box for voters on the island of Inishfree, Ireland February 23, 2011. The island, situated off of the coast of Donegal, went to the polls on Wednesday, two days before the mainland. REUTERS/Cathal...more

Presiding officer Hugh O'Donnell prepares the ballot box for voters on the island of Inishfree, Ireland February 23, 2011. The island, situated off of the coast of Donegal, went to the polls on Wednesday, two days before the mainland. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

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<p>Bottles of nail polish lie on the floor of a shop following Tuesday's earthquake in the southern New Zealand city of Christchurch February 23, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne </p>

Bottles of nail polish lie on the floor of a shop following Tuesday's earthquake in the southern New Zealand city of Christchurch February 23, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

Bottles of nail polish lie on the floor of a shop following Tuesday's earthquake in the southern New Zealand city of Christchurch February 23, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

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<p>Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (2nd L) looks on before delivering a speech during a two-day event in Rome February 23, 2011. REUTERS/Remo Casilli </p>

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (2nd L) looks on before delivering a speech during a two-day event in Rome February 23, 2011. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (2nd L) looks on before delivering a speech during a two-day event in Rome February 23, 2011. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

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<p>A Tunisian woman carries her belongings as she crosses into Tunisia at the Ras Jdir border crossing after fleeing unrest in Libya February 23, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis </p>

A Tunisian woman carries her belongings as she crosses into Tunisia at the Ras Jdir border crossing after fleeing unrest in Libya February 23, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

A Tunisian woman carries her belongings as she crosses into Tunisia at the Ras Jdir border crossing after fleeing unrest in Libya February 23, 2011. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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<p>The space shuttle Discovery is prepared for launch as the Rotating Service Structure is rolled back at launch pad 39A, at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, February 23, 2011.REUTERS/Joe Skipper</p>

The space shuttle Discovery is prepared for launch as the Rotating Service Structure is rolled back at launch pad 39A, at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, February 23, 2011.REUTERS/Joe Skipper

The space shuttle Discovery is prepared for launch as the Rotating Service Structure is rolled back at launch pad 39A, at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, February 23, 2011.REUTERS/Joe Skipper

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<p>Actress Lindsay Lohan and her attorney Shawn Chapman Holley attend a preliminary hearing at the Airport Branch Courthouse in Los Angeles, February 23, 2011. REUTERS/Paul Buck/Pool </p>

Actress Lindsay Lohan and her attorney Shawn Chapman Holley attend a preliminary hearing at the Airport Branch Courthouse in Los Angeles, February 23, 2011. REUTERS/Paul Buck/Pool

Actress Lindsay Lohan and her attorney Shawn Chapman Holley attend a preliminary hearing at the Airport Branch Courthouse in Los Angeles, February 23, 2011. REUTERS/Paul Buck/Pool

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<p>Soldiers carry a rolled up giant Mexican flag in preparation for Flag Day at a military base in Ciudad Juarez February 22, 2011. Mexico will celebrate Flag Day on February 24. REUTERS/Gael Gonzalez </p>

Soldiers carry a rolled up giant Mexican flag in preparation for Flag Day at a military base in Ciudad Juarez February 22, 2011. Mexico will celebrate Flag Day on February 24. REUTERS/Gael Gonzalez

Soldiers carry a rolled up giant Mexican flag in preparation for Flag Day at a military base in Ciudad Juarez February 22, 2011. Mexico will celebrate Flag Day on February 24. REUTERS/Gael Gonzalez

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<p>An anti-government protester prays in a state security building taken over by anti-government protesters in Benghazi city, Libya, February 23, 2011. 
REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih </p>

An anti-government protester prays in a state security building taken over by anti-government protesters in Benghazi city, Libya, February 23, 2011. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

An anti-government protester prays in a state security building taken over by anti-government protesters in Benghazi city, Libya, February 23, 2011. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

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<p>Members of Brunei's armed forces march past the royal dais during the 27th celebrations of Brunei National Day in Bandar Seri Begawan February 23, 2011. REUTERS/Ahim Rani </p>

Members of Brunei's armed forces march past the royal dais during the 27th celebrations of Brunei National Day in Bandar Seri Begawan February 23, 2011. REUTERS/Ahim Rani

Members of Brunei's armed forces march past the royal dais during the 27th celebrations of Brunei National Day in Bandar Seri Begawan February 23, 2011. REUTERS/Ahim Rani

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<p>Demonstrators attend a protest rally in New Delhi February 23, 2011. REUTERS/B Mathur</p>

Demonstrators attend a protest rally in New Delhi February 23, 2011. REUTERS/B Mathur

Demonstrators attend a protest rally in New Delhi February 23, 2011. REUTERS/B Mathur

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<p>An African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) peacekeepers' tank drives past an unidentified Islamist insurgent during clashes between them and government troops in the capital Mogadishu February 23, 2011. REUTERS/Omar Faruk </p>

An African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) peacekeepers' tank drives past an unidentified Islamist insurgent during clashes between them and government troops in the capital Mogadishu February 23, 2011. REUTERS/Omar Faruk

An African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) peacekeepers' tank drives past an unidentified Islamist insurgent during clashes between them and government troops in the capital Mogadishu February 23, 2011. REUTERS/Omar Faruk

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<p>Residents and students plant tree seedlings at the protected rainforest site in Pili, Camarines Sur, south of Manila, February 23, 2011.  REUTERS/Erik de Castro </p>

Residents and students plant tree seedlings at the protected rainforest site in Pili, Camarines Sur, south of Manila, February 23, 2011. REUTERS/Erik de Castro

Residents and students plant tree seedlings at the protected rainforest site in Pili, Camarines Sur, south of Manila, February 23, 2011. REUTERS/Erik de Castro

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<p>German Commerzbank headquarters are pictured through a mirrored artwork ahead of the Commerzbank annual news conference in Frankfurt, February 23, 2011. REUTERS/Alex Domanski </p>

German Commerzbank headquarters are pictured through a mirrored artwork ahead of the Commerzbank annual news conference in Frankfurt, February 23, 2011. REUTERS/Alex Domanski

German Commerzbank headquarters are pictured through a mirrored artwork ahead of the Commerzbank annual news conference in Frankfurt, February 23, 2011. REUTERS/Alex Domanski

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<p>Residents protest under an Iraqi flag during a demonstration for better basic services in Baghdad February 23, 2011. REUTERS/Saad Shalash </p>

Residents protest under an Iraqi flag during a demonstration for better basic services in Baghdad February 23, 2011. REUTERS/Saad Shalash

Residents protest under an Iraqi flag during a demonstration for better basic services in Baghdad February 23, 2011. REUTERS/Saad Shalash

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<p>A U.S. Marine from the First Battalion Eighth Marines Alpha Company looks out as an evening storm gathers above an outpost near Kunjak in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province, February 22, 2011.  REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly </p>

A U.S. Marine from the First Battalion Eighth Marines Alpha Company looks out as an evening storm gathers above an outpost near Kunjak in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province, February 22, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

A U.S. Marine from the First Battalion Eighth Marines Alpha Company looks out as an evening storm gathers above an outpost near Kunjak in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province, February 22, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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<p>Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev (L) and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin walk after taking part in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier outside Moscow's Kremlin February 23, 2011. REUTERS/Ivan Sekretarev/Pool </p>

Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev (L) and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin walk after taking part in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier outside Moscow's Kremlin February 23, 2011. REUTERS/Ivan Sekretarev/Pool

Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev (L) and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin walk after taking part in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier outside Moscow's Kremlin February 23, 2011. REUTERS/Ivan Sekretarev/Pool

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