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<p>Pedestrians walk across Westminster Bridge as snow falls, in central London February 2, 2009. Heavy snow brought much of London's transport to a halt on Monday with airport runways forced to close and all bus and many train services suspended. REUTERS/ Eddie Keogh </p>

Pedestrians walk across Westminster Bridge as snow falls, in central London February 2, 2009. Heavy snow brought much of London's transport to a halt on Monday with airport runways forced to close and all bus and many train services suspended....more

Pedestrians walk across Westminster Bridge as snow falls, in central London February 2, 2009. Heavy snow brought much of London's transport to a halt on Monday with airport runways forced to close and all bus and many train services suspended. REUTERS/ Eddie Keogh

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<p>Department of Education staffer Adrian Wells reacts as she shoots a video clip of First Lady Michelle Obama during her visit to the Department of Education in Washington, February 2, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Reed (</p>

Department of Education staffer Adrian Wells reacts as she shoots a video clip of First Lady Michelle Obama during her visit to the Department of Education in Washington, February 2, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Reed (

Department of Education staffer Adrian Wells reacts as she shoots a video clip of First Lady Michelle Obama during her visit to the Department of Education in Washington, February 2, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Reed (

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<p>Groundhog Handler John Griffiths holds up weather prognosticating groundhog Punxsutawney Phil after his annual prediction on Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, on the 123rd Groundhog Day, February 2, 2009. Phil saw his shadow, which means six more weeks of winter. REUTERS/Jason Cohn </p>

Groundhog Handler John Griffiths holds up weather prognosticating groundhog Punxsutawney Phil after his annual prediction on Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, on the 123rd Groundhog Day, February 2, 2009. Phil saw his shadow, which means...more

Groundhog Handler John Griffiths holds up weather prognosticating groundhog Punxsutawney Phil after his annual prediction on Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, on the 123rd Groundhog Day, February 2, 2009. Phil saw his shadow, which means six more weeks of winter. REUTERS/Jason Cohn

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<p>A boy hides behind pictures of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (L) and late leader Ayatollah Rouhollah Khomeini during an anti-Israel rally in Tehran University February 2, 2009. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi </p>

A boy hides behind pictures of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (L) and late leader Ayatollah Rouhollah Khomeini during an anti-Israel rally in Tehran University February 2, 2009. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi

A boy hides behind pictures of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (L) and late leader Ayatollah Rouhollah Khomeini during an anti-Israel rally in Tehran University February 2, 2009. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi

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<p>Somali Islamist militants hold their weapons as they ride on a pick-up truck on the outskirts of the Somali capital Mogadishu, February 2, 2009. African leaders feted Somalia's new moderate Islamist president on Monday as a hope for peace in the anarchic nation but hardline former allies declared war on his government and called him a traitor. Militant Islamists allied with Sheikh Sharif Ahmed before he was ousted, declared jihad and mocked the trip to his former enemy, rallying their supporters for war against the new government. REUTERS/Mowlid Abdi </p>

Somali Islamist militants hold their weapons as they ride on a pick-up truck on the outskirts of the Somali capital Mogadishu, February 2, 2009. African leaders feted Somalia's new moderate Islamist president on Monday as a hope for peace in the...more

Somali Islamist militants hold their weapons as they ride on a pick-up truck on the outskirts of the Somali capital Mogadishu, February 2, 2009. African leaders feted Somalia's new moderate Islamist president on Monday as a hope for peace in the anarchic nation but hardline former allies declared war on his government and called him a traitor. Militant Islamists allied with Sheikh Sharif Ahmed before he was ousted, declared jihad and mocked the trip to his former enemy, rallying their supporters for war against the new government. REUTERS/Mowlid Abdi

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<p>Commuters wait for a London-bound train on a platform at Clapham Junction station in south London February 3, 2009. An icy night and forecasts of more heavy snow disrupted airports and schools across the country for a second day on Tuesday with hundreds of flights delayed or cancelled. REUTERS/Toby Melville </p>

Commuters wait for a London-bound train on a platform at Clapham Junction station in south London February 3, 2009. An icy night and forecasts of more heavy snow disrupted airports and schools across the country for a second day on Tuesday with...more

Commuters wait for a London-bound train on a platform at Clapham Junction station in south London February 3, 2009. An icy night and forecasts of more heavy snow disrupted airports and schools across the country for a second day on Tuesday with hundreds of flights delayed or cancelled. REUTERS/Toby Melville

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<p>A farmer holds his stick in front of a police formation following clashes with policemen at Piraeus port near Athens February 2, 2009. Greek police fired teargas to disperse hundreds of farmers who arrived from the island of Crete protesting low product prices and scuffles broke out, police authorities said on Monday. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis </p>

A farmer holds his stick in front of a police formation following clashes with policemen at Piraeus port near Athens February 2, 2009. Greek police fired teargas to disperse hundreds of farmers who arrived from the island of Crete protesting low...more

A farmer holds his stick in front of a police formation following clashes with policemen at Piraeus port near Athens February 2, 2009. Greek police fired teargas to disperse hundreds of farmers who arrived from the island of Crete protesting low product prices and scuffles broke out, police authorities said on Monday. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis

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<p>Madagascar's opposition supporters display their party's salute during a rally in the capital Antananarivo, February 2, 2009. The African Union (AU) condemned attempts to oust Madagascar's president and a planned anti-government protest drew smaller crowds on Monday suggesting fading support for an opposition rival. REUTERS/Njuwa Maina </p>

Madagascar's opposition supporters display their party's salute during a rally in the capital Antananarivo, February 2, 2009. The African Union (AU) condemned attempts to oust Madagascar's president and a planned anti-government protest drew smaller...more

Madagascar's opposition supporters display their party's salute during a rally in the capital Antananarivo, February 2, 2009. The African Union (AU) condemned attempts to oust Madagascar's president and a planned anti-government protest drew smaller crowds on Monday suggesting fading support for an opposition rival. REUTERS/Njuwa Maina

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<p>Worshipers carry a boat containing offerings for Iemanja, the Afro-Brazilian goddess of the sea, at Ramirez beach in Montevideo February 2, 2009. Every year on February 2 Uruguayan worshipers gather at beaches to offer sweets, perfumes, fruits and imitation jewellery to the Goddess. REUTERS/Andres Stapff </p>

Worshipers carry a boat containing offerings for Iemanja, the Afro-Brazilian goddess of the sea, at Ramirez beach in Montevideo February 2, 2009. Every year on February 2 Uruguayan worshipers gather at beaches to offer sweets, perfumes, fruits and...more

Worshipers carry a boat containing offerings for Iemanja, the Afro-Brazilian goddess of the sea, at Ramirez beach in Montevideo February 2, 2009. Every year on February 2 Uruguayan worshipers gather at beaches to offer sweets, perfumes, fruits and imitation jewellery to the Goddess. REUTERS/Andres Stapff

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<p>General view of snow-covered Trocadero esplanade in front the Eiffel Tower in Paris as winter weather hits the French capital February 2, 2009. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier </p>

General view of snow-covered Trocadero esplanade in front the Eiffel Tower in Paris as winter weather hits the French capital February 2, 2009. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

General view of snow-covered Trocadero esplanade in front the Eiffel Tower in Paris as winter weather hits the French capital February 2, 2009. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

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<p>The mother (L) of Taiseer Manasra holds his picture as relatives mourn before his funeral in the West Bank village of Bani Na'im near Hebron February 2, 2009. Manasra opened fire at an Israeli army patrol in the occupied West Bank on Monday, the Israeli military reported, and a Palestinian security official said soldiers shot him dead. REUTERS/Nayef Hashlamoun </p>

The mother (L) of Taiseer Manasra holds his picture as relatives mourn before his funeral in the West Bank village of Bani Na'im near Hebron February 2, 2009. Manasra opened fire at an Israeli army patrol in the occupied West Bank on Monday, the...more

The mother (L) of Taiseer Manasra holds his picture as relatives mourn before his funeral in the West Bank village of Bani Na'im near Hebron February 2, 2009. Manasra opened fire at an Israeli army patrol in the occupied West Bank on Monday, the Israeli military reported, and a Palestinian security official said soldiers shot him dead. REUTERS/Nayef Hashlamoun

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<p>Job seekers flock at a job fair held for graduate students in Taiyuan, Shanxi province February 2, 2009. A wave of factory shutdowns in the wake of falling exports has felled millions of jobs and pressed down the wages of those who have hung on to work, adding to worries among officials about a rise in social unrest. REUTERS/Stringer </p>

Job seekers flock at a job fair held for graduate students in Taiyuan, Shanxi province February 2, 2009. A wave of factory shutdowns in the wake of falling exports has felled millions of jobs and pressed down the wages of those who have hung on to...more

Job seekers flock at a job fair held for graduate students in Taiyuan, Shanxi province February 2, 2009. A wave of factory shutdowns in the wake of falling exports has felled millions of jobs and pressed down the wages of those who have hung on to work, adding to worries among officials about a rise in social unrest. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>A child sits on the metal railing of a train during an eviction of the homeless near Tanah Abang train station in Jakarta February 3, 2009. REUTERS/Beawiharta </p>

A child sits on the metal railing of a train during an eviction of the homeless near Tanah Abang train station in Jakarta February 3, 2009. REUTERS/Beawiharta

A child sits on the metal railing of a train during an eviction of the homeless near Tanah Abang train station in Jakarta February 3, 2009. REUTERS/Beawiharta

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<p>Uruguay's Leandro Cabrera (R) battles Colombia's Dawhling Leudo during the South America U-20 soccer championship in Maturin, February 2, 2009. REUTERS/Henry Romero </p>

Uruguay's Leandro Cabrera (R) battles Colombia's Dawhling Leudo during the South America U-20 soccer championship in Maturin, February 2, 2009. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Uruguay's Leandro Cabrera (R) battles Colombia's Dawhling Leudo during the South America U-20 soccer championship in Maturin, February 2, 2009. REUTERS/Henry Romero

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<p>Palestinians look at a smuggling tunnel destroyed after an Israeli air strike near the Egypt-Gaza border in the southern Gaza Strip February 2, 2009. Israel carried out air strikes and Palestinians launched mortar bomb attacks on Monday despite a ceasefire in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, but Israel's defence minister said a wider offensive was not imminent. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa </p>

Palestinians look at a smuggling tunnel destroyed after an Israeli air strike near the Egypt-Gaza border in the southern Gaza Strip February 2, 2009. Israel carried out air strikes and Palestinians launched mortar bomb attacks on Monday despite a...more

Palestinians look at a smuggling tunnel destroyed after an Israeli air strike near the Egypt-Gaza border in the southern Gaza Strip February 2, 2009. Israel carried out air strikes and Palestinians launched mortar bomb attacks on Monday despite a ceasefire in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, but Israel's defence minister said a wider offensive was not imminent. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

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<p>A homeless Indonesian sleeps on a pushcart in Jakarta February 2, 2009. REUTERS/Beawiharta </p>

A homeless Indonesian sleeps on a pushcart in Jakarta February 2, 2009. REUTERS/Beawiharta

A homeless Indonesian sleeps on a pushcart in Jakarta February 2, 2009. REUTERS/Beawiharta

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<p>People walk dogs through heavy snow in King George V park in Farnborough, southern England February 2 2009.  REUTERS/Kieran Doherty </p>

People walk dogs through heavy snow in King George V park in Farnborough, southern England February 2 2009. REUTERS/Kieran Doherty

People walk dogs through heavy snow in King George V park in Farnborough, southern England February 2 2009. REUTERS/Kieran Doherty

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<p>An Israeli girl looks at a damaged vehicle after a rocket attack in the southern city of Ashkelon February 3, 2009. A rocket fired from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip landed in Ashkelon on Tuesday but caused no casualties, Israeli officials said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack from Palestinian armed factions in Gaza, still reeling from a 22-day Israeli assault that the Jewish state said was designed to punish the Islamist Hamas group for such attacks. REUTERS/Amir Cohen </p>

An Israeli girl looks at a damaged vehicle after a rocket attack in the southern city of Ashkelon February 3, 2009. A rocket fired from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip landed in Ashkelon on Tuesday but caused no casualties, Israeli officials said. There...more

An Israeli girl looks at a damaged vehicle after a rocket attack in the southern city of Ashkelon February 3, 2009. A rocket fired from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip landed in Ashkelon on Tuesday but caused no casualties, Israeli officials said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack from Palestinian armed factions in Gaza, still reeling from a 22-day Israeli assault that the Jewish state said was designed to punish the Islamist Hamas group for such attacks. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

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<p>Marian A. Brown (R) and her twin sister, Vivian A. Brown, who said they are known as the "San Francisco Twins," walk near Union Plaza after shopping at Macy's in San Francisco, California February 2, 2009. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith </p>

Marian A. Brown (R) and her twin sister, Vivian A. Brown, who said they are known as the "San Francisco Twins," walk near Union Plaza after shopping at Macy's in San Francisco, California February 2, 2009. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Marian A. Brown (R) and her twin sister, Vivian A. Brown, who said they are known as the "San Francisco Twins," walk near Union Plaza after shopping at Macy's in San Francisco, California February 2, 2009. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

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<p>A man sleeps sitting on a chair as he waits in line to file an application for a job as a firefighter in Miami, Florida February 2, 2009. Hundreds of applicants camped out for three nights in Miami for a chance to file applications for one of the 35 new jobs as a City of Miami firefighter. The city said it would accept the first 750 applications. The U.S. economy shrank at its fastest pace in nearly 27 years in the fourth quarter, government data showed, sinking deeper into a recession that the White House said demands urgent action. REUTERS/Carlos Barria </p>

A man sleeps sitting on a chair as he waits in line to file an application for a job as a firefighter in Miami, Florida February 2, 2009. Hundreds of applicants camped out for three nights in Miami for a chance to file applications for one of the 35...more

A man sleeps sitting on a chair as he waits in line to file an application for a job as a firefighter in Miami, Florida February 2, 2009. Hundreds of applicants camped out for three nights in Miami for a chance to file applications for one of the 35 new jobs as a City of Miami firefighter. The city said it would accept the first 750 applications. The U.S. economy shrank at its fastest pace in nearly 27 years in the fourth quarter, government data showed, sinking deeper into a recession that the White House said demands urgent action. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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<p>Former President Bill Clinton covers his face as his wife, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (R), mentions him in remarks after her ceremonial swearing-in at the State Department in Washington, February 2, 2009. Also pictured are Clinton's daughter Chelsea Clinton (2nd L) and mother Dorothy Rodham (2nd R). REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst </p>

Former President Bill Clinton covers his face as his wife, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (R), mentions him in remarks after her ceremonial swearing-in at the State Department in Washington, February 2, 2009. Also pictured are Clinton's daughter...more

Former President Bill Clinton covers his face as his wife, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (R), mentions him in remarks after her ceremonial swearing-in at the State Department in Washington, February 2, 2009. Also pictured are Clinton's daughter Chelsea Clinton (2nd L) and mother Dorothy Rodham (2nd R). REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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<p>An employee of Nicaragua's Ministry of Health fumigates a house to kill mosquitoes during a campaign against dengue fever in Managua February 2, 2009. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas </p>

An employee of Nicaragua's Ministry of Health fumigates a house to kill mosquitoes during a campaign against dengue fever in Managua February 2, 2009. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

An employee of Nicaragua's Ministry of Health fumigates a house to kill mosquitoes during a campaign against dengue fever in Managua February 2, 2009. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

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<p>People walk past a car damaged by a tornado in Malaga, southern Spain February 2, 2009. REUTERS/Jon Nazca </p>

People walk past a car damaged by a tornado in Malaga, southern Spain February 2, 2009. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

People walk past a car damaged by a tornado in Malaga, southern Spain February 2, 2009. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

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<p>Visitors look at huge ice sculptures at Chitose-Lake Shikotsu Ice Festival in Chitose, northern part of Japan, February 2, 2009. The ice sculptures which were made by jetting the water of Lake Shikotsu with sprinklers, attracted 270,000 visitors last year and goes on till Feb 15. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon </p>

Visitors look at huge ice sculptures at Chitose-Lake Shikotsu Ice Festival in Chitose, northern part of Japan, February 2, 2009. The ice sculptures which were made by jetting the water of Lake Shikotsu with sprinklers, attracted 270,000 visitors last...more

Visitors look at huge ice sculptures at Chitose-Lake Shikotsu Ice Festival in Chitose, northern part of Japan, February 2, 2009. The ice sculptures which were made by jetting the water of Lake Shikotsu with sprinklers, attracted 270,000 visitors last year and goes on till Feb 15. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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