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<p>Filipino prisoners who completed technical courses, wear graduation attire as they chat with fellow inmates before a graduation ceremony inside the country's main prison facility in Muntilupa city, south of Manila April 22, 2009. Dozens of prisoners who were due to be freed after serving their sentences finished two-year technical courses such as computer maintenance, electrical and mechanical courses to prepare them start a new life outside of prison. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco </p>

Filipino prisoners who completed technical courses, wear graduation attire as they chat with fellow inmates before a graduation ceremony inside the country's main prison facility in Muntilupa city, south of Manila April 22, 2009. Dozens of prisoners...more

Filipino prisoners who completed technical courses, wear graduation attire as they chat with fellow inmates before a graduation ceremony inside the country's main prison facility in Muntilupa city, south of Manila April 22, 2009. Dozens of prisoners who were due to be freed after serving their sentences finished two-year technical courses such as computer maintenance, electrical and mechanical courses to prepare them start a new life outside of prison. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

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<p>Palestinian girl Mais Hudeidoun is comforted by relatives after the demolition of her family's home in Jabal Mukaber neighbourhood in Arab East Jerusalem April 22, 2009. Israel demolished the Palestinian house on Wednesday, a day after U.S. President Barack Obama called on Israeli and Palestinian leaders to take measures to promote peacemaking. Ammar Hudeidoun, 35, said Israeli bulldozers flattened his home after Israel's Jerusalem municipality said he did not have building permits. Palestinians say such authorisation is almost impossible to obtain. REUTERS/Mahfouz Abu Turk</p>

Palestinian girl Mais Hudeidoun is comforted by relatives after the demolition of her family's home in Jabal Mukaber neighbourhood in Arab East Jerusalem April 22, 2009. Israel demolished the Palestinian house on Wednesday, a day after U.S. President...more

Palestinian girl Mais Hudeidoun is comforted by relatives after the demolition of her family's home in Jabal Mukaber neighbourhood in Arab East Jerusalem April 22, 2009. Israel demolished the Palestinian house on Wednesday, a day after U.S. President Barack Obama called on Israeli and Palestinian leaders to take measures to promote peacemaking. Ammar Hudeidoun, 35, said Israeli bulldozers flattened his home after Israel's Jerusalem municipality said he did not have building permits. Palestinians say such authorisation is almost impossible to obtain. REUTERS/Mahfouz Abu Turk

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<p>Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo reacts during their English Premier League soccer match against Portsmouth at Old Trafford in Manchester, northern England April 22, 2009. REUTERS/Darren Staples </p>

Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo reacts during their English Premier League soccer match against Portsmouth at Old Trafford in Manchester, northern England April 22, 2009. REUTERS/Darren Staples

Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo reacts during their English Premier League soccer match against Portsmouth at Old Trafford in Manchester, northern England April 22, 2009. REUTERS/Darren Staples

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<p>Indonesians jostle for diamond sales at a shopping mall in Jakarta April 22, 2009. REUTERS/Beawiharta </p>

Indonesians jostle for diamond sales at a shopping mall in Jakarta April 22, 2009. REUTERS/Beawiharta

Indonesians jostle for diamond sales at a shopping mall in Jakarta April 22, 2009. REUTERS/Beawiharta

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<p>Actress Laurence Iseli performs during a rehearsal of the musical "Robots" at the Barnabe Theatre in Servion, near Lausanne, April 22, 2009. The musical tells the story of a man in self-imposed exile who lives with three robots (a butler, a pet and a dancer) and who is facing a visit from a woman who represents his last link with the outside world. The three automatons were developed by a spin-off from the EPFL called BlueBotics and are able to act autonomously and interact with the two actors and the set. The musical will have its world premiere May 1 and will play until May 17, 2009. REUTERS/Valentin Flauraud </p>

Actress Laurence Iseli performs during a rehearsal of the musical "Robots" at the Barnabe Theatre in Servion, near Lausanne, April 22, 2009. The musical tells the story of a man in self-imposed exile who lives with three robots (a butler, a pet and a...more

Actress Laurence Iseli performs during a rehearsal of the musical "Robots" at the Barnabe Theatre in Servion, near Lausanne, April 22, 2009. The musical tells the story of a man in self-imposed exile who lives with three robots (a butler, a pet and a dancer) and who is facing a visit from a woman who represents his last link with the outside world. The three automatons were developed by a spin-off from the EPFL called BlueBotics and are able to act autonomously and interact with the two actors and the set. The musical will have its world premiere May 1 and will play until May 17, 2009. REUTERS/Valentin Flauraud

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<p>A South African election official waits for voters at a polling station in Nkandla April 22, 2009. South Africans voted on Wednesday in an election expected to preserve the dominance of the African National Congress despite the strongest opposition challenge since apartheid ended 15 years ago. REUTERS/Rogan Ward </p>

A South African election official waits for voters at a polling station in Nkandla April 22, 2009. South Africans voted on Wednesday in an election expected to preserve the dominance of the African National Congress despite the strongest opposition...more

A South African election official waits for voters at a polling station in Nkandla April 22, 2009. South Africans voted on Wednesday in an election expected to preserve the dominance of the African National Congress despite the strongest opposition challenge since apartheid ended 15 years ago. REUTERS/Rogan Ward

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<p>Taiwan military honour guards march during a changing of the guard ceremony at the Chiang Kai-shek Mausoleum in Taoyuan April 22, 2009. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang </p>

Taiwan military honour guards march during a changing of the guard ceremony at the Chiang Kai-shek Mausoleum in Taoyuan April 22, 2009. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang

Taiwan military honour guards march during a changing of the guard ceremony at the Chiang Kai-shek Mausoleum in Taoyuan April 22, 2009. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang

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<p>A woman walks away after visting an international fair in Kosovo's capital Pristina, April 22, 2009. Local and foreign building construction, energy, and machinery companies are presenting their products at the fair. REUTERS/Hazir Reka </p>

A woman walks away after visting an international fair in Kosovo's capital Pristina, April 22, 2009. Local and foreign building construction, energy, and machinery companies are presenting their products at the fair. REUTERS/Hazir Reka

A woman walks away after visting an international fair in Kosovo's capital Pristina, April 22, 2009. Local and foreign building construction, energy, and machinery companies are presenting their products at the fair. REUTERS/Hazir Reka

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<p>Russian soldiers march during a rehearsal for a May 9 victory parade in Dvortsovaya Square in St.Petersburg April 22, 2009. Russia prepares to mark the 64th anniversary of the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two on May 9. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk </p>

Russian soldiers march during a rehearsal for a May 9 victory parade in Dvortsovaya Square in St.Petersburg April 22, 2009. Russia prepares to mark the 64th anniversary of the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two on May 9....more

Russian soldiers march during a rehearsal for a May 9 victory parade in Dvortsovaya Square in St.Petersburg April 22, 2009. Russia prepares to mark the 64th anniversary of the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two on May 9. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk

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<p>School students hold balloons that contain the seeds of trees that will be released when the balloons burst during the ceremony called "Rain of seeds for our ground", held in celebration of Earth Day in Lima April 22, 2009. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares </p>

School students hold balloons that contain the seeds of trees that will be released when the balloons burst during the ceremony called "Rain of seeds for our ground", held in celebration of Earth Day in Lima April 22, 2009. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares more

School students hold balloons that contain the seeds of trees that will be released when the balloons burst during the ceremony called "Rain of seeds for our ground", held in celebration of Earth Day in Lima April 22, 2009. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

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<p>An employee works at a textile factory in Suining, Sichuan province April 22, 2009. Chinese industry is still in deep trouble, struggling with overcapacity and cash flow strains, despite some signs of an economic recovery, a senior official said on Wednesday. China's industrial output rose 8.3 percent in March from a year earlier, a pick-up from 3.8 percent in the first two months of this year, suggesting that the economy had bottomed out. REUTERS/Stringer </p>

An employee works at a textile factory in Suining, Sichuan province April 22, 2009. Chinese industry is still in deep trouble, struggling with overcapacity and cash flow strains, despite some signs of an economic recovery, a senior official said on...more

An employee works at a textile factory in Suining, Sichuan province April 22, 2009. Chinese industry is still in deep trouble, struggling with overcapacity and cash flow strains, despite some signs of an economic recovery, a senior official said on Wednesday. China's industrial output rose 8.3 percent in March from a year earlier, a pick-up from 3.8 percent in the first two months of this year, suggesting that the economy had bottomed out. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>Indonesians line up for a Crocs footwear sale at a shopping mall in Jakarta April 22, 2009. A man who bought 16 pairs of sandals said he had to stand in the line for two hours along with hundreds of people waiting for the sale fair to open. A company staff said they sold more than 12,000 pairs of footwear on opening day on Tuesday. REUTERS/Beawiharta </p>

Indonesians line up for a Crocs footwear sale at a shopping mall in Jakarta April 22, 2009. A man who bought 16 pairs of sandals said he had to stand in the line for two hours along with hundreds of people waiting for the sale fair to open. A company...more

Indonesians line up for a Crocs footwear sale at a shopping mall in Jakarta April 22, 2009. A man who bought 16 pairs of sandals said he had to stand in the line for two hours along with hundreds of people waiting for the sale fair to open. A company staff said they sold more than 12,000 pairs of footwear on opening day on Tuesday. REUTERS/Beawiharta

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<p>South Africans wait for a polling station to open in Cape Town's Khayelitsha township, April 22, 2009. South Africans voted on Wednesday in an election expected to preserve the dominance of the African National Congress despite the strongest opposition challenge since apartheid ended 15 years ago. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly </p>

South Africans wait for a polling station to open in Cape Town's Khayelitsha township, April 22, 2009. South Africans voted on Wednesday in an election expected to preserve the dominance of the African National Congress despite the strongest...more

South Africans wait for a polling station to open in Cape Town's Khayelitsha township, April 22, 2009. South Africans voted on Wednesday in an election expected to preserve the dominance of the African National Congress despite the strongest opposition challenge since apartheid ended 15 years ago. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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<p>Civilians arrive at the village of Putumatalan in Puthukkudiyirippu, northern Sri Lanka April 22, 2009 after fleeing an area still controlled by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in the 'No Fire Zone'. Thousands more civilians surged out of Sri Lanka's war zone on Wednesday while soldiers and Tamil Tiger rebels fought the apparent endgame of Asia's longest-running war despite calls to protect those still trapped.  REUTERS/Stringer </p>

Civilians arrive at the village of Putumatalan in Puthukkudiyirippu, northern Sri Lanka April 22, 2009 after fleeing an area still controlled by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in the 'No Fire Zone'. Thousands more civilians surged out of...more

Civilians arrive at the village of Putumatalan in Puthukkudiyirippu, northern Sri Lanka April 22, 2009 after fleeing an area still controlled by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in the 'No Fire Zone'. Thousands more civilians surged out of Sri Lanka's war zone on Wednesday while soldiers and Tamil Tiger rebels fought the apparent endgame of Asia's longest-running war despite calls to protect those still trapped. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>Cyclists compete during the Fleche Wallonne cycling race near Huy, eastern Belgium, April 22, 2009. Davide Rebellin of Italy won the race, Andy Schleck of Luxembourg finished second ahead of Damiano Cunego of Italy who finished third. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir </p>

Cyclists compete during the Fleche Wallonne cycling race near Huy, eastern Belgium, April 22, 2009. Davide Rebellin of Italy won the race, Andy Schleck of Luxembourg finished second ahead of Damiano Cunego of Italy who finished third....more

Cyclists compete during the Fleche Wallonne cycling race near Huy, eastern Belgium, April 22, 2009. Davide Rebellin of Italy won the race, Andy Schleck of Luxembourg finished second ahead of Damiano Cunego of Italy who finished third. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

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<p>Polling officers check Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) at a distribution centre in the central Indian city of Bhopal April 22, 2009. India is holding a general election between April 16 and May 13. REUTERS/Raj Patidar </p>

Polling officers check Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) at a distribution centre in the central Indian city of Bhopal April 22, 2009. India is holding a general election between April 16 and May 13. REUTERS/Raj Patidar

Polling officers check Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) at a distribution centre in the central Indian city of Bhopal April 22, 2009. India is holding a general election between April 16 and May 13. REUTERS/Raj Patidar

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<p>Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling holds Gladstone's old Budget box for the cameras outside 11 Downing Street, before delivering the annual Budget to the House of Commons in central London April 22, 2009. Darling is set to deliver the gloomiest budget in a generation on Wednesday, as government borrowing soars to a record high and the economy shrinks at its fastest pace since World War 2. REUTERS/Matt Dunham/Pool </p>

Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling holds Gladstone's old Budget box for the cameras outside 11 Downing Street, before delivering the annual Budget to the House of Commons in central London April 22, 2009. Darling is set to deliver...more

Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling holds Gladstone's old Budget box for the cameras outside 11 Downing Street, before delivering the annual Budget to the House of Commons in central London April 22, 2009. Darling is set to deliver the gloomiest budget in a generation on Wednesday, as government borrowing soars to a record high and the economy shrinks at its fastest pace since World War 2. REUTERS/Matt Dunham/Pool

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<p>Shahid Afridi (C) of Pakistan celebrates with Shoaib Akhtar (L) as Kamran Akmal (R) looks on during their first one day international match against Australia in Dubai, April 22, 2009. REUTERS/Nikhil Monteiro </p>

Shahid Afridi (C) of Pakistan celebrates with Shoaib Akhtar (L) as Kamran Akmal (R) looks on during their first one day international match against Australia in Dubai, April 22, 2009. REUTERS/Nikhil Monteiro

Shahid Afridi (C) of Pakistan celebrates with Shoaib Akhtar (L) as Kamran Akmal (R) looks on during their first one day international match against Australia in Dubai, April 22, 2009. REUTERS/Nikhil Monteiro

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<p>Former hostage and Swiss ICRC member Andreas Notter attends a news conference at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) headquarters in Geneva April 22, 2009. Notter is one of three ICRC staff members abducted in the southern Philippines on January 15, he was released April 18 after 93 days in captivity. Another ICRC staff, Mary Jean Lacaba, was freed on April 2 and the ICRC remains concerned about Eugenio Vagni, who is still held by the Abu Sayyaf group. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse </p>

Former hostage and Swiss ICRC member Andreas Notter attends a news conference at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) headquarters in Geneva April 22, 2009. Notter is one of three ICRC staff members abducted in the southern Philippines...more

Former hostage and Swiss ICRC member Andreas Notter attends a news conference at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) headquarters in Geneva April 22, 2009. Notter is one of three ICRC staff members abducted in the southern Philippines on January 15, he was released April 18 after 93 days in captivity. Another ICRC staff, Mary Jean Lacaba, was freed on April 2 and the ICRC remains concerned about Eugenio Vagni, who is still held by the Abu Sayyaf group. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

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<p>FC Basel's (FCB) Ivan Ergic (C) challenges Henry Siquera-Barras (L) of AC Bellinzona during their Swiss Super League soccer match in Basel April 22, 2009. On right stands Bellinzona's Allessandro Ciarrocchi. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann</p>

FC Basel's (FCB) Ivan Ergic (C) challenges Henry Siquera-Barras (L) of AC Bellinzona during their Swiss Super League soccer match in Basel April 22, 2009. On right stands Bellinzona's Allessandro Ciarrocchi. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

FC Basel's (FCB) Ivan Ergic (C) challenges Henry Siquera-Barras (L) of AC Bellinzona during their Swiss Super League soccer match in Basel April 22, 2009. On right stands Bellinzona's Allessandro Ciarrocchi. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

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<p>Performers take part in an exhibition game of Maya Ball during an intercultural event in Guatemala City April 22, 2009. REUTERS/Daniel LeClair </p>

Performers take part in an exhibition game of Maya Ball during an intercultural event in Guatemala City April 22, 2009. REUTERS/Daniel LeClair

Performers take part in an exhibition game of Maya Ball during an intercultural event in Guatemala City April 22, 2009. REUTERS/Daniel LeClair

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<p>Ukrainian Communists rally around Vladimir Lenin monument to mark the birthday of the Soviet state founder in Kiev April 22, 2009. REUTERS/Konstantin Chernichkin </p>

Ukrainian Communists rally around Vladimir Lenin monument to mark the birthday of the Soviet state founder in Kiev April 22, 2009. REUTERS/Konstantin Chernichkin

Ukrainian Communists rally around Vladimir Lenin monument to mark the birthday of the Soviet state founder in Kiev April 22, 2009. REUTERS/Konstantin Chernichkin

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<p>An election official takes rest next to a voting booth at a polling centre near Karjat, around 100 km (62 miles) east of Mumbai, April 22, 2009. The second round of voting for Indian's general election will be held Thursday. REUTERS/Arko Datta </p>

An election official takes rest next to a voting booth at a polling centre near Karjat, around 100 km (62 miles) east of Mumbai, April 22, 2009. The second round of voting for Indian's general election will be held Thursday. REUTERS/Arko Datta more

An election official takes rest next to a voting booth at a polling centre near Karjat, around 100 km (62 miles) east of Mumbai, April 22, 2009. The second round of voting for Indian's general election will be held Thursday. REUTERS/Arko Datta

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<p>The sculpture 'nobody knows, what we feel' by Paule Hammer from the eastern German city of Leipzig depicts late German actor Klaus Kinski at the Open Space Forum of the Art Cologne fair in Cologne April 22, 2009. Some 180 international exhibitors are taking part in the Cologne Art fair that runs from 22 to 26 April 2009. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay </p>

The sculpture 'nobody knows, what we feel' by Paule Hammer from the eastern German city of Leipzig depicts late German actor Klaus Kinski at the Open Space Forum of the Art Cologne fair in Cologne April 22, 2009. Some 180 international exhibitors are...more

The sculpture 'nobody knows, what we feel' by Paule Hammer from the eastern German city of Leipzig depicts late German actor Klaus Kinski at the Open Space Forum of the Art Cologne fair in Cologne April 22, 2009. Some 180 international exhibitors are taking part in the Cologne Art fair that runs from 22 to 26 April 2009. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

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