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<p>Catholic Archbishop of Hanoi Joseph Ngo Quang Kiet (L) attends a mass as part of the Holy Year celebrations at So Kien church, near Hanoi, November 24, 2009. 



REUTERS/Kham </p>

Catholic Archbishop of Hanoi Joseph Ngo Quang Kiet (L) attends a mass as part of the Holy Year celebrations at So Kien church, near Hanoi, November 24, 2009. REUTERS/Kham

Catholic Archbishop of Hanoi Joseph Ngo Quang Kiet (L) attends a mass as part of the Holy Year celebrations at So Kien church, near Hanoi, November 24, 2009. REUTERS/Kham

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<p>A woman walks on the damaged TF326 road after a portion of it collapsed after storms, near the Palo Blanco village on Spain's Canary island of Tenerife, November 23, 2009. 


REUTERS/Santiago Ferrero </p>

A woman walks on the damaged TF326 road after a portion of it collapsed after storms, near the Palo Blanco village on Spain's Canary island of Tenerife, November 23, 2009. REUTERS/Santiago Ferrero

A woman walks on the damaged TF326 road after a portion of it collapsed after storms, near the Palo Blanco village on Spain's Canary island of Tenerife, November 23, 2009. REUTERS/Santiago Ferrero

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<p>Uriel Ben-Hamo (L), Israel's kickboxing champion, trains in a gym in Jerusalem, November 19, 2009. 



REUTERS/Baz Ratner </p>

Uriel Ben-Hamo (L), Israel's kickboxing champion, trains in a gym in Jerusalem, November 19, 2009. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Uriel Ben-Hamo (L), Israel's kickboxing champion, trains in a gym in Jerusalem, November 19, 2009. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

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<p>Spain's Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero leaves a economist conference in Madrid, November 23, 2009.  



REUTERS/Nacho Doce </p>

Spain's Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero leaves a economist conference in Madrid, November 23, 2009. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Spain's Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero leaves a economist conference in Madrid, November 23, 2009. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

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<p>A woman and her husband look into a small mirror as she tries on a gold ear-ring at Beijing's biggest gold store, November 23, 2009. 



REUTERS/David Gray </p>

A woman and her husband look into a small mirror as she tries on a gold ear-ring at Beijing's biggest gold store, November 23, 2009. REUTERS/David Gray

A woman and her husband look into a small mirror as she tries on a gold ear-ring at Beijing's biggest gold store, November 23, 2009. REUTERS/David Gray

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<p>A dead alligator lies in a drying lake that forms part of the Amazon river system, near the city of Manaquiri, November 22, 2009. 



REUTERS/Bruno Kelly/Amazonaspress </p>

A dead alligator lies in a drying lake that forms part of the Amazon river system, near the city of Manaquiri, November 22, 2009. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly/Amazonaspress

A dead alligator lies in a drying lake that forms part of the Amazon river system, near the city of Manaquiri, November 22, 2009. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly/Amazonaspress

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<p>Presidential candidates Porfirio Lobo (C) of the National Party, Elvin Santos (2nd R) of the Liberal Party and Bernard Martinez of the Innovation and Democratic Unity Party (R) stand while a woman begs during a mass in Tegucigalpa, November 23, 2009. 



REUTERS/Edgard Garrido </p>

Presidential candidates Porfirio Lobo (C) of the National Party, Elvin Santos (2nd R) of the Liberal Party and Bernard Martinez of the Innovation and Democratic Unity Party (R) stand while a woman begs during a mass in Tegucigalpa, November 23, 2009....more

Presidential candidates Porfirio Lobo (C) of the National Party, Elvin Santos (2nd R) of the Liberal Party and Bernard Martinez of the Innovation and Democratic Unity Party (R) stand while a woman begs during a mass in Tegucigalpa, November 23, 2009. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

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<p>A Palestinian girl stands near a banner depicting captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit after crossing into Israel at the Erez Crossing between Israel and the northern Gaza Strip, November 23, 2009. 



REUTERS/Amir Cohen 
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A Palestinian girl stands near a banner depicting captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit after crossing into Israel at the Erez Crossing between Israel and the northern Gaza Strip, November 23, 2009. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

A Palestinian girl stands near a banner depicting captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit after crossing into Israel at the Erez Crossing between Israel and the northern Gaza Strip, November 23, 2009. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

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<p>Men dressed as Santa Claus walk through the assembly hall after a meeting of the rent-a-Santa Claus service organised by the "jobcafe.de" at Munich's Universitiy, November 23, 2009. 



REUTERS/Michael Dalder </p>

Men dressed as Santa Claus walk through the assembly hall after a meeting of the rent-a-Santa Claus service organised by the "jobcafe.de" at Munich's Universitiy, November 23, 2009. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

Men dressed as Santa Claus walk through the assembly hall after a meeting of the rent-a-Santa Claus service organised by the "jobcafe.de" at Munich's Universitiy, November 23, 2009. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

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<p>Military personnel investigate the crash of an Italian air force C-130J Hercules transport aircraft in a field near a base in Pisa, November 23, 2009.



REUTERS/Marco Bucco </p>

Military personnel investigate the crash of an Italian air force C-130J Hercules transport aircraft in a field near a base in Pisa, November 23, 2009. REUTERS/Marco Bucco

Military personnel investigate the crash of an Italian air force C-130J Hercules transport aircraft in a field near a base in Pisa, November 23, 2009. REUTERS/Marco Bucco

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<p>Two-year-old Jessica Fletcher kisses a fibreglass penguin representing Beatle John Lennon at the Pier Head in Liverpool, northern England, November 23, 2009. 



REUTERS/Phil Noble </p>

Two-year-old Jessica Fletcher kisses a fibreglass penguin representing Beatle John Lennon at the Pier Head in Liverpool, northern England, November 23, 2009. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Two-year-old Jessica Fletcher kisses a fibreglass penguin representing Beatle John Lennon at the Pier Head in Liverpool, northern England, November 23, 2009. REUTERS/Phil Noble

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<p>The father of the slain Orthodox priest Daniil Sysoyev, Alexei (C), comforts a woman during the funeral ceremony at a Moscow cemetery, November 23, 2009. 



REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov </p>

The father of the slain Orthodox priest Daniil Sysoyev, Alexei (C), comforts a woman during the funeral ceremony at a Moscow cemetery, November 23, 2009. REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov

The father of the slain Orthodox priest Daniil Sysoyev, Alexei (C), comforts a woman during the funeral ceremony at a Moscow cemetery, November 23, 2009. REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov

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<p>Students from St Andrews University take part in a foam fight as part of the traditional Raisin Monday celebrations in St Andrews, Scotland, November 23, 2009. 



REUTERS/David Moir </p>

Students from St Andrews University take part in a foam fight as part of the traditional Raisin Monday celebrations in St Andrews, Scotland, November 23, 2009. REUTERS/David Moir

Students from St Andrews University take part in a foam fight as part of the traditional Raisin Monday celebrations in St Andrews, Scotland, November 23, 2009. REUTERS/David Moir

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<p>A young child is vaccinated against the H1N1 virus in Schiedam, November 23, 2009. 



REUTERS/Jerry Lampen </p>

A young child is vaccinated against the H1N1 virus in Schiedam, November 23, 2009. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen

A young child is vaccinated against the H1N1 virus in Schiedam, November 23, 2009. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen

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<p>A relative of a miner killed in a gas explosion cries at a funeral home in Hegang in China's Heilongjiang province, November 24, 2009. 



REUTERS/Aly Song </p>

A relative of a miner killed in a gas explosion cries at a funeral home in Hegang in China's Heilongjiang province, November 24, 2009. REUTERS/Aly Song

A relative of a miner killed in a gas explosion cries at a funeral home in Hegang in China's Heilongjiang province, November 24, 2009. REUTERS/Aly Song

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<p>A farmer trims a tree near a 32 metre (105feet) high statue of late Chinese leader Mao Zedong in his youth in Changsha, Hunan province, November 22, 2009. 



REUTERS/Stringer</p>

A farmer trims a tree near a 32 metre (105feet) high statue of late Chinese leader Mao Zedong in his youth in Changsha, Hunan province, November 22, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer

A farmer trims a tree near a 32 metre (105feet) high statue of late Chinese leader Mao Zedong in his youth in Changsha, Hunan province, November 22, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>Czoton, 7, works at a balloon factory on the outskirts of Dhaka, November 23, 2009. 



REUTERS/Andrew Biraj </p>

Czoton, 7, works at a balloon factory on the outskirts of Dhaka, November 23, 2009. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj

Czoton, 7, works at a balloon factory on the outskirts of Dhaka, November 23, 2009. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj

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<p>Theo Zwanziger, President of the German Soccer Federation (DFB) puts his hand to his head during a news conference at the DFB headquarters in Frankfurt, November 23, 2009. 



REUTERS/Johannes Eisele </p>

Theo Zwanziger, President of the German Soccer Federation (DFB) puts his hand to his head during a news conference at the DFB headquarters in Frankfurt, November 23, 2009. REUTERS/Johannes Eisele

Theo Zwanziger, President of the German Soccer Federation (DFB) puts his hand to his head during a news conference at the DFB headquarters in Frankfurt, November 23, 2009. REUTERS/Johannes Eisele

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<p>Slum children walk through a dried-up creek covered with wasted rubber sheets in Mumbai, November 23, 2009. 



REUTERS/Arko Datta </p>

Slum children walk through a dried-up creek covered with wasted rubber sheets in Mumbai, November 23, 2009. REUTERS/Arko Datta

Slum children walk through a dried-up creek covered with wasted rubber sheets in Mumbai, November 23, 2009. REUTERS/Arko Datta

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<p>An injured miner receives medical treatment at a hospital near the Xinxing coal mine following a gas explosion at the mine in Hegang, Heilongjiang Province, November 23, 2009. 



REUTERS/Aly Song </p>

An injured miner receives medical treatment at a hospital near the Xinxing coal mine following a gas explosion at the mine in Hegang, Heilongjiang Province, November 23, 2009. REUTERS/Aly Song

An injured miner receives medical treatment at a hospital near the Xinxing coal mine following a gas explosion at the mine in Hegang, Heilongjiang Province, November 23, 2009. REUTERS/Aly Song

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<p>Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba inside the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca after morning prayers, performing a mini haj, before the start of this year's haj pilgrimage, November 24, 2009. 



REUTERS/Caren Firouz </p>

Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba inside the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca after morning prayers, performing a mini haj, before the start of this year's haj pilgrimage, November 24, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba inside the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca after morning prayers, performing a mini haj, before the start of this year's haj pilgrimage, November 24, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

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<p>Swan keeper Olaf Niess watches swans sitting in boats after he and council workers rounded up them from Hamburg's inner city lake Alster, November 23, 2009. 



REUTERS/Christian Charisius</p>

Swan keeper Olaf Niess watches swans sitting in boats after he and council workers rounded up them from Hamburg's inner city lake Alster, November 23, 2009. REUTERS/Christian Charisius

Swan keeper Olaf Niess watches swans sitting in boats after he and council workers rounded up them from Hamburg's inner city lake Alster, November 23, 2009. REUTERS/Christian Charisius

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<p>Women students of the University of Tehran, who are members of Islamic Basij militia, hold a placard during a protest gathering in front of Iran's Foreign Ministry building in Tehran, November 23, 2009. 



REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl </p>

Women students of the University of Tehran, who are members of Islamic Basij militia, hold a placard during a protest gathering in front of Iran's Foreign Ministry building in Tehran, November 23, 2009. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

Women students of the University of Tehran, who are members of Islamic Basij militia, hold a placard during a protest gathering in front of Iran's Foreign Ministry building in Tehran, November 23, 2009. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

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<p>British artist David Hockney poses for photographers at Tate Britain in London, November 23, 2009. 



REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett </p>

British artist David Hockney poses for photographers at Tate Britain in London, November 23, 2009. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

British artist David Hockney poses for photographers at Tate Britain in London, November 23, 2009. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

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