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<p>Girls cross a dry pond on the outskirts of Jammu, Kashmir, April 23, 2010.    REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta</p>

Girls cross a dry pond on the outskirts of Jammu, Kashmir, April 23, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

Girls cross a dry pond on the outskirts of Jammu, Kashmir, April 23, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

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<p>Lightning streaks across the sky as lava flows from a volcano in Eyjafjallajokul, Iceland, April 17, 2010.   REUTERS/Lucas Jackson</p>

Lightning streaks across the sky as lava flows from a volcano in Eyjafjallajokul, Iceland, April 17, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Lightning streaks across the sky as lava flows from a volcano in Eyjafjallajokul, Iceland, April 17, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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<p>Horses fight near the town of Sulfoss as a volcano in Eyjafjallajokull erupts April 17, 2010.   REUTERS/Lucas Jackson</p>

Horses fight near the town of Sulfoss as a volcano in Eyjafjallajokull erupts April 17, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Horses fight near the town of Sulfoss as a volcano in Eyjafjallajokull erupts April 17, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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<p>A youth jumps into the ocean from a breakwater in Havana April 21, 2010.   REUTERS/Desmond Boylan</p>

A youth jumps into the ocean from a breakwater in Havana April 21, 2010. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan

A youth jumps into the ocean from a breakwater in Havana April 21, 2010. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan

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<p>Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon, off Louisiana, in this handout photograph taken on April 21, 2010 and obtained on April 22.   REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Handout</p>

Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon, off Louisiana, in this handout photograph taken on April 21, 2010 and obtained on April 22. REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Handout

Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon, off Louisiana, in this handout photograph taken on April 21, 2010 and obtained on April 22. REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Handout

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<p>An armoured vehicle from the Centurion Company, 2-1 Infantry Battalion, 5/2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team is framed by a bolt of lightning during a storm at Combat Outpost Terminator in Maiwand District, Kandahar Province April 19, 2010.   REUTERS/Tim Wimborne</p>

An armoured vehicle from the Centurion Company, 2-1 Infantry Battalion, 5/2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team is framed by a bolt of lightning during a storm at Combat Outpost Terminator in Maiwand District, Kandahar Province April 19, 2010. REUTERS/Tim...more

An armoured vehicle from the Centurion Company, 2-1 Infantry Battalion, 5/2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team is framed by a bolt of lightning during a storm at Combat Outpost Terminator in Maiwand District, Kandahar Province April 19, 2010. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

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<p>Residents walk near a soccer goal post on Copacabana beach after heavy rains in Rio de Janeiro April 10, 2010.   REUTERS/Sergio Moraes</p>

Residents walk near a soccer goal post on Copacabana beach after heavy rains in Rio de Janeiro April 10, 2010. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

Residents walk near a soccer goal post on Copacabana beach after heavy rains in Rio de Janeiro April 10, 2010. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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<p>People laugh as they play on a raft made from banana tree trunks after heavy rains flooded the northeastern Indian city of Guwahati April 20, 2010.   REUTERS/Utpal Baruah</p>

People laugh as they play on a raft made from banana tree trunks after heavy rains flooded the northeastern Indian city of Guwahati April 20, 2010. REUTERS/Utpal Baruah

People laugh as they play on a raft made from banana tree trunks after heavy rains flooded the northeastern Indian city of Guwahati April 20, 2010. REUTERS/Utpal Baruah

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<p>A farmer guides his carabao as it pulls pieces of wood on dry and cracked farmland in San Juan town, Batangas province, south of Manila April 18, 2010.   REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco</p>

A farmer guides his carabao as it pulls pieces of wood on dry and cracked farmland in San Juan town, Batangas province, south of Manila April 18, 2010. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

A farmer guides his carabao as it pulls pieces of wood on dry and cracked farmland in San Juan town, Batangas province, south of Manila April 18, 2010. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

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<p>A stranded sailboat's anchor sits in the sand of Kitsilano Beach in Vancouver, British Columbia April 14, 2010.   REUTERS/Andy Clark</p>

A stranded sailboat's anchor sits in the sand of Kitsilano Beach in Vancouver, British Columbia April 14, 2010. REUTERS/Andy Clark

A stranded sailboat's anchor sits in the sand of Kitsilano Beach in Vancouver, British Columbia April 14, 2010. REUTERS/Andy Clark

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<p>French tourists pose in front of their camera at Badwater Salt Flats in Death Valley National Park, California, April 11, 2010.    REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson</p>

French tourists pose in front of their camera at Badwater Salt Flats in Death Valley National Park, California, April 11, 2010. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

French tourists pose in front of their camera at Badwater Salt Flats in Death Valley National Park, California, April 11, 2010. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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<p>Llamas graze in a valley at the base of the Sajama, an extinct volcano, and the highest peak in Bolivia at 6,500 meters, April 13, 2010.   REUTERS/David Mercado</p>

Llamas graze in a valley at the base of the Sajama, an extinct volcano, and the highest peak in Bolivia at 6,500 meters, April 13, 2010. REUTERS/David Mercado

Llamas graze in a valley at the base of the Sajama, an extinct volcano, and the highest peak in Bolivia at 6,500 meters, April 13, 2010. REUTERS/David Mercado

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<p>The Northern Lights are seen above the ash plume of Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano in the evening April 22, 2010.   REUTERS/Lucas Jackson</p>

The Northern Lights are seen above the ash plume of Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano in the evening April 22, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

The Northern Lights are seen above the ash plume of Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano in the evening April 22, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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<p>Farmer Bjarni Thorvaldsson works to clean off volcanic ash that accumulated on a barn roof from Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano April 18, 2010.   REUTERS/Lucas Jackson</p>

Farmer Bjarni Thorvaldsson works to clean off volcanic ash that accumulated on a barn roof from Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano April 18, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Farmer Bjarni Thorvaldsson works to clean off volcanic ash that accumulated on a barn roof from Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano April 18, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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<p>Skeletal remains of cattle lie on the shore of the Grijalva river in Villahermosa, Mexico, April 20, 2010. According to Mexico's National Committee for Protected Areas (CONANP), 12 tons of garbage are illegally dumped daily at the Canyon del Sumidero where the river runs through.   REUTERS/Luis Lopez</p>

Skeletal remains of cattle lie on the shore of the Grijalva river in Villahermosa, Mexico, April 20, 2010. According to Mexico's National Committee for Protected Areas (CONANP), 12 tons of garbage are illegally dumped daily at the Canyon del Sumidero...more

Skeletal remains of cattle lie on the shore of the Grijalva river in Villahermosa, Mexico, April 20, 2010. According to Mexico's National Committee for Protected Areas (CONANP), 12 tons of garbage are illegally dumped daily at the Canyon del Sumidero where the river runs through. REUTERS/Luis Lopez

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<p>Divers remove the wreckage of a car from the Ljubljanica river in Ljubljana, Slovenia, April 17, 2010.   REUTERS/Bor Slana</p>

Divers remove the wreckage of a car from the Ljubljanica river in Ljubljana, Slovenia, April 17, 2010. REUTERS/Bor Slana

Divers remove the wreckage of a car from the Ljubljanica river in Ljubljana, Slovenia, April 17, 2010. REUTERS/Bor Slana

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<p>A male Osprey returns to the female, in the nest, who had laid her first egg of the season this morning at the Loch of Lowes Wildlife reserve near Dunkeld, Scotland, April 13, 2010.   REUTERS/Russell Cheyne</p>

A male Osprey returns to the female, in the nest, who had laid her first egg of the season this morning at the Loch of Lowes Wildlife reserve near Dunkeld, Scotland, April 13, 2010. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

A male Osprey returns to the female, in the nest, who had laid her first egg of the season this morning at the Loch of Lowes Wildlife reserve near Dunkeld, Scotland, April 13, 2010. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

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<p>A farmer manually threshes unmilled rice under the midday sun in Laguna province, south of Manila, April 12, 2010.    REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco</p>

A farmer manually threshes unmilled rice under the midday sun in Laguna province, south of Manila, April 12, 2010. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

A farmer manually threshes unmilled rice under the midday sun in Laguna province, south of Manila, April 12, 2010. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

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<p>Ethnic Tibetans and monks walk amid the debris of collapsed houses as they search for survivors in the earthquake-hit town of Gyegu in Yushu County, Qinghai province, China, April 17, 2010.    REUTERS/Stringer</p>

Ethnic Tibetans and monks walk amid the debris of collapsed houses as they search for survivors in the earthquake-hit town of Gyegu in Yushu County, Qinghai province, China, April 17, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer

Ethnic Tibetans and monks walk amid the debris of collapsed houses as they search for survivors in the earthquake-hit town of Gyegu in Yushu County, Qinghai province, China, April 17, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>Children cover themselves with a towel as they walk along a flooded street after heavy rains in Cancun, Mexico, April 15, 2010.   REUTERS/Gerardo Garcia</p>

Children cover themselves with a towel as they walk along a flooded street after heavy rains in Cancun, Mexico, April 15, 2010. REUTERS/Gerardo Garcia

Children cover themselves with a towel as they walk along a flooded street after heavy rains in Cancun, Mexico, April 15, 2010. REUTERS/Gerardo Garcia

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<p>People walk under plane trees in Darmstadt, south of Frankfurt, April 17, 2010.    REUTERS/Johannes Eisele</p>

People walk under plane trees in Darmstadt, south of Frankfurt, April 17, 2010. REUTERS/Johannes Eisele

People walk under plane trees in Darmstadt, south of Frankfurt, April 17, 2010. REUTERS/Johannes Eisele

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<p>Tulips in full bloom are pictured in the Prater recreation area on a sunny day in Vienna April 22, 2010.   REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader</p>

Tulips in full bloom are pictured in the Prater recreation area on a sunny day in Vienna April 22, 2010. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader

Tulips in full bloom are pictured in the Prater recreation area on a sunny day in Vienna April 22, 2010. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader

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