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<p>A white rhino and its baby cross a road on the drying shores of Lake Nakuru in Kenya's Rift Valley, 160km (99 miles) west of the capital Nairobi, December 18, 2009.  REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya </p>

A white rhino and its baby cross a road on the drying shores of Lake Nakuru in Kenya's Rift Valley, 160km (99 miles) west of the capital Nairobi, December 18, 2009. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

A white rhino and its baby cross a road on the drying shores of Lake Nakuru in Kenya's Rift Valley, 160km (99 miles) west of the capital Nairobi, December 18, 2009. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

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<p>A black crow perches itself on a broken street light at an illegal waste dump in Tetovo November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski</p>

A black crow perches itself on a broken street light at an illegal waste dump in Tetovo November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski

A black crow perches itself on a broken street light at an illegal waste dump in Tetovo November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski

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<p>Watermelons float in a flooded fruit market in Sao Paulo December 8, 2009.  REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker </p>

Watermelons float in a flooded fruit market in Sao Paulo December 8, 2009. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

Watermelons float in a flooded fruit market in Sao Paulo December 8, 2009. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

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<p>Steam rises from nearby oil refineries over the city just before dawn in Edmonton, Alberta December 8, 2009.  REUTERS/Andy Clark     </p>

Steam rises from nearby oil refineries over the city just before dawn in Edmonton, Alberta December 8, 2009. REUTERS/Andy Clark

Steam rises from nearby oil refineries over the city just before dawn in Edmonton, Alberta December 8, 2009. REUTERS/Andy Clark

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<p>A boy looks for recyclable items in the polluted waters of the Yamuna river in New Delhi December 9, 2009. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri </p>

A boy looks for recyclable items in the polluted waters of the Yamuna river in New Delhi December 9, 2009. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A boy looks for recyclable items in the polluted waters of the Yamuna river in New Delhi December 9, 2009. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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<p>Steam billowing from the cooling towers of Vattenfall's Jaenschwalde brown coal power station is reflected in the water of a lake near Cottbus, eastern Germany December 2, 2009. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski</p>

Steam billowing from the cooling towers of Vattenfall's Jaenschwalde brown coal power station is reflected in the water of a lake near Cottbus, eastern Germany December 2, 2009. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski

Steam billowing from the cooling towers of Vattenfall's Jaenschwalde brown coal power station is reflected in the water of a lake near Cottbus, eastern Germany December 2, 2009. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski

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<p>Two surfers ride a 50-foot wave at Waimea Bay on the north shore of Oahu in Haleiwa, Hawaii December 7, 2009.  REUTERS/Hugh Gentry</p>

Two surfers ride a 50-foot wave at Waimea Bay on the north shore of Oahu in Haleiwa, Hawaii December 7, 2009. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry

Two surfers ride a 50-foot wave at Waimea Bay on the north shore of Oahu in Haleiwa, Hawaii December 7, 2009. REUTERS/Hugh Gentry

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<p>The Milad telecommunication tower is seen during a snowy day in Tehran December 3, 2009. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl </p>

The Milad telecommunication tower is seen during a snowy day in Tehran December 3, 2009. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

The Milad telecommunication tower is seen during a snowy day in Tehran December 3, 2009. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

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<p>A villager walks through a burnt forest after a slash and burn practice to open the land for agriculture in Tojo, Central Sulawesi,  December 12, 2009.   REUTERS/Yusuf Ahmad  </p>

A villager walks through a burnt forest after a slash and burn practice to open the land for agriculture in Tojo, Central Sulawesi, December 12, 2009. REUTERS/Yusuf Ahmad

A villager walks through a burnt forest after a slash and burn practice to open the land for agriculture in Tojo, Central Sulawesi, December 12, 2009. REUTERS/Yusuf Ahmad

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<p>Two Adelie penguins rest on the shores of Commonwealth Bay in Antarctica December 13, 2009.    REUTERS/Pauline Askin  </p>

Two Adelie penguins rest on the shores of Commonwealth Bay in Antarctica December 13, 2009. REUTERS/Pauline Askin

Two Adelie penguins rest on the shores of Commonwealth Bay in Antarctica December 13, 2009. REUTERS/Pauline Askin

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<p>Mayon volcano spews ash and lava cascades down its slopes in Legazpi city, 500 km (310 miles) south of Manila, December 17, 2009.   REUTERS/Erik de Castro </p>

Mayon volcano spews ash and lava cascades down its slopes in Legazpi city, 500 km (310 miles) south of Manila, December 17, 2009. REUTERS/Erik de Castro

Mayon volcano spews ash and lava cascades down its slopes in Legazpi city, 500 km (310 miles) south of Manila, December 17, 2009. REUTERS/Erik de Castro

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<p>Climbers trek on Argentina's Perito Moreno glacier near the city of El Calafate, in the Patagonian province of Santa Cruz, December 16, 2009.   REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci </p>

Climbers trek on Argentina's Perito Moreno glacier near the city of El Calafate, in the Patagonian province of Santa Cruz, December 16, 2009. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

Climbers trek on Argentina's Perito Moreno glacier near the city of El Calafate, in the Patagonian province of Santa Cruz, December 16, 2009. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

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<p>A resident paddles his canoe past dead fish found on the banks of the Parana de Manaquiri River, a tributary of the Amazon, near the city of Manaquiri November 22, 2009. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly/Amazonaspress </p>

A resident paddles his canoe past dead fish found on the banks of the Parana de Manaquiri River, a tributary of the Amazon, near the city of Manaquiri November 22, 2009. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly/Amazonaspress

A resident paddles his canoe past dead fish found on the banks of the Parana de Manaquiri River, a tributary of the Amazon, near the city of Manaquiri November 22, 2009. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly/Amazonaspress

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<p>A woman walks in a park during a heavy snowfall in the centre of Sofia, December 18, 2009. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov </p>

A woman walks in a park during a heavy snowfall in the centre of Sofia, December 18, 2009. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

A woman walks in a park during a heavy snowfall in the centre of Sofia, December 18, 2009. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

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<p>A man walks through a flooded street after a storm produced heavy rain in Jeddah November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz  </p>

A man walks through a flooded street after a storm produced heavy rain in Jeddah November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

A man walks through a flooded street after a storm produced heavy rain in Jeddah November 25, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

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<p>Clouds move over a resort island at the Male Atoll December 8, 2009.  REUTERS/Reinhard Krause </p>

Clouds move over a resort island at the Male Atoll December 8, 2009. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause

Clouds move over a resort island at the Male Atoll December 8, 2009. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause

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<p>The carcass of a flamingo lies on the drying shores of Lake Nakuru in Kenya's Rift Valley, 160km (99 miles) west of the capital Nairobi, December 18, 2009.  REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya </p>

The carcass of a flamingo lies on the drying shores of Lake Nakuru in Kenya's Rift Valley, 160km (99 miles) west of the capital Nairobi, December 18, 2009. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

The carcass of a flamingo lies on the drying shores of Lake Nakuru in Kenya's Rift Valley, 160km (99 miles) west of the capital Nairobi, December 18, 2009. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

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<p>Excess gas is burned off near workers at the Rumala oil field, south of Basra, 420 km (260 miles) southeast of Baghdad, December 2, 2009REUTERS/Atef Hassan </p>

Excess gas is burned off near workers at the Rumala oil field, south of Basra, 420 km (260 miles) southeast of Baghdad, December 2, 2009REUTERS/Atef Hassan

Excess gas is burned off near workers at the Rumala oil field, south of Basra, 420 km (260 miles) southeast of Baghdad, December 2, 2009REUTERS/Atef Hassan

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<p>Two drivers walk across a highway that was closed due to thick fog on the outskirts of Beijing November 28, 2009.  REUTERS/David Gray    </p>

Two drivers walk across a highway that was closed due to thick fog on the outskirts of Beijing November 28, 2009. REUTERS/David Gray

Two drivers walk across a highway that was closed due to thick fog on the outskirts of Beijing November 28, 2009. REUTERS/David Gray

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<p>Fog covers the hills in the historical city centre of Perugia December 3, 2009. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi </p>

Fog covers the hills in the historical city centre of Perugia December 3, 2009. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Fog covers the hills in the historical city centre of Perugia December 3, 2009. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

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