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<p>Vehicles belonging to forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi explode after an air strike by coalition forces, along a road between Benghazi and Ajdabiyah March 20, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic </p>

Vehicles belonging to forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi explode after an air strike by coalition forces, along a road between Benghazi and Ajdabiyah March 20, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Vehicles belonging to forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi explode after an air strike by coalition forces, along a road between Benghazi and Ajdabiyah March 20, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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<p>U.S. Navy safety swimmers stand on the deck of the Virginia class submarine USS New Hampshire after it surfaced through thin ice during exercises underneath ice in the Arctic Ocean north of Prudhoe Bay, Alaska March 19, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson </p>

U.S. Navy safety swimmers stand on the deck of the Virginia class submarine USS New Hampshire after it surfaced through thin ice during exercises underneath ice in the Arctic Ocean north of Prudhoe Bay, Alaska March 19, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson more

U.S. Navy safety swimmers stand on the deck of the Virginia class submarine USS New Hampshire after it surfaced through thin ice during exercises underneath ice in the Arctic Ocean north of Prudhoe Bay, Alaska March 19, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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<p>Riot police officers shield themselves from fireworks launched at them by protesters during a demonstration in Oued Koriche, Algiers March 23, 2011. The protesters were demonstrating against a plan by the authorities to demolish houses built without proper approval. REUTERS/Louafi Larbi </p>

Riot police officers shield themselves from fireworks launched at them by protesters during a demonstration in Oued Koriche, Algiers March 23, 2011. The protesters were demonstrating against a plan by the authorities to demolish houses built without...more

Riot police officers shield themselves from fireworks launched at them by protesters during a demonstration in Oued Koriche, Algiers March 23, 2011. The protesters were demonstrating against a plan by the authorities to demolish houses built without proper approval. REUTERS/Louafi Larbi

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<p>Israeli police explosives experts survey the scene of an explosion in Jerusalem March 23, 2011. A bomb exploded near a bus stop in a Jewish district of Jerusalem on Wednesday, killing a woman and injuring at least 30 people, in an attack police blamed on Palestinian militants. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun </p>

Israeli police explosives experts survey the scene of an explosion in Jerusalem March 23, 2011. A bomb exploded near a bus stop in a Jewish district of Jerusalem on Wednesday, killing a woman and injuring at least 30 people, in an attack police...more

Israeli police explosives experts survey the scene of an explosion in Jerusalem March 23, 2011. A bomb exploded near a bus stop in a Jewish district of Jerusalem on Wednesday, killing a woman and injuring at least 30 people, in an attack police blamed on Palestinian militants. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

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<p>Family members watch as the coffin of Lance Corporal Tasker is carried after his funeral service at Tayport Parish Church, in Tayport, Scotland March 22, 2011. Lance Corporal Tasker was killed by small arms fire in Afghanistan while on duty with his dog Theo. Theo died soon after, suffering a seizure on return to their base. REUTERS/David Moir </p>

Family members watch as the coffin of Lance Corporal Tasker is carried after his funeral service at Tayport Parish Church, in Tayport, Scotland March 22, 2011. Lance Corporal Tasker was killed by small arms fire in Afghanistan while on duty with his...more

Family members watch as the coffin of Lance Corporal Tasker is carried after his funeral service at Tayport Parish Church, in Tayport, Scotland March 22, 2011. Lance Corporal Tasker was killed by small arms fire in Afghanistan while on duty with his dog Theo. Theo died soon after, suffering a seizure on return to their base. REUTERS/David Moir

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<p>A dancer stretches her feet as she waits for her turn to dance during an audition for "The Red Shoes" production of Ballet Madrid in Madrid March 22, 2011. REUTERS/Susana Vera </p>

A dancer stretches her feet as she waits for her turn to dance during an audition for "The Red Shoes" production of Ballet Madrid in Madrid March 22, 2011. REUTERS/Susana Vera

A dancer stretches her feet as she waits for her turn to dance during an audition for "The Red Shoes" production of Ballet Madrid in Madrid March 22, 2011. REUTERS/Susana Vera

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<p>People whose homes were destroyed by the tsunami take a bath in a tent set up by Japan's Self Defense Force in Kamaishi after the area was devastated by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami March 22, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj </p>

People whose homes were destroyed by the tsunami take a bath in a tent set up by Japan's Self Defense Force in Kamaishi after the area was devastated by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami March 22, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

People whose homes were destroyed by the tsunami take a bath in a tent set up by Japan's Self Defense Force in Kamaishi after the area was devastated by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami March 22, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>A woman stands among praying women during a rally demanding the ouster of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh outside Sanaa University March 23, 2011. REUTERS/Ammar Awad </p>

A woman stands among praying women during a rally demanding the ouster of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh outside Sanaa University March 23, 2011. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

A woman stands among praying women during a rally demanding the ouster of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh outside Sanaa University March 23, 2011. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

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<p>A miner climbs on excavated rocks after a giant drill machine broke through at the final section Sedrun-Faido, at the construction site of the NEAT Gotthard Base Tunnel March 23, 2011. Crossing the Alps, the world's longest train tunnel should become operational at the end of 2016. The project consists of two parallel single track tunnels, each of a length of 57 km (35 miles). REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann </p>

A miner climbs on excavated rocks after a giant drill machine broke through at the final section Sedrun-Faido, at the construction site of the NEAT Gotthard Base Tunnel March 23, 2011. Crossing the Alps, the world's longest train tunnel should become...more

A miner climbs on excavated rocks after a giant drill machine broke through at the final section Sedrun-Faido, at the construction site of the NEAT Gotthard Base Tunnel March 23, 2011. Crossing the Alps, the world's longest train tunnel should become operational at the end of 2016. The project consists of two parallel single track tunnels, each of a length of 57 km (35 miles). REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

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<p>A piano is submerged in water in the area devastated by tsunami in Rikuzentakat March 21, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj </p>

A piano is submerged in water in the area devastated by tsunami in Rikuzentakat March 21, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A piano is submerged in water in the area devastated by tsunami in Rikuzentakat March 21, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>A rebel fighter points his gun at a suspected Gaddafi supporter as other rebels try to protect the suspected supporter, on a road between Benghazi and Ajdabiyah, near Ajdabiyah March 21, 2011.  REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic </p>

A rebel fighter points his gun at a suspected Gaddafi supporter as other rebels try to protect the suspected supporter, on a road between Benghazi and Ajdabiyah, near Ajdabiyah March 21, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A rebel fighter points his gun at a suspected Gaddafi supporter as other rebels try to protect the suspected supporter, on a road between Benghazi and Ajdabiyah, near Ajdabiyah March 21, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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<p>People celebrate atop a destroyed mobile artillery piece belonging to forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi after an air strike by coalition forces, along a road between Benghazi and Ajdabiyah March 20, 2011. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem </p>

People celebrate atop a destroyed mobile artillery piece belonging to forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi after an air strike by coalition forces, along a road between Benghazi and Ajdabiyah March 20, 2011. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

People celebrate atop a destroyed mobile artillery piece belonging to forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi after an air strike by coalition forces, along a road between Benghazi and Ajdabiyah March 20, 2011. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

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<p>Sasha Obama, younger daughter of U.S. President Barack Obama, runs across the tarmac to her car as her father participates in a welcome ceremony (background) upon their arrival in Santiago March 21, 2011. REUTERS/Jason Reed </p>

Sasha Obama, younger daughter of U.S. President Barack Obama, runs across the tarmac to her car as her father participates in a welcome ceremony (background) upon their arrival in Santiago March 21, 2011. REUTERS/Jason Reed

Sasha Obama, younger daughter of U.S. President Barack Obama, runs across the tarmac to her car as her father participates in a welcome ceremony (background) upon their arrival in Santiago March 21, 2011. REUTERS/Jason Reed

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<p>Marus, 7, warms his hands next to a portable stove as warm up his hands before going to school on the eviction day of their trailer and bus home in Las Tablas, northern Madrid, March 21, 2011. Two Romanian gypsy families of four adults and ten children had been living in the bus and trailer since 2008, but they were evicted Monday under orders from Madrid's town planning board. Both the bus and trailer were torn down while the older children were at school. The two families will each be moved to separate Roma camps on the outskirts of Madrid. REUTERS/Susana Vera </p>

Marus, 7, warms his hands next to a portable stove as warm up his hands before going to school on the eviction day of their trailer and bus home in Las Tablas, northern Madrid, March 21, 2011. Two Romanian gypsy families of four adults and ten...more

Marus, 7, warms his hands next to a portable stove as warm up his hands before going to school on the eviction day of their trailer and bus home in Las Tablas, northern Madrid, March 21, 2011. Two Romanian gypsy families of four adults and ten children had been living in the bus and trailer since 2008, but they were evicted Monday under orders from Madrid's town planning board. Both the bus and trailer were torn down while the older children were at school. The two families will each be moved to separate Roma camps on the outskirts of Madrid. REUTERS/Susana Vera

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<p>Suspected Colombian drug trafficker Gloria Rojas (C) tosses her hair as she is escorted by police officers during her extradition to the U.S. at Simon Bolivar Airport in Caracas March 21, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins </p>

Suspected Colombian drug trafficker Gloria Rojas (C) tosses her hair as she is escorted by police officers during her extradition to the U.S. at Simon Bolivar Airport in Caracas March 21, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Suspected Colombian drug trafficker Gloria Rojas (C) tosses her hair as she is escorted by police officers during her extradition to the U.S. at Simon Bolivar Airport in Caracas March 21, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

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<p>A demonstrator shows his bottom to riot police during a protest by European workers and trade union representatives to demand better job protection in the European Union countries in Brussels March 24, 2011. Tens of thousands of people marched through Brussels on Thursday to urge European leaders holding a two-day summit in the Belgian capital to scrap or ease austerity measures, which unions say will slow economic recovery and punish the poor. REUTERS/Thierry Roge </p>

A demonstrator shows his bottom to riot police during a protest by European workers and trade union representatives to demand better job protection in the European Union countries in Brussels March 24, 2011. Tens of thousands of people marched...more

A demonstrator shows his bottom to riot police during a protest by European workers and trade union representatives to demand better job protection in the European Union countries in Brussels March 24, 2011. Tens of thousands of people marched through Brussels on Thursday to urge European leaders holding a two-day summit in the Belgian capital to scrap or ease austerity measures, which unions say will slow economic recovery and punish the poor. REUTERS/Thierry Roge

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<p>Residents try to get into a bus at the bus station of Adjame in Abidjan March 20, 2011. Thousands of Ivorians fleeing violence in the commercial capital Abidjan gathered in its main bus station, crowding onto buses carrying suitcases full of belongings they had salvaged to head to the countryside. REUTERS/Luc Gnago </p>

Residents try to get into a bus at the bus station of Adjame in Abidjan March 20, 2011. Thousands of Ivorians fleeing violence in the commercial capital Abidjan gathered in its main bus station, crowding onto buses carrying suitcases full of...more

Residents try to get into a bus at the bus station of Adjame in Abidjan March 20, 2011. Thousands of Ivorians fleeing violence in the commercial capital Abidjan gathered in its main bus station, crowding onto buses carrying suitcases full of belongings they had salvaged to head to the countryside. REUTERS/Luc Gnago

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<p>A man slides down a big water slide at a water park in Lima March 20, 2011, ahead of World Water Day on Tuesday. REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil </p>

A man slides down a big water slide at a water park in Lima March 20, 2011, ahead of World Water Day on Tuesday. REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil

A man slides down a big water slide at a water park in Lima March 20, 2011, ahead of World Water Day on Tuesday. REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil

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<p>Canoes used for siphoning crude oil to illegal oil refinery are scattered on a creek in Ogoniland outside Port Harcourt in Nigeria's Delta region March 24, 2011.Crude oil thieves -- known locally as "bunkerers" -- have been a fact of life for years in Africa's biggest oil and gas industry, puncturing pipelines and costing Nigeria and foreign oil firms millions of dollars in lost revenues each year. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye </p>

Canoes used for siphoning crude oil to illegal oil refinery are scattered on a creek in Ogoniland outside Port Harcourt in Nigeria's Delta region March 24, 2011.Crude oil thieves -- known locally as "bunkerers" -- have been a fact of life for years...more

Canoes used for siphoning crude oil to illegal oil refinery are scattered on a creek in Ogoniland outside Port Harcourt in Nigeria's Delta region March 24, 2011.Crude oil thieves -- known locally as "bunkerers" -- have been a fact of life for years in Africa's biggest oil and gas industry, puncturing pipelines and costing Nigeria and foreign oil firms millions of dollars in lost revenues each year. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

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<p>Ducks swim past a submerged vehicle after the earthquake and tsunami in Yamada town, Iwate Prefecture in northern Japan, March 24, 2011.  REUTERS/Carlos Barria </p>

Ducks swim past a submerged vehicle after the earthquake and tsunami in Yamada town, Iwate Prefecture in northern Japan, March 24, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Ducks swim past a submerged vehicle after the earthquake and tsunami in Yamada town, Iwate Prefecture in northern Japan, March 24, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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