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<p>An internally displaced Afghan man talks from a small window at a refugee camp in Kabul July 28, 2011. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani </p>

An internally displaced Afghan man talks from a small window at a refugee camp in Kabul July 28, 2011. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

An internally displaced Afghan man talks from a small window at a refugee camp in Kabul July 28, 2011. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

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<p>An aid worker using an iPad films the rotting carcass of a cow in Wajir near the Kenya-Somalia border, July 23, 2011. Since drought gripped the Horn of Africa, and especially since famine was declared in parts of Somalia, the international aid industry has swept in and out of refugee camps and remote hamlets in branded planes and snaking lines of white 4x4s. This humanitarian, diplomatic and media circus is necessary every time people go hungry in Africa, analysts say, because governments - both African and foreign - rarely respond early enough to looming catastrophes. Combine that with an often simplistic explanation of the causes of famine, and a growing band of aid critics say parts of Africa are doomed to a never-ending cycle of ignored early warnings, media appeals and emergency U.N. feeding - rather than a transition to lasting self-sufficiency. REUTERS/Barry Malone </p>

An aid worker using an iPad films the rotting carcass of a cow in Wajir near the Kenya-Somalia border, July 23, 2011. Since drought gripped the Horn of Africa, and especially since famine was declared in parts of Somalia, the international aid...more

An aid worker using an iPad films the rotting carcass of a cow in Wajir near the Kenya-Somalia border, July 23, 2011. Since drought gripped the Horn of Africa, and especially since famine was declared in parts of Somalia, the international aid industry has swept in and out of refugee camps and remote hamlets in branded planes and snaking lines of white 4x4s. This humanitarian, diplomatic and media circus is necessary every time people go hungry in Africa, analysts say, because governments - both African and foreign - rarely respond early enough to looming catastrophes. Combine that with an often simplistic explanation of the causes of famine, and a growing band of aid critics say parts of Africa are doomed to a never-ending cycle of ignored early warnings, media appeals and emergency U.N. feeding - rather than a transition to lasting self-sufficiency. REUTERS/Barry Malone

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<p>Workers plant saplings next to the construction site for residential apartments that was halted following a court order at Greater Noida, India July 26, 2011. On the eastern fringes of teeming New Delhi, construction sites criss-cross vast tracts of cleared farmland in the city of Greater Noida as a stampede of developers rush to build cheaper, suburban apartments for India's swelling urban middle class. But this is India, a nation struggling to modernise, and the building boom has become entangled in a lot of the same problems that have often held back the breakneck growth of Asia's third largest economy: corruption, political meddling, haphazard development planning, and a shifting legal landscape. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi </p>

Workers plant saplings next to the construction site for residential apartments that was halted following a court order at Greater Noida, India July 26, 2011. On the eastern fringes of teeming New Delhi, construction sites criss-cross vast tracts of...more

Workers plant saplings next to the construction site for residential apartments that was halted following a court order at Greater Noida, India July 26, 2011. On the eastern fringes of teeming New Delhi, construction sites criss-cross vast tracts of cleared farmland in the city of Greater Noida as a stampede of developers rush to build cheaper, suburban apartments for India's swelling urban middle class. But this is India, a nation struggling to modernise, and the building boom has become entangled in a lot of the same problems that have often held back the breakneck growth of Asia's third largest economy: corruption, political meddling, haphazard development planning, and a shifting legal landscape. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>A boy dressed as a police officer plays with a toy gun during a school parade on a school holiday in Villa El Salvador in Lima, Peru, July 26, 2011.  REUTERS/Mariana Bazo </p>

A boy dressed as a police officer plays with a toy gun during a school parade on a school holiday in Villa El Salvador in Lima, Peru, July 26, 2011. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo

A boy dressed as a police officer plays with a toy gun during a school parade on a school holiday in Villa El Salvador in Lima, Peru, July 26, 2011. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo

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<p>A boy cries as a coach instructs him to swim during a diving training session at a training centre in Beijing July 27, 2011. Some 15 children, aged 5 to 12 are training at the centre of China's State Physical Training Administration as amateur divers during their summer vacation. REUTERS/Jason Lee </p>

A boy cries as a coach instructs him to swim during a diving training session at a training centre in Beijing July 27, 2011. Some 15 children, aged 5 to 12 are training at the centre of China's State Physical Training Administration as amateur divers...more

A boy cries as a coach instructs him to swim during a diving training session at a training centre in Beijing July 27, 2011. Some 15 children, aged 5 to 12 are training at the centre of China's State Physical Training Administration as amateur divers during their summer vacation. REUTERS/Jason Lee

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<p>Anton Goncharov of Ukraine competes during the men's 800m freestyle heats at the 14th FINA World Championships in Shanghai July 26, 2011. REUTERS/Issei Kato </p>

Anton Goncharov of Ukraine competes during the men's 800m freestyle heats at the 14th FINA World Championships in Shanghai July 26, 2011. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Anton Goncharov of Ukraine competes during the men's 800m freestyle heats at the 14th FINA World Championships in Shanghai July 26, 2011. REUTERS/Issei Kato

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<p>Romania's national rugby team player Stefan Ciuntu (C) stands in a bin filled with ice during recovery after a training session in Poiana Brasov mountain resort, 175 km north of Bucharest, July 28, 2011. Romania will compete in the Rugby World Cup 2011 held in New Zealand, in Group B with England, Argentina, Scotland and Georgia. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel </p>

Romania's national rugby team player Stefan Ciuntu (C) stands in a bin filled with ice during recovery after a training session in Poiana Brasov mountain resort, 175 km north of Bucharest, July 28, 2011. Romania will compete in the Rugby World Cup...more

Romania's national rugby team player Stefan Ciuntu (C) stands in a bin filled with ice during recovery after a training session in Poiana Brasov mountain resort, 175 km north of Bucharest, July 28, 2011. Romania will compete in the Rugby World Cup 2011 held in New Zealand, in Group B with England, Argentina, Scotland and Georgia. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel

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<p>A police detective runs for cover during a police operation to regain control of a jail in Ciudad Juarez July 25, 2011. At least 17 prisoners died in a jail riot, one of them a woman, late Monday when inmates from rival gangs staged a gun battle, local media reported.  REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez </p>

A police detective runs for cover during a police operation to regain control of a jail in Ciudad Juarez July 25, 2011. At least 17 prisoners died in a jail riot, one of them a woman, late Monday when inmates from rival gangs staged a gun battle,...more

A police detective runs for cover during a police operation to regain control of a jail in Ciudad Juarez July 25, 2011. At least 17 prisoners died in a jail riot, one of them a woman, late Monday when inmates from rival gangs staged a gun battle, local media reported. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

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<p>Pro-Palestinian protesters run away from tear gas fired by Israeli security force officers during clashes at a weekly protest in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah July 29, 2011. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman </p>

Pro-Palestinian protesters run away from tear gas fired by Israeli security force officers during clashes at a weekly protest in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah July 29, 2011. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

Pro-Palestinian protesters run away from tear gas fired by Israeli security force officers during clashes at a weekly protest in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah July 29, 2011. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

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<p>Muslim men pray at the World Islamic Mission Mosque in Oslo July 26, 2011. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton </p>

Muslim men pray at the World Islamic Mission Mosque in Oslo July 26, 2011. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

Muslim men pray at the World Islamic Mission Mosque in Oslo July 26, 2011. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

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<p>Orange County Deputy Probation Officer Erin Merritt (R) arrives to search a probationer's apartment in Santa Ana, California July 22, 2011. The Supreme Court has ordered California to release more than 30,000 inmates over the next two years or take other steps to ease overcrowding in its prisons to prevent "needless suffering and death." Orange County probation department is expecting an additional 1700 probationers by the end of 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson </p>

Orange County Deputy Probation Officer Erin Merritt (R) arrives to search a probationer's apartment in Santa Ana, California July 22, 2011. The Supreme Court has ordered California to release more than 30,000 inmates over the next two years or take...more

Orange County Deputy Probation Officer Erin Merritt (R) arrives to search a probationer's apartment in Santa Ana, California July 22, 2011. The Supreme Court has ordered California to release more than 30,000 inmates over the next two years or take other steps to ease overcrowding in its prisons to prevent "needless suffering and death." Orange County probation department is expecting an additional 1700 probationers by the end of 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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<p>Children watch television at a tea shop in Sultan Kot, located in Pakistan's Sindh province July 26, 2011. The town of Sultan Kot was devastated by the 2010 floods, which left one-fifth of Pakistan submerged. Last years flooding left some 2,000 people dead, 11 million homeless and another 7 million were affected. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro </p>

Children watch television at a tea shop in Sultan Kot, located in Pakistan's Sindh province July 26, 2011. The town of Sultan Kot was devastated by the 2010 floods, which left one-fifth of Pakistan submerged. Last years flooding left some 2,000...more

Children watch television at a tea shop in Sultan Kot, located in Pakistan's Sindh province July 26, 2011. The town of Sultan Kot was devastated by the 2010 floods, which left one-fifth of Pakistan submerged. Last years flooding left some 2,000 people dead, 11 million homeless and another 7 million were affected. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

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<p>Residents surrounded by snow look out from their home near Mountain Ayliff, July 27, 2011. Several major routes throughout South Africa were open to traffic after snowfall caused their closure. REUTERS/Rogan Ward </p>

Residents surrounded by snow look out from their home near Mountain Ayliff, July 27, 2011. Several major routes throughout South Africa were open to traffic after snowfall caused their closure. REUTERS/Rogan Ward

Residents surrounded by snow look out from their home near Mountain Ayliff, July 27, 2011. Several major routes throughout South Africa were open to traffic after snowfall caused their closure. REUTERS/Rogan Ward

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<p>A clown known as "Poito" paints his face in Mexico City, in preparation for an annual pilgrimage for clowns to pay homage to the Virgin of Guadalupe July 27, 2011. Hundreds of clowns made their annual pilgrimage on Wednesday to the Basilica of Our Lady Guadalupe to pay homage to the Virgin. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso </p>

A clown known as "Poito" paints his face in Mexico City, in preparation for an annual pilgrimage for clowns to pay homage to the Virgin of Guadalupe July 27, 2011. Hundreds of clowns made their annual pilgrimage on Wednesday to the Basilica of Our...more

A clown known as "Poito" paints his face in Mexico City, in preparation for an annual pilgrimage for clowns to pay homage to the Virgin of Guadalupe July 27, 2011. Hundreds of clowns made their annual pilgrimage on Wednesday to the Basilica of Our Lady Guadalupe to pay homage to the Virgin. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

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<p>A Libyan man poses for a picture in front of a portrait of Muammar Gaddafi during a meeting of senior Libyan clerics in Tripoli July 27, 2011. REUTERS/Caren Firouz </p>

A Libyan man poses for a picture in front of a portrait of Muammar Gaddafi during a meeting of senior Libyan clerics in Tripoli July 27, 2011. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

A Libyan man poses for a picture in front of a portrait of Muammar Gaddafi during a meeting of senior Libyan clerics in Tripoli July 27, 2011. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

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<p>Jonathan Mintz (L), New York City's consumer affairs commissioner, and John Feinblatt (R), a chief adviser to the mayor, embrace their daughters Maeve (2nd L) and Georgia after being married by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg at Gracie Mansion in New York July 24, 2011. Thousands of gay and lesbian New Yorkers were married, as the Empire State became the sixth in the U.S. to embrace same-sex marriage. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson</p>

Jonathan Mintz (L), New York City's consumer affairs commissioner, and John Feinblatt (R), a chief adviser to the mayor, embrace their daughters Maeve (2nd L) and Georgia after being married by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg at Gracie Mansion...more

Jonathan Mintz (L), New York City's consumer affairs commissioner, and John Feinblatt (R), a chief adviser to the mayor, embrace their daughters Maeve (2nd L) and Georgia after being married by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg at Gracie Mansion in New York July 24, 2011. Thousands of gay and lesbian New Yorkers were married, as the Empire State became the sixth in the U.S. to embrace same-sex marriage. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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<p>North Korean soldiers are seen through a window from the UN Command Military Armistice Commission meeting room at the truce border village of Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas on July 27, 2011. UN and US military officials visited Panmunjom on Wednesday to mark the 58th anniversary of Armistice between the two Koreas . REUTERS/Kim Jae-hwan/Pool </p>

North Korean soldiers are seen through a window from the UN Command Military Armistice Commission meeting room at the truce border village of Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas on July 27, 2011. UN and US military officials...more

North Korean soldiers are seen through a window from the UN Command Military Armistice Commission meeting room at the truce border village of Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas on July 27, 2011. UN and US military officials visited Panmunjom on Wednesday to mark the 58th anniversary of Armistice between the two Koreas . REUTERS/Kim Jae-hwan/Pool

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<p>A reporter leans over the edge of the catwalk during the media preview for the "EdgeWalk" on the CN Tower in Toronto, July 27, 2011. Participants are strapped in to a harness that is attached to a guard rail while walking around the catwalk on the structure 356m (1,168ft) off the ground. REUTERS/Mark Blinch </p>

A reporter leans over the edge of the catwalk during the media preview for the "EdgeWalk" on the CN Tower in Toronto, July 27, 2011. Participants are strapped in to a harness that is attached to a guard rail while walking around the catwalk on the...more

A reporter leans over the edge of the catwalk during the media preview for the "EdgeWalk" on the CN Tower in Toronto, July 27, 2011. Participants are strapped in to a harness that is attached to a guard rail while walking around the catwalk on the structure 356m (1,168ft) off the ground. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

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<p>A mural is seen through a rain-drop filled window honoring victims of the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center outside the FDNY Engine Company 320 and Ladder Companay 167 firehouse in the Queens borough of New York July 25, 2011. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton </p>

A mural is seen through a rain-drop filled window honoring victims of the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center outside the FDNY Engine Company 320 and Ladder Companay 167 firehouse in the Queens borough of New York July 25, 2011....more

A mural is seen through a rain-drop filled window honoring victims of the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center outside the FDNY Engine Company 320 and Ladder Companay 167 firehouse in the Queens borough of New York July 25, 2011. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

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<p>Reporters crowd the hallway outside the office of U.S. House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) as he meets with fellow Republicans meet about debt ceiling legislation with fellow Republicans at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, July 28, 2011. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst </p>

Reporters crowd the hallway outside the office of U.S. House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) as he meets with fellow Republicans meet about debt ceiling legislation with fellow Republicans at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, July 28, 2011....more

Reporters crowd the hallway outside the office of U.S. House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) as he meets with fellow Republicans meet about debt ceiling legislation with fellow Republicans at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, July 28, 2011. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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