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<p>Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara of the U.S. drops in on a large wave at Praia do Norte, in Nazare, Portugal, November 1, 2013. 
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Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara of the U.S. drops in on a large wave at Praia do Norte, in Nazare, Portugal, November 1, 2013. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara of the U.S. drops in on a large wave at Praia do Norte, in Nazare, Portugal, November 1, 2013. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

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<p>Toronto Mayor Rob Ford yells at reporters and photographers to get off of his property in front of his house in Toronto, October 31, 2013. REUTERS/Mark Blinch</p>

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford yells at reporters and photographers to get off of his property in front of his house in Toronto, October 31, 2013. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford yells at reporters and photographers to get off of his property in front of his house in Toronto, October 31, 2013. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

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<p>U.S. first lady Michelle Obama reacts between PBS Sesame Street characters Elmo and Rosita after delivering remarks on marketing healthier foods to children at the White House, October 30, 2013. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas</p>

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama reacts between PBS Sesame Street characters Elmo and Rosita after delivering remarks on marketing healthier foods to children at the White House, October 30, 2013. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama reacts between PBS Sesame Street characters Elmo and Rosita after delivering remarks on marketing healthier foods to children at the White House, October 30, 2013. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

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<p>Protesters help a handicapped protester, who fell from her wheelchair after tear gas was shot towards them, during a demonstration in front of a courthouse in Ankara, Turkey, October 28, 2013.  REUTERS/Umit Bektas</p>

Protesters help a handicapped protester, who fell from her wheelchair after tear gas was shot towards them, during a demonstration in front of a courthouse in Ankara, Turkey, October 28, 2013. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Protesters help a handicapped protester, who fell from her wheelchair after tear gas was shot towards them, during a demonstration in front of a courthouse in Ankara, Turkey, October 28, 2013. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

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<p>An electronic screen is seen on a building amid heavy smog in Shenyang, Liaoning province, October 28, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer</p>

An electronic screen is seen on a building amid heavy smog in Shenyang, Liaoning province, October 28, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer

An electronic screen is seen on a building amid heavy smog in Shenyang, Liaoning province, October 28, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>A paramilitary policeman detains a woman who threw what are believed to be petition papers near the main entrance of the Forbidden City, where a car incident killed five pedestrians on Monday, in Beijing, October 29, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon</p>

A paramilitary policeman detains a woman who threw what are believed to be petition papers near the main entrance of the Forbidden City, where a car incident killed five pedestrians on Monday, in Beijing, October 29, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon more

A paramilitary policeman detains a woman who threw what are believed to be petition papers near the main entrance of the Forbidden City, where a car incident killed five pedestrians on Monday, in Beijing, October 29, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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<p>Families displaced by fighting between the Congolese army and M23 rebels in Bunagana in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, prepare dinner in a field with other displaced families in the Ugandan town of Bunagana, west of the capital Kampala, October 31, 2013. REUTERS/James Akena</p>

Families displaced by fighting between the Congolese army and M23 rebels in Bunagana in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, prepare dinner in a field with other displaced families in the Ugandan town of Bunagana, west of the capital Kampala,...more

Families displaced by fighting between the Congolese army and M23 rebels in Bunagana in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, prepare dinner in a field with other displaced families in the Ugandan town of Bunagana, west of the capital Kampala, October 31, 2013. REUTERS/James Akena

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<p>A man in a ballerina costume dances in Times Square during Halloween, in New York, October 31, 2013. REUTERS/Adrees Latif</p>

A man in a ballerina costume dances in Times Square during Halloween, in New York, October 31, 2013. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

A man in a ballerina costume dances in Times Square during Halloween, in New York, October 31, 2013. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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<p>Two men row a boat past a partially dried-up riverbed on a section of the Yangtze River in Jiujiang, Jiangxi province, China, October 27, 2013.  REUTERS/Stringer</p>

Two men row a boat past a partially dried-up riverbed on a section of the Yangtze River in Jiujiang, Jiangxi province, China, October 27, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer

Two men row a boat past a partially dried-up riverbed on a section of the Yangtze River in Jiujiang, Jiangxi province, China, October 27, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>Nabila Rehman, 9, holds up a picture she drew depicting the U.S. drone strike on her Pakistan village which killed her grandmother Mammana Bibi, at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, October 29, 2013.  REUTERS/Jason Reed</p>

Nabila Rehman, 9, holds up a picture she drew depicting the U.S. drone strike on her Pakistan village which killed her grandmother Mammana Bibi, at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, October 29, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed

Nabila Rehman, 9, holds up a picture she drew depicting the U.S. drone strike on her Pakistan village which killed her grandmother Mammana Bibi, at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, October 29, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed

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<p>Jinbo Yao (R), CEO of 58.com Inc., watches as his company is priced during its IPO on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, October 31, 2013. Shares of the online classifieds company, dubbed the Craigslist of China, rose more than 45 percent in their trading debut. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid</p>

Jinbo Yao (R), CEO of 58.com Inc., watches as his company is priced during its IPO on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, October 31, 2013. Shares of the online classifieds company, dubbed the Craigslist of China, rose more than 45 percent in...more

Jinbo Yao (R), CEO of 58.com Inc., watches as his company is priced during its IPO on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, October 31, 2013. Shares of the online classifieds company, dubbed the Craigslist of China, rose more than 45 percent in their trading debut. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

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<p>Participants fall out from their homemade roller cart after crashing during the 25th Roller Cart Festival in Medellin, Colombia, October 27, 2013. REUTERS/Albeiro Lopera</p>

Participants fall out from their homemade roller cart after crashing during the 25th Roller Cart Festival in Medellin, Colombia, October 27, 2013. REUTERS/Albeiro Lopera

Participants fall out from their homemade roller cart after crashing during the 25th Roller Cart Festival in Medellin, Colombia, October 27, 2013. REUTERS/Albeiro Lopera

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<p>A woman waits to vote in front of a polling station located in a school during a referendum in the town of Abyei, October 27, 2013. Residents of the remote and disputed Abyei border region overwhelmingly voted to join South Sudan in a symbolic referendum.
 REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic</p>

A woman waits to vote in front of a polling station located in a school during a referendum in the town of Abyei, October 27, 2013. Residents of the remote and disputed Abyei border region overwhelmingly voted to join South Sudan in a symbolic...more

A woman waits to vote in front of a polling station located in a school during a referendum in the town of Abyei, October 27, 2013. Residents of the remote and disputed Abyei border region overwhelmingly voted to join South Sudan in a symbolic referendum. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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<p>A Kashmiri man tries to open the window of a house which caught fire in Srinagar, November 1, 2013.  REUTERS/Danish Ismail</p>

A Kashmiri man tries to open the window of a house which caught fire in Srinagar, November 1, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

A Kashmiri man tries to open the window of a house which caught fire in Srinagar, November 1, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

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<p>Waves crash against a lighthouse during storms that battered Britain and where a 14-year-old boy was swept away to sea at Newhaven in South East England, October 28, 2013.  REUTERS/Luke MacGregor</p>

Waves crash against a lighthouse during storms that battered Britain and where a 14-year-old boy was swept away to sea at Newhaven in South East England, October 28, 2013. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Waves crash against a lighthouse during storms that battered Britain and where a 14-year-old boy was swept away to sea at Newhaven in South East England, October 28, 2013. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

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<p>Cecilia Chavez, a member of the Panama National Border Police, rests during the International Anti-Narcoterrorism Combat course at a temporary police camp in the Darien area near the Panama-Colombia border, October 28, 2013. Chavez, a 30-year-old Panamian with a 7-year-old daughter, is the only female graduate from the course.  REUTERS/Carlos Jasso</p>

Cecilia Chavez, a member of the Panama National Border Police, rests during the International Anti-Narcoterrorism Combat course at a temporary police camp in the Darien area near the Panama-Colombia border, October 28, 2013. Chavez, a 30-year-old...more

Cecilia Chavez, a member of the Panama National Border Police, rests during the International Anti-Narcoterrorism Combat course at a temporary police camp in the Darien area near the Panama-Colombia border, October 28, 2013. Chavez, a 30-year-old Panamian with a 7-year-old daughter, is the only female graduate from the course. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

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<p>A photographer takes pictures of Fang Jing in a wedding gown next to her husband, surnamed Zhao, as they hang from a cliff in Liuzhou, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China, October 26, 2013. 

REUTERS/Stringer</p>

A photographer takes pictures of Fang Jing in a wedding gown next to her husband, surnamed Zhao, as they hang from a cliff in Liuzhou, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China, October 26, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer

A photographer takes pictures of Fang Jing in a wedding gown next to her husband, surnamed Zhao, as they hang from a cliff in Liuzhou, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China, October 26, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>Schoolchildren pose for a picture after coming home from school in Lagos, Nigeria, October 31, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney</p>

Schoolchildren pose for a picture after coming home from school in Lagos, Nigeria, October 31, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney

Schoolchildren pose for a picture after coming home from school in Lagos, Nigeria, October 31, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney

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<p>A pedestrian holds onto a post in front of a woman who lost her balance during strong winds in central Brussels, October 28, 2013. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir</p>

A pedestrian holds onto a post in front of a woman who lost her balance during strong winds in central Brussels, October 28, 2013. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

A pedestrian holds onto a post in front of a woman who lost her balance during strong winds in central Brussels, October 28, 2013. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

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<p>Marcelo Ohio, a contestant from Brazil, is kissed by the first and second runners-up after she was crowned winner at the Miss International Queen 2013 transgender/transsexual beauty pageant in Pattaya, Thailand, November 1, 2013. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj</p>

Marcelo Ohio, a contestant from Brazil, is kissed by the first and second runners-up after she was crowned winner at the Miss International Queen 2013 transgender/transsexual beauty pageant in Pattaya, Thailand, November 1, 2013. REUTERS/Damir...more

Marcelo Ohio, a contestant from Brazil, is kissed by the first and second runners-up after she was crowned winner at the Miss International Queen 2013 transgender/transsexual beauty pageant in Pattaya, Thailand, November 1, 2013. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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