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Pedestrians stand next a branch of Starbucks in Frankfurt October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski

Pedestrians stand next a branch of Starbucks in Frankfurt October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski

Pedestrians stand next a branch of Starbucks in Frankfurt October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski
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Howard Schultz, the President of Starbucks Coffee Company poses with a Starbucks mug at the opening of the company's first coffee house in Paris, January 15, 2004. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/Files

Howard Schultz, the President of Starbucks Coffee Company poses with a Starbucks mug at the opening of the company's first coffee house in Paris, January 15, 2004. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/Files

Howard Schultz, the President of Starbucks Coffee Company poses with a Starbucks mug at the opening of the company's first coffee house in Paris, January 15, 2004. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/Files
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A Starbucks logo is pictured in Frankfurt October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski

A Starbucks logo is pictured in Frankfurt October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski

A Starbucks logo is pictured in Frankfurt October 30, 2012. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski
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An empty cup is left on a table outside a Starbucks coffee shop in London December 1, 2011. Picture taken December 1, 2011. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor/Files

An empty cup is left on a table outside a Starbucks coffee shop in London December 1, 2011. Picture taken December 1, 2011. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor/Files

An empty cup is left on a table outside a Starbucks coffee shop in London December 1, 2011. Picture taken December 1, 2011. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor/Files
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The Starbucks logo is seen outside the new Starbucks cafe in Warsaw March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

The Starbucks logo is seen outside the new Starbucks cafe in Warsaw March 6, 2011. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

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