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<p>An opposition supporter with pieces of bread taped onto his head shouts slogans during an anti-government protest in Sanaa February 3, 2011. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah </p>

An opposition supporter with pieces of bread taped onto his head shouts slogans during an anti-government protest in Sanaa February 3, 2011. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

An opposition supporter with pieces of bread taped onto his head shouts slogans during an anti-government protest in Sanaa February 3, 2011. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

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<p>A man wearing a mask carries a chainsaw during carnival celebrations in Zubieta February 1, 2011. Locals from the northern Navarran village and neighbouring Ituren, dressed up in bizarre and terrifying costumes, were creating mayhem and noise during the carnival to symbolise awakening the earth for the oncoming spring. REUTERS/Vincent West </p>

A man wearing a mask carries a chainsaw during carnival celebrations in Zubieta February 1, 2011. Locals from the northern Navarran village and neighbouring Ituren, dressed up in bizarre and terrifying costumes, were creating mayhem and noise during...more

A man wearing a mask carries a chainsaw during carnival celebrations in Zubieta February 1, 2011. Locals from the northern Navarran village and neighbouring Ituren, dressed up in bizarre and terrifying costumes, were creating mayhem and noise during the carnival to symbolise awakening the earth for the oncoming spring. REUTERS/Vincent West

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<p>Cafe attendants, dressed up in maid uniforms, clean up at the MeiDolls Cafe in Cainta Rizal, east of Manila January 30, 2011. Philippines opened its first costume play (cosplay) maid cafe in the country where servers entertain customers with Japanese role playing culture. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo </p>

Cafe attendants, dressed up in maid uniforms, clean up at the MeiDolls Cafe in Cainta Rizal, east of Manila January 30, 2011. Philippines opened its first costume play (cosplay) maid cafe in the country where servers entertain customers with Japanese...more

Cafe attendants, dressed up in maid uniforms, clean up at the MeiDolls Cafe in Cainta Rizal, east of Manila January 30, 2011. Philippines opened its first costume play (cosplay) maid cafe in the country where servers entertain customers with Japanese role playing culture. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

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<p>Competitor "El Wingador" flicks a bone as he eats during the second round at "Wingbowl 19", the annual chicken wing eating contest in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 4, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer </p>

Competitor "El Wingador" flicks a bone as he eats during the second round at "Wingbowl 19", the annual chicken wing eating contest in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 4, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer

Competitor "El Wingador" flicks a bone as he eats during the second round at "Wingbowl 19", the annual chicken wing eating contest in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 4, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer

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<p>A man drinks rum while lying in a coffin during the celebrations known as the "Funerals of Pachencho" in Santiago de Las Vegas, on the outskirts of Havana February 5, 2011. The celebrations takes place annually on February 5 since 1882 in honour of the founding of a local high school. The occasion involves "reviving" people who pretend to be dead with rum and dancing around a coffin to the sound of the conga, a Cuban drum, as the coffin is being carried to the cemetery. REUTERS/Enrique De La Osa</p>

A man drinks rum while lying in a coffin during the celebrations known as the "Funerals of Pachencho" in Santiago de Las Vegas, on the outskirts of Havana February 5, 2011. The celebrations takes place annually on February 5 since 1882 in honour of...more

A man drinks rum while lying in a coffin during the celebrations known as the "Funerals of Pachencho" in Santiago de Las Vegas, on the outskirts of Havana February 5, 2011. The celebrations takes place annually on February 5 since 1882 in honour of the founding of a local high school. The occasion involves "reviving" people who pretend to be dead with rum and dancing around a coffin to the sound of the conga, a Cuban drum, as the coffin is being carried to the cemetery. REUTERS/Enrique De La Osa

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<p>Models pose with dogs during a photo call at luxury pet care centre "Irion" in Seoul February 9, 2011. The centre, which has a hospital, luxury hotel, kindergarten, grooming room, training room and a store, all for pets, opened on Wednesday to cater to the rapidly increasing numbers of pet lovers in South Korea. The price of a room at the pet hotel ranges from $36 to $180 each day. REUTERS/Truth Leem </p>

Models pose with dogs during a photo call at luxury pet care centre "Irion" in Seoul February 9, 2011. The centre, which has a hospital, luxury hotel, kindergarten, grooming room, training room and a store, all for pets, opened on Wednesday to cater...more

Models pose with dogs during a photo call at luxury pet care centre "Irion" in Seoul February 9, 2011. The centre, which has a hospital, luxury hotel, kindergarten, grooming room, training room and a store, all for pets, opened on Wednesday to cater to the rapidly increasing numbers of pet lovers in South Korea. The price of a room at the pet hotel ranges from $36 to $180 each day. REUTERS/Truth Leem

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<p>PC Air transsexual flight attendants (L to R): Nathatai Sukkaset, 26, Dissanai Chitpraphachin, 24, Chayathisa Nakmai, 24 and Phuntakarn Sringern, 24, pose for photographers at the airline's office in Bangkok February 9, 2011. The newly formed airline wants to differentiate themselves from their competitors by hiring transsexuals, locally known as "katoeys" or "ladyboys". Original plans to hire only male and female attendants were changed when more than 100 job applications from transvestites and transsexuals were received, four of whom were recruited along with 19 female and seven male flight attendants. The airline said the qualifications were the same as that required of female flight attendants, which include femininity and attractiveness. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom </p>

PC Air transsexual flight attendants (L to R): Nathatai Sukkaset, 26, Dissanai Chitpraphachin, 24, Chayathisa Nakmai, 24 and Phuntakarn Sringern, 24, pose for photographers at the airline's office in Bangkok February 9, 2011. The newly formed airline...more

PC Air transsexual flight attendants (L to R): Nathatai Sukkaset, 26, Dissanai Chitpraphachin, 24, Chayathisa Nakmai, 24 and Phuntakarn Sringern, 24, pose for photographers at the airline's office in Bangkok February 9, 2011. The newly formed airline wants to differentiate themselves from their competitors by hiring transsexuals, locally known as "katoeys" or "ladyboys". Original plans to hire only male and female attendants were changed when more than 100 job applications from transvestites and transsexuals were received, four of whom were recruited along with 19 female and seven male flight attendants. The airline said the qualifications were the same as that required of female flight attendants, which include femininity and attractiveness. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

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<p>Supporters of the English Defence League gather for a rally in central Luton, February 5, 2011. Police from all over the country were drafted into the multicultural town of Luton amid fears of clashes between a far-right group and anti-fascist supporters. REUTERS/Paul Hackett </p>

Supporters of the English Defence League gather for a rally in central Luton, February 5, 2011. Police from all over the country were drafted into the multicultural town of Luton amid fears of clashes between a far-right group and anti-fascist...more

Supporters of the English Defence League gather for a rally in central Luton, February 5, 2011. Police from all over the country were drafted into the multicultural town of Luton amid fears of clashes between a far-right group and anti-fascist supporters. REUTERS/Paul Hackett

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<p>A man draped in sheepskins pushes a wheelbarrow during carnival celebrations in Zubieta February 1, 2011. People from the north Navarran village and neighbouring Ituren dress up in bizarre and terrifying costumes while creating mayhem and maximum noise levels during the festival to symbolically awaken the earth for the oncoming spring. REUTERS/Vincent West </p>

A man draped in sheepskins pushes a wheelbarrow during carnival celebrations in Zubieta February 1, 2011. People from the north Navarran village and neighbouring Ituren dress up in bizarre and terrifying costumes while creating mayhem and maximum...more

A man draped in sheepskins pushes a wheelbarrow during carnival celebrations in Zubieta February 1, 2011. People from the north Navarran village and neighbouring Ituren dress up in bizarre and terrifying costumes while creating mayhem and maximum noise levels during the festival to symbolically awaken the earth for the oncoming spring. REUTERS/Vincent West

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<p>Britain's Prince Charles speaks with a camouflaged sniper from the Mercian regiment during his visit to their Palace barracks in Belfast February 4, 2011. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton </p>

Britain's Prince Charles speaks with a camouflaged sniper from the Mercian regiment during his visit to their Palace barracks in Belfast February 4, 2011. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

Britain's Prince Charles speaks with a camouflaged sniper from the Mercian regiment during his visit to their Palace barracks in Belfast February 4, 2011. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

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<p>People run from a bull during the annual Candlemas celebrations in Tlacotalpan, Mexico, February 1, 2011. A pack of bulls is let loose to rampage through the streets for hours as crowds taunt them as part of a week-long religious celebration. REUTERS/Oscar Martinez </p>

People run from a bull during the annual Candlemas celebrations in Tlacotalpan, Mexico, February 1, 2011. A pack of bulls is let loose to rampage through the streets for hours as crowds taunt them as part of a week-long religious celebration....more

People run from a bull during the annual Candlemas celebrations in Tlacotalpan, Mexico, February 1, 2011. A pack of bulls is let loose to rampage through the streets for hours as crowds taunt them as part of a week-long religious celebration. REUTERS/Oscar Martinez

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<p>Two men in carnival costume soar through the air with their sledge as they take a jump during the 'Schnablerrennen', a traditional Bavarian sledge race in the southern Bavarian village of Gaissach, near Bad Toelz February 6, 2011. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle </p>

Two men in carnival costume soar through the air with their sledge as they take a jump during the 'Schnablerrennen', a traditional Bavarian sledge race in the southern Bavarian village of Gaissach, near Bad Toelz February 6, 2011. REUTERS/Michaela...more

Two men in carnival costume soar through the air with their sledge as they take a jump during the 'Schnablerrennen', a traditional Bavarian sledge race in the southern Bavarian village of Gaissach, near Bad Toelz February 6, 2011. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

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<p>British singer Leona Lewis poses at the premiere of the documentary "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never" at Nokia theatre in Los Angeles February 8, 2011. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni </p>

British singer Leona Lewis poses at the premiere of the documentary "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never" at Nokia theatre in Los Angeles February 8, 2011. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

British singer Leona Lewis poses at the premiere of the documentary "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never" at Nokia theatre in Los Angeles February 8, 2011. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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<p>Members of a winter swimming club jump on an embankment to heat up before getting into the icy waters of the Yenisei River, with the air temperature at about -13 degrees Celsius (8.6 degrees Fahrenheit), in the town of Divnogorsk, 38 km (24 miles) south of Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk January 28, 2011. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin </p>

Members of a winter swimming club jump on an embankment to heat up before getting into the icy waters of the Yenisei River, with the air temperature at about -13 degrees Celsius (8.6 degrees Fahrenheit), in the town of Divnogorsk, 38 km (24 miles)...more

Members of a winter swimming club jump on an embankment to heat up before getting into the icy waters of the Yenisei River, with the air temperature at about -13 degrees Celsius (8.6 degrees Fahrenheit), in the town of Divnogorsk, 38 km (24 miles) south of Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk January 28, 2011. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

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<p>A dog takes part in a costume show in Minsk, Belarus, January 30, 2011. REUTERS/Vladimir Nikolsky </p>

A dog takes part in a costume show in Minsk, Belarus, January 30, 2011. REUTERS/Vladimir Nikolsky

A dog takes part in a costume show in Minsk, Belarus, January 30, 2011. REUTERS/Vladimir Nikolsky

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<p>A worker puts finishing touches on a mask of Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi at a factory assembly line in Sao Goncalo near Rio de Janeiro February 3, 2011. The masks are manufactured for sale to stores specializing in selling costume items to carnival revellers in Rio. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes </p>

A worker puts finishing touches on a mask of Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi at a factory assembly line in Sao Goncalo near Rio de Janeiro February 3, 2011. The masks are manufactured for sale to stores specializing in selling costume items...more

A worker puts finishing touches on a mask of Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi at a factory assembly line in Sao Goncalo near Rio de Janeiro February 3, 2011. The masks are manufactured for sale to stores specializing in selling costume items to carnival revellers in Rio. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

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<p>Tomas, a lost Humboldt penguin, walks at the headquarters of the police Salvage Unit in Chorrillos, before it is transferred to a penguin colony on San Lorenzo Island January 26, 2011. Tomas was rescued by lifeguards on Sunday after losing his way and landing at the beach of Agua Dulce in the Lima district of Chorrillos. Humboldt penguins, poached for meat and sought after as household pets, are considered an endangered species according the Peruvian Ministry of Agriculture. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo</p>

Tomas, a lost Humboldt penguin, walks at the headquarters of the police Salvage Unit in Chorrillos, before it is transferred to a penguin colony on San Lorenzo Island January 26, 2011. Tomas was rescued by lifeguards on Sunday after losing his way...more

Tomas, a lost Humboldt penguin, walks at the headquarters of the police Salvage Unit in Chorrillos, before it is transferred to a penguin colony on San Lorenzo Island January 26, 2011. Tomas was rescued by lifeguards on Sunday after losing his way and landing at the beach of Agua Dulce in the Lima district of Chorrillos. Humboldt penguins, poached for meat and sought after as household pets, are considered an endangered species according the Peruvian Ministry of Agriculture. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo

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<p>A museum employee poses with taxidermied mating rabbits at the "Sexual Nature" exhibition in the Natural History Museum in London February 9, 2011. The exhibition features 100 specimens from the Museum, a giant interactive seduction-themed poetry wall for visitors and a series of short films directed by Isabella Rossellini entitled "Green Porno". REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett </p>

A museum employee poses with taxidermied mating rabbits at the "Sexual Nature" exhibition in the Natural History Museum in London February 9, 2011. The exhibition features 100 specimens from the Museum, a giant interactive seduction-themed poetry...more

A museum employee poses with taxidermied mating rabbits at the "Sexual Nature" exhibition in the Natural History Museum in London February 9, 2011. The exhibition features 100 specimens from the Museum, a giant interactive seduction-themed poetry wall for visitors and a series of short films directed by Isabella Rossellini entitled "Green Porno". REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

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