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<p>A sign, flag and flowers are seen outside a home honoring victims who died in the December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Connecticut December 19, 2012. 
REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton </p>

A sign, flag and flowers are seen outside a home honoring victims who died in the December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Connecticut December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A sign, flag and flowers are seen outside a home honoring victims who died in the December 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Connecticut December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

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<p>A girl throws away broken bricks while unloading bricks at a brick factory in Lalitpur, Nepal, December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar </p>

A girl throws away broken bricks while unloading bricks at a brick factory in Lalitpur, Nepal, December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

A girl throws away broken bricks while unloading bricks at a brick factory in Lalitpur, Nepal, December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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<p>Marked dead bodies are seen at a building site in Matale, a central town 142 km (88 miles) from the capital, Colombo, December 16, 2012. A mass grave unearthed in Sri Lanka has stirred memories of the country's bloody insurgencies and sparked calls for an official inquiry in the island nation that has drawn global scrutiny for its chequered human rights record. At a building site near a hospital in Matale, excavators have found the skeletons, or parts of the skeletons, of at least 59 people. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte </p>

Marked dead bodies are seen at a building site in Matale, a central town 142 km (88 miles) from the capital, Colombo, December 16, 2012. A mass grave unearthed in Sri Lanka has stirred memories of the country's bloody insurgencies and sparked calls...more

Marked dead bodies are seen at a building site in Matale, a central town 142 km (88 miles) from the capital, Colombo, December 16, 2012. A mass grave unearthed in Sri Lanka has stirred memories of the country's bloody insurgencies and sparked calls for an official inquiry in the island nation that has drawn global scrutiny for its chequered human rights record. At a building site near a hospital in Matale, excavators have found the skeletons, or parts of the skeletons, of at least 59 people. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

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<p>A teacher and her students try to shut a door against an intruder during an anti-violence exercise at a primary school in Jinan, Shandong province, December 18, 2012. The exercise was held four days after last Friday's knife attack at an primary school in Henan province, leaving more than 20 children and an elderly villager injured. Picture taken December 18, 2012. REUTERS/China Daily </p>

A teacher and her students try to shut a door against an intruder during an anti-violence exercise at a primary school in Jinan, Shandong province, December 18, 2012. The exercise was held four days after last Friday's knife attack at an primary...more

A teacher and her students try to shut a door against an intruder during an anti-violence exercise at a primary school in Jinan, Shandong province, December 18, 2012. The exercise was held four days after last Friday's knife attack at an primary school in Henan province, leaving more than 20 children and an elderly villager injured. Picture taken December 18, 2012. REUTERS/China Daily

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<p>A food seller prays at his stall near Sudirman Business District in Jakarta, December 19, 2012.
REUTERS/Beawiharta </p>

A food seller prays at his stall near Sudirman Business District in Jakarta, December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Beawiharta

A food seller prays at his stall near Sudirman Business District in Jakarta, December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Beawiharta

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<p>Amanda Curran, 18, daughter of Bullet Blocker inventor Joe Curran, demonstrates how to use a child's bulletproof backpack in the event of a shooting, outside Curran's home in Billerica, Massachusetts December 19, 2012. The child's bulletproof backpacks range in cost from $250 to $600, depending on the size of the backpack. According to Bullet Blocker Vice President of Business Operations Elmar Uy, their products stop 99.9% of bullets from all handguns. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi </p>

Amanda Curran, 18, daughter of Bullet Blocker inventor Joe Curran, demonstrates how to use a child's bulletproof backpack in the event of a shooting, outside Curran's home in Billerica, Massachusetts December 19, 2012. The child's bulletproof...more

Amanda Curran, 18, daughter of Bullet Blocker inventor Joe Curran, demonstrates how to use a child's bulletproof backpack in the event of a shooting, outside Curran's home in Billerica, Massachusetts December 19, 2012. The child's bulletproof backpacks range in cost from $250 to $600, depending on the size of the backpack. According to Bullet Blocker Vice President of Business Operations Elmar Uy, their products stop 99.9% of bullets from all handguns. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

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<p>A man walks past the BBC's New Broadcasting House in London December 19, 2012.  REUTERS/Luke MacGregor </p>

A man walks past the BBC's New Broadcasting House in London December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

A man walks past the BBC's New Broadcasting House in London December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

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<p>Australian MP Ian Hunter (R) and his partner Leith Semmens are showered with rice after their wedding in the town of Jun, southern Spain, December 19, 2012. Hunter told Australian media that the two had decided to marry in Spain as gay marriage is not legal in Australia. REUTERS/Pepe Marin </p>

Australian MP Ian Hunter (R) and his partner Leith Semmens are showered with rice after their wedding in the town of Jun, southern Spain, December 19, 2012. Hunter told Australian media that the two had decided to marry in Spain as gay marriage is...more

Australian MP Ian Hunter (R) and his partner Leith Semmens are showered with rice after their wedding in the town of Jun, southern Spain, December 19, 2012. Hunter told Australian media that the two had decided to marry in Spain as gay marriage is not legal in Australia. REUTERS/Pepe Marin

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<p>Health workers stage a chess round during a protest against Madrid's Health Sustainability Plan that they say will affect the quality of health care in Madrid December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Andrea Comas </p>

Health workers stage a chess round during a protest against Madrid's Health Sustainability Plan that they say will affect the quality of health care in Madrid December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Andrea Comas

Health workers stage a chess round during a protest against Madrid's Health Sustainability Plan that they say will affect the quality of health care in Madrid December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Andrea Comas

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<p>Onlookers examine the damage after a section of a road collapsed in Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski, southern Poland, December 19, 2012. A hole, measuring 10 metres (33 ft) deep and at least 50 metres (164 ft) wide, appeared on a road in Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski over Tuesday night, reported by local media. REUTERS/Pawel Malecki/Agencja Gazeta </p>

Onlookers examine the damage after a section of a road collapsed in Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski, southern Poland, December 19, 2012. A hole, measuring 10 metres (33 ft) deep and at least 50 metres (164 ft) wide, appeared on a road in Ostrowiec...more

Onlookers examine the damage after a section of a road collapsed in Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski, southern Poland, December 19, 2012. A hole, measuring 10 metres (33 ft) deep and at least 50 metres (164 ft) wide, appeared on a road in Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski over Tuesday night, reported by local media. REUTERS/Pawel Malecki/Agencja Gazeta

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<p>People eat pasta at a soup kitchen in a small square at Keratsini suburb, west of Athens December 13, 2012. 
REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis </p>

People eat pasta at a soup kitchen in a small square at Keratsini suburb, west of Athens December 13, 2012. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis

People eat pasta at a soup kitchen in a small square at Keratsini suburb, west of Athens December 13, 2012. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis

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<p>Chicago Bulls' Nate Robinson (R) goes to the basket against Boston Celtics' Jared Sullinger during the second half of their game in Chicago December 18, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Young </p>

Chicago Bulls' Nate Robinson (R) goes to the basket against Boston Celtics' Jared Sullinger during the second half of their game in Chicago December 18, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Young

Chicago Bulls' Nate Robinson (R) goes to the basket against Boston Celtics' Jared Sullinger during the second half of their game in Chicago December 18, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Young

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<p>A woman walks past graffiti which reads, "KA-CHING" near condominium buildings behind a lot of vacant land that is boarded up in Toronto September 21, 2012. REUTERS/Mark Blinch </p>

A woman walks past graffiti which reads, "KA-CHING" near condominium buildings behind a lot of vacant land that is boarded up in Toronto September 21, 2012. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

A woman walks past graffiti which reads, "KA-CHING" near condominium buildings behind a lot of vacant land that is boarded up in Toronto September 21, 2012. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

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<p>A woman is reflected on an untitled art work by Indian-born British artist Anish Kapoor at the Museum of Contemporary Art in central Sydney December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz </p>

A woman is reflected on an untitled art work by Indian-born British artist Anish Kapoor at the Museum of Contemporary Art in central Sydney December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz

A woman is reflected on an untitled art work by Indian-born British artist Anish Kapoor at the Museum of Contemporary Art in central Sydney December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz

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<p>A man walks as he carries a pinata in the shape of Santa Claus on the streets of downtown Guatemala City, December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez </p>

A man walks as he carries a pinata in the shape of Santa Claus on the streets of downtown Guatemala City, December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez

A man walks as he carries a pinata in the shape of Santa Claus on the streets of downtown Guatemala City, December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez

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<p>House Speaker John Boehner makes a brief statement to the media at the Capitol in Washington December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Gary Cameron </p>

House Speaker John Boehner makes a brief statement to the media at the Capitol in Washington December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

House Speaker John Boehner makes a brief statement to the media at the Capitol in Washington December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

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<p>An Afghan worker prepares to burn a pile of illegal narcotics in the outskirts of Jalalabad, December 19, 2012. Over 60 tons of narcotics were seized in the past nine months around east of Afghanistan by Afghan security forces, according to the police officers of Jalalabad province. REUTERS/Parwiz</p>

An Afghan worker prepares to burn a pile of illegal narcotics in the outskirts of Jalalabad, December 19, 2012. Over 60 tons of narcotics were seized in the past nine months around east of Afghanistan by Afghan security forces, according to the...more

An Afghan worker prepares to burn a pile of illegal narcotics in the outskirts of Jalalabad, December 19, 2012. Over 60 tons of narcotics were seized in the past nine months around east of Afghanistan by Afghan security forces, according to the police officers of Jalalabad province. REUTERS/Parwiz

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<p>Cambodian soldiers serving with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon attend a send-off ceremony at Pochentong Air Base in Phnom Penh December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Samrang Pring </p>

Cambodian soldiers serving with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon attend a send-off ceremony at Pochentong Air Base in Phnom Penh December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

Cambodian soldiers serving with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon attend a send-off ceremony at Pochentong Air Base in Phnom Penh December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

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<p>Confiscated weapons hang from a magnet before being destroyed at a foundry in Santiago December 19, 2012. Hundreds of firearms were destroyed as part of a government arms control program. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado</p>

Confiscated weapons hang from a magnet before being destroyed at a foundry in Santiago December 19, 2012. Hundreds of firearms were destroyed as part of a government arms control program. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

Confiscated weapons hang from a magnet before being destroyed at a foundry in Santiago December 19, 2012. Hundreds of firearms were destroyed as part of a government arms control program. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

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<p>A homeless man sleeps in downtown Lisbon December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante </p>

A homeless man sleeps in downtown Lisbon December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

A homeless man sleeps in downtown Lisbon December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

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<p>A man (C), waving a knife in his hand, chases a girl (R) as he enters an elementary school in Guangshan county, Henan province, in this still image from a December 14, 2012 surveillance video, released by local police December 18, 2012. Authorities on Monday confirmed the arrest of the 36-year-old Chinese man, Min Yongjun, suffering from epilepsy in connection with last Friday's knife attack at the elementary school. Min burst into an elderly woman's house near the school and stabbed her with a knife before rushing to the school and attacked more than 20 children, according to Ouyang Mingxing, deputy director of the Public Security Bureau of Guangshan County. Video taken December 14, 2012. REUTERS/CCTV via Reuters TV </p>

A man (C), waving a knife in his hand, chases a girl (R) as he enters an elementary school in Guangshan county, Henan province, in this still image from a December 14, 2012 surveillance video, released by local police December 18, 2012. Authorities...more

A man (C), waving a knife in his hand, chases a girl (R) as he enters an elementary school in Guangshan county, Henan province, in this still image from a December 14, 2012 surveillance video, released by local police December 18, 2012. Authorities on Monday confirmed the arrest of the 36-year-old Chinese man, Min Yongjun, suffering from epilepsy in connection with last Friday's knife attack at the elementary school. Min burst into an elderly woman's house near the school and stabbed her with a knife before rushing to the school and attacked more than 20 children, according to Ouyang Mingxing, deputy director of the Public Security Bureau of Guangshan County. Video taken December 14, 2012. REUTERS/CCTV via Reuters TV

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<p>A woman and young girl embrace as they watch the hearse carrying Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim Daniel Barden pass along Riverside Road in Sandy Hook village in Newtown, Connecticut December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Joshua Lott </p>

A woman and young girl embrace as they watch the hearse carrying Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim Daniel Barden pass along Riverside Road in Sandy Hook village in Newtown, Connecticut December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Joshua Lott

A woman and young girl embrace as they watch the hearse carrying Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim Daniel Barden pass along Riverside Road in Sandy Hook village in Newtown, Connecticut December 19, 2012. REUTERS/Joshua Lott

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<p>The Brooklynettes perform during introductions before the Brooklyn Nets play the Utah Jazz in their NBA basketball game in New York, December 18, 2012. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine </p>

The Brooklynettes perform during introductions before the Brooklyn Nets play the Utah Jazz in their NBA basketball game in New York, December 18, 2012. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine

The Brooklynettes perform during introductions before the Brooklyn Nets play the Utah Jazz in their NBA basketball game in New York, December 18, 2012. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine

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<p>Afghan policewomen attend shooting exercises at the Afghan National Police Academy shooting range, in Kabul, December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani </p>

Afghan policewomen attend shooting exercises at the Afghan National Police Academy shooting range, in Kabul, December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Afghan policewomen attend shooting exercises at the Afghan National Police Academy shooting range, in Kabul, December 9, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

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