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<p>Handler Ernesto Lara holds up Banana Joe, an Affenpinscher, who won the Best in Show at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in New York, February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Segar</p>

Handler Ernesto Lara holds up Banana Joe, an Affenpinscher, who won the Best in Show at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in New York, February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Handler Ernesto Lara holds up Banana Joe, an Affenpinscher, who won the Best in Show at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in New York, February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Segar

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<p>Banana Joe, an Affenpinscher, stands beside its trophy after winning the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in New York, February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton</p>

Banana Joe, an Affenpinscher, stands beside its trophy after winning the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in New York, February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Banana Joe, an Affenpinscher, stands beside its trophy after winning the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in New York, February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

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<p>Oakley, a German Wirehaired Pointer, stands before winning the Sporting Group at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in New York, February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton</p>

Oakley, a German Wirehaired Pointer, stands before winning the Sporting Group at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in New York, February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Oakley, a German Wirehaired Pointer, stands before winning the Sporting Group at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in New York, February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

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<p>A Skye Terrier is judged during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 12, 2013.REUTERS/Carlo Allegri</p>

A Skye Terrier is judged during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 12, 2013.REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A Skye Terrier is judged during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 12, 2013.REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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<p>Aristocrat, a St. Bernard from Hopewell, New Jersey, sits with a fan blowing on him as he waits with his owner Linda Baker in the benching area prior to judging in the Working Group at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in New York, February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Segar</p>

Aristocrat, a St. Bernard from Hopewell, New Jersey, sits with a fan blowing on him as he waits with his owner Linda Baker in the benching area prior to judging in the Working Group at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square...more

Aristocrat, a St. Bernard from Hopewell, New Jersey, sits with a fan blowing on him as he waits with his owner Linda Baker in the benching area prior to judging in the Working Group at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in New York, February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Segar

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<p>Jasper, a two-year-old Shih Tzu, is groomed during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Keith Bedford</p>

Jasper, a two-year-old Shih Tzu, is groomed during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Keith Bedford

Jasper, a two-year-old Shih Tzu, is groomed during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Keith Bedford

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<p>Attendees watch judging take place during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson</p>

Attendees watch judging take place during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Attendees watch judging take place during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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<p>A handler carries a Shih Tzu to the judging table during competition at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 11, 2013.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson</p>

A handler carries a Shih Tzu to the judging table during competition at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A handler carries a Shih Tzu to the judging table during competition at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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<p>Chino, an Afghan Hound from Sweden who is a champion in 14 countries and who won best in breed in the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in 2012, drinks from a glass held by his handler during a press conference ahead of the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 7, 2013.  REUTERS/Mike Segar</p>

Chino, an Afghan Hound from Sweden who is a champion in 14 countries and who won best in breed in the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in 2012, drinks from a glass held by his handler during a press conference ahead of the 137th Westminster Kennel...more

Chino, an Afghan Hound from Sweden who is a champion in 14 countries and who won best in breed in the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in 2012, drinks from a glass held by his handler during a press conference ahead of the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Segar

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<p>A woman pulls a cart with an English Bulldog on it towards the judging area of the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 11, 2013.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson</p>

A woman pulls a cart with an English Bulldog on it towards the judging area of the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A woman pulls a cart with an English Bulldog on it towards the judging area of the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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<p>A man grooms a dog during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri</p>

A man grooms a dog during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

A man grooms a dog during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 12, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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<p>Dogs use the indoor bathroom at the dog spa in the basement of the Hotel Pennsylvania in advance of the Westminster Dog Show in New York, February 10, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri</p>

Dogs use the indoor bathroom at the dog spa in the basement of the Hotel Pennsylvania in advance of the Westminster Dog Show in New York, February 10, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Dogs use the indoor bathroom at the dog spa in the basement of the Hotel Pennsylvania in advance of the Westminster Dog Show in New York, February 10, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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<p>Looker, a Shih Tzu, is judged during competition in the Toy Group at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in New York, February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Segar</p>

Looker, a Shih Tzu, is judged during competition in the Toy Group at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in New York, February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Looker, a Shih Tzu, is judged during competition in the Toy Group at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in New York, February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Segar

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<p>Jamie Danelson sits in the staging area with her Briard, Cumano of the Coastline, while waiting to show during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson</p>

Jamie Danelson sits in the staging area with her Briard, Cumano of the Coastline, while waiting to show during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Jamie Danelson sits in the staging area with her Briard, Cumano of the Coastline, while waiting to show during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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<p>A Shih Tzu lies on the ground during competition at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson</p>

A Shih Tzu lies on the ground during competition at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A Shih Tzu lies on the ground during competition at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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<p>Angel, a two-year-old toy poodle, leans against her cage during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 11, 2013. More than 2,700 prized dogs will be on display at the annual canine competition. Two new breeds, the Russell terrier and the Treeing Walker coonhound, will be introduced in the contest. REUTERS/Keith Bedford</p>

Angel, a two-year-old toy poodle, leans against her cage during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 11, 2013. More than 2,700 prized dogs will be on display at the annual canine competition. Two new breeds, the Russell...more

Angel, a two-year-old toy poodle, leans against her cage during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 11, 2013. More than 2,700 prized dogs will be on display at the annual canine competition. Two new breeds, the Russell terrier and the Treeing Walker coonhound, will be introduced in the contest. REUTERS/Keith Bedford

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<p>Leslie Simis grooms her dog Sharona, a Miniature Poodle, at the dog spa at the Hotel Pennsylvania in advance of the Westminster Dog Show in New York, February 10, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri</p>

Leslie Simis grooms her dog Sharona, a Miniature Poodle, at the dog spa at the Hotel Pennsylvania in advance of the Westminster Dog Show in New York, February 10, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Leslie Simis grooms her dog Sharona, a Miniature Poodle, at the dog spa at the Hotel Pennsylvania in advance of the Westminster Dog Show in New York, February 10, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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<p>Karen Norton of Toronto, runs her dog Godric, a Chinese Crested, on a treadmill in the dog spa at the Hotel Pennsylvania in advance of the Westminster Dog Show in New York, February 10, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri</p>

Karen Norton of Toronto, runs her dog Godric, a Chinese Crested, on a treadmill in the dog spa at the Hotel Pennsylvania in advance of the Westminster Dog Show in New York, February 10, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Karen Norton of Toronto, runs her dog Godric, a Chinese Crested, on a treadmill in the dog spa at the Hotel Pennsylvania in advance of the Westminster Dog Show in New York, February 10, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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<p>A handler carries a Yorkshire Terrier to the judging table during competition at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson</p>

A handler carries a Yorkshire Terrier to the judging table during competition at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A handler carries a Yorkshire Terrier to the judging table during competition at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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<p>Halli, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel from Germany, stands atop his cage as he waits in the benching area prior to the first night of Group judging during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in New York, February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Segar</p>

Halli, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel from Germany, stands atop his cage as he waits in the benching area prior to the first night of Group judging during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in New York, February 11,...more

Halli, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel from Germany, stands atop his cage as he waits in the benching area prior to the first night of Group judging during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in New York, February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Segar

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<p>A groomer cuts hair around the paws of a Pomeranian in the staging area at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 11, 2013.
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A groomer cuts hair around the paws of a Pomeranian in the staging area at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A groomer cuts hair around the paws of a Pomeranian in the staging area at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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<p>Jessica Rentro straightens the tail of her Treeing Walker coonhound Paris during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 11, 2013.  REUTERS/Keith Bedford</p>

Jessica Rentro straightens the tail of her Treeing Walker coonhound Paris during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Keith Bedford

Jessica Rentro straightens the tail of her Treeing Walker coonhound Paris during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Keith Bedford

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<p>Teddy, a 4-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, has his ears wrapped during 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Keith Bedford</p>

Teddy, a 4-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, has his ears wrapped during 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Keith Bedford

Teddy, a 4-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, has his ears wrapped during 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Keith Bedford

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<p>A woman kisses a Beagle after judging at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson</p>

A woman kisses a Beagle after judging at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A woman kisses a Beagle after judging at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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<p>An Old English Sheepdog waits to be groomed in the staging area of the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson</p>

An Old English Sheepdog waits to be groomed in the staging area of the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

An Old English Sheepdog waits to be groomed in the staging area of the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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<p>Handler Beth Snedegar celebrates with Stackem Ups Best Kept Secret, a Treeing Walker Coonhound, after winning the breed's first Best of Breed at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 11, 2013.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson</p>

Handler Beth Snedegar celebrates with Stackem Ups Best Kept Secret, a Treeing Walker Coonhound, after winning the breed's first Best of Breed at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Handler Beth Snedegar celebrates with Stackem Ups Best Kept Secret, a Treeing Walker Coonhound, after winning the breed's first Best of Breed at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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<p>A handler greets her Treeing Walker Coonhound during the breed's first Best of Breed competition at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson</p>

A handler greets her Treeing Walker Coonhound during the breed's first Best of Breed competition at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A handler greets her Treeing Walker Coonhound during the breed's first Best of Breed competition at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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<p>Jessica Rentro kisses her Treeing Walker Coonhound, Paris, during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 11, 2013.  REUTERS/Keith Bedford</p>

Jessica Rentro kisses her Treeing Walker Coonhound, Paris, during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Keith Bedford

Jessica Rentro kisses her Treeing Walker Coonhound, Paris, during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Keith Bedford

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<p>Handler Carol Herr reacts after winning best of breed with a Beagle named Encore's Rerun of Roirdan during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson</p>

Handler Carol Herr reacts after winning best of breed with a Beagle named Encore's Rerun of Roirdan during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Handler Carol Herr reacts after winning best of breed with a Beagle named Encore's Rerun of Roirdan during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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<p>Bonnie Hammond Brown grooms her dog Tuiyok, an American Eskimo, at the dog spa at the Hotel Pennsylvania in advance of the Westminster Dog Show in New York, February 10, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri</p>

Bonnie Hammond Brown grooms her dog Tuiyok, an American Eskimo, at the dog spa at the Hotel Pennsylvania in advance of the Westminster Dog Show in New York, February 10, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Bonnie Hammond Brown grooms her dog Tuiyok, an American Eskimo, at the dog spa at the Hotel Pennsylvania in advance of the Westminster Dog Show in New York, February 10, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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<p>Dui, an Otterhound from Chicago, stands next to his owner Kallie Gonzalez in the benching area prior to the first night of Group judging during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in New York, February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Segar</p>

Dui, an Otterhound from Chicago, stands next to his owner Kallie Gonzalez in the benching area prior to the first night of Group judging during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in New York, February 11, 2013....more

Dui, an Otterhound from Chicago, stands next to his owner Kallie Gonzalez in the benching area prior to the first night of Group judging during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in New York, February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Segar

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<p>A judge and handler feel the musculature of an English Bulldog during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson</p>

A judge and handler feel the musculature of an English Bulldog during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A judge and handler feel the musculature of an English Bulldog during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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<p>GCH Palacegarden Malachy, a Pekingese which who won Best in Show in the 136th Westminster Kennel Cub Dog show in 2012, is introduced during a press conference ahead of the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Segar</p>

GCH Palacegarden Malachy, a Pekingese which who won Best in Show in the 136th Westminster Kennel Cub Dog show in 2012, is introduced during a press conference ahead of the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 7, 2013....more

GCH Palacegarden Malachy, a Pekingese which who won Best in Show in the 136th Westminster Kennel Cub Dog show in 2012, is introduced during a press conference ahead of the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Segar

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<p>Paris, a Treeing Walker Coonhound, runs on a treadmill at the dog spa in the basement of the Hotel Pennsylvania in advance of the Westminster Dog Show in New York, February 10, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri</p>

Paris, a Treeing Walker Coonhound, runs on a treadmill at the dog spa in the basement of the Hotel Pennsylvania in advance of the Westminster Dog Show in New York, February 10, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Paris, a Treeing Walker Coonhound, runs on a treadmill at the dog spa in the basement of the Hotel Pennsylvania in advance of the Westminster Dog Show in New York, February 10, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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<p>A man holds his Smooth Coat Chihuahua in the staging area at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 11, 2013. 

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A man holds his Smooth Coat Chihuahua in the staging area at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A man holds his Smooth Coat Chihuahua in the staging area at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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