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<p>A Palestinian keeps guard during a rally marking the 25th anniversary of the founding of Hamas, in Gaza City December 8, 2012. After receiving a hero's welcome on his return from decades in exile, Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal will attend a rally in Gaza on Saturday to mark the founding of his Islamist group and celebrate "victory" over Israel. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem </p>

A Palestinian keeps guard during a rally marking the 25th anniversary of the founding of Hamas, in Gaza City December 8, 2012. After receiving a hero's welcome on his return from decades in exile, Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal will attend a rally in...more

A Palestinian keeps guard during a rally marking the 25th anniversary of the founding of Hamas, in Gaza City December 8, 2012. After receiving a hero's welcome on his return from decades in exile, Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal will attend a rally in Gaza on Saturday to mark the founding of his Islamist group and celebrate "victory" over Israel. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

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<p>Arsenal's Mikel Arteta (top) challenges West Bromwich Albion's Markus Rosenberg during their English Premier League soccer match at the Emirates stadium in London December 8, 2012. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez </p>

Arsenal's Mikel Arteta (top) challenges West Bromwich Albion's Markus Rosenberg during their English Premier League soccer match at the Emirates stadium in London December 8, 2012. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Arsenal's Mikel Arteta (top) challenges West Bromwich Albion's Markus Rosenberg during their English Premier League soccer match at the Emirates stadium in London December 8, 2012. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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<p>A woman releases tear gas to disrupt a gay rights rally in Kiev December 8, 2012. Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community clashed with people against them during the rally, held to support the rights of LGBTs. REUTERS/Anatolii Stepanov </p>

A woman releases tear gas to disrupt a gay rights rally in Kiev December 8, 2012. Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community clashed with people against them during the rally, held to support the rights of LGBTs....more

A woman releases tear gas to disrupt a gay rights rally in Kiev December 8, 2012. Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community clashed with people against them during the rally, held to support the rights of LGBTs. REUTERS/Anatolii Stepanov

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<p>Singer Ne-Yo performs during the Z100 Jingle Ball at Madison Square Gardens in New York, December 7, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri </p>

Singer Ne-Yo performs during the Z100 Jingle Ball at Madison Square Gardens in New York, December 7, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Singer Ne-Yo performs during the Z100 Jingle Ball at Madison Square Gardens in New York, December 7, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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<p>A framed portrait of Muslim Brotherhood founder Hassan Al-Banna lies on a chair in a ransacked room at the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters, which was attacked two days ago, in Cairo December 8, 2012. A senior Muslim Brotherhood official said on Saturday a statement by Egypt's military calling for dialogue was a welcome step in helping to end a political crisis that did not take sides. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh</p>

A framed portrait of Muslim Brotherhood founder Hassan Al-Banna lies on a chair in a ransacked room at the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters, which was attacked two days ago, in Cairo December 8, 2012. A senior Muslim Brotherhood official said on...more

A framed portrait of Muslim Brotherhood founder Hassan Al-Banna lies on a chair in a ransacked room at the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters, which was attacked two days ago, in Cairo December 8, 2012. A senior Muslim Brotherhood official said on Saturday a statement by Egypt's military calling for dialogue was a welcome step in helping to end a political crisis that did not take sides. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

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<p>Members of the media surround Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti (C) upon his arrival at the World Policy Conference in Cannes December 8, 2012. The World Policy Conference is devoted to the issue of global governance in all its aspects and takes place from December 7 to 10. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard </p>

Members of the media surround Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti (C) upon his arrival at the World Policy Conference in Cannes December 8, 2012. The World Policy Conference is devoted to the issue of global governance in all its aspects and takes...more

Members of the media surround Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti (C) upon his arrival at the World Policy Conference in Cannes December 8, 2012. The World Policy Conference is devoted to the issue of global governance in all its aspects and takes place from December 7 to 10. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

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<p>People, some showing four fingers on one hand, look up towards a police helicopter (not seen) as they protest against new voting rules in Kuwait city December 8, 2012. Tens of thousands of Kuwaitis marched in peaceful protest against a parliament elected last week in the Gulf Arab state under voting rules deemed unfair by the opposition. Rule changes passed by decree in October, which reduced the number of votes per citizen to one from four, have prompted a spate of demonstrations and led the opposition to boycott the December 1 election. REUTERS/Stephanie McGehee </p>

People, some showing four fingers on one hand, look up towards a police helicopter (not seen) as they protest against new voting rules in Kuwait city December 8, 2012. Tens of thousands of Kuwaitis marched in peaceful protest against a parliament...more

People, some showing four fingers on one hand, look up towards a police helicopter (not seen) as they protest against new voting rules in Kuwait city December 8, 2012. Tens of thousands of Kuwaitis marched in peaceful protest against a parliament elected last week in the Gulf Arab state under voting rules deemed unfair by the opposition. Rule changes passed by decree in October, which reduced the number of votes per citizen to one from four, have prompted a spate of demonstrations and led the opposition to boycott the December 1 election. REUTERS/Stephanie McGehee

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<p>West Bromwich Albion's Steven Reid shouts at Arsenal's Santi Cazorla after Cazorla won a penalty during their English Premier League soccer match at the Emirates stadium in London December 8, 2012. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez </p>

West Bromwich Albion's Steven Reid shouts at Arsenal's Santi Cazorla after Cazorla won a penalty during their English Premier League soccer match at the Emirates stadium in London December 8, 2012. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

West Bromwich Albion's Steven Reid shouts at Arsenal's Santi Cazorla after Cazorla won a penalty during their English Premier League soccer match at the Emirates stadium in London December 8, 2012. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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<p>The wreckage of a small aircraft is pictured in Woelfersheim, in the German province of Hessen December 8, 2012. Eight people died after two aircrafts collided in the air on Saturday. The cause of the collision is not yet known. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner </p>

The wreckage of a small aircraft is pictured in Woelfersheim, in the German province of Hessen December 8, 2012. Eight people died after two aircrafts collided in the air on Saturday. The cause of the collision is not yet known. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner...more

The wreckage of a small aircraft is pictured in Woelfersheim, in the German province of Hessen December 8, 2012. Eight people died after two aircrafts collided in the air on Saturday. The cause of the collision is not yet known. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

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<p>Boys watch German Bundeswehr army soldiers with the Quick Reaction Unit (QRU) during a joint patrol with the Afghan National Army (ANA) in the village of Mulla Kehyl near Baghlan, northern Afghanistan December 8, 2012. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch</p>

Boys watch German Bundeswehr army soldiers with the Quick Reaction Unit (QRU) during a joint patrol with the Afghan National Army (ANA) in the village of Mulla Kehyl near Baghlan, northern Afghanistan December 8, 2012. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Boys watch German Bundeswehr army soldiers with the Quick Reaction Unit (QRU) during a joint patrol with the Afghan National Army (ANA) in the village of Mulla Kehyl near Baghlan, northern Afghanistan December 8, 2012. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

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<p>A man take a picture of a mural of Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi and with Arabic words that reads "Leave" on the wall of the presidential palace in Cairo, December 8, 2012. Egypt's military, stepping into a crisis pitting Islamist President Mohamed Mursi against opponents who accuse him of grabbing excessive power, said on Saturday only dialogue could avert "catastrophe".The Arabic words read, "No, the brotherhood's constitution, It's valid ". REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh </p>

A man take a picture of a mural of Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi and with Arabic words that reads "Leave" on the wall of the presidential palace in Cairo, December 8, 2012. Egypt's military, stepping into a crisis pitting Islamist President Mohamed...more

A man take a picture of a mural of Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi and with Arabic words that reads "Leave" on the wall of the presidential palace in Cairo, December 8, 2012. Egypt's military, stepping into a crisis pitting Islamist President Mohamed Mursi against opponents who accuse him of grabbing excessive power, said on Saturday only dialogue could avert "catastrophe".The Arabic words read, "No, the brotherhood's constitution, It's valid ". REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

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<p>Mothers hold their babies inside a damaged school turned into an evacuation centre for residents who were rendered homeless after their houses were swept by floodwaters at the height of Typhoon Bopha, in New Bataan town in Compostela Valley, southern Philippines December 8, 2012. Philippine President Benigno Aquino declared a state of national calamity on Saturday, four days after this year's strongest typhoon left nearly 1,000 people dead or missing mostly in the country's resource-rich south. REUTERS/Erik De Castro </p>

Mothers hold their babies inside a damaged school turned into an evacuation centre for residents who were rendered homeless after their houses were swept by floodwaters at the height of Typhoon Bopha, in New Bataan town in Compostela Valley, southern...more

Mothers hold their babies inside a damaged school turned into an evacuation centre for residents who were rendered homeless after their houses were swept by floodwaters at the height of Typhoon Bopha, in New Bataan town in Compostela Valley, southern Philippines December 8, 2012. Philippine President Benigno Aquino declared a state of national calamity on Saturday, four days after this year's strongest typhoon left nearly 1,000 people dead or missing mostly in the country's resource-rich south. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

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<p>Participants in the annual "Santa Speedo Run," a charity race through the streets of the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts leave the starting line December 8, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Snyder </p>

Participants in the annual "Santa Speedo Run," a charity race through the streets of the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts leave the starting line December 8, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Participants in the annual "Santa Speedo Run," a charity race through the streets of the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts leave the starting line December 8, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

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<p>Pakistan's President Asif Zardari meets with schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai (R) during his visit to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, central England December 8, 2012. Yousufzai, who was shot in the head at close range by the Pakistan Taliban in October as she left school in the Swat valley, was flown for specialist treatment at the hospital which has treated hundreds of British soldiers wounded in Afghanistan. REUTERS/Queen Elizabeth Hospital/Handout</p>

Pakistan's President Asif Zardari meets with schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai (R) during his visit to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, central England December 8, 2012. Yousufzai, who was shot in the head at close range by the Pakistan Taliban...more

Pakistan's President Asif Zardari meets with schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai (R) during his visit to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, central England December 8, 2012. Yousufzai, who was shot in the head at close range by the Pakistan Taliban in October as she left school in the Swat valley, was flown for specialist treatment at the hospital which has treated hundreds of British soldiers wounded in Afghanistan. REUTERS/Queen Elizabeth Hospital/Handout

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<p>Yuko Kavaguti and Alexander Smirnov of Russia perform during the pairs free skating competition at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in Sochi December 8, 2012. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor </p>

Yuko Kavaguti and Alexander Smirnov of Russia perform during the pairs free skating competition at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in Sochi December 8, 2012. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

Yuko Kavaguti and Alexander Smirnov of Russia perform during the pairs free skating competition at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in Sochi December 8, 2012. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

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<p>People pass by a referendum poster reading "We need work positions" in Zlatna, 420 km (257 miles) northwest of Bucharest, December 8, 2012. In the local referendum, due to be held on the same day as the country's general elections, residents are invited to state whether they agree with the relaunching of mining activities in the Apuseni Mountains, and the Rosia Montana extraction plan. The Rosia Montana Gold Corporation plans to open Europe's largest open cast gold mine in the town, and to use cyanide to mine 314 tonnes of gold and 1,500 tonnes of silver there. The plan is being strongly opposed by some locals, civic rights groups and ecologists. REUTERS/Radu Sigheti </p>

People pass by a referendum poster reading "We need work positions" in Zlatna, 420 km (257 miles) northwest of Bucharest, December 8, 2012. In the local referendum, due to be held on the same day as the country's general elections, residents are...more

People pass by a referendum poster reading "We need work positions" in Zlatna, 420 km (257 miles) northwest of Bucharest, December 8, 2012. In the local referendum, due to be held on the same day as the country's general elections, residents are invited to state whether they agree with the relaunching of mining activities in the Apuseni Mountains, and the Rosia Montana extraction plan. The Rosia Montana Gold Corporation plans to open Europe's largest open cast gold mine in the town, and to use cyanide to mine 314 tonnes of gold and 1,500 tonnes of silver there. The plan is being strongly opposed by some locals, civic rights groups and ecologists. REUTERS/Radu Sigheti

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<p>A snowmobiler flies through the air as part of the entertainment during the Monster Energy Snowmobile Freestyle tour at the World Cup Ski Cross race in Nakiska, Alberta, December 8, 2012. REUTERS/Todd Korol </p>

A snowmobiler flies through the air as part of the entertainment during the Monster Energy Snowmobile Freestyle tour at the World Cup Ski Cross race in Nakiska, Alberta, December 8, 2012. REUTERS/Todd Korol

A snowmobiler flies through the air as part of the entertainment during the Monster Energy Snowmobile Freestyle tour at the World Cup Ski Cross race in Nakiska, Alberta, December 8, 2012. REUTERS/Todd Korol

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<p>Women take pictures from a window of the Spanish embassy in Piazza di Spagna (Spain's Square) during the Immaculate Conception celebration prayer by Pope Benedict XVI in downtown Rome December 8, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi </p>

Women take pictures from a window of the Spanish embassy in Piazza di Spagna (Spain's Square) during the Immaculate Conception celebration prayer by Pope Benedict XVI in downtown Rome December 8, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Women take pictures from a window of the Spanish embassy in Piazza di Spagna (Spain's Square) during the Immaculate Conception celebration prayer by Pope Benedict XVI in downtown Rome December 8, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

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<p>Buddhist monks protest in support for monks who were injured during a copper mine riot in Mandalay December 8, 2012. Activists said at least 50 people had been injured when riot police moved in at the Monywa mine in the northwest region of Sagaing on November 29. That included more than 20 Buddhist monks, some with burns blamed on incendiary devices thrown by police. REUTERS/Stringer </p>

Buddhist monks protest in support for monks who were injured during a copper mine riot in Mandalay December 8, 2012. Activists said at least 50 people had been injured when riot police moved in at the Monywa mine in the northwest region of Sagaing on...more

Buddhist monks protest in support for monks who were injured during a copper mine riot in Mandalay December 8, 2012. Activists said at least 50 people had been injured when riot police moved in at the Monywa mine in the northwest region of Sagaing on November 29. That included more than 20 Buddhist monks, some with burns blamed on incendiary devices thrown by police. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>People stroll after a snow fall at the Chalet-a-Gobet in Lausanne December 8, 2012. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse </p>

People stroll after a snow fall at the Chalet-a-Gobet in Lausanne December 8, 2012. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

People stroll after a snow fall at the Chalet-a-Gobet in Lausanne December 8, 2012. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

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<p>A man holds up damaged electoral documents at the Odorkor police station where ballot boxes from Ablekuma polling stations are stored, in Accra December 8, 2012. Unidentified men destroyed and burned ballots and electoral documents in Ablekuma, local media reported. REUTERS/Luc Gnago</p>

A man holds up damaged electoral documents at the Odorkor police station where ballot boxes from Ablekuma polling stations are stored, in Accra December 8, 2012. Unidentified men destroyed and burned ballots and electoral documents in Ablekuma, local...more

A man holds up damaged electoral documents at the Odorkor police station where ballot boxes from Ablekuma polling stations are stored, in Accra December 8, 2012. Unidentified men destroyed and burned ballots and electoral documents in Ablekuma, local media reported. REUTERS/Luc Gnago

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<p>A child writes Christmas wishes on the world's longest letter addressed to Santa Claus during a Guinness World Record attempt in Pantelimon, near Bucharest December 8, 2012. The letter, at 1,500 meters long, hopes to establish a new Guinness World Record category, organizers said. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel </p>

A child writes Christmas wishes on the world's longest letter addressed to Santa Claus during a Guinness World Record attempt in Pantelimon, near Bucharest December 8, 2012. The letter, at 1,500 meters long, hopes to establish a new Guinness World...more

A child writes Christmas wishes on the world's longest letter addressed to Santa Claus during a Guinness World Record attempt in Pantelimon, near Bucharest December 8, 2012. The letter, at 1,500 meters long, hopes to establish a new Guinness World Record category, organizers said. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel

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<p>Wang An, 18, participates in a Latin dance class in Shanghai December 8, 2012. Wang An, who was born with Down Syndrome but dreams of being a professional dancer, has been practicing Latin dance for seven years. Wang has gained a silver medal from the International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA), which rates her as a medium-level amateur dancer. REUTER/Aly Song </p>

Wang An, 18, participates in a Latin dance class in Shanghai December 8, 2012. Wang An, who was born with Down Syndrome but dreams of being a professional dancer, has been practicing Latin dance for seven years. Wang has gained a silver medal from...more

Wang An, 18, participates in a Latin dance class in Shanghai December 8, 2012. Wang An, who was born with Down Syndrome but dreams of being a professional dancer, has been practicing Latin dance for seven years. Wang has gained a silver medal from the International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA), which rates her as a medium-level amateur dancer. REUTER/Aly Song

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<p>A runner warms up before taking part in the Santa Dash on the seafront in Brighton December 8, 2012. REUTERS/Kieran Doherty</p>

A runner warms up before taking part in the Santa Dash on the seafront in Brighton December 8, 2012. REUTERS/Kieran Doherty

A runner warms up before taking part in the Santa Dash on the seafront in Brighton December 8, 2012. REUTERS/Kieran Doherty

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