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<p>Houses are swept by water following a tsunami and earthquake in Natori City in northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeast Japan on Friday, causing many injuries, fires and a ten-metre (33-ft) tsunami along parts of the country's coastline. REUTERS/KYODO </p>

Houses are swept by water following a tsunami and earthquake in Natori City in northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeast Japan on Friday, causing many injuries, fires and a ten-metre (33-ft) tsunami along parts of...more

Houses are swept by water following a tsunami and earthquake in Natori City in northeastern Japan March 11, 2011. A massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeast Japan on Friday, causing many injuries, fires and a ten-metre (33-ft) tsunami along parts of the country's coastline. REUTERS/KYODO

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<p>A rebel fighter fires a rocket-propelled grenade launcher in front of a gas storage terminal during a battle on the road between Ras Lanuf and Bin Jiwad, March 9, 2011.  REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic </p>

A rebel fighter fires a rocket-propelled grenade launcher in front of a gas storage terminal during a battle on the road between Ras Lanuf and Bin Jiwad, March 9, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A rebel fighter fires a rocket-propelled grenade launcher in front of a gas storage terminal during a battle on the road between Ras Lanuf and Bin Jiwad, March 9, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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<p>A trader salvages a crate of soda as fire engulfs the Deep Sea slum in the Parklands area of Kenya's capital Nairobi, March 8, 2011, displacing thousands of residents. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya </p>

A trader salvages a crate of soda as fire engulfs the Deep Sea slum in the Parklands area of Kenya's capital Nairobi, March 8, 2011, displacing thousands of residents. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

A trader salvages a crate of soda as fire engulfs the Deep Sea slum in the Parklands area of Kenya's capital Nairobi, March 8, 2011, displacing thousands of residents. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

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<p>Protestors take over the State Capitol in Madison, Wisconsin March 10, 2011. REUTERS/Darren Hauck </p>

Protestors take over the State Capitol in Madison, Wisconsin March 10, 2011. REUTERS/Darren Hauck

Protestors take over the State Capitol in Madison, Wisconsin March 10, 2011. REUTERS/Darren Hauck

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<p>Karima Delli, a French member of the Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance, is disguised as a man to mark International Women's Day as she takes part in a voting session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, March 8, 2011. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler </p>

Karima Delli, a French member of the Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance, is disguised as a man to mark International Women's Day as she takes part in a voting session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, March 8, 2011. REUTERS/Vincent...more

Karima Delli, a French member of the Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance, is disguised as a man to mark International Women's Day as she takes part in a voting session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, March 8, 2011. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

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<p>A trader works with three telephone receivers in the crude oil and natural gas options pit on the floor of the New York Mercantile Exchange March 7, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson </p>

A trader works with three telephone receivers in the crude oil and natural gas options pit on the floor of the New York Mercantile Exchange March 7, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A trader works with three telephone receivers in the crude oil and natural gas options pit on the floor of the New York Mercantile Exchange March 7, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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<p>A reveler of the Caboclo block takes part in a Carnival parade in the colonial city of Olinda, Pernambuco State, March 7, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Silva </p>

A reveler of the Caboclo block takes part in a Carnival parade in the colonial city of Olinda, Pernambuco State, March 7, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A reveler of the Caboclo block takes part in a Carnival parade in the colonial city of Olinda, Pernambuco State, March 7, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

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<p>A child waits to take part in a samba parade during a carnival in Sesimbra village March 8, 2011. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante </p>

A child waits to take part in a samba parade during a carnival in Sesimbra village March 8, 2011. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

A child waits to take part in a samba parade during a carnival in Sesimbra village March 8, 2011. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

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<p>Transvestite Tiffany, 19, shows a scar of a knife attack in Tegucigalpa March 10, 2011. According to leaders of LGBT organizations (lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders), 34 people have been murdered in the last 18 months. The U.S. embassy and United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) have requested the government to investigate the murders and safeguard the rights of the LGBT community, local media reported. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido </p>

Transvestite Tiffany, 19, shows a scar of a knife attack in Tegucigalpa March 10, 2011. According to leaders of LGBT organizations (lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders), 34 people have been murdered in the last 18 months. The U.S. embassy and...more

Transvestite Tiffany, 19, shows a scar of a knife attack in Tegucigalpa March 10, 2011. According to leaders of LGBT organizations (lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders), 34 people have been murdered in the last 18 months. The U.S. embassy and United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) have requested the government to investigate the murders and safeguard the rights of the LGBT community, local media reported. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

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<p>A portrait of Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan hangs on a wall in Lagos March 9, 2011. REUTERS/Joseph Penney </p>

A portrait of Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan hangs on a wall in Lagos March 9, 2011. REUTERS/Joseph Penney

A portrait of Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan hangs on a wall in Lagos March 9, 2011. REUTERS/Joseph Penney

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<p>Relatives of a rebel killed in clashes with forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in Ras Lanuf, mourn during his funeral in Benghazi March 9, 2011. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem </p>

Relatives of a rebel killed in clashes with forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in Ras Lanuf, mourn during his funeral in Benghazi March 9, 2011. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Relatives of a rebel killed in clashes with forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in Ras Lanuf, mourn during his funeral in Benghazi March 9, 2011. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

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<p>Anti-riot police face off with protesters in Saudi Arabia's eastern Gulf coast town of Qatif March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer </p>

Anti-riot police face off with protesters in Saudi Arabia's eastern Gulf coast town of Qatif March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer

Anti-riot police face off with protesters in Saudi Arabia's eastern Gulf coast town of Qatif March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>A nurse (L) adjusts intravenous drips for patients at a hospital in Suining, Sichuan province, March 9, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer </p>

A nurse (L) adjusts intravenous drips for patients at a hospital in Suining, Sichuan province, March 9, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer

A nurse (L) adjusts intravenous drips for patients at a hospital in Suining, Sichuan province, March 9, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>A boy bowls a ball in a street, as a crowd of people watch, in Chittagong, Bangladesh, March 8, 2011. REUTERS/Philip Brown </p>

A boy bowls a ball in a street, as a crowd of people watch, in Chittagong, Bangladesh, March 8, 2011. REUTERS/Philip Brown

A boy bowls a ball in a street, as a crowd of people watch, in Chittagong, Bangladesh, March 8, 2011. REUTERS/Philip Brown

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<p>Brittny McCarthy (L), 32, and Adam Schomer, 35, watch the sun set in Santa Monica, California March 7, 2011. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson </p>

Brittny McCarthy (L), 32, and Adam Schomer, 35, watch the sun set in Santa Monica, California March 7, 2011. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Brittny McCarthy (L), 32, and Adam Schomer, 35, watch the sun set in Santa Monica, California March 7, 2011. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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<p>Tessa Worley of France leaves a track after she fell during the women's Alpine skiing World Cup giant slalom event in Spindleruv Mlyn, Czech Republic, March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Petr Josek </p>

Tessa Worley of France leaves a track after she fell during the women's Alpine skiing World Cup giant slalom event in Spindleruv Mlyn, Czech Republic, March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Petr Josek

Tessa Worley of France leaves a track after she fell during the women's Alpine skiing World Cup giant slalom event in Spindleruv Mlyn, Czech Republic, March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Petr Josek

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<p>An Afghan shopkeeper looks at a U.S. soldier patrolling in Yahya Khel, a town in Paktika province February 23, 2011. Insurgents are exploiting a governance vacuum in Afghanistan's remote eastern hinterland, finding funds and safe haven to fuel an escalating war against NATO-led forces. REUTERS/Matt Robinson </p>

An Afghan shopkeeper looks at a U.S. soldier patrolling in Yahya Khel, a town in Paktika province February 23, 2011. Insurgents are exploiting a governance vacuum in Afghanistan's remote eastern hinterland, finding funds and safe haven to fuel an...more

An Afghan shopkeeper looks at a U.S. soldier patrolling in Yahya Khel, a town in Paktika province February 23, 2011. Insurgents are exploiting a governance vacuum in Afghanistan's remote eastern hinterland, finding funds and safe haven to fuel an escalating war against NATO-led forces. REUTERS/Matt Robinson

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<p>New Volkswagen models Golf Cabriolet and Passat are stored at the 'CarTowers' in the theme park 'Autostadt' next to the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg March 9, 2011. REUTERS/Christian Charisius </p>

New Volkswagen models Golf Cabriolet and Passat are stored at the 'CarTowers' in the theme park 'Autostadt' next to the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg March 9, 2011. REUTERS/Christian Charisius

New Volkswagen models Golf Cabriolet and Passat are stored at the 'CarTowers' in the theme park 'Autostadt' next to the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg March 9, 2011. REUTERS/Christian Charisius

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<p>British model Kate Moss presents creation by U.S. designer Marc Jacobs as part of his Fall-Winter 2011/2012 women's ready-to-wear fashion collection for French fashion house Louis Vuitton during Paris Fashion Week March 9, 2011. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier </p>

British model Kate Moss presents creation by U.S. designer Marc Jacobs as part of his Fall-Winter 2011/2012 women's ready-to-wear fashion collection for French fashion house Louis Vuitton during Paris Fashion Week March 9, 2011. REUTERS/Benoit...more

British model Kate Moss presents creation by U.S. designer Marc Jacobs as part of his Fall-Winter 2011/2012 women's ready-to-wear fashion collection for French fashion house Louis Vuitton during Paris Fashion Week March 9, 2011. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

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<p>An anti-Gaddafi rebel prays and chants along a road during clashes with pro-Qaddafi forces near Ras Lanuf March 8, 2011. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih </p>

An anti-Gaddafi rebel prays and chants along a road during clashes with pro-Qaddafi forces near Ras Lanuf March 8, 2011. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

An anti-Gaddafi rebel prays and chants along a road during clashes with pro-Qaddafi forces near Ras Lanuf March 8, 2011. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

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