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A surfer walks in from the ocean as a fog rolls in at Rockaway Beach in New York, October 4, 2009   REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A resident uses an improvised raft to transfer a pig from a backyard swine farm, after his house was affected by floodwaters caused by continuous rain brought by Typhoon Parma, in La Union province, north of Manila October 4, 2009.   REUTERS/Stringer

Baltimore Ravens fullback Le’Ron McClain wears a pink glove, for breast cancer awareness week, during warm-ups before the Ravens’ NFL game against the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Massachusetts October 4, 2009.     REUTERS/Brian Snyder

A man carries a box while walking down an alley as he returns home in an earthquake-destroyed district of Padang in Indonesia’s West Sumatra province October 4, 2009.  REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Guitarist Yao Lan of Chinese rock band ‘Second Hand Rose’ performs onstage at Modern Sky Music Festival in Beijing October 4, 2009. The four-day-long Modern Sky Music Festival opened in the Chaoyang Park from Sunday, presenting such popular Chinese rock bands such as “Second Hand Rose” and “New Pants”.  REUTERS/Grace Liang

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School children dressed as Mahatma Gandhi take part in a cultural program on the eve of Gandhi’s 140th birth anniversary, in the central Indian city of Bhopal October 1, 2009. REUTERS/Raj Patidar

Palestinian boys walk past a mural depicting captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, in Gaza city October 1, 2009. Israel will free 20 Palestinian women from jail as early as Friday in exchange for a videotape from Hamas proving the Israeli soldier held in the Gaza Strip since 2006 is alive, officials on both sides said on Wednesday.   REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

A view of China’s 60th anniversary parade in Beijing, China, in this satellite image taken and released on October 1, 2009.  REUTERS/DigitalGlobe

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Helicopters from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) air force fly in formation during a massive parade to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, in Beijing October 1, 2009.  REUTERS/David Gray

A man pauses in Tsunami destroyed Maninoa Siumu on the southern coast of Western Samoa September 30, 2009.     REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

An injured girl cries during an evacuation after an earthquake hit Padang, Indonesia’s Sumatra island September 30, 2009.   REUTERS/Muhammad Fitrah/Singgalang Newspaper

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Los Angeles Lakers’ Lamar Odom prepares for a TV interview during the NBA basketball team’s media day in Los Angeles, September 29, 2009.  REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

A destroyed structure is seen among debris near a church following a tsunami in the village of Leone, American Samoa, September 29, 2009. Scores of people are reported to have been killed in the Samoan Islands after a powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 8.0 triggered a series of tsunami waves early Tuesday local time.  REUTERS/Raj Borsellino

A policeman checks a window as he stands guard near the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa, September 29, 2009, where ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya has taken refuge. Honduras’ de facto government sent troops on Monday to shut down two media stations loyal to ousted Zelaya, drawing fresh condemnation of its increasingly heavy-handed rule. REUTERS/Henry Romero

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******A man takes a break from cleaning a house swamped by flash floods brought on by Typhoon Ketsana, locally known as Ondoy, in a middle class residential neighborhood in Marikina city east of Manila September 28, 2009.   REUTERS/Erik de Castro ************Shoes and carnations are laid on a red carpet by the relatives of gunfire victims during an anti-gun rally on Individual Disarmament Day in Istanbul September 28, 2009. A group of people who lost their relatives by gun fire gathered in downtown Istanbul to commemorate their loss and to support the individual disarmament campaign organized by Umut Foundation. REUTERS/Murad Sezer ************A group of Common Cranes gather in dawn light, on their night-roost on a lake in the German state of Brandenburg, close to Berlin September 26, 2009. From September to November tens of thousands of Cranes use the rural area close to the German Capital for a stopover during their migration from Scandinavia and Eastern Europe to their wintering quarters in Spain. The agricultural plains surrounding Berlin are among the biggest Crane roosts in entire Europe with several tens of thousands birds gathering during the peak of migration between September and November.  REUTERS/Thomas Krumenacker ************A Palestinian lies on the heated floor before bathing at “Hamam Alshefa,” a traditional Turkish bath in the West Bank city of Nablus September 28, 2009. The Turkish bath, built about 250 years ago during the Ottoman rule, is open 24 hours a day and has separate days for men and women. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis******Click here to view the complete Editor’s choice slideshow and click here to view further showcases of Reuters photography.

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An Iranian Tondar missile is launched during a test at an unknown location in central Iran September 27, 2009. Iran test-fired short-range missiles on Sunday to show it was prepared to head off any military threat, four days before the Islamic Republic is due to hold rare talks with world powers worried about its nuclear ambitions. REUTERS/Fars News/Ali Shayegan

Residents wait for evacuation from floods brought about by Typhoon Ondoy in Cainta Rizal, east of Manila September 27, 2009. REUTERS/Erik de Castro

A German woman wearing a traditional Black Forest costume casts her ballot during the country’s general election (Bundestagswahl) at the polling station in Gutach, in the southern German Black Forest region September 27, 2009.    REUTERS/Miro Kuzmanovic

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A pedestrian passes graffiti art on a wall in north London, September 24, 2009. British media have attributed the new work to acclaimed British street artist Banksy.   REUTERS/Toby Melville

France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy (L) and his wife Carla Bruni-Sarkozy (2nd R) stand with President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama as they arrive at the Phipps Conservatory for an opening reception and working dinner for heads of delegation at the Pittsburgh G20 Summit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, September 24, 2009.     REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

Demonstrators march during a protest before the start of the G20 Pittsburgh Summit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania September 24, 2009.  REUTERS/Eric Thayer

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******An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man swings a chicken over his head as he prays during Kaparot in Jerusalem’s Mea Shearim neighbourhood, September 23, 2009, ahead of Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, which starts at sundown Sunday. Kaparot is an ancient custom connected to Yom Kippur, where white chickens are slaughtered as a symbolic gesture of atonement. REUTERS/Baz Ratner ************A model poses in front of the mirror in the backstage before the show of Seduzioni Diamonds Valeria Marini Spring/Summer 2010 women’s collection in Milan September 23, 2009. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini ************Chelsea’s Juliano Belletti reacts after missing a chance to score during their English League Cup soccer match against Queens Park Rangers at Stamford Bridge in London September 23, 2009.   REUTERS/Eddie Keogh ************A demonstrator kneels on a tapestry outside a rally in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania September 23, 2009. The G20 Pittsburgh Summit will be held September 24 and 25. REUTERS/Eric Thayer ******Click here to view the full Editor’s choice slideshow and click here for further showcases of Reuters photography.

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******A dust storm blankets Sydney’s iconic Opera House at sunrise September 23, 2009. A huge outback dust storm swept eastern Australia and blanketed Sydney on Wednesday, disrupting transport, forcing people indoors and stripping thousands of tonnes of valuable farmland topsoil.         REUTERS/Tim Wimborne ************Supporters of ousted Honduras President Manuel Zelaya cover their faces as they react to the tear gas fired upon them by police, inside the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa September 22, 2009.   REUTERS/Edgard Garrido ************An illegal Afghan migrant cries as police evacuate him and others at an improvised camp in Calais, northern France, Tuesday September 22, 2009.   REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol ************Children play with their toy guns while waiting to exchange them for non-weapon-like toys as part of a government project to reduce violence in one of the most dangerous areas of the Port of Callao, in Lima September 22, 2009.  REUTERS/Mariana Bazo ************Wax is fired from a sculpture by British artist Anish Kapoor called ‘Shooting Into The Corner’ at the Royal Academy of Arts in London September 22, 2009. The gallery is holding a major retrospective of Kapoor’s work from September 26 to December 11.    REUTERS/Toby Melville ************A motorcyclist performs a stunt on the wooden walls of the “Well of Death” at a fair near the historic Red Fort in Delhi September 22, 2009. REUTERS/Parth Sanyal******Click here to view the full Editor’s choice slideshow and click here for further showcases of Reuters photography.

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Honduras’ ousted President Manuel Zelaya speaks on the phone inside the Brazilian embassy after his arrival in Tegucigalpa September 21, 2009. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

Martin Fortunato, the son of slain Italian captain Antonio Fortunato, cries he touches a coffin of one of the six Italian soldiers killed in Afghanistan during a funeral service at Saint Paul Basilica in Rome September 21, 2009. A majority of Italians already wanted their troops pulled out of Afghanistan before a bomb on September 17, 2009 killed six Italian soldiers and the lobby for withdrawal will now get stronger, a pollster said on Friday.  REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

A tourist is reflected in the window of a shop displaying shirts and pouches bearing an image of President Barack Obama’s face imprinted over that of China’s late leader Mao Zedong, in the popular tourist area of Houhai in central Beijing September 21, 2009.  The shop has sold thousands of products bearing the “Oba Mao” design since stocks arrived just over a month ago, the shop owner said.  REUTERS/David Gray

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