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The melted metal from a vehicle that burned during the Station Fire is pictured in the Tujunga area of Los Angeles, California September 1, 2009. The so-called Station Fire has charred 127,000 acres (51,000 hectares), an area nearly the size of Chicago, destroyed at least 62 homes, and is still capable of terrible destruction, fire commander Mike Dietrich said.  REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

A girl, re-enacting a scene from 70 years ago, stands in front of the Winton train before its departure from Prague to London September 1, 2009. The historical train departed from Prague on Tuesday to re-trace the original route from Prague to London with several survivors and descendants of 669 so-called  “Winton’s children” on board. The “Winton’s children” were rescued by Sir Nicholas Winton in 1939 from being sent to their deaths in Nazi concentration camps.      REUTERS/Petr Josek

A woman mourns inside the Beslan school gymnasium September 1, 2009. One thousand children and parents were taken hostage by Chechen separatists on the first day of the new school year on September 1, 2004. After three days of siege, Russian forces stormed the school and some of the rebels blew themselves up. A total of 333 hostages — more than half of them children — were killed in the chaos and hundreds were wounded.   REUTERS/Stringer

Military and forensic experts inspect the body of a man who was killed outside a nightclub in the border city of Ciudad Juarez August 31, 2009. A man was handcuffed to a fence and shot several times by drug hitmen outside a nightclub, according to local media. The assailants also left a warning message, known as “narco mensaje”, at the site of the shooting.  REUTERS/Alejandro Bringas

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A Palestinian fisherman runs out of a fishing boat after it was hit by Israeli army naval fire at Gaza’s seaport August 31, 2009. Israeli army said fishermen on the boat violated security boundaries of the coast of Gaza Strip, crossing into an area out of permitted fishing zone. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

The charred remains of a patio set is seen in Big Tujunga Canyon after the Station Fire burned the area near Los Angeles August 30, 2009. The wildfire burning out of control in the mountains of Los Angeles doubled in size overnight on August 31, 2009 and torched more structures on its march toward rural communities, officials said.   REUTERS/Gene Blevins

A man holding an umbrella passes by cosplayers taking shelter from the rain as Typhoon Krovanh approaches Tokyo August 31, 2009.  REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

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Albino siblings Esthefany Caroline (L) and Kauan Fernandes (R) play with their cousin Taina (C) outside their home in the V9 slum of Olinda, in the northeastern state of Pernambuco, August 25, 2009. Three of five of the Fernandes family’s children are albinos, which according to genetics professor Valdir Balbino of the Federal University of Pernambuco is a very rare occurrence considering the parents and two children are dark-skinned Afro-Brazilians. REUTERS/Alexandre Severo-JC Imagem

A competitor slips off the “gostra”, a pole covered in grease, during the religious feast of St Julian, patron of the town of St Julian’s, outside Valletta August 30, 2009. In the traditional “gostra”, a game stretching back to the Middle Ages, young men and women have to make their way to the top and try to uproot one of the flags to win prizes. From May to September in Malta, there is hardly any weekend when a town or a village is not celebrating the feast of its patron saint or other saints revered in different churches. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

British matador Frank Evans, 67, practices before a bullfight in Benalmadena, near the Spanish southern town of Malaga, August 30, 2009. Evans, known on the circuit as “El Ingles” (The Englishman) quit bullfighting in 2005, but came out of retirement last year after enduring quadruple by-pass surgery and having a knee replaced. Evans moved to Spain in 1967 to learn about bullfighting and became a full bullfighter in 1991. Evans is currently Spain’s only English matador. REUTERS/Jon Nazca