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A visitor passes a poster showing a person with bugged-out eyes at the Ripley booth at the International Book Fair in Frankfurt, central Germany , Thursday Oct. 13, 2011. (AP Photo/dapd/ Mario Vedder)
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TAURANGA, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 12: In this handout provided by Maritime New Zealand, Fly-over shots of stranded cargo vessel Rena grounded on the Astrolabe Reef, on October 12, 2011 in Tauranga, New Zealand. The 47,000 tonne Rena, a Liberan container vessel, struck a reef on Wednesday causing an oil leak that has spread over five kilometres. Authorities are preparing for the worst environmental disaster in New Zealand history should the vessel break up and spill 1,700 tonnes of fuel into the Bay of Plenty. (Photo by Maritime New Zealand/Mark Alen via Getty Images)
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In this Oct. 7, 2011 photo, a trumpeter swan touches down in a pond at Potter Marsh in Anchorage, Alaska. Southcentral Alaska sees plenty of visitors, but few draw local paparazzi like the guests that fly south every October: trumpeter and tundra swans. (AP Photo/Dan Joling)
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A man fishes near a sleeping Buddha statue submerged in the floods at Lokayasutharam temple in Ayutthaya province, central Thailand Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011. Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is warning that rising floodwaters which have wreaked havoc across the nation are now threatening the capital, Bangkok. (AP Photo/Sunti Tehpia)
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Members of La Fura dels Baus rehearse on the eve of Uruguay's Independence bicentennial celebrations in the Independence Square in Montevideo, Uruguay,Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)
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An alpinist walks down a ridge on the Aiguille du Midi (3,842 meters; 12 605 feet), towards the Vallee Blanche on the Mont Blanc massif, in the Alps, near Chamonix, France, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011. (AP Photo/David Azia)
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A Bhutanese Buddhist Monk wears a mask as he prepares himself during a rehearsal for a dance to be performed during the wedding festivities of King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck and future Queen Jetsun Pema, in the capital of Thimphu, Bhutan, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011. The 31 year-old reformist monarch of the small Himalayan Kingdom will wed his commoner bride later this week. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
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Warren_Machingaifa

Snake handler Warren Machingaifa shows off a non-venomous rock python at the "Yebo Gogga" exhibition at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011. The event is an annual exhibition where the public and school children can see and learn about bugs, plants and animals that inhabit this planet, especially those in South Africa. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)
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Boys cross on bamboo frame of houses on stilts washed away by big waves Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011 in suburban Navotas City, north of Manila, Philippines. Many houses built along the shore were destroyed by big waves from the back-to-back typhoons those hit the country two weeks ago. (AP Photo/Pat Roque)
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A girl light a candle at the Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida, in the town of Aparecida, Brazil, Wednesday Oct. 12, 2011. Pilgrims flock to the shrine to celebrate the black Virgin Mary's feast day, observed as a public holiday since Pope John Paul II consecrated the basilica. The black Virgin Mary is a 3-foot wooden statue pulled from a river in the 18th century by poor fishermen who were not catching any fish, and then suddenly caught loads in their nets. Miracles were subsequently attributed to the statue. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
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Taiwanese F-16 fighter jets fly in formation during national day celebrations of the centenial anniversary of the founding of the Republic of China government in Taipei, Taiwan, Monday, Oct. 10, 2011. National Day is known as Double-Ten Day, Oct. 10, commemorating the Chinese republican revolution of October 10, 1911, bringing the end of mainland China's Qing dynasty. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)
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A Bhutanese student carries a portrait of King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck and future Queen Jetsun Pema, before hanging outside the Lungten Zanpa School, their alma mater in the capital of Thimphu, Bhutan, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011. The 31 year-old reformist monarch of the small Himalayan Kingdom will wed his commoner bride in a series ceremonies set for Thursday.(AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
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A Libyan revolutionary fighter runs for cover while attacking pro-Gadhafi forces in Sirte, Libya, Friday, Oct. 7, 2011. Rebel forces have besieged Sirte since September 15 but have not managed to penetrate the heart of the city because of fierce resistance from loyalists inside the home town of Libya's ousted leader Moammar Gadhafi. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)
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A woman adjusts books on a giant shelve at the Book Fair in Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011. The Book Fair will be opened later the day and lasts until next Sunday. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
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A man films video of water that overran a dam caused by heavy rains in Cuilapa, Guatemala, Thursday Oct. 13, 2011. Rains will likely continue during the next couple days as a low-pressure system hovers over southeastern Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
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People wearing masks and costumes parade during a celebration honoring the Virgin of Zapopan in Guadalajara, Mexico, Tuesday Oct. 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Bernardo De Niz)
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A dog barks at riot police during a protest outside the Finance Ministry in Athens, Friday, Oct. 14, 2011. Buses, metro trains, trams and taxis were not running in the Greek capital, snarling traffic as public transport workers walked off the job for a second day in an unrelenting barrage of protests against government austerity measures. (AP Photo/Kostas Tsironis)
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Hikers walk through autumn leaves near the summit of Mount Kurikoma in Kurihara, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT, NO LICENSING IN CHINA, FRANCE, HONG KONG, JAPAN AND SOUTH KOREA
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A view of the sail boats taking part in the 43rd edition of the traditional Barcolana regatta in the gulf of Trieste, north-eastern Italy, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011. The Barcolana is an annual sailing race in the Gulf of Trieste with hundreds of participants. In foreground, at right, is the "Faro della Vittoria" (victory lighthouse.) (AP Photo/Paolo Giovannini)
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A man walks with a buggy in a park among seasonal colored trees on an autumn day in the Belarusian capital of Minsk, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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A Cambodian motorcycle taxi driver gives a ride to his costumers through Prek Thoang village, which is surrounding by flood water from the Mekong River, some 10 kilometers (6 miles) northeast of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)
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Carolina Hurricanes' Bryan Allen, right, is introduced during opening night against the Tampa Bay Lightning in an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Friday, Oct. 7, 2011. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
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A worker checks how molten steel is poured into a container at the iron and steel mill 'Jose Marti, Antillana de Acero' in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. Jose Gaspar Alvarez, Cuba's Vice Minister of Iron and Steel, said Thursday this sector has lost around 107 million dollars from April 2010 to March 2011 due to the US embargo on Cuba. The mill began operating in May 4, 1959. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)
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Mimes gesture as they stand in a crosswalk in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday Oct. 7, 2011. The mayor of the city's eastern district of Sucre has launched a unique program aimed to encourage civility among reckless drivers and careless pedestrians, putting 120 mimes at intersections to politely and silently scold violators. The campaign kicked off this week as mimes posted at busy intersections mocked people who jaywalked or acted brutish behind the wheel. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
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People try to empty a container that unloaded debris after it was washed up on Mount Maunganui beach this morning from the Liberian-flagged container ship Rena stuck aground on a reef off the coast of Tauranga, New Zealand, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. A salvage crew finally managed to board a cargo ship that has spilled hundreds of tons of oil since striking a reef off New Zealand, but no decisions had been made Thursday on whether oil can be pumped from the ship before the vessel breaks up. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
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Workers of the public and private sectors demonstrate in Paris, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, during a national day of strike against government austerity measures. President Nicolas Sarkozy's conservative government says the cost-cutting measures are essential to reducing the country's debts and allowing France to remain a pillar of the troubled eurozone. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
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PATUM THANI, THAILAND - OCTOBER 14: A thai resident stands in front of his house as floods continue to hit Pathum Thani province on October 14, 2011 in Pathum Thani, north of Bangkok,Thailand. Crews of public workers, soldiers and volunteers are evacuating residents from flooded areas north of Bangkok as efforts continue to protect the capital from increased rainfall and rising tides during the worst floods to hit the country for decades. (Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Getty Images)
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Mexican_Catrina

A traditional Mexican Catrina wearing a sash that reads in Spanish "Miss Pan American" stands on display in a park in Guadalajara, Mexico, Thursday Oct. 13, 2011. The 2011 Guadalajara Pan American games are scheduled to begin on Oct. 14. (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)
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Junior Antonio Ramos, left, and Vladimir Antonio Ayala pull a boat being used to cross people back and forth "La Paz" river at the border between Guatemala and El Salvador after the bridge used to cross between the two countries collapsed due to heavy rains in Santa Rosa, Guatemala, Thursday Oct. 13, 2011. Rains will likely continue during the next couple days as a low-pressure system hovers over southeastern Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
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GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 14: Britain's oldest cider-maker Frank Naish, 87, collects apples in his orchard on October 14, 2011 in Glastonbury, England. Frank and his family have made traditional cider in the same location in Somerset for over 200 years. Like many apple growers, Frank, who has been making cider since the 1930s, has had to start his cider harvest earlier than usual due to an unusually warm spring. Some orchards reported having to start a month earlier than normal and were expecting a bumper harvest with more than half of all apples going on to make cider. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
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David Martinez carries a statue of Saint Nino de Atocha after recovering it from his flooded home in El Chavarin, Colima state, Mexico, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. Mexican authorities on Thursday raised to six the death toll from Hurricane Jova, which hit along the Pacific coast as a Category 2 storm, and warned the storm's remnants could affect opening ceremonies of the Pan American Games. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
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Police arrest marchers from Zuccotti Park's Occupy Wall Street, during a protest near One Chase Manhattan Plaza on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011 in New York. The protest is now in its fourth week. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
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PATUM THANI, THAILAND - OCTOBER 14: Thai residents sal2vage their belongings as floods continue to hit Pathum Thani province on October 14, 2011 in Pathum Thani, north of Bangkok,Thailand. Crews of public workers, soldiers and volunteers are evacuating residents from flooded areas north of Bangkok as efforts continue to protect the capital from increased rainfall and rising tides during the worst floods to hit the country for decades. (Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Getty Images)
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A police officer stands behind a shield covered with paint thrown by demonstrators during a protest of university students in Bogota, Colombia, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011. The protest was against education reforms planned by the government that propose private funding for public institutions.( AP Photo/William Fernando Martinez)
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Supporters of Bolivias President Evo Morales march through La Paz, Bolivia, Wednesday Oct. 12, 2011. Morales is facing strong opposition to his plan to build a government highway through a nature preserve. Wednesday's march coincides with the celebration of Christopher Columbus discovery of the continent in 1492. In Bolivia the day is marked as the Day of Decolonization, in honor of the indigenous community. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
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Indian air force's air warrior drill team display rifle handling skills during Air Force Day celebrations in Hindon, on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Gurinder Osan)
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A protester draped with an American flag stands outside City Hall Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, in Philadelphia. The demonstration is one of many being held across the country recently in support of the ongoing Occupy Wall Street demonstration in New York. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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An attendee selects a small Reclam book on the first day of the Book Fair in Frankfurt, Germany, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011. Reclam's 'Universal-Bibliothek' is colour coded with yellow for the most popular books. The world's largest book fair lasts until next Sunday. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
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Egyptian_Copt_Christian

An Egyptian Copt Christian holds a cross as he mourns over the coffins of 17 bodies of Copts killed during clashes with the Egyptian army late Sunday, before their funeral outside the morgue of the Copts hospital in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Oct. 10, 2011. Egypt's Coptic church blasted authorities Monday for allowing repeated attacks on Christians with impunity as the death toll from a night of rioting rose to more than two dozen, most of them Christians who were trying to stage a peaceful protest in Cairo over an attack on a church. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
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The eight Republican presidential candidates sitting at the table listen as a video of former President Ronald Reagan is played during a Republican presidential debate at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., Tuesday night, Oct. 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
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A woman is reflected in the window as she wipes her tears in front of Salon Meritage, where eight people were killed in a shooting rampage, in Seal Beach, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. The ex-wife of the man suspected of killing eight people in a shooting rampage at a hair salon claimed in court papers filed this year that he was mentally unstable and had threatened to kill himself or someone else at least once. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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A boy takes shelter from the rain in front of a store at the harbor in Manzanillo, Mexico,Tuesday Oct. 11, 2011. Hurricane Jova, forecast to make landfall between Barra de Navidad and Puerto Vallarta in Mexico's Pacific coast late Tuesday weakened a little as it neared land, but it still had maximum sustained winds of 100 mph, the U.S. National Hurricane Center reported. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
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Pilgrims attend a Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida, in the town of Aparecida, Brazil, Wednesday Oct. 12, 2011. Pilgrims flock to the shrine to celebrate the black Virgin Mary's feast day, observed as a public holiday since Pope John Paul II consecrated the basilica. The black Virgin Mary is a 3-foot wooden statue pulled from a river in the 18th century by poor fishermen who were not catching any fish, and then suddenly caught loads in their nets. Miracles were subsequently attributed to the statue. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
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Museum_of_Military_History

Clouds move over the building during the reopening ceremony of the new Museum of Military History in Dresden, eastern Germany, on Friday, Oct. 14, 2011. Dresden's Museum of Military History is reopening to the public after a dramatic redesign by Daniel Libeskind. The U.S. architect added a five-story wedge of glass, concrete and steel that slices through the former armory built for the armies of Kaiser Wilhelm I. The addition interrupts the symmetry of the neoclassical building, symbolizing how democracy in Germany has pushed aside the authoritarian past. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
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Mourners cry during a vigil in the parking lot in front of Salon Meritage in Seal Beach, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. About 300 people gathered for a prayer service to honor the memory of eight Seal Beach residents gunned down in a shooting rampage earlier in the week. The Thursday night service preceded a candlelight vigil in the parking lot in front of Salon Meritage, where police say 41-year-old Scott Dekraai opened fire Wednesday, killing 6 women and two men. One woman remained in critical condition, but was improving. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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Tauranga__New_Zealand

A man walks on a beach stained with fuel oil leaked from the Liberian-flagged container ship Rena in Tauranga, New Zealand, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011. The 775-foot (236-meter) ship, carrying 1,700 tons of fuel oil and 2,100 shipping containers on board, has been foundering since it ran aground last Wednesday on the Astrolabe Reef, about 14 miles (22 kilometers) from Tauranga Harbour. (AP Photo/ Natacha Pisarenko)
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An Ultra orthodox Jewish man carries palm fronds to be used to build a Sukka, in the Mea Shearim ultra Orthodox neighborhood of Jerusalem, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011. The holiday commemorates the Israelites 40 years of wandering in the desert and a decorated hut is erected outside religious households as a sign of temporary shelter. The weeklong holiday begins Wednesday. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
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Villa_de_las_Garzas

Toppled trees and a vehicle are caught in the flood waters of a main intersection in Villa de las Garzas, Mexico on Wednesday Oct. 12, 2011. Jova slammed into Mexico's Pacific coast as a Category 2 hurricane early Wednesday, swamping beach towns and causing floods in the mountains above before dropping to tropical storm force as it swept past Puerto Vallarta. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
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Greece's Vassilik Vougiouka, top left, competes with South Korea's Ra Jin Lee as Dagmara Wozniak, bottom left, of the United States, competes with Bulgaria's Margar Tschomakova during their women's individual sabre, round 64 qualifying matches, at the World Fencing Championships in Catania, Italy, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
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Mexican_boys_scouts

Hundreds gather to watch as boy scouts put the finishing touches on a gigantic fleur-de-lis they formed using an estimated 642,066 recycled aluminum cans at the Zocalo Plaza in Mexico City, Sunday Oct. 9, 2011. Thousands of Mexican boys scouts descend on the main plaza for the annual event to form their group's emblem. According to organizers the cans used to make the giant emblem are sold and the money used to help the needy. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
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A model displays a creation by Pankaj & Nidhi at the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week Spring Summer 2012 in New Delhi, India, Monday, Oct. 10, 2011.(AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)
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