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A white whale wears a Santa Claus hat during a show at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium-amusement park complex in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011.(AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)

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North Korea's Suk island is seen from an observatory of Yeonpyeong Island, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011. More than hundreds people will participate at a rally against North Korea on Wednesday, ahead of the first anniversary of North Korea's artillery shelling of Yeonpyeong island on Nov. 23. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
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A balloon of video game icon "Sonic the Hedgehog" passes spectators on a balcony during Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011, in New York. A jetpack-wearing monkey and a freakish creation from filmmaker Tim Burton are two of the big new balloons that will make their inaugural appearances in front of millions of people at this year's parade. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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A woman with her body painted poses at the Teresa Carreno's theater during the VI World Meeting of Body Art in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday , Nov. 20, 2011. Activities such as body painting, tattooing, performances, workshops and conferences are part of the event. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
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Vehicles at Honda auto factory are submerged in floodwaters at the Rojana industrial district in Ayutthaya, central Thailand Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011. Honda's auto factory in Thailand remains closed because of the floodwaters. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
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B.C. Lions kicker Paul McCallum participates in football practice, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, in Vancouver, British Columbia. The B.C. Lions and Winnipeg Blue Bombers are scheduled to play in the 99th Grey Cup CFL final, Sunday, Nov. 27, in Vancouver. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)
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In this photo released by the San Francisco Zoo, two lemurs enjoy a Thanksgiving feast at the San Francisco Zoo, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, in San Francisco. The feast consisted of green beans; a fruit salad of apples, bananas, and grapes; sweet potatoes; a turkey made out of monkey chow and apple juice with grapes in champagne flutes. (AP Photo/San Francisco Zoo, George Nikitin)
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A white whale wears a Santa Claus hat during a show at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium-amusement park complex in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011.(AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)

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An Indian man walks amidst morning fog in New Delhi, India, Monday, Nov. 21, 2011. Dense fog over parts of north India Monday caused disruption of rail services with scores of trains arriving here several hours behind schedule, according to PTI. (AP Photo/Gurinder Osan)

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A Thai worker cleans a lion statue in flooded Bang Khae district of Bangkok, Thailand, on Monday, Nov. 21, 2011. The situation has improved dramatically in recent days and cleanup has begun in many areas, though some still face weeks more under water. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
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Protesters are hit with water from a police water canon during a march for education reform in Santiago, Chile, Thursday Nov. 24, 2011. Protesters have demanded more funding and other changes to the public education system. The annual budget is due to be approved by Nov. 30. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)
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A Thai health worker fumigates a flooded neighborhood on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Nov. 25, 2011. Since July, more than a fifth of the country's 64 million people have been affected by the worst flooding in more than 50 years. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
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B,' designed by Tim Burton, floats during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Times Square in New York on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011. The parade premiered in 1924, this is its 85th year. (AP Photo/Andrew Burton)
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LANDOVER, MD - NOVEMBER 20: A Washington Redskins fan poses for a photo before the start of the Redskins game against the Dallas Cowboys at FedExField on November 20, 2011 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 20: The Navy Parachute team jumps prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20, 2011 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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A girl is reflected on a glass panel as she plays in front of an art structure formed by chairs on display at the 798 Art District in Beijing, China, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
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A nine-month sea lion named 'Luciano' rests at a pool edge at the headquarters of Peru's Organization for Research and Conservation of Aquatic Animals, ORCA, in San Bartolo, Peru, Friday, Nov. 18, 2011. Luciano and Ralph, a two-year sea lion, both rehabilitated by ORCA after arriving at two different beaches on the Peruvian coast, will be released back to the ocean Saturday. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
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An Indonesia's supporter cheers during a semi final SEA Games soccer match between Indonesia and Vietnam at Gelora Bung Karno stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
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Artists perform during the closing ceremony of the Kabaddi World Cup in Ludhiana, Punjab state, India, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011.The World Cup of the ancient sport sponsored by the Indian state of Punjab has been marred by rampant use of performance-enhancing drugs resulting in at least 34 positive cases, excluding those banned for refusing to be tested. Players from Britain, Australia, the United States, Spain, Canada, Italy, Norway, Germany, Argentina and India have failed tests, teams representing Australia and the United States were withdrawn from competition, and more cases are likely to be reported. (AP Photo/Davinder Luther)
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A car with its wheels covered in driveway sealant sits in a parking lot in Harmar, Pa., after exiting the Pennsylvania Turnpike Tuesday night, Nov. 22, 2011. A flood of the gooey material dropped from a tanker truck disabled more than 100 cars and damaged an unknown number of other vehicles along a nearly 40-mile stretch of the Turnpike, officials said. (AP Photo/Valley News Dispatch, Erica Hilliard) PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE OUT; BUTLER EAGLE OUT
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A woman blocks the entrance to Congress as riot police stand guard in Guatemala City, Wednesday Nov. 23, 2011. Protesters are demanding that Congress approve the Ley de Vivienda, or Housing Act, which would allow them to attain legal titles to the lands where they built their homes. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
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Cars fill the highway, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, in San Diego. About 42.5 million people are expected to travel over Thanksgiving, the highest number since the start of the recession, according to a recent study. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
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One of the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo's four 11-month-old grizzly bear cubs enjoys a pumpkin for a snack at the Zoo in Cleveland on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011. Besides providing the animals with enrichment, the pumpkins are a preview to the treats many of the animals will receive this coming Thursday, which is Thanksgiving Day. The Zoo is open and free to the public on Thanksgiving Day as well. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)
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Target customer Nancy, last name not given, waits with televisions purchased at aTarget Store in Colma, Calif., Friday, Nov. 25, 2011. The American holiday shopping season began in earnest Friday as stores opened their doors at midnight _ a few hours earlier than they normally do on the most anticipated shopping day of the year. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
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A museum employee passes an instillation entitled "Forever Bicycles" during the Ai Weiwei, Absent exhibition by Chinese outspoken artist Ai Weiwei at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum in Taipei, Taiwan, Friday, Nov. 25, 2011. Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou visited the exhibition shortly after and in comments to the media, called on China to respect artist Ai and protect his freedom of artistic expression. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)
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Frost coats leaves on a crisp autumn morning in Marlborough, Mass., Friday, Nov. 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)
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With snow-covered mountains as a backdrop, a surfer rides the waves at Sandy Beach in Sitka, Alaska, Monday, Nov. 21, 2011. Stormy weather over the weekend caused two U.S. Coast Guard boat rescues in Southeast and generated some good surf. (AP Photo/Daily Sitka Sentinel, James Poulson)
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In this Sunday Nov. 20, 2011 photo, a tourist walks on a bridge after a snow in the Greater Hinggan Mountains in Hulunbuir City, in northern China's Inner Mongolia Region. (AP Photo) CHINA OUT
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HOMESTEAD, FL - NOVEMBER 20: A general view as the sun sets during a red flag rain delay in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20, 2011 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2006 file photo, members of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels precision flying team rehearse at Little Rock Air Force base in Jacksonville, Ark. The Navy's Blue Angels have been thrilling audiences for more than six decades with their acrobatic flying. The Navy's Blue Angels have been thrilling audiences for more than six decades with their acrobatic flying in fighter planes, but a new era of federal budget worries and proposed deficit cutting has some inside and outside the military, raising questions about the millions it costs to produce their shows. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)
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A Kashmiri vendor adjusts his vegetables on his Shikara, a tradition gondola, on a cold and foggy day at the Dal Lake in Srinagar, India, Friday, Nov. 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
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MUNICH, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 25: The Emirates Airbus A380 registration A6-EDP lands at Munich Airport Franz Joseph Strauss on November 25, 2011 in Munich, Germany. Emirates Airlines has launched a new daily A380 service from Dubai to Munich with its first flight today. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
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A worker installs a steel Christmas tree ahead of the Christmas outside a shopping mall in Beijing, China, Friday, Nov. 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
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