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A worker dressed as Santa Claus greets spectators during an aquarium show in Bangkok, Thailand Friday, Dec. 2, 2011. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)

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Occupy Los Angeles supporters rest after a long night at the camp in front of Los Angeles City Hall, Monday, Nov. 27, 2011, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Bret Hartman)

Police operations involving hundreds of Police evicted Occupy LA and Occupy Philly. 

Arrest forces Occupy to take on immigration issues. 

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A woman wearing zombie make-up looks on during the V edition of the so-called 'Zombie Walk' in Mexico City, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011. According to the organization 'Zombie Walk Mexico', the event gathered over 9,800 participants, breaking the previous record set in Asbury Park, in New Jersey in 2010 with 4,093 participants. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Scary pictures of the record-breaking Zombies here.

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A van parked in the Highland Park section of Los Angeles and another car are shown damaged by trees early Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 as high Santa Ana winds up to 50 and 60 MPH tore through the southland. The high winds flipped over trees and trucks and knocked out power to more than 300,000 California customers. (AP Photo/Mike Meadows)
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An artist paints the side of a building in Miami's Design District, on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011. Street art and satellite art fairs are taking place throughout the city to coincide with Art Basel Miami Beach which opens to the public on Thursday. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

This year Art Basel Miami  features a show exploring the racial "complex" of a Dominican artist growing up in NYC. 

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Los Angeles police officers arrest an Occupy Los Angeles protester at the encampment at the Losd Angeles city hall on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011. Police in Los Angeles and Philadelphia stormed Occupy Wall Street encampments in both cities. (AP Photo/Mark Boster/Pool)

Arrest forces Occupy to take on immigration issues. 

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The Christ the Redeemer statue is lit in red to commemorate the World AIDS Day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011. Rio de Janeiro's city government illuminated several urban monuments in red as part of its actions for World AIDS Day. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
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A tame elephant sprays water at foreign tourists during a safari ride in Sigiriya, about 100 kilometers (62 miles), north east of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Friday, Dec. 2, 2011. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
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A demonstrator looks on during a protest against violence in Mexico City, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011. Demonstrators wore skull masks or painted their faces as skulls to symbolize the victims of violence in Mexico. Over 50,000 people have died since Mexican President Felipe Calderon launched his offensive against organized crime in 2006. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
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The 74-foot-tall Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is shown after it was lit using 30,000 energy efficient LED lights in the 79th annual lighting ceremony, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011 in New York. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)
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Employees of a parts maker at their booth is reflected on a metal mirror during the Tokyo Motor Show in Tokyo Friday, Dec. 2, 2011. (AP Photo/Junji Kurokawa)
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Tents of Egyptian protestors are seen through a banner in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011. Egypt's military rulers are taking credit for the strong turnout in the country's first parliamentary elections since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak, the head of the election commission proclaims that the turnout so far is 'massive and unexpected.' (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky)
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A Bosnian man looks at the low water level of the artificial lake on the river Neretva near the Bosnian town of Konjic, 45 kms south from Sarajevo, Bosnia, on Friday, Dec. 2, 2011. Lack of rain has caused a drought across the region, causing difficulties in production of electric energy in hydropower plants. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)
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In this Nov. 28, 2011 photo, a wildlife biologist holds a small crocodile that will be released into one of the cooling canals adjacent to the Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant during a nighttime crocodile survey in Homestead, Fla. The crocodile monitoring program began in 1978, a year after employees stumbled upon a crocodile nest in the plants cooling canal system. The initial goal was to ensure that the plant did no harm to the species but over the last three decades it has helped raise the number of crocodiles to more than 1,500 today. It is now classified as threatened, a small step toward the species survival. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
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A white feather evening cape by Chris Levin is on display during a preview of the full Collection of Elizabeth Taylor at Christie's, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 in New York. The collection will be up for auction in person and online, a first for Christie's, from Dec. 13-17. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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Republican presidential candidate, Herman Cain makes a point during a speech at a campaign rally, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, in Dayton, Ohio. Cain claimed a "groundswell of positive support" from backers for his presidential campaign. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)
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President Barack Obama pauses while speaking at Scranton High School in Scranton, Pa., Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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Egyptian women are reflected in a puddle as they line up outside a polling center in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Nov. 28, 2011. Voting began on Monday in Egypt's first parliamentary elections since longtime authoritarian leader Hosni Mubarak was ousted in a popular uprising nine months ago. The vote is a milestone many Egyptians hope will usher in a democratic age after decades of dictatorship. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
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Air Force One with President Barack Obama onboard departs Wilkes-Barre / Scranton International Airport in Avoca, Pa., Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011. The president was in Scranton to press his case for a bigger temporary payroll tax cut that will boost paychecks. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)
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A pedestrian and tents are reflected in a puddle at the Occupy Philadelphia encampment at Philadelphia City Hall Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011. The city's managing director, Richard Negrin, said Tuesday the city wants to avoid a confrontation with protesters, but they need to leave so a long-planned renovation of the City Hall plaza can begin. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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A pair of cormorants fly past the rising sun as they pass over Burris Basin in this telephoto view made at dawn, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 from Anaheim Coves recreation area in Anaheim, off S. Rio Vista Street near E. Wagner Avenue. (AP Photo/The Orange County Register, Bruce Chambers) LA TIMES OUT, MAGS OUT
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Fireworks burst behind the Sydney Opera House that is bathed in red light with a figure of two hands in Sydney, Australia, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, as as part of a global campaign to create an AIDS-free generation by 2015. Over 50 landmarks and iconic monuments around the world will turn red on Dec. 1, in support of the campaign. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
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Tuloso-Midway High School students launched rockets for the third rocket launch of the school year Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 in Corpus Christi, Texas,. About 32 students participating in an aero-science class launched rockets throughout the day. (AP Photo/Corpus Christi Caller-Times, Rachel Denny Clow)
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Two people are silhouetted as they walk between two facing monoliths at the Crown Fountain in Chicago's Millennium Park Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
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The Christ the Redeemer statue, top right, is lit in red light to commemorate the World AIDS Day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011. Rio de Janeiro's city government illuminated several urban monuments in red as part of its actions to commemorate the World AIDS Day. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
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An Egyptian woman holds up her inked pinky finger that shows she has voted at a polling station in the town of Ibshawai, near Fayoum, 100 km (62 miles) southwest of Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011. Polls opened Tuesday for a second day of voting in Egypt's landmark parliamentary elections, the first since Hosni Mubarak's ouster in a popular uprising earlier this year. (AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill)
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A group of female Red Deer cast their shadows across the ground while grazing in a field along Pinnacle Drive, Catawissa, Pa., late Thursday afternoon, Dec., 1, 2011, at the Rolling Hills Red Deer Farm. The Red Deer is the fourth largest deer species in the world and the farm has over 400. (AP Photo/Bloomsburg Press Enterprise, Jimmy May)
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Rebecca Flaig of Goochland, Va., left, and Ryan Jung of Richmond hold their umbrellas aloft as part of the World AIDS Day event on Brown's Island in Richmond, Va. on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011. A sea of red umbrellas, in the form of a giant red ribbon, were displayed for 9.5 minutes. (AP Photo/ Richmond Times-Dispatch, Dean Hoffmeyer)
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French soldiers wait for the arrival of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, for the traditional Autumn military review at the Hotel des Invalides in Paris, Monday, Nov. 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena/Pool)
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In this picture taken on Friday Nov. 25, 2011, a worker watches the controlled burning of a sugar cane field before cutting it near Retalhuleu, Guatemala. Sugar is Guatemala's most important agricultural export, making Guatemala the fifth largest sugar exporter in the world. The industry employs around 350,000 people, with people migrating from all parts of Guatemala, during the harvest season from October to March. Sugar cane workers earn around 60 quetzales per day, around $8 US dollars. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
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A Kashmiri man rides a horse-drawn cart past a frost covered field on the outskirts of Srinagar, India, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)
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Kosovo Serbs clash with German army soldiers serving under the auspices of the NATO peacekeeping mission in Kosovo, as the NATO troops work to remove a roadblock near the village of Jagnjenica, Kosovo, Monday, Nov. 28, 2011. Two NATO soldiers were shot and wounded during clashes with Serbs on Monday after the peacekeepers fired rubber bullets and water canons and used heavy machinery to remove trucks and buses that were being used to block a main road in Kosovo's ethnically tense north. Kosovo's authorities decided to extend their authority into the areas under de-facto Serb rule, and NATO troops are trying to remove roadblocks after months of tension.(AP Photo/Zveki)
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Steve Green strings hundreds of colored lights on a Christmas tree inside the Wisconsin State Capitol building in Madison, Wis. Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011. Donated by the state's Department of Natural Resources and obtained from the Brule River State Forest, the 36-foot balsam fir will adorn the building's rotunda through the New Year holiday. (AP Photo/Wisconsin State Journal, John Hart)
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A beggar walks past a bank in Rome, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011. Italian Premier Mario Monti's financial rescue plan is yet to be finished, but that hasn't stopped unions from denouncing it and some politicians expressing doubts as to whether they can back the anticipated harsh measures to save Italy from bankruptcy. Monti told reporters Wednesday in Brussels that time constraints and the "extraordinary delicate situation" Italy is struggling through doesn't allow for "certain rituals that might be welcome by everyone, but perhaps aren't advantageous to the country." (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)
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