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In this photo provided on Friday Feb. 10, 2012 by World Press Photo, the 2012 World Press Photo of the year by Samuel Aranda, Spain, for The New York Times, shows a woman holding a wounded relative during protests against president Saleh in Sanaa, Yemen, Oct. 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Samuel Aranda/New York Times)
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In this photo provided on Friday Feb. 10, 2012 by World Press Photo, the 1st prize Nature Stories category of the 2012 World Press Photo contest by Brent Stirton, South Africa, Reportage by Getty Images for National Geographic magazine shows "Rhino Wars", Tugela Private Game Reserve, Colenso, Natal, South Africa, Nov. 9 2010. A female rhino, left, in Natal, South Africa, that four months earlier survived a brutal dehorning by poachers who used a chainsaw to remove her horns and a large section of bone in this area of her skull. (AP Photo/Brent Stirton, Reportage by Getty Images for National Geographic magazine)
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In this photo provided on Friday Feb. 10, 2012 by World Press Photo, the 1st Prize Portraits Singles category of the 2012 World Press Photo Contest by Laerke Posselt, Denmark, shows Iranian-born Danish actress Mellica Mehraban, Copenhagen, May 4, 2011. (AP Photo/Laerke Posselt)
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In this photo provided on Friday Feb. 10, 2012 by World Press Photo, the 2nd prize Sports Stories category of the 2012 World Press Photo contest by Adam Pretty, Australia, Getty Images shows divers practicing during the 14th FINA World Championships at the Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai, China, July 17, 2011. (AP Photo/Adam Pretty, Getty Images)
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In this photo provided on Friday Feb. 10, 2012 by World Press Photo, the 1st prize Spot News Singles category of the 2012 World Press Photo Contest by Yuri Kozyrev, Russia, Noor Images for Time shows rebels in Ras Lanuf, Libya, March 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Yuri Kozyrev, Noor Images for Time)
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A Maldivian army soldier, left, and policeman take cover as a supporter of Mohamed Nasheed, who resigned Tuesday from his post as Maldivian President, hurls back a tear gas canister thrown during a protest in Male, Maldives, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012. Supporters of Nasheed rioted through the streets Wednesday demanding he be reinstated as the country's new leader appealed for unity to end the months of political turmoil roiling this Indian Ocean island nation. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena )
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LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: A woman uses her mobile phone to photograph Lucian Freud's painting 'Naked Portrait' in the 'Lucian Freud Portraits' exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery on February 8, 2012 in London, England. The exhibition, which officially opens to the general public on February 9, 2012, features 130 artworks spanning the length of Freud's painting career from the early 1940s until his final, unfinished work. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
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In this photo provided on Friday Feb. 10, 2012 by World Press Photo, the 1st prize Daily Life Stories of the 2012 World Press Photo contest by Alejandro Kirchuk, Argentina "Never Let You Go". Marcos leads Monica from their room to the living room in Buenos Aires. Monica was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. (AP Photo/Alejandro Kirchuk)
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In this photo provided on Friday Feb. 10, 2012 by World Press Photo, the 1st prize General News Singles category of the 2012 World Press Photo contest by Alex Majoli, Italy, Magnum Photos for Newsweek shows protesters cry, chant and scream in Cairo's Tahrir Square, after listening to the speech in which Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said he would not give up power in Cairo, Egypt, Feb. 10, 2011. (AP Photo/Alex Majoli, Magnum Photos for Newsweek)
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Nine-year-old Ashley Villatoro, center, holds a sign showing images of former teacher Martin B. Springer outside Miramonte Elementary School in Los Angeles, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012. Children are returning to a Los Angeles-area elementary school where the entire staff has been replaced following the arrests of two former teachers on charges of committing lewd acts with students in class. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 09: A general view of the atrium at the Museum of Liverpool on February 9, 2012 in Liverpool, England. The maritime city of Liverpool has seven museums of national importance which include the World Museum, the Walker Art Gallery, Merseyside Maritime Museum, the International Slavery Museum, Lady Lever Art Gallery, Sudley House and the new Museum of Liverpool. Together they attract over three million visitors annually. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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A red carnation lies on a banner showing photos of some of the Spanish civil war victims during a protest outside the Supreme Court on the last day of judge Baltasar Garzon's trial in Madrid Wednesday Feb. 8, 2012. The Spanish judge who became an international human rights hero is on trial for knowingly overstepping the bounds of his jurisdiction with his unprecedented albeit abortive probe of crimes committed by the Franco side. Both sides in the Spanish war _ the Republican side and Franco's rebel rightwing forces _ committed atrocities. But they were addressed by a post-Franco-era amnesty approved by Parliament. Republican atrocities against pro-Franco civilians had already been thoroughly documented by the regime. (AP Photo/Paul White)
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Bear 'Ze Colmeia' cools off from the intense summer heat with frozen grapes at Rio de Janeiro's city zoo, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
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In this photo provided on Friday Feb. 10, 2012 by World Press Photo, the 1st prize Contemporary Issues Singles category of the 2012 World Press Photo contest by Brent Stirton, South Africa, Reportage by Getty Images for Kiev Independent, shows Maria, a drug addict and sex worker, in between clients in a room she rents in Kryvyi Rig, Ukraine. Maria injects drugs on a daily basis and sees many men every week but claims she remains HIV negative. She says she need the money to support herself, her drug habit and her nine-year-old daughter. (AP Photo/Brent Stirton, Reportage by Getty Images for Kiev Independent)
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LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 10: A Christie's auction house employee walks past a piece of work entitled 'The Black Horse' by Berlinde De Bruyckere during a press preview of Post War And Contemporary Art at Christies auction house on February 10, 2012 in London, England. The piece makes up part of a selection of work by artists including Lucien Freud, Francis Bacon, Gilbert and George and Roy Lichtenstein and goes under the hammer at Christies Post War And Contemporary Art Auction on February 14. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
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Riot police clash with demonstrators during a protest in Athens on Friday, Feb. 10, 2012. Thousands took to the streets of Athens as unions launched a two-day general strike against planned austerity measures a day after Greece's crucial international bailout was put in limbo by its partners in the 17-nation eurozone. Clashes broke out in Syntagma Square, outside Parliament, as dozens of hooded youths threw fire bombs and stones at police, who responded with tear gas. (AP Photo/Dimitri Messinis)
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An Ecuador's Emelec fan wearing a mask of film character "Chucky" cheers for his team at a Copa Libertadores soccer match against Paraguay's Olimpia in Guayaquil, Ecuador, Thursday Feb. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
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Oil recovery experts return to the harbor of the Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy, after docking a barge to the grounded cruise ship Costa Concordia, in the background, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012. The barge will serve as a staging platform for the removal of the 500,000 gallons (1.9 million liters) of heavy fuel oil that are aboard the ship. (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)
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A boat makes its way through floating ice on the river Elbe in Hamburg, northern Germany, on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012. A cold spell has reached Europe with temperatures plummeting far below zero. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
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France's President Nicolas Sarkozy takes a picture with a camera borrowed from a photographer as he visits a day care center in Lavaur, western France, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, Pool)
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SLOUGH, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 08: Free runners '3run' take advantage of O2's empty Slough HQ on the company's flexible working day on February 8, 2012 in Slough, England. O2 announced the launch of the biggest flexible working initiative of its kind. Today, employees based at the O2 Slough HQ, a quarter of its 12,000 strong workforce will participate in a flexible working pilot, operating remotely for the day as the doors are shut and lights turned off at the business' 200,000 sq ft office. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for O2)
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Swimmer gets into the water for a swim in Lake Salociu in Vilnius, Lithuania, Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012. Eastern Europe's unrelenting and deadly cold snap continued on Saturday. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)
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Hong Kong's Harry Hau Yin Lee performs in the men's short program during the Four Continents figure skating championships, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
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A man peeks through curtains while members of an honor guard, front, stand ready before a welcoming ceremony for Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)
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Madonna performs during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl XLVI football game between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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Lampposts are covered in ice in the Adriatic coastal town of Senj, Croatia, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012. Europeans across the continent have been battling more than a week of extreme weather, with thousands still trapped by snow in remote, mountain villages in the Balkans; hundreds - most of them homeless - dead after temperatures hit as low as minus 33 Fahrenheit (minus 36 Celsius); and authorities now facing the prospect of flooding caused by melting snow. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
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A Tibetan exile participates in a rally to show solidarity with Tibetans who have either set themselves on fire or were allegedly killed by Chinese police, during a protest march in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012. China on Tuesday vowed to crack down on unrest in Tibetan areas and accused overseas activist groups and the Dalai Lama of fomenting the recent violence. More than a dozen monks and nuns have set themselves on fire in ethnic Tibetan areas of Sichuan over the last year. Most have chanted for Tibetan freedom and the return of the Dalai Lama, who fled to India amid an abortive uprising against Chinese rule in 1959. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)
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A Mali supporter reacts after their team defeated Gabon in penalties during their African Cup of Nations quarter final soccer match at Stade De L'Amitie in Libreville, Gabon, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 10: A man walks with his dogs next to Queen's Mere pond in the snow on Wimbledon common on February 10, 2012 in London, England. The Met Office cold weather alert remains at Level 3 as southern parts of England continue to suffer from cold weather and freezing conditions, with further snowfall overnight. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
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Lava flows during an eruption of Mt. Etna volcano, near Catania, Sicily, in the early hours of Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Carmelo Imbesi)
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In this photo provided on Friday Feb. 10, 2012 by World Press Photo, the 2nd prize Spot News Stories of the 2012 World Press Photo contest by Niclas Hammerstrom, Sweden, for Aftonbladet in Utoya, Norway, July 22, 2011. Anders Behring Breivik killed 69 people on 22 July on the small island of Utoya outside Oslo in Norway. (AP Photo/Niclas Hammerstrom/ Aftonbladet )
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In this photo provided on Friday Feb. 10, 2012 by World Press Photo, the 1st prize Nature Singles category of the 2012 World Press Photo contest by Jenny E. Ross, USA. Novaya Zemlya, Russia, shows a male polar bear climbing precariously on the face of a cliff above the ocean at Ostrova Oranskie in northern Novaya Zemlya, attempting to feed on seabird eggs. (AP Photo/Jenny E. Ross)
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Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney holds One-year-old Madison Busch during a campaign rally in Loveland, Colo., Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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People skate on the frozen Prinsengracht canal in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Wednesday Feb. 8, 2012. In Amsterdam, several of the city's famous canals have frozen over, giving residents a rare opportunity to skate lined by waterfront houses. (AP Photo/Margriet Faber)
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A riot police wipes his brow in front of a mural of the animated film characters Shrek and Princess Fiona, during a demonstration against the Conga gold and silver mining project in Huacho, Peru, Wednesday Feb. 8, 2012. Demonstrators in Peru resumed their protests against plans to develop a $4.8 billion gold mine, saying they fear that the Conga mine, which would produce gold and copper as well as silver, will taint their water and affect a major aquifer. The Newmont Mining Corporation, based in the U.S., owns a majority share of the mine. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
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Greenskeepers look on as waves crash over the seawall on the 18th hole of the Pebble Beach Golf Links during a practice round at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am PGA Tour golf tournament in Pebble Beach, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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A boy peeks inside a tent where the carcass of whale shark is being kept in Karachi, Pakistan, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012. Qasim Khan waged the unlikeliest of battles with Pakistani authorities Thursday over the right to charge hundreds of curious visitors 20 rupees (22 cents) each to see a roughly 40-foot whale shark he bought from a fisherman. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)
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A Russian man swims in an ice hole in a lake on the outskirts of St.Petersburg, Russia, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012. The temperature in St.Petersburg hit -23 Celsius (-9.4 Fahrenheit). (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
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Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell is bathed in red, white and blue stage lighting as he addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, Friday, Feb. 10, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Sue Tilley, whom Lucian Freud painted in 'Sleeping by the Lion Carpet' (R) poses for photographs in the 'Lucian Freud Portraits' exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery on February 8, 2012 in London, England. The exhibition, which officially open to the general public on February 9, 2012, features 130 artworks spanning the length of Freud's painting career from the early 1940s until his final, unfinished work. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
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Tadashi_Shoji

Models get their make-up done before the Tadashi Shoji Fall 2012 collection is modeled during Fashion Week in New York, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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South Koreans release paper lanterns to celebrate the first full moon of the Lunar New Year, in Yongin, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 6, 2012. According to the lunar calendar, the first full moon falls on Monday, Feb. 6 this year, and is the day Koreans traditionally eat special treats and wish for a bountiful harvest in the year. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
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WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 7: In this handout photo provided by NASA, a United States Marine Corps helicopter flies past the U.S. Capitol with a full moon lighting the sky on February 7, 2012 from Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, DC. Tonight's moon marks the peak of its waxing. (Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)
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In this photo provided on Friday Feb. 10, 2012 by World Press Photo, the 1st prize Contemporary Issues Stories category of the 2012 World Press Photo contest by Stephanie Sinclair, USA, VII Photo Agency for National Geographic magazine shows Tahani (in pink), who married her husband Majed when she was 6 and he was 25, posing for this portrait with former classmate Ghada, also a child bride, outside their mountain home in Hajjah, Yemen, June 10, 2010. Nearly half of all women in Yemen were married as children. (AP Photo/Stephanie Sinclair, VII Photo Agency for National Geographic magazine)

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Supporters of striking police demonstrate outside the Bahian state legislature building, where up to 300 police officers and their families are holed up, in Salvador, Brazil, Tuesday Feb. 7, 2012. About one-third of Bahia's 30,000 police went on strike a week ago and murders in the capital's metropolitan area immediately spiked, reaching double normal rates before 2,000 troops were sent in Sunday to patrol the city in armored personnel carriers. The striking police officers are demanding pay raises and amnesty for what a judge ruled an illegal work stoppage. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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A Tamil Hindu priest has antiseptic powder on his face after a ceremonial steal rod was removed during a blessing ritual for the festival of Thaipusam outside a temple in New Delhi, India, Friday, Feb. 10, 2012. Thaipusam, an annual festival that celebrates the victory of good over evil, marks the day when Goddess Parvati presented a weapon to Murugan, her son with Hindu God Shiva, to vanquish a demon army. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
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Members of The Kings Troop Royal Horse Artillery fire during the Accession Day 41 Gun Salute to mark the official start of Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee in Hyde Park, London, Monday, Feb. 6, 2012. Queen Elizabeth II marked 60 years on the throne Monday with a message thanking all those who have supported her over her reign and reaffirming her dedication to serving the British people. The 85-year-old ascended the throne when her father, George VI, died on Feb. 6, 1952 and is the longest-serving monarch after Queen Victoria, who reigned for more than 63 years. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
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Tiger Woods walks to his ball on the 15th green of the Monterey Peninsula Country Club shore course as waves crash in the background during a practice round at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am PGA Tour golf tournament in Pebble Beach, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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A Hindu devotee gets his cheek and tongue pierced with metal rods during the Thaipusam festival at Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012. The festival is rooted in Hindu legend and was brought from southern India by 19th century immigrants who came to the Malaysian peninsula to work in rubber estates and government offices. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)
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A tourist sits in the entrance of a hotel next to row of mannequins at the Pelourinho neighborhood in Salvador, Brazil, Thursday Feb. 9, 2012. A police strike and a resulting wave of violence is scaring off visitors to Brazil's third-largest city leaving the cash registers unusually quiet. Police demanding better pay and benefits walked off the job in the northeastern state of Bahia more than a week ago, doubling the number of murders and flooding Brazilian airwaves with alarming footage of looted banks and businesses. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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In this photo provided on Friday Feb. 10, 2012 by World Press Photo, the 2nd prize Arts and Entertainment Singles category of the 2012 World Press Photo contest by Vincent Boisot, France, Riva Press for Le Figaro Magazine, shows a model posing in front of tailor stalls in the center of Dakar, Senegal, July 9, 2011. She wears the creation of a designer, Yolande Mancini, participating in the 9th edition of Dakar Fashion Week. (AP Photo/Vincent Boisot/Riva press for Le Figaro Magazine)
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Two women walk past a snowman in Algiers, Algeria, Monday, Feb. 6, 2012. Snow made a rare appearance in Algiers, the capital city of Algeria. Meteorology reports suggest that the last time Algiers saw this amount of snow was at least seven years ago in 2005. (AP Photo/Ouahab Hebbat)
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South Koreans takes pictures of a small wooden house they set to ablaze to celebrate the first full moon of the Lunar New Year, in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012. According to the lunar calendar, the first full moon falls on Monday, Feb. 6 this year, and is the day Koreans traditionally eat special treats and wish for a bountiful harvest in the year. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
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In this photo provided on Friday Feb. 10, 2012 by World Press Photo, the 1st prize People in the News Stories category of the 2012 World Press Photo Contest by Yasuyoshi Chiba, Japan, Agence France-Presse shows the aftermath of the tsunami in Japan, April 3, 2011. Chieko Matsukawa shows her daughter's graduation certificate as she finds it in the debris in Higashimatsushima city, Miyagi prefecture, Japan. (AP Photo/Yasuyoshi Chiba, AFP)
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