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A gas mask covers the mouth on the statue of independence hero Leonardo Bravo in Mexico City, Tuesday Feb. 28, 2012. Activists are protesting pollution by placing gas masks on statues of Mexican heroes. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
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An Indonesian 'cosplayer' dressed as an anime character poses during Japan Pop Culture Festival at a shopping mall in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
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Producer Brian Grazer arrives before the 84th Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
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From left, Alli Ferrell, 10, and cousin Christian Murray, 12, sit on the front porch, as Lindsey Murray, 15, of Harrisburg, Ill., paints "for sale fixer upper" on the side of the home of their grandmother, Sharon Murray, 61, after a tornado destroyed the house in Harrisburg, Ill., Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012. A tornado struck the small town in southern Illinois killing 6. Murray was not at home at the time of the storm. A prosthetic leg was found among the wreckage. (AP Photo/Stephen Lance Dennee)
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In this Feb. 23, 2012 photo, a woman looks down from the staircase in the occupied Prestes Maia building in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil. Occupied in 2002 by about 350 homeless families, the building lacks electricity, elevators and running water. The families are part of Brazil's "roofless" squatter movement that's been around for years and hasn't abated despite the nation's economic boom. Squatters say their meager incomes, often earned in Brazil's informal economy, would never allow them to afford rent, even in slums. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
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Participants attend the Mobile World Congress, the world's largest mobile phone trade show, in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
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Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum touches his nose as he speaks during a campaign rally, Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, in Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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VIce President Joe Biden pauses as he speaks during the 3rd Annual Black History Month Reception at the Vice President 's Residence at the Naval Observatory, Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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Bret McKenzie with the Oscar for best original song for his work in "Man or Muppet" at the Governors Ball following the 84th Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
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An Army carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of Maj. Robert J. Marchanti II Monday, Feb. 27, 2012 at Dover Air Force Base, Del. According to the Department of Defense, Marchanti, 48, of Baltimore, died Feb. 25, 2012 in Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)
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A rider less horse, left, leads a caisson carrying the remains of Army Brig. Gen. Terence J. Hildner, during a burial services at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. Wednesday, February 29, 2012. Hildner died of apparent natural causes Feb. 3 in Kabul, Afghanistan. Hildner, 49, took command of 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Aug. 19, 2010. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
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A Chinese woman performs morning exercise with fans at the Ditan park in Beijing, China, Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
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A kite is flown on 'Clean Monday' against the background of ancient Acropolis hill with the Parthenon temple, Athens, Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. Many Greeks commemorate 'Clean Monday', the first day of Lent, by flying kites and eating foods associated with fasting. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
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Passengers of the Costa Allegra cruise ship look for their baggage upon their arrival at Victoria's harbor, Seychelles Island, Thursday, March 1, 2012. A disabled cruise ship carrying more than 1,000 people docked in the island nation of the Seychelles Thursday after three days at sea without power since a fire broke out in the generator room on Monday. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
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A member of the Croatian honor guards jumps over the red carpet before the arrival ceremony for Austria's President Heinz Fischer, in Zagreb, Croatia, Thursday, March 1, 2012. President Fischer is on and official visit to Croatia. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
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Firefighters extinguish fire in the Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace in downtown St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, with one of the four famous horse sculptures of the Anichkov Bridge on the Fontanka River in the foreground.(AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
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A man crosses a street during a heavy snowstorm, in Amman, Jordan, Friday, March 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon)
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A man rides a horse at Karachi's beach area in Pakistan on Monday, Feb 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Shakil adil)
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Members of a family spend time together at a beach in Vina del Mar bay, Chile, Monday Feb. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)
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Women with masks participate in a carnival procession in Strumica, Macedonia, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012. More than 2,500 costumed revelers performed Saturday, the main night of the carnival, through downtown Strumica. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)
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A man crouches on a snow-covered walkway outside the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012. Snow fall overnight covers the Metro area, causing delay of public transportation. (AP Photo/Junji Kurokawa)
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An exotic dancer performs during the 2012 Sex and Entertainment Expo in Mexico City Thursday, March 1, 2012. The expo is an annual event where vendors in the sex industry promote their goods and local strip clubs offer a glimpse of their establishments. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
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A model wears a creation from designer Rick Owens as part of the Fall-Winter, ready-to-wear 2013 fashion collection, during Paris Fashion week, Thursday, March 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
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Riot police officers take positions as garbage containers burn during clashes following a demonstration in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012. Spanish students in Barcelona clashed Wednesday with police and set fire to garbage containers during nationwide protests against education spending cuts. (AP Photo/Marta Ramoneda)
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Covered in plastic, an Oscar statue peeks out from a curtain on the red carpet as preparations for the 84th Academy Awards continue in Los Angeles on Friday, Feb. 24, 2012.  The Oscars will be held on Sunday. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)
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Raul Herrera, 28, dressed as a Franciscan monk, dives from a cliff into the Pacific Ocean in Lima, Peru on Friday, Feb. 24, 2012. Herrera dives daily for tourists and visitors reenacting the legend of the Diving Monk ( El Salto del Fraile ). As legend goes, a monk jumped off these neighboring cliffs committing suicide in despair over an unrequited love with a woman. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
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A supporter's reflection and the image of Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, are seen on the screen of his iPad as he photographs Romney, greeting supporters at American Posts in Toledo, Ohio, Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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Models wear creations from designer Sharon Wauchob as part of the Fall-Winter, ready-to-wear 2013 fashion collection, during Paris Fashion week, Thursday, March 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
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A boy stands in from of a shop destroyed in Syrian Army shelling in the center of Idlib, north of Syria, Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. European Union foreign ministers said Monday they were increasingly appalled by the Syrian government's ruthless campaign of repression against civilians, and imposed new sanctions in hopes of pressuring the regime to change course. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
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Hundreds of thousands of devotees of the Christian sect, the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church of Christ) gather at the Rizal Park in Manila, Philippines Tuesday Feb. 28, 2012. Iglesia Spokesman Beinvenido Santiago said the Tuesday's gathering in Manila and 17 other cities around the country, is "purely religious rally" where politicians have been invited but won't be allowed to address the crowd. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
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Supporters of Yuri Lutsenko, former Ukrainian Interior Ministry and jailed former PM Yulia Tymoshenko's top ally, rally outside the Pecherskiy District Court in Kiev, Ukraine, Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. The Court started announcing a verdict against Lutsenko. He was arrested in Dec. 2010 on charges that he gave illegal bonuses and perks to his driver at the expense of the state. Prosecutors asked the court to find him guilty and send him to jail. AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
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An unidentified South Korean man hangs a national flag on a tree to celebrate March First Independence Movement Day, the anniversary of the 1919 uprising against Japanese colonial rule, in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
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The sun shines through the clouds during a gloomy day in Moscow with the view of Moskva river and the Christ the Saviour Cathedral, in Russia, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel)
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President Barack Obama waves to the crowd as he walks through a snowstorm after getting of Air Force One in Manchester, N.H. ,Thursday, March 1, 2012, on his way to speak at the Nashua (N.H.) Community College. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
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Protestors attend prayers during a rally demanding the trial of Yemen's former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in Sanaa, Yemen, Friday, March 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)
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