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A woman reacts as her face is smeared with colored powder during Holi festivities in Mumbai, India, Thursday, March 8, 2012. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, also heralds the coming of spring. (AP Photo/ Rajanish Kakade)
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A man displays a two-headed turtle 'Testudo horsfieldi' at National Museum of natural history in Kiev, Ukraine, Monday, March 5, 2012. Besides the two heads the reptile has six legs. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
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The Northern Lights are seen in the skies near Faskusfjordur on the east coast of Iceland Thursday March 8, 2012. A solar storm shook the Earth's magnetic field early Friday, but scientists said they had no reports of any problems with electrical systems. After reports Thursday of the storm fizzling out, a surge of activity prompted space weather forecasters to issue alerts about changes in the magnetic field. (AP Photo/Jonina Oskardottir) ICELAND OUT
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New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter walks through the infield in the third inning of a spring training baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Tuesday, March 6, 2012, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
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Raphael Dominguez, of Fort Myers, Fla., goes over the right field wall while trying to chase down a ball in the seventh inning of a spring training baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins, Sunday, March 4, 2012, in Fort Myers. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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A young Indian boy is smeared with colored powder and glitter on his face during Holi celebrations in Allahabad, India, Friday, March 9, 2012. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, also heralds the coming of spring. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
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A woman wearing zombie make-up and a wedding dress sit and speaks on the phone while waiting for a friend to join the 2012 Zombie Walk during the Purim festival in Tel Aviv, Israel,Tuesday, March 6, 2012. About 250 participants matched in central Tel Aviv during the annual Zombie Walk. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
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An Afghan boy guards his chickens on a street in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, March 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)
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Passengers travel on a train to Constitucion station in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Monday, March 5, 2012. Argentina's train system, run by private companies which receives government subsidies' has deteriorated over the years. On February 22, a packed commuter train slammed into a retaining wall at a railway terminal in Buenos Aires, killing dozens and opened a debate over the quality and safety of the rail service in Argentina. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
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A boy walks down the stairway in front of images of victims of violence in Ecatepec, Mexico, Thursday, March 8, 2012. Images of people who were victims of the crime, taken by young residents, are displayed in a deprived neighborhood of Ecatepec as part of a campaign against violence, organized by the Murrieta Foundation. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)
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President Barack Obama is reflected in the sunglasses of a member of the military as he greets people on the tarmac upon his arrival at Charlotte Douglas International airport in Charlotte, NC., Wednesday, March, 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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Visitors walk beneath a video projection and flowers at an exhibit titled "Wave" by Valley Forge Flowers in the 2012 Philadelphia International Flower Show "Hawaii: Islands of Aloha," Monday, March 5, 2012, in Philadelphia. The show is scheduled to run through Sunday, March 11. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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Indonesian men try to catch offerings thrown into the sea by Hindu worshippers during the ritual of Melasti on a beach in Gunung Kidul, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, March 7, 2012. The ritual which is performed ahead of the Balinese Hindu's Day of Silence, is held to purify the universe from bad influences, bad deeds and bad thoughts. (AP Photo/Gembong Nusantara)
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In this Jan. 29, 2012 photo, Madeleine Alfonso, the mother of Damian Lopez who was injured as a teenager by a high-voltage electrical wire when untangling a kite, is reflected in a mirror next to photographs of Damian when he was child, at their home in Havana, Cuba. The accident cost him both his forearms, melted much of the skin from his face and left him in a coma from which doctors predicted he would never emerge. Twenty-two years later, Lopez, 35, is close to realizing an unlikely dream by representing Cuba at the 2012 London Paralympics in cycling, the sport that he says kept him from drowning in self-pity and despair. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)
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A model wears a creation for Comme des Garcons as part of the Fall-Winter, ready-to-wear 2013 fashion collection, during Paris Fashion week, Saturday, March 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)
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In this picture taken on Feb. 13, 2012, children play with blown-up condoms at La Piste camp in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.While more than a million people displaced by the 2010 quake ended up in post-apocalyptic-like tent cities, some of the homeless people with disabilities landed in the near-model community of La Piste, a settlement of plywood shelters along tidy gravel lanes. However, the rare respite for the estimated 500-plus people living at the camp is coming to an end as the government moves to reclaim the land. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
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A rider and his horse pass the skyline on a field near Frankfurt, Germany, on early Tuesday, March 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
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A baby kangaroo looks out from his mother's pouch in the Erfurt zoo, central Germany, Thursday, March 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
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A woman with chains made with paper around her wrists protests against violence against women during an event marking the International Women's Day in Mexico City, Thursday March 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)
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Kashmiri Muslim devotees pray as the head priest displays a relic of Sufi saint Syed Abdul Qadir Jilani at his shrine in Srinagar, India, Friday, March 9, 2012. Thousands of devotees thronged the shrine which houses the relic of the saint following the saint's Urs, or yearly commemoration. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)
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Minnesota Twins left fielder Trevor Plouffe hangs on to the left field wall as he flips over while making the play on an out by Tampa Bay Rays Lee Hak-Ju during the sixth inning of a spring training baseball game in Fort Myers, Fla., Thursday, March 8, 2012. AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
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A memorial continues to grow around the gazebo in the center of the Chardon, Ohio town square on Thursday, March 8, 2012, in honor of three students, seen in photos at left from top to bottom, Daniel Parmertor, Russell King Jr., and Demetrius Hewlin, who were killed in a shooting at Chardon High School last week. The memorial also honors students Joy Rickers, top right, and Nick Walczak, bottom right, who were injured in the shooting. Funeral services for Russell King Jr., 17, were held in Chardon today. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)
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A Pakistani woman sweeps the ground next to her home on International Women's Day, in a slum in Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, March 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Nathalie Bardou)
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Palestinian protesters run away from a stun grenade fired by Israeli troops during a protest against the expansion of the nearby Jewish settlement of Halamish in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh near Ramallah, Friday, March. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
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A passenger sits on a window of a train at the Once station in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Monday, March 5, 2012. Argentina's train system, run by private companies which receives government subsidies' has deteriorated over the years. On February 22, a packed commuter train slammed into a retaining wall at a railway terminal in Buenos Aires, killing dozens and opened a debate over the quality and safety of the rail service in Argentina. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
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Skaters are blurred by the use of a slow shutter speed as the pack takes the start of the women's mass start event of the World Cup speed skating at Thialf Arena in Heerenveen, northern Netherlands, Sunday March 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
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Soldiers stand guard on a pedestrian bridge in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, March, Monday 5, 2012. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is on a one-day visit to Mexico City ahead his visit to Honduras on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
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A statue of the Virgin Mary is all that remains of the St. Louis Catholic church Wednesday, March 7, 2012, after a series of deadly explosions at a munitions depot devastated adjacent residential neighborhoods, killing at least 246 people, in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo. More than three days have passed since the catastrophic explosion laid waste to a section of the Republic of Congo's capital, and officials confirmed that as of Wednesday no coordinated rescue effort had been launched, making it increasingly unlikely that any more people will be pulled alive from the flattened houses. (AP Photo/Rukmini Callimachi)
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Russia's Victoria Valyukevich makes an attempt during the World Indoor Athletics Championships in Istanbul, Turkey, Friday, March 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
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A boy lies on the floor among silhouettes representing people allegedly killed by soldiers during Mexico's drug war during a protest organized by the National Regeneration Movement, MORENA, at the Zocalo central square in Mexico City, Sunday March 4, 2012. Mexico's Defense Secretary Guillermo Galvan conceded on Thursday, Feb. 9, the military has committed errors in the fight against organized crime and drug traffickers such as torture, homicide and drug-trafficking but said those responsible have been punished. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
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A synchronized swimmer is lifted from the pool during the performance show entitled Ilulwane, that forms part of the City public Arts Festival taking place in Cape Town, South Africa, Wednesday, March 7, 2012. International and local artists are taking part in the 5th annual City Public Arts Festival, with a multi-disciplined range of public artworks and performance based art on display. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)
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Ultra Orthodox Jewish sisters Simcha, left, and Miri dressed as dolls in a box wait for their mother to join in the celebration of the Purim festival in Bnei Brak, an Ultra Orthodox Jewish town near Tel Aviv, Israel,Thursday, March 8, 2012. The Jewish holiday of Purim celebrates the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Scroll of Esther. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
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People walk by the 330 ton fishing vessel Kyotoku Maru No. 18 which was flung 800 meters (0.5 mile) inland from Kesennuma port by the March 11 tsunami in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, Friday, March 9, 2012. It has been nearly one year since a monstrous earthquake triggered a tsunami that roared across Japan's northeastern coast, transforming once-pristine and thriving towns into waterlogged wastelands and sparking the world's worst nuclear crisis in a quarter-century. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
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An Afghan man watches his pigeons after feeding them in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, March 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)
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In this Wednesday March 7, 2012 photo, women carry wood for cooking in Amarah, 200 miles (320 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq. International Women's Day held each year on March 8, celebrates the economic, political and social achievements of women. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
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A construction worker steps across the center of the bed of the new Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool in Washington,Tuesday, March 6, 2012. The repairs to the Reflecting Pool required the complete demolition of the existing site and replacement with a new pool, water treatment facility, pedestrian walkways, and lighting. The original pool had been sinking since its construction in the 1920s, leading to numerous leaks. The new Reflecting Pool is estimated to complete by the spring of 2012. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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An international scientific team has identified in Lake Cuitzeo, in central Mexico, unusual materials in the sediment that support the theory of a meteorite impact some 12,900 years ago, according to an article published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science

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