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Lucas Olivo, 6, of Cheverly, Md., opens his mouth wide while running through a wall of water at Yards Park in Washington, on Thursday, June 21, 2012. Heat index values are expected to exceed 100 degrees across the northeast Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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An Afghan couple walk to in front of a brick factory in Surkh Rod district of Jalalabad east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, June 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
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In this photo taken on Friday, June 15, 2012, a pig eats from a trash-ridden creek that runs towards the conference center where the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio+20, takes place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The throngs streaming into Rio for the Earth summit may be dreaming of white-sand beaches and clear, blue waters, but what they are first likely to notice as they leave the airport is not the salty tang of ocean in the breeze, but the stench of raw sewage. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
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A small Rohingya Muslim boy cries at an unauthorized camp that houses Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled Myanmar during an ethnic strife in 1992, at Kutupalong, Bangladesh, Saturday, June 16, 2012. Bangladeshi border guards have discouraged boats carrying Rohingya Muslims fleeing from the ethnic conflict from Rakhine state in Myanmar, that tried crossing over in the last few days across the Naf river to Bangladesh. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)
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A man runs on Botafogo beach near a huge sculpture made from plastic bottles, backdropped by a silhouette of Sugarloaf mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in the early morning hours of Wednesday, June 20, 2012. The city is host to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio+20, which runs through June 22. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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Afghan refugee youth are silhouetted against the sunset as they gather at a slum on World Refugee Day on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan on Wednesday, June 20, 2012. World Refugee Day, a day initiated by the United Nations to raise awareness on the plight of refugees worldwide, is observed on June 20 every year.(AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
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An Andean religious leader performs a new years' ritual at the ruins from the ancient civilization of Tiwanaku, on the highlands in Tiwanaku, Bolivia, Thursday, June 21, 2012. The Aymara Indians celebrate the year 5,520 as well as the southern hemisphere's winter solstice, marking the start of a new agricultural cycle. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
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A Filipino pedals his bicycle along a flooded street in suburban Malabon, north of Manila, Philippines, Monday June 18, 2012. Heavy rains triggered floods in several areas in the metro forcing some schools to suspend classes in the morning as powerful typhoon Guchol exits the country towards southern Japan. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
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Aymara indigenous men attend a new years' ritual at the ruins from the ancient civilization of Tiwanaku, on the highlands in Tiwanaku, Bolivia, Thursday, June 21, 2012. The Aymara celebrate the year 5,520 as well as the southern hemisphere's winter solstice, marking the start of a new agricultural cycle. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
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A Czech fan cheers before the Euro 2012 soccer championship quarterfinal match between Czech Republic and Portugal in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, June 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
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In this photo taken Thursday, June 21, 2012, people release lanterns in Poznan, Poland. Thousands of lanterns were released to mark the shortest night of the year. (AP Photo)
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A visitor takes an escalator, passing a giant banner of Pablo Picasso during his exhibition in Hong Kong's Heritage Museum Wednesday, June 20, 2012. 56 of the Picassos original works from the permanent collection of the Musée National Picasso, Paris, were brought for the most comprehensive exhibition of the artists works ever held in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
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A Chinese child, center, adjusts his rice dumpling shaped hat while performing on a stage during the opening of the Duanwu Festival held at Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park in Beijing, China Friday, June 22, 2012. Rice dumplings are traditionally eaten during the Duanwu festival, also known as the Dragon Boat festival, which falls on the fifth day of the fifth month of the Chinese calendar, commemorating the death of Qu Yuan, a famous Chinese poet from the kingdom of Chu who lived during the Warring States period. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
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Thousands of yoga enthusiasts convene in New York's Times Square to mark the summer solstice, Wednesday, June 20, 2012. Temperatures are expected to be near 100 degrees (37C) Wednesday. (AP Photos/Mark Lennihan)
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An Indian shouts for water as a shanty town is engulfed in flames in New Delhi, India, Friday, June 22, 2012. A fire swept through a slum in the Indian capital on Friday, destroying hundreds of shanties where residents had collected scrap plastic and rubber for resale. No one was reported injured or killed, fire department chief A.K. Sharma said. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
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A South Korean army K1A1 tank fires during South Korea-U.S. joint military live-fire drills at Seungjin Fire Training Field in Pocheon, South Korea, near the border with North Korea, Friday, June 22, 2012. The drills were held in a show of combat readiness ahead of the 62nd anniversary of the start of the Korean War on June 25. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
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An indigenous man sits as he participates in a protest at a building known as "Old Indian Museum," located near the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, during the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio+20, Thursday June 21, 2012. Indigenous people who have built homes at the building will be relocated due to works on the stadium and the surrounding area as part of Brazil's preparations for the 2014 World Cup. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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A United Nations police officer salutes as Cuba's President Raul Castro walks to the podium to deliver his speech at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio+20, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, June 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
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Palestinians ride their horses in the waters of the Mediterranean sea in Gaza Strip, Friday, June 15, 2012. (AP Photo / Hatem Moussa)
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The Philippine National Wushu Team members jump during training inside their gym in Manila, Philippines, Thursday June 21, 2012. Wushu, a sport derived from Chinese traditional martial arts, is slowly gaining popularity in the country. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
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Afghan refugees wait for transport to leave for Afghanistan at a repatriation center run by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, on World Refugee Day, in Peshawar, Pakistan, Wednesday, June 20, 2012. World Refugee Day, a day initiated by the United Nations to raise awareness on the plight of refugees worldwide, is observed on June 20 every year. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)
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An indigenous woman participates in a protest at a building known as the "Old Indian Museum," located near the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, during the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio+20, Thursday June 21, 2012. Indigenous people who have built homes at the building will be relocated due to works on the stadium and the surrounding area as part of Brazil's preparations for the 2014 World Cup. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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A riot policeman fires a tear gas canister toward anti-government protesters Thursday, June 21, 2012, in Diraz, Bahrain. Riot police used tear gas and stun grenades to disperse a demonstration against alleged deaths of infants and miscarriages blamed on excessive tear gas. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)
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A man runs on Botafogo beach near a huge sculpture made from plastic bottles in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, June 19, 2012. The city is host to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio+20, which runs through June 22. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier outside Moscow's Kremlin Wall, Russia, Friday, June 22, 2012, to mark the 71th anniversary of the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
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In this photo taken Tuesday, June 19, 2012, a South Korean Air Force E-737 Peace-Eye aircraft fires flare shells during South Korea-U.S. joint military live-fire drills at Seungjin Fire Training Field in Pocheon, South Korea, near the border with the North Korea. The drills were held in a show of combat readiness ahead of the 62nd anniversary of the start of the Korean War on June 25. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
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Men wait for the San Joan de Deu charity dining hall to open in Valencia, Spain, Wednesday June 20, 2012. More than one hundred people are fed every day in San Juan de Dios charity center as part of a program created to help unemployed and people without financial resources. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
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Transgender Kendra Ferrari, 21, performs during Miss Night Queen beauty contest in Guatemala City, Friday, June 15, 2012. Ferrari won the pageant and will represent the transgender community for one year. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
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Using umbrellas as goal posts, children play soccer after heavy rains in Taknaf, Bangladesh, Thursday, June 21, 2012. (AP Photo/ Saurabh Das)
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A resident shouts for water as he and others try to douse the flames in a shanty in New Delhi, India, Friday, June 22, 2012. A fire swept through a slum in the Indian capital on Friday, destroying hundreds of shanties where residents had collected scrap plastic and rubber for resale. No one was reported injured or killed, fire department chief A.K. Sharma said. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
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The Shenzhou 9 spacecraft rocket lifts off from the launch pad at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan, China, Saturday, June 16, 2012. China sends its first woman and two other astronauts into space Saturday to work on a temporary space station for about a week, in a key step toward becoming only the third nation to set up a permanent base in orbit.(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
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Pakistani girl Saima Hashim, 5, whose family was displaced by 2010 floods from a village in Pakistan's Sindh province, looks up while holding her doll, in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, June 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
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A man sticks portraits of people disappeared in the 80's on a wall in front of the National Congress in Guatemala City, Thursday, June 21, 2012. According to human rights groups, more than 40.000 were disappeared by army dead squads during 36 years of internal conflicts. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
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