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A Pakistani child sits on a bed wrapped with a blanket to avoid the cold, while her mother works in a brick factory on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. According to workers at the factory, adults earn 300 Rupees ($3.17 cents), while children earn 250 Rupees ($2.64 cents), per day. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
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Afghans watch cock fighting on the outskirts of Jalalabad east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. Cock fighting is a popular game in Afghanistan during the winter. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
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A M23 rebel stands with his weapon as M23 rebels withdraw from the Masisi and Sake areas in the eastern Congo town of Sake, some 27 kms west of Goma, Friday Nov. 30, 2012. Rebels in Congo believed to be backed by Rwanda postponed their departure Friday from the key eastern city of Goma by 48 hours for logistical reasons, defying for a second time an ultimatum set by neighboring African countries and backed by Western diplomats. The delay raises the possibility that the M23 rebels dont intend to leave the city they seized last week, giving credence to a United Nations Group of Experts report which argues that neighboring Rwanda is using the rebels as a proxy to annex territory in mineral-rich eastern Congo.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

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A fishing boats loaded with lobster traps heads from Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia, on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, as the lobster season in southwestern Nova Scotia gets underway. There are about 17-hundred vessels licensed to fish lobster from now until the end of May in an area that stretches from Digby County around to Halifax County. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Andrew Vaughan)
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A man walks past a representation of Brazil's Congress, seen on the horizon, during a protest against the rise in the national murder rate, in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. The stacks of bricks representing the twin skyscrapers, and the two plaster cones representing the cupola of the Senate building, left, and the inverted cone of the House of Representatives, right, were painted with patches of red to represent the the bloody wave of violence, resulting in over 900 murders per week, according to Rio de Paz President Antonio Costa. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
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A Marine carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of Cpl. Christopher M. Monahan Jr. Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 at Dover Air Force Base, Del. According to the Department of Defense Monahan, 25, of Island Heights, N.J., died Nov. 26, 2012 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

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A worker arranges ornaments for a Christmas decoration display outside a hotel in central Beijing, China, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)
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A homeless Indian sleeps outside closed shops in Mumbai, India, Friday, Nov. 30, 2012. Even as India's booming economy overflows with opportunities for the educated and well-connected, minting new millionaires by the dozen, some 800 million people live in poverty, many of them migrating to big cities in search of a livelihood and often ending up on the streets. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
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In this photo provided by the San Diego Zoo, giant panda cub Xiao Liwu stretches out and shows his belly while animal care staff check him over during his weekly exam at the San Diego Zoo, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. Nutritionist Jennifer Parsons took his measurements and noted that this panda cub is growing as expected, his measurements are on track with other giant pandas born at the Zoo. (AP Photo/San Diego Zoo, Ken Bohn)
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A shadow of an Indian paramilitary soldier is cast as he stands guard at a temporary checkpoint during a curfew in Srinagar, India, Friday, Nov. 30, 2012. Authorities in Indian portion of Kashmir on Friday, continued the curfew for the third consecutive day to avoid any law and order problems after Friday prayers following the recent clashes between two groups, local media reported. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
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In this Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 photo, camels are silhouetted against the setting sun during the annual cattle fair in Pushkar, Rajasthan, India. The annual camel and livestock fair attracts thousands of livestock dealers who bring thousands of camels, horses, and cattle. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
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Joyce Clarin, of Bellevue, Iowa, sits in a cage with Macho, left, while Pee-wee falls asleep in her lap during a pet adoption event for the Jackson County Humane Society held at PetSmart in Dubuque, Iowa, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. The Jackson County Humane Society has about 25 animals from the east coast, many of them orphaned by Superstorm Sandy. (AP Photo/Telegraph Herald, Jeremy Portje)
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In this undated photo provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, two mammal-eating "transient" killer whales are photographed off the south side of Unimak Island in the eastern Aleutian Islands of Alaska. Killer whale experts in Canada and the United States are working on research that could conclude that mammal-eating whales in the North Pacific should be a separate species. Now called transients, some researchers are referring to them as ìBiggís killer whalesî in honor of Michael Biggs, whom many consider to be the founding father of modern scientific studies regarding killer whales. (AP Photo/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Robert Pitman)
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Supporters of Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi leave after a public rally in Monywa town, northwestern Myanmar, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. Security forces used water cannons, tear gas and smoke bombs Thursday to clear protesters from a copper mine in northwestern Myanmar, wounding villagers and Buddhist monks just hours before Suu Kyi arrived in the area to hear their grievances. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
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People stand on timbers for sale at Ebute metta slum, in Lagos, Nigeria, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
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Afghan refugee boys wrap themselves with blankets to avoid the evening cold while sitting in a wooden cart as they look at a group of girls playing hopscotch, not pictured, in a field on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, Nov. 30, 2012. Pakistan and Afghanistan discussed freeing more Taliban detainees in Islamabad's custody to help coax the militant group into peace negotiations to end the 11-year-old war, officials said. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

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A cyclist passes through steam vented from a grate near the Philadelphia Museum of Art on a cold morning, Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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Vendor Alberto Ponce poses for a picture holding parts of a fish as he waits for customers at the Villa Maria del Triunfo market, one of the largest fish markets in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. Ponce says he wears a red clown nose in hopes of attracting the attention of would-be customers. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
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An environmental activist wears a costume while depicting a school of tuna with others during a rally outside the South Korean Embassy in suburban Taguig, south of Manila, Philippines on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. In their statement, the group demanded countries joining the 9th regular session of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission to agree on conservation and management measures in order to address the alleged fast declining supply of Pacific tuna. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
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A Chinese couple is seen through a gap between doors as they pose for their wedding pictures at the Imperial Ancestral Temple in Beijing, China, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. The Imperial Ancestral Temple is now also known as the Beijing Working People's Cultural Palace. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
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Young supporters of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi gestures as they walk to reach a venue for a public meeting close to Letpadaung mine in Monywa, northwestern Myanmar, Friday, Nov 30, 2012. Opposition leader Suu Kyi has publicly criticized the forcible crackdown on protesters at a mine in northwestern Myanmar, saying the public needs an explanation of the violence that injured dozens, including Buddhist monks. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
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An underprivileged girl who lives under a bridge plays with a doll in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012. Even as India's booming economy overflows with opportunities for the educated and well-connected, minting new millionaires by the dozen, some 800 million people live in poverty, many of them migrating to big cities in search of a livelihood and often ending up on the streets. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
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A Romanian man takes pictures of his family in downtown Bucharest, Romania, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

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Municipal workers decorate a huge Christmas tree in Red Square, with St. Basil Cathedral partially seen at right, in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. A snowfall hit Moscow on Wednesday with temperatures falling to about 0 Centigrade 32 degrees Fahrenheit. (AP Photo/Misha Japaridze)
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A Kashmiri vendor weighs carrots for sale at the floating vegetable market on Dal Lake in Srinagar, India, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. The Dal Lake, which is one of the major tourist attractions of the valley, has numerous floating gardens that produce different varieties of vegetables during all four seasons of the year. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
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Onlookers watch lions eat as they drive through a nature reserve near Johannesburg, South Africa, on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
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A model showcases a creation by Japanese designer Yumi Katsura on Wednesday Nov. 28, 2012 in Singapore during the Japan Couture 2012 Singapore fashion show. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 30: A man dives off Manly Wharf on November 30, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. Temperatures in the high 30s and low 40s are expected to hit parts of the state over the weekend. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)
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RAMALLAH, WEST BANK - NOVEMBER 29: Palestinians celebrate in the streets on November 29, 2012 in Ramallah, the West Bank. The U.N. General Assembly today voted 138-9, with 41 abstentions, to upgrade the Palestinian Authority's status to non-member observer state. Among nations voting no were the U.S., Israel and Canada. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)
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LOCH LOMOND, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 30: A view of Loch Lomond from Duncryne hill, by Gartocharn on November 30, 2012 in Loch Lomond, Scotland. Weather warnings have been issued as temperatures start to fall below freezing across many parts of the UK. The cold snap follows recent, severe flooding, which has affected areas of Western and Northen England. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
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LOCH LOMOND, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 30: People fish from Inversnaid Pier on November 30, 2012 in Loch Lomond, Scotland. Weather warnings have been issued as temperatures start to fall below freezing across many parts of the UK. The cold snap follows recent, severe flooding, which has affected areas of Western and Northen England. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
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In this photo provided by Association of Surfing Professionals, Dale Staples, of South Africa, competes on his way to advancing into the second round of the World Cup of Surfing, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, in Oahu, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Association of Surfing Professionals, Kelly Cestari)
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The full moon disappears from view in Soldotna, Alaska, as it sets Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, behind peaks in the Alaska Range shortly before sunrise. Temperature variations in the atmosphere distort its shape. (AP Photo/Peninsula Clarion, M. Scott Moon) MAGS OUT; NO SALES
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A Palestinian Christian youth hangs up the national flag on a cross as others pray at St. George Melkite Greek Catholic Church, also know as the Church of the Ten Lepers, in the West Bank village of Burqin near the town of Jenin, Friday, Nov. 30, 2012. Palestinians celebrated the U.N. General Assembly votes on a resolution to upgrade the status of the Palestinian Authority to a nonmember observer state. (AP Photo/Mohammed Ballas)
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A woman walks in a snow-covered park in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. A record-breaking snowfall in Moscow has disrupted flights, created havoc on the roads, and forecasters say the storm will rage until Friday morning. Moscow's city hall said the Russian capital hasn't seen a bigger snowfall in November in about 50 years. Over 70 flights were disrupted overnight. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
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A woman burns joss sticks to cerebrate "Xie Taisui" at City God Temple in Shanghai, China, on Tuesday Nov. 27, 2012. People pray and bring offerings during the ritual period of "Xie Taisui" to thank the God before the next Chinese New Year arrives. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
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In this image provided by Churchill Downs, Uncaptured, ridden by Miguel Mena, wins the Kentucky Jockey Club horse race at Churchill Downs on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Churchill Downs, Reed Palmer Photography)
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Seven-year-old Duverlus Glavionex, right, and his brother Duverlus Gladson, 9, sit outside a neighbor's home in hopes they will give them some food in the rural area of Kenscoff, Haiti, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. Glavionex said he and his brother live with their grandmother who works in a field all day growing carrots and potatoes to sell, and that they eat one meal per day, usually rice. The UN in Haiti says 1.5 million people remain at risk of not having proper access to food in 2013 due to the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy and other natural disasters. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
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In this Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 photo, a bald eagle feasts on what appears to be a male pronghorn antelope Thursday morning along Highway 2 a few miles east of Havre, Mont. Havre Daily News/Lindsay Brown(AP Photo/Havre Daily News, Lindsay Brown)

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An Indian street barber trims the beard of a shopkeeper in Mumbai, India, Monday, Nov. 26, 2012. The barber charges 10 rupees (18 US cents) a trim. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
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In this Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 photo, a camel is silhouetted against the setting sun during the annual cattle fair in Pushkar, Rajasthan, India. The annual camel and livestock fair attracts thousands of livestock dealers who bring thousands of camels, horses, and cattle. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
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Merchants sell bread to protesters, some who have camped out in tents since last week, as opposition groups plan to gather for a major rally in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Nov. 30, 2012. Islamists approved a draft constitution for Egypt early Friday without the participation of liberal and Christian members, seeking to pre-empt a court ruling that could dissolve their panel with a rushed, marathon vote that further inflames the conflict between the opposition and President Mohammed Morsi. (AP Photo/Thomas Hartwell)
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A Palestinian youth plays with fireworks while Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas speaks to the United Nations General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York, before the body votes on a resolution to upgrade the status of the Palestinian Authority to a nonmember observer state, in the West Bank city of Nablus, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. The Palestinians are certain to win U.N. recognition as a state on Thursday but success could exact a high price: delaying an independent state of Palestine because of Israel's vehement opposition.(AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh)
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Surfers ride waves at Rockaway Beach Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, in the Queens borough of New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
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President Barack Obama walk on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, toward the Marine One helicopter, enroute to Andrews Air Force Vase, Md., then onto to Hatfield, Pa. to speak at the Rodon Group manufacturing facility. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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A man stands on top of a cliff overlooking at the Pacific Ocean in Lima, Peru, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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People walk past a fence around the Lenin Mausoleum in Red Square, with St. Basil Cathedral partially seen at left, in Moscow, Russia, early Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. A snowfall hit Moscow on Wednesday with temperatures falling to about 0 Centigrade (32 degrees Fahrenheit). (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
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A model showcases a creation by Japanese designer Yumi Katsura on Wednesday Nov. 28, 2012 in Singapore during the Japan Couture 2012 Singapore fashion show.(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
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A model showcases a creation by Japanese designer Junko Shimada on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 in Singapore during the Japan Couture 2012 Singapore fashion show. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

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A woman eats a sandwich as she walks past an entertainer man fixing his make-up before performing in a street show in Madrid's Plaza Mayor, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
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LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 30: A Christmas Tree is moved into position on Downing Street on November 30, 2012 in London, England. The tree was grown by Mike Craig on his farm in Dumfries, Scotland. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
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In this Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, photo, the aurora borealis is on display north of Havre, Montana. A storm from the broiling sun turned the chilly northernmost skies of Earth into an ever-changing and awe-provoking art show of northern lights on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Havre Daily News, Lindsay Brown)

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