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Dressed in a Santa Claus outfit, a diver performs with sardines at the Coex Aquarium in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. Christmas is one of the biggest holidays in South Korea, where over half of the population are Christians. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
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Meera, a young Indian girl, walks to sell paper wheels at the Arabian Sea coast in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. Meera who attends a government school, works5 after school hours to support her family who make a living selling paper wheels. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
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In this Dec. 5, 2012 photo, a caiman is held by its neck with a pole in a holding tank at the home of Daniel Montanez in the Los Naranjos neighborhood of Vega Baja, Puerto Rico. Caimans are native to Central and South America, but were introduced to Puerto Rico by stores such as Woolworths that sold baby caimans the size of lizards as pets during the 1960s and 70s, Atienza said. When the caimans began to grow, people released them into the wild, where females rapidly reproduced, laying up to 40 eggs at a time. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)
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In this Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012 photo, a Syrian woman and girl carry their belongings after their home was damaged due to fighting between Free Syrian Army fighters and government forces in Aleppo, Syria. (AP Photo/Narciso Contreras)
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Policemen are silhouetted against one of the Great Pyramids in Giza, Egypt, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. An Egyptian opposition alliance urged supporters on Wednesday to vote "No" in the referendum on a disputed constitution but said it may still boycott if its conditions are not met. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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Protesters burn an effigy of Philippine President Benigno Aquino III on board a mock tank as they commemorate International Human Rights Day near the Presidential Palace in Manila, Philippines, on Monday Dec. 10, 2012. The group called the Aquino administration as alleged human rights violators. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
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An activist wears a bandana with a photo of Argentine President Cristina Fernandez during a rally to mark the 29th anniversary of the return to democracy in Argentina, on the eve of the Human Rights Day, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. Late Argentine President Raul Alfonsin took office on December 10, 1983 after seven years of military dictatorship. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
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Esilda Espinosa sits next to a statue of the Catholic saint Lazaro, as she waits for a passersby to donate alms that she will use to finance a celebration on the saint's feast day in Havana, Cuba, Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. Affectionately known as "El Viejo Lazaro," or the Santeria equivalent, Babalu Aye, the religious icon is usually represented wearing ragged clothes and with dogs licking the sores on his feet. Both the Catholic saint and the Santeria Orisha are associated with suffering and disease and are honored by their devotees on Dec. 17. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)
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Skaters take advantage of the giant ice rink set up under the famous glass roof of the Grand Palais, in Paris Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. The Grand Palais skating rink is the largest temporary ice rink ever created in France. It will remain open until Jan. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
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A protester hurls a stone at police officers during a protest against the acquittal of 13 people accused in the disappearance of a young woman in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. The acquittal on Tuesday of 13 people accused in the disappearance of Marita Veron, a young woman who was allegedly kidnapped and forced into prostitution for "VIP clients," spread shock and outrage across Argentina on Wednesday, prompting street protests and calls by political leaders to impeach the three judges who delivered the verdict. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
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Protesters play with a ball in front of a tank securing the area around the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. Opposing sides in Egypt's political crisis were staging rival rallies on Friday, the final day before voting starts on a contentious draft constitution that has plunged the country into turmoil and deeply divided the nation. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
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Anti-virus software founder John McAfee, left, sits in a taxi cab in the South Beach area of Miami Beach, Fla., on his way to dinner Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012. McAfee arrived in the U.S. on Wednesday night after being deported from Guatemala, where he had sought refuge to evade police questioning in the killing of a man in neighboring Belize. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
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A hairdresser sleeps as she waits for clients at a private hair salon in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. Cuba formally authorized the creation of the first non-agricultural cooperatives on Tuesday, a measure expected to permit the growth of midsize businesses as part of President Raul Castro's plan to open the economy to some liberalization. The rules say a cooperative can be formed by three or more Cubans. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)
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Girls donning their first communion veils sit in the pews of the Metropolitan Cathedral, during a First Holy Communion service, in Managua, Nicaragua, Dec. 12, 2012. Around 550 children, aged between 8-16, marked the Virgin of Guadalupe's feast day by receiving for the first time the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist, which is the eating of consecrated bread and drinking of consecrated wine. The government sponsored the religious event, buying the children's clothes and accessories. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
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Army Cadets salute as they march on the field before an NCAA college football game against Navy, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
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In front of the mediterranean see, a fisherman works fixing his net at the fishing port of Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. The Spanish government says that the euro 39.5 billion ($51.3 billion) in bailout funds approved by European authorities for the country's troubled banks has arrived. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
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The U.S. Capitol in Washington is seen at dawn, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. Leading lawmakers have expressed pessimism that a deal to avert the "fiscal cliff" is close, despite increasing anxiety about a Dec. 31 deadline to stop the expiration of Bush-era tax cuts and separate across-the-board spending cuts that are the result of Washington's failure to complete a deficit-reduction (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Squirrel monkeys investigate a Christmas stocking given to them, during a media opportunity at London Zoo, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. The animals at ZSL London Zoo are set to enjoy a wild Christmas this year, with some very merry treats. Lion cubs Heidi and Indi have definitely made it on to Santas good list and will be getting their paws on some presents, whilst the penguins will be treated to festive fishy gifts under the tree. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
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Syrian children, who fled their home with their families in Hama due to government airstrikes, stand next to their tent at a camp for displaced Syrians in the village of Atmeh, Syria, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
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Indian women stand in a queue to cast their votes at a polling station at Sanand in Ahmadabad district, India, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. Polling for the first phase of Gujarat State Assembly elections for 87 constituencies began on Dec. 13, where 18 million voters will decide the fate of 846 candidates. Voting of the second phase will take place on Dec. 17 for the remaining 95 Assembly seats and counting will be held on Dec. 20, according to local news agency Press Trust of India. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
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Matryoshkas, traditional Russian wooden dolls, are displayed for sale on a cold winter day in the Sparrow Hills, the site of tourist attraction in Moscow, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. Temperature is about -10 C (14 F). (AP Photo/Misha Japaridze)
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A woman holds a candle as she reacts during a vigil in support of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. Chavez is recovering favorably despite suffering complications during cancer surgery in Cuba, his vice president Nicolas Maduro said Thursday amid uncertainty over the Venezuelan leader's health crisis and the country's political future. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
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Lasers project the number of seats won in the parliamentary elections by the political groups that received over the minimum 5 percent of the votes, on the facade of the communist era built Palace of Parliament in Bucharest, Romania, Monday night, Dec. 10, 2012. Partial results show Romanias ruling center-left alliance Social Liberal Union won about 59 percent of the seats in the 452-seat legislature, followed by a center-right group allied to President Traian Basescu that polled just below 17 percent. A populist party lead by a media tycoon scored about 14 percent in Sundays election and an ethnic Hungarian party won just over 5 percent. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
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Tourists ride in horse carriages past one of the Great Pyramids in Giza, Egypt, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. An Egyptian opposition alliance urged supporters on Wednesday to vote "No" in the referendum on a disputed constitution but said it may still boycott if its conditions are not met. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
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In this Dec. 6, 2012 photo, a girl poses for the picture next to a tomb sculpture as she takes a nighttime guided tour through the Presbitero Matias Maestro cemetery in Lima, Peru. Guides tell Peru's history through the tombs of presidents, prelates, poets, potentates and war heroes. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
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Dressed in a Santa Claus outfit, a diver feeds to sardines at the Coex Aquarium in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. Christmas is one of the biggest holidays in South Korea, where over half of the population are Christians. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
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A portrait of late North Korean leader Kim Il Sung glows from a spot light as dusk descends upon Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
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A Bangladeshi rickshaw puller pedals past a cloud of a smoke after a homemade bomb exploded during a nationwide half-day strike in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. Homemade bombs exploded in Bangladesh's capital and police fired tear gas at demonstrators as opposition parties enforced a general strike on Thursday, demanding that the government restore an election-time caretaker administration. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)
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A man crawls carrying an image of the Virgin of Guadalupe on his back as he approaches the entrance to the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. Nationwide, devotees of the Virgin of Guadalupe make a pilgrimage to the Basilica in honor of her Dec. 12 feast day. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
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A girl looks out from under a banner during a demo against the latest government cutbacks in education, in Madrid, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. The Spanish government said Wednesday that the 39.5 billion ($51.3 billion) in bailout funds approved by European authorities for the country's troubled banks has arrived and the government has been forced to pass unpopular austerity measures. Banner reads 'Agreement for the Education'. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
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A night view of the banks of "Sangam," the confluence of rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, which is illuminated for the upcoming one-month-long Mahakumbh festival in Allahabad, India, Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. Millions of Hindu pilgrims are expected to take part in the large religious congregation on the banks of Sangam during the Mahakumbh festival in January 2013, which falls every 12th year. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
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Indian army soldiers perform Mallakhamb, a traditional Indian gymnastics on a vertical wooden pole during a rehearsal for Victory Day celebrations in Mumbai, India, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. The Indian Army celebrates Victory Day on December 16, to commemorate its military victory over Pakistan in 1971. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
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Skaters, reflected on a screen, take advantage of the giant ice rink set up under the famous glass roof of the Grand Palais, in Paris Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. The Grand Palais skating rink is the largest temporary ice rink ever created in France. It will remain open until Jan. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
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An Egyptian vendor waits for customers in front of his shop in Khan Al-Khalili market in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. The Egyptian military on Monday assumed joint responsibility with the police for security and protecting state institutions until the results of a Dec. 15 constitutional referendum are announced. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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North Korean soldiers attend a mass rally organized to celebrate the success of a rocket launch that sent a satellite into space, on Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. As the U.S. led international condemnation of what it calls a covert test of missile technology, top North Korean officials denied the allegations and maintained the country's right to develop its space program. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
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A snow blower clears snow from a street in Lofer in the Austrian province of Salzburg, on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. The weather forecast predicts continuing snowfall for the next days. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)
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Amsterdam's Magere Brug, or Skinny Bridge is seen in the background as partygoers watch the opening of the Amsterdam Light Festival from their floating tub filled with hot water on Amstel river Friday Dec. 7, 2012. The festival with illuminated artworks runs from Dec. 7 2012 to Jan. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
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Cambodian boys prepare to load rice onto a truck before transporting back to home in Tuol village on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)
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Protesters opposing Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, one wears a Guy Fawkes mask, chant slogans during a demonstration that started in front of el-Nour mosque, background, in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. Thousands of opponents and supporters of Egypt's Islamist president staged rival rallies in the nation's capital Tuesday, four days ahead a nationwide referendum on a contentious draft constitution.(AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
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A car drives through a snow covered landscape near Starnberg, southern Germany, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. Weather forecasts predict changeable weather with rising temperatures for Germany during the coming days. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
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