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A man performs for tourists by jumping from the top of a rebuilt bridge in the old town of the southern Bosnian city of Mostar, 140 km (87 miles) south of Sarajevo, June 3, 2011. REUTERS/Nikola Solic

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Shaquille O'Neal laughs while telling a story during his announcement of his retirement from the National Basketball Association (NBA) at a news conference at his home in Windermere, Florida June 3, 2011. REUTERS/Scott Audette

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An archaeologist cleans the tusk of a prehistoric animal at Miraflores neighborhood in Tegucigalpa June 3, 2011. According to Virgilio Paredes, director of the Honduran Institute of Anthropology and History (IHAH), the finding of this tusk could correspond to the tusk of a mammoth or mastodon from 12,000 or 15,000 B.C. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

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The Iranian women's national soccer team pray after withdrawing from their qualifying match against Jordan for the 2012 London Olympic Games in Amman June 3, 2011. The Iranian team were banned from the match on Friday in the second round of qualifiers in protest against guidelines on their veil. The FIFA woman's association requires that any covering used does not cover the neck and ears. In Iran all women are required to cover their hair in public to conform to the Islamic dress code. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji

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A Bosnia supporter cheers during their Euro 2012 Group D qualifying soccer match against Romania at Giulesti stadium in Bucharest June 3, 2011. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel

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Colombian pop star Shakira performs during her concert as part of The Sun Comes Out World Tour at Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid June 3, 2011. REUTERS/Susana Vera

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A man smokes a mock marijuana cigarette, made of cardboard, during a march for the legalisation of marijuana in Brasilia, June 3, 2011. REUTERS /Ueslei Marcelino

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Wayuu Indian boys wrestle during a competition held as part of the traditional games segment of the Wayuu Cultural Festival in Uribia, June 3, 2011. The annual event, which showcases the culture of Wayuu people through traditional music, ancestral rituals, handicrafts and forums, will be held from June 3-5, according to organizers. REUTERS/Joaquin Sarmiento

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Former U.S. Democratic presidential hopeful and former U.S. Senator John Edwards waits to depart the U.S. District Court with his daughter Cate (R in red) after pleading not guilty to six federal charges in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, June 3, 2011. Edwards was indicted Friday for using nearly $1 million in illegal campaign funds to help cover up an extramarital affair during his White House bid. In a fall from grace for a man once expected to go far in American politics, Edwards, 57, was charged with six counts, including conspiracy, illegal campaign contributions and making false statements, according to the federal indictment. REUTERS/Davis Turner

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Toronto Blue Jays bat boy Drew Magnasson runs back to the dugout after picking up a bat during the Blue Jays at bat in the eighth inning of their MLB American League baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Baltimore, Maryland June 3, 2011. Magnasson was unaware that someone in the Blue Jays dugout had taped a cup to the top of his helmet as a joke. REUTERS/Joe Giza

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An F/A-18C Hornet fighter jet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 113 breaks the sound barrier during an air power demonstration over the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier and Carrier Air Wing 17 in the Pacific Ocean in this U.S. Navy handout photo dated June 3, 2011. REUTERS/U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Travis K. Mendoza/Handout

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Inmates exercise at the California Institution for Men state prison in Chino, California, June 3, 2011. The Supreme Court has ordered California to release more than 30,000 inmates over the next two years or take other steps to ease overcrowding in its prisons to prevent needless suffering and death. California's 33 adult prisons were designed to hold about 80,000 inmates and now have about 145,000. The U.S. has more than 2 million people in state and local prisons. It has long had the highest incarceration rate in the world. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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A member of an event crew falls after being hit by Formula One driver Sebastien Buemi of Switzerland at a promotional event in Chiba, east of Tokyo June 4, 2011. The accident occurred when the crew member crossed the makeshift track without noticing Buemi's approach. He did not sustain any injuries as Buemi was driving slowly. The promotional event was held to support the victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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Ducati MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi of Italy crashes during the third free practice of the Catalunya MotoGP Grand Prix in Montmelo, near Barcelona, June 4, 2011. REUTERS/Albert Gea

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Greenpeace activists climb ladders on the Leiv Eiriksson drilling rig operated by British oil explorer Cairn Energy, 180km (112 miles) off the Greenland coast, June 4, 2011. Days after Greenpeace activists were removed from the rig after suspending themselves from the Leiv Eiriksson, some 18 Greenpeace activists boarded the Leiv Eiriksson and were taken to meet the drill manager. REUTERS/Steve Morgan/Greenpeace/Handout

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Members of the Russkiye Vityazi (Russian Knights) military patriotic club get into an AN-2 airplane before a parachute jump at an airdrome outside the Russian southern city of Stavropol June 4, 2011. REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko

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Britain's Prince William attends the Colonel's Review ceremony at Horse Guards Parade in London June 4, 2011. The annual military parade and march-past by the British Army Household Division takes place a week before the Trooping of the Colour, which marks Queen Elizabeth's official birthday. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

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Tens of thousands of protesters take part in a candlelight vigil at Hong Kong's Victoria Park June 4, 2011 to mark the 22th anniversary of the military crackdown of the pro-democracy movement in Beijing's Tiananmen Square in 1989. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

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A boy collects recyclables as rain clouds approach over a garbage dump, on the eve of World Environment Day, on the outskirts of Agartala, capital of India's northeastern state of Tripura, June 4, 2011. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey

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Li Na of China reacts after winning her women's final against Francesca Schiavone of Italy at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris June 4, 2011. REUTERS/Thierry Roge

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England's goalkeeper Joe Hart reacts at the end of their Euro 2012 Group G qualifying soccer match against Switzerland at Wembley Stadium in London June 4, 2011. REUTERS/Darren Staples

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth (L) and Prince Edward watch the winners enclosure after her horse lost in the Epsom Derby at Epsom Racecourse in southern England June 4, 2011. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

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A spruce forest attacked by engrave beetles (Scolytidae) is seen at the Czech Republic's Sumava National Park, June 4, 2011. World Environment Day dedicated to forest, celebrated on June 5, is to raise worldwide awareness for environmental protection and motivate action towards a cleaner and greener future, according to the United Nations Environment Programme website. REUTERS/Petr Josek

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Fred Morgenstern (L) and his fiancee Tatiana Peisach show the personalized golfclub bag tag as they walk out of the Miami Beach Convention Center carrying the items formerly owned by convicted Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff they won at auction, in Miami Beach, Florida June 4, 2011. Hundreds of items ranging from furniture and artwork to clothing and sports equipment from Madoff's Palm Beach home went to the highest bidders on Saturday. REUTERS/Hans Deryk

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Li Na of China poses with her trophy near the Eiffel Tower in Paris after winning her women's final against Francesca Schiavone of Italy at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris June 4, 2011. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

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Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo reacts during the soccer match against Norway for the Euro 2012 at Luz stadium in Lisbon June 4, 2011.
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Old British bulldogs Louie (R) and Betsy (L) ride a wave together during the Loews Surf Dog Competition in Imperial Beach, California June 4, 2011. Thousands of people on Saturday attended the competitive event for dogs and their owners. REUTERS/Denis Poroy

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Christy Martin of the U.S. sticks out her tongue after the fifth round against compatriot Dakota Stone during a Welterweight boxing match in Los Angeles June 4, 2011. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

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Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas falls in his net during the second period of play against the Vancouver Canucks in Game 2 of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoff in Vancouver, British Columbia June 4, 2011. REUTERS/Bruce Bennett/Pool

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A pair of Boston Bruins fans sit alone after their team was defeated in overtime by the Vancouver Canucks during Game 2 of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoff game in Vancouver, British Columbia, June 4, 2011. REUTERS/Andy Clark

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Pope Benedict XVI holds his cross as he leads a solemn mass in Zagreb June 5, 2011. The Pope is on a two-day visit to Croatia. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

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A girl, who sells water, closes her eyes as the wind blows her scarf at a cemetery in Kabul June 5, 2011. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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Rafael Nadal of Spain bites the trophy as he poses during a ceremony after defeating Roger Federer of Switzerland during their men's final at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris June 5, 2011. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

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Pairs dance the Hustle at the bank of Moskva river during open air dance lessons in Moscow June 5, 2011. REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov

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Lightning bolts strike around the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcanic chain near southern Osorno city June 5, 2011. The volcano in the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle chain, dormant for decades, erupted in south-central Chile on Saturday, belching ash over 6 miles (10 km) into the sky, as winds fanned it toward neighboring Argentina, and prompted the government to evacuate several thousand residents, authorities said. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

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Presenters Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis perform a comedy bit at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles June 5, 2011. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

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Miami Heat's LeBron James dunks the ball against the Dallas Mavericks in the second half during Game 3 of the NBA Finals basketball series in Dallas, June 5, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Sharp

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A beansprout is seen in this picture illustration taken in Berlin June 6, 2011. The managing director of a German organic farm that might be at the centre of a deadly E.coli outbreak said on Monday he was baffled that his beansprouts are suspected of causing such devastation. German officials said on Sunday the beansprouts of Klaus Verbeck, the head of the Gaertnerhof Bienenbuettel, could be the source of the EHEC bacteria (enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli) outbreak that has killed 22 and made more than 2,200 people ill across Europe. The farm has been shut, produce recalled and further test results are due on Monday. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski

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A Palestinian refugee burns tyres and barricades at Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp in southern Lebanon, June 6, 2011, during a protest against the killing of of the Palestinians protesters killed in the Syrian-Israeli border near the Druze village of Majdal Shams in the Golan Heights on Sunday. Israeli troops fired at Palestinian demonstrators in Syria who rushed to the border fence on Sunday in what Israel called a challenge to its sovereignty. Syrian state-run media said 18 were killed. Sunday marked the 44th anniversary of the 1967 Middle East war and Israel had been on alert for a repetition of last month's storming by thousands of Palestinian protesters of Israel's frontiers with Syria and Lebanon. Israel captured the Golan Heights from Syria in the war and annexed the territory in 1981, a move not recognised internationally. REUTERS/ Ali Hashisho

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Ashfaq, 10, carries his two-year-old brother Farhaan through a flooded pathway in a Mumbai slum June 6, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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Cucumbers are spread on a field to be used as fertilizer by French farmers who are unable to sell their produce in Carquefou near Nantes, western France, June 6, 2011. Authorities in Germany have yet to pinpoint the exact source of the three-week outbreak that has killed 22 people in Europe and stricken more than 2,200 in a dozen countries -- all of whom had been travelling in northern Germany. So far, bean sprouts, cucumbers, tomatoes and lettuce have all been suspected of spreading the EHEC bacteria (enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli) bacteria. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

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A Libyan fireman looks at the damage of a shoe warehouse which was hit by Grad rockets fired by forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi at Misrata's western front line, about 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) from the city centre June 6, 2011. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

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House are seen along the U.S. Route 180 as smoke from the Wallow Wildfire fills the sky in Luna, New Mexico June 6, 2011. A wildfire that has charred more than 350 square miles (906 sq km) in eastern Arizona forced the evacuation of a third town on Monday and crept near populated areas along the New Mexico border as it raged out of control for a ninth day. The so-called Wallow Fire, burning about 250 miles (400 km) northeast of Phoenix and stretching to near the Arizona-New Mexico border, ranks as the third-largest fire on record in Arizona. REUTERS/Joshua Lott

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Armed guards stand inside the house of Yemeni tribal leader Sadeq al-Ahmar in Sanaa June 7, 2011. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

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A security official stands near oil tankers which were set ablaze by a bomb blast near the main border crossing of Torkham, on the outskirts of Landikotal on June 7, 2011. A bomb blast hit four trucks carrying fuel to U.S.-led NATO forces in Afghanistan in the northwestern tribal region of Khyber, local government officials said. REUTERS/Shahid Shinwari

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A Russian Orthodox priest blesses the International Space Station crew of Japanese astronaut Satoshi Furukawa (R), Russian cosmonaut Sergey Volkov (C) and U.S. astronaut Michael Fossum before they leave the hotel for a final pre-launch preparation at Baikonur cosmodrome, June 7, 2011. The Soyuz TMA-02M spacecraft is scheduled to take to the International Space Station (ISS) on June 8. REUTERS/Sergei Remezov

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Austria's Florian Klein (R) challenges Latvia's Aleksandrs Cauna during their international friendly soccer match in Graz June 7, 2011. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

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The Russian Soyuz TMA-02M spacecraft, carrying the International Space Station (ISS) crew of Japanese astronaut Satoshi Furukawa, Russian cosmonaut Sergey Volkov and U.S. astronaut Michael Fossum, blasts off from its launchpad at the Baikonur cosmodrome, June 8, 2011. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

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Dallas Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki (41), Shawn Marion (0) and Jason Kidd (2) try to get a loose ball from Miami Heat Dwyane Wade (lower R) during Game 4 of the NBA Finals basketball series in Dallas, Texas June 7, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Stone

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The Chairman of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG), Sebatian Coe, poses with a prototype of the London 2012 Olympic Torch at St Pancras station in London June 8, 2011. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

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Pilgrims from the Sanlucar de Barrameda brotherhood pull horses as they make their way to the shrine of El Rocio in the Donana National Park, southern Spain June 8, 2011. Every spring hundreds of thousands of devotees converge at the shrine to pay homage to the Virgin del Rocio during an annual pilgrimage which combines religious fervour and festive colour. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo

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A Kashmiri Muslim woman cries while praying after tying a thread at the shrine of Sufi saint Sheikh Hamzah Makhdoomi in Srinagar June 8, 2011. According to belief, Kashmiri Muslims who believe in Sufism -- a mystical form of Islam -- traditionally tie ribbons and threads to the gates of shrines to get their needs fulfilled. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

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Belgrade-born author Tea Obreht (C) reacts on winning the 2011 Orange Prize for Fiction for her novel The Tiger's Wife, at the Royal Festival Hall in London June 8, 2011. At 25, Obreht is the youngest author to scoop the award, which honours female writers from around the world and is now in its 16th year. At right is shortlisted author Emma Donoghue. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

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Rapper Ja Rule, whose real name is Jeffrey Atkins, is handcuffed in Manhattan Supreme Court, where he received a two-year jail sentence after pleading guilty to gun possession charges June 8, 2011. REUTERS/Marc A. Hermann/Pool

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Emergency workers surround a bus lying on its side after an accident near the Austrian village of Melk, about 125 kilometres (78 miles) west of Vienna, June 8, 2011. Thirty-five people were seriously injured in the accident when the bus slipped from the road and crashed, police reported. REUTERS/Paul Plutsch

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F-16 fighters of the Thunderbirds, the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, perform during a Romanian - U.S. airshow at Kogalniceanu airport, 250 km east of Bucharest June 8, 2011. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel

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Vancouver Canucks goalie Cory Schneider (35) pauses as players drop their gloves to fight in the final minutes of the third period in Game 4 of the NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoff against the Boston Bruins in Boston, Massachusetts, June 8, 2011. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

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Famous cross-eyed opossum Heidi inspects its new enclosure at the newly built tropical hall of the Zoo in Leipzig, June 9, 2011. It is believed that Heidi's crossed eyes could have come from a poor diet when she was young, causing large fat deposits to form behind her eyes. Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch

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Thai Air Force officials clean the mud as they excavate the wreckage of U.S. World War II combat aircraft P-51D Mustang in Pathum Thani province on the outskirts of Bangkok June 9, 2011. The plane was shot down during the World War II as it was dropping bombs at a military camp in Don Muang in then Japanese allied Thailand. The owner of the land recently discovered the wreckage and alerted officials who plan to display the remains in the Thai Air Force museum in Bangkok. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

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A technician examines a mobile phone in a test room at the Market Surveilance Laboratories of the Information and Communication Technologies Authority of Turkey, in Ankara June 9, 2011. Founded in 2007 with funds from the European Union, the facility, comprising of five different labs, tests mobile telephones and other communication devices to determine their Specific Absorbition Rate (SAR) value. SAR is a measurement of how much electromagnetic radiation is absorbed by body tissue whilst using a mobile phone. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

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An Afghan boy harvests wheat at his father's farm outside Kabul June 9, 2011. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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A child plays under the spray of a fire hydrant in Riverside, Manhattan, as temperatures soared in New York June 9, 2011. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

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The remains of a finback whale that washed ashore on Wednesday morning is removed from the beach in front of The Sands Beach Club in Atlantic Beach, New York June 9, 2011. Marine biologists from the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation will take the remains and conduct a necropsy to determine the whale's cause of death. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

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Melissa Lamb carries her two-year-old daughter Rosie as she touches the hearse carrying the coffin, of her killed husband Rifleman Martin Lamb, draped in a union flag at Wootton Bassett in Wiltshire, southern England June 9, 2011. Three soldiers recently killed in Afghanistan were repatriated today and their cortege driven through the town of Wootton Bassett. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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A resident inspects the waters of the Nilhue River, fed by unusually warm water from the hot flanks of an erupting volcano from the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcanic chain near Lago Ranco town June 9, 2011. A thick cloud of ash from the Chilean volcano brought airports to a halt in Argentina and neighboring Uruguay on Thursday, forcing airlines to cancel dozens of flights, airport officials said. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

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Tourists ride camels on the Mingsha Sand Dunes during a visit to Crescent Moon Spring on the outskirts of Dunhuang, Gansu province June 9, 2011. Picture taken June 9, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer

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A boy chases a flock of birds along Clifton beach in Karachi June 10, 2011. REUTERS/Athar Hussain

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U.S. Army First Lieutenant Jonathan Austin from Charlie Company 4th Platoon,1st Brigade 3-21 Infantry checks inside a barn during a patrol in the village of Sarah, in the Panjwai district of Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan June 10, 2011. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

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Ducati MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi of Italy races during the first practice session of the British motorcycling Grand Prix at Silverstone circuit, central England, June 10, 2011. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis

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Police load covered men, who they said were paramilitary officials charged in the death of an unarmed man, an incident captured on video, into the back of a police vehicle after they presented before a judge at a courthouse in Karachi on June 10, 2011. The killing of an apparently unarmed man by paramilitary troops is likely to erode what little public confidence remains in Pakistan's security forces who have been on the defensive since Osama bin Laden was killed in a U.S. Raid. REUTERS/Athar Hussain

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A man bathes from a broken water pipe line in a Noida slum, located in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh June 10, 2011. REUTERS/Parivartan Sharma

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Jockeys take racehorses for a training ride at the Voskhod horse farm some 200 km (124 miles) from the southern Russian city of Krasnodar June 10, 2011. The farm has around 120 horses bred from English stock, which can fetch up to 700,000 Roubles ($25,000) at auctions. REUTERS/Sergei Karpov

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A man walks at the boat station at Phewa Lake in Pokhara June 10, 2011. Phewa or Fewa Lake, located in the Pokhara Valley, is the second largest lake in Nepal. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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A man drives his vehicle through mud during the Off Road Festival in Somogybabod, 165 km (102 miles) southwest of Budapest June 10, 2011. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

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