The hunger in Africa, the slaughter in Syria and the ongoing fight in Libya were momentarily forgotten as week 32 was all about the riots and looting in Britain and the rollercoaster ride(s) the world´s financial markets went through.

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Thousands of new motorcycles are parked at the Tanjung priok port, waiting for ships to transport them to Indonesia's provinces, in Jakarta August 5, 2011. Indonesia's economy grew a robust 6.5 percent in the second quarter of 2011, propelled by the dual engines of export income and faster investment that could potentially shield the country through the next few quarters of a darkening global outlook. REUTERS/Supri

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An image, acquired by the Mars Express High-Resolution Stereo Camera on 17 May 2010, and made available to August 5, 2011, shows the north pole of Mars during the red planet’s summer solstice. Studies made by Mars Express’ OMEGA instrument shows that the cap is covered by frozen water and carbon dioxide ice in winter and spring but by this point in the martian year all of the carbon dioxide ice has warmed and evaporated into the planet’s atmosphere. Only water ice is left behind, which shows up as bright white areas in this picture. From these layers, large bursts of water vapour are occasionally released into the atmosphere. These processes bear witness to a dynamic water cycle on Mars and may lead to the varying accumulation of water ice over the polar cap according to the European Space Agency (ESA). REUTERS/ESA/DLR/FU Berlin /Handout

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A buffalo cools off in a pond in the outskirts of Jammu August 5, 2011. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

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The DAX Index board is pictured at Frankfurt's stock exchange August 5, 2011. World stocks sank for an eighth straight session on Friday, wiping $2.5 trillion off their value on the week, as concern ballooned over the slowing global economy and the spread of debt anguish into Italy and Spain. Picture was taken with a fisheye. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski

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Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko speaks during a session of the Higher Administrative Court in central Kiev in this February 19, 2010 file photograph. An Ukrainian court ordered Tymoshenko's detention on August 5, 2011, following a state prosecutor's motion to take her into custody during her trial on charges of abuse of office. The prosecution, which accuses Tymoshenko of illegally forcing state energy company Naftogaz to sign a gas supply contract with Russia in 2009, has said Tymoshenko was disturbing the courtroom proceedings. She has denied the charges. REUTERS/Konstantin Chernichkin/Files

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A sunflower field is seen in stormy weather near Donzere, southern France, August 5, 2011. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

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People pull the remains of a 250kg male polar bear away from the scene after it was shot by a member of a group of British campers on the central island of Spitsbergen in Norway's Svalbard archipelago in the Arctic August 5, 2011. The polar bear attacked the group on Friday, killing a 17-year-old boy and seriously injuring four people, Norwegian officials said. REUTERS/Arild Lyssand/District governor of Spitsbergen's office/Scanpix Norway

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Rescue personnel look as a crane pulls a bus from a lagoon in Abidjan August 5, 2011. A bus in Ivory Coast plunged into Abidjan's lagoon on Friday, killing 40 of its passengers, although ten others survived, state TV said. REUTERS/Luc Gnago

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America's Cup challenger Artemis Racing of Sweden sails during a training session for the America's Cup World Series in Cascais August 5, 2011. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

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A woman walks down The Mall in New York City's Central Park beneath the changing fall colors of a stand of American Elm trees, in this November 1, 2006 file photo. It's known for its Broadway shows, designer shops and exclusive restaurants but there are plenty of things to enjoy in the Big Apple without burning a hole in your pocket. After breakfast of fruits and breads bought at the markets on Saturday, head to Central Park, the oasis in the middle of the urban jungle. To match Reuters Life! TRAVEL-NEWYORK/ REUTERS/Mike Segar/Files

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A technician extracts venom from a scorpion at Labiofam Laboratories in Santa Clara, Villa Clara province in central Cuba, around 280 km (174 miles) from Havana August 5, 2011. The venom will be used to make an anti-cancer medicine that Cuba has developed and is beginning to sell in Cuba and other countries. REUTERS/Enrique De La Osa

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A student is arrested as she shouts slogans against Chile's government to demand changes in the public state education system, during an official ceremony to commemorate the collapse of a copper and gold mine near Copiapo city August 5, 2011. Friday marked the first anniversary of the collapse of the small mine in northern Chile which left 33 miners trapped for about two months. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

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Edmonton Eskimos' Jason Barnes (L) is tackled by Winnipeg Blue Bombers' Jonathan Hefney during the first half of their CFL game in Winnipeg, August 5, 2011. REUTERS/Fred Greenslade

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A handler waves as he lifts off during the Taiwan International Hot Air Balloon Festival in Luye Town, Taitung County, August 6, 2011. A total of 20 hot air balloon teams from Canada, Dubai, India, New Zealand, Switzerland, Thailand, the U.S. and Taiwan have been invited to take part in the fiesta. The festival is slated to run through to August 31 at the Luye Gaotai area in the scenic park. REUTERS/Nicky Loh

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An artist performs during the Waterwall show in Lisbon August 5, 2011. Waterwall, a Italian production based on water, tumblers and music, is held as part of Lisbon's summer festivities. REUTERS/Jose Manuel Ribeiro

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Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie receives a shaving cream pie in the face by teammates while being interviewed after the Blue Jays win over the Baltimore Orioles in Baltimore, Maryland August 5, 2011. Lawrie made his Major League debut in the game getting two hits in four at bats. REUTERS/Joe Giza

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A handler walks inside a balloon during the Taiwan International Hot Air Balloon Festival in Luye Town, Taitung County, August 6, 2011. A total of 20 hot air balloon teams from Canada, Dubai, India, New Zealand, Switzerland, Thailand, the U.S. and Taiwan have been invited to take part in the fiesta. The festival is slated to run through August 31 at the Luye Gaotai area in the scenic park. REUTERS/Nicky Loh

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A student reads the Koran in a mosque in Jakarta August 6, 2011. More than 1,000 students will try to finish reading the Koran in one day during a mass Koran reading on Saturday during the holy fasting month of Ramadan. REUTERS/Supri

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The cathedral of Zafferana Etnea is seen as Mount Etna spews lava on the southern Italian island of Sicily August 6, 2011. Mount Etna is Europe's tallest and most active volcano. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello

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People pray after releasing paper lanterns on a river facing the gutted Atomic Bomb Dome in remembrance of atomic bomb victims on the 66th anniversary of the bombing in Hiroshima August 6, 2011. Prime Minister Naoto Kan on Saturday took his campaign against nuclear energy in Japan to Hiroshima which 66 years ago became the world's first victim of an atomic bomb. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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A dog catches a frisbee during the Russian dog frisbee championship in Moscow August 6, 2011. Dogs and their owners took part in a variety of distance and accuracy competitions to test their frisbee skills. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

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Canoeists start the annual International Descent of the River Sella in Arriondas August 6, 2011. The race finished in Ribadesella in the northern region of Asturias. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso

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Kerry Walsh (R) and Misty May-Treanor of the U.S. celebrate after winning their FIVB Beach Volleyball Grand Slam final match against China's Xue Chen and Zhang Xi in Klagenfurt August 6, 2011. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler

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A reveller enjoys a bungee jump during the 17th Woodstock Festival in Kostrzyn-upon-Odra River, close to the Polish and German border, August 6, 2011. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski

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Decorative lights shaped like the moon in its different phases are seen at the Mohammed al-Amin mosque during the holy month of Ramadan in Beirut August 6, 2011. REUTERS/Jamal Said

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Texas Governor Rick Perry (L) attempts to quiet the crowd after his introduction by Reverend C. L. Jackson (R) during The Response, an event billed as a call to prayer for a nation in crisis, at Reliant stadium in Houston August 6, 2011. REUTERS/Richard Carson

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Libyan rebels prepare to fire a wire-guided missile at a position belonging to forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, at the front line near the town of Zlitan, west of the rebel-controlled city of Misrata August 6, 2011. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

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Revellers dance in front of the main stage during the 17th Woodstock Festival in Kostrzyn-upon-Odra River, close to the Polish and German border, August 6, 2011. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski

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Protesters march during a massive protest calling for social justice including lower property prices in Israel, on a main road in Tel Aviv August 6, 2011. A quarter-million Israelis marched for lower living costs on Saturday in a swelling protest that has thrust the economy onto the political agenda and put pressure on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. REUTERS/ Amir Cohen

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A combination of pictures shows a merry-go-round during the Fete de Geneve in Geneva August 6, 2011. Picture taken with a long exposure and lens zoom effect. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

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Police officers wearing riot gear walk past a burning building in Tottenham, north London August 7, 2011. Crowds attacked riot police and set two squad cars alight in north London on Saturday following a protest at the fatal shooting of a man by armed officers earlier in the week. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

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Saimaiti Aishan, a 27-year-old Uighur acrobat of tightrope walking, walks on a 15-metre-long tightrope which is connected between two hot air balloons during an attempt for setting a 30 metre height record in Langshan, Hunan province August 6, 2011. Aishan, the nephew of Adili Wuxor, who is known as Prince of the Tightrope, is the first person to perform tightrope walking between two hot air balloons. He set a national tightrope walking record at 30 metres high on Saturday, but failed in his attempt of 100 metres, local media reported. Picture taken August 6, 2011. REUTERS/China Daily

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Saimaiti Aishan, a 27-year-old Uighur acrobat of tightrope walking, hangs on a 15-metre-long tightrope connected between two hot air balloons as he fails in an attempt for setting a 100 metre height record in Langshan, Hunan province August 6, 2011. Aishan, the nephew of Adili Wuxor, who is known as Prince of the Tightrope, is the first person to perform tightrope walking between two hot air balloons. He set a national tightrope walking record at 30 metres high on Saturday, but failed in his attempt of 100 metres, local media reported. Picture taken August 6, 2011. REUTERS/China Daily

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Men dressed up as Vikings take part in the annual Viking festival of Catoira in north-western Spain August 7, 2011. The festival re-enacts past Viking raids in the area and is celebrated annually on the first Sunday of August. REUTERS/Miguel Vidal

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Hindu devotees with their cheeks pierced take part in an annual religious procession called Shitla Mata in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh August 7, 2011. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

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People take part in the KaZantip festival in the Crimean village of Popovka, August 7, 2011. KaZantip, an annual techno, trance and house music festival, has been held since 1991. REUETRS/Stringer

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People watch a performance next to an umbrella at the 2011 Beijing Forest Music Festival near the Shuiguan section of the Great Wall on the outskirts of Beijing, August 7, 2011. REUTERS/Jason Lee

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Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara (2nd L) salutes in a military vehicle with recently appointed army chief Soumaila Bakayoko (R) during the 51st Ivorian independence day ceremony in Abidjan August 7, 2011. REUTERS/Luc Gnago

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The Dalai Lama (R) embraces Lobsang Sangay, the elected prime minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile, after his swearing-in ceremony in the Tsuglakhang temple in the northern Indian hill town of Dharamsala August 8, 2011. Sangay, a Harvard graduate, replaced the Dalai Lama as the Tibetan movement's political leader. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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A man rides his donkey cart loaded with chairs through a flooded street, after a heavy downpour in Lahore August 8, 2011. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza

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A soldier walks near an army tank on a street in Hama city, in this undated still image taken from amateur video, taken August 7, 2011 and made available to Reuters on August 8, 2011. President Bashar al-Assad extended a tank onslaught in Syria's Sunni Muslim tribal heartland on Monday, residents said, in a crackdown on dissent that prompted an extraordinary warning from Saudi Arabia that he should stop the violence or risk defeat. REUTERS/Social media website via Reuters TV

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Police officers in riot gear block a road near a burning car on a street in Hackney, east London August 8, 2011. Youths hurled missiles at police in northeast London on Monday as violence broke out in the British capital for a third night. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor (BRITAIN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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Lokor Logitel, a three-year-old girl, cries at the Mukutano feeding centre in Naduat Village, Turkana District, northwest of Kenya's capital Nairobi, August 8, 2011. The famine in the Horn of Africa is spreading and may soon engulf as many as six more regions of the lawless nation of Somalia, the U.N. humanitarian aid chief said. REUTERS/Kabir Dhanji

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A watermelon vendor unloads a watermelon from a truck at a market in Shanghai August 9, 2011. China's consumer price inflation quickened to 6.5 percent in July from June's 6.4 percent, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Tuesday, topping market forecasts for a reading of 6.3 percent. REUTERS/Aly Song

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A Libyan rebel fighter poses for a photograph at a front line position in the town of Bir al-Ghanam in western Libya, August 9, 2011. REUTERS/Bob Strong

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Riot policemen stand guard during a students' rally to demand changes in the public state education system in Santiago August 9, 2011. The graffiti reads Chile, with all profit. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

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Looters carry boxes out of a home cinema shop in central Birmingham, central England August 9, 2011. Thousands of policemen prepared to deploy on London's streets on Tuesday night to head off rioters and looters who have rampaged through parts of the British capital virtually unchecked for the past three nights. REUTERS/Darren Staples

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Student protesters look at a riot police vehicle, which has been set alight by a molotov cocktail, during an anti-government rally to demand changes in the public state education system, in Valparaiso city, about 121km (75 miles) northwest of Santiago, August 9, 2011. REUTERS/Eliseo Fernandez

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A dog jumps as it is hit by a water cannon, used on students staging a rally to demand changes in the public state education system, in Santiago August 9, 2011. REUTERS/Cristobal Saavedra

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A devotee paints his face with motor oil to fulfil a promise he made for an answered prayer as he takes part in festivities honouring the capital's patron saint, Santo Domingo of Guzman, in Managua August 9, 2011. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

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A police officer stands guard with a weapon as an inmate takes part in the third annual Miss Penitentiary beauty pageant at the Women's Prison of Brasilia in Brasilia August 9, 2011. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

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Thailand's first female Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra speaks with King Bhumibol Adulyadej (R) at a hospital in Bangkok August 10, 2011. Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has named a 35-member cabinet stacked with politicians from her Puea Thai Party but also including four from partners in her six-party coalition and four outsiders. The cabinet includes many loyalists of Yingluck's fugitive, self-exiled brother, Thaksin Shinawatra, a former premier ousted in a 2006 coup and regarded as her party's de facto leader.

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Two Aldabra giant tortoises mate at the Artis Zoo in Amsterdam August 10, 2011. REUTERS/Michael Kooren

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A man with a torch walks in the Natur Eis Palast (Nature Ice Palace) inside the Hintertuxer Glacier in the Austrian province of Tyrol August 10, 2011. The glacier is located in the Zillertal Alps at the Gefrorene Wand (Frozen Wall) summit on 3288 meters (10787 feet). REUTERS/Lisi Niesner FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS

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Riot policemen run through a cloud of coloured teargas to disperse supporters of Uganda's opposition marching on a street in Masaka town, 120 km (72 miles) southwest of the capital Kampala August 10, 2011. Ugandan police fired teargas on Wednesday to disperse thousands of supporters of opposition leader Kizza Besigye who had gathered in the town of Masaka in southwest Uganda where he renewed calls for protests against high food and fuel prices. REUTERS/James Akena

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In this photo released by the Colorado State Patrol, a rifle and a car are shown at the scene where three sibling fugitives from Florida were apprehended on Interstate 25 in Colorado August 10, 2011. Dylan Dougherty Stanley, 26, Lee Grace E. Dougherty, 29, and Ryan Edward Dougherty, 21, were wanted in connection with crimes in Florida and Georgia last week, and were taken into custody in Colorado after shots were fired and a high-speed chase ended in a car crash, police said Wedenesday. REUTERS/Colorado State Patrol/Handout

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Police officers detain a man in Eltham, south London August 10, 2011. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

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Maria Sharapova of Russia serves to Bojana Jovanovski of Belarus during their match at the Rogers Cup women's tennis tournament in Toronto, August 10, 2011. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

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A photographer takes a picture of the DAX board at the Frankfurt stock exchange August 11, 2011. European shares rose on Thursday as Wall Street extended gains, helped by an earlier forecast-beating job market report, with banking stocks in Europe recovering from falls. REUTERS/Alex Domanski

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A six meter whale shark swims just outside Hanifaru Bay of Maldives' remote Baa Atoll, August 10, 2011. Every year, hundreds of whale sharks and giant manta rays gather for their annual feeding frenzy of plankton in July and August, in the geologically unique Hanifaru Bay. For reasons of conservation, Maldives is likely to shut down Hanifaru Bay to divers, making this the last season divers can see this one-of-a-kind phenomenon. Photo taken August 10, 2011. REUTERS/David Loh

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U.S. President Barack Obama prepares to board Air Force One before he departs Joint Base Andrews outside Washington for Michigan, August 11, 2011. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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Offenders sentenced for their role in recent disturbances are seen in this combination image comprising of eight photographs, received from Greater Manchester Police on August 11, 2011. The image shows (TOP L-R) Aaron Grima who was jailed for four months for assaulting a police officer. Paul Obonyano who was jailed for 14 weeks for assaulting a police officer and a public order offence. Bernard Moore who was sentenced to 20 weeks for assaulting a police officer. Eoin Flanagan who was sentenced to eight months for stealing clothes. (BOTTOM L-R) Jason Ullett who was sentenced to 10 weeks for a section 4 public order offence. Tom Skinkis who was sentenced for four months for a section 4 public order offence. Ricky Gemmell who was sentenced to 16 weeks in youth custody for a section 4 public order offence. Paul Ruane who was jailed for eight weeks for handling stolen goods. REUTERS/Greater Manchester Police/Handout

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A French gendarme watches as members of the French regional farmers union (FDSEA) destroy crates of Spanish-grown fruit which was transported for sale in France at the Lancon de Provence toll plaza August 11, 2011. Some one hundred angry French farmers emptied the contents of four lorries carrying fruit grown in Spain for a lower cost and which competes unfavourably with French grown fruit. REUTERS/Philippe Laurenson

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Children ride a bicycle down an alley as rain falls in Kathmandu August 11, 2011. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man stands on a roof overlooking a protest by hundreds of ultra-Orthodox Jews in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood August 11, 2011. Hundreds of religious Jews protested against the Jerusalem municipality, which has organised outdoor summer events, some of which coincide with the Sabbath and will occur on roads near religious neighbourhoods. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

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Asyraf Haziq Rosli who was attacked during the London riots, poses for photographs after a news conference at the Malaysian High Commission in London August 11, 2011. A Malaysian student whose videotaped mugging during the London riots became one of the defining images of the chaos said on Thursday he felt sorry for his attackers. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

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Workers from Argentine firm Pluspetrol clean up after an oil spill in the Amazon region of Loreto, August 10, 2011. Approximately 1,100 barrels of oil were leaked into the jungle. A press release from Pluspetrol company said a pipeline had been vandalized, causing the spill that will take a month to clean up. Picture taken August 10, 2011. REUTERS/Antonio Escalante

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Police officers escort Oscar Garcia Montoya (C), alleged leader of the Mano con Ojos (Hand with Eyes) organization, as he is presented to the media during a news conference in Toluca, near Mexico City August 11, 2011. The alleged leader of an extremely violent breakaway Mexican drug cartel who ordered the shootings and beheadings of 600 people has been arrested, authorities said on Thursday. REUTERS/Bernardo Montoya

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Serena WIlliams of the U.S. does the splits as she celebrates a point against Zheng Jie of China during their third round match at the Rogers Cup women's tennis tournament in Toronto August 11, 2011. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

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A paraglider sails past a moon above the hills in Tehachapi, California August 11, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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Children sit on top of their luggage waiting to be fetched during an early morning in Lalitpur August 12, 2011. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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A sailor walks on board the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN76) as it arrives in Hong Kong August 12, 2011. The carrier arrived in Hong Kong for a four-day routine port call. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu