Amanda Knox, iPhone 4s, Steve Jobs’s death, 10 years of war in Afghanistan, floods in Thailand ands riots in Greece. That was week 40 of 2011.

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An aerial view of a farmer tending to a herd of cattle near harvesting fields in Kunar province, eastern Afghanistan September 30, 2011. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

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A Kashmiri man walks on a footbridge across Tailbal canal on the outskirts of Srinagar September 30, 2011. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

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Farmer Anna Semukha, 74, scatters wheat seeds in a field in the village of Danilovichi, some 150 km (93 miles) southwest of Minsk, September 30, 2011. Traditional forms of small hold farming are still being practised in Belarus. REUTERS/Vladimir Nikolsky

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Members of a delegation of Herero and ethnic Nama leaders from Namibia attend a ceremony in an auditorium of Berlin's Charite hospital September 30, 2011. The hospital is returning 20 human skulls to Namibia, which were taken from victims of the Herero and Nama tribes, who died at the hands of German colonial forces during the resistance war in Namibia between 1904 and 190. The Namibian skulls were were sent to Berlin, a hub at the outset of the 20th century for anthropological research, for racial analysis, according to Charitie's research. Many skulls are still stored at the Medical History Museum at the teaching hospital in Berlin. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz

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A BASE jumper leaps before parachuting down from Kuala Lumpur Tower in the capital city September 30, 2011. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad

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A man poses for photos as solar halo is seen in the sky of Brasilia September 30, 2011. This weather phenomenon creates rainbows around the sun, and according to meteorologist, halo is formed by the reflection of ice crystals. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

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Children look through the window of their house in Masaya September 30, 2011. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

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Revellers run away from a bull during festivities in honour of the patron saint of Masaya, San Jeronimo, about 25 km (16 miles) south of Managua September 30, 2011. The festivities for San Jeronimo last for three months and are considered the longest in Nicaragua. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

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A supporter of the public heath workers is seen inside a police vehicle after being arrested after pouring kerosene on himself during a public health workers strike in downtown Santiago, September 30, 2011. Chilean health workers are on a 72-hour strike in protest against the government, demanding more government financial resources in the public health sector and better work conditions. REUTERS/Victor Ruiz Caballero

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Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini looks at his glasses during a news conference in Tripoli September 30, 2011. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny

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Palestinians stand atop a hill as they watch a friendly horse race in Gaza City September 30, 2011. REUTERS/ Mohammed Salem

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Police officers guard near the U.S. consulate during an anti-American demonstration by the religious political party Jamaat-e-Islami in Karachi September 30, 2011. About 35 activists gathered to march on the street to protest on Friday, a day after political leaders joined in rejecting U.S. accusations that Islamabad was supporting militants. REUTERS/Athar Hussain

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A Syrian armoured vehicle is seen at Hula town near Homs September 30, 2011. REUTERS/Handout

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People look at an ultra-light plane that crashed into a ferris wheel at a fair near Taree, Australia, October 1, 2011. Four people were trapped on the ferris wheel after the accident, local media reported. REUTERS/Lisa Jones

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Onlookers stand behind a police line at a crime scene in Ciudad Juarez September 30, 2011. According to a police source, two men and two women riding in a car with a Texan license plate were shot dead by hitmen. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

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A traditional Maori performer greets Tonga's Thomas Palu (R) as he walks onto the field before their Rugby World Cup Pool A match against France at Wellington Regional Stadium in Wellington October 1, 2011. REUTERS/Anthony Phelps

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Scotland's John Barclay (L) attempts to smother a kick by England's Jonny Wilkinson during their Rugby World Cup Pool B match at Eden Park in Auckland October 1, 2011. REUTERS/Nigel Marple

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A scavenger rests beside a red wall at the Forbidden City in central Beijing, October 1, 2011, on China's 62nd National Day. REUTERS/Jason Lee

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Liverpool's Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring during their English Premier League soccer match against Everton at Goodison Park in Liverpool, northern England October 1, 2011. REUTERS/Phil Noble

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A general view shows the Rock in Rio Music Festival in Rio de Janeiro October 1, 2011. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

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Edmonton Oilers' goalie Devan Dubnyk (L) and Vancouver Canucks' goalie Cory Schneider chat with each other during the warmup prior to their pre-season NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia October 1, 2011. REUTERS/Andy Clark

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Chinese ethnic minority performers carry baskets on their backs as they perform in a play in Lijiang, Yunnan province October 1, 2011. Picture taken October 1, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer

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Former champion Rafael Marquez of Mexico punches WBC super bantamweight champion Toshiaki Nishioka of Japan during their title fight at the MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada October 1, 2011. REUTERS/Steve Marcus

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People participate in an early morning yoga session in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh October 2, 2011. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

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Ushaben Dave, 64, wearing a metal structure consisting of 1151 oil lamps prays during a ritual known as Aarti at the Navratri festival in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad October 1, 2011. The festival, which is held in honour of the Hindu goddess Durga, is celebrated over nine days. In Hindu mythology, Durga symbolises power and the triumph of good over evil. Picture taken October 1, 2011. REUTERS/Amit Dave

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A medium is seen as he holds a clay mask during the Shikali festival in Lalitpur October 2, 2011. Dressed with colourful clay masks, mediums participate in dances while villagers offer sacrificed animals and prayers in hope of gaining blessing from the deities during the annual Shikali festival. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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Ireland's Keith Earls scores a try during their Rugby World Cup Pool C match against Italy at Otago Stadium in Dunedin October 2, 2011. REUTERS/Brandon Malone

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Aprilia 125cc rider Niklas Ajo of Finland falls during the Japanese Grand Prix in Motegi, north of Tokyo October 2, 2011. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

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Rescue workers stand near a Sudan Airways Fokker 50 plane after spraying it with foam at Khartoum Airport October 2, 2011. The plane, which was carrying 45 people on board, made an emergency landing after experiencing a problem with its landing gear. No one was injured in the incident, according to the Civil Aviation Authority. REUTERS/Stringer

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Children play at the Mount Lavinia beach in Colombo October 2 , 2011. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

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Fishing boats are anchored at the shores of the Indian Ocean in Shela Island of Lamu, October 2, 2011, near the beach home of a French woman held hostage in Ras-Kitau on Manda Island. Kidnappers escaped into Somalia with an elderly French hostage on Saturday after a gun battle with Kenyan security forces. The 66-year-old disabled woman was grabbed in the early hours of Saturday from a private house on the island of Manda on Kenya's northern coast. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

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A model presents a creation by designer Bill Gaytten for John Galliano as part of his Spring/Summer 2012 women's ready-to-wear fashion collection in Paris, October 2, 2011. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

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Arsenal's manager Arsene Wenger (R) reacts during their English Premier League soccer match against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane in London October 2, 2011. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

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Thousand of faithful Mormons sing a song during the fourth session of the 181st Semiannual General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City, Utah October 2, 2011 . Thousands of Mormon's from around the world have gathered for the two day conference to be instructed by church leaders. REUTERS/George Frey

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Chicago Bears' wide receiver Devin Hester (R) and Carolina Panthers' kicker Olindo Mare collide during the second quarter of their NFL football game in Chicago, October 2, 2011. REUTERS/Jim Young

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San Diego Chargers cheerleaders perform during their NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in San Diego, California October 2, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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A man poses while enjoying a light hearted moment with his friends forming a human pyramid in the waters of the Ganges river in Kolkata October 3, 2011. Devotees had gathered at the river to participate in prayers and rituals during the Durga Puja festival. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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Nobel prize for medicine winner, Canadian-born Ralph Steinman, is seen in an undated handout photo. The scientist won the Nobel prize for medicine on October 3, 2011 for work on fighting cancer, but died of the disease himself on September 30, 2011 before he could be told of his award, and after using his own discoveries to extend his life. Steinman, who was 68, won the 2011 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine together with Bruce Beutler and Jules Hoffmann. REUTERS/Zach Veilleux/Rockefeller University/Handout

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Former President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush embrace at the Topping Out Ceremony for the George W. Bush Presidential Center on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, October 3, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Stone

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The Antennae Galaxies (also known as NGC 4038 and 4039) are seen in this image made from the parabolic antennas of the ALMA (Atacama Large Millimetre/Submillimetre Array) project at the El Llano de Chajnantor in the Atacama desert, some 1,730 km (1,074 miles) north of Santiago and 5,000 meters (16,404 feet) above sea level, October 3, 2011. The first image made from ALMA was released on Monday to the media and the astronomy observatory has officially opened for astronomers. ALMA is being constructed by the ESO (European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere) with its partners NAOJ (National Astronomical Observatory of Japan) and NRAO (National Radio Astronomy Observatory). ALMA will have 66 high precision antennas which will work together as a single giant telescope to study the universe, molecular gas, dust of stars, galaxies and planetary systems, the ESO said. REUTERS/ALMA

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An Occupy Wall Street protester relaxes in a chair at the demonstrators' camp in Zuccotti Park, lower Manhattan in New York October 3, 2011. The Occupy Wall Street protests moved into their third week on Monday. REUTERS/Mike Segar

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Billowing smoke and flames rise during a fire at Magnablend Chemical Plant in Waxahachie, Texas, in this still image taken from video shot and released on October 3, 2011. REUTERS/Courtesy of KXAS-TV/Handout

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Amanda Knox of the U.S. reacts after the verdict on Knox and Raffaele Sollecito of Italy in the killing of British student Meredith Kercher was announced at a court in Perugia October 3, 2011. The Italian court cleared Knox, a 24-year-old Seattle native, and Sollecito, Knox's former boyfriend, of the 2007 killing of Kercher and ordered they be freed on Monday after nearly four years in prison for a crime they always denied committing. The verdict came after independent forensic investigators sharply criticised police scientific evidence in the original investigation, saying it was unreliable. REUTERS/Tiziana Fabi/Pool

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A media member paddles his boat at a flooded temple at Wat Chaiwatthanaram, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in Ayutthaya province, nearly 80 km (50 miles) north of Bangkok October 4, 2011. Thai temples in the World Heritage Site have been hit by massive floods which have killed 224 people and caused widespread damage since late July, Thai officials said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

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A snowboarder jumps in front of crevasses on the Austrian glacier in Hintertux October 4, 2011. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler

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A woman walks at the new solar power plant Gemasolar the day of its inauguration in Fuentes de Andalucia, southern Spain October 4, 2011. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo

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A farmer rakes through corns inside her house in Vietnam's northwestern province of Son La, 320 km (200 miles) from Hanoi October 4, 2011. REUTERS/Kham

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A Malaysian of Chinese descent lights joss sticks during the Chinese Nine Emperor Gods Festival in Kuala Lumpur October 4, 2011. The Nine Emperor Gods Festival welcomes the emperor gods that live in the stars under the reign of Thien Hou or the Queen of Heaven who brings good fortune, longevity and good health. Some devotees stay at a temple during the nine-day Taoist celebration, beginning on the eve of the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar, consume vegetarian meals and recite continuous prayers. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad

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An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man carries his daughter in one hand and a chicken in the other during the Kaparot ritual ahead of the holiday of Yom Kippur in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood October 4, 2011. Kaparot is a custom connected to Yom Kippur, where white chickens are slaughtered as a symbolic gesture of atonement. The slaughtered chickens are then donated to the poor. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

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An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man holds a chicken near his family members during the Kaparot ritual ahead of the holiday of Yom Kippur in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood October 4, 2011. Kaparot is a custom connected to Yom Kippur, where white chickens are slaughtered as a symbolic gesture of atonement. The slaughtered chickens are then donated to the poor. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

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Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks in front of an image of an iPhone 4S at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California October 4, 2011. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

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Texas Rangers pitcher Alexi Ogando (C) celebrates with teammates in the locker room after their team defeated the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 4 of their MLB American League Divisional Series baseball playoffs in St. Petersburg, Florida, October 4, 2011. REUTERS/Steve Nesius

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Rescue divers watch the helicopter that crashed into the East River with five people aboard after taking off from the 34th street helipad in New York October 4, 2011. A helicopter with tourists aboard crashed into New York City's East River on Tuesday, killing one person and injuring four others, police said. REUTERS/Kena Betancur

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Amanda Knox cries and gestures to friends during a news conference at Sea-Tac International Airport, Washington after landing there on a flight from Italy, October 4, 2011. Knox returned home to Seattle on Tuesday, one day after an Italian court cleared the 24-year-old college student of murder and freed her from prison. REUTERS/Anthony Bolante

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A Hindu man prepares to slaughter a water buffalo at a sacrificial ceremony during the Dasain festival in Kathmandu October 5, 2011. Hindus in Nepal sacrificed animals during the festival as part of celebrations held throughout the country, worshipping Goddess Durga and celebrating the victory over evil. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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Sliced heads of water buffalos are seen lying on the ground after being sacrificed during the Dasain festival in Kathmandu October 5, 2011. Hindus in Nepal sacrificed animals during the festival as part of celebrations held throughout the country, worshipping Goddess Durga and celebrating the victory over evil. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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A worker lies on cotton as he rests at a cotton purchase station in Wuhu, Anhui province, October 5, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer

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Models present creations by U.S. designer Marc Jacobs, as part of his Spring/Summer 2012 women's ready-to-wear fashion collection for French fashion house Louis Vuitton, during Paris Fashion Week October 5, 2011. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

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A man covered in his own blood, escapes after a group of leftist protesters tried to lynch him while accusing him of being a fascist during a protest in Athens' Syntagma (Constitution) square October 5, 2011. Police fired tear gas at stone-throwing youths in central Athens Wednesday, where thousands of striking state sector workers marched against cuts the government says are needed to save the nation from bankruptcy. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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Children whose homes have been severely damaged or destroyed by Typhoon Nesat and Nalgae play at a beach, in front of a ship that was stranded due to the typhoons, in a fishing village in Navotas, north of Metro Manila, October 5, 2011. Typhoon Nesat and Nalgae killed 76 people, with 29 still missing, and displaced nearly 500,000, about half of whom are in temporary shelter areas, on the main island of Luzon, the national disaster agency said on Wednesday. REUTERS/John Javellana

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Riot policemen try to avoid an exploding petrol bomb thrown by protesters during a demonstration in Athens' Syntagma (Constitution) square October 5, 2011. Police fired tear gas at stone-throwing youths in central Athens Wednesday, where thousands of striking state sector workers marched against cuts the government says are needed to save the nation from bankruptcy. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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A riot policeman punches Greek photojournalist Tatiana Bolari during a demonstration in Athens' Syntagma (Constitution) square October 5, 2011. Police officers attacked several members of the press covering Wednesday's protests, injuring at least two members of the media. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron delivers his keynote speech on the final day of the Conservative Party annual conference in Manchester, northern England October 5, 2011. REUTERS/Phil Noble

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Malaysians of Chinese descent walk on burning charcoals during the Chinese Nine Emperor Gods Festival in Kuala Lumpur October 5, 2011. The Nine Emperor Gods Festival welcomes the emperor gods that live in the stars under the reign of Thien Hou or the Queen of Heaven who brings good fortune, longevity and good health. Some devotees stay at a temple during the nine-day Taoist celebration, beginning on the eve of the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar, consume vegetarian meals and recite continuous prayers. REUTERS/Samsul Said

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A watchmaker uses a tool to prepare a part of a wrist watch during a media preview of the exhibition 'A.-L. Breguet. How Watchmaking conquered the world' at the Swiss National Museum in Zurich October 5, 2011. The exhibition, showing over 170 pocket watches, pendulum clocks and other items of late Swiss watchmaker Abraham-Louis Breguet (1747-1823) and his successors, runs from October 6 to January 8, 2012. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

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A beam of sunlight passes a labourer working in a factory molding vehicle parts in Karachi October 5, 2011. REUTERS/Athar Hussain

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Spain's Duchess of Alba Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart y Silva (R) dances flamenco with her son Cayetano Martinez de Irujo after her wedding with Alfonso Diez at Las Duenas Palace in Seville October 5, 2011. REUTERS/Julio Munoz/Pool

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Anti-Gaddafi fighters destroy Sirte's eastern gate which was meant to separate the city of Sirte, Gaddafi's birth place, and nearby towns, 50 km (31 miles) east of Sirte, October 5, 2011. REUTERS/Esam Al-Fetori

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Apple Inc CEO Steve Jobs waves at the conclusion of the launch of the iPad 2 on stage during an Apple event in San Francisco, California in this March 2, 2011 file photograph. Jobs, counted among the greatest American CEOs of his generation, died on October 5, 2011 at the age of 56, after a years-long and highly public battle with cancer and other health issues. REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach

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A riot policeman (L) is hit by a homemade explosive thrown by a protester during a student protest against education reform at the Universidad del Valle in Cali October 5, 2011. REUTERS/Jaime Saldarriaga

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Stunt performers ride cars on the walls of the Well of Death, one of the attractions at Ramlila fair, in the old quarters of Delhi September 30, 2011. The performers earn their livelihood by performing daredevil stunts such as driving their bikes and cars on the walls of the Well of Death attraction, which draws a large number of spectators. Picture taken September 30, 2011. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men perform the Tashlich ritual on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea in the city of Ashdod October 6, 2011, ahead of Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, which starts at sundown Friday. Tashlich is a ritual of casting away sins of the past year into the water. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

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A North Korean boy holds a spade in a corn field in area damaged by recent floods and typhoons in the Soksa-Ri collective farm in the South Hwanghae province September 29, 2011. In March, the World Food Programme (WFP) estimated that 6 million North Koreans needed food aid and a third of children were chronically malnourished or stunted. Rising global commodities prices, sanctions imposed for its nuclear and missile programmes, and its dysfunctional food distribution system had created a hunger crisis in the North, even before devastating summer floods and typhoons compounded the emergency. Picture taken September 29, 2011. To match Special Report KOREA-NORTH/FOOD REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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An ostrich reacts inside an enclosure at an ostrich farm near the village of Kozishche, some 300 km (186 miles) southwest of Minsk, October 6, 2011. Owners of the farm breed over 500 ostriches for flesh and eggs, according to employees. REUTERS/Vladimir Nikolsky

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Captain Mark Kelly hugs his wife U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) after receiving the Legion of Merit from U.S. Vice President Joe Biden during Captain Kelly's retirement ceremony in the Secretary of War Suite in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, October 6, 2011. This marks only the second visit to Washington for Giffords since she was shot through the head in a January 8 shooting spree in Tucson that killed six people and wounded 12 others. REUTERS/David Lienemann/The White House/Handout

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Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany runs away from fans after the second practice session of the Japanese F1 Grand Prix at the Suzuka circuit October 7, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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