We’re quietly sneaking up on 2012. We’ve just had week 45 and these are some of the coolest (as in cool or newsworthy) images from the past 7 days.

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A woman stands in a sunny spot as she takes a picture in the park of Schoenhausen Castle on a sunny autumn day in Berlin November 4, 2011. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

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Kiara Kadlecova of the Czech Republic falls as her partner Peter Bidar reacts while competing during the pairs short program at the Cup of China ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating in Shanghai November 4, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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U.S. President Barack Obama arrives for a news conference at the end of the G20 Summit in Cannes November 4, 2011. REUTERS/Toby Melville

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Ukrainian ex-prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko is seen through a prison window in Kiev November 4, 2011. Tymoshenko, in a dramatic plea from her prison cell, urged the European Union on Wednesday to go ahead with a planned association agreement with Ukraine regardless of her fate. REUTERS/Inna Sokolovska

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An image released by the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) shows Israeli soldiers boarding one of the two Gaza-bound boats carrying pro-Palestinian activists in the Mediterranean Sea November 4, 2011. The Israeli navy boarded on Friday two yachts carrying pro-Palestinian activists who had set sail for the Gaza Strip in a challenge to Israel's blockade of the Islamist-controlled territory. The military said in a statement that the Canadian Tahrir and Irish Saoirse vessels would be taken to the Israeli port of Ashdod. REUTERS/Handout/IDF

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Overturned vehicles are seen after a storm in downtown Genoa November 5, 2011. Storms hit northwestern Italy on Friday, killing at least six people and flooding parts of Genoa a week after torrential rain ravaged nearby coastal areas. Authorities described the situation as extremely serious and urged people to be careful. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo

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Residents travel on a boat as a bus drives on a flooded street in Bangkok November 5, 2011. The floods in Thailand began in July and have devastated large parts of the central Chao Phraya river basin, killed nearly 400 people and have disrupted the lives of more than two million. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

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Programmes to mark Alex Ferguson's 25th year as Manchester United manager await fans in the stands before their English Premier League soccer match against Sunderland at Old Trafford in Manchester, northern England, November 5, 2011. REUTERS/Darren Staples

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Activists of Feman, a Ukrainian protest group against discrimination on women, perform during a protest by the centre-left PD party (Democratic Party) against Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, in front of the San Giovanni Basilica in Rome November 5, 2011. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

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A worker is silhouetted against the setting sun while installing lights on a street ahead of the birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of the Sikh faith, in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad November 5, 2011. The birth anniversary will be celebrated on November 10. REUTERS/Amit Dave

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Policemen hold torches during the rehearsal for 'Chandigarh Police Week' celebrations in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh November 5, 2011. The annual week-long celebrations will start from November 7 that comprises various activities like workshops on security, painting competitions, wrestling tournaments and cultural programs. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

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Jockey Rajiv Maragh aboard Caleb's Posse races to win first place in the Dirt Mile during the 2011 Breeders' Cup World Championship horse races at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky November 5, 2011. REUTERS/John Gress

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A man affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement is arrested outside the New York City Supreme Court in New York November 5, 2011. REUTERS/Andrew Burton

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New York Rangers Michael Sauer (R) fights Montreal Canadiens Petteri Nokelainen during the first period of their NHL hockey game at Madison Square Garden in New York, November 5, 2011. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

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Muslims attend a prayer session along a street in celebration of the Eid al-Adha festival in Jakarta November 6, 2011. Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation, celebrates Eid al-Adha by slaughtering goats and cows to commemorate Prophet Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail on God's command. Meat will then be distributed to the poor. REUTERS/Supri

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IBF Super Middleweight champion Lucian Bute (R) of Romania punches Glen Johnson of Jamaica during their IBF Super Middleweight championship fight at the Colisee de Quebec in Quebec City, November 5, 2011. Bute won the fight. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger

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Christian Esquivel of Mexico receives a punch from Shinsuke Yamanaka of Japan during their World Boxing Council (WBC) bantamweight title bout in Tokyo November 6, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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Men riding on a motorcycle, lead a recently purchased camel ahead of Eid al-Adha celebrations in Lahore November 6, 2011. Muslims around the world celebrate the Islamic festival Eid al-Adha by slaughtering sheep, goats, cows and camels to commemorate Prophet Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail on God's command. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza

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A man photographs the raging sea as it pounds the devastated coastline between Nice and Antibes in southern France, November 6, 2011. Torrential rains have caused heavy flooding and damage to property throughout the southern coastal region of France. REUTERS/Jean-Pierre Amet

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MotoGP riders Ducati's Randy De Puniet (14), Ducati's Nicky Hayden (69), Ducati's Valentino Rosssi (46) and Suzuki's rider Alvaro Bautista (19) lose control during the first lap of the Valencia Motorcycle Grand Prix at the Ricardo Tormo racetrack in Cheste, near Valencia November 6, 2011. REUTERS/Albert Gea

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A Muslim man and children are silhouetted against the setting sun on their way to a mosque on the eve of the Eid al-Adha festival in Jammu November 6, 2011. Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha by sacrificial slaughtering of sheep, goats, cows and camels to commemorate Prophet Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail on God's command. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

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Wheelchair participants make their way through the borough of Queens during the 2011 New York City Marathon in New York November 6, 2011. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

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A helicopter drops leaflets onto a crowd attending a rally for incumbent Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf during a final campaign stop in the capital Monrovia, November 6, 2011. Liberian President, 2011 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, urged voters on Saturday to ignore a poll boycott called for by her rival, saying the move was illegal and intended to intimidate Liberians. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi reacts after missing a scoring opportunity against Athletic Bilbao during their Spanish first division soccer match at the San Mames stadium in Bilbao November 6, 2011. REUTERS/Felix Ordonez

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Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings (85) is brought down by San Diego Chargers cornerback Quentin Jammer (23) after catching a pass during their NFL football game in San Diego, California, November 6 , 2011. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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Gazoo Racing driver Morizo, or Toyota Motor President Akio Toyoda, in a banged up Aston Martin Zagato (R), and Aston Martin CEO Ulrich Bez in Gazoo Racing's Lexus LFA cross the finish line together at the VLN9 four-hour endurance race at the Nuerburgring circuit. REUTERS/Gazoo Racing/Handout

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Nepali Muslims arrive for mass prayers during Eid al-Adha celebrations at the Kashmiri Takiya Jame mosque in Kathmandu November 7, 2011. Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha to mark the end of the haj by slaughtering sheep, goats, cows and camels to commemorate Prophet Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail on God's command. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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Women walk on Playa Luna (Moon Beach) in the village of Horcon, about 155 km (96 miles) northwest of Santiago, November 6, 2011. Playa Luna is Chile's only legal nudist beach and has opened every summer to tourists since 1999. REUTERS/Eliseo Fernandez

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A girl sits on a dead gray whale as residents gather around it on a beach in Baiqing township, East China's Fujian province November 6, 2011. The 13.9-meter-long (46-feet-long) whale was found dead in the sea by local fishermen and then hauled onto the seashore on Saturday, local media reported. Picture taken November 6, 2011. REUTERS/China Daily

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Russian servicemen in historical uniforms take part in a military parade in Moscow's Red Square November 7, 2011. This parade marks the 70th anniversary of a historical parade in 1941 when Soviet soldiers marched through Red Square towards the front lines during World War Two. REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov

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Fishermen pull a net containing fish from a lake at the village of Bosilec near the south Bohemian town of Trebon, during the traditional carp haul, November 7, 2011. Carp, traditionally served at Czech Christmas Eve dinners, is fished mostly from southern Bohemian lakes. REUTERS/Petr Josek

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Men change a flat tyre of their car on Havana's seafront boulevard as a wave crashes, November 7, 2011. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan

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Nigerian United Nations peacekeepers try to disarm a Liberian riot policeman who fired live rounds while storming the compound of the opposition Congress for Democratic Change headquarters in the capital Monrovia, November 7, 2011. Liberian police stormed the headquarters of presidential challenger Winston Tubman before being repelled by United Nations peacekeepers, who have set up a cordon around the building, a Reuters journalist at the scene said. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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Sharon Bialek speaks during a news conference accusing Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain of sexual harassment with her lawyer Gloria Allred (R) in New York, November 7, 2011. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

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Guinness Book of World Records holder John Cassidy performs a balloon act for U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, in this official White House handout photo taken October 11, 2011 and acquired by Reuters from the White House on November 7, 2011. Cassidy performed for kids on the South Lawn of the White House before the First Lady launched a challenge to break the Guinness World Records title for the most people doing jumping jacks in a 24-hour period. REUTERS/Chuck Kennedy/The White House/Handout

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Anti-government protesters shout slogans as they march to demand the ouster of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh in the southern city of Taiz November 8, 2011. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

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A student demonstrator gestures towards riot police as fellow demonstrators shout slogans during the occupation of University of Sao Paulo's rectorate, in Sao Paulo November 8, 2011. Students began to occupy the rectorate after three of their university mates were arrested by the military police for the possession of marijuana on October 27. The occupation was a protest against the police's patrol of the public university's campus, according to local media. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

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A man covers his relative with black mud from the Dead Sea November 8, 2011. Jordan has been campaigning to have the Dead Sea chosen as one of the Seven Wonders of Nature in an international competition. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji

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Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (L) holds League North Party leader Umberto Bossi's hand during a finance vote at the parliament in Rome November 8, 2011. Berlusconi, under massive pressure to resign, faces a crucial vote on public finances in parliament on Tuesday which could sink his government if enough party rebels desert him.
Berlusconi has denied reports that his resignation is imminent as he struggles to hold his centre-right coalition together, but the increased political uncertainty in Italy has added to turmoil in Europe, hitting global markets on Monday. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

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A woman walks on a street during a snow storm in Tehran November 8, 2010. A rare autumn snow blanketed much of northern Iran closing roads and schools in mountainous regions. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

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A one euro coin is melted with a welding torch in this photo illustration
taken in Bern November 8, 2011. REUTERS/Michael Buholzer

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A man is rescued by relief agencies after becoming trapped at a flooded bridge in Cali November 8, 2011. According to the authorities, rains have caused floods that left a death toll of 90. REUTERS/Jaime Saldarriaga

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A person sleeps on steps at the Occupy LA camp in Los Angeles, California, November 8, 2011. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno enters a car after leaving his home to attend practice in State College, Pennsylvania, November 8, 2011. Pressure mounted on Tuesday on Paterno, one of the biggest names in American sports, in a scandal over allegations that a long-time assistant coach sexually abused boys and school officials covered it up. REUTERS/Pat Little

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Biological analyst Alan Dowden of the Seattle Sperm Bank rides the Sperm Bike, a custom-designed, high-tech bicycle used to deliver donated sperm to fertility clinics, in Seattle November 8, 2011. According to Seattle Sperm Bank's managing director Gary Olsem, donor sperm is transported by medical technicians aboard the bike, which is the second of its kind, in liquid nitrogen cooled vacuum containers. The first Sperm Bike was adopted by Seattle Sperm Bank's sibling company, the European Sperm Bank, in Cophenhagen. REUTERS/Anthony Bolante

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Palestinians look at damage after an overnight Israeli air strike in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip November 9, 2011. The Israeli military said it targeted a militant facility in response to rocket fire by Gaza militants into southern Israel on Tuesday, which caused no injuries. Palestinians in the Hamas-ruled territory say the site was a concrete factory. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

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Pius Heinz of Germany poses with stacks of cash after beating Martin Staszko of the Czech Republic to win the championship bracelet and $8.7 million in prize money during the World Series of Poker main event at the Rio hotel-casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, November 9, 2011. REUTERS/Las Vegas Sun/Steve Marcus

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A woman uses a plastic tub to transport her child through floodwaters in Bangkok November 9, 2011. Thailand's worst floods in half a century have killed more than 500 people, damaged millions of tones of rice, forced a series of industrial estates to close and threaten to inundate the capital, Bangkok. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

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A Syrian protester (R) living in Egypt attacks a member of the Syrian opposition delegation before the delegation was due to meet with Arab League Secretary General Nabil Elaraby at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo November 9, 2011. About a hundred protesters camped outside the Arab League in Cairo hurled eggs at a delegation of Syrian opposition figures who arrived there for talks on Wednesday, accusing them of working covertly for President Bashar al Assad's government. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El-Ghany

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Mourners follow the body of India's folk singer Bhupen Hazarika during his funeral procession on the outskirts of Guwahati in the northeastern state of Assam November 9, 2011. Hundreds of thousands of mourners, including Bollywood stars and politicians, gathered on Wednesday for the cremation of one of India's most famous folk singers, Hazarika, who helped popularise the culture of the country's remote northeast. Known for portraying the social life of Assam and speaking for the poor, the 85-year-old Hazarika was a poet, composer, singer, author and film-maker. REUTERS/Utpal Baruah

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Fog covers the valleys behind as a man is abseiled from a cable car during an annual rescue exercise at the funicular to Mount Pilatus (2,128 m/6,982 ft) near Luzern November 9, 2011. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

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A Buddhist monk recovers a robe from debris after flood waters receded in Ayutthaya November 9, 2011. Thailand's worst floods in half a century have killed more than 500 people, damaged millions of tonnes of rice, forced a series of industrial estates to close and threaten to inundate the capital, Bangkok. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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A sunbather floats on the Dead Sea, north of the West Bank Jewish settlement of Mitzpe Shalem November 9, 2011. The Dead Sea, a salty desert lake some 422 meters below sea level, is just one of 28 natural landmarks vying for the title of one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature, an online competition which ends November 11. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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Reyes Wolee, 19, a political science student who said he received 24 stitches after Liberian police beat him with their rifle butts when they stormed the opposition Congress for Democratic Change headquarters on Monday, shows one of his four head wounds in the capital Monrovia, November 9, 2011. Liberia's main opposition presidential candidate said on Wednesday he would not accept defeat in Tuesday's vote boycotted by his followers, raising the prospect of confrontation in a country recovering from civil war. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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Manchester City's Argentine striker Carlos Tevez holds his daughter Florencia while being mobbed by journalists upon his arrival at Ezeiza airport in Buenos Aires, November 8, 2011. Tevez, who was expected to train with his club on Wednesday, failed to appear after travelling without permission to visit his family in Argentina, his PR advisor Paul McCarthy told Reuters. Picture taken November 8, 2011. REUTERS/Rodolfo Pezzoni/ DYN

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Rescue workers search for survivors at a collapsed building in Van, eastern Turkey, November 9, 2011. At least three people were killed when an earthquake hit Turkey's eastern Van province on Wednesday and scores more were trapped beneath rubble of hotels and other buildings, state television reported. The magnitude 5.7 earthquake, which struck 16 km (9 miles) south of the city of Van according to the U.S. Geological Survey, was the second major quake to hit the region in less than three weeks. REUTERS/Evrim Aydin/Anadolu Agency

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Republican presidential candidates businessman Herman Cain (C) speaks next to former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney (L) and Texas Governor Rick Perry at the CNBC Republican presidential debate in Rochester, Michigan, November 9, 2011. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

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Model Izabel Goulart presents a creation during the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington Armory in New York November 9, 2011. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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A student holds a sign while demonstrating against the termination of Penn State football coach Joe Paterno in State College, Pennsylvania, November 9, 2011. Famed U.S. college football coach Paterno and the president of Penn State University were fired on Wednesday over allegations that a former assistant coach sexually abused young boys for years. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer

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A man rides a bicycle in a bus lane next to a morning rush hour traffic jam in Jakarta November 10, 2011. Indonesia's central bank said on Thursday it saw economic growth in 2012 could slow to below 6.5 percent, as it cut its benchmark overnight interest rate by a surprise 50 basis points to a record low 6 percent to ward off the effect of a slowdown in Europe and China. REUTERS/Supri

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A Thai mahout rides on an elephant while holding a krathong to celebrate the annual Loy Krathong festival after floodwater recede at Ayutthaya province November 10, 2011. Believers float krathongs during the festival, which is held as a symbolic apology to the goddess of the river. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

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A woman with her fingers wrapped in a ribbon in the colours of the Yemeni national flag, flashes a victory sign during a march to protest against a possible immunity deal for Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa November 10, 2011. A U.N. envoy returned to Yemen on Thursday to try to persuade President Ali Abdullah Saleh to quit under a Gulf-brokered plan to halt months of unrest, which flared again in the city of Taiz where security forces fired on protesters. REUTERS/Mohamed al-Sayaghi

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Czech national soccer team player Petr Cech watches a ball during a practice session in Prague November 10, 2011. Czech Republic faces Montenegro in their Euro 2012 first leg play-off on Friday. REUTERS/Petr Josek

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Fans of El Zamalek celebrate during their friendly soccer match against Atletico Madrid at Cairo Stadium November 10, 2011. Egypt's Zamalek hosted Spain's Atletico Madrid in a friendly match as part of celebrations of the club's centenary year. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

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Nadezda Evstyukhina of Russia competes in the women's 75kg weightlifting competition during the World Weightlifting Championships at Disney Village in Marne-la-Vallee outside Paris, November 10, 2011. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

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Spectators watch Kris Meeke of Britain in his Mini drive through Llandudno during the Wales Rally motorsport rallying event in north Wales November 10, 2011. REUTERS/Toby Melville

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An Occupy Wall Street demonstrator pulls a wagon across Broadway near the demonstrators encampment at Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan November 10, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Segar

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Inmates dress in traditional garments pose during the Makahiki festival, the ancient Hawaiian New Year, at the Sahuaro Correctional Center in Eloy, Arizona November 9, 2011. Two spiritual leaders from Hawaii visited the prison to teach and enlighten Hawaiian inmates of their culture. The facility in Arizona currently houses prisoners from Hawaii. Picture taken November 9, 2011. REUTERS/Samantha Sais

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Former Penn State University football defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky (C) is led away by police after being arrested in a sex crimes investigation, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in this November 5, 2011 handout photograph released on November 10. Sandusky was charged with sexually abusing eight young boys over more than a decade, both before and after his retirement from the team in 1999. Picture taken November 5, 2011. REUTERS/Pennsylvania State Attorney General's Office/Handout

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Workers prepare the Carrier Classic NCAA men's basketball court where Michigan State will play North Carolina onboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego, California, November 10, 2011. REUTERS/Alex Gallardo )

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Colombian singer Shakira performs Loca at the 12th annual Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada, November 10, 2011. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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The Soyuz TMA-22 spacecraft is lifted to its launch pad at Baikonur cosmodrome, November 11, 2011. The crew of U.S. astronaut Daniel Burbank and Russian cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Anatoly Ivanishin is due to travel by the Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) on November 14. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

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A steel-worker is pictured at a furnace at the plant of German steel company Salzgitter AG in Salzgitter, Lower Saxony late November 10, 2011. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer

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An operation theatre attendant displays twin babies born to parents Bhavesh and Hetal Patel, a boy born at 11:11:10am and a girl born at 11:11:11am, at a hospital in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad November 11, 2011. The palindromic timings of the birth are considered significant for many people in India, especially for those who consult numerologists and astrologists. REUTERS/Amit Dave

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Rescuers take a break outside a coal mine after a gas leak accident in Shizong county, Yunnan province November 11, 2011. Twenty-one miners have been confirmed dead after the coal mine gas leak accident in the southwestern province of Yunnan, and hundreds of rescuers are rushing to save the 22 people still trapped underground Friday, Xinhua News Agency reported. REUTERS/China Daily

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A dog dressed for carnival is pictured in the streets at the start of the carnival in Cologne November 11, 2011. In many parts of Germany, at 11:11am on November 11 people mark the official start of Carnival, a season of controlled raucous fun that reaches a climax during the days before Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender

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Sebastien Loeb of France in his Citroen drives through a forest stage during the Wales Rally motorsport rallying event near Welshpool in north Wales November 11, 2011. REUTERS/Toby Melville

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People gather to mark Armistice Day in Trafalgar Square in central London November 11, 2011. REUTERS/Paul Hackett

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