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Children under six years old play football in Buenos Aires. Argentina has surpassed neighbouring Brazil as the world's largest exporter of soccer players - a trend that may not be a good thing for the South American country's domestic game. (REUTERS)

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A Capitol Police Officer walks through the rotunda of the Capitol Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The US Senate is expected to vote on H.R. 4853, the Middle Class Tax Relief Act of 2010, which would extend the Bush-era tax cuts another two years before the end of the 111th Congress. (AFP)

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An Ugandan peacekeeper treats patients at a military hospital in the capital Mogadishu. (REUTERS)

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A police officer teaches school children how to react in case of an armed attack at a school in Acapulco. Mexican officials are teaching school children how to dive for cover if they come under fire from gangs fighting over the Pacific beach city of Acapulco as drug violence reaches deeper into everyday life. (REUTERS)

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A man works on the roof of a house on a winter day in central Beijing. (REUTERS)

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This image provided by NASA shows the lights of Las Vegas taken from the International Space Station. The surrounding dark desert presents a stark contrast to the brightly lit, regular street grid of the developed metropolitan area. The Vegas Strip (center) is reputed to be the brightest spot on Earth due to the concentration of lights associated with its hotels and casinos. Acquisition of focused night time images such as this one requires space station crew members to track the target with the handheld camera while the ISS is moving at a speed of more than seven kilometers per second (15,659 miles per hour) relative to Earth's surface. (AP)

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People watch from the rocky shore on Christmas Island during a rescue attempt as a boat breaks up in the background. A wooden boat packed with dozens of asylum seekers smashed apart on cliff-side rocks in heavy seas off an Australian island Wednesday, sending some to their deaths in churning whitewater. (AP)

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Kyoto University via Kyodo News, a specimen of endangered Japanese salmon species is on display. A science professor says a Japanese salmon species thought to have gone extinct 70 years ago lives in a lake near Mount Fuji. (AP)

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A man, identified as 56-year-old Clay Duke, scuffles with a female school board member during a meeting in Panama City Beach, Florida in this still image taken from video. Duke was apparently angry about his wife losing her job. Police said Duke subsequently took his own life. No one else was injured in the incident. (REUTERS)

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Lights shine on a home damaged by a tornado, in Aumsville, Ore. The tornado struck the small town on Tuesday, tearing roofs off buildings, hurling objects into vehicles and homes and uprooting trees. No injuries were reported. There were early reports that some people had been trapped in cars. (AP)

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Rescue workers search for survivors in the remains of the United Air Lines jet that crashed at Seventh Avenue and Sterling Place in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Park Slope after the airliner collided with a TWA propeller plane one mile above New York City. It was the deadliest air disaster up to that time, killing all 128 people on both aircraft and six on the ground. (AP)

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A policeman (R) and customers sit in front of a giant advertising board during the opening ceremony of a newly-renovated McDonald's restaurant to mark the 20th anniversary of McDonald's in China, in Beijing. McDonald's Corp plans to increase its investment in China by 40 percent in 2011, primarily by opening 175-200 new restaurants in the country, the company said in a statement. (REUTERS)

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Edmonton Oilers' Zack Stortini, right, fights with Toronto Maple Leafs Colton Orr during second period NHL action in Edmonton. (AP)

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Officials carry a Malaysian Sun Bear nicknamed "KKoma," meaning kid in Korean, on a mountain in Gwacheon, south of Seoul. The six-year-old black Malaysian Sun Bear, weighing 30 kg (66lb.), escaped from Seoul Zoo in Gwacheon, while a zookeeper was cleaning the cage, according to local media. KKoma, which Seoul Zoo said may have fled his cage due to his dissatisfaction with his older mate, was the subject of a widescale hunt involving hundreds of zoo and police employees, dogs and a helicopter. (REUTERS)

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One-horned rhinoceros cubs graze Mikania Micrantha climber vine plants in Chitwan National Park, some 200kms southwest of Kathmandu. The lush jungles of the Chitwan national park in southern Nepal are among the last remaining refuges of the endangered royal Bengal tiger and the rare one-horned rhino - but they are under threat from a foreign invader. (AFP)
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A woman is held back by police as she reacts while seeing a relative dead lying on the ground after he and another man were killed by gunmen in the northern border city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. With this incident, the city has reached the 3,000th homicide in 2010, surpassing the homicide count of the last two years. (AP)

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A South Korean woman covers her face with muffler as she walks on the street in Seoul. The temperature fell to minus 12.7 degrees Celsius in the capital as a cold weather warning was issued across the Korean peninsula. (AFP)



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