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<p>Activists wearing make-up take part in a rally outside the Beverly Hilton hotel, where President Barack Obama was attending a Democratic party fundraiser, in Beverly Hills, California May 27, 2009. California's supreme court backed a ban on gay marriage on Tuesday, upholding the voter-approved Proposition 8 defining marriage as between a man and a woman, but said the marriages last year of 18,000 same sex couples were still legal. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni </p>

Activists wearing make-up take part in a rally outside the Beverly Hilton hotel, where President Barack Obama was attending a Democratic party fundraiser, in Beverly Hills, California May 27, 2009. California's supreme court backed a ban on gay...more

Activists wearing make-up take part in a rally outside the Beverly Hilton hotel, where President Barack Obama was attending a Democratic party fundraiser, in Beverly Hills, California May 27, 2009. California's supreme court backed a ban on gay marriage on Tuesday, upholding the voter-approved Proposition 8 defining marriage as between a man and a woman, but said the marriages last year of 18,000 same sex couples were still legal. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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<p>Manchester United's supporters react as they watch ,on a big screen the Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona, in Rome May 27, 2009. REUTERS/Alessia Pierdomenico </p>

Manchester United's supporters react as they watch ,on a big screen the Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona, in Rome May 27, 2009. REUTERS/Alessia Pierdomenico

Manchester United's supporters react as they watch ,on a big screen the Champions League final soccer match between Manchester United and Barcelona, in Rome May 27, 2009. REUTERS/Alessia Pierdomenico

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<p>Soutra spokeswoman Ouattara Awa (L), 33, and president Gnanon Djeneba, 29, both former rebels, hold up their photograph at a factory in the rebels stronghold of Bouake May 27, 2009. Ten female ex-rebels formed an association called "Soutra" (help) after their demobilisation and sell attieke, a basic food in the Ivory Coast which is made with cassava, in the city of Bouake and the neighbouring country of Burkina Faso. They make approximately $800 a month from sales and hope to expand their business to Europe. Awa is seen at the left side of the photograph. REUTERS/Luc Gnago </p>

Soutra spokeswoman Ouattara Awa (L), 33, and president Gnanon Djeneba, 29, both former rebels, hold up their photograph at a factory in the rebels stronghold of Bouake May 27, 2009. Ten female ex-rebels formed an association called "Soutra" (help)...more

Soutra spokeswoman Ouattara Awa (L), 33, and president Gnanon Djeneba, 29, both former rebels, hold up their photograph at a factory in the rebels stronghold of Bouake May 27, 2009. Ten female ex-rebels formed an association called "Soutra" (help) after their demobilisation and sell attieke, a basic food in the Ivory Coast which is made with cassava, in the city of Bouake and the neighbouring country of Burkina Faso. They make approximately $800 a month from sales and hope to expand their business to Europe. Awa is seen at the left side of the photograph. REUTERS/Luc Gnago

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<p>A portrait of Iran's President and upcoming presidential candidate Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is seen on a door as a man leaves a campaign centre for Ahmadinejad, in Tehran, May 27, 2009. Iranians will vote on June 12 in an election that pits incumbent Ahmadinejad against two moderate challengers and one fellow conservative. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl </p>

A portrait of Iran's President and upcoming presidential candidate Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is seen on a door as a man leaves a campaign centre for Ahmadinejad, in Tehran, May 27, 2009. Iranians will vote on June 12 in an election that pits incumbent...more

A portrait of Iran's President and upcoming presidential candidate Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is seen on a door as a man leaves a campaign centre for Ahmadinejad, in Tehran, May 27, 2009. Iranians will vote on June 12 in an election that pits incumbent Ahmadinejad against two moderate challengers and one fellow conservative. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

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<p>A Barcelona soccer fan celebrates in Trevi fountain in downtown Rome May 28, 2009. Barcelona deposed Manchester United as European champions with a 2-0 victory forged by a superb display of controlled attacking soccer in the Champions League final on Wednesday. REUTERS/Remo Casilli </p>

A Barcelona soccer fan celebrates in Trevi fountain in downtown Rome May 28, 2009. Barcelona deposed Manchester United as European champions with a 2-0 victory forged by a superb display of controlled attacking soccer in the Champions League final on...more

A Barcelona soccer fan celebrates in Trevi fountain in downtown Rome May 28, 2009. Barcelona deposed Manchester United as European champions with a 2-0 victory forged by a superb display of controlled attacking soccer in the Champions League final on Wednesday. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

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<p>Members of the Detroit Red Wings celebrate their overtime series win over the Chicago Blackhawks in their NHL Western Conference Final hockey series in Detroit, Michigan, May 27, 2009. REUTERS/Mark Blinch </p>

Members of the Detroit Red Wings celebrate their overtime series win over the Chicago Blackhawks in their NHL Western Conference Final hockey series in Detroit, Michigan, May 27, 2009. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

Members of the Detroit Red Wings celebrate their overtime series win over the Chicago Blackhawks in their NHL Western Conference Final hockey series in Detroit, Michigan, May 27, 2009. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

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<p>Supporters of deceased former South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun carry Roh's portraits as they try to march with a mock coffin during a memorial service in Seoul May 27, 2009. Roh, 62, and out of office for about 15 months, apparently jumped to his death on May 23, 2009 from a cliff overlooking his rural home after being implicated in a swirling corruption scandal that tainted his reformer image. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak </p>

Supporters of deceased former South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun carry Roh's portraits as they try to march with a mock coffin during a memorial service in Seoul May 27, 2009. Roh, 62, and out of office for about 15 months, apparently jumped to his...more

Supporters of deceased former South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun carry Roh's portraits as they try to march with a mock coffin during a memorial service in Seoul May 27, 2009. Roh, 62, and out of office for about 15 months, apparently jumped to his death on May 23, 2009 from a cliff overlooking his rural home after being implicated in a swirling corruption scandal that tainted his reformer image. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

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<p>Speller Alex J. Clifton Wells, 13, of San Diego, California, participates in Round II of the 2009 National Spelling Bee in Washington May 27, 2009. REUTERS/Larry Downing </p>

Speller Alex J. Clifton Wells, 13, of San Diego, California, participates in Round II of the 2009 National Spelling Bee in Washington May 27, 2009. REUTERS/Larry Downing

Speller Alex J. Clifton Wells, 13, of San Diego, California, participates in Round II of the 2009 National Spelling Bee in Washington May 27, 2009. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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<p>Pau Gasol (2nd L) of the Los Angeles Lakers reaches for the loose ball against Nene (L) of Brazil and Chris Andersen (2nd R) of the Denver Nuggets during Game 5 of their Western Conference final playoff game in Los Angeles May 27, 2009. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson </p>

Pau Gasol (2nd L) of the Los Angeles Lakers reaches for the loose ball against Nene (L) of Brazil and Chris Andersen (2nd R) of the Denver Nuggets during Game 5 of their Western Conference final playoff game in Los Angeles May 27, 2009. REUTERS/Lucy...more

Pau Gasol (2nd L) of the Los Angeles Lakers reaches for the loose ball against Nene (L) of Brazil and Chris Andersen (2nd R) of the Denver Nuggets during Game 5 of their Western Conference final playoff game in Los Angeles May 27, 2009. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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<p>Hungarian world champion and three-time Olympic silver medallist Laszlo Cseh (front) and Zsuzsanna Jakabos swim as they test their new Arena swimming suits in Budapest May 27, 2009. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh </p>

Hungarian world champion and three-time Olympic silver medallist Laszlo Cseh (front) and Zsuzsanna Jakabos swim as they test their new Arena swimming suits in Budapest May 27, 2009. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

Hungarian world champion and three-time Olympic silver medallist Laszlo Cseh (front) and Zsuzsanna Jakabos swim as they test their new Arena swimming suits in Budapest May 27, 2009. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

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<p>Ground staff prepare a court for a match at the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris May 27, 2009. REUTERS/Charles Platiau </p>

Ground staff prepare a court for a match at the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris May 27, 2009. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Ground staff prepare a court for a match at the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris May 27, 2009. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

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<p>A pair of chameleons fight inside a park in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad May 27, 2009. REUTERS/Amit Dave </p>

A pair of chameleons fight inside a park in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad May 27, 2009. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A pair of chameleons fight inside a park in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad May 27, 2009. REUTERS/Amit Dave

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<p>A Palestinian labourer prays at a construction site in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Efrat May 27, 2009. On a hillside neighbourhood in Efrat, workers construct a foundation that will expand a building towards a nearby playground. Such construction, which Israel terms "natural growth" to meet the needs of growing Jewish settler families, threatens to cloud relations with its main ally, the United States, whose president, Barack Obama, is to address the Muslim world in a speech in Egypt on June 4. REUTERS/Ammar Awad </p>

A Palestinian labourer prays at a construction site in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Efrat May 27, 2009. On a hillside neighbourhood in Efrat, workers construct a foundation that will expand a building towards a nearby playground. Such...more

A Palestinian labourer prays at a construction site in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Efrat May 27, 2009. On a hillside neighbourhood in Efrat, workers construct a foundation that will expand a building towards a nearby playground. Such construction, which Israel terms "natural growth" to meet the needs of growing Jewish settler families, threatens to cloud relations with its main ally, the United States, whose president, Barack Obama, is to address the Muslim world in a speech in Egypt on June 4. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

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<p>Turkish sailors salute on the deck of naval ship Bodrum during the the Sea Wolf-2009 Military Exercise in the Aegean, off Turkey's coastal town of Marmaris May 27, 2009. REUTERS/Umit Bektas </p>

Turkish sailors salute on the deck of naval ship Bodrum during the the Sea Wolf-2009 Military Exercise in the Aegean, off Turkey's coastal town of Marmaris May 27, 2009. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Turkish sailors salute on the deck of naval ship Bodrum during the the Sea Wolf-2009 Military Exercise in the Aegean, off Turkey's coastal town of Marmaris May 27, 2009. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

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<p>Honduras President Manuel Zelaya walks up to his car during the inauguration of the Japan-Central America Friendship Bridge in El Amatillo, Honduras near the border with El Salvador May 27, 2009. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido</p>

Honduras President Manuel Zelaya walks up to his car during the inauguration of the Japan-Central America Friendship Bridge in El Amatillo, Honduras near the border with El Salvador May 27, 2009. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

Honduras President Manuel Zelaya walks up to his car during the inauguration of the Japan-Central America Friendship Bridge in El Amatillo, Honduras near the border with El Salvador May 27, 2009. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

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<p>New vehicles sit in the parking lot of Courtesy Chevrolet car dealership in Phoenix, Arizona May 27, 2009. General Motors Corp moved closer to filing the largest U.S. industrial bankruptcy after a crucial bond exchange proposal failed and as officials in Germany neared a decision on which company would take over GM's European brand Opel. REUTERS/Joshua Lott </p>

New vehicles sit in the parking lot of Courtesy Chevrolet car dealership in Phoenix, Arizona May 27, 2009. General Motors Corp moved closer to filing the largest U.S. industrial bankruptcy after a crucial bond exchange proposal failed and as...more

New vehicles sit in the parking lot of Courtesy Chevrolet car dealership in Phoenix, Arizona May 27, 2009. General Motors Corp moved closer to filing the largest U.S. industrial bankruptcy after a crucial bond exchange proposal failed and as officials in Germany neared a decision on which company would take over GM's European brand Opel. REUTERS/Joshua Lott

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<p>A destroyed logo of German car manufacturer Opel is seen in a rubbish dumpster at a former car dealer in Berlin May 27, 2009. The German government is due to decide on Wednesday which bidder or bidders it prefers as a partner for the Opel unit of struggling U.S. carmaker General Motors, and could agree to provide aid for the firm. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski </p>

A destroyed logo of German car manufacturer Opel is seen in a rubbish dumpster at a former car dealer in Berlin May 27, 2009. The German government is due to decide on Wednesday which bidder or bidders it prefers as a partner for the Opel unit of...more

A destroyed logo of German car manufacturer Opel is seen in a rubbish dumpster at a former car dealer in Berlin May 27, 2009. The German government is due to decide on Wednesday which bidder or bidders it prefers as a partner for the Opel unit of struggling U.S. carmaker General Motors, and could agree to provide aid for the firm. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski

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<p>Barcelona's coach Pep Guardiola is thrown into the air by his players after their Champions League soccer final victory against Manchester United at the Olympic Stadium in Rome May 27, 2009. REUTERS/Tony Gentile </p>

Barcelona's coach Pep Guardiola is thrown into the air by his players after their Champions League soccer final victory against Manchester United at the Olympic Stadium in Rome May 27, 2009. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Barcelona's coach Pep Guardiola is thrown into the air by his players after their Champions League soccer final victory against Manchester United at the Olympic Stadium in Rome May 27, 2009. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

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<p>A young pilgrim throws a stone into the Quema River as she makes her way with the others to the shrine of El Rocio in the province of Seville, southern Spain May 27, 2009. Every spring hundreds of thousands of devotees converge at a shrine to pay homage to the Virgin del Rocio during an annual pilgrimage which combines religious fervour and festive colour. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo </p>

A young pilgrim throws a stone into the Quema River as she makes her way with the others to the shrine of El Rocio in the province of Seville, southern Spain May 27, 2009. Every spring hundreds of thousands of devotees converge at a shrine to pay...more

A young pilgrim throws a stone into the Quema River as she makes her way with the others to the shrine of El Rocio in the province of Seville, southern Spain May 27, 2009. Every spring hundreds of thousands of devotees converge at a 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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<p>Barcelona's Lionel Messi (L) heads the ball to score past Manchester United's Edwin van der Sar (unseen) as Rio Ferdinand (5) watches during their Champions League final soccer match at the Olympic Stadium in Rome May 27, 2009. REUTERS/Tony Gentile </p>

Barcelona's Lionel Messi (L) heads the ball to score past Manchester United's Edwin van der Sar (unseen) as Rio Ferdinand (5) watches during their Champions League final soccer match at the Olympic Stadium in Rome May 27, 2009. REUTERS/Tony Gentile more

Barcelona's Lionel Messi (L) heads the ball to score past Manchester United's Edwin van der Sar (unseen) as Rio Ferdinand (5) watches during their Champions League final soccer match at the Olympic Stadium in Rome May 27, 2009. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

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<p>Lamar Odom of the Los Angeles Lakers dunks over Chris Andersen of the Denver Nuggets as Nuggets Nene of Brazil (upper right), Lakers Pau Gasol (lower right) and Lakers Luke Walton (L) look on during Game 5 of their Western Conference final playoff game in Los Angeles, May 27, 2009. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson </p>

Lamar Odom of the Los Angeles Lakers dunks over Chris Andersen of the Denver Nuggets as Nuggets Nene of Brazil (upper right), Lakers Pau Gasol (lower right) and Lakers Luke Walton (L) look on during Game 5 of their Western Conference final playoff...more

Lamar Odom of the Los Angeles Lakers dunks over Chris Andersen of the Denver Nuggets as Nuggets Nene of Brazil (upper right), Lakers Pau Gasol (lower right) and Lakers Luke Walton (L) look on during Game 5 of their Western Conference final playoff game in Los Angeles, May 27, 2009. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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<p>British director Danny Boyle (R) speaks with Azharuddin Ismail, who acted as young Salim in Boyle's Oscar-winning movie "Slumdog Millionaire", during a news conference in Mumbai May 27, 2009. A trust fund set up by the makers of "Slumdog Millionaire" has purchased an apartment for Ismail and expects to find a new home for his co-actor Rubina Ali as well, after their shanty homes were recently torn down. REUTERS/Punit Paranjpe </p>

British director Danny Boyle (R) speaks with Azharuddin Ismail, who acted as young Salim in Boyle's Oscar-winning movie "Slumdog Millionaire", during a news conference in Mumbai May 27, 2009. A trust fund set up by the makers of "Slumdog Millionaire"...more

British director Danny Boyle (R) speaks with Azharuddin Ismail, who acted as young Salim in Boyle's Oscar-winning movie "Slumdog Millionaire", during a news conference in Mumbai May 27, 2009. A trust fund set up by the makers of "Slumdog Millionaire" has purchased an apartment for Ismail and expects to find a new home for his co-actor Rubina Ali as well, after their shanty homes were recently torn down. REUTERS/Punit Paranjpe

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<p>President Barack Obama is reflected in a mirror as he participates in a Democratic party fundraiser at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, May 27, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Reed </p>

President Barack Obama is reflected in a mirror as he participates in a Democratic party fundraiser at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, May 27, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Reed

President Barack Obama is reflected in a mirror as he participates in a Democratic party fundraiser at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, May 27, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Reed

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<p>Wife Kosar Noreen and other female relatives touch the face of deceased policeman Mohammed Naveed, a victim of a car bomb attack in Lahore May 27, 2009. Naveed and Noreen wed only ten days earlier. Gunmen attacked a police headquarters in the Pakistani city of Lahore on Wednesday, setting off a car-bomb that killed at least 22 people in what the government said was revenge for an offensive against the Taliban. REUTERS/Adrees Latif </p>

Wife Kosar Noreen and other female relatives touch the face of deceased policeman Mohammed Naveed, a victim of a car bomb attack in Lahore May 27, 2009. Naveed and Noreen wed only ten days earlier. Gunmen attacked a police headquarters in the...more

Wife Kosar Noreen and other female relatives touch the face of deceased policeman Mohammed Naveed, a victim of a car bomb attack in Lahore May 27, 2009. Naveed and Noreen wed only ten days earlier. Gunmen attacked a police headquarters in the Pakistani city of Lahore on Wednesday, setting off a car-bomb that killed at least 22 people in what the government said was revenge for an offensive against the Taliban. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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