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Northern Ireland's first private abortion clinic is to officially open amid protests from pro-life campaigners. Pro life campaigners outside Marie Stopes clinic in Belfast which opens today.

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The work "Barbie Foot" by artist Chloe Ruchon is pictured in the exhibition "C'est pas mon genre - About Women (Design from France)" at the Museum for Applied Arts in Frankfurt Main, Germany, 18 October 2012.

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Indian visitors look at an idol of Hindu goddess Durga in preparation for the upcoming Hindu festival Durga Puja in Siliguri on October 18, 2012.

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Meerkats at the zoo in Leipzig, eastern Germany, inspect a carved pumpkin filled with flour worms and straw on October 18, 2012.

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  • Meerkats at the zoo in Leipzig, eastern Germany, inspect a carved pumpkin filled with flour worms and straw on October 18, 2012. Suited to the upcoming Halloween holiday, the animals' enclosure is decorated with pumpkins and delights meerkats and visitors. (Photo credit: WALTRAUD GRUBITZSCH/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Meerkats at the zoo in Leipzig, eastern Germany, inspect a carved pumpkin filled with flour worms and straw on October 18, 2012. Suited to the upcoming Halloween holiday, the animals' enclosure is decorated with pumpkins and delights meerkats and visitors. (Photo credit: WALTRAUD GRUBITZSCH/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Meerkats at the zoo in Leipzig, eastern Germany, inspect a carved pumpkin filled with flour worms and straw on October 18, 2012. Suited to the upcoming Halloween holiday, the animals' enclosure is decorated with pumpkins and delights meerkats and visitors. (Photo credit: WALTRAUD GRUBITZSCH/AFP/Getty Images)

  • The meerkats celebrate an early Halloween treat at the zoo in Leipzig, Germany, 18 October 2012. The curious animals were given a pumpkin filled with straw and mealworms by their keeper Joerg Graeser. (Photo credit: PA)

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Fire Officer Jim Gilbert and his fire service rescue Springer Spaniel Freddie, take a break ahead of a demonstration at the World Rescue Challenge at the Excel Centre on October 18, 2012 in London, England.

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A wounded serviceman stands on prosthetic legs as he talks to visiting media in the new Help for Heroes' Tedworth House rehabilitation centre for wounded servicemen and women during a press preview day on October 18, 2012 in Tidworth, England.

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Picture taken with multi exposure time shows Spain's Feliciano Lopez serving to Ukraine's Sergiy Stakhovsky during the ATP Stockholm Open tennis tournament on October 18, 2012 in Stockholm.

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Runners take the water jump in The Bathwick Tyres Yeovil Handicap Steeple Chase at Wincanton racecourse on October 18, 2012 in Wincanton, England.

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The star attraction of the Swifty Swine Racing Pigs is eight-week-old 'Swifty' who takes a dip to reach an Oreo cookie, Thursday, October 18, 2012.

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Victoria's Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio reveals the Floral Fantasy Bra gift set at Victoria's Secret Herald Square on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 in New York.

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Restaurants with a side order of fun, all in the book 'Pu Pu Hot Pot: The World's Best Restaurant Names'.

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  • Yac Donalds

    Pu Pu Hot Pot is published by Viking £8.99 Hb

  • Wanker's Corner

    Pu Pu Hot Pot is published by Viking £8.99 Hb

  • Thai Tanic

    Pu Pu Hot Pot is published by Viking £8.99 Hb

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    Pu Pu Hot Pot is published by Viking £8.99 Hb

  • Fishcotheque

    Pu Pu Hot Pot is published by Viking £8.99 Hb

  • Eat Here & Get Gas

    Pu Pu Hot Pot is published by Viking £8.99 Hb

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    Pu Pu Hot Pot is published by Viking £8.99 Hb

  • Pu Pu Hot Pot

    Pu Pu Hot Pot is published by Viking £8.99 Hb

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The Hurricane fighter aircraft at Duxford Airfield in Cambridgeshire that is expected to fetch £1.7million when it goes on auction next month at the Bonhams sale of Collectors' Motor Cars and Automobilia.

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  • A Hawker Hurricane On Display Before It Goes Up For Auction At Bonhams

    DUXFORD, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 18: A Hawker Hurricane Mk XIIa 5711 (G-HURI) fighter aircraft returns from performing an aerobatic display at the IWM Duxford on October 18, 2012 in Duxford, England. The aeroplane, similar to those that defended British shores during the Battle of Britain in World War II, is due to be auctioned by Bonhams in their sale of 'Collectors’ Motor Cars and Automobilia' at Mercedes-Benz World Brooklands on December 3, 2012. The plane was built in 1942 and joined the Royal Canadian Air Force the following year, where it remained for the duration of the war, it is expected to fetch up to 17. million GBP. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

  • A Hawker Hurricane On Display Before It Goes Up For Auction At Bonhams

    DUXFORD, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 18: A Hawker Hurricane Mk XIIa 5711 (G-HURI) fighter aircraft prepares to perform an aerobatic display at the IWM Duxford on October 18, 2012 in Duxford, England. The aeroplane, similar to those that defended British shores during the Battle of Britain in World War II, is due to be auctioned by Bonhams in their sale of 'Collectors’ Motor Cars and Automobilia' at Mercedes-Benz World Brooklands on December 3, 2012. The plane was built in 1942 and joined the Royal Canadian Air Force the following year, where it remained for the duration of the war, it is expected to fetch up to 17 million GBP. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

  • A Hawker Hurricane On Display Before It Goes Up For Auction At Bonhams

    DUXFORD, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 18: A Hawker Hurricane Mk XIIa 5711 (G-HURI) fighter aircraft returns from performing an aerobatic display at the IWM Duxford on October 18, 2012 in Duxford, England. The aeroplane, similar to those that defended British shores during the Battle of Britain in World War II, is due to be auctioned by Bonhams in their sale of 'Collectors’ Motor Cars and Automobilia' at Mercedes-Benz World Brooklands on December 3, 2012. The plane was built in 1942 and joined the Royal Canadian Air Force the following year, where it remained for the duration of the war, it is expected to fetch up to 17 million GBP. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

  • A Hawker Hurricane On Display Before It Goes Up For Auction At Bonhams

    DUXFORD, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 18: A Hawker Hurricane Mk XIIa 5711 (G-HURI) fighter aircraft prepares to perform an aerobatic display at the IWM Duxford on October 18, 2012 in Duxford, England. The aeroplane, similar to those that defended British shores during the Battle of Britain in World War II, is due to be auctioned by Bonhams in their sale of 'Collectors’ Motor Cars and Automobilia' at Mercedes-Benz World Brooklands on December 3, 2012. The plane was built in 1942 and joined the Royal Canadian Air Force the following year, where it remained for the duration of the war, it is expected to fetch up to 17 million GBP. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

  • A Hawker Hurricane On Display Before It Goes Up For Auction At Bonhams

    DUXFORD, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 18: A Hawker Hurricane Mk XIIa 5711 (G-HURI) fighter aircraft performs an aerobatic display at the IWM Duxford on October 18, 2012 in Duxford, England. The aeroplane, similar to those that defended British shores during the Battle of Britain in World War II, is due to be auctioned by Bonhams in their sale of 'Collectors’ Motor Cars and Automobilia' at Mercedes-Benz World Brooklands on December 3, 2012. The plane was built in 1942 and joined the Royal Canadian Air Force the following year, where it remained for the duration of the war, it is expected to fetch up to 17 million GBP. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

  • A Hawker Hurricane On Display Before It Goes Up For Auction At Bonhams

    DUXFORD, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 18: A Hawker Hurricane Mk XIIa 5711 (G-HURI) fighter aircraft performs an aerobatic display at the IWM Duxford on October 18, 2012 in Duxford, England. The aeroplane, similar to those that defended British shores during the Battle of Britain in World War II, is due to be auctioned by Bonhams in their sale of 'Collectors’ Motor Cars and Automobilia' at Mercedes-Benz World Brooklands on December 3, 2012. The plane was built in 1942 and joined the Royal Canadian Air Force the following year, where it remained for the duration of the war, it is expected to fetch up to 17 million GBP. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

  • A Hawker Hurricane On Display Before It Goes Up For Auction At Bonhams

    DUXFORD, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 18: A Hawker Hurricane Mk XIIa 5711 (G-HURI) fighter aircraft prepares to perform an aerobatic display at the IWM Duxford on October 18, 2012 in Duxford, England. The aeroplane, similar to those that defended British shores during the Battle of Britain in World War II, is due to be auctioned by Bonhams in their sale of 'Collectors’ Motor Cars and Automobilia' at Mercedes-Benz World Brooklands on December 3, 2012. The plane was built in 1942 and joined the Royal Canadian Air Force the following year, where it remained for the duration of the war, it is expected to fetch up to 17 million GBP. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

  • A Hawker Hurricane On Display Before It Goes Up For Auction At Bonhams

    DUXFORD, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 18: A Hawker Hurricane Mk XIIa 5711 (G-HURI) fighter aircraft performs an aerobatic display at the IWM Duxford on October 18, 2012 in Duxford, England. The aeroplane, similar to those that defended British shores during the Battle of Britain in World War II, is due to be auctioned by Bonhams in their sale of 'Collectors’ Motor Cars and Automobilia' at Mercedes-Benz World Brooklands on December 3, 2012. The plane was built in 1942 and joined the Royal Canadian Air Force the following year, where it remained for the duration of the war, it is expected to fetch up to 17 million GBP. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

  • A Hawker Hurricane On Display Before It Goes Up For Auction At Bonhams

    DUXFORD, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 18: A Hawker Hurricane Mk XIIa 5711 (G-HURI) fighter aircraft prepares to perform an aerobatic display at the IWM Duxford on October 18, 2012 in Duxford, England. The aeroplane, similar to those that defended British shores during the Battle of Britain in World War II, is due to be auctioned by Bonhams in their sale of 'Collectors’ Motor Cars and Automobilia' at Mercedes-Benz World Brooklands on December 3, 2012. The plane was built in 1942 and joined the Royal Canadian Air Force the following year, where it remained for the duration of the war, it is expected to fetch up to 17. million GBP. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

  • A Hawker Hurricane On Display Before It Goes Up For Auction At Bonhams

    DUXFORD, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 18: A Hawker Hurricane Mk XIIa 5711 (G-HURI) fighter aircraft prepares to perform an aerobatic display at the IWM Duxford on October 18, 2012 in Duxford, England. The aeroplane, similar to those that defended British shores during the Battle of Britain in World War II, is due to be auctioned by Bonhams in their sale of 'Collectors’ Motor Cars and Automobilia' at Mercedes-Benz World Brooklands on December 3, 2012. The plane was built in 1942 and joined the Royal Canadian Air Force the following year, where it remained for the duration of the war, it is expected to fetch up to 17. million GBP. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

  • A Hawker Hurricane On Display Before It Goes Up For Auction At Bonhams

    DUXFORD, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 18: A Hawker Hurricane Mk XIIa 5711 (G-HURI) fighter aircraft performs an aerobatic display at the IWM Duxford on October 18, 2012 in Duxford, England. The aeroplane, similar to those that defended British shores during the Battle of Britain in World War II, is due to be auctioned by Bonhams in their sale of 'Collectors’ Motor Cars and Automobilia' at Mercedes-Benz World Brooklands on December 3, 2012. The plane was built in 1942 and joined the Royal Canadian Air Force the following year, where it remained for the duration of the war, it is expected to fetch up to 17 million GBP. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

  • A Hawker Hurricane On Display Before It Goes Up For Auction At Bonhams

    DUXFORD, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 18: A Hawker Hurricane Mk XIIa 5711 (G-HURI) fighter aircraft prepares to perform an aerobatic display at the IWM Duxford on October 18, 2012 in Duxford, England. The aeroplane, similar to those that defended British shores during the Battle of Britain in World War II, is due to be auctioned by Bonhams in their sale of 'Collectors’ Motor Cars and Automobilia' at Mercedes-Benz World Brooklands on December 3, 2012. The plane was built in 1942 and joined the Royal Canadian Air Force the following year, where it remained for the duration of the war, it is expected to fetch up to 17 million GBP. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

  • A Hawker Hurricane On Display Before It Goes Up For Auction At Bonhams

    DUXFORD, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 18: A Hawker Hurricane Mk XIIa 5711 (G-HURI) fighter aircraft performs an aerobatic display at the IWM Duxford on October 18, 2012 in Duxford, England. The aeroplane, similar to those that defended British shores during the Battle of Britain in World War II, is due to be auctioned by Bonhams in their sale of 'Collectors’ Motor Cars and Automobilia' at Mercedes-Benz World Brooklands on December 3, 2012. The plane was built in 1942 and joined the Royal Canadian Air Force the following year, where it remained for the duration of the war, it is expected to fetch up to 17. million GBP. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

  • A Hawker Hurricane On Display Before It Goes Up For Auction At Bonhams

    DUXFORD, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 18: Pilot Dave Harvey checks a Hawker Hurricane Mk XIIa 5711 (G-HURI) fighter aircraft before performing an aerobatic display at the IWM Duxford on October 18, 2012 in Duxford, England. The aeroplane, similar to those that defended British shores during the Battle of Britain in World War II, is due to be auctioned by Bonhams in their sale of 'Collectors’ Motor Cars and Automobilia' at Mercedes-Benz World Brooklands on December 3, 2012. The plane was built in 1942 and joined the Royal Canadian Air Force the following year, where it remained for the duration of the war, it is expected to fetch up to 17. million GBP. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

  • A Hawker Hurricane On Display Before It Goes Up For Auction At Bonhams

    DUXFORD, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 18: A Hawker Hurricane Mk XIIa 5711 (G-HURI) fighter aircraft prepares to perform an aerobatic display at the IWM Duxford on October 18, 2012 in Duxford, England. The aeroplane, similar to those that defended British shores during the Battle of Britain in World War II, is due to be auctioned by Bonhams in their sale of 'Collectors’ Motor Cars and Automobilia' at Mercedes-Benz World Brooklands on December 3, 2012. The plane was built in 1942 and joined the Royal Canadian Air Force the following year, where it remained for the duration of the war, it is expected to fetch up to 17. million GBP. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

  • A Hawker Hurricane On Display Before It Goes Up For Auction At Bonhams

    DUXFORD, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 18: A Hawker Hurricane Mk XIIa 5711 (G-HURI) fighter aircraft prepares to perform an aerobatic display at the IWM Duxford on October 18, 2012 in Duxford, England. The aeroplane, similar to those that defended British shores during the Battle of Britain in World War II, is due to be auctioned by Bonhams in their sale of 'Collectors’ Motor Cars and Automobilia' at Mercedes-Benz World Brooklands on December 3, 2012. The plane was built in 1942 and joined the Royal Canadian Air Force the following year, where it remained for the duration of the war, it is expected to fetch up to 17. million GBP. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

  • A Hawker Hurricane On Display Before It Goes Up For Auction At Bonhams

    DUXFORD, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 18: A Hawker Hurricane Mk XIIa 5711 (G-HURI) fighter aircraft prepares to perform an aerobatic display at the IWM Duxford on October 18, 2012 in Duxford, England. The aeroplane, similar to those that defended British shores during the Battle of Britain in World War II, is due to be auctioned by Bonhams in their sale of 'Collectors’ Motor Cars and Automobilia' at Mercedes-Benz World Brooklands on December 3, 2012. The plane was built in 1942 and joined the Royal Canadian Air Force the following year, where it remained for the duration of the war, it is expected to fetch up to 17. million GBP. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

  • A Hawker Hurricane On Display Before It Goes Up For Auction At Bonhams

    DUXFORD, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 18: A Hawker Hurricane Mk XIIa 5711 (G-HURI) fighter aircraft prepares to perform an aerobatic display at the IWM Duxford on October 18, 2012 in Duxford, England. The aeroplane, similar to those that defended British shores during the Battle of Britain in World War II, is due to be auctioned by Bonhams in their sale of 'Collectors’ Motor Cars and Automobilia' at Mercedes-Benz World Brooklands on December 3, 2012. The plane was built in 1942 and joined the Royal Canadian Air Force the following year, where it remained for the duration of the war, it is expected to fetch up to 17. million GBP. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

  • A Hawker Hurricane On Display Before It Goes Up For Auction At Bonhams

    DUXFORD, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 18: A Hawker Hurricane Mk XIIa 5711 (G-HURI) fighter aircraft prepares to perform an aerobatic display at the IWM Duxford on October 18, 2012 in Duxford, England. The aeroplane, similar to those that defended British shores during the Battle of Britain in World War II, is due to be auctioned by Bonhams in their sale of 'Collectors’ Motor Cars and Automobilia' at Mercedes-Benz World Brooklands on December 3, 2012. The plane was built in 1942 and joined the Royal Canadian Air Force the following year, where it remained for the duration of the war, it is expected to fetch up to 17. million GBP. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

  • Hurricane fighter jet to go on sale

    Pilot Dave Harvey climbs into the cockpit of the Hurricane fighter aircraft at Duxford Airfield in Cambridgeshire that is expected to fetch £1.7million when it goes on auction next month at the Bonhams sale of Collectors' Motor Cars and Automobilia.

  • Hurricane fighter jet to go on sale

    Pilot Dave Harvey climbs into the cockpit of the Hurricane fighter aircraft at Duxford Airfield in Cambridgeshire that is expected to fetch £1.7million when it goes on auction next month at the Bonhams sale of Collectors' Motor Cars and Automobilia.

  • Hurricane fighter jet to go on sale

    The Hurricane fighter aircraft at Duxford Airfield in Cambridgeshire that is expected to fetch 1.7million when it goes on auction next month at the Bonhams sale of Collectors' Motor Cars and Automobilia.

  • Hurricane fighter jet to go on sale

    A member of Duxford ground crew inspects the Hurricane fighter aircraft at Duxford Airfield in Cambridgeshire that is expected to fetch 1.7million when it goes on auction next month at the Bonhams sale of Collectors' Motor Cars and Automobilia.

  • Hurricane fighter jet to go on sale

    The Hurricane fighter aircraft at Duxford Airfield in Cambridgeshire that is expected to fetch £1.7million when it goes on auction next month at the Bonhams sale of Collectors' Motor Cars and Automobilia.

  • Hurricane fighter jet to go on sale

    The Hurricane fighter aircraft at Duxford Airfield in Cambridgeshire that is expected to fetch £1.7million when it goes on auction next month at the Bonhams sale of Collectors' Motor Cars and Automobilia.

  • Hurricane fighter jet to go on sale

    A member of Duxford ground crew inspects the Hurricane fighter aircraft at Duxford Airfield in Cambridgeshire that is expected to fetch £1.7million when it goes on auction next month at the Bonhams sale of Collectors' Motor Cars and Automobilia.

  • Hurricane fighter jet to go on sale

    The Hurricane fighter aircraft at Duxford Airfield in Cambridgeshire that is expected to fetch 1.7million when it goes on auction next month at the Bonhams sale of Collectors' Motor Cars and Automobilia.

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Thousands of striking miners march to the offices of Anglogold Ashanti in Carletonville on October 18, 2012.

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Designer Slava Zaitsev joins models on the runway for the finale of the Slava Zaitsev Spring/Summer 2013 show on day 1 of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia Spring/Summer 2013 at Manege on October 18, 2012 in Moscow, Russia.

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A Belgian army soldier lifts a dog to sniff inside of a mailbox during security checks outside of an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. European leaders are gathering again in Brussels to discuss how to save the euro currency from collapse and support countries facing too much debt and not enough growth

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UK music star and X Factor judge Tulisa launches her debut fashion line at BANK Fashion stores.

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  • UK music star and X Factor judge Tulisa launches her debut fashion line at BANK Fashion stores. (Photo credit: Bank Fashion)

  • UK music star and X Factor judge Tulisa launches her debut fashion line at BANK Fashion stores. (Photo credit: Bank Fashion)

  • UK music star and X Factor judge Tulisa launches her debut fashion line at BANK Fashion stores. (Photo credit: Bank Fashion)

  • UK music star and X Factor judge Tulisa launches her debut fashion line at BANK Fashion stores. (Photo credit: Bank Fashion)

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A subscale model of a potential future low-boom supersonic aircraft, designed by The Boeing Company, installed for testing in the supersonic wind tunnel at NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland.

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Protesters throw petrol bombs against riot police during a 24-hour nationwide general strike, Athens, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. Hundreds of youths pelted riot police with petrol bombs, bottles and chunks of marble Thursday as yet another Greek anti-austerity demonstration descended into violence

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  • Greece Crippled By General Strike

    ATHENS, GREECE - OCTOBER 18: Protesters throw petrol bombs at riot police officers during a 24-hour nationwide general strike on October 18, 2012 in Athens, Greece. Hundreds of youths pelted riot police with petrol bombs, bottles and chunks of marble today as yet another Greek anti-austerity demonstration descended into violence. (Photo Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)

  • Greece Crippled By General Strike

    ATHENS, GREECE - OCTOBER 18: Protesters throw petrol bombs at riot police officers during a 24-hour nationwide general strike on October 18, 2012 in Athens, Greece. Hundreds of youths pelted riot police with petrol bombs, bottles and chunks of marble today as yet another Greek anti-austerity demonstration descended into violence. (Photo Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)

  • Protesters throw petrol bombs against riot police during a 24-hour nationwide general strike, Athens, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. Greece was facing its second general strike in a month Thursday as workers protested over another batch of austerity measures that are designed to prevent the bankruptcy of the country. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

  • Riot police chase protesters during clashes during the 24-hour nationwide general strike in Athens on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. Hundreds of youths pelted riot police with petrol bombs, bottles and chunks of marble Thursday as yet another Greek anti-austerity demonstration descended into violence. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

  • Riot police try to avoid petrol bombs thrown by protesters during a 24-hour nationwide general strike, Athens, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. Hundreds of youths pelted riot police with petrol bombs, bottles and chunks of marble Thursday as yet another Greek anti-austerity demonstration descended into violence. (AP Photo/Nikolas Giakoumidis)

  • A protester, background, clashes with riot police as a trade union member tries to calm other demonstrators during a 24-hour nationwide general strike in Athens, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. Hundreds of youths pelted riot police with petrol bombs, bottles and chunks of marble Thursday as yet another Greek anti-austerity demonstration descended into violence. (AP Photo/Nikolas Giakoumidis)

  • Riot police clash with protesters during the 24-hour nationwide general strike in Athens on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. Hundreds of youths pelted riot police with petrol bombs, bottles and chunks of marble Thursday as yet another Greek anti-austerity demonstration descended into violence. (AP Photo/Kostas Tsironis)

  • Protesters throw a petrol bomb at riot police during clashes during the 24-hour nationwide general strike in Athens on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. Hundreds of youths pelted riot police with petrol bombs, bottles and chunks of marble Thursday as yet another Greek anti-austerity demonstration descended into violence. (AP Photo/Kostas Tsironis)

  • Greece Crippled By General Strike

    ATHENS, GREECE - OCTOBER 18: Protesters throw petrol bombs at riot police officers during a 24-hour nationwide general strike on October 18, 2012 in Athens, Greece. Hundreds of youths pelted riot police with petrol bombs, bottles and chunks of marble today as yet another Greek anti-austerity demonstration descended into violence. (Photo Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)

  • Riot police are seen through tear gas during clashes during the 24-hour nationwide general strike in Athens on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. Hundreds of youths pelted riot police with petrol bombs, bottles and chunks of marble Thursday as yet another Greek anti-austerity demonstration descended into violence. (AP Photo/Kostas Tsironis)

  • Petrol bombs explode in front of riot police during clashes during the 24-hour nationwide general strike in Athens on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. Hundreds of youths pelted riot police with petrol bombs, bottles and chunks of marble Thursday as yet another Greek anti-austerity demonstration descended into violence. (AP Photo/Kostas Tsironis)

  • A protester shouts slogans during a rally during the 24-hour nationwide general strike in Athens on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. Hundreds of youths pelted riot police with petrol bombs, bottles and chunks of marble Thursday as yet another Greek anti-austerity demonstration descended into violence. (AP Photo/Kostas Tsironis)

  • A Riot policeman pushes an elderly protester with his shield during clashes during the 24-hour nationwide general strike in Athens on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. Hundreds of youths pelted riot police with petrol bombs, bottles and chunks of marble Thursday as yet another Greek anti-austerity demonstration descended into violence. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

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    A fireboomb explodes near riot police during clashes with demonstrators during a 24-hour strike in Athens on October 18, 2012. Greek riot police fired tear gas to disperse protesters at an anti-austerity rally in Athens held during a national general strike as EU leaders were to tackle the eurozone crisis at a summit. The protesters had broken through a police line outside luxury hotels on central Syntagma Square and scattered groups of youths later attacked police with stones and firebombs, an AFP reporter said. AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS (Photo credit should read ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Greece Crippled By General Strike

    ATHENS, GREECE - OCTOBER 18: Protesters shout at riot police officers during a 24-hour nationwide general strike on October 18, 2012 in Athens, Greece. Hundreds of youths pelted riot police with petrol bombs, bottles and chunks of marble today as yet another Greek anti-austerity demonstration descended into violence. (Photo Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)

  • Greece Crippled By General Strike

    ATHENS, GREECE - OCTOBER 18: A protester protects herself from tear gas in front riot police officers during a 24-hour nationwide general strike on October 18, 2012 in Athens, Greece. Hundreds of youths pelted riot police with petrol bombs, bottles and chunks of marble today as yet another Greek anti-austerity demonstration descended into violence. (Photo Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)

  • Greece Crippled By General Strike

    ATHENS, GREECE - OCTOBER 18: Protesters throw stones at riot police officers during a 24-hour nationwide general strike on October 18, 2012 in Athens, Greece. Hundreds of youths pelted riot police with petrol bombs, bottles and chunks of marble today as yet another Greek anti-austerity demonstration descended into violence. (Photo Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)

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    A man walks next to riot police forces during a protest march marking a 24-hour general strike on October 18, 2012 near the parliament in Athens. Greek riot police on Thursday fired tear gas to disperse protesters at an anti-austerity rally in Athens held during a national general strike as EU leaders were to tackle the eurozone crisis at a summit in Brussels. AFP PHOTO / LOUISA GOULIAMAKI (Photo credit should read LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Police stand amid tear gas during a protest march marking a 24-hour general strike on October 18, 2012 near the parliament in Athens. Greek riot police on Thursday fired tear gas to disperse protesters at an anti-austerity rally in Athens held during a national general strike as EU leaders were to tackle the eurozone crisis at a summit in Brussels. AFP PHOTO / LOUISA GOULIAMAKI (Photo credit should read LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images)

  • A protester with a mask and a Greek flag is seen during clashes during the 24-hour nationwide general strike in Athens on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. Hundreds of youths pelted riot police with petrol bombs, bottles and chunks of marble Thursday as yet another Greek anti-austerity demonstration descended into violence. (AP Photo/Kostas Tsironis)

  • Greece Crippled By General Strike

    ATHENS, GREECE - OCTOBER 18: A protester in shock afther police used tear gas and a shock bomb during a 24-hour nationwide general strike on October 18, 2012 in Athens, Greece. Hundreds of youths pelted riot police with petrol bombs, bottles and chunks of marble today as yet another Greek anti-austerity demonstration descended into violence. (Photo Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)

  • Greece Crippled By General Strike

    ATHENS, GREECE - OCTOBER 18: Protesters protect themselves from tear gas used by riot police officers during a 24-hour nationwide general strike on October 18, 2012 in Athens, Greece. Hundreds of youths pelted riot police with petrol bombs, bottles and chunks of marble today as yet another Greek anti-austerity demonstration descended into violence. (Photo Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)

  • Greece Crippled By General Strike

    ATHENS, GREECE - OCTOBER 18: Protesters throw petrol bombs at riot police officers during a 24-hour nationwide general strike on October 18, 2012 in Athens, Greece. Hundreds of youths pelted riot police with petrol bombs, bottles and chunks of marble today as yet another Greek anti-austerity demonstration descended into violence. (Photo Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)

  • Greece Crippled By General Strike

    ATHENS, GREECE - OCTOBER 18: A protester wears a Guy Fawkes mask in front of the Greek Parliament bulding during a 24-hour nationwide general strike on October 18, 2012 in Athens, Greece. Hundreds of youths pelted riot police with petrol bombs, bottles and chunks of marble today as yet another Greek anti-austerity demonstration descended into violence. (Photo Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)

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    A man holds a placard in front of riot police forces during a protest march marking a 24-hour general strike on October 18, 2012 near the parliament in Athens. Greek riot police on Thursday fired tear gas to disperse protesters at an anti-austerity rally in Athens held during a national general strike as EU leaders were to tackle the eurozone crisis at a summit in Brussels. AFP PHOTO / LOUISA GOULIAMAKI (Photo credit should read LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Police clash with protesters during a rally marking a 24-hour general strike on October 18, 2012 near the parliament in Athens. Greek riot police on Thursday fired tear gas to disperse protesters at an anti-austerity rally in Athens held during a national general strike as EU leaders were to tackle the eurozone crisis at a summit in Brussels. AFP PHOTO / LOUISA GOULIAMAKI (Photo credit should read LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Police stand guard near a protester during a rally marking a 24-hour general strike on October 18, 2012 near the parliament in Athens. Greek riot police on Thursday fired tear gas to disperse protesters at an anti-austerity rally in Athens held during a national general strike as EU leaders were to tackle the eurozone crisis at a summit in Brussels. AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS (Photo credit should read ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Police stand guard near a protester during a rally marking a 24-hour general strike on October 18, 2012 near the parliament in Athens. Greek riot police on Thursday fired tear gas to disperse protesters at an anti-austerity rally in Athens held during a national general strike as EU leaders were to tackle the eurozone crisis at a summit in Brussels. AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS (Photo credit should read ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Greece Crippled By General Strike

    ATHENS, GREECE - OCTOBER 18: Protesters protect themselves from tear gas used by riot police officers during a 24-hour nationwide general strike on October 18, 2012 in Athens, Greece. Hundreds of youths pelted riot police with petrol bombs, bottles and chunks of marble today as yet another Greek anti-austerity demonstration descended into violence. (Photo Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)

  • Greece Crippled By General Strike

    ATHENS, GREECE - OCTOBER 18: Protesters throw petrol bombs at riot police officers in front of Greek Parlament during a 24-hour nationwide general strike on October 18, 2012 in Athens, Greece. Hundreds of youths pelted riot police with petrol bombs, bottles and chunks of marble today as yet another Greek anti-austerity demonstration descended into violence. (Photo Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)

  • Greece Crippled By General Strike

    ATHENS, GREECE - OCTOBER 18: Protesters throw petrol bombs at riot police officers during a 24-hour nationwide general strike on October 18, 2012 in Athens, Greece. Hundreds of youths pelted riot police with petrol bombs, bottles and chunks of marble today as yet another Greek anti-austerity demonstration descended into violence. (Photo Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)

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    A protester holds a placard in front of riot police forces during a rally marking a 24-hour general strike on October 18, 2012 near the parliament in Athens. Greek riot police on Thursday fired tear gas to disperse protesters at an anti-austerity rally in Athens held during a national general strike as EU leaders were to tackle the eurozone crisis at a summit in Brussels. AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS (Photo credit should read ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A firebomb explodes in front of riot police forces during clashes with demonstrators during a rally marking a 24-hour general strike on October 18, 2012 near the parliament in Athens. Greek riot police on Thursday fired tear gas to disperse protesters at an anti-austerity rally in Athens held during a national general strike as EU leaders were to tackle the eurozone crisis at a summit in Brussels. AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS (Photo credit should read ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A woman hides in a corner after clashes erupted between demonstrators and riot police during a 24-hour general strike on October 18, 2012. Greek riot police on October 18 fired tear gas to disperse protesters at an anti-austerity rally in Athens held during a national general strike as EU leaders were to tackle the eurozone crisis at a summit in Brussels. AFP PHOTO / LOUISA GOULIAMAKI (Photo credit should read LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Riot police try to avoid a petrol bomb in Athens, during a 24-hour nationwide general strike on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. Greece was facing its second general strike in a month Thursday as workers protested over another batch of austerity measures that are designed to prevent the bankruptcy of the country. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

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    A demonstrator clashes with riot police during a 24-hour strike in Athens on October 18, 2012. Greek riot police fired tear gas to disperse protesters at an anti-austerity rally in Athens held during a national general strike as EU leaders were to tackle the eurozone crisis at a summit. The protesters had broken through a police line outside luxury hotels on central Syntagma Square and scattered groups of youths later attacked police with stones and firebombs, an AFP reporter said. AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINIS (Photo credit should read ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • A protester clashes with riot police during a 24-hour nationwide general strike, Athens, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. Greece was facing its second general strike in a month Thursday as workers protested over another batch of austerity measures that are designed to prevent the bankruptcy of the country. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

  • Protesters clash with riot police during a 24-hour nationwide general strike on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. Greece was facing its second general strike in a month Thursday as workers protested over another batch of austerity measures that are designed to prevent the bankruptcy of the country. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

  • Protesters throw petrol bombs at riot police officers during a 24-hour nationwide general strike, Athens, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. Greece was facing its second general strike in a month Thursday as workers protested over another batch of austerity measures that are designed to prevent the bankruptcy of the country. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

  • Protesters clash with riot police in Athens, during a 24-hour nationwide general strike on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. Greece was facing its second general strike in a month Thursday as workers protested over another batch of austerity measures that are designed to prevent the bankruptcy of the country. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

  • Protesters clash with riot police in Athens, during a 24-hour nationwide general strike on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. Greece was facing its second general strike in a month Thursday as workers protested over another batch of austerity measures that are designed to prevent the bankruptcy of the country. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

  • Protesters throw petrol bombs against riot police during a 24-hour nationwide general strike, Athens, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. Greece was facing its second general strike in a month Thursday as workers protested over another batch of austerity measures that are designed to prevent the bankruptcy of the country. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

  • Riot police try to avoid petrol bombs thrown by protesters during clashes during the 24-hour nationwide general strike on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. Hundreds of youths pelted riot police with petrol bombs, bottles and chunks of marble Thursday as yet another Greek anti-austerity demonstration descended into violence. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

  • A riot policeman kicks away a tear canister in Athens, during a 24-hour nationwide general strike on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. Greece was facing its second general strike in a month Thursday as workers protested over another batch of austerity measures that are designed to prevent the bankruptcy of the country. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

  • Protesters throw petrol bombs against riot police during a 24-hour nationwide general strike, Athens, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. Hundreds of youths pelted riot police with petrol bombs, bottles and chunks of marble Thursday as yet another Greek anti-austerity demonstration descended into violence. (AP Photo/Nikolas Giakoumidis)

  • Riot police try to avoid petrol bombs thrown by protesters during clashes during the 24-hour nationwide general strike on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. Hundreds of youths pelted riot police with petrol bombs, bottles and chunks of marble Thursday as yet another Greek anti-austerity demonstration descended into violence. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

  • Protesters prepare to throw petrol bombs against riot police during a 24-hour nationwide general strike on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. Hundreds of youths pelted riot police with petrol bombs, bottles and chunks of marble Thursday as yet another Greek anti-austerity demonstration descended into violence. (AP Photo/Nikolas Giakoumidis)

  • A protester, background, clashes with riot police as a trade union member tries to calm other demonstrators during a 24-hour nationwide general strike in Athens, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. Hundreds of youths pelted riot police with petrol bombs, bottles and chunks of marble Thursday as yet another Greek anti-austerity demonstration descended into violence. (AP Photo/Nikolas Giakoumidis)

  • A protester clashes with riot police during a 24-hour nationwide general strike in Athens on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. Hundreds of youths pelted riot police with petrol bombs, bottles and chunks of marble Thursday as yet another Greek anti-austerity demonstration descended into violence. (AP Photo/Nikolas Giakoumidis)

  • Riot police try to avoid petrol bombs thrown by protesters during a 24-hour nationwide general strike, Athens, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. Hundreds of youths pelted riot police with petrol bombs, bottles and chunks of marble Thursday as yet another Greek anti-austerity demonstration descended into violence. (AP Photo/Nikolas Giakoumidis)

  • Riot police kick a tear canister back at protesters during clashes during the 24-hour nationwide general strike on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. Hundreds of youths pelted riot police with petrol bombs, bottles and chunks of marble Thursday as yet another Greek anti-austerity demonstration descended into violence. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

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Campaigners including 9 month old Mnaha Zoya gather for a vigil for 14 year old schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, in Birmingham's Victoria Square today.

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    Ziauddin Yousufzai accompanied by his 12 year old son Khushal (left) talks to the media after visiting his daughter Malala at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham today.

  • Malala family visit

    Ziauddin Yousufzai talks to the media after visiting his daughter Malala at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham today.

  • Malala family visit

    Ziauddin Yousufzai accompanied by his 12 year old son Khushal (left) talks to the media after visiting his daughter Malala at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham today.

  • Malala family visit

    Ziauddin Yousufzai (left) talks with Dr David Rosser, Medical Director after visiting his daughter Malala at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham today.

  • Malala family visit

    Ziauddin Yousufzai accompanied by his 12 year old son Khushal with Medical Director Dr David Rosser talks to the media after visiting his daughter Malala at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham today.

  • Malala family visit

    Ziauddin Yousufzai talks to the media after visiting his daughter Malala at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham today.

  • Malala family visit

    Ziauddin Yousufzai accompanied by his 12 year old son Khushal (left) talks to the media after visiting his daughter Malala at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham today.

  • Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by a Taliban gunman in Pakistan, in her hospital bed at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.

    Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by a Taliban gunman in Pakistan, in her hospital bed at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.

  • Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by a Taliban gunman in Pakistan, in her hospital bed at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.

    Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by a Taliban gunman in Pakistan, in her hospital bed at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.

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    Security patrol the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, where Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by a Taliban gunman in Pakistan is being treated.

  • Shot schoolgirl treated in the UK

    Dr Dave Rosser, Medical Director, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, speaks to the media during a briefing at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, to update on the condition of Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by a Taliban gunman in Pakistan.

  • Shot schoolgirl treated in the UK

    Dr Dave Rosser, Medical Director, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, speaks to the media during a briefing at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, to update on the condition of Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by a Taliban gunman in Pakistan.

  • Shot schoolgirl treated in the UK

    Dr Dave Rosser, Medical Director, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, speaks to the media during a briefing at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, to update on the condition of Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by a Taliban gunman in Pakistan.

  • Shot schoolgirl treated in the UK

    Dr Dave Rosser, Medical Director, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, speaks to the media during a briefing at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, to update on the condition of Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by a Taliban gunman in Pakistan.

  • Shot schoolgirl treated in the UK

    Malala Yousafzai, 14, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by Taliban gunmen arrives in the UK at Birmingham Airport.

  • Shot schoolgirl treated in the UK

    Malala Yousafzai, 14, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by Taliban gunmen arrives in the UK at Birmingham Airport.

  • Shot schoolgirl treated in the UK

    Campaigners gather for a vigil for 14 year old schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, in Birmingham's Victoria Square today.

  • Shot schoolgirl treated in the UK

    Campaigners including 9 month old Mnaha Zoya gather for a vigil for 14 year old schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, in Birmingham's Victoria Square today.

  • Shot schoolgirl treated in the UK

    Campaigners gather for a vigil for 14 year old schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, in Birmingham's Victoria Square today.

  • Shot schoolgirl treated in the UK

    Campaigners gather for a vigil for 14 year old schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, in Birmingham's Victoria Square today.

  • An ambulance believed carrying 14-year-old Malala Yusufza who was attacked by the Taliban for advocating women s education rights as arriving to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for treatment on her injuries in Birmingham central England 15 October 2012. Reports state that she was travelling from Islamabad with her parents and medical staff after being shot in the head and neck in a Taliban attack. The British government confirmed that Malala will be cared for at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham which has a specialist trauma unit and is a key centre for treating soldiers injured in conflict. EPA/ANDREW FOX

  • A police officer stands guard at the entrance of Emergency Department of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham where 14-year-old Malala Yusufza who was attacked by the Taliban for advocating women s education rights arrived for treatment on her injuries in Birmingham central England 15 October 2012. Reports state that she was travelling from Islamabad with her parents and medical staff after being shot in the head and neck in a Taliban attack. The British government confirmed that Malala will be cared for at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham which has a specialist trauma unit and is a key centre for treating soldiers injured in conflict. EPA/ANDREW FOX

  • An ambulance believed carrying 14-year-old Malala Yusufza who was attacked by the Taliban for advocating women s education rights arrive with police escort to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for treatment on her injuries in Birmingham central England 15 October 2012. Reports state that she was travelling from Islamabad with her parents and medical staff after being shot in the head and neck in a Taliban attack. The British government confirmed that Malala will be cared for at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham which has a specialist trauma unit and is a key centre for treating soldiers injured in conflict. EPA/ANDREW FOX

  • An undated handout photograph released by University Hospitals Birmingham on 15 October 2012 showing Dave Rosser Executive Medical Director at Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Reports state on 15 October 2012 that Dave Rosser medical director at Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital said that Malala Yusufzai The Pakistani schoolgirl shot by Taliban gunmen has a chance of making a good recovery. Malala Yusufza who was attacked by the Taliban for advocating women s education rights was flown from Islamabad with her parents and medical staff to be cared for at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham which has a specialist trauma unit and is a key centre for treating soldiers injured in conflict EPA

  • Shot schoolgirl treated in the UK

    Malala Yousafzai, 14, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by Taliban gunmen arrives in the UK at Birmingham Airport.

  • Shot schoolgirl treated in the UK

    Malala Yousafzai, 14, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by Taliban gunmen arrives in the UK at Birmingham Airport.

  • Shot schoolgirl treated in the UK

    Malala Yousafzai, 14, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by Taliban gunmen arrives in the UK at Birmingham Airport.

  • Shot schoolgirl treated in the UK

    Malala Yousafzai, 14, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by Taliban gunmen arrives in the UK at Birmingham Airport.

  • Shot schoolgirl treated in the UK

    The plane containing Malala Yousafzai, 14, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by Taliban gunmen arrives in the UK at Birmingham Airport.

  • Shot schoolgirl treated in the UK

    The plane containing Malala Yousafzai, 14, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by Taliban gunmen arrives in the UK at Birmingham Airport.

  • Shot schoolgirl treated in the UK

    Malala Yousafzai, 14, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by Taliban gunmen arrives in the UK at Birmingham Airport.

  • Shot schoolgirl treated in the UK

    The plane containing Malala Yousafzai, 14, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by Taliban gunmen arrives in the UK at Birmingham Airport.

  • Shot schoolgirl treated in the UK

    Malala Yousafzai, 14, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by Taliban gunmen arrives in the UK at Birmingham Airport.

  • Shot schoolgirl treated in the UK

    Malala Yousafzai, 14, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by Taliban gunmen arrives in the UK at Birmingham Airport.

  • Shot schoolgirl treated in the UK

    Malala Yousafzai, 14, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by Taliban gunmen arrives in the UK at Birmingham Airport.

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    Pakistani demonstrators shout slogans during a protest against the assassination attempt on child activist Malala Yousafzai, in Lahore on October 11, 2012. The Pakistani child activist that shot in the head by the Taliban was airlifted to the country's top military hospital for specialist treatment, is still in a critical condition, officials said. The shooting of 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai on a school bus in the Swat valley has been denounced worldwide and by the Pakistani authorities, who have offered a reward of more than USD 100,000 for the capture of her attackers. AFP PHOTO / Arif Ali

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    A Pakistani veiled activist of an Islamic Sunni Tehreek party carries a placard during a protest against the assassination attempt by Taliban on child activist Malala Yousafzai, in Islamabad on October 14, 2012. A Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban in retaliation for her campaign for the right to education, is making 'slow and steady progress' in her recovery, the military said. AFP PHOTO / AAMIR QURESHI

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    Pakistani leaders of the Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) sit under a photograph of child activist Malala Yousafzai during a protest procession against the assassination attempt by Taliban, in Karachi on October 14, 2012. A Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai shot in the head by the Taliban because she campaigned for the right to education is making 'slow and steady progress' in her recovery, the military said. AFP PHOTO / RIZWAN TABASSUM

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    Pakistani demonstrators shout slogans during a protest against the assassination attempt on child activist Malala Yousafzai, in Lahore on October 11, 2012. The Pakistani child activist that shot in the head by the Taliban was airlifted to the country's top military hospital for specialist treatment, is still in a critical condition, officials said. The shooting of 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai on a school bus in the Swat valley has been denounced worldwide and by the Pakistani authorities, who have offered a reward of more than USD 100,000 for the capture of her attackers. AFP PHOTO / Arif Ali

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    Pakistani school girls pray for the early recovery of child activist Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head in a Taliban assassination attempt, at their school in Peshawar on October 12, 2012. Pakistanis at mosques across the country prayed Friday for the recovery of a schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban as doctors said the next two days were critical. AFP PHOTO / A. MAJEED

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    Pakistani civil society activists and journalists carry candles and photographs of gunshot victim Malala Yousafzai during a protest against the assassination attempt on Malala Yousafzai, in Islamabad on October 11, 2012. The Pakistani child activist that shot in the head by the Taliban was airlifted to the country's top military hospital for specialist treatment, is still in a critical condition, officials said. The shooting of 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai on a school bus in the Swat valley has been denounced worldwide and by the Pakistani authorities, who have offered a reward of more than USD 100,000 for the capture of her attackers. AFP PHOTO / Aamir QURESHI

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    Pakistani demonstrators carry photographs of gunshot victim and child activist Malala Yousafzai during a protest against her assassination attempt, in Karachi on October 11, 2012. The Pakistani child activist that shot in the head by the Taliban was airlifted to the country's top military hospital for specialist treatment, is still in a critical condition, officials said. The shooting of 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai on a school bus in the Swat valley has been denounced worldwide and by the Pakistani authorities, who have offered a reward of more than USD 100,000 for the capture of her attackers. AFP PHOTO / ASIF HASSAN

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    Pakistani students pray for the early recovery of child activist Malala Yousafzai at a school in Mingora on October 11, 2012. The horrific attack on a Pakistani child rights activist, shot in the head by the Taliban in front of terrified schoolgirls, has raised fears that targeted attacks are on the rise in the Swat valley. Malala Yousafzai, 14, who won international recognition for a blog about the horrors of life under the Taliban and a campaign for the right to an education, is the highest-profile target of militants in Swat for more than three years. AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMAD REHMAN

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    Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf (L) briefs the media after visiting child activist Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head in a Taliban assassination attempt, in Rawalpindi on October 12, 2012. The next 36 to 48 hours will be critical for a Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban, the military said on October 12, calling on the nation to pray for her recovery. AFP PHOTO / AAMIR QURESHI

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    Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf (C) arrives at a military hospital to visit child activist Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head in a Taliban assassination attempt, in Rawalpindi on October 12, 2012. The next 36 to 48 hours will be critical for a Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban, the military said on October 12, calling on the nation to pray for her recovery. AFP PHOTO / AAMIR QURESHI

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    Pakistani Muslims pray for the early recovery of child activist Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head in a Taliban assassination attempt, during a Frdiay prayers in Karachi on October 12, 2012. Pakistanis at mosques across the country prayed Friday for the recovery of a schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban as doctors said the next two days were critical. AFP PHOTO / ASIF HASSAN

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    A Pakistani Muslim prays for the recovery of child activist Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head in a Taliban assassination attempt, during a Frdiay prayers in Karachi on October 12, 2012. Pakistanis at mosques across the country prayed Friday for the recovery of a schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban as doctors said the next two days were critical. AFP PHOTO / ASIF HASSAN

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    Pakistani Muslims pray for the early recovery of child activist Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head in a Taliban assassination attempt, during a Frdiay prayers in Karachi on October 12, 2012. Pakistanis at mosques across the country prayed Friday for the recovery of a schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban as doctors said the next two days were critical. AFP PHOTO / ASIF HASSAN

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    Pakistani school girls pray for the early recovery of child activist Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head in a Taliban assassination attempt, at their school in Peshawar on October 12, 2012. Pakistanis at mosques across the country prayed Friday for the recovery of a schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban as doctors said the next two days were critical. AFP PHOTO / A. MAJEED

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    Pakistani hospital workers carry injured Malala Yousafzai, 14, on a stretcher at a hospital following an attack by gunmen in Mingora on October 9, 2012. A teenage Pakistani children's rights activist was shot in the head in an assassination attempt as she boarded a school bus in the former Taliban stronghold of Swat, officials said. AFP PHOTO / STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/GettyImages)

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Morag Ritchie, 50, from Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, was stunned when she woke suddenly in the middle of the night to be greeted by flashing lights in the sky above her home.

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Kelly Slater wipes out during round three the Rip Curl Pro Portugal surfing competition where he was later eliminated by Raoni Monteiro on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, in Peniche, Portugal.

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Elise Neve, Museum of London employee, inspects a male skull with signs of autopsy at the preview of the Doctors, Dissection and Resurrection Men exhibition, which opens at the Museum of London tomorrow.

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    A wax model of human torso by Joseph Towne at the Doctors, Dissection and Resurrection Men exhibition, which opens at the Museum of London tomorrow.

  • Doctors, Dissection and Resurrection Men exhibition preview

    Elise Neve, Museum of London employee, inspects an iron coffin from St Brides, at the preview of the Doctors, Dissection and Resurrection Men exhibition, which opens at the Museum of London tomorrow.

  • Doctors, Dissection and Resurrection Men exhibition preview

    Elise Neve, Museum of London employee, inspects an iron coffin from St Brides, at the preview of the Doctors, Dissection and Resurrection Men exhibition, which opens at the Museum of London tomorrow.

  • Doctors, Dissection and Resurrection Men exhibition preview

    Elise Neve, Museum of London employee, inspects a male skull with signs of autopsy at the preview of the Doctors, Dissection and Resurrection Men exhibition, which opens at the Museum of London tomorrow.

  • Doctors, Dissection and Resurrection Men exhibition preview

    Elise Neve, Museum of London employee, inspects a male skull with signs of autopsy at the preview of the Doctors, Dissection and Resurrection Men exhibition, which opens at the Museum of London tomorrow.

  • Doctors, Dissection and Resurrection Men exhibition preview

    Elise Neve, Museum of London employee, inspects a male skull with signs of autopsy at the preview of the Doctors, Dissection and Resurrection Men exhibition, which opens at the Museum of London tomorrow.

  • Doctors, Dissection and Resurrection Men exhibition preview

    Elise Neve, Museum of London employee, inspects a male skull with signs of autopsy at the preview of the Doctors, Dissection and Resurrection Men exhibition, which opens at the Museum of London tomorrow.

  • Doctors, Dissection and Resurrection Men exhibition preview

    Julia Davidson, Curator at the Museum of London, inspects a wax model of human torso by Joseph Towne at the Doctors, Dissection and Resurrection Men exhibition, which opens at the Museum of London tomorrow.

  • Doctors, Dissection and Resurrection Men exhibition preview

    Jelena Bekvalac, Curator of Human Osteology at the Museum of London, inspects a male skull with signs of autopsy at the preview of the Doctors, Dissection and Resurrection Men exhibition, which opens at the Museum of London tomorrow.

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There’s no denying Psy, the brains behind Gangnam Style, is looking pretty darn slick these days. After all, when your video notches up more than 253million views in two months and takes over dance floors across the world, you can afford to wear what you bloody well like. So we were rather charmed to stumble upon these pictures of Psy back in 2006.

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Winner: Paul Nicklen (Canada). 'Bubble-jetting emperors'. "It was a fantastic sight, as hundreds [of penguins] launched themselves out of the water and onto the ice above me – a moment that I felt incredibly fortunate to witness and one I’ll never forget."

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Winner: Owen Hearn (UK). 'Flight paths'. "Seeing this red kite with an aeroplane in the distance was a moment I couldn’t miss." - Owen Hearn.

The Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2012 Exhibition opens to the public tomorrow at the National History Museum.

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  • Ice matters

    <strong>Anna Henly (UK) - Winner</strong> Anna was on a boat in Svalbard – an archipelago midway between mainland Norway and the North Pole – when she saw this polar bear at around four in the morning. It was October, and the bear was walking on broken-up ice floes, seemingly tentatively, not quite sure where to trust its weight. She used her fisheye lens to make the enormous animal appear diminutive and create an impression of ‘the top predator on top of the planet, with its ice world breaking up’. The symbolism, of course, is that polar bears rely almost entirely on the marine sea ice environment for their survival, and year by year, increasing temperatures are reducing the amount of ice cover and the amount of time available for the bears to hunt marine mammals. Scientists maintain that the melting of the ice will soon become a major problem for humans as well as polar bears, not just because of rising sea levels but also because increasing sea temperatures are affecting the weather, sea currents and fish stocks.

  • Bubble-jetting emperors

    <strong>Paul Nicklen (Canada) - Winner</strong> This was the image Paul had been so hoping to get: a sunlit mass of emperor penguins charging upwards, leaving in their wake a crisscross of bubble trails. The location was near the emperor colony at the edge of the frozen area of the Ross Sea, Antarctica. It was into the only likely exit hole that he lowered himself. He then had to wait for the return of the penguins, crops full of icefish for their chicks. Paul locked his legs under the lip of the ice so he could remain motionless, breathing through a snorkel so as not to spook the penguins when they arrived. Then it came: a blast of birds from the depths. They were so fast that, with frozen fingers, framing and focus had to be instinctive. ‘It was a fantastic sight’, says Paul, ‘as hundreds launched themselves out of the water and onto the ice above me’ – a moment that I felt incredibly fortunate to witness and one I’ll never forget.

  • Flight paths

    <strong>Owen Hearn (UK) - Winner</strong> Harvest time at Owen’s grandparents’ farm draws in the birds of prey to feed on the fleeing small mammals, and it also attracts Owen, with his camera at the ready. ‘Seeing this red kite with an aeroplane in the distance was a moment I couldn’t miss,’ says Owen. The shot is symbolic for him for two reasons. It was taken at the centre of the Bedfordshire site chosen for London’s third airport back in the late 1960s. ‘Opposition to the planned airport stopped it going ahead, which is why I can photograph the wildlife on the farm today.’ At the same time, British red kites also faced extinction following centuries of persecution. But following reintroductions, numbers have increased dramatically, spreading east from the Chilterns.

  • Moonset at sunrise

    <strong>Vladimir Medvedev (Russia) - Winner</strong> As the full moon sunk below the horizon on one side of Lake Louise in Banff National Park, Canada, the morning sun edged its way up at the other. The phenomenon occurs just once a month, and Vladimir was determined to photograph both celestial bodies simultaneously. ‘I chose a fisheye lens because its wide angle meant that I could include much of the sky as well as the dramatic landscape.’ He was lucky with the weather. Shortly after taking the shot, the clouds thickened and hid the sun for the remainder of its dawning.

  • Life in the border zone

    <strong>Vladimir Medvedev (Russia) - Winner </strong> The stillness of the red deer stag in the twilight made it almost invisible to motorists speeding down thehighway through Jasper National Park, Canada. But its silhouette at the side of the road caught Vladimir’s eye. By the time he had pulled over, this image was already in his mind. ‘I wanted to show how the natural world often exists so close to us, yet is so often unseen,’ he says. Working swiftly, Vladimir positioned his tripod and set the shutter speed low, so that headlights would leave the longest light trail possible, and waited for a truck to thunder by, hoping the deer wouldn’t move. ‘The stag may have been inconspicuous, but I wasn’t. As long as I stayed there, it was no longer invisible. So I left straight away, so as not to betray its presence.’

  • Relaxation

    <strong>Jasper Doest (The Netherlands) - Commended</strong> In winter, Japanese macaques in the Jigokudani Valley of central Japan congregate in the hot-spring pools, to stay warm and to socialise. The colder it gets in the mountains, the more of them head for the pools, as do humans. Jasper found about 30 macaques enjoying a steamy soak, their heads covered in fresh snow. ‘The warm water has a very relaxing effect on the monkeys, and most of them were asleep.’ He watched with delight as this youngster became increasingly drowsy and eventually closed its eyes. ‘It’s such an honour when an animal trusts you enough to fall asleep in front of you,’ says Jasper. ‘I used a close-up shot to capture the moment of tranquillity and to emphasise the human likeness in both face and pleasure.’

  • Last wild picture

    <strong>Steve Winter (USA) - Runner-up</strong> These 14-month-old Bengal tiger cubs, cooling off in the Patpara Nala watering hole in Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh, India, turned man-eaters before they were two years old. Between them, they killed three people. But the authorities didn’t kill the tigers. Instead, they captured them and moved them to a facility for ‘problem’ tigers in Bhopal, from which they will never be released. But elsewhere in India and everywhere in their range, tigers are being killed in huge numbers. Fewer than 3,200 remain in the wild, down from 100,000 a century ago. Three of the nine subspecies (the Bali, Caspian and Javan tigers) are now officially extinct, and the South China tiger almost certainly is. The deaths are due to the devastating impact of the demand for tiger parts for traditional Chinese medicine and sky-rocketing human populations, which have eliminated 93 per cent of the tiger’s historic range during the twentieth century. Settlements, roads, industry and agriculture all encroach on tiger territory, sparking growing human-wildlife conflict. The remaining wild tigers cling on in isolated pockets, their numbers declining rapidly.

  • Sunset over the land of rhinos

    <strong>Brent Stirton (South Africa) - Runner-up</strong> This is how rhinos should be seen, in their natural terrain, unfenced and with room to roam. The actual location is Imfolozi and Hluhluwe Game Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. This is not only one of South Africa’s oldest and largest wildlife reserves but also the world’s largest repository for rhinoceroses, home to about 2,000, mainly southern white, though with some black. It’s also a major poaching site. In 2011 in South Africa, more than 450 rhinos were killed for their horn, often by wellorganised and well-armed gangs, using helicopters and with a supply route to northern ports for export to the Far East.

  • Little victim

    <strong>Steve Winter (USA) - Winner</strong> A snare cost this six-month-old Sumatran tiger cub not only its right front leg but also its freedom. Caught in a snare for three days, it had to have its limb amputated. Now it lives in a cage in a Javan zoo. Snares commonly catch cubs in Sumatra. They are often set by Javan oil-palm-plantation workers living on forest plots. The workers’ wages are low, and they won’t see a return on any oil palms they plant on their land for at least five years and so are forced to catch forest animals to feed their families. Tigers are also being snared deliberately.

  • Dog days

    <strong>Kim Wolhuter (South Africa) - Winner</strong> Kim has been filming African wild dogs at Zimbabwe’s Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve for more than four years. He knows one pack intimately. ‘I have travelled with them, on foot, in the pack itself, running with them as they hunt. It’s a privilege, and it’s given me a true insight into their life.’ Kim has also witnessed first hand the many threats that have made African wild dogs endangered, including increased conflict with humans and domestic animals (poachers’ snares, habitat loss, traffic and disease). ‘At times, it’s heartwrenching,’ he says. ‘My mission is to dispel the myth that they’re a threat and help raise awareness of their plight.’ African wild dogs require huge territories, and so protecting them can protect entire ecosystems. When this picture was taken, the pack had travelled four kilometres to the Sosigi Pan, only to find it totally dried up. ‘The mosaic of mud seemed to epitomise the increasingly fragmented world this puppy is growing up in.’

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Trapped Owl Policemen freed a owl which was trapped in a net on a hill in Qingdao in east China's Shandong province, Local police have stepped up measures to crack down illegal catching of birds as the migration season starts

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An Indian vendor carries flower garlands over his shoulder as he walks down a wholesale flower market in Kolkata on October 18, 2012. Demand for flowers are high for the forthcoming Hindu festival Durga Puja.

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A Cambodian woman (L) prays as Buddhist monks burn incense sticks to pray for the late former king Norodom Sihanouk (pictured back R) in front of the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh on October 18, 2012 after the mercurial ex-monarch died on October 15 at the age of 89.

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Jae-Jae, a male Sumatran tiger, arrives at London Heathrow airport, after being transported by DHL from Akron Zoo, Ohio, USA, for ZSL London Zoo's international breeding program.

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Robot models with faces attached with portraits of South Korean rapper Psy, who sings the popular "Gangnam Style" song, perform the dance during a contest for reports of future strategies of robots in Seoul, South Korea.

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  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Backstage

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: (L-R) Actress/comedian Kathy Griffin, rapper Psy and singer Miley Cyrus appear backstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • Psy Performs On NBC's "Today"

    NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 14: South Korean rapper Psy performs on NBC's 'Today' at Rockefeller Plaza on September 14, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

  • 2012 MTV Video Music Awards - Show

    LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 06: (L-R) Host Kevin Hart and rapper Psy speak onstage during the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

  • 2012 MTV Video Music Awards - Show

    LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 06: (L-R) Host Kevin Hart and rapper Psy speak onstage during the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

  • 2012 MTV Video Music Awards - Show

    LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 06: (L-R) Host Kevin Hart and rapper Psy speak onstage during the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

  • 2012 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals

    LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 06: Rapper Jae-Sang Park aka PSY arrives at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

  • Psy Performs On NBC's "Today"

    NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 14: South Korean rapper Psy performs on NBC's 'Today' at Rockefeller Plaza on September 14, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

  • Psy Performs On NBC's "Today"

    NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 14: South Korean rapper Psy performs on NBC's 'Today' at Rockefeller Plaza on September 14, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

  • Psy Performs On NBC's "Today"

    NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 14: South Korean rapper Psy performs on NBC's 'Today' at Rockefeller Plaza on September 14, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

  • Psy Performs On NBC's "Today"

    NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 14: South Korean rapper Psy performs on NBC's 'Today' at Rockefeller Plaza on September 14, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

  • Psy Performs On NBC's "Today"

    NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 14: Journalist and Savannah Guthrie (L) and South Korean rapper Psy performs on NBC's 'Today' at Rockefeller Plaza on September 14, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

  • Psy Performs On NBC's "Today"

    NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 14: Journalist and Savannah Guthrie (L) and South Korean rapper Psy performs on NBC's 'Today' at Rockefeller Plaza on September 14, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

  • Psy Performs On NBC's "Today"

    NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 14: South Korean rapper Psy performs on NBC's 'Today' at Rockefeller Plaza on September 14, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

  • Psy Performs On NBC's "Today"

    NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 14: South Korean rapper Psy performs on NBC's 'Today' at Rockefeller Plaza on September 14, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

  • Psy Performs On NBC's "Today"

    NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 14: South Korean rapper Psy performs on NBC's 'Today' at Rockefeller Plaza on September 14, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

  • Psy Performs On NBC's "Today"

    NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 14: NBC 'Today' show anchor Savannah Guthrie (2nd from L) and South Korean rapper Psy, dance on NBC's 'Today' at Rockefeller Plaza on September 14, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

  • Psy Performs On NBC's "Today"

    NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 14: (L-R) NBC 'Today' show anchor Savannah Guthrie, South Korean rapper Psy, and David Gregory dance on NBC's 'Today' at Rockefeller Plaza on September 14, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

  • Psy Performs On NBC's "Today"

    NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 14: South Korean rapper Psy performs on NBC's 'Today' at Rockefeller Plaza on September 14, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Show

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Psy performs onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Backstage

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Rapper Psy (L) and recording artist Usher appear backstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Backstage

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Rapper Psy (L) and recording artist Usher appear backstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Show

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Psy performs onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Show

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Rapper Psy performs onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Backstage

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: (L-R) Actress/comedian Kathy Griffin, rapper Psy and singer Miley Cyrus appear backstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Show

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Rapper Psy performs onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Backstage

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Rapper Psy (L) and swimmer Ryan Lochte appear backstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Backstage

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Rapper Psy (L) and swimmer Ryan Lochte appear backstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Show

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Rapper Psy performs onstage during the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Day 1 - Press Room

    LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Rapper Psy poses in the press room at the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steven Lawton/Getty Images)

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    South Korean singer Park Jae-Sang, also known as Psy, speaks during a press conference after returning from a US trip, in Seoul on September 25, 2012. The chubby 34-year-old shot to international fame when his 'Gangnam Style' video went viral shortly after being posted on YouTube in mid-July. It has since notched up more than 270 million views on the video-sharing site. Recent appearances at the MTV awards in Los Angeles and on numerous prime-time US talk shows boosted his profile even higher, pushing 'Gangnam Style' to the top of the US iTunes Chart. AFP PHOTO / KIM JAE-HWAN (Photo credit should read KIM JAE-HWAN/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Psy Performs In South Korea

    SUWON, SOUTH KOREA - SEPTEMBER 25: Singer Psy performs onstage at Kyunggi University on September 25, 2012 in Suwon, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

  • Psy Performs In South Korea

    SUWON, SOUTH KOREA - SEPTEMBER 25: Singer Psy performs onstage at Kyunggi University on September 25, 2012 in Suwon, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

  • Psy Performs In South Korea

    SUWON, SOUTH KOREA - SEPTEMBER 25: Singer Psy performs onstage at Kyunggi University on September 25, 2012 in Suwon, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

  • Psy Performs In South Korea

    SUWON, SOUTH KOREA - SEPTEMBER 25: Singer Psy performs onstage at Kyunggi University on September 25, 2012 in Suwon, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

  • Psy Performs In South Korea

    SUWON, SOUTH KOREA - SEPTEMBER 25: Singer Psy performs onstage at Kyunggi University on September 25, 2012 in Suwon, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

  • Psy Performs In South Korea

    SUWON, SOUTH KOREA - SEPTEMBER 25: Singer Psy performs onstage at Kyunggi University on September 25, 2012 in Suwon, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

  • Psy Performs In South Korea

    SUWON, SOUTH KOREA - SEPTEMBER 25: Singer Psy performs onstage at Kyunggi University on September 25, 2012 in Suwon, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

  • Psy Performs In South Korea

    SUWON, SOUTH KOREA - SEPTEMBER 25: Singer Psy performs onstage at Kyunggi University on September 25, 2012 in Suwon, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

  • Psy Performs In South Korea

    SUWON, SOUTH KOREA - SEPTEMBER 25: Singer Psy performs onstage at Kyunggi University on September 25, 2012 in Suwon, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

  • Psy Performs In South Korea

    SUWON, SOUTH KOREA - SEPTEMBER 25: Singer Psy performs onstage at Kyunggi University on September 25, 2012 in Suwon, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

  • Psy Performs In South Korea

    SUWON, SOUTH KOREA - SEPTEMBER 25: Singer Psy performs onstage at Kyunggi University on September 25, 2012 in Suwon, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

  • SKOREA-ENTERTAINMENT-MUSIC-PSY

    South Korean singer Park Jae-sang, also known as Psy, performs during his concert at Seoul on October 2, 2012. The 34-year-old singer shot to international fame when his 'Gangnam Style' video went viral shortly after being posted on YouTube in mid-July. It has since notched up more than 270 million views on the video-sharing site. AFP PHOTO / KIM JAE-HWAN (Photo credit should read KIM JAE-HWAN/AFP/GettyImages)

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    South Korean singer Park Jae-sang, also known as Psy, performs during his concert at Seoul on October 2, 2012. The 34-year-old singer shot to international fame when his 'Gangnam Style' video went viral shortly after being posted on YouTube in mid-July. It has since notched up more than 270 million views on the video-sharing site. AFP PHOTO / KIM JAE-HWAN (Photo credit should read KIM JAE-HWAN/AFP/GettyImages)

  • SKOREA-ENTERTAINMENT-MUSIC-PSY

    South Korean singer Park Jae-sang, also known as Psy, performs during his concert at Seoul on October 2, 2012. The 34-year-old singer shot to international fame when his 'Gangnam Style' video went viral shortly after being posted on YouTube in mid-July. It has since notched up more than 270 million views on the video-sharing site. AFP PHOTO / KIM JAE-HWAN (Photo credit should read KIM JAE-HWAN/AFP/GettyImages)

  • SKOREA-ENTERTAINMENT-MUSIC-PSY

    South Korean singer Park Jae-Sang, also known as Psy, performs during his free concert in Seoul on October 4, 2012. The municipal government closed off part of the city centre and extended subway operations for the estimated 80,000 fans who packed the open venue outside Seoul City Hall and spilled out into the surrounding streets. The video to 'Gangnam Style', featuring Psy's much-imitated horse-riding dance, went viral after its July release on YouTube, where it has now notched up more than 350 million views. AFP PHOTO / KIM JAE-HWAN (Photo credit should read KIM JAE-HWAN/AFP/GettyImages)

  • SKOREA-ENTERTAINMENT-MUSIC-PSY

    South Korean singer Park Jae-Sang, also known as Psy, performs during his free concert in Seoul on October 4, 2012. The municipal government closed off part of the city centre and extended subway operations for the estimated 80,000 fans who packed the open venue outside Seoul City Hall and spilled out into the surrounding streets. The video to 'Gangnam Style', featuring Psy's much-imitated horse-riding dance, went viral after its July release on YouTube, where it has now notched up more than 350 million views. AFP PHOTO / KIM JAE-HWAN (Photo credit should read KIM JAE-HWAN/AFP/GettyImages)

  • SKOREA-ENTERTAINMENT-MUSIC-PSY

    South Korean singer Park Jae-Sang, also known as Psy, performs during his free concert at Seoul on October 4, 2012. The municipal government closed off part of the city centre and extended subway operations for the estimated 80,000 fans who packed the open venue outside Seoul City Hall and spilled out into the surrounding streets. AFP PHOTO / KIM JAE-HWAN (Photo credit should read KIM JAE-HWAN/AFP/GettyImages)

  • SKOREA-ENTERTAINMENT-MUSIC-PSY

    South Korean singer Park Jae-Sang, also known as Psy, performs during his free concert at Seoul on October 4, 2012. The municipal government closed off part of the city centre and extended subway operations for the estimated 80,000 fans who packed the open venue outside Seoul City Hall and spilled out into the surrounding streets. AFP PHOTO / KIM JAE-HWAN (Photo credit should read KIM JAE-HWAN/AFP/GettyImages)

  • SKOREA-ENTERTAINMENT-MUSIC-PSY

    South Korean singer Park Jae-Sang, also known as Psy, performs during his free concert at Seoul on October 4, 2012. The municipal government closed off part of the city centre and extended subway operations for the estimated 80,000 fans who packed the open venue outside Seoul City Hall and spilled out into the surrounding streets. AFP PHOTO / KIM JAE-HWAN (Photo credit should read KIM JAE-HWAN/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Busan International Film Festival - Day 3

    BUSAN, SOUTH KOREA - OCTOBER 06: Singer Psy performs onstage at a Lotte Entertainment Night during the 17th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) at the Lotte Hotel on October 6, 2012 in Busan, South Korea. The biggest film festival in Asia showcases 304 films from 75 countries and runs from October 4-13. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

  • Busan International Film Festival - Day 3

    BUSAN, SOUTH KOREA - OCTOBER 06: Singer Psy performs onstage at a Lotte Entertainment Night during the 17th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) at the Lotte Hotel on October 6, 2012 in Busan, South Korea. The biggest film festival in Asia showcases 304 films from 75 countries and runs from October 4-13. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses deputies at the lower house of parliament Bundestag on October 18, 2012 in Berlin to outline Germany's position ahead of a summit of European Union leaders in Brussels.

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Demi Moore attends the GEMS Girls Like Us Benefit Gala hosted by Demi Moore And Rachel Lloyd at El Museo Del Barrio in New York

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Stories of the park emerge after dark Enter a surreal world where some of Sydney's oldest trees come to life after dark - illuminated by the giant ghostly faces of the social activists, past and present, who have helped shape Hyde Park as we know it today. Renowned Australian artist Craig Walsh transformed Hyde Park South with giant, dynamic 3D projections honouring the lesser-known individuals who have made their mark on the City's biggest backyard, as part of Art & About Sydney's Emergence. Focusing on the park's history as a place of protest, Mr Walsh explores the experiences of people who have taken part in anti-war, conscription and gay rights demonstrations over the past century. By interviewing those involved and referencing well-known protest songs, Mr Walsh will weave together tales of commitment, passion and social activism. "These projections will be illuminated onto trees, creating an eerie reminder of the park’s past," Mr Walsh said. Australia

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An artists in the role of demon king Ravana performs the traditional Ramleela drama, narrating the life of Hindu God Rama, on stage during celebrations to mark Dussehra festival in Allahabad, India, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. Dussehra commemorates the triumph of Lord Rama over the demon king Ravana, marking the victory of good over evil.

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  • An artists prepares to perform in a traditional Ramleela drama, narrating the life of Hindu God Rama, during celebrations to mark Dussehra festival in Allahabad, India, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. Dussehra commemorates the triumph of Lord Rama over the demon king Ravana, marking the victory of good over evil. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

  • Artists in the role of Hindu God Hanuman, right, and Lord Rama, left, perform the traditional Ramleela drama on stage during the celebrations to mark Dussehra festival in Allahabad, India, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. Dussehra commemorates the triumph of Lord Rama over the demon king Ravana, marking the victory of good over evil. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

  • Artists wait to perform in a traditional Ramleela drama, narrating the life of Hindu God Rama, during celebrations to mark Dussehra festival in Allahabad, India, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. Dussehra commemorates the triumph of Lord Rama over the demon king Ravana, marking the victory of good over evil. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

  • In this Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 photo, an artist prepares to perform in a traditional Ramleela drama, narrating the life of Hindu God Rama, during celebrations to mark Dussehra festival in Allahabad, India. Dussehra commemorates the triumph of Lord Rama over the demon king Ravana, marking the victory of good over evil. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

  • An artists in the role of demon king Ravana performs the traditional Ramleela drama, narrating the life of Hindu God Rama, on stage during celebrations to mark Dussehra festival in Allahabad, India, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. Dussehra commemorates the triumph of Lord Rama over the demon king Ravana, marking the victory of good over evil. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

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    Indian Hindu devotees hold cups of milk water as they pay their respects at the Mata Longa Wali Devi Temple in Amritsar on October 16, 2012 during the Navratri Festival. Navratri, the nine-day festival, is held twice a year during the spring and autumn seasons and symbolises the triumph of good over evil being celebrated with worship and dance. AFP PHOTO/NARINDER NANU (Photo credit should read NARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Indian Hindu devotees hold cups of milk water as they pay their respects at the Mata Longa Wali Devi Temple in Amritsar on October 16, 2012 during the Navratri Festival. Navratri, the nine-day festival, is held twice a year during the spring and autumn seasons and symbolises the triumph of good over evil being celebrated with worship and dance. AFP PHOTO/NARINDER NANU (Photo credit should read NARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images)

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    An Indian Hindu devotee takes a holy dip in the River Ganges in Allahabad on October 16, 2012, on the first day of The Navratri Festival. Navrati - The festival of nine nights - is marked by feasting and fasting which takes over normal life for millions of Hindus. AFP PHOTO/STR (Photo credit should read STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)

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    An Indian hindu devotee carries her son dressed as a Langoor monkey, to honour the monkey god Hanuman, as she visits the historical Bara Hanuman Temple at the Durgiana Temple in Amritsar on October 16, 2012 on the occasion of the Langoorwala Mela. Each year on the occasion of the Navratras, a nine day festival, thousands of devotees from across the country and abroad arrive at the ancient temple to take part in the nine-day Langoorwala Mela. According to a traditional belief, parents wishing for baby sons should bring a small boy to pray at the temple during Navratri. AFP PHOTO / NARINDER NANU (Photo credit should read NARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images)

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    An Indian hindu devotee carries his son dressed as a Langoor monkey, to honour the monkey god Hanuman, as he visits the historical Bara Hanuman Temple at the Durgiana Temple in Amritsar on October 16, 2012 on the occasion of the Langoorwala Mela. Each year on the occasion of the Navratras, a nine day festival, thousands of devotees from across the country and abroad arrive at the ancient temple to take part in the nine-day Langoorwala Mela. According to a traditional belief, parents wishing for baby sons should bring a small boy to pray at the temple during Navratri. AFP PHOTO / NARINDER NANU (Photo credit should read NARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images)

  • A Hindu devotee prostrates as others stand in a queue at the Kali Temple on the first day of the Navratri festival in Jammu, India, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012. Feasting and fasting takes over normal life for millions of Hindus during Navratri, the festival of nine nights. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

  • Hindu devotees light oil lamps at a temple on the first day of Navratri or the festival of nine nights in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Mustafa Quraishi)

  • An idol of Hindu goddess Durga is illuminated at a temporary venue of worship in Kolkata, India, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012. Five day Hindu festival Durga Puja will begin on Oct. 20 and end on Oct. 24 with the immersion of idols in water bodies. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

  • An artist paints a temporary venue of worship for Hindu goddess Durga in Kolkata, India, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012. Five day Hindu festival Durga Puja will begin on Oct. 20 and end on Oct. 24 with the immersion of idols in water bodies. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

  • An artist works on an idol of Hindu goddess Durga in Agartala, India, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012. Durga Puja, the festival dedicated to the worship of Durga, begins on Oct. 20 and lasts until Oct. 24. (AP Photo/Sushanta Das)

  • Hindu devotees perform morning rituals on the banks of the River Ganges on the first day of Navratri festival, in Allahabad, India, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012. Feasting and fasting takes over normal life for millions of Hindus during Navratri, the festival of nine nights. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

  • A laborer brushes his teeth early in the morning at Kumartuli, a potters colony that supplies idols of Hindu Gods and Goddesses, in Kolkata, India, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012. Durga Puja, the festival of Goddess Durga, begins on Oct. 20 and continues until Oct. 24. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

  • A laborer walks by an idol of goddess Durga at a workshop in Kumartuli, a potters colony that supplies idols of Hindu Gods and Goddesses, in Kolkata, India, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012. Durga Puja, the festival of Goddess Durga, begins on Oct. 20 and continues until Oct. 24. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

  • A laborer sleeps under a sculpture after spending the night transporting idols of goddess Durga at Kumartuli, a potters colony that supplies idols of Hindu Gods and Goddesses, in Kolkata, India, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012. Durga Puja, the festival of Goddess Durga, begins on Oct. 20 and continues until Oct. 24. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

  • An Indian worker prepares to transport idols to be displayed at at a Durga Puja worship venue in Allahabad, India, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012. Durga Puja, a five-day festival, which begins Oct. 19, commemorates the slaying of a demon king by Hindu goddess Durga marking the triumph of good over evil. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

  • Indian workers pull an idol of Hindu goddess Durga to its worship venue near another temporary venue in Kolkata, India, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012. Five day Hindu festival Durga Puja will begin on Oct. 20 and end on Oct. 24 with the immersion of idols in water bodies. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

  • A woman walks past idols of goddess Durga kept for transportation to different festival sites at Kumartuli, a potters colony that supplies idols of Hindu Gods and Goddesses, in Kolkata, India, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012. Durga Puja, the festival of Goddess Durga, begins on Oct. 20 and continues until Oct. 24. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

  • A laborer walks by an idol of goddess Durga at a workshop in Kumartuli, a potters colony that supplies idols of Hindu Gods and Goddesses, in Kolkata, India, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012. Durga Puja, the festival of Goddess Durga, begins on Oct. 20 and continues until Oct. 24. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

  • A Nepalese Hindu priest chants religious scripts on the banks of the Bagmati River near Pashupatinath temple in Katmandu, Nepal, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

  • In this Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 photo, an artist prepares to perform in a traditional Ramleela drama, narrating the life of Hindu God Rama, during celebrations to mark Dussehra festival in Allahabad, India. Dussehra commemorates the triumph of Lord Rama over the demon king Ravana, marking the victory of good over evil. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

  • An artists in the role of demon king Ravana performs the traditional Ramleela drama, narrating the life of Hindu God Rama, on stage during celebrations to mark Dussehra festival in Allahabad, India, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. Dussehra commemorates the triumph of Lord Rama over the demon king Ravana, marking the victory of good over evil. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

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Smoke rises from burned houses during a fire at a residential district of Quezon City, east of Manila, Philippines, 18 October 2012. Local media reports stated that at least 200 houses were gutted and a still undetermined number of residents were affected, as fire investigators continue to determine the cause of the blaze

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Jason Dufner of the USA handles a Koala after completing his first round during round one of the Perth International at Lake Karrinyup Country Club on October 18, 2012 in Perth, Australia.

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A model presents a creation by Japanese designer Motonari Ono for his label Motonari Ono during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Tokyo Japan 18 October 2012. The presentation of the Spring / Summer 2013 collections runs from 13 to 20 October

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An eight-year-old schoolgirl has combined her love of history and fashion by dressing as a different historical figure each day. Each morning Stella Ehrhart opens her book 100 Most Important Women Of The 20th Century and choses her inspiration.

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  • Stella as Helen Keller

  • Stella as Billie Holiday

  • Stella as Jane Goodall

  • Stella as Joan Baez

  • Stella as Aung San Suu Kyi

  • Stella as Harriet Tubman

  • Stella as Georgia O' Keefe

  • Stella as her aunt Pam (a police officer)

  • Stella as Emily Dickinson

  • Stella as Hermione Granger

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A sailing boat makes its way along the Fylde Coast in Fleetwood as heavy rain clouds gather in the distance.

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A man photographs a woman standing behind an art piece called "VIEW," created by Dave Mercers during the world's largest annual free-to-the-public outdoor art exhibition, "Sculptures By The Sea" in Sydney, Australia,Mercers View is made of powder coated stainless steel and acrylic and is worth AUS $8000 (USD $8,309)

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  • Viewers enjoy the Sculpture by the Sea outdoor exhibition along the Bondi to Bronte coastal walk on October 18, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. The free exhibition featuring 100 art works by Australian and international artists will line the famous coast walk for two weeks. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

  • Viewers enjoy the Sculpture by the Sea outdoor exhibition along the Bondi to Bronte coastal walk on October 18, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. The free exhibition featuring 100 art works by Australian and international artists will line the famous coast walk for two weeks. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

  • Viewers enjoy the Sculpture by the Sea outdoor exhibition along the Bondi to Bronte coastal walk on October 18, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. The free exhibition featuring 100 art works by Australian and international artists will line the famous coast walk for two weeks. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

  • Viewers enjoy the Sculpture by the Sea outdoor exhibition along the Bondi to Bronte coastal walk on October 18, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. The free exhibition featuring 100 art works by Australian and international artists will line the famous coast walk for two weeks. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

  • Viewers enjoy the Sculpture by the Sea outdoor exhibition along the Bondi to Bronte coastal walk on October 18, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. The free exhibition featuring 100 art works by Australian and international artists will line the famous coast walk for two weeks. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

  • Viewers enjoy the Sculpture by the Sea outdoor exhibition along the Bondi to Bronte coastal walk on October 18, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. The free exhibition featuring 100 art works by Australian and international artists will line the famous coast walk for two weeks. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

  • Viewers enjoy the Sculpture by the Sea outdoor exhibition along the Bondi to Bronte coastal walk on October 18, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. The free exhibition featuring 100 art works by Australian and international artists will line the famous coast walk for two weeks. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

  • Viewers enjoy the Sculpture by the Sea outdoor exhibition along the Bondi to Bronte coastal walk on October 18, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. The free exhibition featuring 100 art works by Australian and international artists will line the famous coast walk for two weeks. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

  • Viewers enjoy the Sculpture by the Sea outdoor exhibition along the Bondi to Bronte coastal walk on October 18, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. The free exhibition featuring 100 art works by Australian and international artists will line the famous coast walk for two weeks. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

  • Viewers enjoy the Sculpture by the Sea outdoor exhibition along the Bondi to Bronte coastal walk on October 18, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. The free exhibition featuring 100 art works by Australian and international artists will line the famous coast walk for two weeks. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

  • Viewers enjoy the Sculpture by the Sea outdoor exhibition along the Bondi to Bronte coastal walk on October 18, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. The free exhibition featuring 100 art works by Australian and international artists will line the famous coast walk for two weeks. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

  • Viewers enjoy the Sculpture by the Sea outdoor exhibition along the Bondi to Bronte coastal walk on October 18, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. The free exhibition featuring 100 art works by Australian and international artists will line the famous coast walk for two weeks. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

  • Viewers enjoy the Sculpture by the Sea outdoor exhibition along the Bondi to Bronte coastal walk on October 18, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. The free exhibition featuring 100 art works by Australian and international artists will line the famous coast walk for two weeks. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

  • Viewers enjoy the Sculpture by the Sea outdoor exhibition along the Bondi to Bronte coastal walk on October 18, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. The free exhibition featuring 100 art works by Australian and international artists will line the famous coast walk for two weeks. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

  • Viewers enjoy the Sculpture by the Sea outdoor exhibition along the Bondi to Bronte coastal walk on October 18, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. The free exhibition featuring 100 art works by Australian and international artists will line the famous coast walk for two weeks. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

  • Viewers enjoy the Sculpture by the Sea outdoor exhibition along the Bondi to Bronte coastal walk on October 18, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. The free exhibition featuring 100 art works by Australian and international artists will line the famous coast walk for two weeks. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

  • Viewers enjoy the Sculpture by the Sea outdoor exhibition along the Bondi to Bronte coastal walk on October 18, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. The free exhibition featuring 100 art works by Australian and international artists will line the famous coast walk for two weeks. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

  • Viewers enjoy the Sculpture by the Sea outdoor exhibition along the Bondi to Bronte coastal walk on October 18, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. The free exhibition featuring 100 art works by Australian and international artists will line the famous coast walk for two weeks. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

  • Viewers enjoy the Sculpture by the Sea outdoor exhibition along the Bondi to Bronte coastal walk on October 18, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. The free exhibition featuring 100 art works by Australian and international artists will line the famous coast walk for two weeks. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

  • Viewers enjoy the Sculpture by the Sea outdoor exhibition along the Bondi to Bronte coastal walk on October 18, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. The free exhibition featuring 100 art works by Australian and international artists will line the famous coast walk for two weeks. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

  • Viewers enjoy the Sculpture by the Sea outdoor exhibition along the Bondi to Bronte coastal walk on October 18, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. The free exhibition featuring 100 art works by Australian and international artists will line the famous coast walk for two weeks. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

  • Viewers enjoy the Sculpture by the Sea outdoor exhibition along the Bondi to Bronte coastal walk on October 18, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. The free exhibition featuring 100 art works by Australian and international artists will line the famous coast walk for two weeks. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

  • Viewers enjoy the Sculpture by the Sea outdoor exhibition along the Bondi to Bronte coastal walk on October 18, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. The free exhibition featuring 100 art works by Australian and international artists will line the famous coast walk for two weeks. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

  • Viewers enjoy the Sculpture by the Sea outdoor exhibition along the Bondi to Bronte coastal walk on October 18, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. The free exhibition featuring 100 art works by Australian and international artists will line the famous coast walk for two weeks. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

  • Viewers enjoy the Sculpture by the Sea outdoor exhibition along the Bondi to Bronte coastal walk on October 18, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. The free exhibition featuring 100 art works by Australian and international artists will line the famous coast walk for two weeks. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

  • Viewers enjoy the Sculpture by the Sea outdoor exhibition along the Bondi to Bronte coastal walk on October 18, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. The free exhibition featuring 100 art works by Australian and international artists will line the famous coast walk for two weeks. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

  • Viewers enjoy the Sculpture by the Sea outdoor exhibition along the Bondi to Bronte coastal walk on October 18, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. The free exhibition featuring 100 art works by Australian and international artists will line the famous coast walk for two weeks. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

  • Viewers enjoy the Sculpture by the Sea outdoor exhibition along the Bondi to Bronte coastal walk on October 18, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. The free exhibition featuring 100 art works by Australian and international artists will line the famous coast walk for two weeks. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

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A robot suit entitled HAL (Hybrid Assistive Limb) is displayed at the Japan Robot Week exhibition in Tokyo on October 18, 2012. The new type of robot suits are to be used by workers at nuclear disaster sites and will be field tested at TEPCO's Fukushima power plant.

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Military personnel lower a casket during the burial of eight RAF crew members at the Commonwealth War Cemetery on October 18, 2012 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The eight crew members were flying a B-24 Liberator on August 23, 1945, eight days after Japan surrendered in World War II, when the plane crashed and was lost near Kuala Pilah, Malaysia. The crash site was undiscovered until the 1990s and human remains were found in 2009 after a detailed investigation.

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This courtroom sketch shows Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, 21, center, and his attorney Heidi Cesare, left, in Brooklyn Federal Court in New York. Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, 21, was arrested in a sting operation Wednesday morning after he parked a van filled with what he believed were explosives outside the building and tried to detonate it in a suicide mission.

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Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins Pastrana attends the 33rd Annual Salute To Women In Sports Gala post reception at Cipriani Wall Street on October 17, 2012 in New York City.

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The 49ers cheerleaders line up on the field for the national anthem before the game between the New York Giants and the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park on October 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California.

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This artist’s impression made available by the European Southern Observatory shows a planet, right, orbiting the star Alpha Centauri B, center, a member of the triple star system that is the closest to Earth. Alpha Centauri A is at left. The Earth's Sun is visible at upper right. Searching across the galaxy for interesting alien worlds, scientists made a surprising discovery: a planet remarkably similar to Earth in a solar system right next door. Other Earth-like planets have been found before, but this one is far closer than previous discoveries. Unfortunately, the planet is way too hot for life, and it’s still 25 trillion miles away.

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  • Dusty Space Cloud

    This image shows the Large Magellanic Cloud galaxy in infrared light as seen by the Herschel Space Observatory, a European Space Agency-led mission with important NASA contributions, and NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. In the instruments' combined data, this nearby dwarf galaxy looks like a fiery, circular explosion. Rather than fire, however, those ribbons are actually giant ripples of dust spanning tens or hundreds of light-years. Significant fields of star formation are noticeable in the center, just left of center and at right. The brightest center-left region is called 30 Doradus, or the Tarantula Nebula, for its appearance in visible light.

  • Dunes in Noachis Terra Region of Mars

    This enhanced-color image shows sand dunes trapped in an impact crater in Noachis Terra, Mars. Dunes and sand ripples of various shapes and sizes display the natural beauty created by physical processes. The area covered in the image is about six-tenths of a mile (1 kilometer) across. Sand dunes are among the most widespread wind-formed features on Mars. Their distribution and shapes are affected by changes in wind direction and wind strength. Patterns of dune erosion and deposition provide insight into the sedimentary history of the surrounding terrain.

  • Viewing the South Pole of Vesta

    This image obtained by the framing camera on NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the south pole of the giant asteroid Vesta. Scientists are discussing whether the circular structure that covers most of this image originated by a collision with another asteroid, or by internal processes early in the asteroid's history. Images in higher resolution from Dawn's lowered orbit might help answer that question. The image was recorded with the framing camera aboard NASA's Dawn spacecraft from a distance of about 1,700 miles (2,700 kilometers). The image resolution is about 260 meters per pixel.

  • 1a Supernova Remnant

    This undated photo shows a classic type 1a supernova remnant. Researchers Saul Perlmutter and Adam Riess of the United States and US-Australian Brian Schmidt won the 2011 Nobel Physics Prize on October 4, 2011 for their research on supernovae.

  • In, Around, Beyond Rings

    A quartet of Saturn's moons, from tiny to huge, surround and are embedded within the planet's rings in this Cassini composition. Saturn's largest moon, Titan, is in the background of the image, and the moon's north polar hood is clearly visible. See PIA08137 to learn more about that feature on Titan (3,200 miles, or 5,150 kilometers across). Next, the wispy terrain on the trailing hemisphere of Dione (698 miles, or 1,123 kilometers across) can be seen on that moon which appears just above the rings at the center of the image. See PIA10560 and PIA06163 to learn more about Dione's wisps. Saturn's small moon Pandora (50 miles, or 81 kilometers across) orbits beyond the rings on the right of the image. Finally, Pan (17 miles, or 28 kilometers across) can be seen in the Encke Gap of the A ring on the left of the image. The image was taken in visible blue light with the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on Sept. 17, 2011. The view was obtained at a distance of approximately 1.3 million miles (2.1 million kilometers) from Dione and at a Sun-Dione-spacecraft, or phase, angle of 27 degrees. Image scale is 8 miles (13 kilometers) per pixel on Dione.

  • X-Ray image of Young Stars

    Combining almost opposite ends of the electromagnetic spectrum, this composite image of the Herschel in far-infrared and XMM-Newton's X-ray images obtained January 20, 2012, shows how the hot young stars detected by the X-ray observations are sculpting and interacting with the surrounding ultra-cool gas and dust, which, at only a few degrees above absolute zero, is the critical material for star formation itself. Both wavelengths would be blocked by Earth's atmosphere, so are critical to our understanding of the lifecycle of stars . (AFP / Getty Images)

  • Active Galaxy Centaurus A

    Resembling looming rain clouds on a stormy day, dark lanes of dust crisscross the giant elliptical galaxy Centaurus A. Hubble's panchromatic vision, stretching from ultraviolet through near-infrared wavelengths, reveals the vibrant glow of young, blue star clusters and a glimpse into regions normally obscured by the dust. (NASA / ESA / Hubble Heritage)

  • Stars Brewing in Cygnus X

    A bubbling cauldron of star birth is highlighted in this image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. Infrared light that we can't see with our eyes has been color-coded, such that the shortest wavelengths are shown in blue and the longest in red. The middle wavelength range is green. Massive stars have blown bubbles, or cavities, in the dust and gas--a violent process that triggers both the death and birth of stars. The brightest, yellow-white regions are warm centers of star formation. The green shows tendrils of dust, and red indicates other types of dust that may be cooler, in addition to ionized gas from nearby massive stars.

  • Ring of Fire

    This composite image shows the central region of the spiral galaxy NGC 4151. X-rays (blue) from the Chandra X-ray Observatory are combined with optical data (yellow) showing positively charged hydrogen (H II) from observations with the 1-meter Jacobus Kapteyn Telescope on La Palma. The red ring shows neutral hydrogen detected by radio observations with the NSF's Very Large Array. This neutral hydrogen is part of a structure near the center of NGC 4151 that has been distorted by gravitational interactions with the rest of the galaxy, and includes material falling towards the center of the galaxy. The yellow blobs around the red ellipse are regions where star formation has recently occurred. (NASA / CXC / CfA / J. Wang)

  • Flying V Galaxy

    "These tidal tails are thin, elongated streams of gas, dust and stars that extend away from a galaxy into space. They occur when galaxies gravitationally interact with one another, and material is sheared from the outer edges of each body and flung out into space in opposite directions, forming two tails. They almost always appear curved, so when they are seen to be relatively straight, as in this image, it is clear that we are viewing the galaxies side-on."

  • Transit Of Venus

    This image provided by NASA shows the Solar Dynamic Observatory's ultra-high-definition view of Venus, black dot at top center, passing in front of the sun on Tuesday, June 5, 2012. The next transit of Venus won't be for another 105 years. (NASA/Solar Dynamic Observatory/AP)

  • Festival of Lights

    WISE, NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, has a new view of Barnard 3, or IRAS Ring G159.6-18.5, that is awash in bright green and red dust clouds. Interstellar clouds like these are stellar nurseries, where baby stars are being born. (UCLA / JPL-Caltech / NASA)

  • The Helix nebula

    Feel like you are being watched? This infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Helix nebula, a cosmic starlet notable for its vivid colors and eerie resemblance to a giant eye.

  • Pacman Nebula

    In visible light, the star-forming cloud known as NGC 281 in the constellation of Cassiopeia appears to be chomping through the cosmos, earning it the nickname the "Pacman" nebula after the famous Pac-Man video game of the 1980s.

  • Remains of a Supernova.

    This undated handout image provide by NASA combines data from four different space telescopes to create a multi-wavelength view of all that remains of the oldest documented example of a supernova, called RCW 86. NASA announced the findings Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, and said the exploded star was observed by the ancient Chinese in the year 185, and visible for eight months.

  • View from above

    This image provided by NASA shows a night time image photographed by the Expedition 29 crew from the International Space Station on Oct. 16, 2011. It features airglow, Earth's terminator, Rocky Mountains, Denver-Colorado Springs (center-right), Santa Fe-Albuquerque (low-center-right), US Great Plains cities: Dallas-Oklahoma City, Kansas City and Chicago.

  • Transit of Venus

    This image provided by NASA shows the image captured by Hinode on June 5, 2012 of the transit of Venus -- the last instance of this rare phenomenon until 2117. Hinode is a joint JAXA/NASA mission to study the connections of the sun's surface magnetism, primarily in and around sunspots. NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., manages Hinode. The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, Mass., is the lead U.S. investigator for the X-ray Telescope. (JAXA NASA/AP)

  • The silhouette of the space shuttle Endeavour, Feb 9, 2010

    The silhouette of the space shuttle Endeavour appears over Earth's colorful horizon in this image photographed by an Expedition 22 crew member on Feb. 9, 2010.

  • Messier 78

    Messier 78 Nebula brings into focus a murky region of star formation. NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope exposes the depths of this dusty nebula with its infrared vision, showing stellar infants that are lost behind dark clouds when viewed in visible light. Messier 78 is easily seen in small telescopes in the constellation of Orion

  • An image released on October 3, 2011 show the Antennae Galaxies (also known as NGC 4038 and 4039) are a pair of distorted colliding spiral galaxies about 70 million light-years away, in the constellation of Corvus (The Crow). This view combines Atacama large milllimetre/submillimetre array (ALMA) observations, made in three different wavelength ranges during the observatory's early testing phase, with visible-light observations from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Most of the ALMA test observations used to create this image were made using only twelve antennas working together -- far fewer than will be used for the first science observations. The first phase of operations at the ALMA complex in Chile's Atacama desert are underway on October 3, 2011 following ten years of construction. Alma's purpose is to study processes occurring a few hundred million years after the formation of the Universe when the first stars began to shine. Alma consists of an array of linked giant antennas on top of the highest plateau in the Atacama desert. AFP PHOTO/ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO) (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)

  • North America Nebula

    A swirling a landscape of stars known as the North America Nebula. In visible light, the region resembles North America, but in this image infrared view from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, the continent disappears.

  • WISE Telescope

    In this undated image taken by the WISE telescope a massive star is shown plowing through space dust. The result is a brilliant bow shock, seen here as a yellow arc.

  • Mercury Messenger

    At 5:20 a.m. EDT on March 29,2011, the Messenger probe captured this historic image of Mercury. The image is the first ever obtained from a spacecraft in orbit of the solar system's innermost planet. (NASA)

  • SuperMoon

    The full moon rises near the Lincoln Memorial on March 19 in Washington. The full moon was called a "Super Perigee Moon" since it was at its closest to Earth in 2011. The last full moon so big and close to Earth occurred in March 1993. (Bill Ingalls, NASA / AFP / Getty Images)

  • Celestial Shamrock

    This image from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, features a region of star birth wrapped in a blanket of dust, colored green in this infrared view. Designated as LBN 149.02-00.13, this interstellar cloud is made up of a shell of ionized gas surrounding a void with an extremely hot, bright star in the middle. (UCLA / JPL-Caltech / NASA)

  • Martian Gullies

    This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows portions of the Martian surface in unprecedented detail. The photo shows many channels from 1 meter to 10 meters wide (approximately 3 feet to 33 feet wide) on a scarp in the Hellas impact basin. Some larger channels on Mars that are sometimes called gullies are big enough to be called ravines on Earth. (NASA / AFP / Getty Images)

  • Cassini of Saturn/Titan

    Saturn's largest moon, Titan, center, is 3,200 miles in diameter. The smaller moon Enceladus, far right, just over 300 miles across, appears just below the rings. The image was taken with the Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera at a distance of approximately 524,000 miles from Titan. (SSI / JPL / NASA)

  • Discovery from the ISS

    The space shuttle Discovery is seen from the International Space Station as the two orbital spacecraft accomplish their relative separation. During a post undocking fly-around, the crew of each vessel photographed the opposing craft. (NASA)

  • NGC 2841

    This NASA image shows what the Hubble Space Telescope revealed in a majestic disk of stars and dust lanes in the spiral galaxy NGC 2841. A bright cusp of starlight marks the galaxy's center. Spiraling outward are dust lanes that are silhouetted against the population of whitish middle-aged stars. Much younger blue stars trace the spiral arms. NGC 2841 lies 46 million light-years away in the constellation of Ursa Major (The Great Bear). (Hubble Heritage / ESA / NASA)

  • Tempel 1

    This image obtained by NASA's Stardust spacecraft shows Comet Tempel 1 at 11:39 p.m. EST on Feb. 14, 2011. The NASA spacecraft's flyby of the comet showed erosion on Tempel 1's surface since it skimmed by the sun in 2005 and revealed the first clear pictures of the crater made by a Deep Impact probe. (Cornell / JPL-Caltech / NASA)

  • Sun and Flares

    A pair of active regions on the sun were captured in extreme ultraviolet light from the Solar Dynamic Observatory spacecraft over a three-day period. The magnetic field lines above the regions produced fluttering arcs waving above them, as well as a couple of flares. Another pair of smaller active regions emerges and trails behind the larger ones. (Solar Dynamics Observatory / NASA)

  • North America Nebula -- Feb 16, 2011

    This view of the North America nebula combines both visible and infrared light observations, taken by the Digitized Sky Survey and NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, respectively, into a single vivid picture. The nebula is named after its resemblance to the North American continent in visible light, which in this image is represented in blue hues. Infrared light, displayed here in red and green, can penetrate deep into the dust, revealing multitudes of hidden stars and dusty clouds.

  • Sun Eruptions -- Jan. 28, 2011

    This still caught the action in freeze-frame splendor when the sun popped off two events at once. A filament, left, became unstable and erupted, while an M-1 flare and a coronal mass ejection, right, blasted into space. Neither event was headed toward Earth.

  • M51 -- obtained Jan. 19, 2011

    This image shows a dramatic view of the spiral galaxy M51, dubbed the Whirlpool Galaxy. Seen in near-infrared light, most of the starlight has been removed, revealing the Whirlpool's skeletal dust structure. This image is the sharpest view of the dense dust in M51. The narrow lanes of dust revealed by Hubble reflect the galaxy's moniker, the Whirlpool Galaxy, as if they were swirling toward the galaxy's core.

  • Giant Supernova -- released on Jan. 14, 2011

    While searching the skies for black holes using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, astronomers discovered a giant supernova that was smothered in its own dust in this image released on Jan. 14. In this artist's rendering, an outer shell of gas and dust -- which erupted from the star hundreds of years ago -- obscures the supernova within. This event in a distant galaxy hints at one possible future for the brightest star system in our own Milky Way.

  • Mars' moons Phobos (large moon) and Deimos, released Dec. 11

    Mars' two moons have been photographed in the same frame for the first time. The European Space Agency's Mars Express orbiter snapped this image, which was released Dec. 11, 2009. The larger moon is Phobos. The much smaller one is Deimos.

  • Hubble photo of new galaxies (Tuesday=Dec. 8, 2009)

    Scientists said Dec. 8, 2009, that the Hubble Space Telescope spotted several thousand never-before-seen galaxies that were formed 600 million years after the Big Bang. Here, a photo shows some of them. They appear in the image as the faintest and reddest objects.

  • Central Milky Way Galaxy; image released on Nov. 10, 2009

    This is one of the most detailed images to date of the heart of the Milky Way. The galaxy's center is within the white spot near the right edge of the photo. NASA released the image Nov. 10 to mark the 400th anniversary of the telescope. It is a composite of images from three observatories: the Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes and the Chandra X-ray Observatory.

  • NGC 2623, the result of a galactic collision, added Oct. 13

    This Hubble Space Telescope image shows an object known as both NGC 2623 and Arp 243, which was formed by a collision of two galaxies. The galaxies' cores have merged into one; the tails streaming from the object are full of young stars. NGC 2623 is about 250 million light-years away in the constellation of Cancer.

  • Barnard's Galaxy, added Oct. 15, 2009

    This portrait of Barnard's Galaxy, one of the Milky Way's closest neighbors, was taken by a telescope at the European Southern Observatory in La Silla, Chile. The red features in the photo are nebulae where new stars are being born. The galaxy has about 10 million stars; the Milky Way has an estimated 400 billion.

  • Saturn during equinox in August 2009

    The Cassini spacecraft became the first to photograph an equinox on Saturn, a 15-year event that took place Aug. 11. This photo is a composite of images that Cassini shot over eight hours. New equinox images of the planet show strange formations in its rings and suggest that in some places, the rings are much thicker than expected.

  • Shadows in Saturn's A ring, August 2009

    Clumps of debris cast shadows that are visible in the middle of this image of Saturn's A ring. The shadows suggest that the clumps are about 2,000 feet tall. Scientists have believed for years that the rings were about 30 feet thick, but based on the new images, scientists now think that they're more than 2 miles deep in some spots. "Isn't that the most outrageous thing you could imagine? It truly is like something out of science fiction," said Carolyn Porco, leader of the Cassini imaging team.

  • Arp 147 composite black holes -- obtained Feb 15, 2011

    This composite image of Arp 147, a pair of interacting galaxies located about 430 million light-years from Earth, shows X-rays from the NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory (pink) and optical data from the Hubble Space Telescope (red, green, blue) produced by the Space Telescope Science Institute. Arp 147 contains the remnant of a spiral galaxy, right, that collided with the elliptical galaxy on the left. This collision has produced an expanding wave of star formation that shows up as a blue ring containing an abundance of massive young stars. These stars race through their evolution in a few million years or less and explode as supernovas, leaving behind neutron stars and black holes.

  • Jupiter's Scar, July 25, 2009

    A new photo released in July from the Hubble Space Telescope is the clearest yet of what astronomers are calling a scar on the surface of Jupiter. An object, possibly a comet, struck the planet recently, creating the strange dark patch. It happened on the 15th anniversary of another comet strike.

  • Kohoutek 4-55 nebula, photographed May 4, 2009

    This planetary nebula, named Kohoutek 4-55, was photographed May 4 by the Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2. The nebula, dubbed a "giant eye," contains the outer layers of a red giant star that died. The camera, which is the size of a baby grand piano, has captured several memorable images since it was installed in 1993.

  • Black hole light show, added April 14

    In this sequence of photos released in April, a jet of gas spews from a massive black hole in the center of the M87 galaxy. The gas fades and brightens, with a peak that even outshines the galaxy's core. The outburst is coming from a blob of matter, dubbed HST-1, and scientists are so far at a loss to explain its weird behavior.

  • Galaxy Triplet ARP 274, Added April 6

    This photo was snapped by the Hubble Space Telescope after winning a public competition to determine what the next space portrait should be. It shows Arp 274, a system of three galaxies -- two larger ones on the right, and a smaller and less intact one on the far left.

  • Hubble pic of galaxy tug of war, story reported on March 3, 2009

    NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captured an image of three galaxies playing a game of gravitational tug-of-war that could destroy one of them. The galaxies -- NGC 7173, middle left, NGC 7174, middle right, and NGC 7176, lower right -- are about 100 million light-years away. The photo was released March 3.

  • Red Rectangle nebula added Feb. 10, 2009

    Our solar system is in the middle of a cosmic dust storm, and some astronomers said they've zeroed in on the possible source: the Red Rectangle nebula, which is 2,300 light-years away in the constellation Monoceros. A double star system there is spewing the dust, according to findings announced in February.

  • Galactic collision, Oct. 30, 2008

    After transmission problems on the Hubble Telescope weren fixed, NASA in October 2008 provided this undated photograph showing the aftermath of galaxies colliding. In the pair known as Arp 147, a reddish-colored galaxy has passed through an O-shaped galaxy glowing blue.

  • Mercury Volcanoes

    Photographs taken of Mercury by the spacecraft Messenger in January 2008 were analyzed in the journal Science seven months later. Images like the one above show that volcanic activity played a part in forming plains on the planet.

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