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Pictures Of The Day Live: 24th December 2012

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Miley Cyrus goes for a ride with an unusual passenger in tow, The Singer posted this picture of herself and an inflatable doll which she received as a gift

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Like finding a silver needle in the haystack of space, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced this beautiful image of the spiral galaxy IC 2233, one of the flattest galaxies known. Typical spiral galaxies like the Milky Way are usually made up of three principal visible components: the disk where the spiral arms and most of the gas and dust is concentrated; the halo, a rough and sparse sphere around the disk that contains little gas, dust or star formation; and the central bulge at the heart of the disk, which is formed by a large concentration of ancient stars surrounding the Galactic Center.

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Shoppers make their way along Market Street in Manchester, Spending over the final weekend before Christmas hit the predicted £5 billion, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC), but swathes of retailers still risk going under after the festive period

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Crash investigators view a gold Nissan Note as it is removed from the crash scene on the A68 near Pathhead. Three men have been killed in the two car crash.The female driver of the Nissan managed to get out before emergency services arrived and fire crews cut one man free. Three male passengers sitting in the back of the Nissan died at the scene, Lothian and Borders Police said

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Jennifer Lopez attends the Pre-Concert Celebrity Football Game Benefiting Hurricane Sandy Relief at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Miranda Kerr gets into the Christmas spirit and posts a saucy snap of herself in some festive lingerie

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Manchester United's Robin van Persie, left, speaks to referee Michael Oliver after appearing to have a ball kicked against his head by Swansea's Ashley Williams during their English Premier League soccer match at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea, Wales

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    SWANSEA, WALES - DECEMBER 23: Ryan Giggs of Manchester United battles with Nathan Dyer of Swansea City during the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and Manchester United at the Liberty Stadium on December 23, 2012 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

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    Manchester United's English striker Wayne Rooney (L) is marked by Swansea City's English midfielder Leon Britton (R) during the English Premier League football match between Swansea City and Manchester United at Liberty Stadium in Swansea, South Wales on December 23, 2012. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or “live” services. Online in-match use limited to 45 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Manchester United's Senegalese-born French defender Patrice Evra (R) celebrates scoring the opening goal with English midfielder Michael Carrick (L) during the English Premier League football match between Swansea City and Manchester United at Liberty Stadium in Swansea, South Wales on December 23, 2012. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or “live” services. Online in-match use limited to 45 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Manchester United's English striker Wayne Rooney (L) controls the ball under pressure from Swansea City's English midfielder Leon Britton (R) during the English Premier League football match between Swansea City and Manchester United at Liberty Stadium in Swansea, South Wales on December 23, 2012. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or “live” services. Online in-match use limited to 45 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Manchester United's Scottish manager Alex Ferguson (L) sits beside Manchester United's Dutch first team coach Rene Muelensteen (R) before the English Premier League football match between Swansea City and Manchester United at Liberty Stadium in Swansea, South Wales on December 23, 2012. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or “live” services. Online in-match use limited to 45 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    SWANSEA, WALES - DECEMBER 23: Patrice Evra of Manchester United battles with Wayne Routledge of Swansea City during the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and Manchester United at the Liberty Stadium on December 23, 2012 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

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    Swansea's Spanish midfielder Miguel Michu (R) celebrates scoring his goal in front of some Manchester United supporters during the English Premier League football match between Swansea City and Manchester United at Liberty Stadium in Swansea, South Wales on December 23, 2012. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or “live” services. Online in-match use limited to 45 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    SWANSEA, WALES - DECEMBER 23: Patrice Evra of Manchester United scores his goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and Manchester United at the Liberty Stadium on December 23, 2012 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

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    Manchester United's Patrice Evra (centre) celebrates scoring his teams first goal of the game with teammates

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    Swansea City's Dwight Tiendalli (left) and Manchester United's Ashley Young (right) battle for the ball

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    Manchester United's Jonny Evans (left) and Swansea City's Miguel Michu (right) battle for the ball

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    Manchester United's Patrice Evra (left) celebrates with his team-mate Michael Carrick (right) after scoring his team's opening goal

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    Manchester United's Patrice Evra (right) celebrates with his team-mate Michael Carrick (left) after scoring his team's opening goal

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    Manchester United's Patrice Evra (left) celebrates with his team-mate Michael Carrick (right) after scoring his team's opening goal

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    Manchester United's Patrice Evra (left celebrates with his team-mate Michael Carrick (right) after scoring his team's opening goal

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    Manchester United's Antonio Valencia (left) and Swansea City's Wayne Routledge (right) battle for the ball

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    Manchester United's Patrice Evra (centre) celebrates scoring his teams first goal of the game with teammates Robin van Persie (right) and Phil Jones (left)

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    Swansea City's Wayne Routledge (right) and Manchester United's Phil Jones (left) battle for the ball

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    Manchester United's Patrice Evra (left) celebrates with his team-mates Robin van Persie (centre left) and Tom Cleverley (right) after scoring his team's opening goal

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    Swansea City's Nathan Dyer (left) and Manchester United's Patrice Evra (right) battle for the ball

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    Manchester United's Robin van Persie appears dejected after Swansea City's Michu (not in picture) scores his team's opening goal

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    Swansea City's Nathan Dyer (right) and Manchester United's Patrice Evra (left) battle for the ball

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    Swansea City's Wayne Routledge (centre) battles for the ball with Manchester United's Phil Jones (right) and Tom Cleverley (left)

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    Swansea City's Ashley Williams (left) and Manchester United's Robin van Persie (right) speak with match referee Michael Oliver (centre)

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    Manchester United's Wayne Rooney (right), Robin van Persie (left) and Michael Carrick (centre) wait to restart the game after Swansea City's Michu (not in picture) scored his team's opening goal

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    Swansea City's Nathan Dyer (left) and Manchester United's Antonio Valencia (right) battle for the ball

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    Swansea City's Ashley Williams (right) looks on as Manchester United's Robin van Persie (left) has a shot on goal

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    Swansea City's Wayne Routledge (right) and Manchester United's Phil Jones (left) battle for the ball

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    Swansea City's Kemy Agustien (left) and Manchester United's Tom Cleverley (right) battle for the ball

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    Manchester United's Robin van Persie (centre) trips over Swansea City's Chico (left) during a confrontation with Swansea City's Ashley Williams (6)

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    A melee on pitch as Manchester United's Robin van Persie (right) appeals to match referee Michael Oliver (right) after a confrontation with Swansea City's Ashley Williams (left)

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    A melee on pitch as Manchester United's Robin van Persie (third right) appeals to match referee Michael Oliver (second right) after a confrontation with Swansea City's Ashley Williams (right)

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    Manchester United's Robin van Persie (centre) trips over Swansea City's Chico (left) during a confrontation with Swansea City's Ashley Williams (6)

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    Manchester United's Robin van Persie (centre) trips over Swansea City's Chico (left) during a confrontation with Swansea City's Ashley Williams (6)

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    Manchester United's Wayne Rooney (centre) intervenes during a confrontation between his team-mate Robin van Persie (right) and Swansea City's Ashley Williams (left)

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    *ALTERNATE CROP* Manchester United's Robin van Persie (front left) takes a tumble after battling for the ball with Swansea City's Nathan Dyer (back left)

  • Manchester United's Robin van Persie, third right, squares up to Swansea's Ashley Williams, during their English Premier League soccer match at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea, Wales, Sunday Dec. 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

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    Manchester United's Wayne Rooney appears dejected after being substituted

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    Manchester United's Ashley Young (centre) has a shot on target

  • Swansea's Michu, background, congratulates teammate Chico after their 1-1 draw against Manchester United, after their English Premier League soccer match at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea, Wales, Sunday Dec. 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

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    Swansea City's Dwight Tiendalli (right) and Manchester United's Robin van Persie (left) battle for the ball

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    Manchester United's Ryan Giggs (Right) speaks with match referee Michael Oliver (left)

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    Manchester United's Ryan Giggs (right) and Swansea City's Dwight Tiendalli (left) battle for the ball

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    Manchester United's Robin van Persie appears dejected after the final whistle

  • Manchester United's Robin van Persie, centre right, squares up to Swansea's Ashley Williams, during their English Premier League soccer match at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea, Wales, Sunday Dec. 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

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    Manchester United's Ashley Young (left) and Swansea City's Ashley Williams (right) shake hands after the final whistle

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    Manchester United's Paul Scholes (front) slides in on Swansea City's Wayne Routledge

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    Manchester United's Wayne Rooney (centre) in action as Swansea City's Kemy Agustien (left) and Chico (right) look on

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    Manchester United's Robin van Persie (left) slides in on Swansea City's Kemy Agustien (right)

  • Swansea's Nathan Dyer, left, fights for the ball against Manchester United's Patrice Evra during their English Premier League soccer match at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea, Wales, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

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Filipinos crowd along makeshift stalls along a road in downtown Manila, Philippines as they make their last-minute shopping on Christmas eve. Christmas is one of the most important holidays in this predominantly Roman Catholic nation

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Queen Elizabeth II with producer John McAndrew and director John Bennett (right), in the White Drawing Room of Buckingham Palace in central London, as they watch the recording of her Christmas message to the Commonwealth which is to be broadcast in 3D for the first time

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Queen Elizabeth II records her Christmas message to the Commonwealth in 3D for the first time, from the White Drawing Room of Buckingham Palace in central London

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Sumatran Tiger Aceh opens a Xmas present at Melbourne Zoo in Melbourne, The food bearing gift was one of number given to animals at various enclosures at the zoo as a Christmas treat

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An orangutan holds a Christmas present in his mouth at Melbourne Zoo in Melbourne, The food bearing gift was one of number given to animals at various enclosures at the zoo as a Christmas treat

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US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama attend the memorial service for the late Senator Daniel Inouye at the National Memorial Cremetary of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii,

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    US President Barack Obama (R) and First Lady Michelle Obama (L) attend the memorial service for the late Senator Daniel Inouye at the National Memorial Cremetary of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii, December 23, 2012. AFP Photo/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

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    US President Barack Obama (2L) and First Lady Michelle Obama (L) attend the memorial service for the late Senator Daniel Inouye at the National Memorial Cremetary of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii, December 23, 2012. AFP Photo/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Widow Irene Hirano Inouye (R) speaks with US President Barack Obama (L) as they attend the memorial service for the late Senator Daniel Inouye at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii, December 23, 2012. AFP Photo/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

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    US President Barack Obama (L) watchesas First Lady Michelle Obama (C) hugs widow Irene Hirano Inouye as they attend the memorial service for the late Senator Daniel Inouye at the National Memorial Cremetary of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii, December 23, 2012. AFP Photo/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

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    US President Barack Obama (2nd L) holds his hand over his heart as he attends the memorial service for the late Senator Daniel Inouye at the National Memorial Cremetary of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii, December 23, 2012. AFP Photo/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

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    US President Barack Obama (L) watches as widow Irene Hirano Inouye (C) recieves a folded flag that draped her husbands coffin during the memorial service for the late Senator Daniel Inouye at the National Memorial Cremetary of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii, December 23, 2012. AFP Photo/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

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    US President Barack Obama wipes his eye as he attends the memorial service for the late Senator Daniel Inouye at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii, December 23, 2012. AFP Photo/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

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    US President Barack Obama attends the memorial service for the late Senator Daniel Inouye at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii, December 23, 2012. AFP Photo/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

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    US President Barack Obama attends the memorial service for the late Senator Daniel Inouye at the National Memorial Cremetary of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii, December 23, 2012. AFP Photo/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

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    First Lady Michelle Obama (L) watches as US President Barack Obama (C) hugs widow Irene Hirano Inouye (R) as they attend the memorial service for the late Senator Daniel Inouye at the National Memorial Cremetary of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii, December 23, 2012. AFP Photo/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

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    US President Barack Obama (R) and First Lady Michelle Obama talk as they attends the memorial service for the late Senator Daniel Inouye at the National Memorial Cremetary of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii, December 23, 2012. AFP Photo/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

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    HONOLULU, HI - DECEMBER 23: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama stand with Senator Inouye's wife Irene Hirano during funeral services for the late Senator Daniel Inouye at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific December 23, 2012 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Senator Inouye was a Medal of Honor recipient and a United States Senator since 1963. (Photo Cory Lum-Pool/Getty Images)

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    HONOLULU, HI - DECEMBER 23: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Barack Obama wipes his eyes sitting wtih First Lady Michelle Obama during the funeral services for the late Senator Daniel Inouye at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific December 23, 2012 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Senator Inouye was a Medal of Honor recipient and a United States Senator since 1963. (Photo Cory Lum-Pool/Getty Images)

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    US President Barack Obama (R) and First Lady Michelle Obama talk as they attends the memorial service for the late Senator Daniel Inouye at the National Memorial Cremetary of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii, December 23, 2012. AFP Photo/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

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    US President Barack Obama (C) and First Lady Michelle Obama return to their SUV after visiting the grave site of Stanley Armour Dunham (March 23, 1918 – February 8, 1992), Obama's maternal grandfather, at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii, December 23, 2012. AFP Photo/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A tear runs down the cheak of widow Irene Hirano Inouye (R) as she sits with US President Barack Obama (L) during the memorial service for the late Senator Daniel Inouye at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii, December 23, 2012. AFP Photo/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

  • President Obama Begins Holiday Vacation In Hawaii

    HONOLULU, HI - DECEMBER 23: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama stand as the casket passes during the funeral services for the late Senator Daniel Inouye at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific December 23, 2012 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Senator Inouye was a Medal of Honor recipient and a United States Senator since 1963. (Photo Cory Lum-Pool/Getty Images)

  • President Obama Begins Holiday Vacation In Hawaii

    HONOLULU, HI - DECEMBER 23: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Barack Obama attends the funeral services for the late Senator Daniel Inouye at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific December 23, 2012 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Senator Inouye was a Medal of Honor recipient and a United States Senator since 1963. (Photo Cory Lum-Pool/Getty Images)

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    President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive for the Memorial Service for Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, at the Punchbowl National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012. Inouye, 88, died of respiratory complications last Monday. He was the first Japanese-American elected to both houses of Congress and the second-longest serving senator in U.S. history. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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    President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive for the Memorial Service for Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, at the Punchbowl National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

  • Military jets perform a flyover during the Memorial Service for Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, attended by President Barack Obama, at the Punchbowl National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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    President Barack Obama wipes his eye as he and first lady Michelle Obama attend the Memorial Service for Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, at the Punchbowl National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012. Right is Inouye's wife, Irene Inouye. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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    President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama attend the Memorial Service for Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, at the Punchbowl National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012. At left is Inouye's son, Daniel Inouye, Jr., and at right is the Senator's wife, Irene Inouye. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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    President Barack Obama, left, comforts Irene Hirano Inouye, the widow of the late Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, during a memorial service for the late senator, at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Honolulu. The 88-year-old Inouye died of respiratory complications on Dec. 17. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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    US President Barack Obama looks at a program before the start of the memorial services for U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012 in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

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    President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama stand with their hands over their hearts as the flag-draped casket of the late Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, is carried past during a memorial service at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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    President Barack Obama looks to the sky during a fly over at the memorial service for the late Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Honolulu. Inouye was the first Japanese-American elected to both houses of Congress and the second-longest serving senator in U.S. history. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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    President Barack Obama pauses during a memorial service for the late Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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    During a memorial service for the late Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, President Barack Obama, left, sits next to Irene Hirano Inouye, the widow of the late Sen. Daniel Inouye, at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Honolulu. Inouye was the first Japanese-American elected to both houses of Congress and the second-longest serving senator in U.S. history. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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    President Barack Obama stands in the background with his eyes closed as the flag-draped casket of the late Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, is carried past during a memorial service at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Honolulu. Inouye was the first Japanese-American elected to both houses of Congress and the second-longest serving senator in U.S. history. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

  • Barack Obama, Irene Hirano Inouye

    President Barack Obama comforts Irene Hirano Inouye, the widow of the late Sen. Daniel Inouye, at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Honolulu. Inouye was the first Japanese-American elected to both houses of Congress and the second-longest serving senator in U.S. history. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

  • Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Irene Hirano Inouye

    President Barack Obama kisses Irene Hirano Inouye, the widow of the late U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye, as she holds the flag that was draped over her husband's casket during a memorial service at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

  • Barack Obama, Daniel Inouye, Jr.

    President Barack Obama attends the Memorial Service for Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, at the Punchbowl National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012. Left is Inouye's son, Daniel Inouye, Jr. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

  • Barack Obama, Michelle Obama

    President Barack Obama waves as he leaves the Memorial Service for U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, with first lady Michelle Obama, at the Punchbowl National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

  • Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Irene Hirano Inouye

    President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama look on from left as Irene Hirano Inouye, the widow of the late Sen. Daniel Inouye, is given the flag that was draped over her husband's casket during a memorial service at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

  • Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Irene Hirano Inouye

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Indian protestors during a violent demonstration near the India Gate monument against a gang rape and brutal beating of a 23-year-old student on a bus last week, in New Delhi, India, The attack last Sunday has sparked days of protests across the country

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  • INDIA-RAPE-CRIME-POLITICS-WOMEN-PROTEST

    Indian demonstrators charge the riot police line as authorities unleash water cannon during a protest calling for better safety for women following the rape of a student last week, in front the India Gate monument in New Delhi on December 23, 2012. In the biggest protest so far, several thousand college students rallied at the India Gate monument in the heart of the capital where they were baton-charged, water cannoned and tear gassed by the police. AFP PHOTO/ TENGKU BAHAR (Photo credit should read TENGKU BAHAR/AFP/Getty Images)

  • INDIA-RAPE-CRIME-POLITICS-WOMEN-PROTEST

    Indian demonstrators are hit by water cannon during a protest calling for better safety for women following the rape of a student last week, in front the India Gate monument in New Delhi on December 23, 2012. In the biggest protest so far, several thousand college students rallied at the India Gate monument in the heart of the capital where they were baton-charged, water cannoned and tear gassed by the police. AFP PHOTO/ TENGKU BAHAR (Photo credit should read TENGKU BAHAR/AFP/Getty Images)

  • INDIA-RAPE-CRIME-POLITICS-WOMEN-PROTEST

    Indian demonstrators set fire to wooden barricades during a protest calling for better safety for women following the rape of a student last week, in front the India Gate monument in New Delhi on December 23, 2012. In the biggest protest so far, several thousand college students rallied at the India Gate monument in the heart of the capital where they were baton-charged, water cannoned and tear gassed by the police. AFP PHOTO/ TENGKU BAHAR (Photo credit should read TENGKU BAHAR/AFP/Getty Images)

  • INDIA-RAPE-CRIME-POLITICS-WOMEN-PROTEST

    An Indian demonstrator holds up a burning plank, part of a barricade, during a protest calling for better safety for women following the rape of a student last week, in front the India Gate monument in New Delhi on December 23, 2012. In the biggest protest so far, several thousand college students rallied at the India Gate monument in the heart of the capital where they were baton-charged, water cannoned and tear gassed by the police. AFP PHOTO/SAJJAD HUSSAIN (Photo credit should read SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • INDIA-RAPE-CRIME-POLITICS-WOMEN-PROTEST

    Indian police walk past tear gas as they try to clear demonstrators during a protest calling for better safety for women following the rape of a student last week, in front the India Gate monument in New Delhi on December 23, 2012. In the biggest protest so far, several thousand college students rallied at the India Gate monument in the heart of the capital where they were baton-charged, water cannoned and tear gassed by the police. AFP PHOTO/ Sajjad Hussain (Photo credit should read SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • INDIA-RAPE-CRIME-POLITICS-WOMEN-PROTEST

    Indian demonstrators charge the riot police line as authorities unleash water cannon during a protest calling for better safety for women following the rape of a student last week, in front the India Gate monument in New Delhi on December 23, 2012. In the biggest protest so far, several thousand college students rallied at the India Gate monument in the heart of the capital where they were baton-charged, water cannoned and tear gassed by the police. AFP PHOTO/ TENGKU BAHAR (Photo credit should read TENGKU BAHAR/AFP/Getty Images)

  • INDIA-RAPE-CRIME-POLITICS-WOMEN-PROTEST

    An Indian demonstrator chants slogans as protesters burn wooden poles that were torn down from barricades during a protest calling for better safety for women following the rape of a student last week, in front the India Gate monument in New Delhi on December 23, 2012. In the biggest protest so far, several thousand college students rallied at the India Gate monument in the heart of the capital where they were baton-charged, water cannoned and tear gassed by the police. AFP PHOTO/ TENGKU BAHAR (Photo credit should read TENGKU BAHAR/AFP/Getty Images)

  • INDIA-RAPE-CRIME-POLITICS-WOMEN-PROTEST

    Indian demonstrators turn a car over during a protest calling for better safety for women following the rape of a student last week, in front the India Gate monument in New Delhi on December 23, 2012. In the biggest protest so far, several thousand college students rallied at the India Gate monument in the heart of the capital where they were baton-charged, water cannoned and tear gassed by the police. AFP PHOTO/ TENGKU BAHAR (Photo credit should read TENGKU BAHAR/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Rocks and projectiles are seen along Rajpath road as Indian demonstrators chant slogans during a protest calling for better safety for women following the rape of a student last week, in front the India Gate monument in New Delhi on December 23, 2012. In the biggest protest so far, several thousand college students rallied at the India Gate monument in the heart of the capital where they were baton-charged, water cannoned and tear gassed by the police. AFP PHOTO/ TENGKU BAHAR (Photo credit should read TENGKU BAHAR/AFP/Getty Images)

  • INDIA-RAPE-CRIME-POLITICS-WOMEN-PROTEST

    Indian police unleash water cannons on demonstrators during a protest calling for better safety for women following the rape of a student last week, in front the India Gate monument in New Delhi on December 23, 2012. In the biggest protest so far, several thousand college students rallied at the India Gate monument in the heart of the capital where they were baton-charged, water cannoned and tear gassed by the police. AFP PHOTO/ Sajjad Hussain (Photo credit should read SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • INDIA-RAPE-CRIME-POLITICS-WOMEN-PROTEST

    An Indian demonstrator picks up a tear gas shell fired by riot police as night falls during a protest calling for better safety for women following the rape of a student last week, in front the India Gate monument in New Delhi on December 23, 2012. In the biggest protest so far, several thousand college students rallied at the India Gate monument in the heart of the capital where they were baton-charged, water cannoned and tear gassed by the police. AFP PHOTO/SAJJAD HUSSAIN (Photo credit should read SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • INDIA-RAPE-CRIME-POLITICS-WOMEN-PROTEST

    Indian demonstrators taunt police spraying them with water cannons during a protest calling for better safety for women following the rape of a student last week, in front the India Gate monument in New Delhi on December 23, 2012. In the biggest protest so far, several thousand college students rallied at the India Gate monument in the heart of the capital where they were baton-charged, water cannoned and tear gassed by the police. AFP PHOTO/ Sajjad Hussain (Photo credit should read SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • INDIA-RAPE-CRIME-POLITICS-WOMEN-PROTEST

    Indian demonstrators stone an escaping police vehicle as night falls during a protest calling for better safety for women following the rape of a student last week, in front the India Gate monument in New Delhi on December 23, 2012. In the biggest protest so far, several thousand college students rallied at the India Gate monument in the heart of the capital where they were baton-charged, water cannoned and tear gassed by the police. AFP PHOTO/SAJJAD HUSSAIN (Photo credit should read SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • INDIA-RAPE-CRIME-POLITICS-WOMEN-PROTEST

    Indian demonstrators react after riot police fire tear gas as night falls during a protest calling for better safety for women following the rape of a student last week, in front the India Gate monument in New Delhi on December 23, 2012. In the biggest protest so far, several thousand college students rallied at the India Gate monument in the heart of the capital where they were baton-charged, water cannoned and tear gassed by the police. AFP PHOTO/SAJJAD HUSSAIN (Photo credit should read SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • INDIA-RAPE-CRIME-POLITICS-WOMEN-PROTEST

    An Indian demonstrator gestures from a bus after being arrested by police during a protest calling for better safety for women following the rape of a student last week, in front the India Gate monument in New Delhi on December 23, 2012. In the biggest protest so far, several thousand college students rallied at the India Gate monument in the heart of the capital where they were baton-charged, water cannoned and tear gassed by the police. AFP PHOTO/ Sajjad Hussain (Photo credit should read SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • INDIA-RAPE-CRIME-POLITICS-WOMEN-PROTEST

    Indian police try to grab a demonstrator near burning barricades during a protest calling for better safety for women following the rape of a student last week, in front the India Gate monument in New Delhi on December 23, 2012. In the biggest protest so far, several thousand college students rallied at the India Gate monument in the heart of the capital where they were baton-charged, water cannoned and tear gassed by the police. AFP PHOTO/ Sajjad Hussain (Photo credit should read SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Protests In New Delhi Against Current Rape Laws

    NEW DELHI, INDIA - DECEMBER 23: A protestors chants slogans as she braces herself against the spray fired from Police water cannons during a protest against the Indian government's reaction to recent rape incidents in India, in front of India Gate on December 23, 2012 in New Delhi, India. The gang rape of a 23-year-old paramedical student in a moving bus on December 16, in Delhi, has led people to react openly against the government's current rape laws. Over a thousand protesters gathered in front of Delhi to protest against lax laws and the government's handling of recent rape cases all over India. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

  • INDIA-RAPE-CRIME-POLITICS-WOMEN-PROTEST

    Indian demonstrators burn wooden poles that were torn down from barricades during a protest calling for better safety for women following the rape of a student last week, in front the India Gate monument in New Delhi on December 23, 2012. In the biggest protest so far, several thousand college students rallied at the India Gate monument in the heart of the capital where they were baton-charged, water cannoned and tear gassed by the police. AFP PHOTO/ TENGKU BAHAR (Photo credit should read TENGKU BAHAR/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Protests In New Delhi Against Current Rape Laws

    NEW DELHI, INDIA - DECEMBER 23: A protestor grimaces after being lathi charged by Delhi police during a protest against the Indian governments reaction to recent rape incidents in India, in front of India Gate on December 23, 2012 in New Delhi, India. The gang rape of a 23-year-old paramedical student in a moving bus on December 16, in Delhi, has led to people to react openly against the governments current rape laws. Over a thousand protesters gathered in front of Delhi to protest against lax laws and the governments handling of recent rape cases all over India. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

  • INDIA-RAPE-CRIME-POLITICS-WOMEN-PROTEST

    Indian demonstrators turn a car over during a protest calling for better safety for women following the rape of a student last week, in front the India Gate monument in New Delhi on December 23, 2012. In the biggest protest so far, several thousand college students rallied at the India Gate monument in the heart of the capital where they were baton-charged, water cannoned and tear gassed by the police. AFP PHOTO/ TENGKU BAHAR (Photo credit should read TENGKU BAHAR/AFP/Getty Images)

  • INDIA-RAPE-CRIME-POLITICS-WOMEN-PROTEST

    Indian demonstrators turn a car over during a protest calling for better safety for women following the rape of a student last week, in front the India Gate monument in New Delhi on December 23, 2012. In the biggest protest so far, several thousand college students rallied at the India Gate monument in the heart of the capital where they were baton-charged, water cannoned and tear gassed by the police. AFP PHOTO/ TENGKU BAHAR (Photo credit should read TENGKU BAHAR/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Indian protestors damage a government vehicle during a violent demonstration near the India Gate monument against a gang rape and brutal beating of a 23-year-old student on a bus last week, in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012. The attack last Sunday has sparked days of protests across the country. (AP Photo/ Mustafa Quraishi)

  • INDIA-RAPE-CRIME-POLITICS-WOMEN-PROTEST

    Indian demonstrators set fire to wooden barricades during a protest calling for better safety for women following the rape of a student last week, in front the India Gate monument in New Delhi on December 23, 2012. In the biggest protest so far, several thousand college students rallied at the India Gate monument in the heart of the capital where they were baton-charged, water cannoned and tear gassed by the police. AFP PHOTO/ TENGKU BAHAR (Photo credit should read TENGKU BAHAR/AFP/Getty Images)

  • INDIA-RAPE-CRIME-POLITICS-WOMEN-PROTEST

    Indian police fire tear gas at demonstrators during a protest calling for better safety for women following the rape of a student last week, in front the India Gate monument in New Delhi on December 23, 2012. In the biggest protest so far, several thousand college students rallied at the India Gate monument in the heart of the capital where they were baton-charged, water cannoned and tear gassed by the police. AFP PHOTO/ Sajjad Hussain (Photo credit should read SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • INDIA-RAPE-CRIME-POLITICS-WOMEN-PROTEST

    Indian demonstrators run through destroyed barricades during a protest calling for better safety for women following the rape of a student last week, in front the India Gate monument in New Delhi on December 23, 2012. In the biggest protest so far, several thousand college students rallied at the India Gate monument in the heart of the capital where they were baton-charged, water cannoned and tear gassed by the police. AFP PHOTO/ TENGKU BAHAR (Photo credit should read TENGKU BAHAR/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Protests In New Delhi Against Current Rape Laws

    NEW DELHI, INDIA - DECEMBER 23: Protestors brace themselves against the spray fired from Police water cannons during a protest against the Indian government's reaction to recent rape incidents in India, in front of India Gate on December 23, 2012 in New Delhi, India. The gang rape of a 23-year-old paramedical student in a moving bus on December 16, in Delhi, has led people to react openly against the government's current rape laws. Over a thousand protesters gathered in front of Delhi to protest against lax laws and the government's handling of recent rape cases all over India. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

  • INDIA-RAPE-CRIME-POLITICS-WOMEN-PROTEST

    Indian demonstrators run through destroyed barricades during a protest calling for better safety for women following the rape of a student last week, in front the India Gate monument in New Delhi on December 23, 2012. In the biggest protest so far, several thousand college students rallied at the India Gate monument in the heart of the capital where they were baton-charged, water cannoned and tear gassed by the police. AFP PHOTO/ TENGKU BAHAR (Photo credit should read TENGKU BAHAR/AFP/Getty Images)

  • An Indian policeman baton charges to disperse protestors demonstrating near the India Gate against the gang rape and brutal beating of a 23-year-old student on a bus in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012. The attack last Sunday has sparked days of protests across the country. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)

  • Protestors run as Indian police officers fire tear gas to disperse them near the India Gate as they protest against the gang rape and brutal beating of a 23-year-old student on a bus last week, in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012. The attack last Sunday has sparked days of protests across the country. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

  • Indian protestors damage a government vehicle during a violent demonstration near the India Gate monument against the gang rape and brutal beating of a 23-year-old student on a bus last week, in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012. The attack last Sunday has sparked days of protests across the country. (AP Photo/Mustafa Quraishi)

  • INDIA-RAPE-CRIME-POLITICS-WOMEN-PROTEST

    An Indian demonstrator throws a pole at police during a protest calling for better safety for women following the rape of a student last week, in front the India Gate monument in New Delhi on December 23, 2012. In the biggest protest so far, several thousand college students rallied at the India Gate monument in the heart of the capital where they were baton-charged, water cannoned and tear gassed by the police. AFP PHOTO/ TENGKU BAHAR (Photo credit should read TENGKU BAHAR/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Indian protestors damage a government vehicle during a violent demonstration near the India Gate monument against the gang rape and brutal beating of a 23-year-old student on a bus last week, in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012. The attack last Sunday has sparked days of protests across the country. (AP Photo/Mustafa Quraishi)

  • INDIA-RAPE-CRIME-POLITICS-WOMEN-PROTEST

    An Indian demonstrator throws a pole at police during a protest calling for better safety for women following the rape of a student last week, in front the India Gate monument in New Delhi on December 23, 2012. In the biggest protest so far, several thousand college students rallied at the India Gate monument in the heart of the capital where they were baton-charged, water cannoned and tear gassed by the police. AFP PHOTO/ TENGKU BAHAR (Photo credit should read TENGKU BAHAR/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Protests In New Delhi Against Current Rape Laws

    NEW DELHI, INDIA - DECEMBER 23: A protestor begs for mercy as Delhi police lathi charge during a protest against the Indian governments reaction to recent rape incidents in India, in front of India Gate on December 23, 2012 in New Delhi, India. The gang rape of a 23-year-old paramedical student in a moving bus on December 16, in Delhi, has led to people to react openly against the governments current rape laws. Over a thousand protesters gathered in front of Delhi to protest against lax laws and the governments handling of recent rape cases all over India. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

  • INDIA-RAPE-CRIME-POLITICS-WOMEN-PROTEST

    Indian demonstrators are sprayed by a water cannon as they try to jump a barricade during a protest calling for better safety for women following the rape of a student last week, in front the India Gate monument in New Delhi on December 23, 2012. In the biggest protest so far, several thousand college students rallied at the India Gate monument in the heart of the capital where they were baton-charged, water cannoned and tear gassed by the police. AFP PHOTO/ TENGKU BAHAR (Photo credit should read TENGKU BAHAR/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Protests In New Delhi Against Current Rape Laws

    NEW DELHI, INDIA - DECEMBER 23: Protestors brace themselves against the spray fired from Police water cannons during a protest against the Indian government's reaction to recent rape incidents in India, in front of India Gate on December 23, 2012 in New Delhi, India. The gang rape of a 23-year-old paramedical student in a moving bus on December 16, in Delhi, has led people to react openly against the government's current rape laws. Over a thousand protesters gathered in front of Delhi to protest against lax laws and the government's handling of recent rape cases all over India. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

  • Protests In New Delhi Against Current Rape Laws

    NEW DELHI, INDIA - DECEMBER 23: A protestors chants slogans as she braces herself against the spray fired from Police water canons during a protest against the Indian governments reaction to recent rape incidents in India, in front of India Gate on December 23, 2012 in New Delhi, India. The gang rape of a 23-year-old paramedical student in a moving bus on December 16, in Delhi, has led to people to react openly against the governments current rape laws. Over a thousand protesters gathered in front of Delhi to protest against lax laws and the governments handling of recent rape cases all over India. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

  • Indian police officers detain a protestor during a violent demonstration against the gang rape and brutal beating of a 23-year-old student on a bus last week, in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012. Police in India's capital used tear gas and water cannons for a second day Sunday in a high-security zone to break up protests by thousands of people demonstrating. (AP Photo/Mustafa Quraishi)

  • Indian police officers use water cannon to disperse protestors during a violent demonstration near the India Gate monument against the gang rape and brutal beating of a 23-year-old student on a bus last week, in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012. The attack last Sunday has sparked days of protests across the country. (AP Photo/Mustafa Quraishi)

  • Indian protestors damage a government vehicle during a violent demonstration near the India Gate monument against a gang rape and brutal beating of a 23-year-old student on a bus last week, in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012. The attack last Sunday has sparked days of protests across the country. (AP Photo/ Mustafa Quraishi)

  • 3Indian protestors shout slogans from the top of a bus during a protest near the India Gate monument against a gang rape and brutal beating of a 23-year-old student on a bus last week, in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012. The attack last Sunday has sparked days of protests across the country. (AP Photo/ Mustafa Quraishi)

  • Indian protestors and police officers attend to a police officer who collapsed during a violent protest against the gang rape and brutal beating of a 23-year-old student on a bus last week, in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012. The attack last Sunday has sparked days of protests across the country. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

  • A protestor holds a placard during a protest against a gang rape and brutal beating of a 23-year-old student on a bus last week, in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012. The attack last Sunday has sparked days of protests across the country. (AP Photo/ Mustafa Quraishi)

  • A protestor kicks a teargas canister during a violent demonstration near the India Gate against a gang rape and brutal beating of a 23-year-old student on a bus last week, in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012. The attack last Sunday has sparked days of protests across the country. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

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    Villagers walk through flood water in the high street in Stoke Canon, in Devon.

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    A vehicle drives through flood water in the High Street in Stoke Canon, in Devon.

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    Villagers walk through flood water in the high street in Stoke Canon, in Devon.

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    Vehicles drive through flood water in the High Street in Stoke Canon, in Devon.

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    Villagers walk through flood water in the high street in Stoke Canon, in Devon.

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    Resident Doug Johnson sweeps the debris of muck on the high street in Stonehaven, near Aberdeen, after heavy flooding.

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    Resident Doug Johnson sweeps the debris of muck on the high street in Stonehaven, near Aberdeen, after heavy flooding.

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    Fireman walk through floodwater on the high street in Stonehaven, near Aberdeen, after heavy flooding.

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    Residents on the high street in Stonehaven, near Aberdeen, after heavy flooding.

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    A man views his flooded car on the high street in Stonehaven, near Aberdeen, after heavy flooding.

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    Residents observe the damage left to the high street in Stonehaven, near Aberdeen, after heavy flooding.

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