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Competitors race each other in their home made carts in the New Year's Day Sharlston Soap Box Derby, Sharlston, Wakefield.

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A general view of London's New Years Day Parade on January 1, 2013 in London, England.

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  • London's New Years Day Parade

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 01: A general view of London's New Years Day Parade on January 1, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)

  • London's New Years Day Parade

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 01: A general view of London's New Years Day Parade on January 1, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)

  • London's New Years Day Parade

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 01: A general view of London's New Years Day Parade on January 1, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)

  • London's New Years Day Parade

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 01: A general view of London's New Years Day Parade on January 1, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)

  • London's New Years Day Parade

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 01: A general view of London's New Years Day Parade on January 1, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)

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    An American cheerleading group take part in the annual New Years Day Parade in London.

  • New Years Day parade in London

    An American cheerleading group take part in the annual New Years Day Parade in London.

  • New Years Day parade in London

    An American cheerleading group take part in the annual New Years Day Parade in London.

  • London's New Years Day Parade

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 01: A general view of London's New Years Day Parade on January 1, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)

  • London's New Years Day Parade

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 01: A general view of London's New Years Day Parade on January 1, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)

  • London's New Years Day Parade

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 01: A general view of London's New Years Day Parade on January 1, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)

  • London's New Years Day Parade

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 01: A general view of London's New Years Day Parade on January 1, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)

  • London's New Years Day Parade

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 01: A general view of London's New Years Day Parade on January 1, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)

  • New Years Day Parade

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 01: A general view of London's New Years Day Parade on January 1, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)

  • London's New Years Day Parade

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 01: A general view of London's New Years Day Parade on January 1, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)

  • London's New Years Day Parade

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 01: A general view of London's New Years Day Parade on January 1, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)

  • London's New Years Day Parade

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 01: A general view of London's New Years Day Parade on January 1, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)

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The Aelfgythe Border Morris group arrive at the Crown, Withybed Green near Alvechurch, Warkwickshire.

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    Jez Gythe of the Aelfgythe Brder Morris group awaits his turn to perform at the Crown, Withybed Green near Alvechurch, Warkwickshire.

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    The Alvechurch Morris group perform at the Crown, Withybed Green near Alvechurch, Warkwickshire.

  • New Year celebrations

    The Alvechurch Morris group perform at the Crown, Withybed Green near Alvechurch, Warkwickshire.

  • New Year celebrations

    The Alvechurch Morris group perform at the Crown, Withybed Green near Alvechurch, Warkwickshire.

  • New Year celebrations

    The Alvechurch Morris group perform at the Crown, Withybed Green near Alvechurch, Warkwickshire.

  • New Year celebrations

    The Aelfgythe Border Morris and Mummers group perform at the Crown, Withybed Green near Alvechurch, Warkwickshire.

  • New Year celebrations

    The Aelfgythe Border Morris group arrive at the Crown, Withybed Green near Alvechurch, Warkwickshire.

  • New Year celebrations

    The Aelfgythe Border Morris group arrive at the Crown, Withybed Green near Alvechurch, Warkwickshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday January 1, 2013. The Aellfgythe were one of four groups along with Plum Jerkum from Warwick, Armaleggan and Alvechurch Morris participating in the annual New Year's Day event. See PA story SOCIAL NewYear. Photo credit should read: David Jones/PA Wire

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    The Aelfgythe Border Morris group arrive at the Crown, Withybed Green near Alvechurch, Warkwickshire.

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Leeds United footballer El-Hadji Diouf has been embroiled in some unsavoury affairs throughout his career, but no fault can be attached to him for posing for a picture with an ardent fan who was blacked up and bearing his hero's haircut.

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Flooded football pitches at Tadcaster where the River Wharfe has burst its banks.

Rain swept across south western parts of Britain today, bringing a sodden end to what is likely to be one of the wettest years on record. Some upland places in south Wales and south west England saw nearly an inch of rain (20 to 25mm) in the six hours from 6am, said Julian Mayes, a senior forecaster with MeteoGroup, the weather division of the Press Association

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Pregnant Kim Kardashian and Kanye West at the New Years countdown at 1 OAK Las Vegas at The Mirage Hotel & Casino on December 31, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Revellers pictured during an alcohol fuelled New Year's Eve in Newcastle city centre.

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    New Years Celebrations - Revellers pictured during an alcohol fuelled New Year's Eve in Newcastle city centre. Pictures by North News

  • New Years Celebrations - Revellers pictured during an alcohol fuelled New Year's Eve in Newcastle city centre. Pictures by North News

    New Years Celebrations - Revellers pictured during an alcohol fuelled New Year's Eve in Newcastle city centre. Pictures by North News

  • New Years Celebrations - Revellers pictured during an alcohol fuelled New Year's Eve in Newcastle city centre. Pictures by North News

    New Years Celebrations - Revellers pictured during an alcohol fuelled New Year's Eve in Newcastle city centre. Pictures by North News

  • New Years Celebrations - Revellers pictured during an alcohol fuelled New Year's Eve in Newcastle city centre. Pictures by North News

    New Years Celebrations - Revellers pictured during an alcohol fuelled New Year's Eve in Newcastle city centre. Pictures by North News

  • Revellers celebrating the change of the year in Wind Street, the main pub and club district of Swansea, in south Wales.

    Revellers celebrating the change of the year in Wind Street, the main pub and club district of Swansea, in south Wales. Pictures: Athena Pictures

  • Revellers celebrating the change of the year in Wind Street, the main pub and club district of Swansea, in south Wales. Pictures: Athena Pictures

    Revellers celebrating the change of the year in Wind Street, the main pub and club district of Swansea, in south Wales. Pictures: Athena Pictures

  • Revellers celebrating the change of the year in Wind Street, the main pub and club district of Swansea, in south Wales. Pictures: Athena Pictures

    Revellers celebrating the change of the year in Wind Street, the main pub and club district of Swansea, in south Wales. Pictures: Athena Pictures

  • Revellers celebrating the change of the year in Wind Street, the main pub and club district of Swansea, in south Wales. Pictures: Athena Pictures

    Revellers celebrating the change of the year in Wind Street, the main pub and club district of Swansea, in south Wales. Pictures: Athena Pictures

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  • Man lying on the pavement on Broad Street in Birmingham City Centre during the 2013 New Year's Eve celebrations.

    Man lying on the pavement on Broad Street in Birmingham City Centre during the 2013 New Year's Eve celebrations. Pictures: SWNS

  • Man lying on the pavement on Broad Street in Birmingham City Centre during the 2013 New Year's Eve celebrations. Pictures: SWNS

    Man lying on the pavement on Broad Street in Birmingham City Centre during the 2013 New Year's Eve celebrations. Pictures: SWNS

  • Man lying on the pavement on Broad Street in Birmingham City Centre during the 2013 New Year's Eve celebrations. Pictures: SWNS

    Man lying on the pavement on Broad Street in Birmingham City Centre during the 2013 New Year's Eve celebrations. Pictures: SWNS

  • Man lying on the pavement on Broad Street in Birmingham City Centre during the 2013 New Year's Eve celebrations. Pictures: SWNS

    Man lying on the pavement on Broad Street in Birmingham City Centre during the 2013 New Year's Eve celebrations. Pictures: SWNS

  • Man lying on the pavement on Broad Street in Birmingham City Centre during the 2013 New Year's Eve celebrations. Pictures: SWNS

    Man lying on the pavement on Broad Street in Birmingham City Centre during the 2013 New Year's Eve celebrations. Pictures: SWNS

  • Man lying on the pavement on Broad Street in Birmingham City Centre during the 2013 New Year's Eve celebrations. Pictures: SWNS

    Man lying on the pavement on Broad Street in Birmingham City Centre during the 2013 New Year's Eve celebrations. Pictures: SWNS

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Swimmer take part in the New Year & Otildes Day Dip at Whitley Bay in North Tyneside.

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  • Loony Dook New Years Swim

    SOUTH QUEENSFERRY, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 01: New Year revellers many in fancy dress, plunge into the River Forth in front of the Forth Rail Bridge during the Loony Dook Swim on January 1, 2007 in South Queensferry in Scotland. Many of Scotland?s Hogmany celebrations were cancelled due to the severe weather, 100,000 people had been expected to celebrate on the streets in Edinburgh. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • Loony Dook New Years Swim

    SOUTH QUEENSFERRY, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 01: New Year revellers plunge into the River Forth in front of the Forth Rail Bridge during the Loony Dook Swim on January 1, 2007 in South Queensferry in Scotland. Many of Scotland?s Hogmany celebrations were cancelled due to the severe weather, 100,000 people had been expected to celebrate on the streets in Edinburgh. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • Loony Dook New Years Swim

    SOUTH QUEENSFERRY, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 01: New Year revellers many in fancy dress, plunge into the River Forth in front of the Forth Rail Bridge during the Loony Dook Swim on January 1, 2007 in South Queensferry in Scotland. Many of Scotland?s Hogmany celebrations were cancelled due to the severe weather, 100,000 people had been expected to celebrate on the streets in Edinburgh. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • Loony Dook New Years Swim

    EDINBURGH, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 01: New Year revellers many in fancy dress, plunge into the River Forth in front of the Forth Rail Bridge during the Loony Dook Swim on January 1, 2007 in South Queensferry in Scotland. Many of Scotland?s Hogmany celebrations were cancelled due to the severe weather, 100,000 people had been expected to celebrate on the streets in Edinburgh. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • Loony Dook New Years Swim

    SOUTH QUEENSFERRY, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 01: New Year revellers many in fancy dress, plunge into the River Forth in front of the Forth Rail Bridge during the Loony Dook Swim on January 1, 2007 in South Queensferry in Scotland. Many of Scotland?s Hogmany celebrations were cancelled due to the severe weather, 100,000 people had been expected to celebrate on the streets in Edinburgh. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • Loony Dook New Years Swim

    SOUTH QUEENSFERRY, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 01: New Year revellers, many in fancy dress, plunge into the River Forth in front of the Forth Rail Bridge during the Loony Dook Swim on January 1, 2007 in South Queensferry, Scotland. Many of Scotland?s Hogmany celebrations were cancelled due to the severe weather, 100,000 people had been expected to celebrate on the streets in Edinburgh. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • Loony Dook New Years Swim

    SOUTH QUEENSFERRY, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 01: New Year revellers many in fancy dress, plunge into the River Forth in front of the Forth Rail Bridge during the Loony Dook Swim on January 1, 2007, South Queensferry in Scotland. Many of Scotland?s Hogmany celebrations were cancelled due to the severe weather, 100,000 people had been expected to celebrate on the streets in Edinburgh. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • Loony Dook New Years Swim

    SOUTH QUEENSFERRY, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 01: New Year revellers plunge into the River Forth in front of the Forth Rail Bridge during the Loony Dook Swim on January 1, 2007, South Queensferry in Scotland. Many of Scotland?s Hogmany celebrations were cancelled due to the severe weather, 100,000 people had been expected to celebrate on the streets in Edinburgh. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • Loony Dook New Years Swim

    SOUTH QUEENSFERRY, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 01: New Year revellers many in fancy dress, plunge into the River Forth in front of the Forth Rail Bridge during the Loony Dook Swim on January 1, 2007 in South Queensferry in Scotland. Many of Scotland?s Hogmany celebrations were cancelled due to the severe weather, 100,000 people had been expected to celebrate on the streets in Edinburgh. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • Loony Dook New Years Swim

    SOUTH QUEENSFERRY, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 01: New Year revellers many in fancy dress, plunge into the River Forth in front of the Forth Rail Bridge during the Loony Dook Swim on January 1, 2007 in South Queensferry in Scotland. Many of Scotland?s Hogmany celebrations were cancelled due to the severe weather, 100,000 people had been expected to celebrate on the streets in Edinburgh. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • Loony Dook New Years Swim

    SOUTH QUEENSFERRY, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 01: New Year revellers many in fancy dress, plunge into the River Forth in front of the Forth Rail Bridge during the Loony Dook Swim on January 1, 2007, South Queensferry in Scotland. Many of Scotland?s Hogmany celebrations were cancelled due to the severe weather, 100,000 people had been expected to celebrate on the streets in Edinburgh. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • Loony Dook New Years Swim

    SOUTH QUEENSFERRY, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 01: New Year revellers many in fancy dress, plunge into the River Forth in front of the Forth Rail Bridge during the Loony Dook Swim on January 1, 2007 in South Queensferry in Scotland. Many of Scotland?s Hogmany celebrations were cancelled due to the severe weather, 100,000 people had been expected to celebrate on the streets in Edinburgh. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • Loony Dook New Years Swim

    SOUTH QUEENSFERRY, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 01: New Year revellers, many in fancy dress, plunge into the River Forth in front of the Forth Rail Bridge during the Loony Dook Swim on January 1, 2007 in South Queensferry, Scotland. Many of Scotland?s Hogmany celebrations were cancelled due to the severe weather, 100,000 people had been expected to celebrate on the streets in Edinburgh. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • Loony Dook New Years Swim

    SOUTH QUEENSFERRY, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 01: New Year revellers plunge into the River Forth in front of the Forth Rail Bridge during the Loony Dook Swim on January 1, 2007 in South Queensferry in Scotland. Many of Scotland?s Hogmany celebrations were cancelled due to the severe weather, 100,000 people had been expected to celebrate on the streets in Edinburgh. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • Loony Dook New Years Swim

    SOUTH QUEENSFERRY, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 01: New Year revellers many in fancy dress, plunge into the River Forth in front of the Forth Rail Bridge during the Loony Dook Swim on January 1, 2007, South Queensferry in Scotland. Many of Scotland?s Hogmany celebrations were cancelled due to the severe weather, 100,000 people had been expected to celebrate on the streets in Edinburgh. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • Loony Dook New Years Swim

    EDINBURGH, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 01: New Year revellers many in fancy dress, plunge into the River Forth in front of the Forth Rail Bridge during the Loony Dook Swim on January 1, 2007 in South Queensferry in Scotland. Many of Scotland?s Hogmany celebrations were cancelled due to the severe weather, 100,000 people had been expected to celebrate on the streets in Edinburgh. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • Loony Dook New Years Swim

    EDINBURGH, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 01: A New Year reveller in fancy dress swims in the River Forth in front of the Forth Rail Bridge during the Loony Dook Swim on January 1, 2007 in South Queensferry in Scotland. Many of Scotland?s Hogmany celebrations were cancelled due to the severe weather, 100,000 people had been expected to celebrate on the streets in Edinburgh. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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    Charity swimmers brave the Firth of Forth, near the Forth Rail Bridge, during the annual New Year's Day Loony Dook in Scotland.

  • Annual Loony Dook challenge

    Loony Dookers take part in the annual charity Loony Dook plunge into the Firth of Forth near the Forth Rail Bridge.

  • Annual Loony Dook challenge

    Loony Dookers take part in the annual charity Loony Dook plunge into the Firth of Forth near the Forth Rail Bridge.

  • New Year's day swimmers

    Swimmers brave the cold in the River Forth near Edinburgh, during the Loony Dook, one of the annual New Year's day swims that take place around the UK.

  • New Year's day swimmers

    Swimmers brave the cold in the River Forth near Edinburgh, during the Loony Dook, one of the annual New Year's day swims that take place around the UK.

  • New Year's day swimmers

    Swimmers brave the cold in the River Forth near Edinburgh, during the Loony Dook, one of the annual New Year's day swims that take place around the UK.

  • New Year's day swimmers

    Swimmers brave the cold in the River Forth near Edinburgh, during the Loony Dook, one of the annual New Year's day swims that take place around the UK.

  • New Year's day swimmers

    Swimmers brave the cold in the River Forth near Edinburgh, during the Loony Dook, one of the annual New Year's day swims that take place around the UK.

  • New Year's day swimmers

    Swimmers brave the cold in the River Forth near Edinburgh, during the Loony Dook, one of the annual New Year's day swims that take place around the UK.

  • New Year celebrations

    Charity swimmers brave the Firth of Forth, near the Forth Rail Bridge, during the annual New Year's Day Loony Dook in Scotland.

  • New Year's day swimmers

    Swimmers brave the cold in the River Forth near Edinburgh, during the Loony Dook, one of the annual New Year's day swims that take place around the UK.

  • New Year celebrations

    Charity swimmers brave the Firth of Forth, near the Forth Rail Bridge, during the annual New Year's Day Loony Dook in Scotland.

  • New Year celebrations

    Charity swimmers brave the Firth of Forth, near the Forth Rail Bridge, during the annual New Year's Day Loony Dook in Scotland.

  • New Year celebrations

    Charity swimmers brave the Firth of Forth, near the Forth Rail Bridge, during the annual New Year's Day Loony Dook in Scotland.

  • New Year celebrations

    Charity swimmers brave the Firth of Forth, near the Forth Rail Bridge, during the annual New Year's Day Loony Dook in Scotland.

  • New Year celebrations

    Charity swimmers brave the Firth of Forth, near the Forth Rail Bridge, during the annual New Year's Day Loony Dook in Scotland.

  • New Year celebrations

    Charity swimmers brave the Firth of Forth, near the Forth Rail Bridge, during the annual New Year's Day Loony Dook in Scotland.

  • New Year celebrations

    Charity swimmers brave the Firth of Forth, near the Forth Rail Bridge, during the annual New Year's Day Loony Dook in Scotland.

  • New Year celebrations

    Charity swimmers brave the Firth of Forth, near the Forth Rail Bridge, during the annual New Year's Day Loony Dook in Scotland.

  • New Year celebrations

    Swimmers take part in the Loony Dook New Years Day swim in the river Forth near the Forth Rail Bridge. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday January 1, 2013. See PA story SOCIAL NewYear. Photo credit should read: David Cheskin/PA Wire

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    Angela McClements takes part in a New Year's Day swim at Carnlough Harbour, Co Antrim, in aid of local charities.

  • New Year celebrations

    A participant in the New Year's Day swim at Carnlough Harbour, Co Antrim, in aid of local charities.

  • Annual New Year's Day swim in Clevedon

    Swimmers dive in for the Annual New Year's Day swim at the Marine Swimming Lake in Clevedon, Somerset.

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    Angela McClements takes part in a New Year's Day swim at Carnlough Harbour, Co Antrim, in aid of local charities.

  • New Year celebrations

    Bert Kernoghan takes part in a New Year's Day swim at Carnlough Harbour, Co Antrim, in aid of local charities.

  • New Year celebrations

    A participant in the New Year's Day swim at Carnlough Harbour, Co Antrim, in aid of local charities.

  • New Year celebrations

    Swimmer take part in the New YearÕs Day Dip at Whitley Bay in North Tyneside.

  • New Year celebrations

    Swimmer take part in the New YearÕs Day Dip at Whitley Bay in North Tyneside.

  • New Year celebrations

    Swimmer take part in the New YearÕs Day Dip at Whitley Bay in North Tyneside.

  • New Year celebrations

    Swimmer take part in the New YearÕs Day Dip at Whitley Bay in North Tyneside.

  • New Year celebrations

    Swimmer take part in the New YearÕs Day Dip at Whitley Bay in North Tyneside.

  • New Year celebrations

    Swimmers take part in the New YearÕs Day Dip at Whitley Bay in North Tyneside.

  • Annual New Year's Day swim in Clevedon

    Swimmers dive in for the Annual New Year's Day swim at the Marine Swimming Lake in Clevedon, Somerset.

  • New Year celebrations

    People walk their dogs on New Years Day at Whitley Bay in North Tyneside. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday January 1, 2013. See PA SOCIAL NewYear stories. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

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A Ghader missile is launched from the area near the Iranian port of Jask port on the shore of the Gulf of Oman during an Iranian navy drill, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. Iran says it has tested advanced anti-ship missiles in the final day of a naval drill near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, the passageway for one-fifth of the world's oil supply. State TV says "Ghader", or "Capable", a missile with a range of 200 kilometers (120 miles), was among the weapons used Tuesday. It says the weapon can destroy warships.

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A corporate box facia gives way as spectators surge to get an autograph from Novak Djokovic of Serbia after playing his singles match against Andreas Seppi of of Italy during day three of the Hopman Cup at Perth Arena in Perth, Australia.

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A firefighter helicopter fell on the sea as it rescued a bather. The man and the three crew members survived.

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Vice President Joe Biden gives two thumbs up following a Senate Democratic caucus meeting about the fiscal cliff on Capitol Hill on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 in Washington.

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A man smokes marijuana on the official opening night of Club 64, a marijuana-specific social club, where a New Year's Eve party was held, in Denver, Monday Dec. 31, 2012. On Election Day, Nov. 6, 2012, a plurality of Coloradans voted in favor of Proposition 64 to legalize recreational marijuana.

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  • Rachel Schaefer of Denver smokes marijuana on the official opening night of Club 64, a marijuana-specific social club, where a New Year's Eve party was held, in Denver, Monday Dec. 31, 2012. On Election Day, Nov. 6, 2012, a plurality of Coloradans voted in favor of Proposition 64 to legalize recreational marijuana. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

  • Grace Sisti, of Denver, smokes a joint on the official opening night of Club 64, a marijuana-specific social club, where a New Year's Eve party was held, in Denver, Monday Dec. 31, 2012. On Election Day, Nov. 6, 2012, a plurality of Coloradans voted in favor of Proposition 64 to legalize recreational marijuana. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

  • A man smokes marijuana on the official opening night of Club 64, a marijuana-specific social club, where a New Year's Eve party was held, in Denver, Monday Dec. 31, 2012. On Election Day, Nov. 6, 2012, a plurality of Coloradans voted in favor of Proposition 64 to legalize recreational marijuana. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

  • A joint is passed around on the official opening night of Club 64, a marijuana-specific social club, where a New Year's Eve party was held, in Denver, Monday Dec. 31, 2012. On Election Day, Nov. 6, 2012, a plurality of Coloradans voted in favor of Proposition 64 to legalize recreational marijuana. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

  • Partygoers smoke marijuana on the official opening night of Club 64, a marijuana-specific social club, where a New Year's Eve party was held, in Denver, Monday Dec. 31, 2012. On Election Day, Nov. 6, 2012, a plurality of Coloradans voted in favor of Proposition 64 to legalize recreational marijuana. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

  • Shay Legg of Denver passes a joint to a friend just a moment after midnight, on the official opening night of Club 64, a marijuana-specific social club, where a New Year's Eve party was held, in Denver, Tuesday Jan. 1, 2013. On Election Day, Nov. 6, 2012, a plurality of Coloradans voted in favor of Proposition 64 to legalize recreational marijuana. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

  • Rachel Schaefer of Denver, second from right, and others smoke marijuana on the official opening night of Club 64, a marijuana-specific social club, where a New Year's Eve party was held, in Denver, Monday Dec. 31, 2012. On Election Day, Nov. 6, 2012, a plurality of Coloradans voted in favor of Proposition 64 to legalize recreational marijuana. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

  • A man used a portable torch to prepare a bong on the official opening night of Club 64, a marijuana-specific social club, where a New Year's Eve party was held, in Denver, Monday Dec. 31, 2012. On Election Day, Nov. 6, 2012, a plurality of Coloradans voted in favor of Proposition 64 to legalize recreational marijuana. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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Pope Benedict XVI celebrates the solemnity of Mary the Mother of God mass and the 46th World Day of Peace on January 1, 2013 at the Vatican Basilica.

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    Pope Benedict XVI (L) celebrates the solemnity of Mary the Mother of God mass and the 46th World Day of Peace on January 1, 2013 at the Vatican Basilica. AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Pope Benedict XVI celebrates the solemnity of Mary the Mother of God mass and the 46th World Day of Peace on January 1, 2013 at the Vatican Basilica. AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Pope Benedict XVI celebrates the solemnity of Mary the Mother of God mass and the 46th World Day of Peace on January 1, 2013 at the Vatican Basilica. AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Pope Benedict XVI (3rdL) celebrates the solemnity of Mary the Mother of God mass and the 46th World Day of Peace on January 1, 2013 at the Vatican Basilica. AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Pope Benedict XVI celebrates the solemnity of Mary the Mother of God mass and the 46th World Day of Peace on January 1, 2013 at the Vatican Basilica. AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Pope Benedict XVI arrives to celebrate the solemnity of Mary the Mother of God mass and the 46th World Day of Peace on January 1, 2013 at the Vatican Basilica. AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Pope Benedict XVI celebrates the solemnity of Mary the Mother of God mass and the 46th World Day of Peace on January 1, 2013 at the Vatican Basilica. AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)

  • VATICAN-POPE-MASS

    Pope Benedict XVI celebrates the solemnity of Mary the Mother of God mass and the 46th World Day of Peace on January 1, 2013 at the Vatican Basilica. AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)

  • VATICAN-POPE-MASS

    Pope Benedict XVI (2ndL) celebrates the solemnity of Mary the Mother of God mass and the 46th World Day of Peace on January 1, 2013 at the Vatican Basilica. AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Pope Benedict XVI arrives to celebrate the solemnity of Mary the Mother of God mass and the 46th World Day of Peace on January 1, 2013 at the Vatican Basilica. AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Pope Benedict XVI celebrates the solemnity of Mary the Mother of God mass and the 46th World Day of Peace on January 1, 2013 at the Vatican Basilica. AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Pope Benedict XVI celebrates the solemnity of Mary the Mother of God mass and the 46th World Day of Peace on January 1, 2013 at the Vatican Basilica. AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)

  • VATICAN-POPE-MASS

    Pope Benedict XVI arrives to celebrate the solemnity of Mary the Mother of God mass and the 46th World Day of Peace on January 1, 2013 at the Vatican Basilica. AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Young dressed as the three Kings greet Pope Benedict XVI as he celebrates the solemnity of Mary the Mother of God mass and the 46th World Day of Peace on January 1, 2013 at the Vatican Basilica. AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Young dressed as the three Kings greet Pope Benedict XVI as he celebrates the solemnity of Mary the Mother of God mass and the 46th World Day of Peace on January 1, 2013 at the Vatican Basilica. AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Pope Benedict XVI celebrates the solemnity of Mary the Mother of God mass and the 46th World Day of Peace on January 1, 2013 at the Vatican Basilica. AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Pope Benedict XVI celebrates the solemnity of Mary the Mother of God mass and the 46th World Day of Peace on January 1, 2013 at the Vatican Basilica. AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Pope Benedict XVI celebrates the solemnity of Mary the Mother of God mass and the 46th World Day of Peace on January 1, 2013 at the Vatican Basilica. AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Pope Benedict XVI celebrates the solemnity of Mary the Mother of God mass and the 46th World Day of Peace on January 1, 2013 at the Vatican Basilica. AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Pope Benedict XVI celebrates the solemnity of Mary the Mother of God mass and the 46th World Day of Peace on January 1, 2013 at the Vatican Basilica. AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)

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People celebrate the New Year on Times Square in New York, January 1, 2013. A million people cheered in New York's Times Square as the traditional crystal ball dropped to mark the start of 2013, bringing a rolling global New Year's party that kicked off in Australia to US shores.

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  • Psy

    Psy performs in Times Square during New Year's Eve celebrations on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

  • Confetti flies over New York's Times Square after the clock strikes midnight during the New Year's Eve celebration as seen from the Marriott Marquis hotel Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

  • Qi Zhao, 25, of China, center, joins others in Times Square at the New Year's Eve celebration, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

  • Revelers, center, take pictures as confetti flies over New York's Times Square after the clock strikes midnight during the New Year's Eve celebration as seen from the Marriott Marquis hotel Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

  • Newly engaged Sonja Babic, 30, of Texas, and National Guardsman John Cebak, 27, of Kentucky, share a kiss in Times Square at midnight on New Years Tuesday Jan. 1, 2013, in New York. With fireworks, concerts and celebrations from Hong Kong to New York, revelers welcome 2013 with hope for a better future after a year that thudded to a close with a disastrous storm, gun violence, and talk of economic turmoil from a looming fiscal cliff. This will be the first Times Square countdown in decades without Dick Clark, who died in April, and will be honored with a tribute concert and his name printed on pieces of confetti. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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    Taylor Swift performs in Times Square during New Year's Eve celebrations on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

  • Confetti flies over New York's Times Square after the clock strikes midnight during the New Year's Eve celebration as seen from the Marriott Marquis hotel Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

  • New Year's Eve 2013 With Carson Daly

    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: Revelers celebrate at New Year's Eve 2013 With Carson Daly in Times Square on December 31, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

  • New Year's Eve 2013 With Carson Daly

    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: Television personality Carson Daly attends New Year's Eve 2013 With Carson Daly in Times Square on December 31, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

  • New Year's Eve 2013 With Carson Daly

    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: Revelers celebrate at New Year's Eve 2013 With Carson Daly in Times Square on December 31, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

  • New Year's Eve 2013 In Times Square

    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (4th from R) celebrates New Year's Eve 2013 In Times Square with the Rockettes at Times Square on December 31, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

  • New Year's Eve 2013 With Carson Daly

    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: Television personality Carson Daly attends New Year's Eve 2013 With Carson Daly in Times Square on December 31, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

  • New Year's Eve 2013 With Carson Daly

    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: Model Erin Heatherton and Carson Daly attend the New Year's Eve 2013 with Carson Daly in Times Square on December 31, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

  • New Year's Eve 2013 With Carson Daly

    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: Television personality Carson Daly attends New Year's Eve 2013 With Carson Daly in Times Square on December 31, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

  • New Year's Eve 2013 With Carson Daly

    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: Police patrol New Year's Eve 2013 With Carson Daly in Times Square on December 31, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

  • New Year's Eve 2013 With Carson Daly

    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: Fireworks over the NYE Ball during New Year's Eve 2013 with Carson Daly in Times Square on December 31, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

  • New Year's Eve 2013 With Carson Daly

    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: Model Erin Heatherton and Carson Daly attend the New Year's Eve 2013 with Carson Daly in Times Square on December 31, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

  • New Year's Eve 2013 With Carson Daly

    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: Fireworks over the NYE Ball during New Year's Eve 2013 with Carson Daly in Times Square on December 31, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

  • New Year's Eve 2013 With Carson Daly

    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: Model Erin Heatherton and Carson Daly attend the New Year's Eve 2013 with Carson Daly in Times Square on December 31, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

  • US-NEW YEAR-2013

    Singer Taylor Swift performs during New Year's celebrations on Times Square on December 31, 2012 in New York. A million people cheered in New York's Times Square as the traditional crystal ball dropped to mark the start of 2013, bringing a rolling global New Year's party that kicked off in Australia to US shores. AFP PHOTO/EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-NEW YEAR-2013

    People celebrate the New Year on Times Square on January 1, 2013 in New York. A million people cheered in New York's Times Square as the traditional crystal ball dropped to mark the start of 2013, bringing a rolling global New Year's party that kicked off in Australia to US shores. AFP PHOTO/EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-NEW YEAR-2013

    Singer Taylor Swift performs during New Year's celebrations on Times Square on December 31, 2012 in New York. A million people cheered in New York's Times Square as the traditional crystal ball dropped to mark the start of 2013, bringing a rolling global New Year's party that kicked off in Australia to US shores. AFP PHOTO/EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-NEW YEAR-2013

    People celebrate the New Year on Times Square on January 1, 2013 in New York. A million people cheered in New York's Times Square as the traditional crystal ball dropped to mark the start of 2013, bringing a rolling global New Year's party that kicked off in Australia to US shores. AFP PHOTO/EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-NEW YEAR-2013

    Singer Taylor Swift performs during New Year's celebrations on Times Square on December 31, 2012 in New York. A million people cheered in New York's Times Square as the traditional crystal ball dropped to mark the start of 2013, bringing a rolling global New Year's party that kicked off in Australia to US shores. AFP PHOTO/EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-NEW YEAR-2013

    Singer Taylor Swift performs during New Year's celebrations on Times Square on December 31, 2012 in New York. A million people cheered in New York's Times Square as the traditional crystal ball dropped to mark the start of 2013, bringing a rolling global New Year's party that kicked off in Australia to US shores. AFP PHOTO/EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Revelers Celebrate The New Year In NYC's Times Square

    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 1: A couple embraces in Times Square for the annual New Year's Eve celebration on January 1, 2013 in New York City. Approximately one million people are expected to ring in the new year in Times Square. (Photo by Monika Graff/Getty Images)

  • US-NEW YEAR-2013

    Singer Taylor Swift performs during New Year's celebrations on Times Square on December 31, 2012 in New York. A million people cheered in New York's Times Square as the traditional crystal ball dropped to mark the start of 2013, bringing a rolling global New Year's party that kicked off in Australia to US shores. AFP PHOTO/EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-NEW YEAR-2013

    A young girl watches during New Year's celebrations on Times Square on December 31, 2012 in New York. A million people cheered in New York's Times Square as the traditional crystal ball dropped to mark the start of 2013, bringing a rolling global New Year's party that kicked off in Australia to US shores. AFP PHOTO/EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-NEW YEAR-2013

    Singer Taylor Swift performs during New Year's celebrations on Times Square on December 31, 2012 in New York. A million people cheered in New York's Times Square as the traditional crystal ball dropped to mark the start of 2013, bringing a rolling global New Year's party that kicked off in Australia to US shores. AFP PHOTO/EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-NEW YEAR-2013

    People celebrate the New Year on Times Square on January 1, 2013 in New York. A million people cheered in New York's Times Square as the traditional crystal ball dropped to mark the start of 2013, bringing a rolling global New Year's party that kicked off in Australia to US shores. AFP PHOTO/EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Revelers Celebrate The New Year In NYC's Times Square

    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 1: People celebrate as the stroke of midnight rings in the new year in Times Square on January 1, 2013 in New York City. Approximately one million people are expected to ring in the new year in Times Square. (Photo by Monika Graff/Getty Images)

  • Revelers Celebrate The New Year In NYC's Times Square

    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 1: Minnie and Andrew Papas from England celebrate as the stroke of midnight rings in the new year in Times Square on January 1, 2013 in New York City. Approximately one million people are expected to ring in the new year in Times Square. (Photo by Monika Graff/Getty Images)

  • Revelers Celebrate The New Year In NYC's Times Square

    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 1: People celebrate as the stroke of midnight rings in the new year in Times Square on January 1, 2013 in New York City. Approximately one million people are expected to ring in the new year in Times Square. (Photo by Monika Graff/Getty Images)

  • US-NEW YEAR-2013

    People celebrate the New Year on Times Square on January 1, 2013 in New York. A million people cheered in New York's Times Square as the traditional crystal ball dropped to mark the start of 2013, bringing a rolling global New Year's party that kicked off in Australia to US shores. AFP PHOTO/EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-NEW YEAR-2013

    People celebrate the New Year on Times Square in New York, January 1, 2013. A million people cheered in New York's Times Square as the traditional crystal ball dropped to mark the start of 2013, bringing a rolling global New Year's party that kicked off in Australia to US shores. AFP PHOTO/EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-NEW YEAR-2013

    People celebrate the New Year on Times Square in New York, January 1, 2013. A million people cheered in New York's Times Square as the traditional crystal ball dropped to mark the start of 2013, bringing a rolling global New Year's party that kicked off in Australia to US shores. AFP PHOTO/EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Revelers Celebrate The New Year In NYC's Times Square

    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 1: Fireworks explode at the stroke of midnight in Times Square on January 1, 2013 in New York City. Approximately one million people are expected to ring in the new year in Times Square. (Photo by Monika Graff/Getty Images)

  • US-NEW YEAR-2013

    People celebrate the New Year on Times Square on January 1, 2013 in New York. A million people cheered in New York's Times Square as the traditional crystal ball dropped to mark the start of 2013, bringing a rolling global New Year's party that kicked off in Australia to US shores. AFP PHOTO/EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-NEW YEAR-2013

    Streets are deserted following New Year celebrations on Times Square January 1, 2013 in New York. A million people cheered in New York's Times Square as the traditional crystal ball dropped to mark the start of 2013, bringing a rolling global New Year's party that kicked off in Australia to US shores. AFP PHOTO/EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Revelers Celebrate The New Year In NYC's Times Square

    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 1: Confetti rains down at the stroke of midnight as thousands gather in Times Square on January 1, 2013 in New York City. Approximately one million people are expected to ring in the new year in Times Square. (Photo by Monika Graff/Getty Images)

  • US-NEW YEAR-2013

    People celebrate the New Year on Times Square on January 1, 2013 in New York. A million people cheered in New York's Times Square as the traditional crystal ball dropped to mark the start of 2013, bringing a rolling global New Year's party that kicked off in Australia to US shores. AFP PHOTO/EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Revelers Celebrate The New Year In NYC's Times Square

    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 1: Olga and Michael Toerber of Chicago celebrate the new year as hundreds of thousands gather in Times Square on January 1, 2013 in New York City. Approximately one million people are expected to ring in the new year in Times Square. (Photo by Monika Graff/Getty Images)

  • US-NEW YEAR-2013

    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the Rockettes celebrate the New Year on Times Square in New York, January 1, 2013. A million people cheered in New York's Times Square as the traditional crystal ball dropped to mark the start of 2013, bringing a rolling global New Year's party that kicked off in Australia to US shores. AFP PHOTO/EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-NEW YEAR-2013

    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the Rockettes celebrate the New Year on Times Square in New York, January 1, 2013. A million people cheered in New York's Times Square as the traditional crystal ball dropped to mark the start of 2013, bringing a rolling global New Year's party that kicked off in Australia to US shores. AFP PHOTO/EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-NEW YEAR-2013

    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the Rockettes celebrate the New Year on Times Square in New York, January 1, 2013. A million people cheered in New York's Times Square as the traditional crystal ball dropped to mark the start of 2013, bringing a rolling global New Year's party that kicked off in Australia to US shores. AFP PHOTO/EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-NEW YEAR-2013

    People celebrate the New Year on Times Square in New York, January 1, 2013. A million people cheered in New York's Times Square as the traditional crystal ball dropped to mark the start of 2013, bringing a rolling global New Year's party that kicked off in Australia to US shores. AFP PHOTO/EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-NEW YEAR-2013

    People celebrate the New Year on Times Square in New York, January 1, 2013. A million people cheered in New York's Times Square as the traditional crystal ball dropped to mark the start of 2013, bringing a rolling global New Year's party that kicked off in Australia to US shores. AFP PHOTO/EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-NEW YEAR-2013

    People celebrate the New Year on Times Square in New York, January 1, 2013. A million people cheered in New York's Times Square as the traditional crystal ball dropped to mark the start of 2013, bringing a rolling global New Year's party that kicked off in Australia to US shores. AFP PHOTO/EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • New Year's Eve 2013 With Carson Daly

    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: Revelers celebrate at New Year's Eve 2013 With Carson Daly in Times Square on December 31, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

  • New Year's Eve 2013 In Times Square

    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg celebrates New Year's Eve 2013 In Times Square with the Rockettes at Times Square on December 31, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

  • New Year's Eve 2013 With Carson Daly

    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: (L-R) Vinny Guadagnino and Carson Daly attend the New Year's Eve 2013 with Carson Daly in Times Square on December 31, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

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Fireworks light up the London skyline just after midnight on January 1, 2013 in London, England. Thousands of people lined the banks of the River Thames near Parliament in central London to herald the start of 2013.

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  • New Year celebrations

    Fireworks over the London Eye, in central London, as part of the New Year celebrations.

  • New Year celebrations

    Fireworks light up Big Ben at midnight to welcome in 2013 in Westminster, central London.

  • New Year celebrations

    Fireworks over the London Eye, in central London, as part of the New Year celebrations.

  • New Year celebrations

    Fireworks light up Big Ben at midnight to welcome in 2013 in Westminster, central London.

  • New Year celebrations

    Fireworks over the London Eye, in central London, as part of the New Year celebrations.

  • New Year celebrations

    Fireworks over the London Eye, in central London, as part of the New Year celebrations.

  • New Year celebrations

    Fireworks light up Big Ben at midnight to welcome in 2013 in Westminster, central London.

  • New Year celebrations

    Fireworks over the London Eye, in central London, as part of the New Year celebrations.

  • New Year celebrations

    Fireworks light up Big Ben at midnight to welcome in 2013 in Westminster, central London.

  • New Year celebrations

    Fireworks light up Big Ben at midnight to welcome in 2013 in Westminster, central London.

  • New Year celebrations

    Fireworks over the London Eye, in central London, as part of the New Year celebrations.

  • New Year celebrations

    Fireworks light up Big Ben at midnight to welcome in 2013 in Westminster, central London.

  • New Year celebrations

    Fireworks light up Big Ben at midnight to welcome in 2013 in Westminster, central London.

  • New Year celebrations

    Fireworks light up Big Ben at midnight to welcome in 2013 in Westminster, central London.

  • New Year celebrations

    Fireworks light up Big Ben at midnight to welcome in 2013 in Westminster, central London.

  • New Year celebrations

    Fireworks light up Big Ben at midnight to welcome in 2013 in Westminster, central London.

  • New Year celebrations

    Fireworks light up Big Ben at midnight to welcome in 2013 in Westminster, central London.

  • New Year celebrations

    Fireworks light up Big Ben at midnight to welcome in 2013 in Westminster, central London.

  • New Year celebrations

    Fireworks light up Big Ben at midnight to welcome in 2013 in Westminster, central London.

  • New Year celebrations

    Fireworks light up Big Ben at midnight to welcome in 2013 in Westminster, central London.

  • New Year celebrations

    Fireworks over the London Eye, in central London, as part of the New Year celebrations.

  • New Year celebrations

    Fireworks over the London Eye, in central London, as part of the New Year celebrations.

  • New Year celebrations

    Fireworks light up Big Ben at midnight to welcome in 2013 in Westminster, central London.

  • Fireworks explode over Elizabeth Tower housing the Big Ben clock to celebrate the New Year in London, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

  • Fireworks explode over Elizabeth Tower housing the Big Ben clock to celebrate the New Year in London, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

  • Fireworks explode over Elizabeth Tower housing the Big Ben clock to celebrate the New Year in London, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

  • Fireworks explode over Elizabeth Tower housing the Big Ben clock to celebrate the New Year in London, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

  • Fireworks explode over Elizabeth Tower housing the Big Ben clock to celebrate the New Year in London, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

  • Fireworks explode over Elizabeth Tower housing the Big Ben clock to celebrate the New Year in London, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

  • Fireworks explode over Elizabeth Tower housing the Big Ben clock to celebrate the New Year in London, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

  • Fireworks explode over Elizabeth Tower housing the Big Ben clock to celebrate the New Year in London, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

  • Fireworks explode over Elizabeth Tower housing the Big Ben clock to celebrate the New Year in London, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

  • Fireworks explode over Elizabeth Tower housing the Big Ben clock to celebrate the New Year in London, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

  • Fireworks explode over Elizabeth Tower housing the Big Ben clock to celebrate the New Year in London, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

  • Fireworks explode over the London Eye in central London, as part of the New Year celebrations Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/PA, Dominic Lipinski) UNITED KINGDOM OUT, NO SALES, NO ARCHIVE

  • Fireworks explode over Elizabeth Tower housing the Big Ben clock to celebrate the New Year in London, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

  • Fireworks explode over Elizabeth Tower housing the Big Ben clock to celebrate the New Year in London, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

  • Fireworks explode over the London Eye in central London, as part of the New Year celebrations Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/PA, Dominic Lipinski) UNITED KINGDOM OUT, NO SALES, NO ARCHIVE

  • Fireworks explode over Elizabeth Tower housing the Big Ben clock to celebrate the New Year in London, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

  • BRITAIN-NEW-YEAR-FIREWORKS

    Fireworks light up the Big Ben and the London Eye in central London just after midnight on January 1, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ADRIAN DENNIS (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BRITAIN-NEW-YEAR-FIREWORKS

    Fireworks light up the Big Ben and the London Eye in central London just after midnight on January 1, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ADRIAN DENNIS (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • London Celebrates New Year's Eve

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 01: Fireworks light up the London skyline and Big Ben just after midnight on January 1, 2013 in London, England. Thousands of people are lining the banks of the River Thames near Parliament in central London to herald the start of 2013. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

  • London Celebrates New Year's Eve

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 01: Fireworks light up the London skyline just after midnight on January 1, 2013 in London, England. Thousands of people lined the banks of the River Thames near Parliament in central London to herald the start of 2013. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

  • London Celebrates New Year's Eve

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 01: Fireworks light up the London skyline and Big Ben just after midnight on January 1, 2013 in London, England. Thousands of people lined the banks of the River Thames near Parliament in central London to herald the start of 2013. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

  • London Celebrates New Year's Eve

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 01: Fireworks light up the London skyline just after midnight on January 1, 2013 in London, England. Thousands of people lined the banks of the River Thames near Parliament in central London to herald the start of 2013. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

  • BRITAIN-NEW-YEAR-FIREWORKS

    Crowds of people gather on Westminster Bridge to watch the New Year fireworks close to The House of Parliament in central London just before midnight in London on December 31, 2012. AFP PHOTO/ADRIAN DENNIS (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BRITAIN-NEW-YEAR-FIREWORKS

    Fireworks light up Big Ben and the London Eye during the New Year celebrations in central London just after midnight on January 1, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ADRIAN DENNIS (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BRITAIN-NEW-YEAR-FIREWORKS

    Fireworks light up Big Ben and the London Eye during the New Year celebrations in central London just after midnight on January 1, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ADRIAN DENNIS (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • London Celebrates New Year's Eve

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 01: Fireworks light up the London skyline and Big Ben just after midnight on January 1, 2013 in London, England. Thousands of people lined the banks of the River Thames near Parliament in central London to herald the start of 2013. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

  • BRITAIN-NEW-YEAR-FIREWORKS

    Fireworks light up Big Ben and the London Eye during the New Year celebrations in central London just after midnight on January 1, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ADRIAN DENNIS (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • London Celebrates New Year's Eve

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 01: Fireworks light up the London skyline and Big Ben just after midnight on January 1, 2013 in London, England. Thousands of people lined the banks of the River Thames near Parliament in central London to herald the start of 2013. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

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Used to seeing the more sweet side to Beyonce in this new Instagram picture the singer goes street complete with a red lipped snarl

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Revellers in their Thunder Cart during the New Year celebration parade through Newcastle city centre

sydney new year

Spectator boats in Sydney Harbour (below) look on as New Year's Eve fireworks erupt over the Sydney Harbour Bridge on January 1, 2013. Sydney kicked off a wave of dazzling firework displays welcoming in 2013, from Dubai to Moscow and London, with long-isolated Yangon joining the global pyrotechnics for the first time

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  • North Koreans visit giant statues of their late leaders Kim Il Sung, left, and Kim Jong Il at Mansu Hill as they celebrate the New Year in Pyongyang, North Korea, early Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday called for improving the economy and living standards of his impoverished nation with the same urgency that scientists showed in successfully testing a long-range rocket recently. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT, NO LICENSING IN CHINA, HONG KONG, JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA AND FRANCE

  • A North Korean family has their photo taken in front of fireworks as they celebrate the new year on Tuesday Jan. 1, 2013. North Koreans celebrated the arrival of the new year, marked as “Juche 102” on North Korean calendars. “Juche” means “self reliance,” the North Korean ideology of independence promoted by North Korean founder Kim Il Sung, and modern-day North Korean calendars start with the year of his birth in 1912. (AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon)

  • Fireworks explode in the sky to celebrate the New Year at Imjingak in Paju near the border village of the Panmunjom, South Korea, Tuesday, Jan 1, 2013. About 5,000 participents prayed for a peaceful solution to the rising tension over North Korea's nuclear weapons programs and hope for an early reunification of the divided Koreas.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon).

  • South Korean dancers beat drums to celebrate the New Year at Imjingak in Paju near the border village of the Panmunjom, South Korea, Tuesday, Jan 1, 2013. About 5,000 participantss prayed for a peaceful solution to the rising tension over North Korea's nuclear weapons programs and hope for an early reunification of the divided Koreas.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon).

  • People gather to celebrate the New Year at Imjingak in Paju near the border village of the Panmunjom, South Korea, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. About 5,000 participents prayed for a peaceful solution to the rising tension over North Korea's nuclear weapons programs and hope for an early reunification of the divided Koreas.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon).

  • Fireworks explode over Kim Il Sung Square in celebration of the New Year in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday called for improving the economy and living standards of his impoverished nation with the same urgency that scientists showed in successfully testing a long-range rocket recently. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT, NO LICENSING IN CHINA, HONG KONG, JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA AND FRANCE

  • Fireworks explode over Kim Il Sung Square in celebration of the New Year in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday called for improving the economy and living standards of his impoverished nation with the same urgency that scientists showed in successfully testing a long-range rocket recently. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT, NO LICENSING IN CHINA, HONG KONG, JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA AND FRANCE

  • Fireworks explode over Kim Il Sung Square in celebration of the New Year in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday called for improving the economy and living standards of his impoverished nation with the same urgency that scientists showed in successfully testing a long-range rocket recently. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT, NO LICENSING IN CHINA, HONG KONG, JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA AND FRANCE

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    Fireworks go off over Edinburgh Castle as part of the new year 2013 Edinburgh Hogmanay celebrations in Scotland.

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    Fireworks go off over Edinburgh Castle as part of the new year 2013 Edinburgh Hogmanay celebrations in Scotland.

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    Fireworks go off over Edinburgh Castle as part of the new year 2013 Edinburgh Hogmanay celebrations in Scotland.

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    Fireworks go off over Edinburgh Castle as part of the new year 2013 Edinburgh Hogmanay celebrations in Scotland.

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    Fireworks go off over Edinburgh Castle as part of the new year 2013 Edinburgh Hogmanay celebrations in Scotland.

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    Fireworks go off over Edinburgh Castle as part of the new year 2013 Edinburgh Hogmanay celebrations in Scotland.

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    Fireworks go off over Edinburgh Castle as part of the new year 2013 Edinburgh Hogmanay celebrations in Scotland.

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    (left to right) Nadine Pober, Flora Baker, Kirsten Alana and Amanda Williams ahead of bringing in the new year during the 2013 Edinburgh Hogmanay celebrations in Scotland.

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    Fireworks go off over Edinburgh Castle as part of the new year 2013 Edinburgh Hogmanay celebrations in Scotland.

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    Party-goers on Princes Street in Edinburgh during part of the new year 2013 Edinburgh Hogmanay celebrations in Scotland.

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    Fireworks go off over Edinburgh Castle as part of the new year 2013 Edinburgh Hogmanay celebrations in Scotland.

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    Fireworks mark the new year during the 2013 Edinburgh Hogmanay celebrations in Scotland.

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    Fireworks mark the new year during the 2013 Edinburgh Hogmanay celebrations in Scotland.

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    Fireworks mark the new year during the 2013 Edinburgh Hogmanay celebrations in Scotland.

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    Fireworks light the sky above the Cathedral square in Vilnius during the New Year celebrations on January 1, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Petras MALUKAS (Photo credit should read PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Fireworks light up the ancient Colisseum in central Rome's via dei Fori just after midnight on January 1, 2013. World cities from Sydney to Dubai rang in the New Year with a spectacular global wave of firework displays. AFP PHOTO / VINCENZO PINTO (Photo credit should read VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Fireworks erupt over the Brandenburg Gate on January 1, 2013 in Berlin as part of the New Year's celebrations. AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALL (Photo credit should read JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Fireworks erupt over the Brandenburg Gate on January 1, 2013 in Berlin as part of the New Year's celebrations. AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALL (Photo credit should read JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Fireworks light up the ancient Colisseum in central Rome's via dei Fori just after midnight on January 1, 2013. World cities from Sydney to Dubai rang in the New Year with a spectacular global wave of firework displays. AFP PHOTO / VINCENZO PINTO (Photo credit should read VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A reveller gives a thumbs up as he watches the fireworks above Funchal Bay, Madeira Island, to celebrate the arrival of the New Year on January 1, 2013. World cities from Sydney to Dubai rang in the New Year with a spectacular global wave of firework displays. AFP PHOTO / GREGORIO CUNHA (Photo credit should read GREGORIO CUNHA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Fireworks light up the ancient Colisseum in central Rome's via dei Fori just after midnight on January 1, 2013. World cities from Sydney to Dubai rang in the New Year with a spectacular global wave of firework displays. AFP PHOTO / VINCENZO PINTO (Photo credit should read VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Fireworks light up the sky above Funchal Bay, Madeira Island, to celebrate the arrival of the New Year on January 1, 2013. World cities from Sydney to Dubai rang in the New Year with a spectacular global wave of firework displays. AFP PHOTO / GREGORIO CUNHA (Photo credit should read GREGORIO CUNHA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A man sets off fireworks to usher in New Year's Day in Manila early on January 1, 2013. In the capital Manila, authorities had been bracing for the annual rush of injuries as families celebrated with do-it-yourself firework displays and shot celebratory bullets into the air. AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE (Photo credit should read TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A man prepares to set off firecrackers to usher in New Year's Day in Manila early on January 1, 2013. In the capital Manila, authorities had been bracing for the annual rush of injuries as families celebrated with do-it-yourself firework displays and shot celebratory bullets into the air. AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE (Photo credit should read TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Thousands of Pakistanis watch fireworks at Clifton beach in Karachi to celebrate the New Year early on January 1, 2013. World cities from Sydney and Hong Kong to Dubai and London rang in the New Year with spectacular fireworks, as revelers at Times Square in New York sought to top off the global extravaganza. AFP PHOTO / Asif HASSAN (Photo credit should read ASIF HASSAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Fireworks light up the sky above Funchal Bay, Madeira Island, to celebrate the arrival of the New Year on January 1, 2013. World cities from Sydney to Dubai rang in the New Year with a spectacular global wave of firework displays. AFP PHOTO / GREGORIO CUNHA (Photo credit should read GREGORIO CUNHA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Thousands of Pakistanis watch fireworks at Clifton beach in Karachi to celebrate the New Year early on January 1, 2013. World cities from Sydney and Hong Kong to Dubai and London rang in the New Year with spectacular fireworks, as revelers at Times Square in New York sought to top off the global extravaganza. AFP PHOTO / Asif HASSAN (Photo credit should read ASIF HASSAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Thousands of Pakistanis watch fireworks at Clifton beach in Karachi to celebrate the New Year early on January 1, 2013. World cities from Sydney and Hong Kong to Dubai and London rang in the New Year with spectacular fireworks, as revelers at Times Square in New York sought to top off the global extravaganza. AFP PHOTO / Asif HASSAN (Photo credit should read ASIF HASSAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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Rizzini Alexis Gomez, left, of Philippines is crowned the Miss Tourism International 2012 World Final by Miss Tourism International 2011 World Final Aileen Gabriella Robinson of Malaysia during the New Year's Eve celebrations in Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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    Rizzini Alexis Gomez, center, of Philippines reacts after she was named the winner in the Miss Tourism International 2012 World Final during the New Year's Eve celebrations in Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)

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    Rizzini Alexis Gomez, left, of Philippines is crowned the Miss Tourism International 2012 World Final by Miss Tourism International 2011 World Final Aileen Gabriella Robinson of Malaysia during the New Year's Eve celebrations in Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)

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    Rizzini Alexis Gomez, second from right, of Philippines is congratulated by other contestants following her winning the Miss Tourism International 2012 World Final during the New Year's Eve celebrations in Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)

  • Final contestants of Miss Tourism International 2012 World Final perform on the stage during New Year's Eve celebrations in Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)

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    Newly crowned Miss Tourism International 2012 World Final Rizzini Alexis Gomez, center, of Philippines poses for a photo with first runner-up Monika Radulovic, second from left, of Australia, second runner-up Marielis Alejandra Castellanos Perez, second from right, of Venezuela, third runner-up Lourdes Maria Del Carmen Motta Rolon, left, of Paraguay, and fourth runner-up Jun Yong Wan Jun of Malaysia after the beauty pageant during the New Year's Eve celebrations in Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)

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    Rizzini Alexis Gomez of Philippines shows off her trophy following her winning the Miss Tourism International 2012 World Final during the New Year's Eve celebrations in Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)

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    Rizzini Alexis Gomez of Philippines walks with her trophy following her winning the Miss Tourism International 2012 World Final during the New Year's Eve celebrations in Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)

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Traders wear 2013 New Years party glasses while they work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange December 31, 2012 in New York City. US lawmakers are struggling to work out a last-minute deal to avoid the 'fiscal cliff,' which could mean tax raises for millions of Americans. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

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  • A trader wearing "Happy New Year" glasses works on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. The stock market struggled for direction Monday morning after five days of losses, with the "fiscal cliff" just hours away and lawmakers yet to reach a solution. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

  • A trader wearing "2013" glasses works on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012.The stock market struggled for direction Monday morning after five days of losses, with the "fiscal cliff" just hours away and lawmakers yet to reach a solution. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

  • Traders wear "2013" glasses as they work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. The stock market struggled for direction Monday morning after five days of losses, with the "fiscal cliff" just hours away and lawmakers yet to reach a solution. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: Traders wear 2013 New Years party glasses while they work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange December 31, 2012 in New York City. US lawmakers are struggling to work out a last-minute deal to avoid the 'fiscal cliff,' which could mean tax raises for millions of Americans. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: Traders wear 2013 New Years party glasses while they work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange December 31, 2012 in New York City. US lawmakers are struggling to work out a last-minute deal to avoid the 'fiscal cliff,' which could mean tax raises for millions of Americans. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange December 31, 2012 in New York City. US lawmakers are struggling to work out a last-minute deal to avoid the 'fiscal cliff,' which could mean tax raises for millions of Americans. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: Traders wear 2013 New Years party glasses while they work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange December 31, 2012 in New York City. US lawmakers are struggling to work out a last-minute deal to avoid the 'fiscal cliff,' which could mean tax raises for millions of Americans. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: Traders wear 2013 New Years party glasses while they work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange December 31, 2012 in New York City. US lawmakers are struggling to work out a last-minute deal to avoid the 'fiscal cliff,' which could mean tax raises for millions of Americans. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange December 31, 2012 in New York City. US lawmakers are struggling to work out a last-minute deal to avoid the 'fiscal cliff,' which could mean tax raises for millions of Americans. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: Traders wear 2013 New Years party glasses while they work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange December 31, 2012 in New York City. US lawmakers are struggling to work out a last-minute deal to avoid the 'fiscal cliff,' which could mean tax raises for millions of Americans. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: Traders wear 2013 New Years party glasses while they work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange December 31, 2012 in New York City. US lawmakers are struggling to work out a last-minute deal to avoid the 'fiscal cliff,' which could mean tax raises for millions of Americans. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

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People look at a Northern France giant 'binbin' at the Louvre-Lens museum on December 31, 2012 in Lens, northern France. Three weeks after its inauguration, the museum welcomed its 100.000th visitor on December 28, 2012.

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    People look at Egyptian figurines at the Louvre-Lens museum on December 31, 2012 in Lens, northern France. Three weeks after its inauguration, the museum welcomed its 100.000th visitor on December 28, 2012. AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE HUGUEN (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    People look at a paint 'five founders of the Florentin art' at the Louvre-Lens museum on December 31, 2012 in Lens, northern France. Three weeks after its inauguration, the museum welcomed its 100.000th visitor on December 28, 2012. AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE HUGUEN (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    People pass by a bust of French sculptor Augustin Pajou at the Louvre-Lens museum on December 31, 2012 in Lens, northern France. Three weeks after its inauguration, the museum welcomed its 100.000th visitor on December 28, 2012. AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE HUGUEN (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    People visit the Louvre-Lens museum on December 31, 2012 in Lens, northern France. Three weeks after its inauguration, the museum welcomed its 100.000th visitor on December 28, 2012. AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE HUGUEN (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    People queue to enter the Louvre-Lens museum on December 31, 2012 in Lens, northern France. Three weeks after its inauguration, the museum welcomed its 100.000th visitor on December 28, 2012. AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE HUGUEN (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    People look at a Northern France giant 'binbin' at the Louvre-Lens museum on December 31, 2012 in Lens, northern France. Three weeks after its inauguration, the museum welcomed its 100.000th visitor on December 28, 2012. AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE HUGUEN (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    People look at 'Venus and the three little genious' by Italian painter Sandro Botticelli at the Louvre-Lens museum on December 31, 2012 in Lens, northern France. Three weeks after its inauguration, the museum welcomed its 100.000th visitor on December 28, 2012. AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE HUGUEN (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    People queue to enter the Louvre-Lens museum on December 31, 2012 in Lens, northern France. Three weeks after its inauguration, the museum welcomed its 100.000th visitor on December 28, 2012. AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE HUGUEN (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    People enter the Louvre-Lens museum on December 31, 2012 in Lens, northern France. Three weeks after its inauguration, the museum welcomed its 100.000th visitor on December 28, 2012. AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE HUGUEN (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

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A French soldier stands guard at a check point at Warehouse base in Kabul on December 31, 2012. All French combat troops have now been withdrawn from Afghanistan and only training and logistics personnel remain there.

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French soldiers work out at Warehouse base in Kabul on December 31, 2012.

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    French soldiers stand guard at a check point at Warehouse base in Kabul on December 31, 2012. All French combat troops have now been withdrawn from Afghanistan and only training and logistics personnel remain there. AFP PHOTO/KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

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    French soldiers walk through at Warehouse base in Kabul on December 31, 2012. All French combat troops have now been withdrawn from Afghanistan and only training and logistics personnel remain there. AFP PHOTO/ KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

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    French soldiers attend at a meeting before a patrol at Warehouse base in Kabul on December 31, 2012. All French combat troops have now been withdrawn from Afghanistan and only training and logistics personnel remain there. AFP PHOTO/KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A French soldier stands guard at a check point at Warehouse base in Kabul on December 31, 2012. All French combat troops have now been withdrawn from Afghanistan and only training and logistics personnel remain there. AFP PHOTO/KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A French soldier stands guard at a check point at Warehouse base in Kabul on December 31, 2012. All French combat troops have now been withdrawn from Afghanistan and only training and logistics personnel remain there. AFP PHOTO/KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

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    French soldiers walk through at Warehouse base in Kabul on December 31, 2012. All French combat troops have now been withdrawn from Afghanistan and only training and logistics personnel remain there. AFP PHOTO/ KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A French soldier stands guard at a check point at Warehouse base in Kabul on December 31, 2012. All French combat troops have now been withdrawn from Afghanistan and only training and logistics personnel remain there. AFP PHOTO/KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

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    French soldiers prepare their weapons before a patrol at Warehouse base in Kabul on December 31, 2012. All French combat troops have now been withdrawn from Afghanistan and only training and logistics personnel remain there. AFP PHOTO/ KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

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    French soldiers attend at a meeting before a patrol at Warehouse base in Kabul on December 31, 2012. All French combat troops have now been withdrawn from Afghanistan and only training and logistics personnel remain there. AFP PHOTO/KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A French soldier prepares his vehicle before a patrol at Warehouse base in Kabul on December 31, 2012. All French combat troops have now been withdrawn from Afghanistan and only training and logistics personnel remain there. AFP PHOTO/KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A French soldier prepares his vehicle before a patrol at Warehouse base in Kabul on December 31, 2012. All French combat troops have now been withdrawn from Afghanistan and only training and logistics personnel remain there. AFP PHOTO/KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

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    French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (L) looks at troops after arriving at Kabul International Airport (KAIA) on December 31, 2012. Le Drian is scheduled to meet Afghan President Hamid Karzai during his visit to the Central Asian nation. AFP PHOTO/KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

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    French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (C) looks at troops after arriving at Kabul International Airport (KAIA) on December 31, 2012. Le Drian is scheduled to meet Afghan President Hamid Karzai during his visit to the Central Asian nation. AFP PHOTO/KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A French soldier prepares his vehicle before a patrol at Warehouse base in Kabul on December 31, 2012. All French combat troops have now been withdrawn from Afghanistan and only training and logistics personnel remain there. AFP PHOTO/KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

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    French soldiers attend at a meeting before a patrol at Warehouse base in Kabul on December 31, 2012. All French combat troops have now been withdrawn from Afghanistan and only training and logistics personnel remain there. AFP PHOTO/KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

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    French soldiers work out at Warehouse base in Kabul on December 31, 2012. All French combat troops have now been withdrawn from Afghanistan and only training and logistics personnel remain there. AFP PHOTO/KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

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    French soldiers work out at Warehouse base in Kabul on December 31, 2012. All French combat troops have now been withdrawn from Afghanistan and only training and logistics personnel remain there. AFP PHOTO/KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

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    French soldiers work out at Warehouse base in Kabul on December 31, 2012. All French combat troops have now been withdrawn from Afghanistan and only training and logistics personnel remain there. AFP PHOTO/KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

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Members of an 87-strong delegation of mostly French and Egyptian pro-Palestinian activists, flash the V-sign as they protest against Israel during their visit in support of Palestinian farmers next to the security fence standing on the Gaza border with Israel, east of Gaza city on December 31, 2012.

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Runners take part in the 88th Sao Silvestre international race along Paulista Avenue in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on 31 December 2012. Twenty-five thousand runners participated in the 15 km traditional New Year's Eve event.

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  • BRAZIL-SAO SILVESTRE-RACE

    Twin runners gesture at the end of the 88th Sao Silvestre international 15 km race in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on 31 December 2012. Twenty-five thousand runners participated in the 15 km traditional New Year's Eve event. AFP PHOTO/YASUYOSHI CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A man in costume is seen during the 88th Sao Silvestre international 15 km race in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on 31 December 2012. Twenty-five thousand runners participated in the 15 km traditional New Year's Eve event. AFP PHOTO/YASUYOSHI CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Brazilian Tatiele Roberta de Carvalho finishes in 6th place during the 88th Sao Silvestre international 15 km race at 54 minutes 10 seconds along Paulista Avenue in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on 31 December 2012. Twenty-five thousand runners participated in the 15 km traditional New Year's Eve event. AFP PHOTO/YASUYOSHI CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BRAZIL-SAO SILVESTRE-RACE

    Runners in costume are seen before the 88th Sao Silvestre international 15 km race in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on 31 December 2012. Twenty-five thousand runners participated in the 15 km traditional New Year's Eve event. AFP PHOTO/YASUYOSHI CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BRAZIL-SAO SILVESTRE-RACE

    Runners take part in the 88th Sao Silvestre international race along Paulista Avenue in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on 31 December 2012. Twenty-five thousand runners participated in the 15 km traditional New Year's Eve event. AFP PHOTO/YASUYOSHI CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Brazilians Giovani dos Santos (L-4th place) and Tatiele Roberta de Carvalho (6th place) celebrate on the podium at the end of the 88th Sao Silvestre international 15 km race in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on 31 December 2012. Twenty-five thousand runners participated in the 15 km traditional New Year's Eve event. AFP PHOTO/YASUYOSHI CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Kenyan Edwin Kipsang (C), Kenyan Joseph Aperumoi (L) and Kenyan Mark Korir celebrate on the podium at the end of the 88th Sao Silvestre international 15 km race in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on 31 December 2012. Twenty-five thousand runners participated in the 15 km traditional New Year's Eve event. AFP PHOTO/YASUYOSHI CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Kenyan Maurine Kipchumba (C), Tanzanian Jackline Sakilu (L) and Kenyan Rumokol Chepkanan celebrate on the podium at the end of the 88th Sao Silvestre international 15 km race in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on 31 December 2012. Twenty-five thousand runners participated in the 15 km traditional New Year's Eve event. AFP PHOTO/YASUYOSHI CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BRAZIL-SAO SILVESTRE-RACE

    A man in costume is seen before the 88th Sao Silvestre international 15 km race in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on 31 December 2012. Twenty-five thousand runners participated in the 15 km traditional New Year's Eve event. AFP PHOTO/YASUYOSHI CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A handicapped woman is seen before the 88th Sao Silvestre international 15 km race in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on 31 December 2012. Twenty-five thousand runners participated in the 15 km traditional New Year's Eve event. AFP PHOTO/YASUYOSHI CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A man controls a football before the 88th Sao Silvestre international 15 km race in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on 31 December 2012. Twenty-five thousand runners participated in the 15 km traditional New Year's Eve event. AFP PHOTO/YASUYOSHI CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Female runners pose for a photograph before the 88th Sao Silvestre international race along Paulista Avenue in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on 31 December 2012. Twenty-five thousand runners participated in the 15 km traditional New Year's Eve event. AFP PHOTO/YASUYOSHI CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Giovani dos Santos crosses the finishing line in 4th place during the 88th Sao Silvestre international 15 km race at 44 minutes 51 seconds along Paulista Avenue in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on 31 December 2012. Twenty-five thousand runners participated in the 15 km traditional New Year's Eve event. AFP PHOTO/YASUYOSHI CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BRAZIL-SAO SILVESTRE-ROAD RACE

    Thousands of runners take part in the 88th Sao Silvestre international race along Paulista Avenue in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on 31 December 2012. Twenty-five thousand runners participated in the 15 km traditional New Year's Eve event. AFP PHOTO/YASUYOSHI CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BRAZIL-SAO SILVESTRE-RACE

    A man in native attire is seen at the end of the 88th Sao Silvestre international 15 km race in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on 31 December 2012. Twenty-five thousand runners participated in the 15 km traditional New Year's Eve event. AFP PHOTO/YASUYOSHI CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BRAZIL-SAO SILVESTRE-ROAD RACE

    Thousands of runners take part in the 88th Sao Silvestre international race along Paulista Avenue in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on 31 December 2012. Twenty-five thousand runners participated in the 15 km traditional New Year's Eve event. AFP PHOTO/YASUYOSHI CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BRAZIL-SAO SILVESTRE-ROAD RACE

    Thousands of runners take part in the 88th Sao Silvestre international race along Paulista Avenue in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on 31 December 2012. Twenty-five thousand runners participated in the 15 km traditional New Year's Eve event. AFP PHOTO/YASUYOSHI CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BRAZIL-SAO SILVESTRE-RACE

    Giovani dos Santos crosses the finishing line in 4th place during the 88th Sao Silvestre international 15 km race at 44 minutes 51 seconds along Paulista Avenue in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on 31 December 2012. Twenty-five thousand runners participated in the 15 km traditional New Year's Eve event. AFP PHOTO/YASUYOSHI CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Kenyan Edwin Kipsang crosses the finish line to win the male the 88th Sao Silvestre international 15 km race at 44 minutes 05 seconds along Paulista Avenue in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on 31 December 2012. Twenty-five thousand runners participated in the 15 km traditional New Year's Eve event. AFP PHOTO/YASUYOSHI CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Kenyan Maurine Kipchumba crosses the finish line to win the female the 88th Sao Silvestre international 15 km race at 51 minutes 42 seconds along Paulista Avenue in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on 31 December 2012. Twenty-five thousand runners participated in the 15 km traditional New Year's Eve event. AFP PHOTO/YASUYOSHI CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BRAZIL-SAO SILVESTRE-RACE

    Runners take part in the 88th Sao Silvestre international race along Paulista Avenue in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on 31 December 2012. Twenty-five thousand runners participated in the 15 km traditional New Year's Eve event. AFP PHOTO/YASUYOSHI CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

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