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Evian is helping Londoners Live young this January by turning commuter hotspots into an adult-sized playground complete with kinetic snow machines – the more you Live young and play, the more snow will fall. The swing and seesaw installations are open to the public from the 7th – 11th January.

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Project Runway’s Heidi Klum covers February Marie Claire, on newsstands Tuesday, January 15th.

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Plosky Tolbachnik volcano erupts in Russia’s Far Eastern Kamchatka Peninsula. A Russian volcano which started erupting last week has continued to spew ash and smoke into the air. The Plosky Tolbachik volcano, in the Kamchatka Peninsula, last erupted in 1976

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Swimmers celebrate together after Lukas Kokinis from Greece, second right, retrieved a wooden cross which was thrown into the waters by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I during a ceremony to bless the water at the Golden Horn in Istanbul, Turkey. The traditional ceremony marks the Epithany in Istanbul, Turkey, when an Orthodox priest throws a wooden cross into the water and swimmers race to be the first to retrieve it.

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    Greek Orthodox swimmers hold the wooden cross they retrieved from the Bosphorus river's Golden Horn after a mass as part of celebrations of the Epiphany day at the Church of Fener Orthodox Patriarchiate in Istanbul, on January 6, 2013. The Orthodox faith uses the old Julian calendar in which Christmas falls 13 days after its more widespread Gregorian calendar counterpart on December 25. AFP PHOTO/BULENT KILIC (Photo credit should read BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Greek Orthodox swimmers compete to retrieved the wooden cross from the Bosphorus river's Golden Horn after a mass as part of celebrations of the Epiphany day at the Church of Fener Orthodox Patriarchiate in Istanbul, on January 6, 2013. The Orthodox faith uses the old Julian calendar in which Christmas falls 13 days after its more widespread Gregorian calendar counterpart on December 25. AFP PHOTO/BULENT KILIC (Photo credit should read BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Greek Orthodox swimmers compete to retrieved the wooden cross from the Bosphorus river's Golden Horn after a mass as part of celebrations of the Epiphany day at the Church of Fener Orthodox Patriarchiate in Istanbul, on January 6, 2013. The Orthodox faith uses the old Julian calendar in which Christmas falls 13 days after its more widespread Gregorian calendar counterpart on December 25. AFP PHOTO/BULENT KILIC (Photo credit should read BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Greek Orthodox swimmers hold the wooden cross they retrieved from the Bosphorus river's Golden Horn after a mass as part of celebrations of the Epiphany day at the Church of Fener Orthodox Patriarchiate in Istanbul, on January 6, 2013. The Orthodox faith uses the old Julian calendar in which Christmas falls 13 days after its more widespread Gregorian calendar counterpart on December 25. AFP PHOTO/BULENT KILIC (Photo credit should read BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Greek Orthodox swimmer Lucas Coconis holds the wooden cross in the Bosphorus river's Golden Horn after a mass as part of celebrations of the Epiphany day at the Church of Fener Orthodox Patriarchiate in Istanbul, on January 6, 2013. The Orthodox faith uses the old Julian calendar in which Christmas falls 13 days after its more widespread Gregorian calendar counterpart on December 25. AFP PHOTO/BULENT KILIC (Photo credit should read BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Greek Orthodox swimmers hold the wooden cross they retrieved from the Bosphorus river's Golden Horn after a mass as part of celebrations of the Epiphany day at the Church of Fener Orthodox Patriarchiate in Istanbul, on January 6, 2013. The Orthodox faith uses the old Julian calendar in which Christmas falls 13 days after its more widespread Gregorian calendar counterpart on December 25. AFP PHOTO/BULENT KILIC (Photo credit should read BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Greek Orthodox swimmers are back to the shore after the competition to retrieve the wooden cross from the Bosphorus river's Golden Horn after a mass as part of celebrations of the Epiphany day at the Church of Fener Orthodox Patriarchiate in Istanbul, on January 6, 2013. The Orthodox faith uses the old Julian calendar in which Christmas falls 13 days after its more widespread Gregorian calendar counterpart on December 25. AFP PHOTO/BULENT KILIC (Photo credit should read BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Greek Orthodox swimmers hold the wooden cross in the Bosphorus river's Golden Horn after a mass as part of celebrations of the Epiphany day at the Church of Fener Orthodox Patriarchiate in Istanbul, on January 6, 2013. The Orthodox faith uses the old Julian calendar in which Christmas falls 13 days after its more widespread Gregorian calendar counterpart on December 25. AFP PHOTO/BULENT KILIC (Photo credit should read BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A Greek Orthodox swimmer kisses the wooden cross he rtrieved from the Bosphorus river's Golden Horn after a mass as part of celebrations of the Epiphany day at the Church of Fener Orthodox Patriarchiate in Istanbul, on January 6, 2013. The Orthodox faith uses the old Julian calendar in which Christmas falls 13 days after its more widespread Gregorian calendar counterpart on December 25. AFP PHOTO/BULENT KILIC (Photo credit should read BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Swimmers stand ready to retrieve a wooden cross which is cast into the waters during a ceremony to bless the water at Flisvos beach, Paleo Faliro, near Athens, on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. The traditional ceremony marks the Epithany, and similar ceremonies are held across Greece on river banks, seafronts and lakes, when an Orthodox priest throws a simple wooden cross into the water and swimmers race to be the first to retrieve it. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

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    A Greek Orthodox swimmer kisses the wooden cross he rtrieved from the Bosphorus river's Golden Horn after a mass as part of celebrations of the Epiphany day at the Church of Fener Orthodox Patriarchiate in Istanbul, on January 6, 2013. The Orthodox faith uses the old Julian calendar in which Christmas falls 13 days after its more widespread Gregorian calendar counterpart on December 25. AFP PHOTO/BULENT KILIC (Photo credit should read BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)

  • A young man holds aloft the wooden cross next to his father who retrieved it from the waters during a ceremony to bless the water at Flisvos beach, Paleo Faliro, near Athens, on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. The traditional ceremony marks the Epithany, and similar ceremonies are held across Greece on river banks, seafronts and lakes, when an Orthodox priest throws a cross into the water and swimmers race to be the first to retrieve it.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

  • Swimmers try to catch a cross thrown by a priest into the sea during an Epiphany ceremony to bless the waters in southeastern coastal resort of Ayia Napa, Cyprus, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. In the traditional Epiphany ceremony to bless the water, an Orthodox priest throws a cross into the water and swimmers race to be first to retrieve it.(AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

  • Swimmers jump into the sea water to retrieve a cross thrown by a priest into the waters during an Epiphany ceremony to bless the waters in southeastern coastal resort of Ayia Napa, Cyprus, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. In the traditional Epiphany ceremony to bless the water, an Orthodox priest throws a cross into the water and swimmers race to be first to retrieve it. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

  • Swimmers stand ready to retrieve a wooden cross which is cast into the waters during a ceremony to bless the water at Flisvos beach, Paleo Faliro, near Athens, on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. The traditional ceremony marks the Epithany, and similar ceremonies are held across Greece on river banks, seafronts and lakes, when an Orthodox priest throws a simple wooden cross into the water and swimmers race to be the first to retrieve it. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

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    Swimmers celebrate after Lukas Kokinis from Greece, obscured second left, retrieved a cross which was thrown into the waters by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I during a ceremony to bless the water at the Golden Horn in Istanbul, Turkey, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. The traditional ceremony marks the Epithany in Istanbul, Turkey, when an Orthodox priest throws a wooden cross into the water and swimmers race to be the first to retrieve it. (AP Photo)

  • Giorgos Ypsilantis, kisses the wooden cross after being the first to retrieve it, during an Epiphany ceremony to bless the water in Greece's northern port city of Thessaloniki, on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. The traditional ceremony marks the Epithany, and similar ceremonies are held across Greece on river banks, seafronts and lakes, when an Orthodox priest throws a simple wooden cross into the water and swimmers race to be the first to retrieve it. (AP Photo/Nikolas Giakoumidis)

  • Giorgos Ypsilantis, holds up the wooden cross after being the first to retrieve it, during an Epiphany ceremony to bless the water in Greece's northern port city of Thessaloniki, on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. The traditional ceremony marks the Epithany, and similar ceremonies are held across Greece on river banks, seafronts and lakes, when an Orthodox priest throws a simple wooden cross into the water and swimmers race to be the first to retrieve it. (AP Photo/Nikolas Giakoumidis)

  • Swimmers race to retreive a wooden cross during an Epiphany ceremony to bless the water in Greece's northern port city of Thessaloniki, on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. The traditional ceremony marks the Epithany, and similar ceremonies are held across Greece on river banks, seafronts and lakes, when an Orthodox priest throws a simple wooden cross into the water and swimmers race to be the first to retrieve it. (AP Photo/Nikolas Giakoumidis)

  • Giorgos Ypsilantis, holds up the wooden cross after being the first to retrieve it, during an Epiphany ceremony to bless the water in Greece's northern port city of Thessaloniki, on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. The traditional ceremony marks the Epithany, and similar ceremonies are held across Greece on river banks, seafronts and lakes, when an Orthodox priest throws a simple wooden cross into the water and swimmers race to be the first to retrieve it. (AP Photo/Nikolas Giakoumidis)

  • A priest blesses swimmers while riding in a small Romanian navy vessel on the Black Sea after an Epiphany religious service in Constanta, Romania, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. Thousands attended the celebration in the Black Sea port town. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

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    Swimmers race as Lukas Kokinis from Greece retrieves a wooden cross which was thrown into the waters by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I during a ceremony to bless the water at the Golden Horn in Istanbul, Turkey, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. The traditional ceremony marks the Epithany in Istanbul, Turkey when Bartholomew I or an Orthodox priest throws a simple wooden cross into the water and swimmers race to be the first to retrieve it. (AP Photo)

  • A swimmer lifts a wooden cross retrieved from the Black Sea after an Epiphany religious service in Constanta, Romania, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. Thousands attended the celebration in the Black Sea port town. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

  • A swimmer lifts a wooden cross retrieved from the Black Sea after an Epiphany religious service in Constanta, Romania, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. Thousands attended the celebration in the Black Sea port town. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

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harbin fire

harbin fire

harbin fire

Smoke rise from a fire site at a shopping mall on January 7, 2013 in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province of China. Fire broke out at about 9 a.m. Monday morning with casualties unknown yet.

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david beckham

David Beckham and his three sons were at Upton Park to see his former club Manchester United snatch a last-gasp draw at West Ham, but missed Robin van Persie's exquisite equaliser...read full story here

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The skipper of a £500,000 luxury cruiser was left red-faced after it became stuck underneath a bridge on the River Thames on saturday afternoon. The 40ft long boat was too high to pass through Chertsey Bridge in Surrey and became wedged under the archway. Surrey Fire and Rescue Service said two fire engines and a fire boat were sent to the scene just before 13:00 GMT on Saturday 5th January. It is understood the skipper had misjudged the height of the recently flood-swollen river. One onlooker said, "He shouldn't have even been on the river. The red flag was out stating the dangers. It was pulled clear just after 2.30pm so was stuck there for at least an hour and a half. The rescue services got a big round of applause when it was pulled freed"

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dappy

N-Dubz rapper Dappy, real name Dino Costas Contostavlos, arrives at Guildford Crown Court charged with affray following an incident at a petrol station that left three men with serious facial injuries

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Pregnant reality star Kim Kardashian and a friend arriving on a flight in Miami, Florida. Kim announced over the holidays that she is pregnant with her boyfriend Kanye West's baby.

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A Delhi police van believed to carrying the five men accused in a gang rape arrives at the district court, in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. The men, who were set to appear in court Monday, are accused of a Dec. 16 gang rape on a woman, who later died of her injuries, that has caused outrage across India, sparking protests and demands for tough new rape laws.

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    Indian police personnel stand guard at an entrance to Saket District Court in New Delhi on January 7, 2013. Five men charged with the brutal gang-rape and murder of a student in New Delhi will appear in court for the first time after police said they had forensic evidence to link them to the killing. AFP PHOTO/SAJJAD HUSSAIN (Photo credit should read SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Indian police personnel stand guard at an entrance to Saket District Court in New Delhi on January 7, 2013. Five men charged with the brutal gang-rape and murder of a student in New Delhi will appear in court for the first time after police said they had forensic evidence to link them to the killing. AFP PHOTO/SAJJAD HUSSAIN (Photo credit should read SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Indian police personnel stand guard at an entrance to Saket District Court in New Delhi on January 7, 2013. Five men charged with the brutal gang-rape and murder of a student in New Delhi will appear in court for the first time after police said they had forensic evidence to link them to the killing. AFP PHOTO/SAJJAD HUSSAIN (Photo credit should read SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Indian police personnel guide a vehicle, which is believed to be carrying the accused in a gangrape and murder case, at an entrance to Saket District Court in New Delhi on January 7, 2013. Five men charged with the brutal gang-rape and murder of a student in New Delhi will appear in court for the first time after police said they had forensic evidence to link them to the killing. AFP PHOTO/SAJJAD HUSSAIN (Photo credit should read SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Indian police personnel guide a vehicle, which is believed to be carrying the accused in a gangrape and murder case, at an entrance to Saket District Court in New Delhi on January 7, 2013. Five men charged with the brutal gang-rape and murder of a student in New Delhi will appear in court for the first time after police said they had forensic evidence to link them to the killing. AFP PHOTO/SAJJAD HUSSAIN (Photo credit should read SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Indian police personnel stand guard at an entrance to Saket District Court in New Delhi on January 7, 2013. Five men charged with the brutal gang-rape and murder of a student in New Delhi will appear in court for the first time after police said they had forensic evidence to link them to the killing. AFP PHOTO/SAJJAD HUSSAIN (Photo credit should read SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Indian police personnel guide a vehicle, which is believed to be carrying the accused in a gangrape and murder case, at an entrance to Saket District Court in New Delhi on January 7, 2013. Five men charged with the brutal gang-rape and murder of a student in New Delhi will appear in court for the first time after police said they had forensic evidence to link them to the killing. AFP PHOTO/SAJJAD HUSSAIN (Photo credit should read SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Indian police personnel look on as a vehicle, which is believed to be carrying the accused in a gangrape and murder case, arrives at an entrance to Saket District Court in New Delhi on January 7, 2013. Five men charged with the brutal gang-rape and murder of a student in New Delhi will appear in court for the first time after police said they had forensic evidence to link them to the killing. AFP PHOTO/SAJJAD HUSSAIN (Photo credit should read SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • INDIA-RAPE-POLITICS-COURT

    Indian police personnel look on as a vehicle, which is believed to be carrying the accused in a gangrape and murder case, arrives at an entrance to Saket District Court in New Delhi on January 7, 2013. Five men charged with the brutal gang-rape and murder of a student in New Delhi will appear in court for the first time after police said they had forensic evidence to link them to the killing. AFP PHOTO/SAJJAD HUSSAIN (Photo credit should read SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • INDIA-RAPE-POLITICS-COURT

    Indian police personnel stand guard at an entrance to Saket District Court in New Delhi on January 7, 2013. Five men charged with the brutal gang-rape and murder of a student in New Delhi will appear in court for the first time after police said they had forensic evidence to link them to the killing. AFP PHOTO/SAJJAD HUSSAIN (Photo credit should read SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Indian police personnel escort a vehicle, which is believed to be carrying the accused in a gangrape and murder case, at an entrance to Saket District Court in New Delhi on January 7, 2013. Five men charged with the brutal gang-rape and murder of a student in New Delhi will appear in court for the first time after police said they had forensic evidence to link them to the killing. AFP PHOTO/SAJJAD HUSSAIN (Photo credit should read SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Indian police personnel drive a vehicle, which is believed to be carrying the accused in a gangrape and murder case, at an entrance to Saket District Court in New Delhi on January 7, 2013. Five men charged with the brutal gang-rape and murder of a student in New Delhi will appear in court for the first time after police said they had forensic evidence to link them to the killing. AFP PHOTO/SAJJAD HUSSAIN (Photo credit should read SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Indian police personnel look on as a vehicle, which is believed to be carrying the accused in a gangrape and murder case, arrives at an entrance to Saket District Court in New Delhi on January 7, 2013. Five men charged with the brutal gang-rape and murder of a student in New Delhi will appear in court for the first time after police said they had forensic evidence to link them to the killing. AFP PHOTO/SAJJAD HUSSAIN (Photo credit should read SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • A Delhi police van, background, believed to be carrying five men accused in a gang rape arrives at the district court, in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. The men, who were set to appear in court Monday, are accused of the Dec. 16 gang rape on a woman, who later died of her injuries, that has caused outrage across India, sparking protests and demands for tough new rape laws. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

  • A police officer clears the way for a police van believed to carrying five men accused in a gang rape as they arrive at the district court, in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. The men, who were set to appear in court Monday, are accused of the Dec. 16 gang rape on a woman, who later died of her injuries, that has caused outrage across India, sparking protests and demands for tough new rape laws. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

  • A police officer closes a gate after a Delhi police van, background, believed to be carrying five men accused in a gang rape arrived at the district court, in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. The men, who were set to appear in court Monday, are accused of the Dec. 16 gang rape on a woman, who later died of her injuries, that has caused outrage across India, sparking protests and demands for tough new rape laws. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

  • A Delhi police van believed to carrying the five men accused in a gang rape arrives at the district court, in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. The men, who were set to appear in court Monday, are accused of a Dec. 16 gang rape on a woman, who later died of her injuries, that has caused outrage across India, sparking protests and demands for tough new rape laws. (AP Photo/ Manish Swarup)

  • A police officer stands guard next to a police van believed to carrying the five men accused in a gang rape as they arrive at the district court, in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. The men, who were set to appear in court Monday, are accused of a Dec. 16 gang rape on a woman, who later died of her injuries, that has caused outrage across India, sparking protests and demands for tough new rape laws. (AP Photo/ Manish Swarup)

  • Indian police officers stand outside the district court where five men accused in a gang rape were brought to appear in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. The men, who were set to appear in court Monday, are accused of the Dec. 16 gang rape on a woman, who later died of her injuries, that has caused outrage across India, sparking protests and demands for tough new rape laws. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

  • Indian female police officers stand guard outside the district court where five men accused in a gang rape were brought to appear in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. The men, who were set to appear in court Monday, are accused of the Dec. 16 gang rape on a woman, who later died of her injuries, that has caused outrage across India, sparking protests and demands for tough new rape laws. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

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Indians wearing traditional Assamese attire play the khol, a traditional percussion instrument of Assam, in an attempt to create a Guinness record, in Titabar, about 350 kilometers (219 miles) east of Gauhati, India, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. A total of 14,833 people participated in the event, according to officials

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prince charles

'This Morning' launch You Can Be Heroes Week, Clarence House, London, ITV's flagship and multi award-winning daytime show This Morning will launch an extraordinary You Can Be Heroes Week from Monday 7th January with the help of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. Determined to sustain the positive atmosphere and pride that was felt throughout the UK following the hugely successful 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, The Prince admits it will be a challenge, but together with This Morning, hopes that the Great British public can maintain and build on the incredible goodwill and enthusiasm that was generated by the Games-makers and its vital volunteers

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reg dean

Britain's oldest man, Reg Dean, has died, aged 110 years and 63 days. The former United Reform Church minister, died on Saturday, according to an announcement by the Dalesmen Male Voice Choir in Derbyshire.

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Reg Dean during the Second World War.

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US President Barack Obama (2nd-L) talks with his daughter Malia (L) as First Lady Michelle Obama and Sasha follow upon their return at the White House in Washington, DC, Obama and his family returned in Washington, DC, from Hawaii where they had spent a Christmas vacation

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    President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, top, and daughters Sasha, middle, and Malia, bottom, walk down the steps from Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, as the first family returns from Hawaii. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

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    President Barack Obama waves to the media as he walks with daughter Malia Obama, on the first family's return from vacationing in Hawaii, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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    President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, left, smile as they are greeted at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013 as the first family returns from Hawaii. At bottom right is Malia Obama and Sasha is partially visible in the center. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

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    President Barack Obama waves as he exits Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, as the first family returns from Hawaii. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

  • Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Malia Obama, Sasha Obama

    President Barack Obama, with daughter Malia, and first lady Michelle Obama, with daughter Sasha, return from vacationing in Hawaii, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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    President Barack Obama exits Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, as the first family returns from Hawaii. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

  • Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Malia Obama, Sasha Obama

    President Barack Obama walks with daughter Malia, and first lady Michelle Obama, walks with daughter Sasha, as they return from vacationing in Hawaii, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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    First lady Michelle Obama, walks with daughter Sasha, as they return from vacationing in Hawaii, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

  • Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Sasha Obama, Malia Obama

    President Barack Obama, third from left, first lady Michelle Obama, right, and their daughters Malia, left, and Sasha, second from left, arrive on Air Force One, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., as they return from their Hawaii family vacation. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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    First dog Bo walks across the tarmac to a vehicle after arriving with the first family on Air Force One, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., as they return from their Hawaii vacation. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

  • Barack Obama, Malia Obama

    President Barack Obama walks with daughter Malia on the first family's return from vacationing in Hawaii, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

  • Barack Obama, Malia Obama

    President Barack Obama waves to the media as he walks with daughter Malia on the first family's return from vacationing in Hawaii, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

  • Barack Obama, Malia Obama

    President Barack Obama walks with daughter Malia on their from vacationing in Hawaii, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

  • Barack Obama, Michelle Obama

    President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive on Air Force One, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., as they return from their Hawaii vacation. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

  • Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Sasha Obama, Malia Obama

    President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Malia, left, and Sasha, second from left, arrive on Air Force One, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., as they return from their Hawaii family vacation. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

  • Michelle Obama, Sasha Obama

    First lady Michelle Obama and daughter Sasha smile together as they return from vacationing in Hawaii, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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People burn dried oak branches, the Yule log symbol, for the Orthodox Christmas Eve in front of the monastery of Gracanica, Kosovo. Kosovo Serbs celebrate Christmas according to the Julian Calendar.

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Andrejus Rascinski, aged nine, from Birmingham, waits to perform during the under-14 European Elvis Championships at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel, Birmingham. Elvis Presley impersonators from across the globe have gathered together to compete to be crowned EuropeÕs next big King. More than 70 wannabe rock and roll idols descended on the hotel to strut their sequinned stuff in front of judges in the European Elvis Championships. The annual event is held annually around Elvis' birthday weekend on January 8 and celebrates the musical and cultural icon who died at the age of 42, on August 16, 1977 The contest, which is the largest of its kind in Europe and is in its tenth year, will see the pelvis-swivelling winner of the grand prize awarded the accolade for best act, as well as a cash prize, a trip for two to Memphis, Tennessee, and a specially made jumpsuit created by designers who tailored Elvis' elaborate outfits

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    John Paul Melling aged 6 alias Johnny B Goode from Billinge, waits to perform during the under-14 European Elvis Championships at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel, Birmingham.

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    Elvis tribute artist Pat Bryne poses for pictures as he waits to perform during the European Elvis Championships in Birmingham, central England, on January 6, 2013. The championship brings Elvis fans and tribute artists from around the world to celebrate the King of Rock and Roll around his birthday on January 8. AFP PHOTO/BEN STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Elvis tribute artists Carl Ryder (left) from Birmingham and Steve Storm from Manchester pose as they wait to perform during the final of the European Elvis Championships at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel, Birmingham.

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    Elvis tribute artist Micky Vegas poses for pictures as he waits to perform during the European Elvis Championships in Birmingham, central England, on January 6, 2013. The championship brings Elvis fans and tribute artists from around the world to celebrate the King of Rock and Roll around his birthday on January 8. AFP PHOTO/BEN STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Elvis tribute singer Ben Thompson performs during the European Elvis Championships in Birmingham, central England, on January 6, 2013. The championship brings Elvis fans and tribute artists from around the world to celebrate the King of Rock and Roll around his birthday on January 8. AFP PHOTO/BEN STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Andrejus Rascinski, aged nine, from Birmingham, waits to perform during the under-14 European Elvis Championships at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel, Birmingham.

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    (Left - right) Elvis tribute artists Patrick Byrne from Essex, Nicky Vegas from Hinckley and Andy Wood from Leeds pose as they wait to perform during the final of the European Elvis Championships at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel, Birmingham.

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    Elvis tribute artist Carl Ryder from Birmingham performs during the final of the European Elvis Championships at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel, Birmingham.

  • European Elvis Championships - Birmingham

    Elvis tribute artists Patrick Byrne from Essex looks at his reflection in a mirror before performing during the final of the European Elvis Championships at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel, Birmingham.

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    Elvis tribute artists Carl Ryder from Birmingham and Steve Storm (right) from Manchester make final adjustments to their costumes in front of a mirror as they wait to perform during the final of the European Elvis Championships at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel, Birmingham.

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    Nicky Vegas from Hinckley on his way to perform during the final of the European Elvis Championships at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel, Birmingham.

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    Elvis tribute artist Pat Bryne poses for pictures as he waits to perform during the European Elvis Championships in Birmingham, central England, on January 6, 2013. The championship brings Elvis fans and tribute artists from around the world to celebrate the King of Rock and Roll around his birthday on January 8. AFP PHOTO/BEN STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

  • European Elvis Championships - Birmingham

    Andrejus Rascinski, aged nine, from Birmingham, waits to perform during the under-14 European Elvis Championships at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel, Birmingham.

  • European Elvis Championships - Birmingham

    (Left - right) Elvis tribute artists Patrick Byrne from Essex, Nicky Vegas from Hinckley and Andy Wood from Leeds pose as they wait to perform during the final of the European Elvis Championships at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel, Birmingham.

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    Elvis tribute artist Fisher Stevens performs during the final of the European Elvis Championships at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel, Birmingham.

  • European Elvis Championships - Birmingham

    A memorabilia stall at the European Elvis Championships at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel, Birmingham.

  • European Elvis Championships - Birmingham

    A memorabilia stall at the European Elvis Championships at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel, Birmingham.

  • European Elvis Championships - Birmingham

    A memorabilia stall at the European Elvis Championships at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel, Birmingham.

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Prime Minister David Cameron with host Andrew Marr during his appearance on the BBC programme the Andrew Marr Show, in London. Mr Cameron sidestepped questions over whether the UK would lose credibility if it lost its gold-plated AAA credit rating this year. Chancellor George Osborne has previously set great store by the status, which helps the Government borrow at attractive rates because it is at a very low risk of defaulting on its debt, but has appeared to be less hardline on its importance in recent weeks

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    Rupert Everett (left) and Prime Minister David Cameron during their appearance on the BBC programme the Andrew Marr Show, in London. Mr Cameron sidestepped questions over whether the UK would lose credibility if it lost its gold-plated AAA credit rating this year. Chancellor George Osborne has previously set great store by the status, which helps the Government borrow at attractive rates because it is at a very low risk of defaulting on its debt, but has appeared to be less hardline on its importance in recent weeks.

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    Prime Minister David Cameron with host Andrew Marr during his appearance on the BBC programme the Andrew Marr Show, in London. Mr Cameron sidestepped questions over whether the UK would lose credibility if it lost its gold-plated AAA credit rating this year. Chancellor George Osborne has previously set great store by the status, which helps the Government borrow at attractive rates because it is at a very low risk of defaulting on its debt, but has appeared to be less hardline on its importance in recent weeks.

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    Prime Minister David Cameron with host Andrew Marr during his appearance on the BBC programme the Andrew Marr Show, in London. Mr Cameron sidestepped questions over whether the UK would lose credibility if it lost its gold-plated AAA credit rating this year. Chancellor George Osborne has previously set great store by the status, which helps the Government borrow at attractive rates because it is at a very low risk of defaulting on its debt, but has appeared to be less hardline on its importance in recent weeks.

  • Andrew Marr Show

    Prime Minister David Cameron during his appearance on the BBC programme the Andrew Marr Show, in London. Mr Cameron sidestepped questions over whether the UK would lose credibility if it lost its gold-plated AAA credit rating this year. Chancellor George Osborne has previously set great store by the status, which helps the Government borrow at attractive rates because it is at a very low risk of defaulting on its debt, but has appeared to be less hardline on its importance in recent weeks.

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    Rupert Everett during his appearance on the BBC programme the Andrew Marr Show, in London. Sunday January 6, 2013. Mr Cameron sidestepped questions over whether the UK would lose credibility if it lost its gold-plated AAA credit rating this year. Chancellor George Osborne has previously set great store by the status, which helps the Government borrow at attractive rates because it is at a very low risk of defaulting on its debt, but has appeared to be less hardline on its importance in recent weeks.

  • Andrew Marr Show

    Prime Minister David Cameron during his appearance on the BBC programme the Andrew Marr Show, in London.Sunday January 6, 2013. Mr Cameron sidestepped questions over whether the UK would lose credibility if it lost its gold-plated AAA credit rating this year. Chancellor George Osborne has previously set great store by the status, which helps the Government borrow at attractive rates because it is at a very low risk of defaulting on its debt, but has appeared to be less hardline on its importance in recent weeks.

  • Andrew Marr Show

    Prime Minister David Cameron during his appearance on the BBC programme the Andrew Marr Show, in London. Sunday January 6, 2013. Mr Cameron sidestepped questions over whether the UK would lose credibility if it lost its gold-plated AAA credit rating this year. Chancellor George Osborne has previously set great store by the status, which helps the Government borrow at attractive rates because it is at a very low risk of defaulting on its debt, but has appeared to be less hardline on its importance in recent weeks.

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Jory Markiss, of Longmont, flies off the bull "Tapout" during the seventh annual Professional Bull Riders Invitational finals at Madison Square Garden in New York

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A member of the Bankside Mummers dresses as the 'Holly Man' as part of a Celebration of Twelfth Night performance near Shakespeare's Globe, Southwark, London

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Caspar Van Heertum of team BAS Dakar competes during the stage from Pisco to Pisco on day two of the 2013 Dakar Rally on January 6, 2013 in Pisco, Peru.

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Andre Hirigoyen of team XRaids competes during the stage from Pisco to Pisco on day two of the 2013 Dakar Rally on January 6, 2013 in Pisco, Peru.

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    PISCO, PERU - JANUARY 06: Lyndon Poskitt of team Front Row GB competes during the stage from Pisco to Pisco on day two of the 2013 Dakar Rally on January 6, 2013 in Pisco, Peru. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

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    Honda's biker Javier Pizzolito of Argentina competes during the Stage 2 of the Dakar 2013 in Pisco, Peru, on January 6, 2013. The rally will take place in Peru, Argentina and Chile from January 5 to 20. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Husqvarna biker Joan Barreda Bort of Spain competes competes during the Stage 2 of the Dakar 2013 in Pisco, Peru, on January 6, 2013. The rally will take place in Peru, Argentina and Chile from January 5 to 20. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    French Cyril Despres waits to start on his KTM before the Stage 2 of the Dakar 2013 in Pisco, Peru, on January 6, 2013. The rally will take place in Peru, Argentina and Chile from January 5 to 20. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

  • 2013 Dakar Rally - Day Two

    PISCO, PERU - JANUARY 06: Olivier Mutelet of team Al Desert competes during the stage from Pisco to Pisco on day two of the 2013 Dakar Rally on January 6, 2013 in Pisco, Peru. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

  • 2013 Dakar Rally - Day Two

    PISCO, PERU - JANUARY 06: Mikael Despontin of team Defi Suisse Dakar competes during the stage from Pisco to Pisco on day two of the 2013 Dakar Rally on January 6, 2013 in Pisco, Peru. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

  • 2013 Dakar Rally - Day Two

    PISCO, PERU - JANUARY 06: Caspar Van Heertum of team BAS Dakar competes during the stage from Pisco to Pisco on day two of the 2013 Dakar Rally on January 6, 2013 in Pisco, Peru. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

  • 2013 Dakar Rally - Day Two

    PISCO, PERU - JANUARY 06: Andre Hirigoyen of team XRaids competes during the stage from Pisco to Pisco on day two of the 2013 Dakar Rally on January 6, 2013 in Pisco, Peru. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

  • 2013 Dakar Rally - Day Two

    PISCO, PERU - JANUARY 06: Francisco Arredondo of team Arredondo competes during the stage from Pisco to Pisco on day two of the 2013 Dakar Rally on January 6, 2013 in Pisco, Peru. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

  • 2013 Dakar Rally - Day Two

    PISCO, PERU - JANUARY 06: Simon Pavey of team Delta Kunstaffe Husqvarna UK competes during the stage from Pisco to Pisco on day two of the 2013 Dakar Rally on January 6, 2013 in Pisco, Peru. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

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    Husqvarna biker Joan Barreda Bort of Spain competes competes during the Stage 2 of the Dakar 2013 in Pisco, Peru, on January 6, 2013. The rally will take place in Peru, Argentina and Chile from January 5 to 20. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Ktm's biker Pal Ullevalseter of Norway competes during the Stage 2 of the Dakar 2013 in Pisco, Peru, on January 6, 2013. The rally will take place in Peru, Argentina and Chile from January 5 to 20. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

  • 2013 Dakar Rally - Day Two

    PISCO, PERU - JANUARY 06: Ingo Waldschmidt of team Orobica competes during the stage from Pisco to Pisco on day two of the 2013 Dakar Rally on January 6, 2013 in Pisco, Peru. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

  • 2013 Dakar Rally - Day Two

    PISCO, PERU - JANUARY 06: Jamie Prohens of Tamarugal Honda Racing XC Rally Team competes during the stage from Pisco to Pisco on day two of the 2013 Dakar Rally on January 6, 2013 in Pisco, Peru. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

  • 2013 Dakar Rally - Day Two

    PISCO, PERU - JANUARY 06: Mario Patrao of team Bianchi Prata/Kia Vodafone competes during the stage from Pisco to Pisco on day two of the 2013 Dakar Rally on January 6, 2013 in Pisco, Peru. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

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    Honda's Pablo Quintanilla of Chile competes during the Stage 2 of the Dakar 2013 in Pisco, Peru, on January 6, 2013. The rally will take place in Peru, Argentina and Chile from January 5 to 20. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    KTM's rider Cyril Despres of France competes during the Stage 2 of the Dakar 2013 in Pisco, Peru, on January 6, 2013. The rally will take place in Peru, Argentina and Chile from January 5 to 20. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    France's Regis Delahaye drives his Buggy during the Stage 2 of the Dakar 2013 in Pisco, Peru, on January 6, 2013. The rally will take place in Peru, Argentina and Chile from January 5 to 20. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Toyota's driver Giniel De Villiers of South Africa competes during the Stage 2 of the Dakar 2013 in Pisco, Peru, on January 6, 2013. The rally will take place in Peru, Argentina and Chile from January 5 to 20. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    France's Regis Delahaye drives his Buggy during the Stage 2 of the Dakar 2013 in Pisco, Peru, on January 6, 2013. The rally will take place in Peru, Argentina and Chile from January 5 to 20. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    France's Guerlain Chicherit repairs his buggy during the Stage 2 of the Dakar 2013 in Pisco, Peru, on January 6, 2013. The rally will take place in Peru, Argentina and Chile from January 5 to 20. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Netherlands' Peter Van Merkstein of Toyota competes during the Stage 2 of the Dakar 2013 in Pisco, Peru, on January 6, 2013. The rally will take place in Peru, Argentina and Chile from January 5 to 20. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Buggy's driver Carlos Sainz of Spain arrives at the end of the Stage 2 of the Dakar 2013 between Pisco and Pisco, Peru, on January 6, 2013. The rally will take place in Peru, Argentina and Chile from January 5-20. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Netherlands' Frans Verhoeven rides his Yamaha during the Stage 2 of the Dakar 2013 in Pisco, Peru, on January 6, 2013. The rally will take place in Peru, Argentina and Chile from January 5 to 20. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Mini's driver Leonid Novitskiy (C) of Russia competes during the Stage 2 of the Dakar 2013 between Pisco and Pisco, Peru, on January 6, 2013. The rally will take place in Peru, Argentina and Chile from January 5 to 20. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Buggy's driver Carlos Sainz of Spain arrives at the end of the Stage 2 of the Dakar 2013 between Pisco and Pisco, Peru, on January 6, 2013. The rally will take place in Peru, Argentina and Chile from January 5-20. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Russian Boris Gadasin drives his G-Force Proto during the Stage 2 of the Dakar 2013 in Pisco, Peru, on January 6, 2013. The rally will take place in Peru, Argentina and Chile from January 5 to 20. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    KTM's rider Cyril Despres of France competes during the Stage 2 of the Dakar 2013 in Pisco, Peru, on January 6, 2013. The rally will take place in Peru, Argentina and Chile from January 5 to 20. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    KTM's rider Ruben Faria (C) of Portugal competes during the Stage 2 of the Dakar 2013 in Pisco, Peru, on January 6, 2013. The rally will take place in Peru, Argentina and Chile from January 5 to 20. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    France's David Casteu rides his Yamaha during the Stage 2 of the Dakar 2013 in Pisco, Peru, on January 6, 2013. The rally will take place in Peru, Argentina and Chile from January 5 to 20. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    KTM's rider Cyril Despres of France competes during the Stage 2 of the Dakar 2013 in Pisco, Peru, on January 6, 2013. The rally will take place in Peru, Argentina and Chile from January 5 to 20. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

  • 2013 Dakar Rally - Day Two

    PISCO, PERU - JANUARY 06: Rudolfo Bollero of team Los Peraltes Racing competes during the stage from Pisco to Pisco on day two of the 2013 Dakar Rally on January 6, 2013 in Pisco, Peru. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

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    France's Pascal Thomasse drives his Buggy during the Stage 2 of the Dakar 2013 in Pisco, Peru, on January 6, 2013. The rally will take place in Peru, Argentina and Chile from January 5to 20. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    David Casteau of France rides his Yamaha during the Stage 2 of the Dakar 2013 in Pisco, Peru, on January 6, 2013. The rally will take place in Peru, Argentina and Chile from January 5 to 20. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    KTM's rider Cyril Despres of France competes during the Stage 2 of the Dakar 2013 in Pisco, Peru, on January 6, 2013. The rally will take place in Peru, Argentina and Chile from January 5 to 20. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Nasser Al-Attiyah , Lucas Cruz , Don Hatton

    Driver Nasser Al-Attiyah of Qatar and co-driver Lucas Cruz of Spain race past KTM rider Don Hatton, right, of Canada who got stuck in the sand during the 2nd stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally in Pisco, Peru, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. The race finishes in Santiago, Chile, on Jan. 20. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

  • Julian Villarrubia , Philippe Cavelius

    Yamaha rider Julian Villarrubia of Spain, left, gets stuck in the sand as KTM rider Philippe Cavelius of France, right, races past him, right, during the 2nd stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally in Pisco, Peru, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. The race finishes in Santiago, Chile, on Jan. 20. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

  • Driver Carlos Sainz of Spain and German co-driver Timo Gottschalk compete in the 2nd stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally in Pisco, Peru, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. The race finishes in Santiago, Chile, on Jan. 20. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

  • Marek Dabrowski

    KTM rider Marek Dabrowski of Poland competes in the 1st stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally between Lima Pisco, Peru, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. The race finishes in Santiago, Chile, on Jan. 20. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

  • Driver Carlos Sainz of Spain and German co-driver Timo Gottschalk compete in the 2nd stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally in Pisco, Peru, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. The race finishes in Santiago, Chile, on Jan. 20. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

  • Leonid Novistkiy ,Konstantin Zhiltsov,

    Leonid Novistkiy and co-driver Konstantin Zhiltsov, both of Russia, compete in the 2nd stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally in Pisco, Peru, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. The race finishes in Santiago, Chile, on Jan. 20. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

  • Giniel de Villiers , Dirk Von Zitzewitz

    Giniel de Villiers of South Africa and co-driver Dirk Von Zitzewitz of Germany compete in the 2nd stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally in Pisco, Peru, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. The race finishes in Santiago, Chile, on Jan. 20. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

  • Nasser Al-Attiyah , Lucas Cruz

    Driver Nasser Al-Attiyah of Qatar and co-driver Lucas Cruz of Spain competes in the 2nd stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally in Pisco, Peru, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. The race finishes in Santiago, Chile, on Jan. 20. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

  • Krzysztof Holowczyc, Filipe Palmeiro

    Krzysztof Holowczyc of Poland and co-driver Filipe Palmeiro of Portugal compete in the 2nd stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally in Pisco, Peru, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. The race finishes in Santiago, Chile, on Jan. 20. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

  • Nasser Al-Attiyah , Lucas Cruz ,Don Hatton

    Driver Nasser Al-Attiyah of Qatar and co-driver Lucas Cruz of Spain race past KTM rider Don Hatton of Canada who got stuck in the sand during the 2nd stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally in Pisco, Peru, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. The race finishes in Santiago, Chile, on Jan. 20. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

  • Lukasz Laskawiec

    Lukasz Laskawiec of Poland races his quad during the 2nd stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally in Pisco, Peru, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. The race finishes in Santiago, Chile, on Jan. 20. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

  • Eric Vigouroux , Jean Brucy,

    Eric Vigouroux and co-driver Jean Brucy, both of France, compete in the 2nd stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally in Pisco, Peru, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. The race finishes in Santiago, Chile, on Jan. 20. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

  • Cyril Despres

    KTM rider Cyril Despres of France competes in the 2nd stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally in Pisco, Peru, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. The race finishes in Santiago, Chile, on Jan. 20. (AP Photo/Jacky Naegelen, Pool)

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People dressed as angels and the Three Kings walk during a traditional epiphany march in the old district of Vilnius, Lithuania, on January 6, 2013.

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People dressed as oxen and the Three Kings walk during a traditional epiphany march in the old district of Vilnius, Lithuania, on January 6, 2013.

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    People dressed as angels and the Three Kings walk during a traditional epiphany march in the old district of Vilnius, Lithuania, on January 6, 2013. AFP PHOTO / PETRAS MALUKAS (Photo credit should read PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    People dressed as the Three Kings walk during a traditional epiphany march in the old district of Vilnius, Lithuania, on January 6, 2013. AFP PHOTO / PETRAS MALUKAS (Photo credit should read PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    People dressed as oxen and the Three Kings walk during a traditional epiphany march in the old district of Vilnius, Lithuania, on January 6, 2013. AFP PHOTO / PETRAS MALUKAS (Photo credit should read PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    People dressed as angels and the Three Kings walk during a traditional epiphany march in the old district of Vilnius, Lithuania, on January 6, 2013. AFP PHOTO / PETRAS MALUKAS (Photo credit should read PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images)

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Pope Benedict XVI celebrates the Epiphany Mass at the St. Peter's Basilica on January 6, 2013 in Vatican, Rome, Italy. During the ceremony the pontiff named four new bishops including his personal secretary Georg Gaenswein.

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