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写真 | 2009年 07月 16日 22:10 JST

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<p>Prison inmates perform during a tribute to late pop icon Michael Jackson at  prison grounds in Cebu city in central Philippines June 27, 2009. More than 1500 prisoners, reprised their world famous prison dance based on Michael Jackson's "Thriller" on YouTube years back, in a tribute to the late "King of Pop"on Saturday in Cebu provincial prison.   REUTERS/Erik de Castro  (PHILIPPINES SOCIETY ENTERTAINMENT OBITUARY)</p>

Prison inmates perform during a tribute to late pop icon Michael Jackson at prison grounds in Cebu city inmore

Prison inmates perform during a tribute to late pop icon Michael Jackson at prison grounds in Cebu city in central Philippines June 27, 2009. More than 1500 prisoners, reprised their world famous prison dance based on Michael Jackson's "Thriller" on YouTube years back, in a tribute to the late "King of Pop"on Saturday in Cebu provincial prison. REUTERS/Erik de Castro (PHILIPPINES SOCIETY ENTERTAINMENT OBITUARY)

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<p>A man dressed as a cardinal sits and reads a paper displaying an advert for 'Soul Power', a film showing at the Glastonbury Festival 2009 in south west England June 28, 2009.   REUTERS/Luke MacGregor   (BRITAIN ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY)</p>

A man dressed as a cardinal sits and reads a paper displaying an advert for 'Soul Power', a film showing atmore

A man dressed as a cardinal sits and reads a paper displaying an advert for 'Soul Power', a film showing at the Glastonbury Festival 2009 in south west England June 28, 2009. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor (BRITAIN ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY)

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<p>A dismissed worker of Triumph International Philippines uses a bra to cover her face during a demonstration in front of the Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE) in Manila June 30, 2009. Triumph International last week announced that they would be closing down their Philippines operations in August and over 1600 workers will be retrenched as a result, according to the protest organizer.    REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco  (PHILIPPINES POLITICS EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS CONFLICT IMAGES OF THE DAY)</p>

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A dismissed worker of Triumph International Philippines uses a bra to cover her face during a demonstration in front of the Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE) in Manila June 30, 2009. Triumph International last week announced that they would be closing down their Philippines operations in August and over 1600 workers will be retrenched as a result, according to the protest organizer. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco (PHILIPPINES POLITICS EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS CONFLICT IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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<p>A visitor stands in front of a science-fiction film replica head at the exhibition 'Robots - From Motion to Emotion ?' at the Museum fuer Gestaltung (museum of design) in Zurich June 30, 2009. Around 200 exhibits, ranging from historical automata to robots in the household, in industry, in medicine and in the military to toy robots are shown until October 4, 2009. The head is a replica of the T-800 Endoskeleton of the movie Terminator 2 from 1991.   REUTERS /Arnd Wiegmann (SWITZERLAND ENTERTAINMENT SCI TECH)</p>

A visitor stands in front of a science-fiction film replica head at the exhibition 'Robots - From Motion tomore

A visitor stands in front of a science-fiction film replica head at the exhibition 'Robots - From Motion to Emotion ?' at the Museum fuer Gestaltung (museum of design) in Zurich June 30, 2009. Around 200 exhibits, ranging from historical automata to robots in the household, in industry, in medicine and in the military to toy robots are shown until October 4, 2009. The head is a replica of the T-800 Endoskeleton of the movie Terminator 2 from 1991. REUTERS /Arnd Wiegmann (SWITZERLAND ENTERTAINMENT SCI TECH)

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<p>A girl walks in a rented plastic sphere on the Ostanskinsky pond in Moscow July 1, 2009, with an Orthodox church in the background. People are turning to water-based activities to cool off from a hot summer day. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin  (RUSSIA SOCIETY RELIGION IMAGES OF THE DAY)</p>

A girl walks in a rented plastic sphere on the Ostanskinsky pond in Moscow July 1, 2009, with an Orthodox cmore

A girl walks in a rented plastic sphere on the Ostanskinsky pond in Moscow July 1, 2009, with an Orthodox church in the background. People are turning to water-based activities to cool off from a hot summer day. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin (RUSSIA SOCIETY RELIGION IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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<p>The Bund, on the bank of the Huang Pu River, is seen under re-construction as part of a city facelift for the upcoming 2010 World Expo, in Shanghai July 1, 2009. Shanghai, which is hosting the 2010 World Expo, is spending more than $700 million to spruce up the Bund, whose name comes from an Anglo-Indian term for a river embankment, and turn the area into a pedestrian-only zone.     REUTERS/ Aly Song (CHINA BUSINESS SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)</p>

The Bund, on the bank of the Huang Pu River, is seen under re-construction as part of a city facelift for tmore

The Bund, on the bank of the Huang Pu River, is seen under re-construction as part of a city facelift for the upcoming 2010 World Expo, in Shanghai July 1, 2009. Shanghai, which is hosting the 2010 World Expo, is spending more than $700 million to spruce up the Bund, whose name comes from an Anglo-Indian term for a river embankment, and turn the area into a pedestrian-only zone. REUTERS/ Aly Song (CHINA BUSINESS SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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<p>Children stand on "The Ledge" and look down through a glass floor 1,353 feet (412 meters) above Wacker Drive in Chicago July 1, 2009. The Ledge is part of Skydeck Chicago located on the 103rd floor of the Sears Tower. It opens to the public on July 2. REUTERS/Frank Polich (UNITED STATES SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)</p>

Children stand on "The Ledge" and look down through a glass floor 1,353 feet (412 meters) above Wacker Drivmore

Children stand on "The Ledge" and look down through a glass floor 1,353 feet (412 meters) above Wacker Drive in Chicago July 1, 2009. The Ledge is part of Skydeck Chicago located on the 103rd floor of the Sears Tower. It opens to the public on July 2. REUTERS/Frank Polich (UNITED STATES SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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<p>Dancers from the Momix dance company performs during their show 'The Best of Momix' in Tel Aviv July 1, 2009.  REUTERS/Gil Cohen Magen (ISRAEL SOCIETY)</p>

Dancers from the Momix dance company performs during their show 'The Best of Momix' in Tel Aviv July 1, 200more

Dancers from the Momix dance company performs during their show 'The Best of Momix' in Tel Aviv July 1, 2009. REUTERS/Gil Cohen Magen (ISRAEL SOCIETY)

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<p>A diver in a panda outfit performs in an aquarium in Chiang Mai July 2, 2009, during an event to promote the offspring of female panda Lin Hui which resides in Chiang Mai Zoo, north of Bangkok. Lin Hui, a female panda on loan from China, gave birth to the baby panda in Thailand on May 27 after being artificially inseminated with her partner's sperm for a second time.    REUTERS/Phichaiyong Mayerku  (THAILAND SOCIETY ANIMALS)</p>

A diver in a panda outfit performs in an aquarium in Chiang Mai July 2, 2009, during an event to promote thmore

A diver in a panda outfit performs in an aquarium in Chiang Mai July 2, 2009, during an event to promote the offspring of female panda Lin Hui which resides in Chiang Mai Zoo, north of Bangkok. Lin Hui, a female panda on loan from China, gave birth to the baby panda in Thailand on May 27 after being artificially inseminated with her partner's sperm for a second time. REUTERS/Phichaiyong Mayerku (THAILAND SOCIETY ANIMALS)

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<p>A man dances with his rifle on his head during the festival of Moulay Abdessalam saint near Tetouan July 1, 2009. 
Thousands of pilgrims from all over Morocco attend every year the  pilgrimage to the saint's tomb, 40 km (25 miles) from Tetouan. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante (MOROCCO RELIGION SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)</p>

A man dances with his rifle on his head during the festival of Moulay Abdessalam saint near Tetouan July 1,more

A man dances with his rifle on his head during the festival of Moulay Abdessalam saint near Tetouan July 1, 2009. Thousands of pilgrims from all over Morocco attend every year the pilgrimage to the saint's tomb, 40 km (25 miles) from Tetouan. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante (MOROCCO RELIGION SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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<p>A model presents a creation by Savage Wear during a fashion show in an underground train in Berlin, July 2, 2009. REUTERS/Thomas Peter  (GERMANY ENTERTAINMENT)</p>

A model presents a creation by Savage Wear during a fashion show in an underground train in Berlin, July 2,more

A model presents a creation by Savage Wear during a fashion show in an underground train in Berlin, July 2, 2009. REUTERS/Thomas Peter (GERMANY ENTERTAINMENT)

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<p>Joey Chestnut (L) and Takeru Kobayashi of Japan (R) compete in the Nathan's annual hot dog eating contest in the Coney Island section of New York, July 4, 2009.   Chestnuts won by eating a record 68 hot dogs.  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (UNITED STATES ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY)</p>

Joey Chestnut (L) and Takeru Kobayashi of Japan (R) compete in the Nathan's annual hot dog eating contest imore

Joey Chestnut (L) and Takeru Kobayashi of Japan (R) compete in the Nathan's annual hot dog eating contest in the Coney Island section of New York, July 4, 2009. Chestnuts won by eating a record 68 hot dogs. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (UNITED STATES ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY)

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<p>Contestants participate in the Chap Olympiad 2009 in Bedford Square Gardens, in central London July 11, 2009. The annual event involves eccentric games and sports and is organised The Chap  magazine .  REUTERS/Luke MacGregor   (BRITAIN)</p>

Contestants participate in the Chap Olympiad 2009 in Bedford Square Gardens, in central London July 11, 200more

Contestants participate in the Chap Olympiad 2009 in Bedford Square Gardens, in central London July 11, 2009. The annual event involves eccentric games and sports and is organised The Chap magazine . REUTERS/Luke MacGregor (BRITAIN)

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<p>A vendor display a  belt buckle, resembling a pistol, in the Eastleigh neighbourhood of Nairobi, June 25, 2009. The bustling Eastleigh suburb has been the hub of business for Kenyan-Somalis and thousands of refugees escaping civil war in neighbouring Somalia for decades. But as people flee the continuing conflict in Somalia, the population is outgrowing Eastleigh's "Little Mogadishu" and Somalis are venturing into other parts of the city. Picture taken June 25, 2009. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya (KENYA SOCIETY CONFLICT BUSINESS)</p>

A vendor display a belt buckle, resembling a pistol, in the Eastleigh neighbourhood of Nairobi, June 25, 2more

A vendor display a belt buckle, resembling a pistol, in the Eastleigh neighbourhood of Nairobi, June 25, 2009. The bustling Eastleigh suburb has been the hub of business for Kenyan-Somalis and thousands of refugees escaping civil war in neighbouring Somalia for decades. But as people flee the continuing conflict in Somalia, the population is outgrowing Eastleigh's "Little Mogadishu" and Somalis are venturing into other parts of the city. Picture taken June 25, 2009. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya (KENYA SOCIETY CONFLICT BUSINESS)

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<p>A child participates in the first "chivi chana" tournament in Havana, June 27, 2009.  The "chivi chana" is a toy sled made of wood which is popular amongst urban Cuban youth and is also used as transport by residents of mountainous provinces. REUTERS/Enrique De La Osa (CUBA SOCIETY)</p>

A child participates in the first "chivi chana" tournament in Havana, June 27, 2009. The "chivi chana" is more

A child participates in the first "chivi chana" tournament in Havana, June 27, 2009. The "chivi chana" is a toy sled made of wood which is popular amongst urban Cuban youth and is also used as transport by residents of mountainous provinces. REUTERS/Enrique De La Osa (CUBA SOCIETY)

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<p>A boy tries to show a "Kiliki" his toy during San Fermin festival's "Comparsa de gigantes y cabezudos" (Parade of the giants and the big heads) in Pamplona July 13, 2009. REUTERS/Susana Vera </p>

A boy tries to show a "Kiliki" his toy during San Fermin festival's "Comparsa de gigantes y cabezudos" (Parmore

A boy tries to show a "Kiliki" his toy during San Fermin festival's "Comparsa de gigantes y cabezudos" (Parade of the giants and the big heads) in Pamplona July 13, 2009. REUTERS/Susana Vera

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<p>A festival goer sleeps surrounded by bottles at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona July 12, 2009. REUTERS/Vincent West</p>

A festival goer sleeps surrounded by bottles at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona July 12, 2009. REUTERS/more

A festival goer sleeps surrounded by bottles at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona July 12, 2009. REUTERS/Vincent West

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<p>The sun shines down 42nd Street below the landmark "Chrysler Building" (R) in New York City at sunset during the biannual occurrence named "Manhattanhenge" in New York July 12, 2009. "Manhattanhenge", named by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, occurs when the setting sun aligns itself with the east-west grid of streets in Manhattan, allowing the sun to shine down all streets at the same time.   REUTERS/Mike Segar   </p>

The sun shines down 42nd Street below the landmark "Chrysler Building" (R) in New York City at sunset durinmore

The sun shines down 42nd Street below the landmark "Chrysler Building" (R) in New York City at sunset during the biannual occurrence named "Manhattanhenge" in New York July 12, 2009. "Manhattanhenge", named by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, occurs when the setting sun aligns itself with the east-west grid of streets in Manhattan, allowing the sun to shine down all streets at the same time. REUTERS/Mike Segar

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