A customer with a shopping bag walks out from a luxury shop in Shanghai, China, on Wednesday Dec. 22, 2010. Many shops offer the Christmas and year-end sales to attract the consumers.
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A pair of 10-story high robotic cranes, the world's largest animatronics spectacle created by Emmy Award winner Jeremy Railton "dance" during an outdoor show at Resorts World Sentosa, one of Singapore's main tourist attractions on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010.
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Anna Chapman, who was deported from the U.S. on charges of espionage, walks to the stage to join the leaders of Young Guards, a pro-Kremlin youth movement she joined, in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010. Former spy Anna Chapman has publicly reaffirmed her allegiance to Russia and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin by joining the youth wing of his United Russia party. She was exposed in the United States along with nine other so-called sleeper agents in an FBI sting operation and deported back to Russia this summer.
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Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin wrestles down an unidentified sportsman as he visits a sports center, in St. Petersburg on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010.
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A road is blocked by floods in the area of Silverado Canyon, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010. Storm runoff and mud has prompted the evacuation of about 30 people in the area.
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Feroz, 30, an Indian Muslim artist dressed like Hindu god Shiva performs during a cultural event in Allahabad, India, Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010.
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Researchers and students offer books to police officers during a protest against the government-proposed education reforms which are being discussed in the Italian senate, in Milan, Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010. Students in cities across Italy are again taking to the streets to protest university budget cuts that are expected to be approved by parliament.
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Ice accumulate on the river Spree next to the Reichstag building, which houses the German parliament Bundestag, in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010.
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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, gestures as he arrives to interact with students of Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010. Medvedev is the last in a stream of powerful world leaders to visit India this year, underscoring how a country once seen as a global underachiever has emerged as a sought after trading partner for the world's flagging economies and an important regional power.
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A man celebrates after winning a portion the main prize of Spain's Christmas lottery with the number 79250 in Palleja, Spain, Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010. Spain's beloved Christmas lottery known as "El Gordo" (The Fat One) spread 2.3 billion euro ($3 billion) in holiday cheer Wednesday in a country facing 20 percent unemployment. This year, the top prize known, like the lottery itself, as El Gordo went to the number 79250. Tickets bearing that number were sold in the Madrid area, Barcelona, Alicante in the east and other cities ranging from the Basque region in the north to Tenerife in the Canary Islands.
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