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Kim Clijsters, of Belgium, returns the ball to Vera Zvonareva, of Russia, during the women's championship match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

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USA's Kevin Durant celebrates after scoring a basket against Russia during the quarterfinal round at the World Basketball Championship, Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, in Istanbul, Turkey. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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Turkey Russia USA Bas_Star.jpg

ASSOCIATED PRESS USA's Kevin Love, left, challenges Russia's Andrey Vorontsevich during the quarterfinal round at the World Basketball Championship, Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, in Istanbul, Turkey.

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In this image made from television, the wreckage of a car destroyed in a suicide car attack is seen near the entrance to a market in Vladikavkaz, North Caucasus, Russia, Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010. A suicide car bomber hit the central market of Vladikavkaz on Thursday, killing dozens and wounding more than 100 people in one of the worst terror attacks in the volatile region in years, officials said. (AP Photo/Russia 24)

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In this image made from television, the wreckage of a car destroyed in a suicide car attack is seen in a square outside a market in Vladikavkaz, North Caucasus, Russia, Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010. A suicide car bomber hit the central market of Vladikavkaz on Thursday, killing more than a dozen and wounding more than 130 people in one of the worst terror attacks in the volatile region in years, officials said. (AP Photo/AP Television News)

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In this image made from television, emergency workers push a cart with the body of a victim after a suicide car attack in a square outside a market in Vladikavkaz, North Caucasus, Russia, Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010. A suicide car bomber hit the central market of Vladikavkaz on Thursday, killing more than a dozen and wounding more than 130 people in one of the worst terror attacks in the volatile region in years, officials said. (AP Photo/AP Television News)

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Russia Caucasus Viole_Thir.jpg

In this image made from television, the wreckage of a car destroyed in a suicide car attack is seen near the entrance to a market in Vladikavkaz, North Caucasus, Russia, Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010. A suicide car bomber hit the central market of Vladikavkaz on Thursday, killing dozens and wounding more than 100 people in one of the worst terror attacks in the volatile region in years, officials said.

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Russia's head coach David Blatt gestures to his players during their World Basketball Championship round of 16 match against New Zealand in Istanbul, Turkey, Monday, Sept. 6, 2010. (AP Photo/Ibrahim Usta)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Maria Sharapova of Russia returns the ball to Jarmila Groth of Australia during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010.

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In this photo taken Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin speaks with road makers, not seen, while traveling on a newly opened highway Chita- Khabarovsk, in Russia's Far Eastern region of Amur, some 3,800 miles southeast of Moscow. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin, Pool)

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Caroline Wozniacki, of Denmark, lifts her trophy after defeating Nadia Petrova, of Russia, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, in the women's final of the Pilot Pen tennis tournament in New Haven, Conn., on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)

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Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, right, shakes hands while visiting the construction site of a new launch facility, the Cosmodrome Vostochny, outside Uglegorsk, some 3,600 miles (5800 kilometers) east of Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010. Russia will launch its manned space missions from a new center in the Far East in 2018, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Saturday, as the country seeks greater independence for its space program. (AP Photo/Alexei Druzhinin, Pool)

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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2009, file photo, Melanie Oudin, of the United States, serves to Maria Sharapova, of Russia, during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. (AP Photo/Paul J. Bereswill, File)

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Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin holds a crossbow as he sits on a rubber boat at the Olga Harbor of Kamchatka Peninsula during a scientific expedition, to study grey whales on Wednesday, Aug.25, 2010. (AP Photo/ RIA Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin, pool)

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Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin aims a crossbow as he is on a rubber boat at the Olga Harbor of Kamchatka Peninsula during a scientific expedition, to study grey whales on Wednesday, Aug.25, 2010. (AP Photo/ RIA Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin, pool)

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Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair (left), envoy of the Middle East Quartet, which comprises the United Nations, European Union, United States and Russia, meets with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010. Mr. Blair on Tuesday called on Israelis and Palestinians to bring serious proposals to a new round of peace talks set to start Sept. 2. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

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Caroline Wozniacki from Denmark holds up the trophy after beating Vera Zvonareva from Russia in the final at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament Monday, Aug. 23, 2010 in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press,Paul Chiasson)

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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, left, listens to his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari during their meeting in the Bocharov Ruchei residence near Russia's Black Sea resort of Sochi, Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Dmitry Astakhov, Presidential Press Service)

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A1999 photo shows the Russian nuclear submarine Kursk in the Barents Sea near Severomorsk,Russia. The Kursk, one of the biggest and newest submarines in the Russian navy, is trapped at a depth of 354 feet, above the Arctic Circle in the Barents Sea, and rescue attempts continue Tuesday August 15, 2000. (AP Photo)

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This1999 photo shows the Russian nuclear submarine Kursk in the Barents Sea near Severomorsk, Russia. The Kursk, one of the biggest and newest submarines in the Russian navy, is trapped at a depth of 354 feet, above the Arctic Circle in the Barents Sea and rescue attempts continue Tuesday August 15, 2000. (AP Photo)