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Rain falls on oil sheen on the surface of the Gulf of Mexico near the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil well leak off the coast of Louisiana Thursday, July 15, 2010. Crew members onboard the Pacific Responder oil skimming vessel prepared to skim oil this morning, but operations were put on standby after lightning was spotted nearby. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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Iraqis gather as firefighters respond to a fire in a five-story hotel in Sulaimaniyah, 160 miles northeast of Baghdad, Friday, July 16, 2010. At least 29 people were killed, including foreigners, police and hospital officials said on Friday. (AP Photo)

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This picture released by Iran's official Islamic Republic News Agency shows the scene of the bomb blast in the city of Zahedan, 940 miles southeast of Tehran Thursday, July 15, 2010. (AP Photo/Islamic Republic News Agency, IRNA)

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A guard stands at the entrance to a gated village near Beijing, waiting to check the papers of anyone coming in or out. Guards also roam the villages during the day.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS In this image taken from video provided by BP PLC at 6:45 a.m. EDT Thursday July 15, 2010, oil flows from one of three valves of the new 75-ton cap atop the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico as testing continues Thursday. BP engineers working to choke the flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico found a leak on a line attached to the side of the new well cap and were trying to fix it Thursday before attempting to stop the crude.

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Planks stick out of the mud of a 32-foot-long (9.75 meters) 18th century boat at the World Trade Center site on Thursday, July 15, 2010 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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The homes at 221 and 223 11th St. SE have been renovated by local builders J.D. Schmidt and Jesse Connell. They are priced from $1,250,000 to $1,350,000.

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The kitchen in the Berkley model at the Duke in Old Town Alexandria has a breakfast bar. The Berkley flat has 1,557 square feet and is priced from $654,990 to $667,810. Three-level town homes also are available.

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Philippines workers try to arrange a tarpaulin Wednesday from a billboard that collapsed on top of a house south of Manila due to strong winds from Typhoon Conson. (Associated Press)

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Residents push a stalled passenger "jeepney" Wednesday just hours after a typhoon blew through Manila and other provinces in the Philippines. The Philippines' first typhoon of the year, called Conson, had barreled toward the country's east coast Tuesday, prompting flight and ferry cancellations, school closures and warnings of floods and landslides. (Associated Press)

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Xu Xiaoqi (second from left) protests Wednesday outside a government office building in Beijing in support of victims of forced evictions. (Courtesy of Xu Xiaoqi)

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Residents wade through a flooded street in Las Pinas, Philippines, south of Manila, on Wednesday, July 14, 2010, hours after typhoon Conson lashed Manila and nearby areas. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

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A Muslim Filipino fixes the roof of his shanty after strong winds from typhoon Conson tore down several shanties around a mosque in Manila on Wednesday, July 14, 2010. The first typhoon to lash the Philippines this year killed at least 26 people and left some 38 others missing. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

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Workers place a makeshift bridge on one of the beams of a collapsed crane brought down by strong winds from typhoon Conson on the South Luzon Expressway in suburban Manila on Wednesday, July 14, 2010. The Philippines' first typhoon of the year prompted flight and ferry cancellations, school closures, and warnings of floods and landslides. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

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Filipinos try to arrange a tarpaulin from a billboard that collapsed on top of a house because of strong winds from typhoon Conson in Muntinlupa, Philippines, south of Manila, on Wednesday, July 14, 2010. The first typhoon to lash the Philippines this year killed at least 26 people and left at least 38 others missing. No one was injured during this incident. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

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A barefoot mother pushes a tricycle with her children on board as they look for a dry place to spend the night after their shanty collapsed in the onslaught of typhoon Conson on Wednesday, July 14, 2010, at Taytay township, Rizal province, east of Manila. The Philippines' first typhoon of the year prompted flight and ferry cancellations, school closures, and warnings of floods and landslides. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

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Residents wade through a flooded street in Las Pinas, Philippines, south of Manila, on Wednesday, July 14, 2010, hours after typhoon Conson lashed the Manila area and other provinces. The Philippines' first typhoon of the year prompted flight and ferry cancellations, school closures, and warnings of floods and landslides. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

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A worker walks past damage brought by strong winds from typhoon Conson at a roof-deck basketball court in suburban Manila on Wednesday, July 14, 2010. The Philippines' first typhoon of the year prompted flight and ferry cancellations, school closures, and warnings of floods and landslides. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

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Residents fix their shanties along a coastal road after typhoon Conson hit Las Pinas, Philippines, south of Manila, on Wednesday, July 14, 2010. The Philippines' first typhoon of the year prompted flight and ferry cancellations, school closures, and warnings of floods and landslides. AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

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Residents fix their shanties along a coastal road after typhoon Conson hit Las Pinas, Philippines, south of Manila, on Wednesday, July 14, 2010. The Philippines' first typhoon of the year prompted flight and ferry cancellations, school closures, and warnings of floods and landslides. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)