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Animal rights activists toast with sparkling wine to celebrate Catalonia's parliament decision to ban bullfights on their northeastern region, in Madrid on Wednesday, July 28, 2010. Lawmakers in Catalonia outlawed bullfighting Wednesday, making it Spain's first major region to do so after an impassioned debate that pitted the rights of animals against preserving a pillar of traditional culture. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

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A huge column of smoke from the West Fire can be seen from the highway near the city of Tehachapi, Calif., from 50 miles away in photo taken west bound on highway 58. About 30 to 40 homes have been lost to the wildfire. Officials said 150 structures were threatened and about 200 firefighters were on the scene, along with waterdropping aircraft. (AP Photo/Mike Meadows.)

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** FILE ** Bright flames light up the side of this hill, north of Kernville, Calif., Tuesday, July 27, 2010. A fire in Sequoia National Forest has destroyed six homes, charred eight square miles and forced the evacuation of 122 juvenile offenders attending a forestry camp near the California town of Kernville. (AP Photo/The Bakersfield Californian, Casey Christie)

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A Kern County helicopter makes a water drop on a hot spot, north of Kernville, Calif., Tuesday, July 27, 2010. A fire in Sequoia National Forest has destroyed six homes, charred eight square miles and forced the evacuation of 122 juvenile offenders attending a forestry camp near the California town of Kernville. (AP Photo/The Bakersfield Californian, Casey Christie)

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A home, bottom center, is threatened by a wildfire that erupted Tuesday, July 27, 2010 and spread quickly near Tehachapi Calif. More than 30 homes were lost in the small hill community of Old West Ranch and another 150 structures were threatened, firefighters said Tuesday. The area is about 70 miles north of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mike Meadows)

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Kern County Fire Department Safety Officer Ernia Candelario Jr. secures an area of the fire in Riverkern, Calif., Tuesday, July 27, 2010. A fire in Sequoia National Forest has destroyed six homes, charred eight square miles and forced the evacuation of 122 juvenile offenders attending a forestry camp near the California town of Kernville. (AP Photo/The Bakersfield Californian, Casey Christie)

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U.S. Forest Service firefighter, Brant Machado, with the Fulton Hotshots, lights a backburn along Sierra Highway, near Riverkern, Calif., Tuesday, July 27, 2010. A fire in Sequoia National Forest has destroyed six homes, charred eight square miles and forced the evacuation of 122 juvenile offenders attending a forestry camp near the California town of Kernville. (AP Photo/The Bakersfield Californian, Casey Christie)

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A tree fallen by Sunday's storm blocks a street in Silver Spring, Md., near Washington, Monday, July 26, 2010. It could take days to restore power to hundreds of thousands of people in and around Washington after a storm downed power lines and trees and left four people dead, officials said Monday. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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The 2011 Chevrolet Volt electric car will cost $41,000 before government rebates when it goes on sale - about $8,000 more than its closest rival, the all-electric Nissan Leaf. (Associated Press)

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A tree fallen by Sunday's storm blocks a street in Silver Spring, Md., near Washington, Monday, July 26, 2010. It could take days to restore power to hundreds of thousands of people in and around Washington after a storm downed power lines and trees and left four people dead, officials said Monday. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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A tree, downed by Sunday's storm, blocks a street in Silver Spring on Monday. The storm left hundreds of thousands without power. (Associated Press)

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A group of Boy Scouts shield themselves from heavy rain in Washington on July 25, 2010. A set of powerful, fast-moving storms passed through the D.C. region Sunday, uprooting large trees and causing thousands of power outages across the area. (UPI/Kevin Dietsch)

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A volunteer holds a Kemp's ridley turtle hatchling before releasing it into the Gulf of Mexico on Monday, July 26, 2010 at Padre Island National Seashore, Texas. Hundreds of endangered baby sea turtles embarked on a new life in the Gulf of Mexico on Monday with federal biologists hoping that by the time the tiny critters get as far east as the BP spill, the toxic oil will largely be gone. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

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Hundreds of Kemp's ridley turtle hatchlings make their way through the surf after being released into the Gulf of Mexico on Monday, July 26, 2010 at Padre Island National Seashore, Texas. Hundreds of endangered baby sea turtles embarked on a new life in the Gulf of Mexico on Monday with federal biologists hoping that by the time the tiny critters get as far east as the BP spill, the toxic oil will largely be gone. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

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A trio of Kemp's ridley turtle hatchlings make their way through the surf after being released into the Gulf of Mexico on Monday, July 26, 2010 at Padre Island National Seashore, Texas. Hundreds of endangered baby sea turtles embarked on a new life in the Gulf of Mexico on Monday with federal biologists hoping that by the time the tiny critters get as far east as the BP spill, the toxic oil will largely be gone. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

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A Kemp's ridley turtle hatchling makes its way through the surf after being released into the Gulf of Mexico on Monday, July 26, 2010 at Padre Island National Seashore, Texas. Hundreds of endangered baby sea turtles embarked on a new life in the Gulf of Mexico on Monday with federal biologists hoping that by the time the tiny critters get as far east as the BP spill, the toxic oil will largely be gone. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

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A Kemp's ridley turtle hatchling makes its way through the surf after being released into the Gulf of Mexico on Monday, July 26, 2010 at Padre Island National Seashore, Texas. Hundreds of endangered baby sea turtles embarked on a new life in the Gulf of Mexico on Monday with federal biologists hoping that by the time the tiny critters get as far east as the BP spill, the toxic oil will largely be gone. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

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A technician (below) controls an unmanned electric-powered vehicle in Parma by a remote device. The vehicles, equipped with four laser scanners and seven video cameras that work in concert to detect and help avoid obstacles. (Associated Press)

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Water from Iowa's Maquoketa River surges over the bridge of the Delhi Dam as areas surrounding the river continue to flood on Saturday, July 24, 2010. (AP Photo/The Gazette, Julie Koehn)