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Director Peter Jackson, right, poses with his daughter Katie on the red carpet at the premiere of his new film "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," at the Embassy Theatre, in Wellington, New Zealand, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/SNPA, Ross Setford)

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Australia granted former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson a visa as week after New Zealand declined. (Associated Press)

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A logo designed by “The Hobbit” artist Daniel Reeve will help transform Wellington, New Zealand, into a Middle-earth mecca, which will include an artisan festival selling small-folk paraphernalia. (Wellington City council via Associated Press)

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U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta laughs Sept. 21, 2012, with Auckland War Memorial Museum director Roy Clare (left) in an elevator at the museum in Auckland, New Zealand, after presenting medals to New Zealand Defense Force Service members for their service in Afghanistan. (Associated Press)

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U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta applauds after presenting New Zealand Army Capt. Jason Tinsley, left, a U.S. Army Commendation Medal for his service in Afghanistan, in the auditorium at the World War II Hall of Memories at the Auckland War Memorial Museum in Auckland, New Zealand, Friday, Sept. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Larry Downing, Pool)

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U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta (right) is welcomed to Auckland, New Zealand, by New Zealand's Minister of Defense Jonathan Coleman (center) and U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand David Huebner on Sept. 21, 2012. (Associated Press)

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Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta (right) speaks to reporters aboard his aircraft on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, on the way to official visits to Japan, China and New Zealand. (AP Photo/Larry Downing, Pool)

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US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, center, speaks with New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, left, and Cook Island Prime Minister Henry Puna, right, while posing for the family photo during the Pacific Island Forum Post-Forum Dialogue in Rarotonga, Cook Islands, Friday, Aug. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Jim Watson, Pool)

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Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, one of the many Tinseltown backers of President Obama’s re-election bid, has “outsourced” film work on movies supposedly set in the United States to Canada, Britain, Italy, New Zealand and Mexico. (Associated Press)