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  •  - Activists hold up a banner depicting a $1 trillion note dripping with oil on Copacana beach

    Activists hold up a banner depicting a $1 trillion note dripping with oil on Copacana beach

    Posted: 6/17/2012 6:11:34 PM EST
    Activists hold up a banner depicting a $1 trillion note dripping with oil on Copacana beach June 17, 2012, ahead of the Rio+20 United Nations sustainable development summit. According to the organizers, the activists were calling on Rio+20 leaders to deliver a new plan to save the planet by shifting the nearly $1 trillion spent each year on fossil fuel subsidies to renewable energy and sustainable development. The Rio+20 United Nations sustainable development summit that will be held from June 20 to 22. REUTERS/Ana Carolina Fernandes (BRAZIL - Tags: ENVIRONMENT ENERGY CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
  •  - Activists hold up a banner depicting a $1 trillion note dripping with oil on Copacana beach

    Activists hold up a banner depicting a $1 trillion note dripping with oil on Copacana beach

    Posted: 6/17/2012 6:09:43 PM EST
    Activists hold up a banner depicting a $1 trillion note dripping with oil on Copacana beach June 17, 2012, ahead of the Rio+20 United Nations sustainable development summit. According to the organizers, the activists were calling on Rio+20 leaders to deliver a new plan to save the planet by shifting the nearly $1 trillion spent each year on fossil fuel subsidies to renewable energy and sustainable development. The Rio+20 United Nations sustainable development summit that will be held from June 20 to 22. REUTERS/Ana Carolina Fernandes (BRAZIL - Tags: ENVIRONMENT ENERGY CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
  •  - Workers erect scaffolding in front of advertising signs for foreign stores at a shopping mall in central Beijing

    Workers erect scaffolding in front of advertising signs for foreign stores at a shopping mall in central Beijing

    Posted: 5/28/2012 12:27:53 AM EST
    Workers erect scaffolding in front of advertising signs for foreign stores at a shopping mall in central Beijing May 28, 2012. China has increased efforts to support the economy in the face of a deepening European debt crisis and slowing demand at home, fast-tracking infrastructure investment, providing consumption subsidies in some household sectors and pushing ahead with financial reforms to help safeguard growth. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT LOGO CONSTRUCTION)
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    Posted: 5/24/2012 9:26:00 AM EST
    A miner stands behind a burning barricade in Montico, Spain, Thursday, May, 24, 2012. Eight Spanish coal miners are staging a protest underground as part of nationwide strike action by unions opposed to cuts in government subsidies to the sector. General Workers Union mining spokesman Victor Fernandez said some 8,000 workers took part Wednesday in the first of four strike days this month to protest subsidy reductions from euros300 million to euros110 million. Spain is applying across-the-board cutbacks as part of an economy overhaul aimed at slashing its swollen deficit and reducing the country's near 25 percent unemployment rate(AP Photo/Juan Manuel Serrano)
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    Posted: 5/17/2012 1:55:45 AM EST
    FILE - In this Dec. 26, 2011 file photo, journalists inspect Toyota Motor Corp.'s brand-new compact hybrid vehicle "Aqua" during its unveiling in Tokyo. Japan's Cabinet Office said Thursday, May 17, 2012, its economy grew at an annual rate of 4.1 percent for January-March as consumer spending got a huge lift from government subsidies for ecological vehicles that sent buyers to dealerships for hybrids and other fuel-efficient models. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)
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    Posted: 4/24/2012 2:00:47 PM EST
    A woman walks past cars buying fuel at a petrol station in Lagos, Nigeria, Tuesday, April 24, 2012. For the price of cheap gasoline, Nigeria paid billions of dollars into a corrupt government system of fuel subsidies that saw huge contracts awarded to shady companies without any oversight, according to a lawmakers' report. (AP Photos/Sunday Alamba)
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    Posted: 4/24/2012 2:00:47 PM EST
    A man buys fuel at a petrol station in Lagos, Nigeria, Tuesday, April 24, 2012. For the price of cheap gasoline, Nigeria paid billions of dollars into a corrupt government system of fuel subsidies that saw huge contracts awarded to shady companies without any oversight, according to a lawmakers' report. (AP Photos/Sunday Alamba)
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    Posted: 4/24/2012 2:00:46 PM EST
    A man leans against a price board at a Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation petrol station in Lagos, Nigeria, Tuesday, April 24, 2012. For the price of cheap gasoline, Nigeria paid billions of dollars into a corrupt government system of fuel subsidies that saw huge contracts awarded to shady companies without any oversight, according to a lawmakers' report. (AP Photos/Sunday Alamba)
  •  - A man talks on his mobile phone at the entrance of a China Mobile booth in Beijing

    A man talks on his mobile phone at the entrance of a China Mobile booth in Beijing

    Posted: 4/20/2012 5:46:22 AM EST
    A man talks on his mobile phone at the entrance of a China Mobile booth in Beijing, April 20, 2012. China Mobile Ltd, the world's biggest wireless carrier by subscribers, reported a 3.5 percent rise in first-quarter net profit as an increase mobile data use helped offset the impact of handset subsidies and declining voice revenue. REUTERS/Soo Hoo Zheyang (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS)
  •  - Nigeria's central bank governor, Sanusi Lamido, gestures during an interview with Reuters in Abuja

    Nigeria's central bank governor, Sanusi Lamido, gestures during an interview with Reuters in Abuja

    Posted: 4/19/2012 10:09:07 AM EST
    Nigeria's central bank governor, Sanusi Lamido, gestures during an interview with Reuters in Abuja April 18, 2012. Nigeria's 2012 budget allocation to pay fuel subsidies will run out before the end of the year, risking Africa's second biggest economy raiding its oil savings and borrowing more, Lamido told Reuters. Picture taken April 18, 2012. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde (NIGERIA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS ENERGY)
  •  - Nigeria's central bank governor, Sanusi Lamido, gestures during an interview with Reuters in Abuja

    Nigeria's central bank governor, Sanusi Lamido, gestures during an interview with Reuters in Abuja

    Posted: 4/19/2012 10:06:38 AM EST
    Nigeria's central bank governor, Sanusi Lamido, gestures during an interview with Reuters in Abuja April 18, 2012. Nigeria's 2012 budget allocation to pay fuel subsidies will run out before the end of the year, risking Africa's second biggest economy raiding its oil savings and borrowing more, Lamido told Reuters. Picture taken April 18, 2012. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde (NIGERIA - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS ENERGY)
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    Posted: 4/16/2012 1:30:57 PM EST
    Wind turbines are seen near the village of Piansano, 90 km (60 miles) north of Rome, April 16, 2012. Several European Union nations have been scaling back subsidies for renewable energy, including solar, as they try to pare back public spending amid the EU sovereign debt crisis. The Italian government said last week it will cut financial incentives for solar and other renewable energy, unleashing an outcry from investors who say the changes will slow the industry's growth in Italy. To match Interview SOLAR-FUND/ REUTERS/Max Rossi (ITALY - Tags: ENERGY BUSINESS)
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    To match Interview SOLAR-FUND/

    Posted: 4/16/2012 1:30:00 PM EST
    Wind turbines are seen near the village of Piansano, 90 km (60 miles) north of Rome, April 16, 2012. Several European Union nations have been scaling back subsidies for renewable energy, including solar, as they try to pare back public spending amid the EU sovereign debt crisis. The Italian government said last week it will cut financial incentives for solar and other renewable energy, unleashing an outcry from investors who say the changes will slow the industry's growth in Italy. To match Interview SOLAR-FUND/ REUTERS/Max Rossi (ITALY - Tags: ENERGY BUSINESS)
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    Posted: 4/16/2012 1:26:11 PM EST
    A wind turbine is seen near the village of Piansano, 90 km (60 miles) north of Rome, April 16, 2012. Several European Union nations have been scaling back subsidies for renewable energy, including solar, as they try to pare back public spending amid the EU sovereign debt crisis. The Italian government said last week it will cut financial incentives for solar and other renewable energy, unleashing an outcry from investors who say the changes will slow the industry's growth in Italy. To match Interview SOLAR-FUND/ REUTERS/Max Rossi (ITALY - Tags: ENERGY BUSINESS)
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    To match Interview SOLAR-FUND/

    Posted: 4/16/2012 1:23:56 PM EST
    A wind turbine is seen near the village of Piansano, 90 km (60 miles) north of Rome, April 16, 2012. Several European Union nations have been scaling back subsidies for renewable energy, including solar, as they try to pare back public spending amid the EU sovereign debt crisis. The Italian government said last week it will cut financial incentives for solar and other renewable energy, unleashing an outcry from investors who say the changes will slow the industry's growth in Italy. To match Interview SOLAR-FUND/ REUTERS/Max Rossi (ITALY - Tags: ENERGY BUSINESS)
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    To match Interview SOLAR-FUND/

    Posted: 4/16/2012 1:11:05 PM EST
    A wind turbine is seen near the village of Piansano, 90 km (60 miles) north of Rome, April 16, 2012. Several European Union nations have been scaling back subsidies for renewable energy, including solar, as they try to pare back public spending amid the EU sovereign debt crisis. The Italian government said last week it will cut financial incentives for solar and other renewable energy, unleashing an outcry from investors who say the changes will slow the industry's growth in Italy. To match Interview SOLAR-FUND/ REUTERS/Max Rossi (ITALY - Tags: ENERGY BUSINESS)
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    To match Interview SOLAR-FUND/

    Posted: 4/16/2012 1:06:31 PM EST
    A wind turbine is seen near sheep in the village of Piansano, 90 km (60 miles) north of Rome, April 16, 2012. Several European Union nations have been scaling back subsidies for renewable energy, including solar, as they try to pare back public spending amid the EU sovereign debt crisis. The Italian government said last week it will cut financial incentives for solar and other renewable energy, unleashing an outcry from investors who say the changes will slow the industry's growth in Italy. To match Interview SOLAR-FUND/ REUTERS/Max Rossi (ITALY - Tags: ENERGY BUSINESS ANIMALS)
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    To match Interview SOLAR-FUND/

    Posted: 4/16/2012 1:02:26 PM EST
    Wind turbines are seen near sheep in the village of Piansano, 90 km (60 miles) north of Rome, April 16, 2012. Several European Union nations have been scaling back subsidies for renewable energy, including solar, as they try to pare back public spending amid the EU sovereign debt crisis. The Italian government said last week it will cut financial incentives for solar and other renewable energy, unleashing an outcry from investors who say the changes will slow the industry's growth in Italy. To match Interview SOLAR-FUND/ REUTERS/Max Rossi (ITALY - Tags: ENERGY BUSINESS ANIMALS)
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    Posted: 4/3/2012 2:02:18 PM EST
    Dutch child psychologist Denise Dulcic cooks in a home for elderly people in Amsterdam April 3, 2012. Dulcic has suffered first-hand the economic downturn and fiscal squeeze that is gripping the Netherlands and says she is "just surviving". When the government cut back on subsidies for the disabled in a package of austerity measures intended to bring a bloated budget deficit under control, Dulcic's contract working with disabled youths at a secondary school was not renewed. To match Feature DUTCH-ECONOMY/ REUTERS/Michael Kooren (NETHERLANDS - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS)
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    Posted: 4/3/2012 2:00:11 PM EST
    Dutch child psychologist Denise Dulcic cooks in a home for elderly people in Amsterdam April 3, 2012. Dulcic has suffered first-hand the economic downturn and fiscal squeeze that is gripping the Netherlands and says she is "just surviving". When the government cut back on subsidies for the disabled in a package of austerity measures intended to bring a bloated budget deficit under control, Dulcic's contract working with disabled youths at a secondary school was not renewed. To match Feature DUTCH-ECONOMY/ REUTERS/Michael Kooren (NETHERLANDS - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS)