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May 27, 2010

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Due to a power outage, a shopkeeper serves his customers by battery-powered lights in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, on Thursday. In the shadows of Dubai's illuminated skyscrapers, residents of the neighboring emirate of Sharjah are looking for refuge from scorching Gulf heat as the oil-rich nation struggles through another summer of power failures.

PHOTO: Farhad Berahman/AP

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