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This work was supported by the National Science Foundation, Award No. DMR-1006323 and by Award No. KUS-C1-018-02, made by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). Use of the Advanced Photon Source, operated by Argonne National Laboratory, was supported by the U.S. DOE under Contract No. DE-AC02-06CH11357. We acknowledge Prof. D.L. Koch for helpful discussions.