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Elderly people argue with a bank worker as they were allowed to withdraw a maximum of €120 for the week in Athens on Jul 6, 2015. Greece’s Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis resigned following Sunday’s referendum as the majority of voters said “no” to more austerity measures. (AP/Emilio Morenatti)

Malaysian men watch the trading board at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur on Jul 6, 2015. Asian markets mostly fell as investors reacted to Greece's sound rejection of terms set by its international creditors, deepening uncertainties over its status. (Photo: AP/Vincent Thian)

Finnish President Sauli Niinisto speaks at the opening of the 24th Annual Session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly in Helsinki, Finland on Jul 6, 2015. The theme for the session is Recalling the Spirit of Helsinki, a reference to the Helsinki Final Act in 1975. (AFP/Lehtikuva/Antti Aimo-Koivisto)

An Indian woman offers early-morning prayers or a 'puja' at a ghat on the banks of the Betawa River in Orchha in the state of Madhya Pradesh on Jul 6, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Rebecca Conway)

Tibetans in exile wearing traditional costume perform during a procession to mark the 80th birthday of their spiritual leader the Dalai Lama at the Namgyal School in Kathmandu on Jul 6, 2015. Thousands of Tibetans gathered to mark the Dalai Lama's 80th birthday. (Photo: AFP/Prakash Mathema)

Thailand customs officials display seized ivory during a press conference in Bangkok on Jul 6, 2015. Thai authorities seized more than 200 kilograms of ivory hidden in luggage shipped out from Congo to Laos. (Photo: AP/Sakchai Lalit)

South Korean marines carry a rope during a Combined Joint Logistics Over-the-Shore exercise of U.S. and South Korea Combined Forces Command at the Anmyeon beach in Taean on Jul 6, 2015. The U.S. and South Korean military joint exercise are held from Jun 29 to Jul 9. (Photo: AP/Lee Jin-man)

Indigenous Australian performers hold a smoking ceremony to open NAIDOC Week, a national program that celebrates the National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee in Sydney on Jul 6, 2015, which grew in the 1920s. (AFP/Peter Parks)

Austin Dillon, driver of the #3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet, is involved in an on-track incident following the checkered flag during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway on Jul 6, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Patrick Smith/Getty/AFP)

Pakistan cricketer Shan Masood (C) tries to avoid a bouncer from Sri Lanka's Dhammika Prasad during the fourth day of the third and final Test cricket match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Pallekele on Jul 6, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Lakruwan Wanniarachchi)

Germany's Andre Greipel celebrates as he crosses the finish line ahead of Peter Sagan of Slovakia, left, to win the second stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 166 kilometers (103 miles) with start in Utrecht and finish in Neeltje Jans on Jul 5, 2015. (Photo: AP/Christophe Ena)

James Hahn reacts to a missed chip shot for an eagle on the 17th hole during the final round of the Greenbrier Classic golf tournament at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, US on Jul 5, 2015. Hahn finished the tournament at 11-under-par. (Photo: AP/Steve Helber)

Thai customs officials display seized ivory during a press conference in Bangkok. Thai authorities seized more than 200 kilogrammes of ivory hidden in luggage shipped out from Congo to Laos. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

South Korean marines carry a rope during a Combined Joint Logistics Over-the-Shore exercise of US and South Korea Combined Forces Command at the Anmyeon beach in Taean, South Korea. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Tibetan men perform a dance during celebrations to mark the 80th birthday of their spiritual leader the Dalai Lama in Kathmandu, Nepal. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

An Indonesian Muslim women sells cake ingredients during the holy month of Ramadan at a market in Jakarta. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

People in Athens read newspapers' headlines showing the results of Greece's referendum, as more than 61 per cent of Greek voters reject fresh austerity demands by the country's EU-IMF creditors, official results from over 95 per cent of polling stations showed. (AFP PHOTO/LOUISA GOULIAMAKI)

People celebrate in Athens after the first exit polls of the Greek referendum, as more than 61 per cent of Greeks reject further austerity dictated by the country's EU-IMF creditors. (AFP PHOTO/LOUISA GOULIAMAKI)

A peddler sells religious memorabilia prior to an open-air mass officiated by Pope Francis at Samanes Park in Guayaquil, Ecuador. (AFP PHOTO/RODRIGO BUENDIA)

Police clear away barricades to unblock a central avenue in the Armenian capital Yerevan that demonstrators had occupied for two weeks to protest hikes in electricity prices. (Karo Sahakyan/PAN Photo via AP)

Christie Rampone (C) of USA holds the World Cup Trophy after their 5-2 victory over Japan in the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 final at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, Canada. (Rich Lam/Getty Images/AFP)

South Africa’s captain Faf du Plessis (L) plays a shot as Bangladesh’s wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim watches during their first Twenty20 international cricket match in Dhaka. (AP Photo/ A.M. Ahad)

The pack rides during the 159.5km third stage of the 102nd edition of the Tour de France cycling race between the Belgian cities of Antwerp and Huy. (AFP PHOTO/ERIC FEFERBERG)

Switzerland's Belinda Bencic returns to Belarus's Victoria Azarenka during the women's singles fourth round match on day seven of the 2015 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London. Azarenka won the match 6-2, 6-3. (AFP PHOTO/JUSTIN TALLIS)

The charred tail section of an Indonesian military C-130 Hercules aircraft is seen amid wrecked houses and a burning car following a crash in Medan. (AFP PHOTO/MUHAMMAD ZULFAN DALIMUNTHE)

Residents gather next to the crash site of a military Hercules plane in Medan, North Sumatra province, Indonesia. (AFP PHOTO/Muhammad ZULFAN DALIMUNTHE)

Relatives of victims grieve outside the Adam Malik hospital following an Indonesian Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft crash in Medan. (AFP PHOTO/ATAR)

NATO soldiers assess a wounded comrade at the site of a suicide attack on their military convoy in Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

A rainbow appears on the water sprayed from a fire engine as firemen extinguish a fire on a lumberyard at the south side of Beijing, China. The cause of the fire is under investigation and no casualties have been reported. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Journalists gather on a platform to take photos of a high-speed bullet train where a man set himself of fire, at Odawara station in Odawara, west of Tokyo. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

Police and student protesters push each other during a demonstration against unelected soldiers who make up a quarter of parliamentary seats, in Yangon, Myanmar. (AFP PHOTO/YE AUNG THU)

People wait outside of KFC's first branch restaurant in Yangon. The fried chicken retailer, one of the world's largest restaurant chains, is the first major US fast food retailer to open in Myanmar. (AFP PHOTO/Ye Aung THU)

Queen Maxima of the Netherlands exchanges pleasantries with Filipino farmers during her visit to a pineapple farm at Silang township, Cavite province, south of Manila, Philippines. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

Two boys look at the site of a car bomb attack in Sanaa. The explosion occurred near a military hospital in the Yemeni capital, causing dozens of casualties. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

Cars and trucks are stuck in a traffic jam on a highway leading to the Channel tunnel after striking workers invaded the Eurotunnel train tracks in Calais, northern France, in a protest against job cuts. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)

Luxembourg's Gilles Muller hits a return against France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga during the men's singles first round match on day two of the 2015 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London. (AFP PHOTO/GLYN KIRK)

Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) personnel demonstrate during the open day of Stonecutter Island Navy Base in Hong Kong to mark the 18th anniversary of the Hong Kong handover to China in Hong Kong, on Wednesday, July 1, 2015. (Photo: AP/Kin Cheung)

Libyan protesters set a portrait of United Nations envoy Bernardino Leon on fire during a demonstration outside the General National Congress (GNC) in Tripoli on July 1, 2015, against the UN-led negotiations to resolve the country's ongoing crisis. (Photo: AFP/Mahmud Turkia)

People walk past coffins prepared for the victims of a military plane that crashed onto a residential area on Tuesday, outside a hospital in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, on Wednesday, July 1, 2015. (Photo: AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

Elderly people march demanding their entire pensions during a protest in Athens, on Wednesday, July 1, 2015. (Photo: AP/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

Pro-China supporters march with Chinese national flags during a rally to mark the 18th anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China in Hong Kong, on Wednesday, July 1, 2015. (Photo: AP/Vincent Yu)

People play football amongst lorries parked on both carriageways of the M20 in Ashford, Kent, as strike action in Calais continues on what is predicted to be the UK's hottest day of the year so far, on Wednesday, July 1, 2015. (Photo: Gareth Fuller/PA via AP)

Protesters hold numbers to symbolize 300000 signatures against the use of coal in fossil-fuel power stations in Germany during a demonstration by numerous ecological groups in front of the Chancellery in Berlin on July 1, 2015. (Photo: AFP/John MacDougall)

Members of the public enjoy the warm weather in central London on July 1, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Niklas Halle'n)

A decorated skull stands in front of a Hallstatt panorama photo during the press preview of the exhibition 'Salz Berg Werk - Schatzkammer der Alpen (Salt Mountain Mine – Treasury of the Alps) at the Museum for Archaeology in Chemnitz, Germany, on July 1, 2015. (Photo: AP/Jens Meyer)

A USA supporter cheers for her team ahead of the semifinal football match between USA and Germany during their 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal on June 30, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Franck Fife)

Paraguay's forward Derlis Gonzalez (left) vies for the ball with Argentina's forward Angel Di Maria during their Copa America semifinal football match in Concepcion, Chile on June 30, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Juan Mabromata)

Chile's defender Mauricio Isla (left) and Peru's forward Paolo Guerrero jump for a header during their 2015 Copa America football championship semi-final match, in Santiago. (Photo: AFP/Pablo Porciuncula)

People line up to withdraw money from an ATM machine in central Athens. (Photo: AP/Emilio Morenatti)

Japan's Emperor Akihito (R) sees Myanmar President Thein Sein (L) off at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Jul 3, 2015. The leaders of Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar are in Tokyo to attend the Japan-Mekong Summit. (Photo: AFP/POOL/ Koji Sasahara)

Palestinians gather to cross the Qalandia checkpoint from the West Bank to Jerusalem for Friday prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, hours after a Palestinian teenager was killed by Israeli soldiers on the holy fasting month of Ramadan on Jul 3, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Abbas Momani)

Protesters from the women's group Gabriela march towards the US Embassy in Manila on Jul 3, 2015, denouncing the lopsided friendship between US and Philippines ahead of the Fourth of July celebrations which is celebrated in the Philippines as US-Philippines Friendship Day. (Photo: AP/Bullit Marquez)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) and Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel (L) attend a meeting of the German federal parliament, Bundestag, in Berlin, Germany on Jul 3, 2015. (Photo: AP/Michael Sohn)

Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott (C) meets US sailors on board the USS Blue Ridge in Sydney Harbour on Jul 3, 2015. The USS Blue Ridge is in Sydney ahead of the joint Australia-US-Japan military exercises known as the Talisman Sabre Operation which starts on Jul 5. (Photo: AFP/POOL/Tim Hunter)

A Union flag flies at half-staff on Buckingham Palace in London, to mark an official day of mourning one week since the deadly Tunisia beach attack that killed 38 people on Jul 3, 2015. (Photo: AP/Matt Dunham)

An Indian labourer takes a nap on a makeshift bed on a road divider in Chandni Chowk in the old quarters of New Delhi on Jul 3, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Prakash Singh)

South Africa wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock dives to catch a ball during a warm up T20 cricket match between Bangladesh Cricket Board XI and South Africa at The Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium in Narayanganj, on the outskirts of Dhaka on Jul 3, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Munir uz Zaman)

Dustin Brown of Germany returns a ball to Rafael Nadal of Spain during their singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London on Jul 2, 2015. (Photo: AP/Pavel Golovkin)

Cyclists pass as team Movistar with Colombia's Nairo Quintana (C-Rear) and Spain's Alejandro Valverde (C-L) rides during a training session two days before the start of the Tour de France cycling race near Utrecht, Netherlands on Jul 2, 2015. (Photo: AP/Laurent Cipriani)

Danny Lee, of New Zealand, hits up to the ninth green during the first round of the Greenbrier Classic golf tournament at Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. on Jul 2, 2015. Lee shot a 7-under-par 63. (Photo: AP/Steve Helber)

This handout photo provided by the Solar Impulse project shows Solar Impulse 2 as it is about to land in Hawaii with André Borschberg at the controls. The First Round-the-World Solar Flight will take 500 flight hours and cover 35,000km (21,748 miles), over five months. (AFP/Solar Impulse)

Palestinians carry the body of Mohammad Kosba, a 17-year-old Palestinian who killed by Israeli soldiers after he threw stones at their patrol close to the Qalandia checkpoint, during his funeral procession from the mosque to the cemetery in the West Bank refugee camp of Qalandia. (AFP/Thomas Coex)

A labour union member shouts slogans at the police during an anti-austerity protest calling to "Vote NO" outside of the in central Athens. Greece braced for more chaos on the streets as Athens and its creditors halted talks on resolving the country's deepening financial crisis. (AP/Petros Karadjias)

Tourists observe a minute of silence in memory of those killed the previous week by a gunman in front of the Riu Imperial Marhaba Hotel in Port el Kantaoui, on the outskirts of Sousse south of the capital Tunis. Tunisia arrested eight people in connection with the massacre. (AFP/Fethi Belaid)

Richard Gasquet of France makes a return to Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria during their singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon. (AP/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Dutch King Willem-Alexander (C) waves at people during celebrations marking 750 years of city rights in Oudewater. (AFP/ANP/Koen van Weel)

A member of the Medrano circus hoses down the circus's white tiger during hot weather in Limoges, France, as a blistering heatwave sweeps through Europe. (AFP/Pascal Lachenaud)

Singaporean president Tony Tan Keng Yam, (L), and Chinese President Xi Jinping smile as they stand at a bilateral signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. (AFP/POOL/Mark Schiefelbein)

Polish driver Robert Kubica and his co-driver Maciej Szczepaniak steer their Ford Fiesta RS WRC at Gorklo Special Stage during Lotos Rally Poland. (AFP/Janek Skarzynski)

Ferrari's German driver Sebastian Vettel arrives in the pits during the first practice session at the Silverstone circuit in Silverstone ahead of the British Formula One Grand Prix. (AFP/Andrej Isakovic)

Team Sky with Britain's Christopher Froome trains on their time-trial bicycles near Utrecht, Netherlands, ahead of the start of the three-week-long Tour de France cycling race over 3,360 kilometers or 2088 miles. (AP/Laurent Cipriani)

Richard Gasquet of France makes a return to Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria during their singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon. (AP/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Pope Francis waves to journalists as he boards an airplane for his trip to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay, on Jul 5, 2015 at Rome's Fiumicino International Airport. (Photo: AFP/Tiziana Fabi)

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras prepares to cast his ballot during the Greek referendum in Athens on Jul 5, 2015. Greek voters headed to the polls to vote in a historic, tightly fought referendum on whether to accept worsening austerity in exchange for more bailout funds. (AFP/Aris Messinis)

Human rights activists display a banner and placards showing support for 16-year-old Singaporean Amos Yee during a protest in Hong Kong on Jul 5, 2015. Yee was convicted in May this year on two criminal charges. (Photo: AFP/Dale De La Rey)

Riot police officers (green body suits) taking part in a simulated anti-terrorism exercise use a pole to carry a bag meant to contain explosives as lawmakers look on at the entrance of the parliament building at the national Diet in Tokyo on Jul 5, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Toshifumi Kitamura)

New members of the Afghan National Army attend their graduation ceremony at the Afghan Military Academy in Kabul, Afghanistan on July 5, 2015. Over 1200 Afghan National Army (ANA) graduated after receiving a 4-month training program in Kabul. (Photo: AP/Rahmat Gul)

An Indonesian child lays down as Muslims offer prayers at a mosque during Ramadan in Jakarta on Jul 5, 2015. More than 1.5 billion Muslim around the world are marking the month, during which believers abstain from eating, drinking and smoking from dawn until sunset. (Photo: AFP/Adek Berry)

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, second right, speaks during the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on Jul 5, 2015. (Photo: Baz Ratner/Pool Photo via AP)

Pakistanis cool themselves off under a water supply line, after temperature reached 39 degrees Celsius, in Islamabad, Pakistan on Jul 5, 2015. Many cities in Pakistan are facing heat wave conditions with temperatures reaching up to 47 degrees Celsius in some places. (Photoo: AP/Anjum Naveed)

Bangladesh cricketer Shakib Al Hasan plays a shot during the first T20 cricket match between Bangladesh and South Africa at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on Jul 5 , 2015. (Photo: AFP/Munir uz Zaman)

Pole-sitter Daniel Suarez, front right, and Brian Scott, front left, lead the field to start the NASCAR Xfinity series auto race at Daytona International Speedway on Jul 4, 2015, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (Photo: AP/David Graham)

Athletes jump during the Moto freestyle-battle Adrenaline FMX Riders in front of the Alexander Column on the Dvortsovaya Square in St. Petersburg on Jul 4, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Olga Maltseva)

Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Chris Owings (L) turns a double play while avoiding Colorado Rockies' Charlie Blackmon (19) on a ball hit by DJ LeMahieu in the first inning during a baseball game on Jul 4, 2015, in Phoenix. (Photo: AP/Rick Scuteri)