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The T-50 jets of Republic of Korea Air Force aerobatics team perform during a ceremony to mark the 1950 Incheon landing operations in Incheon, South Korea. In September 1950, the United Nations Forces landed in Incheon, just months after North Korea invaded the South. (AP/Ahn Young-joon)

Iraqi soldiers brandish their weapons during a military training exercise in the mainly Shiite southern city of Basra, before being deployed to the north of the city. Militants launched a major offensive last June in Iraq, overrunning large areas of five provinces. (AFP/Haidar Mohammed Ali)

Palestinian students play in a classroom at a United Nations school in Gaza City on the first day of the new school year. Half a million children in Gaza start the new school year three weeks late as a result of the 50-day war between Israel and Hamas that ended on August 26. (AFP/Mohammed ABED)

Supporters of Pakistani cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan gather during an anti-government protest in front of Parliament in Islamabad. Talks to end a long sit-in by anti-government protesters in Pakistan were deadlocked after authorities arrested dozens of demonstrators. (AFP/Farooq Naeem)

A recently-hatched Humboldt penguin chick is displayed at Manila Ocean Park. The penguin - the first ever hatched in the tropical Philippines - was born in July from two parents on exhibit at the park. (AFP/Jay Directo)

A Filipino boatman passes by a flooded village sitting beside a swollen river as it slowly recedes in suburban Quezon city. Fast-moving typhoon Kalmaegi blew out of the northern Philippines after causing flash floods and landslides. (AP/Aaron Favila)

A Pro-Union 'No' supporter poses with pin badges during a rally in Edinburgh. Scots head to the polls for an independence referendum that could end its three centuries old union with England and create Europe's newest country since the collapse of Yugoslavia. (AFP/Ben Stansall)

Volunteers pose for photos near three official mascots of the the 2014 Incheon Asian Games (from L) Barame, Chumuro and Vichuon, near the 17th Asian Games Athletes' Village in Incheon, west of Seoul, South Korea. The games will be held from September 19 to October 4. (AP/Lee Jin-man)

Switzerland's Roger Federer serves to Italy's Fabio Fognini during the fourth tennis match of the Davis Cup semi-final between Switzerland and Italy in Geneva. (AFP/Fabrice Coffrini)

Robert Whitaker of Great Britain riding Catwalk IV competes in the individual jumping equestrian on the final day of the Masters tournament at Spruce Meadows in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Derek Leung/Getty Images/AFP)

US centre DeMarcus Cousins (R) vies with Serbia's forward Nemanja Bjelica during their 2014 FIBA World basketball championships final match at the Palacio de los Deportes in Madrid. (AFP/Javier Soriano)

South Korean Lydia Ko competes in the Evian Championship in the French Alps town of Evian-les-Bains, a major tournament on the women's calendar. (AFP/Jeff Pachoud)

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A baboon is seen in a cage in the quarantine ward of the zoo in Abidjan. Many people are abandoning their monkeys at the zoo as they fear to catch the Ebola virus. (AFP/Sia Kambou)

People take photos in front of the Kowloon skyline during a thunderstorm in Hong Kong caused by Typhoon Kalmaegi on Sep 16, 2014. (AFP/Xaume Olleros)

Mayon volcano spews a small amount of white smoke as seen from Legaspi City, Albay province, southeast of Manila on Sep 16, 2014. Philippine authorities on Sep 16 ordered people living close to the volcano to evacuate, warning a dangerous eruption may occur within weeks. (AFP/Charism Sayat)

A toy dolphin is seen in front of the White House in Washington, DC during a rally against the slaughter of dolphins in Japan. (AFP/Mandel Ngan)

Wax figures of Formula One racing stars Sebastian Vettel (left) and Lewis Hamilton (right) were spotted at the Helix Bridge in Singapore on Tuesday (Sep 16). (Photo: Madame Tussauds Singapore)

Thick haze blankets Indonesia's Pekanbaru on September 16, 2014. Indonesia's parliament on September 16 agreed to ratify a regional agreement on cross-border haze as fires ripped through forests in the west of the country. (AFP/Forza Alfachrozie)

A child sits inside a state-run orphanage in Ba Vi district in Vietnam. US parents will be allowed to adopt Vietnamese children again, authorities said on Sep 16, 2014, ending a six-year ban imposed after charges of baby-selling and fraud but with new restrictions. (AFP/Hoang Dinh Nam)

An empty Air France check-in hall at the Orly airport on Sep 16, 2014. Stranded passengers voiced outrage on Sep 15 as French flag carrier Air France scrapped half its flights due to a pilots' strike in protest at company plans to expand its low-cost subsidiary Transavia. (AFP/Stephane De Sakutin)

A jet aerial tanker drops its load of fire retardant on a fire near Pollack Pines, California on Monday, September 15, 2014. The fire, which started on Sunday, has consumed more than 3,000 acres and forced the evacuation of dozens of homes. (AP/Rich Pedroncelli)

South Korean supporters for North Korean team wave "Unification flags" during the first round of the men's football match between North Korea and China during day 4 of the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, west of Seoul, on September 15, 2014. (AFP/Jung Yeon-Je)

People visit "The Auld Acquaintance" cairn, which is being built as a monument supporting the union of Scotland and the UK. The stone circle is being built as a mass participation project as a monument to togetherness, open to anyone who wishes to place a stone there. (AP/Matt Dunham)

Damaged aircraft seen at the international airport of San Jose del Cabo on September 15, 2014 after hurricane Odile knocked down trees and power lines in Mexico's Baja California peninsula. (AFP/Ronaldo Schemidt)

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Lava flows from the crater of Mayon volcano seen from Legazpi City, Albay province, southeast of Manila. Lava continued to cascade down the Philippines' most active volcano as authorities rushed to evacuate thousands ahead of a possible deadly eruption. (AFP/Charism Sayat)

Taiwan Navy's Perry-class frigate fires chaff during the annual Han Kuang military exercises off the east coast of Hualien, central Taiwan. (AP/Wally Santana)

Men move the bodies of cattle killed in flooding in northern India during clean-up operations in the Bemina area of Srinagar. Emergency officials have battled to rescue tens of thousands of people stranded by the floods, triggered by heavy monsoon rains. (AFP/Shahid Tantray)

Indian police detain Tibetan youths during a protest against a three-day visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping outside the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi. The presence in India of the Dalai Lama, Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, is a source of tension between India and China. (AFP/Sajjad Hussian)

Environmental activists picket the Bureau of Animal Industry to demand the revocation of permit of a marine mammal company's operation following the death of a false killer whale named "Tonka" at their adventure park at suburban Quezon city, northeast of Manila, Philippines. (AP/Bullit Marquez)

Servicemen of the pro-Ukrainian Shakhtarsk battalion shoot during an exercise on a range near eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol. The Ukrainian and European parliaments ratified a landmark pact at the heart of the ex-Soviet country's bloodiest crisis since independence. (AFP/Aleksey Chernyshev)

Police seal off the road leading to the Urumqi Intermediate People's court as the separatism trial of Ilham Tohti, a former economics professor at a university in Beijing, begins in Urumqi, China's Xinjiang region. Ilham Tohti is a prominent scholar from the Uighur minority. (AFP/Goh Chai Hin)

The remains of houses destroyed by fire sit in Weed, California. In just a few hours on Monday, wind-driven flames destroyed or damaged roughly 100 homes, a saw mill and a church in Weed. (AP/Rich Pedroncelli)

South Korean Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) members stand guard for the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, west of Seoul. The games will be held in the South Korea's west city from September 19 to October 4. (AP/Lee Jin-man)

Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia hits a return against Coco Vandeweghe of the US during their women's singles second round match at the Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament in Tokyo. (AFP/Kazuhiro Nogi)

Diogo of Uruguay's Penarol (L) heads the ball with Luis Mosquera of Colombia's Deportivo Cali during a Copa Sudamericana football match in Montevideo, Uruguay. The match ended in a 2-2 tie. (AP/Matilde Campodonico)

Pakistani cricket team skipper Misbah-ul-Haq poses with ICC World Cup 2015 trophy during a ceremony in front of Badshahi Masjid in Lahore. Pakistan welcomed the trophy as it arrived in the country on a global tour, with skipper Misbah-ul Haq vowing to win the 2015 tournament. (AFP/Arif Ali)

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A bust of Mahatma Gandhi is presented to Chinese President Xi Jinping (C) and his wife Peng Liyuan at Rajghat, the memorial to the independence leader, in New Delhi. Xi and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold talks aimed at boosting trade and Chinese investment. (AP/Saurabh Das)

Indian police personnel detain an exiled Tibetan youth (R) as he protests against a visit to India by Chinese President Xi Jinping at a metro construction site in New Delhi. (AFP/Chandan Khanna)

A United States soldier rappels during air assault training at the Camp Casey in Dongducheon, South Korea. About 200 US soldiers from the 2nd Infantry Division located in South Korea took part in the course focused on assault operations involving US Army rotary-wing aircraft. (AP/Ahn Young-joon)

Forensic experts collect evidence from a car outside a house in the Guildford area of Sydney. Australia's largest ever counter-terrorism raids detained 15 people and disrupted plans to "commit violent acts" against random members of the public. (AFP/Saeed Khan)

Pro-independence supporters gather at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh ahead of the referendum on Scotland's independence. Campaigners for and against Scottish independence scrambled for votes on the eve of the knife-edge independence referendum. (AFP/Lesley Martin)

A plane destroyed by Hurricane Odile sits overturned at Cabo San Lucas airport in Mexico. Desperate locals and tourists were in survival mode in the resort area of Los Cabos, with electrical and water service still out three days after Hurricane Odile made landfall. (AP/Victor R Caivano)

Protesters throw stones at police after a march against Ecuador's President Rafael Correa. At least 15 policemen were injured and several demonstrators arrested during marches both pro and against the government, police reported. (AFP/Rodrigo Buendia)

Security ask a demonstrator to move away before speeches by members of Occupy Central's banking and finance group outside the stock exchange building in Hong Kong. (AFP/Xaume Olleros)

Athletic Bilbao's forward Aritz Aduriz (R) vies with Shakhtar Donetsk's goalkeeper Andriy Pyatov (L) during their UEFA Champions League football match at the San Mames stadium in Bilbao, Spain. (AFP/Rafa Rivas)

Garbine Muguruza of Spain returns a shot against Jelena Jankovic of Serbia during their second round match of the Pan Pacific Open Tennis tournament in Tokyo, Japan. (AP/Koji Sasahara)

Malaysian badminton player Lee Chong Wei stretches after training at Gyeyang gymnasium during the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. (AFP/Prakash Singh)

Members of the Taiwanese team take part in a cycling training session at Incheon International Velodrome for the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. (AFP/Jung Yeon-je)

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Pro-union supporters celebrate as Scottish independence referendum results are announced at an event in Glasgow, Scotland. Scotland rejected independence in a referendum that left the United Kingdom intact but paved the way for a major transfer of powers away from London. (AFP/Andy Buchanan)

A pro-independence supporter is pictured in George Square in Glasgow, Scotland, following a defeat in the referendum on Scottish independence. (AFP/Andy Buchanan)

An Ukrainian serviceman is pictured on the top of an armoured vehicle, near the eastern town of Gorlivka in Donetsk district. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called for greater political and military support from Washington and tighter sanctions on Russia. (AFP/Anatolii Stepanov)

A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter holds a position in the Gwer district, 40 kilometres south of Arbil, the capital of the Kurdish autonomous region in northern Iraq. France said that it will follow the United States in launching air strikes against the Islamic State group in Iraq. (AFP/Safin Hamed)

Soldiers walk towards a Transall aircraft at the NATO airport in Hohn, northern Germany. Seven soldiers of German Federal forces fly to the Kurdish city Arbil to start the training of Kurdish fighters. (AFP/DPA/Daniel Reinhardt)

Rescuers use a rubber dinghy to rescue trapped residents after heavy monsoon rains spawned by tropical storm Fung-Wong flooded Marikina city, east of Manila, Philippines and most parts of the metropolis. (AP/Bullit Marquez)

File photo of people waiting to buy iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus outside an Apple store. (AP/Vincent Yu)

The Christ the Redeemer statue is lit up in green as a symbolic warning of the dangers of climate change, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The event is in support of the Global People’s Climate March which is asking for solutions to combat global climate change. (AP/Silvia Izquierdo)

A spectator holds Chinese and South Korean flags at the main entrance prior to the opening ceremony of the 17th Asian Games at Incheon Main Stadium in Incheon, South Korea. The 2014 Asian Games will take place between September 19 and October 4. (AFP/Pornchai Kittiwongsakul)

Sevilla's Colombian forward Carlos Bacca falls during the UEFA Europa League football match Sevilla FC vs Feyenoord Rotterdam at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Sevilla. (AFP/Cristina Quicler)

Garbine Muguruza of Spain returns a shot against Casey Dellacqua of Australia during their quarter-finals match of the Pan Pacific Open Tennis tournament in Tokyo. (AP/Koji Sasahara)

France's Fabien Foret rides his Kawasaki N°11 during a free practice session of the 37th Le Mans 24 hours endurance race in Le Mans, western France. Fifty- five motorcycles with 165 riders will participate on September 20 and 21 at the Le Mans 24-hours endurance race. (AFP/Jean Francois Monier)

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China's Sun Wenyan and Huang Xuechen compete in the final of the duets free routine synchronised swimming event during the 2014 Asian Games on Sep 20, 2014. The pair finished with a winning score of 185.1851, comfortably clear of Japan (181.5388).

Malaysian badminton player Lee Chong Wei stretches after training at Gyeyang gymnasium during the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon on Sep 18, 2014. Lee may have to finally find a way past his Chinese nemesis Lin Dan as he makes his last bid for Asian Games gold. (AFP/Prakash SINGH)

Artists perform during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Asian Games at the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium in Incheon. (AFP/Bay Ismoyo)

Evacuated residents cook their dinner at a basketball court turned evacuation centre in Marikina City, Manila. Heavy rains brought by the outer bands of Tropical Storm Fung-Wong shut down the Philippine capital, forcing tens of thousands to flee flooded homes. (AFP/Noel Celis)

Syrian Kurds carry their belongings after crossing into Turkey in the Sanliurfa province. Several thousand Syrian Kurds began crossing into Turkey fleeing IS fighters who advanced into their villages, prompting warnings of massacres from Kurdish leaders. (AFP/Ilyas Akengin)

An empty local market area is seen as the Sierra Leone government enforces a three day lock-down on movement of all people in a attempt to fight the Ebola virus in Freetown, Sierra Leone. (AP/ Michael Duff)

A young Palestinian hurls rocks at Israeli security forces (unseen) during clashes following a protest in the village of Kfar Qaddum in the occupied West Bank. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)

Mexican citizens wait to be evacuated with about 50 tourists aboard Mexican air force cargo plane to Mexico City from Mexico's Los Cabos following the blow from Hurricane Odile. (AP/Victor R Caivano)

The Christ the Redeemer statue is lit up in green as a symbolic warning of the dangers of climate change, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The event is in support of the Global People’s Climate March, in advance of the UN Climate Summit to be held on Sep 23. (AP/Silvia Izquierdo)

People wave “estelada” flags, symbolising Catalonia's independence, during a demonstration calling for the independence of Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain. (AP/Manu Fernandez)

Caterham driver Marcus Ericsson of Sweden (R) and Scuderia Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso of Spain (L) drive during the first practice session of the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix night race. (AFP/Mohd Rasfan)

Ana Ivanovic of Serbia hits a return against Lucie Safarova of Czech Republic during their women's singles quarter-final match at the Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament in Tokyo. (AFP/Kazuhiro Nogi)

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Syrian Kurds carry their belongings after crossing the border between Syria and Turkey near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, Turkey. Tens of thousands of Syrian Kurds flooded into Turkey, fleeing an onslaught by the Islamic State militant group. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)

A sign is pictured in front of a pyramid of shoes in Lyon, central France, during the annual demonstration by NGO Handicap International to denounce the use and sale of anti-personnel landmines. (AFP/Jeff Pachoud)

Activists hold mock dead bodies during a protest marking the 42nd declaration of Martial Law at the Armed Forces of the Philippines headquarters in Manila. The protest aims to honor and seek justice for those that died during martial law. (AFP/Noel Celis)

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Dragon supply ship lifts off from the launch pad on a resupply mission to the International Space Station in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The private spaceflight rocket is delivering a cargo capsule to the International Space Station. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP)

Servicemen of the pro-Ukrainian Aydar battalion patrol near the Ukrainian town of Scshastya in the region of Lugansk. NATO's top military commander expressed cautious optimism that a Ukrainian ceasefire would help end a pro-Kremlin uprising that has inflamed East-West ties. (AFP/Anatolii Boiko)

People ride a merry-go-round in front of St Paul church at the 181st Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich, southern Germany. The world's largest beer festival will be held from September 20 to Octocber 5. (AP/Matthias Schrader)

Paragliders perform acrobatic flight during the 41st Icare Cup paragliding festival in Saint Hilaire du Touvet, French Alps. The "Coupe Icare" dedicated to free flight, orchestrates all the various types of flying such as hang gliding and paragliding. (AP/Francois Mori)

Schalke's midfielder Kevin Prince Boateng vies for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match FC Schalke 04 vs Eintracht Frankfurt at the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany. (AFP/Patrik Stollarz)

Japan's swimmers compete in the team technical routine synchronised swimming event during the 2014 Asian Games at the Munhak Park Tae-hwan Aquatics Centre in Incheon, South Korea. (AFP/Martin Bureau)

Singapore's fencer Wong Ye Ying Liane (L) challenges Lin Po Heung of Hong Kong during the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. (Photo: Sport Singapore via Action Images)

South Korea's Kim Jae-bum (L) grapples with North Korea's Pak Hong-wi at the Dowon Gymnasium during the men's 81kg judo event of the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. (AFP/Indranil Mukherjee)

Ana Ivanovic of Serbia poses with a trophy after beating Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark in their final match to win the Pan Pacific Open Tennis tournament in Tokyo, Japan. (AP/Shizuo Kambayashi)

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