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A resident makes his way through floodwaters in Kalay, Sagaing Region, Upper Myanmar, as severe floodings across Myanmar hamper rescue efforts. (AFP PHOTO/SAI ZAW)

Dogs are seen on the roof of a ubmerged house in Kalay, upper Myanmar's Sagaing region, as monsoon rains brought misery to thousands across Myanmar. (AFP PHOTO/Ye Aung THU)

Police officers leave the scene with container holding metallic debris found on a beach in Saint-Denis on the French Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean, close to where a Boeing 777 wing part believed to belong to missing flight MH370 washed up last week. (AFP PHOTO/RICHARD BOUHET)

Hundreds of Taiwanese people and student protesters against changes to their curriculum march near the Ministry of Education in Taipei. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)

Indian policemen stop protesting Congress party workers during a third consecutive day of shutdown strike in Jammu. The protests were over the demand for the establishment of an All India Institute of Medical Sciences in the region. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

Firefighters watch a back burn while fighting the Rocky fire off highway 20 near Clear Lake, California. (AFP PHOTO/JOSH EDELSON)

Residents of Kurdyumivka look at an ammunition depot of the Ukrainian forces destroyed by pro-Russian separatists with Russian Krasnopol-guided shells in the village of Kurdyumivka, Donetsk region. (AFP PHOTO/ANATOLII STEPANOV)

People stand beside tents in the site dubbed "New Jungle", where migrants trying to cross the Channel to reach Britain have camped out, around the northern French port of Calais. (AFP PHOTO/FRANCOIS LO PRESTI)

Mikel Arteta (C) lifts the trophy as Arsenal players celebrate after beating Chelsea in the FA Community Shield football match at Wembley Stadium in north London. Arsenal won the game 1-0. (AFP PHOTO/GLYN KIRK)

Everton's Belgian striker Kevin Mirallas (L) vies with Villarreal's Nahuel Leiva during the Duncan Ferguson Testimonal pre-season friendly football match at Goodison Park in Liverpool, north west England. (AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS)

Park Inbee of South Korea poses with the trophy after winning the Women's British Open golf championship at the Turnberry golf course in Turnberry, Scotland. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

Canada's silver medalists Jennifer Abel and Francois Imbeau-Dulac perform during the mixed three-metre synchro springboard final at the Swimming World Championships in Kazan, Russia. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

Indian children play on a flooded street in Kolkata. Parts of the eastern city were flooded as the river Ganges burst its banks following heavy monsoon rains. (AFP Photo)

A resident swims through flood waters in Kalay, upper Myanmar's Sagaing region, as relentless monsoon rains trigger flash floods and landslides, destroying thousands of houses, farmland, bridges and roads. (AFP PHOTO/Ye Aung THU)

Cambodians walk on a friendship bridge between Cambodia and China after its inauguration ceremony in Takhmau, Kandal provincial town, south of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The bridge across the Tonle Bassac River opens to the public on Jul 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

A woman holds her baby as migrants rest in a park near the main railway station in Belgrade. Many of the migrants, among them children and elderly people, are trying to cross Macedonia and Serbia and enter the EU via Hungary. (AFP PHOTO/ALEXA STANKOVIC)

Firefighters extinguish a fire at a food storage unit destroyed as a result of shelling between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists in the town of Gorlivka, Donetsk region. (AFP PHOTO/ALEKSEY FILIPPOV)

Two burnt trucks reportedly set on fire by Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militants in Tunceli, eastern Turkey, as Ankara kept up its air campaign against the rebels' bases in northern Iraq. (AFP PHOTO/STRINGER)

A plume of smoke from the Rocky fire rises behind a fire truck near Clearlake, California, as thousands of firefighters battle raging wildfires in drought-parched California. (AFP PHOTO/JOSH EDELSON)

Portland Timbers goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey (R) makes a save against the San Jose Earthquakes during the second half of an MLS match in San Jose, California, USA. The teams tied 0-0. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Picture taken with an underwater camera shows Switzerland's Alexandre Haldemann competing in a preliminary heat of the men's 200m freestyle swimming event at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia. (AFP PHOTO/FRANCOIS XAVIER MARIT)

Denmark's Mie Oe Nielsen starts in the women's 100m backstroke semi-final at the Swimming World Championships in Kazan, Russia. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

Filipe Toledo of Brazil surfs during his semi-final heat at the US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, California, USA. (Michael Goulding/The Orange County Register via AP)

International Olympic Committee volunteers watch a live telecast of International Association of Athletics Federations President Lamine Diack speaking at the 128th IOC session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (L) shakes hands with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong after they conclude a press conference on Jul 29, 2015 at the Istana, or Presidential Palace, in Singapore. (Photo: AP/Joseph Nair)

Muhyiddin Yassin (C) waves to journalists as he arrives before a press conference at his residence in Kuala Lumpur on Jul 29, 2015, one day after he was ousted as Malaysia's Deputy Prime Minister following a cabinet reshuffle. (Photo: AFP/Mohd Rasfan)

Ahmet Bozoglan a member of China's Uighur minority, walks for his appearance at the North Jakarta District Court on terrorism charges in Jakarta, on Jul 29, 2015. He is due to be sentenced after being caught attempting to join an Islamic extremist group. (Photo: AFP/Bay Ismoyo)

Bangladesh's Attorney General Mahbubey Alam, (2nd-R) walks out of the Supreme Court during a review of a petition relating to the case of opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party senior leader Salauddin Quader Chowdhury, convicted of war crimes in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Jul 29, 2015. (AP/A.M. Ahad)

Indian school children pray during a condolence ceremony for former Indian President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam,, in Agartala, the capital of northeastern state of Tripura on Jul 29, 2015. He died on Jul 28, at the age of 83. (Photo: AFP/Arindam Dey)

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius addresses the Francophone media at the French embassy in Tehran upon his arrival in the Iranian capital on Jul 29, 2015. Fabius's visit comes after the conclusion of a landmark deal with the U.S. over the Islamic republic's nuclear program. (AFP/Behrouz Mehri)

'Kaya' (C), the first Humboldt penguin born at the Manila ocean park, prepares to receive frozen fish during her birthday celebration on Jul 29, 2015. Kaya was born on Jul 8, 2014 and is one of the main attractions of the park. (Photo: AFP/Ted Aljibe)

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach speaks during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur on Jul, 29, 2015. Malaysia is hosting the 128th IOC board meeting where the vote for the host cities of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games and the 2020 Youth Olympic Winter Games. (AP/Joshua Paul)

Sri Lankan cricketer Jeffrey Vandersay delivers a ball during a practice session at the R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium in Colombo on Jul 29, 2015. Sri Lanka and Pakistan first Twenty20 International match will be played at the stadium. (Photo: AFP/Ishara S Kodikara)

Conner Coffin cuts back on a wave at the U.S. Open of Surfing on Jul 28, 2015, in Huntington Beach, Calif. (Photo: Michael Goulding/The Orange County Register via AP) 

New York Yankees' Chris Young is congratulated by Brendan Ryan (R) after Young hit a grand slam against the Texas Rangers in the third inning of a baseball game on Jul 28, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. (Photo: AP/Tony Gutierrez)

Barcelona's Luis Alberto Suárez Díaz and Chelsea's Kenedy fight for control of the ball during the first half of an International Champions Cup soccer match in Washington on Jul 28, 2015. (Photo: AP/Carolyn Kaster)

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo (R) and First Lady Ariana Widodo (L) show the photograph of an orchid named after her, Dendrobium Ariana Jokowi, at the Botanical Gardens in Singapore. Indonesia's president is on a three-day state visit to Singapore. (AFP PHOTO/ROSLAN RAHMAN)

Britain's PM David Cameron (L) is greeted with flowers upon his arrival at Hanoi's international airport Noi Bai. Cameron is expected to meet Vietnam's top leaders during his visit aimed at boosting bilateral ties. (AFP PHOTO/POOL/HOANG DINH Nam)

First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon (2nd R) witnesses a signing ceremony between representatives of Chinese health companies and Scottish universities in Shanghai, China. (AP Photo)

An Indian resident moves her belongings to drier ground after flooding in a low-lying area on the banks of the River Ganges in Allahabad, as the water levels of the Ganges and Yamuna rivers rise after seasonal monsoon rainfall. (AFP PHOTO/SANJAY KANOJIA)

Pakistani residents remove fixtures from their house that has partially collapsed due to heavy rain in Peshawar, as the nationwide death toll from July's flash floods in various parts of Pakistan rose to 81. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

Israeli settlers scuffle with Israeli security forces as demolition begins on the so-called Dreinoff buildings under an Israeli High Court ruling, in the settlement of Beit El, north of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank. (AFP PHOTO/MENAHEM KAHANA)

Migrants prepare to disembark from the Irish Military ship L.E. Niamh upon its arrival in the port of Messina. More than 1,800 migrants have been picked up in the Mediterranean and 13 bodies recovered as the exodus from north Africa by boat endures. (AFP PHOTO/GIOVANNI ISOLINO)

Officials stand near a bus from St. Jude Family Worship Centre following a crash on Interstate 70 in Greenfield, Indiana, USA. Police say the bus was travelling from northwestern Indiana when it crashed in eastbound lanes about 32 kilometres east of Indianapolis. (Tom Russo/Daily Reporter via AP)

AC Milan's supporters cheer during a training session on the eve of the International Champions Cup football match between AC Milan and Real Madrid in Shanghai, China. (AFP PHOTO/JOHANNES EISELE)

Australia's Adam Voges (C) bats on the first day of the third Ashes cricket test match between England and Australia at Edgbaston in Birmingham, central England. (AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS)

Kyriakos Pontikeas of Greece (front) and Tony Azevedo of the USA (rear) challenge for the ball during the men's water polo preliminary round group B match between Greece and the USA at the Swimming World Championships in Kazan, Russia. Greece beat the USA by 11-10. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

Juan Monaco of Argentina returns a shot to Lucas Pouille of France at the ATP tennis tournament in Hamburg, Germany. (Daniel Bockwoldt/dpa via AP)

Residents wade through a flooded area adjacent to the banks of the river Sabarmati in Ahmedabad, as heavy seasonal monsoon rains fall in the western Indian states of Gujarat and Rajasthan. (AFP PHOTO/Sam PANTHAKY)

A member of a local shore cleaning association poses with a suitcase found on the same site where they also found a two-metre-long piece of plane wreckage that could be from the missing flight MH370,  in Saint-Andre, French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion. (AFP PHOTO/Linfo.re/Antenne Reunion)

Filipino rescuers evacuate a mock victim from a "collapsed structure" during a Metropolitan Manila-wide earthquake drill designed to boost preparedness in the country at the Veterans Memorial Medical Centre in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Released Myanmar journalist Min Wathan (C) is welcomed by his parents outside Insein Prison, in Yangon. More than 150 Chinese workers sentenced to life in prison for illegal logging were freed under a massive presidential pardon that included nearly 7,000 prisoners. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)

Actress Angelina Jolie Pitt (L), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees special envoy and co-founder of the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative, visits Jan Mai Kaung refugee camp in Myitkyina, Kachin State, Myanmar. (AP Photo/Hkun Lat)

A Dash aircraft drops fire retardant on a forest fire in the southern French region of Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey, north of the city of Nice. (AFP PHOTO/VALERY HACHE)

Protesters call attention to the alleged poaching of Cecil the lion, in the parking lot of Dr. Walter Palmer's River Bluff Dental Clinic in Bloomington, Minnesota. (Adam Bettcher/Getty Images/AFP)

Women and children rescued by Nigerian soldiers from Boko Haram extremists in the northeast of Nigeria arrive at the military office in Maiduguri, Nigeria. (AP Photo/Jossy Ola)

Tobias Mikkelsen (L) of Rosenborg of Norway scores a goal against goalkeeper Istvan Verpecz of Debreceni VSC of Hungary during their Europa League third qualifying round first leg football match in Debrecen, 226km east of Budapest, Hungary. (Zsolt Czegledi/MTI via AP)

Real Madrid's Spanish midfielder Lucas Vazquez and AC Milan's Italian defender Luca Antonelli vie for the ball during the International Champions Cup football match in Shanghai, China. (AFP PHOTO/JOHANNES EISELE)

Tiger Woods hits out of the sand on the first hole during the first round of the Quicken Loans National Golf tournament at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Virginia. USA. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Olga Rypakova from Kazakhstan competes during the women's Triple Jump event of the IAAF Diamond League Bauhaus Athletics meeting at the Stockholm Olympic Stadium. (AFP PHOTO/JONATHAN NACKSTRAND)

People sit on their belongings after their houses were bulldozed by the government in Islamabad slums, Pakistan. Authorities demolished illegal mud houses of Afghan refugees and Pakistani tribal people who fled their villages due to ongoing crackdown operations against militants. (AP/B K Bangash)

A Nepalese man stands on a foot bridge destroyed by flood waters in Thulakhet, near Pokhara in Nepal. Landslides caused by heavy rains buried several mountain villages in Nepal as bad weather hampered the search for others. (AP/Niranjan Shrestha)

Indian students form an 'awareness ribbon' on a beach in Mumbai. The feat was an attempt to set a new record for the largest umbrella mosaic with the aim to support cancer survivors and spread awareness of their emotional trauma and the daily insensitivities they endure. (AFP/Indranil Mukherjee)

Refugees take a sip water from a tap in the yard of the State Office of Health and Social Affairs in Berlin's Moabit district. Since the start of the year, the total number of asylum-seekers taken in by Germany is close to 180,000. (AFP/Tobias Schwarz)

A poll worker waits for voters at a polling station in Antananarivo during municipal elections. Some 1,695 communes will go to the polls, a test for President Hery Rajaonarimampianina who may see his opponents take the mayor's office in the capital Antananarivo. (AFP/Rijasolo)

Fire blazes as smoke tints the view of the moon rising over the Rocky Fire near Lower Lake, California. Several new blazes flared up, forcing hundreds of people from their homes. (AP/Kent Porter)

Lava flows out of the Piton de la Fournaise volcano as it erupts on the French island of La Reunion in the Indian Ocean. (AFP/Richard Bouhet)

Residents celebrate as Beijing is announced as the host city for the 2022 Winter Olympics at the ski resort region of Chongli. Beijing becomes the first city awarded both the winter and summer games. (AP/Ng Han Guan)

Bill Haas hits his second shot from the 12th fairway during the second round of the Quicken Loans National in Gainesville, Virginia. (AFP/Rob Carr)

Minnesota Twins' Eddie Rosario follows through on a three-run home run off Seattle Mariners starting pitcher J A Happ during the first inning of a baseball game in Minneapolis. (AP/Ann Heisenfelt)

England's Ian Bell (L) celebrates after England's Joe Root (C) played the winning shot for England on the third day of the third Ashes cricket test match between England and Australia at Edgbaston in Birmingham, England. (AFP/Paul Ellis)

Team Ukraine competes in the Team Free final event during the synchronised swimming competition at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan. (AFP/Roman Kruchinin)

A protestor looks out from a police truck after he was detained by Malaysian police during a protest against Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak in Kuala Lumpur. (AFP/Mohd Rasfan)

Former Indian enclave residents look on as others perform fire eating tricks at Dasiarchhara, in Bangladesh. Crowds celebrated as Bangladesh and India swapped tiny islands of land, ending one of the world's most intractable border disputes. (AFP/Suvra Kanti Das)

Mothers arrive at a subway station to an event of the world breastfeeding week. The mothers breastfed their babies in a subway to promote the support of women to combine breastfeeding and work. (AFP/Johannes Eisele)

Iraqis demonstrate to demand a solution to the long-running problem of salty tap water in the southern Iraqi city of Basra as protests demanding better services from the government spread across the country. (AFP)

Dozens of protesters stage a mass inhalation of Nitrous Oxide, commonly known as laughing gas, outside the Houses of Parliament in central London. The group chanted in protest at the government's proposed Psychoactive Substances Bill. (AFP/Jack Taylor)

Firefighters spray a hose at a fire along Morgan Valley Road near Lower Lake, California. A series of wildfires were intensified by dry vegetation, triple-digit temperatures and gusting winds. (AP/Jeff Chiu)

Volcano-watchers gather on an overlooking vantage point as lava erupts from the Piton de la Fournaise "Peak of the Furnace" volcano, on the southeastern corner of the Indian Ocean island of Reunion. (AP/Ben Curtis)

A blue moon rises behind Brooklyn seen from Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey. The blue moon happens when the moon rises in its full stage twice during the same month. (AP/Julio Cortez)

New York Mets pitcher Hansel Robles (47) makes an off-balance throw as he slips after picking up a slow-hit ground ball by Washington Nationals' Jayson Werth during the 11th inning of a baseball game in New York. (AP/Julie Jacobson)

Pakistan cricketer Anwar Ali (C) throws a ball towards the wicket as Sri Lankan cricketer Chamara Kapugedera (L) and teammate Milinda Siriwardana (R) run between the wickets during the second Twenty20 International cricket match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan in Colombo. (AFP/Lakruwan Wanniarachchi)

Connecticut Sun’s Kayla Pedersen (R) fouls Seattle Storm’s Ramu Tokashiki during the first half of a WNBA basketball game in Uncasville, Connecticut. (AP/Jessica Hill)

Team Democratic People's of Korea competes in the Team Free Combination final event during the synchronised swimming competition at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan. (AFP/Martin Bureau)