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Indonesian Muslim devotees arrive on a boat to attend the morning prayer to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr festival at the historic Sunda Kelapa port district of Jakarta. Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid al-Fitr which marks the end of the month of Ramadan. (AFP/ROMEO GACAD)

Palestinian men perform the Eid al-Fitr prayer in the West Bank village of Bilin, protesting against the ongoing Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip. The Muslim Eid al-Fitr festival marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. (AFP PHOTO / ABBAS MOMANI)

A Palestinian shouts slogans holding a scarf reading "Palestine" during a demonstration against Israel's military offensive on the Gaza Strip on July 28, 2014 at al-Aqsa mosque compound in the old city of Jerusalem, on the first day of Eid al-Fitr holiday. (AFP/AHMAD GHARABLI)

French Muslims pray on July 28, 2014 in a hall of the Parc Chanot, in Marseille, southern France, during celebrations of Eid al-Fitr which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid al-Fitr this week. (AFP/BORIS HORVAT)

Afghan children play with plastic guns as they celebrate Eid al-Fitr and the end of the fasting month of Ramadan in Ghazni on July 28, 2014. Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid al-Fitr this week. (AFP/Rahmatullah Alizadah)

Iraqi Muslim worshippers perform the morning prayer at a mosque in a northern mixed district of the disputed northern city of Kirkuk on July 28, 2014 on the first day of Eid al-Fitr holiday, that marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. (AFP/MARWAN IBRAHIM)

A Palestinian looks at people collecting items and belongings they found in the rubble of a destroyed building in the Shejaiya residential district of Gaza City as families returned to find their homes ground into rubble by relentless Israeli tank fire and air strikes. (AFP/MARCO LONGARI)

A Palestinian shouts slogans holding a scarf reading "Palestine" during a demonstration against Israel's military offensive on the Gaza Strip on July 28, 2014 at al-Aqsa mosque compound in the old city of Jerusalem, on the first day of Eid al-Fitr holiday. (AFP/AHMAD GHARABLI)

Lightning strikes over downtown in Knoxville, Tennessee. Authorities say powerful storms crossing east Tennessee have destroyed at least 10 homes and damaged others. (AP/The Knoxville News Sentinel, Saul Young)

Olympiacos defender Do Carmo Salino (R) battles for the ball against Liverpool FC midfielder Lazar Markovic during the first half of a Guinness International Champions Cup soccer match in Chicago, Sunday, July 27, 2014. (AP/Nam Y. Huh)

Andreas Bouchalakis (R) of Olympiacos FC is defended by Sebastian Coates (L) of Liverpool in the second half during the International Champions Cup 2014 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. Liverpool defeated Olympiacos FC 1-0. (David Banks/Getty Images/AFP)

Athletico Madid's Koke (R) and San Jose Earthquakes' Khari Stephenson battle for the ball during the first half of a soccer match Sunday, July 27, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP/Beck Diefenbach)

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People walk through crop circles shaped into a cornfield near Raisting, southern Germany. According to media reports, a balloonist had discovered the circle some days ago, however it is unclear who did create the pattern. (AFP/DPA/Karl-Josef Hildenbrand)

A Palestinian man reacts in front of a destroyed mosque after it was hit by an Israeli air strike in Gaza City. Bloodshed in and around Gaza surged with strikes killing at least 13 Palestinians, after five Israeli soldiers died, shattering hopes for an end to weeks of violence. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)

Israeli forces' flares light up the night sky of Gaza City. A truce between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza remained elusive as diplomats sought to end the fighting at the start of the Eid al-Fitr holiday, marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. (AP/Khalil Hamra)

Chinese Muslims offer prayers during an Eid al-Fitr morning prayer session at the Niujie mosque, the oldest and largest mosque in Beijing. Muslims in China celebrate the Eid al-Fitr that marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. (AP/Andy Wong)

Indian Muslim devotees offer Eid prayers during Eid al-Fitr festival in Chennai. Muslims around the world are celebrating the Eid al-Fitr festival, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. (AFP/STR)

North Korean children shower at the Songdowon International Children's Camp in Wonsan. The camp, which has been operating for nearly 30 years, was intended to deepen relations with friendly countries but officials say they are willing to accept youth from anywhere - even the US. (AP/Wong Maye-E)

Ukrainian serviceman of volunteer battalions check passing cars at their checkpoint near the eastern city of Lysychansk. Ukraine's army seized control of part of the vast site where Malaysian airliner MH17 crashed, the rebels said. (AFP/Genya Savilov)

France's Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (R) and his Japanese counterpart Itsunori Onodera (L) review an honour guard at the Defence Ministry in Tokyo. Le Drian is in Japan on a two-day visit to exchange views with Japanese officials. (AFP/Toru Yamanaka)

(L-R) Britain's Prince Harry, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, react as they watch the women's field hockey match between Wales and Scotland at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. (AFP/Glyn Kirk)

Kenya's Benson Njangiru (L) takes a punch from Nigera's Sikiru Ojo during their men's boxing welterweight preliminaries round bout at the Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014, Scotland. (AP/Peter Morrison)

Ghana's Atsu Nyamadi competes in the men's decathlon shot put athletics event at Hampden Park during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. (AFP/Ben Stansall)

Saxon Gregory-Hunt of New Zealand competes in the Men's 85kg weightlifting competition at the Clyde Auditorium during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. (AFP/Andy Buchanan)

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Indonesian Muslim devotees arrive on a boat to attend the morning prayer to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr festival at the historic Sunda Kelapa port district of Jakarta. (AFP/ROMEO GACAD)

A Palestinian man reacts as flames engulf the fuel tanks of the only power plant supplying electricity to the Gaza Strip after it was hit by overnight Israeli shelling in the south of Gaza City. (AFP/MAHMUD HAMS)

Israeli residents take cover from a rocket attack from Palestinian militants from the Gaza Strip during the funeral of an Israeli soldier at the cemetery of the southern Israeli city of Netivot. (AFP/GIL COHEN-MAGEN)

A resident videos a shell crater in Donetsk, as Ukraine's army seize control of part of the vast site where Malaysian airliner MH17 crashed. (AFP/BULENT KILIC)

Residents of the village of Rakoshyno, some 30km from the western Ukrainian city of Uzhgorod, in the province of Transcarpathia, protest against the partial mobilisation of soldiers in military operations against pro-Russian separatists in the regions of Lugansk and Donetsk. (AFP/ALEXANDER ZOBIN)

A Swiss-registered tourist bus that crashed into large boulders in Namsskogan, in central Norway, killing nine people. (AFP/NTB scanpix/Terje Naess)

Turks and Caicos Islands' Ifeanyi Otuonye competes in the qualifying round of the men's long jump athletics event at Hampden Park during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. (AFP/BEN STANSALL)

England's Jessica Taylor clears the bar in the women's heptathlon high jump athletics event at Hampden Park during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. (AFP/BEN STANSALL)

Ashley Lau of Singapore performs on the the mat in the team final and individual qualification artistic gymnastics competition at the SECC Precinct during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. (AFP/CARL COURT)

India's Danish Mujtaba (C) vies with Australia's Kiel Brown (L) and Trent Mitton during the men's field hockey match at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. (AFP/GLYN KIRK)

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Rescue workers search through the wreckage where Transasia Airways flight GE222 crashed the night before near the airport at Magong on the Penghu island chain. Forty-eight people died and 10 survived when the ATR-72 turboprop crashed after an aborted landing during stormy weather. (AFP/Sam Yeh)

Thai custom officials arrange confiscated packs of frozen piglets during a press conference at the Custom Bureau in Bangkok. Thai custom officers seized 400 packs of frozen piglets worth US$12,500 which had arrived from Vietnam. (AFP/PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL)

Protesters carry mock missiles with message that reads "From Philippines with Love" during a protest in front of the Chinese Consular in Manila. The protesters staged a rally to participate in what they call worldwide "Global Day of Protest Against Chinese Aggression." (AFP/NOEL CELIS)

China President Xi Jinping (C) and Cuban President Raul Castro (R) walk in a square after visiting the municipal government in Santiago de Cuba. Xi is in Cuba on the last stop on a Latin American tour that has stressed trade and aid. (AFP/BIN LIU)

Family and friends support each other during a multi-faith service at St Paul's Cathedral in Melbourne for those who lost their lives on Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 a week ago. Among the 298 fatalities included 28 Australian nationals and nine residents. (AFP/MAL FAIRCLOUGH)

An Iraqi woman holds up a cross during a demonstration against the threat imposed by the Islamic State jihadists agasint Christians in northern Iraq, outside the UN office in Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region. (AFP/SAFIN HAMED)

People wait at the main bus station in Donetsk prior to leave the town. Fighting between Ukrainian troops and rebels raged near the crash site of Malaysian flight MH17, as experts in Britain begin analysing crucial data from the downed airliner's black boxes. (AFP/BULENT KILIC)

Undocumented migrants being detained in dense brushland some 60 miles north of the US-Mexico border in Brooks County, Texas. Thousands of migrants, many of them minors, have crossed illegally into the United States this year, causing a humanitarian crisis on the US-Mexico border. (AFP/John Moore)

People gather outside the funeral service for Eric Garner at the Bethel Baptist Church in Brooklyn, New York. Eric Garner, 43, died last week as police tried to cuff him for allegedly selling bootleg cigarettes on a Staten Island sidewalk. (AFP/Timothy A. CLARY)

Aircrafts lining up next to fields of dead grass at San Francisco International. One of California's worst droughts in decades could cost the US state's farmers US$1.7 billion, a recent study warned. (AFP/Jewel Samad)

Bersain Gutierrez, dressed as Superman, carries an American flag during preview night at the 2014 Comic-Con International Convention in San Diego. (AP/Denis Poroy)

Israeli tanks move near the Israel and Gaza border. Israeli tanks and warplanes bombarded the Gaza Strip on Thursday, as Hamas militants stuck to their demand for the lifting of an Israeli and Egyptian blockade in the face of US efforts to reach a cease-fire. (AP/Dusan Vranic)

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A boy holding the Palestinian flag rides on his plastic motorbike around mock-ups of dead Gaza residents during a rally in solidarity with Palestinians killed in Israeli assaults in Gaza in Prague, Czech Republic. (AFP/Michal Cizek)

Protesters hang a Palestinian flag on an outdoor sculpture at El Arbolito park in Quito, Ecuador. Demonstrators marched to show their support for Palestine in during the current clashes in Gaza. (AP/Dolores Ochoa)

Emergency workers watch an engine lifted from the TransAsia Airways Flight GE222 crash site on the outlying Taiwanese island of Penghu. Investigators were examining wreckage and flight data recorders for clues into a plane crash on the Taiwanese island that killed 48 people. (AP/Wally Santana)

Supporters of Indonesia's president candidate Prabowo Subianto shout slogans during a protest in front of the Constitutional Court in Jakarta. Subianto plans to file a legal challenge in the nation's highest court in a move likely to prolong the political uncertainty. (AP/Achmad Ibrahim)

Civilians inspect the site of a car bomb attack near a restaurant in central Baghdad's busy commercial Karradah neighborhood. Police officials say a double car bombing has killed and wounded scores of people, hours after lawmakers elected the country's new president. (AP/Hadi Mizban)

Syrian civil defence workers rescue a man from under the rubble after a Syrian government helicopter allegedly dropped a barrel bomb on the Sakhour eastern neighborhood, in the northern city of Aleppo. (AFP/AMC/Zein aL-Rifai)

Pope Francis blesses Sudanese Christian Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag and her daughter Maya during a private audience at the Vatican. Ishag was sentenced to death for renouncing Islam, but then acquitted after intense international pressure on Khartoum. (AFP/Osservatore Romano)

A member of staff poses with a miniature James Bond DB5 presented to Britain's Prince Andrew by the Aston Martin company in 1965, at Buckingham Palace in central London, during a preview for the forthcoming exhibition exploring 250 years of royal childhood. (AFP/Carl Court)

Ruebin Walters of Trinidad and Tobago prepares to runs the 110m hurdles final during day three of the IAAF World Junior Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP)

Sri Lankan batsman Mahela Jayawardene (R) is watched by South African wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock as he plays a shot during the second day of their second Test match at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) Ground in Colombo. (AFP/Ishara S Kodikara)

Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey rides in the pack during the 145.5km eighteenth stage of the 101st edition of the Tour de France cycling race between Pau and Hautacam, southwestern France. (AFP/Lionel Bonaventure)

Christian Sprenger of Australia competes in the Men's 200m Breaststroke heat during the 2014 Commonwealth Games at Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Glasgow, Scotland. (AFP/Glyn Kirk)

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A column of funeral hearses drive near Waardenburg after leaving the Dutch Eindhoven airbase to Hilversum on the third day of transfer of the bodies of the Dutch victims of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 plane crash in eastern Ukraine. (AFP/ANP/Vincent Jannink)

A fire ball and smoke is seen during an Israeli strike on Gaza City. A 12-hour truce between Israel and Hamas entered into force with emergency workers taking advantage of the lull to uncover bodies from the rubble of Gaza homes. (AFP/Gil Cohen-Magen)

Protesters in central London demonstrate against Israeli actions in Gaza. In the West Bank, demonstrations began as Palestinian factions declared a "Day of Rage" after a night of clashes over Israel's Gaza offensive that left one Palestinian dead. (AFP/Carl Court)

Ukrainian military vehicles drive towards the eastern city of Lysychansk, in the region of Lugansk. Russia called the latest US accusations of Moscow's involvement in the Ukrainian conflict a baseless "smear campaign" and said Washington bears responsibility for the bloodshed. (AFP/Genya Savilov)

Members of a bomb squad inspect damaged vehicles after a bomb explosion outside a hotel at Betong district in Thailand's southern province of Yala. A car bomb exploded on July 25 outside a hotel in southern Thailand, killing three people and wounding more than 30 others. (AFP/Tuwaedaniya Meringing)

This undated photo released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (C) inspecting the Wonsan Shoe Factory in Kangwon Province. (AFP/KCNA)

People cool off in a waterpark in Suining, southwest China's Sichuan province. Meteorological departments issued an orange alert for high temperature as a heat wave embraces Sichuan province, with temperature of most area topped 37, local media reported. (AFP)

Actor Jack Black, wearing a Star Wars Stormtrooper mask (R) walks outside the convention center on Day 1 of Comic-Con International in San Diego. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Canterbury Crusaders captain Kieran Read (C) is tackled by Ryan Kankowski (L) and Jean Deysel of the Coastal Sharks during the Super 15 rugby union semi-final between the Canterbury Crusaders and the Coastal Sharks at AMI Stadium in Christchurch. (AFP/Fiona Goodall)

The pack rides in pouring rain during the nineteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 208.5 kilometres (129.6 miles) with start in Maubourguet and finish in Bergerac, France. (AP/Christophe Ena)

Canada's gold medallist Patricia Bezzoubenko competes in the ribbon discipline, during the Individual All-Around Final of the Rhythmic Gymnastics event at The SSE Hydro venue at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. (AFP/Ben Stansall)

Valentina Cavalleri of Italy competes in the women's 400m hurdles semi-finals during day four of the IAAF World Junior Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP)

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Israeli activists light candles with shape of the word "Sorry" in Hebrew and place portraits on the ground of Israelis and Palestinians who have been killed in the conflict, during a demonstration against the Gaza war, in Tel Aviv. (AP/Dan Balilty)

Palestinians children wait to fill plastic bottles and water containers with drinking water from a public tap in Jabalia in the northern Gaza Strip. Three Palestinians were killed in shelling as the Israeli military resumed its assault on Gaza after Hamas shunned an extended lull. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)

The refloated wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise ship is dragged to the harbour of Pra di Voltri near Genoa. Italy's doomed cruise ship Costa Concordia is being dragged away from the Mediterranean Giglio island to a scrap yard in the northern Italian port of Genoa. (AFP/Marco Bertorello)

People parade with their Volkswagens during the "Super VW Festival" on Le Mans' circuit, western France. The festival, which runs from July 25 to 27, gathers nearly 1200 air-cooled Volkswagen cars including the models Beetle, Transporter, and Dune Buggy. (AFP/Jean-Francois Monier)

Sam Rainsy (front C), the head of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), greets party members at  the party's first congressional meeting in Phnom Penh. Cambodia's National Assembly is holding an extraordinary session on Monday to ratify Sam Rainsy’s membership eligibility. (AP/Heng Sinith)

This picture released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows a national meeting at the April 25 House of Culture to celebrate the 61st anniversary of the "victory of the Korean people in the Fatherland Liberation War" in Pyongyang. (AFP/KCNA via KNS)

Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ) members gather at Philippine Arena Dome during their 100th anniversary in Bocaue, Bulacan. The church, famed for its discipline and political power, marked the anniversary with more than one million followers expected to join the celebrations. (AFP/Noel Celis)

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe eats a typical Japanese dish during a meeting with businessmen at the Mexico-Japan Association in Mexico City. Abe struck a series of energy deals with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto at the start of a five-country Latin American tour. (AFP/Alfredo Estrella)

Italy's Vincenzo Nibali, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, strains during the twentieth stage of the Tour de France cycling race, an individual time-trial over 54 kilometres (33.6 miles) with start in Bergerac and finish in Perigueux. (AP/Christophe Ena)

Canada's Maria Kitkarska competes in the women's rhythmic gymnastics individual ribbon final at The SECC Precinct during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. (AFP/Andy Buchanan)

Gennady Golovkin (R) punches Daniel Geale during the WBA/IBO middleweight championship bout at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Mike Stobe/Getty Images/AFP)

Red Bull Racing's German driver Sebastian Vettel cools himself prior to the third practice session of the Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix at the Hungaroring circuit in Budapest. (AFP/Ferenc Isza)

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