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Thai Muslim villagers pray for peace during a campaign against violence in Pattani on Jul 27, 2015 after more than 6,300 people have been killed in near-daily conflict pitting troops and police against rebels seeking greater autonomy for the provinces bordering Malaysia. (AFP/Tuwaedaniya Meringing)

Protesters march towards the House of Representatives to coincide with the last State-of-the-Nation-Address or SONA of Philippine President Benigno Aquino III at suburban Quezon city northeast of Manila, Philippines on Jul 27, 2015. (Photo: AP/Alecs Ongcal)

Indian Army personnel take position during an encounter with armed attackers at the police station in Dinanagar town, in the Gurdaspur district of Punjab state on Jul 27, 2015, in which at least five people have been killed. (Photo: AFP/Narinder Nanu)

William Speakman, a U.K. veteran of the Korean Wae (C-L) shakes hands with a South Korean war veteran after a ceremony to commemorate the 62nd anniversary of the Korean War Armistice Agreement that ended the Korean War, in Seoul, South Korea on Jul 27, 2015. (Photo: AP/Lee Jin-man)

North Koreans pay their respects and bow in front of bronze statues of the late leaders Kim Il Sung (L) and Kim Jong Il at Munsu Hill as part of celebrations for the 62nd anniversary of the armistice that ended the Korean War on Jul 27, 2015, in Pyongyang, North Korea. (Photo: AP/Wong Maye-E)

Protesters raise clinched fists towards the Diet building during a rally in Tokyo on Jul 27, 2015 as they gathered outside parliament, opposing a set of controversial bills intended to expand Japan’s defense role at home and internationally. The placards read: "No war." (Photo: AP/Shizuo Kambayashi)

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during discussion about new law of Japan’s military role at the Upper House plenary session in Tokyo on Jul 27, 2015. (Photo: AP/Koji Sasahara)

US President Barack Obama and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn (R) during a welcoming ceremony at the National Palace in Addis Ababa on Jul 27, 2015 as he begins a two-day visit to Ethiopia, the first-ever trip by a US president to Africa's second-most populous nation. (AFP/Simon Maina)

Switzerland's Sascia Krauss competes during the synchronised swimming solo free preliminary at the Swimming World Championships in Kazan, Russia on Jul 27, 2015. (Photo: AP/Michael Sohn)

San Diego Padres' Justin Upton drives a single to left center against the Miami Marlins during the sixth inning in a baseball game on Jul 26, 2015, in San Diego. The Padres won the game 3-2. (Photo: AP/Don Boomer)

Race winner Britain's Chris Froome kisses the trophy as he stands on the podium at the end of the Tour de France cycling race in Paris, France on, Jul 26, 2015. (Photo: AP/Laurent Cipriani)

Russian Red Bull driver Daniil Kvyat, front and Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia steer cars during the Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix in Budapest, Hungary on Jul 26, 2015. (Photo: AP/Darko Vojinovic)

Protesters clash with Philippine riot police as they march towards the parliament in Manila, hours before President Benigno Aquino delivers his final State of the Nation address. (AFP PHOTO/Jay DIRECTO)

Protesters gathered outside parliament, opposing a set of controversial bills intended to expand Japan’s defence role at home and internationally. The banner reads: "Stop war bills". (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

Indian police take position during an encounter with armed attackers at the police station in Dinanagar town, in the Gurdaspur district of Punjab state. (AFP PHOTO/NARINDER NANU)

Residents cross a flooded street near an overflowing stream due to heavy rains in a suburb of Peshawar, Pakistan. (AP Photo/Muhammad Sajjad)

Ethiopians walk past a poster of US President Barack Obama in Addis Ababa. Obama praised key African ally Ethiopia for its fight against Shebab militants in Somalia, but also challenged Addis Ababa on its democratic record. (AFP PHOTO/SIMON MAINA)

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks to supporters at a rally in Kenner, Louisiana, USA. (Caitlin Faw/NOLA.com The Times-Picayune via AP)

A Syrian resident cries as he sits on the rubble of a house after a reported attack by Syrian government forces in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. (AFP PHOTO/AMC/ZEIN AL-RIFAI)

Syrian refugees sit in front of a derelict building in Haci Bayram neighbourhood in Ankara, Turkey. The number of Syrian refugees in Turkey is estimated to be close to two million but only about 200,000 of them live in refugee camps. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

French farmers angry over low prices are massed on the German and Spanish borders, looking for trucks carrying foreign meat and milk products. (AP Photo/Christian Lutz)

Migrants from Syria and Afghanistan arrive on an overcrowded dinghy from the Turkish coasts to the Greek island of Lesbos. Nearly 50,000 people have illegally entered the country this year, mostly Syrian refugees. (AP Photo/Santi Palacios)

Residents look at a burnt-out house in Sant Salvador de Guardiona near Igualada. A wildfire raging in Spain's northeastern region of Catalonia threatens some 1.000 hectares of forest and farm land, forcing the evacuation of some 800 residents. (AFP PHOTO/JOSEP LAGO)

Team France competes in the Women's Team Technical final during the synchronised swimming competition at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan. (AFP PHOTO/CHRISTOPHE SIMON)

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)