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Students light candles in honour of Cuban historic revolutionary leader Fidel Castro a day after his death, at the Havana University in Havana. Cuban revolutionary icon Fidel Castro died late Friday in Havana, his brother, President Raul Castro, announced on national television. (AFP/Yamil Lage)

Shiite fighters from the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation) advance in the village of Baylunah, southwest of Mosul during an ongoing operation against Islamic State. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)

A firefighter works to extinguish a forest fire near Hadera, Israel. After several days of extended fires that caused major damage in northern Israel and in the Jerusalem area, firefighters have managed to quickly gain control of most of the blazes that have erupted since. (AP/Ariel Schalit)

Members of historical clubs dressed as 1812 French and Russian soldiers take part in a staged battle to mark the 204th anniversary of Napoleon's army retreat from Russia across the Berezina River near the village of Studenka, some 85km of Minsk. (AFP/Maxim Malinovsky)

Participants dressed as alien characters from the film 'Mars Attacks!' launch their flying contraption during the Red Bull Flugtag event in Hong Kong. (AFP/Tengku Bahar)

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany spins his car as he celebrates winning the World Championship during the Emirates Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina racetrack in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (AP/Kamran Jebreili)

Japan's Sumire Suto (front) and Francis Boudreau Audet perform during the gala exhibition at the Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2016/2017 NHK Trophy in Sapporo. (AFP/Toshifumi Kitamura)

Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil (C) leaps for the ball during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Bournemouth at the Emirates Stadium in London. (AFP/Ben Stansall)


Maria Chin Abdullah, chairwoman of the Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih), waves to the crowd during a candlelight vigil at Merdeka (Independence) square in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Maria has been freed from 10 days detention. (AP Photo/Lim Huey Teng)

Law enforcement officials are seen outside of a parking garage on the campus of Ohio State University as they respond to an active attack in Columbus, Ohio. Eight people were injured when an attacker apparently drove into a crowd at Ohio State University. (Paul Vernon/AFP)

People wait to pay their last respects to Cuban revolutionary icon Fidel Castro kicking off a series of memorials in Havana. Castro died on Nov 25 after surviving 11 US administrations and hundreds of assassination attempts. No cause of death was given. (RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP)

An American Airlines plane arrives at Jose Marti International Airport in Havana, becoming the first Miami-Havana commercial flight in 50 years, coinciding with the beginning of tributes to the late Cuban leader Fidel Castro. (YAMIL LAGE/AFP)

Sassuolo's Francesco Acerbi (L), Napoli's Manolo Gabbiadini (C) and Sassuolo's Francesco Magnanelli (R) vie for the ball during an Italian Serie A football match. Gregoire Defrel came off the bench to hit a late leveller as Sassuolo dented Napoli's title hopes in a 1-1 draw. (Ciro Fusco/ANSA via AP)

Indian Test cricket team captain Virat Kohli (R) reacts as England's captain Alastair Cook is bowled on the third day of their third cricket Test match in Mohali, India. Ravichandran Ashwin's fine all-round performance put India firmly in control of the third Test. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

USA's Lowell Bailey in action during the mixed relay (2x6 km+2x7.5 km), the opening event of the IBU Biathlon World Cup in Ostersund, northern Sweden. (Robert Henriksson / TT via AP)

Wendy Holdener of Switzerland competes during the second run of the alpine skiing women's World Cup slalom in Killington, Vermont, USA. Holdener finished third. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)


Protesters shout slogans during a rally calling for South Korean President Park Geun-hye to step down in Seoul. Park says she'll resign early if parliament arranges the technical details - in her latest attempt to fend off impeachment efforts and massive street protests. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Rescuers search for survivors from the wreckage of the LAMIA airlines charter plane carrying members of the Chapecoense Real football team that crashed in the mountains of Cerro Gordo, municipality of La Union. (AFP/RAUL ARBOLEDA)

Syrian families, fleeing from various eastern districts of Aleppo, wait to board vehicles and head to government-controlled western Aleppo in the government-held eastern neighbourhood of Jabal Badro, as the Syrian government offensive has prompted an exodus of civilians. (AFP/GEORGE OURFALIAN)

A taxi drives by honking his horn in support as fast food workers, supported by airport workers taxi drivers and members of the community, rally at McDonald’s to protest unfair labour practices in New York. (AFP/DON EMMERT)

Leeds United's Stuart Dallas (R) and Liverpool's Emre Can battle for the ball during the English League Cup quarter final football match at Anfield in Liverpool, England. Liverpool won 2-0 to reach the semi-finals. (Martin Rickett/PA via AP)

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany (L) poses for photographs with Petronas employees as he arrives for a celebration event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Rosberg claimed his first F1 world championship title at the final race of the season, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. (AP/Vincent Thian)

India's Parthiv Patel plays a shot for a boundary on the fourth day of the third cricket Test match against England, in Mohali, India. India beat England by eight wickets to lead the five-match series 2-0. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

Argentina's Davis Cup tennis team celebrates on an open top bus after clinching a first Davis Cup title with a Sunday's stunning fightback against Croatia in Zagreb, upon arriving back in their country, in Ezeiza, Buenos Aires. (AFP/Juan MABROMATA)


The urn with the ashes of Cuban leader Fidel Castro is driven through the streets of Havana starting a final four-day journey across Cuba. The "caravan of freedom" will leave from Havana, making symbolic stops along the 950km trek that will end in Santiago de Cuba over the weekend. (AFP/STR)

Protesters with pictures of South Korean President Park Geun-hye march toward the presidential house during a rally calling for Park to step down in Seoul. South Korea's three main opposition parties agreed to stick to their plans to impeach Park. (AP/Ahn Young-joon).

Turkish policemen spray tear gas at protesters who tried to demonstrate in Ankara after 12 victims, most of them young schoolgirls, were killed in a fire that ravaged a dormitory on the eve. Turkey detained six people suspected of negligence. (AFP/Adem Altan)

Protesters shield themselves as police fire tear gas outside Congress, where senators planned to vote on a spending cap bill and the lower Chamber of Deputies was considering controversial anti-corruption legislation, in Brasilia, Brazil. (AP/Eraldo Peres)

An Iraqi boy carries a food parcel during a food distribution organised by the ministry of displacement and migration in the Al-Baker neighbourhood in eastern Mosul. (AFP/Thomas Coex)

A man reads a local newspaper with an image of the plane that crashed in the Colombian mountains with the Brazilian team Chapecoense Real on board, in Asuncion. (AFP/Norberto Duarte)

New Formula One World Champion Nico Rosberg (C) poses with a German flag as he meets with fans during a press event at his home town of Wiesbaden, western Germany. (Photo: AFP /Andreas Arnold/dpa)

Northeast United FC forward Emiliano Alfaro (R) vies for the ball with Delhi Dynamos FC defender Anas Edathodika during the Indian Super League (ISL) football match between North East United FC and Delhi Dynamos FC at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati. (AFP/Biju Boro)


High school students wait the urn with the ashes of Cuban leader Fidel Castro was driven through Santa Clara during its four-day journey across the island for the burial in Santiago de Cuba. (AFP/Ronaldo Schemidt)

Indonesian police on motorbikes follow protesters in a truck during a protest by university students from Free Papua Organisation and the Papua Student Alliance in Jakarta. Police detained at least four protesters in Jakarta who were rallying against Indonesian rule over Papua. (AFP/Bay Ismoyo)

Passengers rest surrounded by rubbish and papers thrown by cleaning workers as they hold the fourth day of a strike at Barcelona airport in Prat Llobregat, Spain. (AP/Manu Fernandez)

An aerial view of the Boudhanath Stupa is pictured in Kathmandu, as it is reopened following renovation after earthquake damage. Boudhanath Stupa was among hundreds of historic monuments damaged during the 7.8-magnitude quake that hit Nepal in April 2015. (AFP/Prakash Mathema)

Model Gigi Hadid (C) displays a creation during the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show inside the Grand Palais, in Paris. The celebrity-filled catwalk event of the year, the Victoria's Secret fashion show, takes place in Paris with performances from Lady Gaga and Bruno Mars. (AP/Francois Mori)

Alison Miller (R) of Ireland is tackled by Mathilde Coutouly and Joanna Sainlo of France during their World Rugby Women's Seven Series pool B match in Dubai. (AFP/Karim Sahib)

Elephant polo players from Irelephants (Red) and Himalyan Tiger Foundation (Blue) vie for the ball during the 35th International Elephant Polo Competition at Kawasuti Gondhat, Chitwan District, some 235km from Kathmandu. (AFP/Prakash Mathema)

Magnus Carlsen, Norwegian chess grandmaster and current World Chess Champion, hods up his trophy during a closing ceremony after defeated Sergey Karjakin, Russian chess grandmaster, at the World Chess Championship in New York. (AFP/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)


A Muslim man weeps as he prays during a rally against Jakarta's minority Christian governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama who is being prosecuted for blasphemy, at the National Monument in Jakarta, Indonesia. (AP/Dita Alangkara)

Cubans wait for the passage of the convoy carrying the remains of Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro in Camaguey. A military jeep is taking the ashes of Fidel Castro on a four-day journey across Cuba, with islanders lining the roads to bid farewell to the late icon. (AFP/Rodrigo Arangua)

Shiite fighters from the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation) paramilitaries sit in a vehicle driving through a desert area near the village of Al-Boutha al-Sharqiyah, west of Mosul during a broad offensive by Iraq forces to retake the main hub city from Islamic State. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)

A Marine Commando (MARCOS) of the Indian Navy takes part in a simulated hostage rescue operation at The Gateway of India during a rehearsal for forthcoming Navy Day celebrations in Mumbai. (AFP/Indranil Mukherjee)

A diver in a Santa Claus costume feeds a ray at the Multimar Wattforum aquarium in Toenning, northwestern Germany. (Carsten Rehder/dpa/AFP)

Germany's team with (L-R) Katharina Guellich, Christine Posch, Ramona Strassner and Ramona Ressel perform in the Act 4 Open competition during the UCI Indoor Cycling World Championships in Stuttgart, southwestern Germany. (AFP/Thomas Kienzle)

New Zealand's player celebrates after winning the World Rugby Women's Sevens Series in Dubai. (AFP/Stringer)

Martin Fourcade of France celebrates after winning the men's 20km individual competition at the IBU Biathlon World Cup in Ostersund, northern Sweden. (Anders Wiklund/TT News Agency/AFP)


An Indian villager prays by the carcass of a wild Asiatic male elephant at Amgaon, near Gauhati, the capital of the state of Assam. The elephant died after it was electrocuted by a high tension electric wire when it was searching for food on the border of Amchang wildlife sanctuary. (AP/Anupam Nath)

A military guard of honour receives the coffins of the members of the Chapecoense Real football club team killed in a plane crash in Colombia, upon their arrival at the airport of Chapeco, in Santa Catarina, southern Brazil. (AFP/Nelson Almeida)

Protesters shout slogans as they hold candles during a rally calling for South Korean President Park Geun-hye to step down in Seoul. Hundreds of thousands of South Koreans marched in the capital calling for the removal of Park, who faces an impeachment vote in parliament next week. (AP/Lee Jin-man)

A portrait of Fidel Castro hangs from a crane as a man takes pictures with his cellphone while waiting for the convoy carrying the Cuban leader's ashes near Yarey, eastern Cuba. (AP/Rodrigo Abd)

History enthusiasts dressed as soldiers falls from his horse during a re-enactment of Napoleon's 1805 Battle of Austerlitz near the South Moravian city of Slavkov. (AFP/Michal Cizek)

Swansea City's striker Modou Barrow (L) vies with Tottenham Hotspur's defender Danny Rose during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Swansea City at White Hart Lane in London. (AFP/Ben Stansall)

Leicester City's midfielder Andy King (L) vies with Sunderland's defender Jason Denayer during the English Premier League football match between Sunderland and Leicester City at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland, north-east England. (AFP/Lindsey Parnaby)

Norway's Aleksander Aamodt Kilde competes in the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup Men Downhill in Val d'Isere, in the French Alps. (AFP/Philippe Desmazes)