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US President Barack Obama (L) greets the crowd after speaking at Safaricom Indoor Arena in Nairobi. Obama arrived on July 24 in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, making his first visit to the country of his father's birth since his election as president. (AFP/Carl de Souza)

Participants spray water guns at each other during the 3rd Water Gun Festival in Seoul, South Korea. Thousands of people enjoyed the annual festival which is held from July 25 to July 26 to avoid the summer heat. (AP/Lee Jin-man)

Local residents sit over the rubble of their demolished houses caused by heavy rains in a suburb of Peshawar, Pakistan. Heavy monsoon rains also killed tens of people in different parts of the country. (AP/Muhammad Sajjad)

Firefighters tend to a wildfire in Pessac, France. 700 emergency personnel "restabilised" a wildfire in the Gironde they have been battling since July 24, but not before the destruction of 530 hectares of land and the forced evacuation of 270 homes in the area. (AFP/Mehdi Fedouach)

Left-wing militants run away from tear gas during clashes with Turkish police officers at Gazi district in Istanbul. Tensions across the country are high, with police routinely using water cannon to disperse nightly protests denouncing IS and the government's policies on Syria. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)

Lebanese street cleaners collect rubbish from the streets of Beirut a week after protesters shut down the country's largest landfill, leaving piles of uncollected trash all over the Lebanese capital. (AFP/Anwar Amro)

People perform in a parade in Santiago de Cuba to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the foundation of the city and the 62nd anniversary of the guerrilla assault on the Moncada Barracks, widely regarded as the beginning of the Cuban Revolution. (AFP/Yamil Lage)

Spectators watch as a diver jumps from the Ura e Shenjte bridge during the traditional annual high diving competition near the town of Gjakova, south of Kosovo capital Pristina. 27 divers from Kosovo competed diving from a 22m high bridge into the Drini i Bardh river. (AP/Visar Kryeziu)

Wolfsburg's defender Ricardo Rodriguez (R) vies with Arsenal's midfielder Jack Wilshere during the pre-season friendly football match between Arsenal and Wolfsburg at The Emirates Stadium in north London. (AFP/Ian Kington)

New York Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada (R) tags out Los Angeles Dodgers' Joc Pederson (31) at second base during the third inning of a baseball game in New York. (AP/Frank Franklin II)

Pakistan cricket captain Azhar Ali (L) is run out by Sri Lankan cricket captain Angelo Mathews (R) during the fifth and final one day international (ODI) cricket match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan in the southern district of Hambantota. (AFP/Ishara S Kodikara)

Canada's Anthony Bennett (C) looks to shoot against Brazil's Augusto Lima (L) and Rafael Hettsheimeir during the first quarter of the men's basketball gold medal game at the Pan Am Games in Toronto. (AP/Julio Cortez)

A man deploys a banner in front of the US Embassy in Havana. The United States and Cuba formally resumed diplomatic relations as the Cuban flag was raised at the US State Department in a historic gesture toward ending decades of hostility between the Cold war foes. (AFP/Adalberto Roque)

A protester fires fireworks at Turkish riot police during a demonstration in Istiklal avenue in Istanbul, after a suicide bombing in the Turkish town of Suruc near the border with Syria killed at least 31. (AFP/Yasin Akgul)

Captured men lie face down and tied up after rival taxi unions fighting for permits clashed in the city of Chilpancingo, Mexico. Several taxi drivers were injured and dozens of vehicles were destroyed. (AP/Alejandrino Gonzalez)

Fighters loyal to exiled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, stand next to a destroyed rocket-launcher belonging to Huthi rebels, following clashes in Aden's Tawahi neighbourhood. (AFP/Saleh Al-Obeidi)

Rebel fighters fire home-made mortar rounds towards Syrian regime forces on the outskirts of the Syrian city of Idlib. (AFP/Omar Haj Kadour)

Haitian sugar cane workers march to the National Palace in Santo Domingo, to request the Dominican government for a pension increase, which is currently at 5,000 pesos (US$110 a month), medical insurance and documents of permanent residence in the country. (AFP/Erika Santelices)

Soldiers wounded in combat take part in a military parade held to celebrate Colombia's 205th Anniversary of Independence, in Bogota. (AFP/Guillermo Legaria)

Election observers sit in an empty polling station for the presidential elections in Bujumbura, Burundi. A low turnout was experienced in several polling stations in the Burundi’s capital at the start of voting in the country’s presidential election. (AP/Jerome Delay)

South African cricketer Faf du Plessis plays a shot during the first day of the first Test match between Bangladesh and South Africa at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong. (AFP/Munir uz Zaman)

Erika Lang of USA competes in the Women's Waterski Tricks preliminary round at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada. (AFP/Hector Retamal)

US golfer Zach Johnson poses for a photograph with the Claret Jug, the trophy for the Champion golfer of the year after winning the three-way playoff on day five of the 2015 British Open Golf Championship on The Old Course at St Andrews in Scotland. (AFP/Glyn Kirk)

Patricia Bezzoubenko of Canada performs in the clubs rotation in Rhythmic Gymnastics at the Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada. (AFP/Kevin van Passen)

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo (L) accompanied by First Lady Iriana Widodo (2L) welcomes Education Minister Anies Baswedan (R) during the Eid al-Fitr ceremony at the presidential palace in Jakarta on Jul 22, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Romeo Gacad)

Defendant Zaw Lin (C) arrives in the prison bus for his ongoing trial with Win Zaw Tun (not pictured), both accused of killing a pair of British backpackers in September 2014, at the Koh Samui court on the Thai resort island on Jul 22, 2015. (Photo: AFP)

Clothes of migrant workers and other people living in the street are left to dry on a police barricade kept on a roadside in New Delhi, India on Jul 22, 2015. (Photo: AP/Bernat Armangue)

A South Korean soldier stands at the Military Armistice Committee meeting room at the border village of Panmunjom, which has separated the two Koreas since the Korean War, in Paju, South Korea on Jul 22, 2015. (Photo: AP/Lee Jin-man)

Japanese sushi chef Okitsugu Kado displays his cucumbers carved with the faces of tennis player Kei Nishikori (L) and figure skater Mao Asada (R) during a promotional event to promote cucumbers as a good food for rehydration on hot summer days in Tokyo on Jul 22, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Yoshikazu Tsuno)

Iraqi men gather outside a burnt shop in Baghdad on Jul 22, 2015 following two late night car bombs which killed at least 19 people in mostly Shiite neighbourhoods of the Iraqi capital, according to police. (Photo: AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)

US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter boards E4-B military aircraft at Queen Alia Airport in the Jordanian capital Amman on Jul 22, 2015, en route to King Abdulaziz Airport in Saudi Arabia. Carter sought to reassure anxious Middle East allies over the Iran nuclear deal. (Photo: AFP/POOL/Carolyn Kaster)

A crowd gathers at the site of a body, locals saying was a victim of a robbery in Bujumbura on Jul 22, 2015. Vote counting was underway the day after presidential election marred by violence and international condemnation that is expected to see Pierre Nkurunziza win third term. (AFP/Carl De Souza)

South Africa cricketer Dean Elgar celebrates with teammates after the dismissal of unseen Bangladesh batsman Tamim Iqbal during the second day of the first cricket Test match between Bangladesh and South Africa at The Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Jul 22, 2015. (AFP/ Munir uz Zaman)

Mexico's Oribe Peralta takes a shot during a CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer practice on Jul 21, 2015, in Atlanta. Mexico will face Panama in a semifinal-playoff game Wednesday night in Atlanta's Georgia Dome. (Photo: AP/John Bazemore)

Justin Grimm #52 of the Chicago Cubs throws a pitch against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on Jul 21, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo: Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP)

Venezuela’s Juan Mendez competes in the men's wakeboard semifinal during the Pan Am Games in Toronto on Jul 21, 2015. (Photo: Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

Residents look on from trucks during the evacuation of several villages by local authorities near Mount Gamalama volcano in Ternate. Some 800 villagers were evacuated as steam and ash blanketed several villages in Ternate, the volcano island located in eastern Indonesia. (AFP Photo)

Activists of India's opposition Congress party's youth wing shout slogans as they stand on barricades erected by police during a protest in New Delhi. The activists were protesting against various corruption charges against key leaders of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)

Some 200 Taiwanese high school students held a protest outside the education ministry in the capital Taipei against what they call a "China-centric" version of history taught in the island's schools. (AFP PHOTO/Sam Yeh)

Customers walk past a cardboard cutout of President Barack Obama along the entrance way of the Cafe Deli coffee shop in downtown Nairobi, Kenya. In his first trip to Kenya since he was a US senator in 2006, Obama is scheduled to arrive in Kenya on Jul 24. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

A mechanic steps out of his closed motorcycle repair shop, as a 'For Sale' sign is posted on the front window, next to Syriza's governing party local office in Athens. Uncertainty over Greece's bailout and recent capital controls have led to a new spate of store closures. (AP/Thanassis Stavrakis)

People try to clear damages at the scene a day after a car bomb hit the eastern neighbourhood of New Baghdad, Iraq. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

A resident carrying a television set wades along a flooded street in Villa Rica, Gravatai, Brazil. The number of people hit by heavy rain in Rio Grande do Sul in the past 15 days increased to 47,271, according to data released by the Civil Defence. (AFP PHOTO/Jefferson BERNARDES)

Migrants wait to disembark from Italian Coast Guard ship Diciotti, at the harbour of Messina, Sicily, Italy. (AP Photo/Carmelo Imbesi)

Manchester United forward James Wilson (C) takes the ball past San Jose Earthquakes midfielders Fatai Alashe (L) and Marc Pelosi (R) during their International Champions Cup football match in San Jose, California, USA. Manchester United won 3-1. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Luis Suarez (L) of FC Barcelona and Leonardo (R) of the Los Angeles Galaxy collide as Suarez tries to get off a shot in the International Champions Cup 2015 at Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images/AFP)

Pakistan cricketer Ahmed Shehzad (R) is watched by Sri Lankan wicketkeeper Dinesh Chandimal (L) as he plays a shot during the fourth One Day International (ODI) cricket match at the R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium in Colombo. (AFP PHOTO/LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI)

Spain's Alberto Contador waves as he rides towards the start of the 161km 17th stage of the 102nd edition of the Tour de France cycling race, between Digne-les-Bains and Pra Loup, southeastern France. (AFP PHOTO/LIONEL BONAVENTURE)

A United States Forces Korea 2nd Infantry Division soldier gets ready to take part in an air assault training session at Camp Casey in Dongducheon, South Korea on Jul 24, 2015. About 200 U.S. soldiers took part in the 12-day course focused on combat assault operations. (Photo: AP/Ahn Young-joon)

Protesters are blocked by riot police officers as they march toward the Senate building during a vote on the civil society law in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on Jul 24, 2015. (Photo: AP/Heng Sinith)

Copies of Japan's Nikkei newspapers, top row, are piled at a kiosk in Yokohama, south of Tokyo on July 24, 2015. Japanese media company Nikkei Inc. is buying the Financial Times as part of an 844 million-pound (US$1.3 billion) deal with Britain's Pearson PLC. (Photo: AP/Shuji Kajiyama)

A handout picture released by the Cypriot government's Press and Information Office (PIO) on Jul 24, 2015 shows Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades (L) meeting with European Union Foreign Policy chief Federica Mogherini at the presidential palace in the capital Nicosia. (AFP/PIO/Stavros Ioannides)

Japan's telecom Softbank's humanoid robot Pepper demonstrates working as a beauty adviser during a press preview at the Loft department store in Tokyo on Jul 24, 2015. Loft is hiring Pepper robots as beauty advisers at the cosmetic counter in its Shibuya and Yokohama shops. (AFP/Toshifumi Kitamura)

Chinese dissident Wuer Kaixi speaks during a press conference in Taichung on Jul 24, 2015. Wuer Kaixi, a leading dissident who fled China after pro-democracy protests were crushed in 1989, announced his bid to stand in Taiwan's 2016 parliamentary election. (Photo: AFP/Sam Yeh)

Felix Manalo, younger brother of Church leader Eduardo Manalo, speaks to reporters from the gate of his house in Manila on Jul 24, 2015, two days after he alleged in a YouTube post that their lives were in danger and that some of the ministers were being held against their will. (AFP/Noel Celis)

The Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service forces participate in a training exercise as U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter observes at the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service Academy on the Baghdad Airport Complex in Baghdad, Iraq on Jul 23, 2015. (Photo: AP/Carolyn Kaster, Pool)

Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team's German driver Nico Rosberg (L) arrives at the paddock of the Hungaroring racetrack prior to the first practice session of the Hungarian Grand Prix Formula One race on Jul 24, 2015 in Mogyorod. (Photo: AFP/Ferenc Isza)

Uruguay’s Juan Luzardo falls off his horse as he competes in the equestrian team jumping during the Pan Am Games in Caledon, Ontario on Jul 23, 2015. (Photo: Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

Canada's Gordan Johnston celebrates after scoring a goal during the penalty shootout competition in the Men's Field Hockey semifinal match Brazil vs.Canada Jul 23, 2015 at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada. Canada won on penalty shootout 5-3 (0-0). (Photo: AFP/Eva Hambach)

Houston Astros' Jose Altuve connects for a double against the Boston Red Sox in the fifth inning of a baseball game on Jul 23, 2015, in Houston. (Photo: AP/Pat Sullivan)

People hold placards during an anti-government rally at a park beside the National Diet in Tokyo to protest against the controversial security bills which would expand the remit of the country's armed forces. (AFP/Toru Tamanaka)

Nepalese bystanders look towards the charred remains of a taxi, which was set alight during a general strike in Kathmandu. Schools and public transport were forced to shut down in a nationwide protest over government plans to bring in a new constitution. (AFP/Prakash Mathema)

Cambodian protesters confront security officials in front of the Senate building in Phnom Penh. The parliament passed a controversial law regulating NGOs despite a boycott by opposition lawmakers and street protests by activists who say it will hinder their ability to operate. (AFP/Tang Chin Sothy)

A cyclist (C) rides through floodwaters in Wuhan, in central China's Hubei province, as strong storms hit central and eastern China. (AFP)

A helicopter drops water over the Wragg fire near Winters, California. The fire has grown to over 6,000 acres and is 15 per cent contained. (AFP/Josh Edelson)

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi (2nd R) welcomes his Egyptian counterpart Ibrahim Mahlab (3rd R) upon his arrival for their meeting in Rome. (AFP/Tiziana Fabi)

A Palestinian protester throws stones during clashes with Israeli security forces following a demonstration against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel in the village of Kfar Qaddum, in the occupied West Bank. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)

French police officers patrol with a Spanish colleague (R) at the entrance of the Versailles palace (Chateau de Versailles) in Versailles, outside Paris. (AFP/Loic Venance)

Real Madrid's Gareth Bale (L) vies for the ball with Manchester City's Fernando Reges during the International Champions Cup football match in Melbourne. (AFP/Mal Fairclough)

Matt Every plays his shot from the tenth tee during round two of the RBC Canadian Open in Oakville, Canada. (AFP/Vaughn Ridley)

Italy's Vincenzo Nibali climbs the last hill past a Italian national flag during the 138km nineteenth stage of the 102nd edition of the Tour de France cycling race. (AFP/Lionel Bonaventure)

Team Land Rover Bar competes during a practice day before the first event in the 35th America's Cup World Series in the Solent off the coast of Portsmouth in England. (AFP/Justin Tallis)

Mount Raung volcano emits steam and ash during sunrise as seen from Sumber Arum village in Banyuwangi, located in Indonesia's eastern Java island. Authorities are monitoring increasing activities of Mount Raung after the volcano earlier erupted in February. (AFP)

Crowds of Kenyans gather near Memorial Park in Nairobi to cheer the passing of US President Barack Obama's motorcade. Obama arrived in Kenya late on July 24, making it the first visit to the country of his father's birth, since he was elected president. (AFP/Carl de Souza)

People protest in Paris as they denounce the Suruc bomb blast, during a protest called by Kurdish unions. Violence in Turkey erupted after a suicide bombing killed 32 people in the Turkish town of Suruc, which was carried out by a 20-year old Turkish man linked to IS. (AFP/Bertrand Guay)

Nepalese army personnel collect data at a relief camp for earthquake survivors in Kathmandu. Three months on, Nepal is still reeling from the impact of the earthquake that killed over 8,800 people and flattened nearly 600,000 homes. (AFP/Prakash Mathema)

University students and members of citizens' organizations demonstrate in Tegucigalpa to demand the UN to form a commission to investigate Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez over a corruption scandal. (AFP/Orlando Sierra)

A cab driver participates in a protest against Uber in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Cab drivers believe Uber represents unfair competition as its drivers and cars are not submitted to regular inspections by city officials nor pay any kind of fees to the city to exercise their profession. (AP/Luiz Lopes)

Workers of humanitarian protection organisation Red Cross build tents as makeshift homes for refugees in Eisenhuettenstadt, Germany. A jump in the number of asylum seekers - expected to top a record 450,000 in 2015 - led to lacking homes for refugees in Germany. (AFP/Bernd Settnik)

Moroccans demonstrate in front of the parliament in the Moroccan capital Rabat, to support French-Moroccan satirical journalist Ali Lmrabet who is on a hunger strike since June 24 to protest against his country authorities' refusal to renew his identity papers. (AFP/Fadel Senna)

Cincinnati Reds' Marlon Byrd (foreground L)is out at first by Colorado Rockies first baseman Ben Paulsen (10) as the sun sets during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Denver. (AP/Jack Dempsey)

Britain's Chris Froome, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, climbs towards Alpe d'Huez during the twentieth stage of the Tour de France cycling race with start in Modane and finish in Alpe d'Huez, France. (AP/Laurent Cipriani)

Colombia's Jhon E Rodriguez Quevedo (R) falls as he clashes with Yeisser Ramirez of the US in a men's epee team semifinals, in a fencing competition at the Pan Am Games in Toronto. (AP/Rebecca Blackwell)

Competitor Bai Long clears the bar during a high jump competition held underneath a giant video canopy at a shopping mall in Beijing. This was the first time an athletics event has been held on city streets in China, according to organizers. (AP/Mark Schiefelbein)