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Women mourn as they kneel by a grave at a cemetery during the funeral for the victims of an Islamic State attack on a wedding party that left 50 dead in Gaziantep in southeastern Turkey near the Syrian border. (AFP/Ilyas Akengin)

People hold a Chinese national flag as they march during a demonstration in Paris, organised by several associations of the Chinese community to ask for protection measures, after the death of Zhang Chaolin. Zhang was assaulted by three men in the streets in Aubervilliers. (AFP/Bertrand Guay)

Indian Hindu devotees carry earthen pots containing sacred water with a coconut on top as they take part in a traditional religious procession locally known as Kalash Yatra in New Delhi. (AFP/Sajjad Hussain)

A waitress is silhouetted against an advertisement board as she carries jugs of beer during Taedonggang Beer Festival in Pyongyang, North Korea. The festival, the first of its kind in the country, was held as a promotional event for the locally brewed beer. (AP/Dita Alangkara)

Italy's Frank Chamizo Marquez (red) wrestles with Armenia's Devid Safaryan in their men's 65kg freestyle round of 16 match during the wrestling event of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Carioca Arena 2 in Rio de Janeiro. (AFP/Jack Guez)

Athletes run during the Men's Marathon athletics event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (AFP/Pedro Ugarte)

Russia's team compete in the group all-around final event of the Rhythmic Gymnastics at the Olympic Arena during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (AFP/Thomas Coex)

MotoGP rider Cal Crutchlow of Great Britain celebrates after winning the Czech Republic Motorcycle Grand Prix in Brno, Czech Republic. (AP/Jens Meyer)


Philippine National Police Director General Roland dela Rosa (C) testifies at the start of a senate inquiry into a spate of extra-judicial killings in Manila. (TED ALJIBE/AFP)

Exiled Chief of the National Democratic Front of Philippines (NDFP) Jose Maria Sison (L), government member Joey Fornier and Phillipines Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza at peace talks between the Philippine government and the NDFP in Oslo, Norway. (BERIT ROALD/NTB scanpix/AFP)

Flood-affected Indian residents look at their flooded homes in the Teliarganj Pitamber Nagar Area in Allahabad after water levels of the Ganges and Yamuna rivers rose following heavy monsoon rains. (SANJAY KANOJIA/AFP)

A pro-independent protester from the Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU) is carried away by policemen as angry Taiwanese protested against a visit by a top Shanghai official. (SAM YEH/AFP)

A resident stands in what was the living room of his burned home off Highway 138, near Wrightwood, California, since the Blue Cut Fire swept through the area. (Will Lester/The Sun via AP)

A resident surveys damage to her neighbourhood in Concord, Massachusetts. A tornado briefly touched down in the historic Massachusetts town, uprooting trees, knocking out power, and causing damage to dozens of homes. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Military trucks transport tanks as they drive on a highway out of Istanbul after the Turkish government decided to relocate armed vehicled from the city centre to other military bases near Istanbul following a failed military coup bid. (OZAN KOSE/AFP)

Pusarla Sindhu (2nd R), one of the only two Indians to win medals at the Rio Olympics, displays her silver medal as she is brought home in a procession along with her coach Pullela Gopichand (3rdL) upon their arrival at Hyderabad. Sindhu won silver in women's singles badminton. (AP/Mahesh Kumar A)


Members of India's National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) ride in an inflatable boat on a flooded street at Dashashwamedh ghat in Varanasi as floods from monsoon rains hit parts of the country. (SANJAY KANOJIA/AFP)

Witnesses wait for their turn in suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, to testify in the continuing Senate probe on the rising number of extra-judicial killings related to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's "War on Drugs". (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

An Indian policeman, who spent two months swallowing knives, had 40 of them surgically removed. The father of two underwent a successful five-hour operation to remove the knives from his stomach in the northern city of Amritsar after complaining of severe abdomen pain.  (HO/AFP)

President Barack Obama and Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards tour Castle Place, a flood-damaged area of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

A mosquito control inspector sprays a chemical mist into a storm drain in Miami Beach, Florida. The Florida Department of Health is allocating another US$5 million in funding to Miami-Dade County for Zika preparedness and mosquito control. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

French protesting farmers gather in front of dairy giant Lactalis headquarters in Laval, western France, as they struggle to compete with cheaper countries in Europe's single market. A glut of milk and diving dairy prices are forcing French farms to sell below cost. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

A Canadair aircraft hoses down a fire that broke out in the Monte Mario hill area in Rome, Italy. (Massimo Percossi/ANSA via AP)

OSCE members monitor territory near a house destroyed by shelling in Solodke village, eastern Ukraine. The leaders of Russia, Germany and France have raised the alarm about a recent uptick in fighting in eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Mstyslav Chernov)


An Indian Air Force official drops relief materials to people affected by floods in Allahabad, India. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

A photo of an ancient pagoda in Bagan, Myanmar, after it was hit by a 6.8-magnitude earthquake. The quake damaged many pagodas in the ancient city. (SOE MOE AUNG/AFP)

A forensics unit inspects the site of a deadly bomb blast from previous night outside of a hotel in the southern province of Pattani, Thailand. (TUWAEDANIYA MERINGING/AFP)

Rescue and emergency services personnel carry a survivor on a stretcher during search and rescue operations in Amatric after a powerful earthquake rocked central Italy. (FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP)

Volunteers work to move rubble and debris during search and rescue operations in Amatrice after a powerful earthquake rocked central Italy. (AFP/FILIPPO MONTEFORTE)

Manchester City's Fabian Delph (2nd L) scores his side's first goal against Steaua Bucharest during their Champions League play-off, second Leg match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England. (Nigel French / PA via AP)

Fulham's Luca De La Torre (L) and Middlesbrough's Daniel Ayala battle for the ball during the English League Cup second round football match at Craven Cottage, London. (John Walton/PA via AP)

Pakistan's Sarfraz Ahmed waits to sweep the ball during the One Day International against England at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton, England. (Adam Davy/PA via AP)


Members of the public filing past former Singapore president S. R. Nathan's casket to pay their last respects at Parliament House where he is lying-in-state. (ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP)

Collapsed walls are seen surrounding the ancient pagoda of Sulamani after a 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit Bagan. The quake struck central Myanmar, damaging nearly 200 pagodas in the famous ancient capital of Bagan (YE AUNG THU/AFP)

This aerial view shows flooding in low-lying areas on the outskirts of Allahabad. At least nine people have died in Uttar Pradesh state and another 15 in eastern Bihar over the past two days as floods hit rural areas as well as some Indian cities. (SANJAY KANOJIA/AFP)

A resident walks past destroyed buildings in Pescara del Tronto, Italy, after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck the region. (MARCO ZEPPETELLA/AFP)

Volunteers and Red Cross workers prepare a temporary encampment for residents of earthquake affected areas in Amatrice after a powerful earthquake rocked central Italy. (MARIO LAPORTA/AFP)

A canadair bomber plane fights against a fire in Poggio d'Oletta on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica. (AFP/PASCAL POCHARD-CASABIANCA)

West Ham United's Jonathan Calleri (L) has an attempt on goal saved by Astra Giurgiu's goalkeeper Silviu Lung during the UEFA Europa League play-off match at the London Stadium. (Nick Potts / PA via AP)

Russian President Vladimir Putin (C) poses with Olympic synchronised swimming champions Svetlana Romashina (L) and Natalia Ishchenko (R) at a reception after presenting awards to Olympic medallists in the Kremlin in Moscow. (Alexei Nikolsky/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)


Rescue and emergency services personnel look at excavators used to search for victims under the rubble of a building, in the damaged central Italian village of Amatrice, after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck the region. (ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP)

Indian residents carrying their belongings wade through flooded water in Varanasi. Some 200,000 people have moved to relief centres in Uttar Pradesh state after their homes were submerged in floods. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)

A boy reacts as an Indian Air Force helicopter lands with relief supplies in a field on the outskirts of Allahabad, India. Some 200,000 residents have moved to relief centres after their homes were submerged in floods. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

Two women cover their faces while walking along the promenade at Marina Bay in Singapore. (Photo: AFP/Roslan Rahman)

Soldiers and rescuers stand next to a crashed military aircraft on a rice field in the outskirts of Tuy Hoa in the central province of Phu Yen. A Vietnamese trainee pilot was killed when his fighter jet crashed into the rice field. (STR/Vietnam News Agency/AFP)

Zimbabwe opposition supporters set up a burning barricade in Harare as they clash with police during a protest march for electoral reforms. (ZINYANGE AUNTONY/AFP)

Werder goalkeeper Felix Wiedwald misses a penalty shot by Bayern's Robert Lewandowski during the German Bundesliga football match at the Allianz Arena stadium in Munich, Germany. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

South Korea's Amy Yang watches her tee shot during second round action at the Canadian Pacific Women's Open golf tournament in Priddis, Alberta. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)


A man stands in front of his collapsed house in Villa San Lorenzo, near Amatrice, central Italy, where a 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck. As Italians observed a day of national mourning, President Sergio Mattarella joined grieving family members for a state funeral. (AP/Antonio Calanni)

A Syrian man carries a child in the Maadi district of Aleppo after regime aircraft reportedly dropped explosive-packed barrel bombs. At least 15 civilians were reportedly killed when two bombs fell near a tent where people were receiving condolences for those killed this week. (AFP/Ammer Alhalbi)

An Indian man stands on his car that got submerged in flood waters as he waits for a boat next to his house in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. Flood water levels stabilised with rains ebbing over the past four days in the state, where 200,000 people had moved to relief centres. (AP/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

A competitor prepares to throw the 83.5kg "Unspunnen" stone during the first day of the Federal Alpine Wrestling Festival in Payerne, Switzerland. Over 200,000 spectators are expected over the week-end to view top Swiss wrestlers competing in the traditional ring of sand. (AFP/Valeriano Di Domenico)

The Cipotegato, a hooded man dressed as an harlequin, climbs onto the monument erected in his honour on the main square of Tarazona. People throw tomatoes at each other waiting for the passage of the Cipotegato, marking the start of the main festivities of Tarazona. (AFP/Ander Gillenea)

Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho controls the ball during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at White Hart Lane in London, on Aug 27, 2016. (AFP/Justin Tallis)

Dortmund's midfielder Shinji Kagawa (C) vies for the ball with Mainz' defender Giulio Donati (L) and Mainz' midfielder Jean-Philippe Gbamin (R) during the German first division Bundesliga football match of Borussia Dortmund vs FSV Mainz 05 in Dortmund, western Germany. (AFP/Patrick Stollarz)

England's Joe Root (R) plays a shot watches by Pakistan's wicket-keeper Sarfraz Ahmed during play in the second one day international (ODI) cricket match between England and Pakistan at Lord's cricket ground in London on Aug 27, 2016. (AFP/Olly Greenwood)