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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 residents collecting belongings they found in the rubble of a destroyed building in the Shejaiya residential district of Gaza City as families return 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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The coffin of 21-year-old Israeli Sgt. Barkey Ishai Shor, draped in the Israeli flag is carried by his comrades during his funeral at the Mount Herzel military cemetery in Jerusalem after he was killed the previous day in combat. (AFP/GALI TIBBON)

Israelis protest outside The Kirya, the Israeli Defence Force headquarters in Tel Aviv in support of the Israeli military operation in Gaza. Palestinians said factions were ready for a new Gaza truce and Washington said Israel had sought help in calming the conflict. (AFP/GIL COHEN-MAGEN)

A Palestinian girl, wounded in an Israeli strike on a compound housing a UN school in Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip, is pictured at Kamal Edwan hospital. Israeli bombardments early on July 30 killed "dozens" of Palestinians in Gaza, including at least 16 at a UN school. (AFP/MOHAMMED ABED)

Palestinians who lost relatives in an Israeli strike on a UN shelter for displaced Palestinians, cry outside the Kamal Edwin hospital in Beit Lahia where victims from the attack were brought. (Photo: AFP/Mahmud Hams)

North Korean defectors and South Korean activists release balloons in Paju that are due to fly to the North carrying chocolate pies and cookies during a rally against the North's recent threat at the Imjingak Pavilion near the border that separates the two Koreas. (AP/Ahn Young-joon)

Cambodians line up to attend an initial hearing in the second trial against two surviving regime leaders in Phnom Penh. Cambodia's UN-backed Khmer Rouge court was set to begin trial on charges including genocide of Vietnamese people and Muslims, forced marriages and rape. (AFP/TANG CHHIN SOTHY)

US President Barack Obama (C) looks at a large soda at Arthur Bryant's Barbecue in Kansas City, Missouri, before having dinner with four local residents. (AFP/Jim WATSON)

Clowns pose during a parade in the historical centre of Guatemala City in the framework of the VI Latin American Clown Congress. (AFP/Johan ORDONEZ)

Revellers pose before the start of Carnaval des Fleurs, or Carnival of Flowers, celebrations in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The Caribbean nation is celebrating the third edition of this festival, a three-day celebration President Michel Martelly has revived from the Duvalier era. (AP/Dieu Nalio Chery)

Pope Francis (L) spreads incense over the coffin of late Cardinal Francesco Marchisano during his funeral mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. (AFP/ALBERTO PIZZOLI)

Paraguay's Nacional players celebrate after qualifying for the final of the Copa Libertadores championship after defeating Uruguay's Defensor Sporting in Montevideo. (AP/Matilde Campodonico)

Police officers approach a fan with a Palestinian flag who ran onto the field with several others during the second half of a Guinness International Champions Cup match between Roma and Real Madrid in Dallas. Roma won 1-0. (AP/Tony Gutierrez)

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A displaced Palestinian taking shelter at a UN school receives treatment at the Kamal Edwan hospital in Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip. An Israeli strike attacked a mosque near the same UN school in Jabalia, that was attacked the day before, wounding 15 Palestinians. (AFP/Mohammed Abed)

An Israeli soldier sits on top of a tank along the border between Israel and the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip. At least 17 people were killed in an Israeli strike on a packed Gaza market in a deadly raid that came as Israel was observing a four-hour humanitarian lull. (AFP/Gil Cohen-Magen)

People hold signs with the names of Palestinians killed in Gaza during a demonstration against Israel's military operation in Gaza and in support of the Palestinian people in Strasbourg, eastern France. (AFP/Frederick Florin)

Members of Germany's Turkish community arrive to cast their votes for Turkish presidential elections at the Olympic Stadium (Olympiastadion) in Berlin. The August 10 election marks the first time poll booths have been set up abroad. (AFP/Adam Berry)

A Moroccan military plane flies over the river Bouregreg in Rabat to mark the 15th anniversary of Mohammed VI 's accession to the throne. (AFP/Fadel Senna)

A girl and her father collect water from an almost dried up reservoir, two kilometres from their home, in Pingdingshan, central China's Henan province. Severe drought and scorching heat has damaged over a million hectares of farmland in China's Henan and Inner Mongolia provinces. (AFP)

Ukrainian armoured vehicles drive towards the eastern city of Debaltceve, in the region of Donetsk. Ukrainian troops retook the city of Debaltceve in eastern Ukraine as they pressed on with their offensive to stamp out a pro-Russian rebellion. (AFP/Genya Savilov)

Mayan Ixil people hold a portrait of Miguel Marcos, one of the victims of Guatemala's 1982 civil war massacre, in Nebaj, Quiche department some 260km northwest of Guatemala City. The civil war in Guatemala (1960-96) left 200,000 dead or missing. (AFP/Johan Ordonez)

Venus Williams, of the United States, rushes to return the ball during the second set of her match against Paula Kania, of Poland, in the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford, California. (AP/Beck Diefenbach)

Wei Heem Lim of Singapore performs on the floor during the Women's All-Around final of the Artistic Gymnastics event during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. (AFP/Carl Court)

India's Annu Rani competes in the final the women's javelin throw athletics event at Hampden Park during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. (AFP/Ben Stansall)

New Zealand's Valerie Adams celebrates winning the final the women's shot put athletics event at Hampden Park during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. Adams won gold. (AFP/Adrian Dennis)

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Male sea lion "Pucchi" uses a ladle to sprinkle water onto the pavement along with children near his aquarium at the Aqua Stadium in Tokyo. Pucci's act was part of a "cool down campaign" as Tokyo's temperature soared over 33 degree Celsius. (AFP/ Yoshikazu TSUNO)

Afghan youths swim in a public swimming pool in Mazar-i-Sharif. Temperatures in the city are expected to peak around 36 degrees Celcius this week, according to meteorological data. (AFP/FARSHAD USYAN)

A general view shows the damaged road after the gas explosions in Kaohsiung. A series of powerful gas blasts killed at least 24 people and injured up to 271 in the southern Taiwanese, overturning cars and ripping up roads. (AFP/SAM YEH)

A policeman stands guard by damaged fire trucks after the gas explosions in Kaohsiung. Five firemen were killed after a series of powerful gas blasts ripped through the bustling Taiwanese city. (AFP/SAM YEH)

Singapore paratroopers jump out from a C-130 plane during a routine training in Paya Lebar Air Base. The US Navy maintains a logistical command unit in Singapore to coordinate warship deployment and logistics in the region. (AFP/MOHD FYROL)

Bangladeshi bystanders look on after a train collision with a bus in Jhenaidah some 150 kilometres west of Dhaka. A train smashed into a crowded bus carrying a bridal party leaving at least 10 people dead and 57 injured. (AFP/STR)

A wounded Palestinian woman arrives at al-Najar hospital in the southern Gaza Strip. Israeli shelling killed eight people medics said, just hours after a 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire took effect. (AFP/SAID KHATIB)

Comrades and friends of 21-year-old Israeli Staff Sgt. Matan Gotlib mourn at his funeral at the military cemetery in the Israeli coastal city of Rishon Letzion after he was killed the previous day in combat in the Gaza Strip. (AFP/GALI TIBBON)

People hold Israeli flags at a demonstration called by the Representative Council of Jewish Institutions in France in front of Lyon's synagogue. The rally is in response to weeks of pro-Palestinian protests marred by clashes, arrests and allegations of anti-Semitism. (AFP/ROMAIN LAFABREGUE)

Delegates from different Moroccan regions attend the ceremony of allegiance marking the 15th anniversary of Mohammed VI 's accession to the throne at the king's palace in Rabat. (AFP/FADEL SENNA)

England's Jodie Williams (L) and England's Bianca Williams (R) celebrate winning silver and bronze respectively in the final of the women's 200m at Hampden Park during the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. (AFP/BEN STANSALL)

Muhammad Inam of Pakistan (red) grapples with Pawan Kumar of India (blue) in the 86kg freestyle wrestling bronze medal match at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. (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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