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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)


A resident moves a TV while helping a family clear out their home after flooding in Walker, Louisiana. (AFP/Brendan Smialowski)

A salvage company removes wreckage from Sunday's fatal plane crash of a twin-engine Piper in Northport, Alabama, USA. (Erin Nelson/The Tuscaloosa News via AP)

A local San Juan, Puerto Rico-based tug crew uses a fire hose to cool the hull of the Caribbean Fantasy cruise ship that caught fire, a mile from San Juan Harbour, Puerto Rico. More than 500 passengers and crew were evacuated from the burning ship. (Jonathan Lally/US Coast Guard via AP)

Positive Money campaigners protest in front of the Bank of England in London. Protesters are calling on the government and Bank of England to abandon quantitative easing (QE) and create money for people, not financial markets. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei returns against Taiwan's Tien Chen Chou during the men's singles quarter-final badminton match at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. (GOH Chai Hin/AFP)

Germany's Lisa Schutze (R) celebrates after scoring a goal during the women's semi-final field hockey match against the Netherlands at the Rio 2016 Olympics Games. (Pascal GUYOT/AFP)

Turkey's Buse Tosun (L) wrestles Japan's Sara Dosho in the women's 69kg qualifiers final match during the wrestling event of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. (Toshifumi KITAMURA/AFP)

Switzerland's Steve Guerdat riding Nino des Buissonnets takes part in the jumping competition at the Olympic Equestrian Centre during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. (John MACDOUGALL/AFP)


Philippine Coast Guard’s (PCG) first ever multi-role response vessel (MRRV) called the “BRP Tubbataha” arrives at the port in Manila. The 44-metre vessel is one of 10 originally ordered and built by Japan Marine United Corporation. (NOEL CELIS/AFP)

Firefighters battle a wildfire on Cajon Boulevard in Keenbrook, California. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Residents move a refrigerator out of a flooded home in St Amant, Louisiana. Last week Louisiana was overwhelmed with flood water, causing at least 13 deaths and thousands of damaged homes. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP)

A Palestinian protester hurls stones towards Israeli security forces during clashes following a protest in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails, in front of the Israeli Ofer prison, near the West Bank city of Ramallah. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

China's Chai Biao (R) and Hong Wei returns against Britain's Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge during the men's doubles bronze medal badminton match. (Ben STANSALL/AFP)

L-R) China's Ge Manqi, Wei Yongli, Jamaica's Veronica Campbell-Brown and Sashalee Forbes compete in the women's 4 x 100m relay round one during the athletics event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. (FRANCK FIFE/AFP)

Colombia's Doris Esmid Patino Marin (R) kicks Egypt's Hedaya Wahba during the women’s taekwondo qualifying bout in the -57kg category as part of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. (Ed JONES/AFP)

Croatia's Sandro Sukno (L) vies with Montenegro's Predrag Jokic during their Rio 2016 Olympic Games water polo men's semi-final game. (GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP)


A bus is tipped on its side after two commuter buses collided in Newark, New Jersey. Investigators are trying to determine if a commuter bus ran a red light and broadsided another commuter bus, killing a driver and injuring several. (AP/Mel Evans)

A French Police officer guards a group of migrants during security measures to dismantle a make shift camp in Paris. Paris authorities have evacuated thousands of migrants from makeshift camps in recent months and sent them to temporary shelters around the region. (AP/Michel Euler)

A helicopter drops water on a hot spot in Keenbrook, California. The Blue Cut Fire has charred more than 35,000 acres causing more than 80,000 people to be evacuated from their homes. (AFPJosh Edelson)

Members of the LGBT community participate in Nepal's Gay Pride parade in Kathmandu. Scores of gays, lesbians, transvestites and transsexuals from across the country took part in the rally to spread their campaign for sexual rights in the country. (AFP/Prakash Mathema)

Greece's Varvara Filiou competes in the individual all-around qualifying event of the Rhythmic Gymnastics at the Olympic Arena during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (AFP/Ben Stansall)

France's Roger Yves Bost on his horse Sydney Une Prince takes part in the final round of the individual equestrian show jumping event at the Olympic Equestrian Centre during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (AFP/John Macdougall)

Russia's Anastasiia Baryshnikova (L) competes with Germany's Rabia Guelec during their women’s taekwondo qualifying bout in the -67kg category as part of the Rio 2016 Olympic Gamesat the Carioca Arena 3, in Rio de Janeiro. (AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev)

Australia's Jacob Clear and Australia's Jordan Wood compete in the Men's Kayak Four (K4) 1000m semi-final at the Lagoa Stadium during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (AFP/Jeff Pachoud)


Residents navigate floodwaters after water levels in the Yamuna river rose in Allahabad, a city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. (SANJAY KANOJIA/AFP)

Japanese Emperor Akihito (C) and Empress Michiko (R) leave Tokyo Station for their visits to Nagano and Gunma prefectures. On Aug 8, Emperor Akihito says he may no longer be able to carry out his duties due to his advancing age and weakening health. (KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP)

Ukrainian servicemen take part in military parade rehearsal next to tanks in the centre of Kiev. Ukraine will mark the 25th anniversary of its Independence Day on Aug 24, 2016. (SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP)

Civil defence volunteers dig through debris following an airstrike on the Jallum neighbourhood in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. More than 300 civilians have been killed in a three-week surge of fighting and bombardment in Aleppo city. (THAER MOHAMMED/AFP)

Neymar (2nd R) is congratulated by his teammate after scoring Brazil's first goal during the final match of the men's Olympic football tournament against Germany. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

China's Chen Long (C) weeps after defeating Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei to win the men's badminton singles gold medal. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

Gwen Jorgensen (L) of USA leads Nicola Spirig Hug of Switzerland during the running segment of the women's triathlon event on Copacabana beach at the 2016 Rio Olympics. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Park In-bee of South Korea, hits from a bunker on the 18th hole during the final round of the women's golf event at the 2016 Rio Olympics. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)