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Iraqi army tanks get into position on the outskirts of Baiji refinery north of Tikrit, during a joint operation between the army and popular mobilisation units to retake the remaining area of the Baiji oil refinery from Islamic State (IS) group jihadists, on May 24, 2015.(Photo: AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)

Saudis hold placards during a protest outside a mosque in Kudeih, in the mainly Shiite Saudi Gulf coastal town of Qatif, 400 kms east of Riyadh, on May 24, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Hussein Radwan)

Runners and their pets participate in Managua, on May 24, 2015 in the PerroCross Nicaragua (DogCross Nicaragua) cross country race, a competition that aims to support social causes and respect for animals. (Photo: AFP/STR)

Young Turkmen men and women take part in an opening ceremony of the first monument to Turkmenistan's President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov in Ashgabat on May 25, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Igor Sasin)

Passengers disembark a Syrian airplane, coming from the northern Syrian province of Qamishli, upon their arrival at al-Basel International Airport in the coastal city of Latakia on May 24, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Youssef Karwashan)

Pakistani paramedics treat injured blast victims at a hospital in Karachi on May 25, 2015. Three people were killed and four others injured when Baluch separatists targeted a convoy carrying the Pakistani president's son in the southwestern province of Baluchistan on May 25. (Photo: AFP/Asif Hassan)

Customers fill their cars at a petrol station in the Iranian capital Tehran on May 25, 2015. The Iranian government has lifted the quota of 60 litres of subsidised fuel for individuals, reported Iranian medias. (Photo: AFP/Atta Kenare)

The Rolling Thunder First Amendment Demonstration Run arrives in Washington, DC, on May 24, 2015. The Rolling Thunder First Amendment Demonstration Run is an annual event to pay tribute to current and former US military members. (Photo: AFP/Chris Kleponis)

A Malaysian policeman inspects a car a day after the government announced the discovery of camps and graves, the first such sites found in Malaysia since a regional human-trafficking crisis erupted earlier this month, near Malaysia-Thailand borders in Wang Kelian. (Photo: AFP/Mohd Rasfan)

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak (2nd L), accompanied by his wife Rosmah Mansor (L),being greeted by Japanese Emperor Akihito (3rd L) and Empress Michiko (front R) upon their arrival for an audience at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo.  (Photo:  AFP/Imperial Household Agency)

Ryan Blaney, driver of the #21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford, is involved in an on-track incident the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 24, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo: AFP/Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Tristan Thompson #13 of the Cleveland Cavaliers vies for position with Paul Millsap #4 of the Atlanta Hawks and DeMarre Carroll #5 of the Atlanta Hawks during Game Three of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo: AFP/Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Rohingya migrants queue up for food at a temporary shelter in Bayeun, Aceh province, Indonesia. Thousands of migrants have landed ashore in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. Thousands more are believed to be trapped at sea in boats abandoned by their captains. (AP/Binsar Bakkara)

A Nepalese man walks past damaged houses one month after the deadly 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal. Two powerful earthquakes devastated Nepal. Aftershocks also triggered many landslides in the Himalayan nation. (AP/Niranjan Shrestha)

Supporters of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hang onto various vantage points as they listen to him address the crowd at a rally venue in Mathura. Modi has promised non-stop power and better irrigation for farmers, as he battles to win approval for a controversial land bill. (AFP/Money Sharma)

The eruption of the volcano Wolf on Isabela Island, Galapagos, Ecuador. (AFP/HO/Diego Paredes)

Yemeni soldiers, loyal to the Huthi Shiite militia, patrol vehicles in a street in the capital Sanaa. Rebel forces and loyalist fighters were locked in fierce fighting in Yemen as hopes of a political solution faded after the UN postponed peace talks. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)

A protestor opposed to the Burundian President's third term is snatched by members of the Imbonerakure, the youth wing of the ruling party, armed with sticks in the Kinama neighborhood of Bujumbura. (AFP/Carl de Souza)

A girl floats in the air, supported by a rig of hidden metal rods, during a parade on the outlying Cheung Chau island in Hong Kong to celebrate the Bun Festival. The festival is held annually to placate the spirits of people killed by pirates. (AP/Vincent Yu)

A shaven-headed young boy yawns during a special service to celebrate the 2,559th birthday of Buddha at the Chogye Temple in Seoul. Buddhists prayed for the unification between South and North Korea at the service. (AP/Ahn Young-joon)

Middlesbrough's midfielder Emilio Nsue (R) plays the ball under pressure from Norwich City's midfielder Bradley Johnson (L) during the English Championship play off final football match between Middlesbrough and Norwich City at Wembley Stadium in London. (AFP/Ben Stansall)

Russia's Maria Sharapova serves in the first round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Estonia's Kaia Kanepi at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France. (AP/Christophe Ena)

Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka returns the ball to Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych during the men's first round at the Roland Garros 2015 French Tennis Open in Paris. (AFP/Miguel Medina)

New Zealand’s Bradley-John Watling hits a shot on the fifth day of the first cricket Test match between England and New Zealand at Lord's cricket ground in London. (AFP/Ian Kington)

Guardsmen form a guard of honour as Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh ride in the Diamond Jubilee State Coach as they leave Buckingham Palace for the Palace of Westminster in London on May 27, 2015 for the State Opening of Parliament. (Photo: AFP/Justin Tallis)

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama (L), walks with Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic, the first Serbian leader to visit the nation after a troubled past, at the Palace of Brigades, in Tirana, Albania on May 27, 2015. (Photo: AP/Hektor Pustina)

Disabled people lie on a street next to riot policemen as they demonstrate for a better accessibility of public buildings on May 27, 2015 near the Elysee presidential palace in Paris. (Photo: AFP/Charly Triballeau)

Indonesian Muslim protesters hold defaced posters of Myanmar's radical Buddhist monk Ashin Wirathu during a protest demanding an end to the violence against ethnic Rohingyas in Rakhine State, outside the Embassy of Myanmar in Jakarta, Indonesia on May 27, 2015. (Photo: AP/Achmad Ibrahim)

A dinghy overcrowded with Afghan immigrants arrived on a beach on the Greek island of Kos, after crossing a part of the Aegean Sea between Turkey and Greece on May 27, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Angelos Tzortzinis)

South Korea's Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs Hwang Joon-kook (C), answers reporters' questions after a meeting about North Korea with leaders from U.S. and Japan in Seoul, South Korea on May 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

A visitor tries a racing game on the Xbox One from Microsoft on the last day of the first Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Asia in Shanghai on May 27, 2015. More than 200 technology companies from 15 countries around the world are showcasing their consumer technology innovations. (Photo: AFP)

Afghan security officers stand guard near a guesthouse targeted in an attack by the Taliban, in Kabul, Afghanistan on May 27, 2015. An all-night siege ended in the early hours on Wednesday with the deaths of four heavily armed Taliban attackers, an Afghan official said. (Photo: AP /Rahmat Gul)

Russia's Maria Sharapova returns the ball to Russia's Vitalia Diatchenko during the women's second round of the Roland Garros 2015 French Tennis Open in Paris on May 27, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Dominique Faget)

Mongolian sumo wrestler Terunofuji (C) smiles as he holds up a sea bream to celebrate his promotion to sumo's second highest rank of "ozeki", or champion, in Tokyo on May 27, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Jiji Press)

A helicopter hovers near the Team Brunei yacht as it sails up the Tagus river to cross the finish line at Lisbon harbour winning the Volvo Ocean Race seventh leg between Newport and Lisbon, on May 27, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Jose Manuel Ribeiro)

(L-R) Genk's chairman Herbert Houben, new head coach Peter Maes, technical director Dimitri De Conde and general director Patrick Janssens take part in a press conference of soccer team KRC Genk to present their new head coach, on May 27, 2015 in Genk. (Photo: AFP/ Belga/Yorick Jansens)

Water from the Dan river submerging a quay in Leishan county in the Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous region, in southwest China's Guizhou province, after heavy rainstorms hit the area. (AFP PHOTO/STR)

Indonesian policeman extinguish a burning effigy of a Buddhist monk during a protest in support of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar by hardline Muslim group Front Pembela Islam (FPI) together with Forum Umat Islam (FUI) outside the Myanmar embassy in Jakarta. (AFP/ADEK BERRY)

A protester confronts a police officer outside the Houses of Parliament during an anti-austerity demonstration in London, following the State Opening of Parliament. (AFP/BEN STANSALL)

Activists of the international campaigning and advocacy organisation ONE install illuminated balloons with portraits of the G7 heads of state in front of the Frauenkirche cathedral (Church of Our Lady) prior the G7 Finance Ministers meeting in Dresden, eastern Germany. (AP/Jens Meyer)

A man rests next to his car destroyed by Saudi-led airstrikes in Sanaa, Yemen. (AP/Hani Mohammed)

Afghan migrants arrive on a beach on the Greek island of Kos, after crossing a part of the Aegean Sea between Turkey and Greece. (AFP/Angelos Tzortzinis)

Riot police wrestle with a protester as she tries to take away a sign that reads in Spanish "No more deaths" during an anti-mining protest in Arequipa, Peru. (AP/Rodrigo Abd)

Tyler Berndt, 12, of West Palm Beach, Florida, yawns during the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Oxon Hill, Maryland. (AP/Andrew Harnik)

Sevilla's Benoit Tremoulinas (L) and Dnipro's Artem Fedetskiy vie for the ball during the UEFA Europa League final football match at the Narodowy stadium in Warsaw, Poland. (AFP/PIOTR HAWALEJ)

Spain's Alberto Contador, wearing the pink jersey of the overall leader, sprays sparkling wine as he celebrates on the podium after completing the 16th stage of the Giro d'Italia, Tour of Italy cycling race from Pinzolo to Aprica, Italy. (Claudio Peri/ANSA via AP)

China's Jiujing Xu (R) in action against Dutch's Yvon Belien (front) during the game between China and the Netherlands at the Montreux Volleyball Masters women tournament in Montreux, Switzerland. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)

Japan's Misaki Doi celebrates after winning a point against Serbia's Ana Ivanovic during the women's second round of the Roland Garros 2015 French Tennis Open in Paris. (AFP/PATRICK KOVARIK)

Volunteers hand out water on a street in New Delhi, as more than 1,100 people have died in a blistering heatwave sweeping India. (AFP/MONEY SHARMA)

A Nepalese soldier carries relief food parcels from a military helicopter in the village of Rasuwa. More than 8,600 people died in two earthquakes that hit Nepal on Apr 25 and May 12, destroying nearly half a million houses and leaving thousands without food or water. (AFP/ISHARA S. KODIKARA)

Victims of the Apr 25 earthquake that triggered a landslide in Langtang region rest at the Yellow Monastery premise in Kathmandu, Nepal. (AP/Niranjan Shrestha)

Coloured water from water cannons hit Kashmiri government employees during a protest in Srinagar, India. Police detained dozens of government employees who protested demanding regularisation of contractual jobs and a hike in salary. (AP/Mukhtar Khan)

A protester carries a placard reading "Health Cuts Equals Suicides" as she marches during an anti-austerity demonstration in London, following the State Opening of Parliament. (AFP Photo)

A serviceman walks past a destroyed house on Ukrainian positions on the frontline facing pro-Russian separatists near Donetsk in eastern Ukraine. (AFP/GENYA SAVILOV)

Students vandalise traffic signs during a protest against the education reform in Santiago, Chile. (AFP/MARTIN BERNETTI)

Employees of the Assistance publique - Hopitaux de Paris (APHP) take part in a demonstration called by the unions of the APHP in Paris to protest against a strategic plan of the institution and reforms of working hours. (AFP/STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN)

An activist with a giant mask of FIFA President Sepp Blatter stands in a cage as others hold posters during a protest by the Avaaz organization in front of the Hallenstadtion in Zurich, Switzerland. (Ennio Leanza/Keystone via AP)

Hamburg's mascot "Hermann", Hamburg's coach Bruno Labbadia and the players stand together on the pitch after the German first division Bundesliga first leg relegation football match between Hamburger SV and Karlsruher SC in Hamburg, Germany. The match ended 1-1. (AP/Joerg Sarbach)

Serbia's Novak Djokovic is treated for injury in the second round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Luxembourg's Gilles Muller at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France. (AP/Thibault Camus)

Denmark's Soren Kjeldsen prepares to play from the rough on hole 18 during round one of the Irish Open Golf Championship at Royal County Down, Newcastle, Northern Ireland. (AP/Peter Morrison)

Ethnic Rohingya women queue up for food at a temporary shelter in Bayeun, Aceh province, Indonesia, on Saturday, May 23, 2015. (Photo: AP/Tatan Syuflana)

A Nepalese resident carries a child through a relief camp for earthquake survivors in Kathmandu on May 23, 2015. Nearly 8,500 people have now been confirmed dead in two earthquakes which destroyed more than half a million homes. (Photo: AFP/Ishara S Kodikara)

A man inspects damage caused by a bomb explosion at a mosque in Sanaa, Yemen, on Friday, May 22, 2015. (Photo: AP/Hani Mohammed)

Boats skim an oil slick on the surface of the Pacific Ocean near Refugio State Beach on May 22, 2015 in Goleta, California. (Photo: AFP/Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Chief of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) party Jayalalithaa Jayaram (centre) arrives for her swearing-in ceremony as the chief minister of the southern state of Tamil Nadu in Chennai on May 23, 2015.  (Photo: AFP/Seshadri Sukumar)

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (right) is greeted by Vietnamese Deputy Defence Minister Nguyen Chi Vinh upon his arrival to attend a meeting marking the first anniversary of Vietnam's UN Peace Keeping Centre in Hanoi on May 23, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Hoang Dinh Nam)

Children plant rice seedlings in a paddy field on the roof garden at Roppongi Hills business, shopping and residential complex in Tokyo. Some 130 people who work or live in the complex took part in the annual event and they will harvest in September to make rice cakes. (Photo: AFP/Yoshikazu Tsung)

Singer Roy Hamilton Jr (left) and singer Shirley King, daughter of blues musician BB King, perform at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas at The LINQ Promenade as she hosts a celebration of the life and music of her father on May 22, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo: AFP/Getty Images/Ethan Miller)

This handout photo taken and released by OneAsia on May 23, 2015 shows Ryan Fox of New Zealand hitting a shot during the third round of the 2015 SK Telecom Open at the Sky72 Golf Club’s Ocean Course in Seoul. The tournament takes place from May 21 to 24. (Photo: AFP/Paul Lakatos/OneAsia)

Nick Ahmed #13 of the Arizona Diamondbacks and teammates celebrate a walk-off single in the thirteenth inning against the Chicago Cubs at Chase Field on May 22, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo: AFP/Norm Hall/Getty Images)

National Basketball Association (NBA) player Jordan Clarkson from the Los Angeles Lakers mingles with children during a basketball clinic in Manila on May 23, 2015.  (Photo: AFP/Noel Celis)

Timofey Mozgov #20 of the Cleveland Cavaliers fouls Pero Antic #6 of the Atlanta Hawks in the fourth quarter during Game Two of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at Philips Arena on May 22, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo: AFP/Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Filipinos participate in creating a huge peace sign in an event called "Handshake for peace" in Manila on May 24, 2015. The event commemorates the 70th years since World War II ended and to inspire people in many countries to condemn war and to continuously crusade for peace. (Photo: AFP/Noel Celis)

US feminist Gloria Steinem (C) speaks to the media as her group of peace activists arrives at the inter-Korea transit office after they crossed the border line through the demilitarised zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas in Paju on May 24, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Jung Yeon-Je)

Rohingya migrants have their breakfast at a temporary shelter in Aceh province, Indonesia on May 24, 2015. Thousands of migrants from Bangladesh and Myanmar have landed ashore in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand since May 10 and more are believed to be trapped at sea. (Photo: AP/Binsar Bakkara)

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak (C) and his wife Rosmah Mansor (R) arrive at the airport in Tokyo on May 24, 2015. Najib is on a three day visit to Japan. (Photo: AFP/Yoshikazu Tsuno

US actress Susan Sarandon (L) speaks with Nepalese resident Saili Tamang as she visits an area damaged in an earthquake at Ramkot, Kathmandu on May 24, 2015. Nearly 8,500 people have now been confirmed dead in two earthquakes that have destroyed million homes. (Photo: AFP/Ishara S. Kodikara)

Indian children play in a pond near India Gate amid soaring temperatures in New Delhi on May 24, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Sajjad Hussain)

Cardinals attend a papal mass on the Solemnity of Pentecost at St Peter's basilica on May 24, 2015 in Vatican. (Photo: AFP/Andreas Solaro)

The "Wind Surf" yacht sails in the Mediterranean sea off the coast of Monaco on May 24, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Jean Christophe Magnenet)

This handout photo taken and released by OneAsia on May 24, 2015 shows Choi Jin-ho of South Korea hitting a shot during the final round of the 2015 SK Telecom Open at the Sky72 Golf Club's Ocean Course in Seoul. He claims his first OneAsia win with birdie finish. (Photo: AFP/Paul Lakatos/OneAsia)

Ali Khademi of Iran (R) leads the pack during the 18th Tour of Japan cycling road race in Tokyo on May 24, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Toshifumi Kitamura)

Colorado Rockies catcher Michael McKenry, left, applies the tag to put out San Francisco Giants' Casey McGehee at home plate during the fifth inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader on May 23, 2015, in Denver. (Photo: AP/David Zalubowski)

Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard (12) fouls Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) during the first half in Game 3 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals on May 23, 2015, in Houston. (Photo: AP/David J. Phillip)