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An Indian Sadhu (Hindu holy man) looks on after bathing in the River Ganges and smearing his body with ash, during the Magh Mela festival in Allahabad. The Magh Mela is held every year on the banks of Triveni Sangam in Prayag near Allahabad during the Hindu month of Magh. (AFP/Sanjay Kanojia)

An Iraqi man walks outside Mosul's University, a week after Iraqi counter-terrorism service (CTS) retook it from the Islamic State (IS) militants. Iraqi forces battled the last holdout militants in east Mosul after commanders declared victory there. (AFP/Dimitar Dilkoff)

An activist wears a T-shirt denouncing the country's controversial sweeping telecommunications law, section 66 (d), as lawyers, journalists, cyber technology professionals and activists rally in Yangon to denounce the law in which people can be charged with defamation. (AFP/Ye Aung Thu)

Aymara indigenous priests perform a ritual as part of the celebrations in the Plaza Murillo before President Evo Morales gives a speech to Congress at the start of the third year of his third term in office, in La Paz. (Aizar Raldes/AR)

Models wear creations as part of the Sankuanz Men's Fall Winter 2017-2018 fashion collection, presented in Paris. (AP/Zacharie Scheurer)

Arsenal's Brazilian defender Gabriel (L) vies with Burnley's English defender Ben Mee (R) during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Burnley at the Emirates Stadium in London. (AFP/Ian Kington)

Switzerland's Roger Federer hits a return against Japan's Kei Nishikori during their men's singles fourth round match on day seven of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne. (AFP/William West)

India's Hardik Pandya bowls during the third One Day International match between India and England at the Eden Gardens Cricket Stadium in Kolkata. (AFP/Dibyangshu Sarkar)


Indian police remove protesters during a demonstration against the ban on the Jallikattu bull taming ritual at Marina Beach in Chennai. PM Narendra Modi refused to overturn a court ban on a festival featuring young men wrestling with bulls. (ARUN SANKAR/AFP)

President Donald Trump speaks while hosting a breakfast with business leaders at the White House in Washington, DC. At left is Wendell P. Weeks, Chief Executive Officer of Corning, and Alex Gorsky (R), chairman and chief executive officer of Johnson & Johnson. (AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

A rescue team carrying three puppies found at the avalanche-hit Hotel Rigopiano, near the village of Farindola, on the eastern lower slopes of the Gran Sasso mountain, Italy. Rescuers are still continuing their search for 23 people still trapped under the ruins. (Handout/CNSAS/AFP)

A man walks along a flooded area in Malgrat de Mar, Spain. Spain's eastern seaboard is being hit with heavy wind gusts and rainstorms that have resulted in closed activity on ports, evacuation of families and high alert throughout many Mediterranean coastal towns. (AP/Manu Fernandez)

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan playing a traditional Tanzanian drum next to his wife during an official welcoming ceremony in Dar es Salaam. Erdogan is on a three-day tour to east Africa, including visits to Mozambique and Madagascar. (KAYHAN OZER/TURKISH PRESIDENTIAL PRESS OFFICE/AFP)

Employees of the Ford Aquitaine Industries company demonstrate in Bordeaux, southwestern France, to protest against job cuts. (NICOLAS TUCAT/AFP)

Spain's Rafael Nadal plays a forehand to France's Gael Monfils during their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne. Nadal won 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 to reach his first Grand Slam quarter-final since 2015. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

Serena Williams of USA makes a forehand return to Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic during their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne. Serena won 7-5, 6-4 to reach the quarter-finals without dropping a set. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)


Environmental activists display placards and mock missiles as they picket the Chinese Consulate in the financial district of Makati east of Manila, Philippines, to protest alleged military build-up by China on the disputed group of islands in the South China Sea. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

Passengers arrive at the Beijing Railway Station as they prepare to travel to their hometowns for the 'Spring Festival' or Lunar New Year. (NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP)

Protesters hold a banner during a demonstration of nurses and nursing students in Paris as part of a national day of mobilisation to protest against their work condition. (JACQUES DEMARTHON/AFP)

Two electric-power EZ10 self-driving minibuses, which can carry up to six seated passengers, were put into service and will be tested until early April between the Lyon and Austerlitz stations in Paris. (AP Photo/Zacharie Scheurer)

The wreck of an helicopter following a crash in the mountains near the ski resort of Campo Felice, central Italy. The chopper came down near the ski resort of Campo Felice in thick fog during an operation to evacuate an injured skier, killing six people. (Filippo MONTEFORTE/AFP)

Coco Vandeweghe of USA makes a forehand return to Spain's Garbine Muguruza during their quarter-final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne. Vandeweghe won 6-4, 6-0 to set up a semi-final against Venus Williams. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Italy's Federica Brignone speeds down the course during an alpine ski, women's World Cup giant slalom, in San Vigilio di Marebbe, Italy. Brignone claimed her third World Cup win with victory in the Kronplatz giant slalom. (AP Photo/MarcoTrovati)


Police arrest a Tibetan protesting for a free Tibet and against the arrival of the China's President Xi Jinping during his state visit to Switzerland, in front of the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)

As the political crisis deepens, special flights were being organised to evacuate British and other tourists from Gambia, where the threat of a regional military intervention loomed to force President Yahya Jammeh to step down. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

An elderly woman rest in a bed as residents from the village of Montereale set up for the night in a large tent on a nearby sports ground, after a series of earthquakes measuring 5.3-5.7 magnitude struck central Italy. (ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP)

Injured men with treated wounds lay in the Maiduguri State Specialist Hospital. At least 70 people have died in an IDP camp in Borno State from an accidental military airstrike, intended to target Boko Haram militants in Rann, in north-eastern Nigeria. (STEFAN HEUNIS/AFP)

Plymouth Argyle's Yann Songo'o (top left) and Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius battle for the ball during their English FA Cup, third round replay match at Home Park, Plymouth, England. Liverpool won 1-0. (Andrew Matthews/PA via AP)

Celta Vigo's Gustavo Cabral (L) vies with Real Madrid's Lucas Vazquez during the Spanish Copa del Rey (King's Cup) quarter-final first leg football match at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid. Celta won 2-1. (JAVIER SORIANO/AFP)

Spain's Garbine Muguruza eyes on the ball for a backhand return to Samantha Crawford of USA during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne. Muguruza struggled through 7-5, 6-4 to make the third round. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

Australia's Nick Kyrgios reacts while sitting in his chair during his second round match against Italy's Andreas Seppi at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne. Kyrgios was booed off court and accused of giving up as he crashed out 1-6, 6-7 (1/7), 6-4, 6-2, 10-8. (AP/Aaron Favila)


Hindu Sena party president Vishnu Gupta places a garland of flowers on a poster of US President-elect Donald Trump during an event in New Delhi. The inauguration of US President-elect Donald Trump takes place on Jan 20, with Donald Trump becoming the 45th US president. (AFP/Sajjad Hussain) 

Christian Orthodox believers swim to retrieve a cross from the cold waters of the Danube River on the Orthodox Epiphany day in Belgrade. Orthodox Serbs celebrate Epiphany on Jan 19, following old Julian calendar, with traditional retrieving of crosses from the rivers and lakes. (AFP/Andrej Isakovic)

Vendors try to save their merchandise from kiosks on fire at one of the biggest shopping centre in Jakarta. More than 30 fire trucks and hundreds of fire fighters try to extinguish the fire for hours. (AFP/Bay Ismoyo)

Iranian firefighters work at the scene of the collapsed Plasco building after being engulfed by a fire, in central Tehran, Iran. A high-rise building in Tehran engulfed by a fire collapsed on Thursday as scores of firefighters battled the blaze. (AP/Ebrahim Noroozi)

A road maintenance worker walks in front of an ice-wall with hanging stalactites near the Pyrenees Mountains in Roncal Valley, northern Spain. Many parts of Spain are gripped with freezing cold weather. (AP/Alvaro Barrientos)

Russia's left back Aleksandr Dereven (C) jumps to shoot on goal during the 25th IHF Men's World Championship 2017 Group A handball match Russia vs Brazil at the Hall XXL in Nantes. (AFP/Loic Venance)

Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin celebrates after defeating Serbia's Novak Djokovic in their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. (AP/Aaron Favila)

Bryce Bennett of the US competes during the men's third downhill practice of FIS Ski Alpine World Cup at the Hahnenkamm in Kitzbuehel, Austria. (AFP/Joe Klamar)


Supreme Court Justice John Roberts (2L) administers the oath of office to US President Donald Trump (L) as his wife Melania Trump holds the Bible and son Barron Trump looks on, on the West Front of the US Capitol in Washington, DC. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP)

A general view of protesters during the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump in Washington, DC. (Mike Coppola/Getty Images/AFP)

Iranian rescuers search for victims through the wreckage of a 15-storey Plasco building which collapsed in the capital Tehran. Officials said they were losing hope of finding any survivors from the building where around 20 firefighters were feared to have lost their lives. (ATTA KENARE/AFP)

A child (C) being rescued from the Hotel Rigopiano, near the village of Farindola, on the eastern lower slopes of the Gran Sasso mountain. A woman and four children were pulled alive, two days after the building was buried under an avalanche. (Handout/Vigili del Fuoco/AFP)

India's Saina Nehwal returns a shot to Indonesia's Fitriani during the Victor Far East Malaysia Masters women's singles quarter-final match in Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia. (AP Photo/Adrian Hoe)

Spain's Garbine Muguruza hits a return to Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova during the third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne. Muguruza gained revenge against Sevastova for a tough loss last year and a place in the Australian Open last 16. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Prayad Marksaeng of Thailand hits the ball out of the bunker on the 5th hole during the Singapore Open golf tournament at Sentosa Golf Club's Serapong Course. Australia's Adam Scott charged up the leaderboard, getting himself within two shots of clubhouse leader Han Seung-su. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

China's Ding Junhui during day six of the Dafabet Masters at Alexandra Palace, London. Ding crashed out of the Masters with a dismal 6-1 defeat against Joe Perry in the quarter-finals. (Adam Davy/PA via AP)


US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump thank guests during the inaugural Freedom Ball at the Washington Convention Centre in Washington, DC. The ball is part of the celebrations following the inauguration of Trump. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP)

Protesters gather for the Women's March in Oslo, Norway. The march is being held in solidarity with similar events taking place internationally. (Stian Lysberg SOLUM/NTB Scanpix/AFP)

Italian rescuers digging at the avalanche-hit Hotel Rigopiano, near the village of Farindola, on the eastern lower slopes of the Gran Sasso mountain. Rescuers pulled four survivors from the hotel and remained hopeful of finding 23 others still trapped under the ruins. (Handout/CNSAS/AFP)

The burnt out wreckage of a bus on a motorway near Verona, after the vehicle carrying mostly Hungarian teenagers struck a pylon and burst into flames. Sixteen people were killed and some 36 injured in the accident. (Handout/Polizia di Stato/AFP)

Fernando Llorente (centre left) scores Swansea's second goal during their English Premier League football match against Liverpool at Anfield, Liverpool, England. Gylfi Sigurdsson's decisive goal boosted Swansea's hopes of Premier League survival as they won 3-2. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)

Lindsey Vonn of USA speeds down the course to win her 77th World Cup during an alpine ski women's downhill, in Garmisch-Panterkirchen, Germany. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)

Australia's Adam Scott hits the ball off the fairway on the third hole during the Singapore Open golf tournament at Sentosa Golf Club's Serapong Course. Scott was among four players tied for the lead when a tropical storm forced the suspension of the third round. (AP/Wong Maye-E)

Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic celebrates after defeating Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko in their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)