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Indian navy personnel display their skills during Naval Day celebrations at the Arabian Sea in Mumbai, India. (AP/Rafiq Maqbool)

A Rohingya Muslim living in Malaysia cries during a protest against the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar at a stadium in Kuala Lumpur. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak led a protest rally against what he called a genocide of Myanmar’s Muslim Rohingya minority. (AP/Lim Huey Teng)

Cubans attend the passage of the urn with the ashes of Cuban leader Fidel Castro from Revolution Square in Santiago, Cuba, on its way to the cemetery. The ashes of late Cuban leader Fidel Castro were taken to be laid to rest at a cemetery in the city of Santiago de Cuba. (AFP/Rodrigo Arangua)

Candles and a doll have been left at a makeshift memorial in front of the restaurant Vuoksenvahti, in Imatra, Eastern Finland. A gunman shot dead three women, including a local council official, as they were leaving a restaurant in a small Finnish town. (Hannu Rissanen/Lehtikuva/AFP)

People hold flags and a banner picturing the founder of the Republic of Turkey Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, during a demonstration against the presidential system at Anitkabir in Ankara. (AFP/Adem Altan)

Lazio's Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (L) is challenged by Roma's Radia Nainggolan during a Serie A soccer match between Lazio and Roma, at the Rome Olympic stadium. (AP/Gregorio Borgia)

Australia's Travis Head dives in an attempt to catch the ball at the boundary during their one day international cricket match against New Zealand in Sydney. (AP/Rick Rycroft)

Austria's Marcel Hirscher competes during an alpine ski, men's World Cup giant slalom, in Val d'Isere, France. (AP/Alessandro Trovati)


Anti-referendum posters showing Premier Matteo Renzi are seen in Rome a day after the referendum vote. Italian voters dealt Premier Renzi a resounding rebuke by rejecting his proposed constitutional reforms, plunging Europe's fourth-largest economy into uncertainty. (AP/Gregorio Borgia)

Supporters of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa hold her photograph as they pray for her health at a temple in Mumbai. Thousands of Jayalalitha supporters prayed for her speedy recovery after she was readmitted to the hospital in Cheanni following a cardiac arrest. (AP/Rafiq Maqbool)

A Syrian army soldier places a Syrian national flag during a battle with rebel fighters at the Ramouseh front line, east of Aleppo, Syria. The government seized large swathes of the Aleppo enclave under rebel control since 2012 in the offensive that began last week. (AP/Hassan Ammar)

A woman holds aloft a picture of the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej as people gather to commemorate his birthday on top of Bhumibol Bridge in Bangkok. (AFP/Lillian Suwanrumpha)

Activists warm themselves by a fire at Oceti Sakowin Camp on the edge of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation outside Cannon Ball, North Dakota. The US nixed plans for a controversial oil pipeline crossing in North Dakota, a major victory for Native Americans and environmentalists. (AFP/Jim Watson)

The sun rises behind skyscrapers amidst the clouds on a foggy morning in Dubai. (AFP/Rene Slama)

A Honduran soldier confronts fans of Real Espana football team following clashes after Platense qualified for the Honduran Tournament final, outside the Municipal Excelsior stadium in Puerto Cortes, 260km north of Tegucigalpa. (AFP/Orlando Sierra)

Jordy Smith of South Africa wins 2016 the Vans World Cup surfing event at Sunset Beach, Hawai. The Championship Tour surfer won his second event of the season, after defeating Frederico Morais, Torrey Meister, and Tanner Gudauskas, in the final held in eight-to-ten-foot surf. (APF/Brian Bielmann)


Fans and party workers gather near the MGR Memorial to get a final glimpse of Indian politician and actress Jayalalithaa Jayaram as her remains are carried in a proccession to her burial place in Chennai. (MANJUNATH KIRAN/AFP)

Indian sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik pays tribute with his sand sculpture of Indian politician and actress Jayalalithaa Jayaraman after her death in Chennai, at Puri beach, some 65km away from Bhubaneswar. (AFP/ASIT KUMAR)

Protesters shout slogans during a rally opposing the impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-hye in front of the ruling Saenuri Party headquarters in Seoul. The president says she will accept the result of the impeachment process, but will not resign immediately. (AP/Ahn Young-joon)

Syrian pro-government forces stand next to the wreckage of an ambulance outside a makeshift hospital which was used by rebel fighters in Aleppo's al-Sakhur neighbourhood, a few days after the area was retaken by the government troops. (GEORGE OURFALIAN/AFP)

People walk past a seasonal ice sculpture in a park in Warsaw, Poland, as the temperature reaches 4 degree Celsius. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Manchester City's Kelechi Iheanacho (C) shoots but fails to score during the UEFA Champions League group C football match against Celtic at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, northern England. The match ended in a 1-1 draw. (Oli SCARFF/AFP)

Australia's batsman David Warner (C) plays a shots during the second game of the One Day International Cricket series between Australia and New Zealand in Canberra. Australia beat New Zealand by 116 runs. (SAEED KHAN/AFP)

Romania's Oana Manea (C) vies with Norway's Stine Oftedal (L) and Silje Waade during the Women's European Handball Championship Group D match in Helsingborg, Sweden. (JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP)


Residents gather outside a damaged mosque after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck the town of Pidie, Indonesia's Aceh province in northern Sumatra. At least 97 people died and dozens were feared trapped in rubble after the strong earthquake struck. (ZIAN MUTTAQIEN/AFP)

Earthquake survivors receive medical treatment outside a district hospital in Pidie Jaya, Aceh province. At least 97 people died and dozens were feared trapped in rubble after the 6.5-magnitude quake struck off Aceh province on Indonesia's Sumatra island. (AFP/Aqien Abdullah)

Indian Muslims hold posters and shout slogans against the Myanmar government during a protest rally in Kolkata. The rally was organised to protest against the recent atrocities on Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, and demanded this be stopped immediately. (AFP/Dibyangshu SARKAR)

Pakistani media and residents gather at Benazir Bhutto International Airport following a report that a passenger plane carrying 48 people had crashed near a village near the town of Havelian, in Islamabad, Pakistan. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

Syrian government troops patrol the newly-captured Al-Safa neighbourhood of Aleppo. Rebels in Aleppo called for a five-day truce and the evacuation of civilians after losing more than three quarters of their territory including the Old City to a Syrian army offensive. (AFP/GEORGE OURFALIAN)

Indonesia's players celebrate after the AFF Suzuki Cup semi-final second leg match against Vietnam at Hanoi's My Dinh stadium. Both teams played to a 2-2 draw, allowing Indonesia to go through to the final on an aggregate of 4-3. (Photo: AFP / HOANG DINH NAM)

Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane (R) scores past CSKA Moscow's Russian goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev as Spurs take a 3-1 victory during the UEFA Champions League group E football match at Wembley Stadium in north London. (Glyn KIRK/AFP)

Real Madrid's James Rodriguez (C) shoots as Dortmund's goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller comes out to save during the Champions League football in Madrid, Spain. Both teams played to a 2-2 draw. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)


An Indonesian boy holds a clock showing the time when an earthquake struck, at Kuta Pangwa village in Pidie Jaya. Every house in the village was flattened when the 6.5-magnitude quake tore through Aceh province in Indonesia's west, killing more than 100 people. (CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN/AFP)

Indonesian villagers salvage belongings from their house which was damaged in an earthquake in Kuta Pangwa village in Pidie Jaya. Every house in the village was flattened when a 6.5-magnitude quake tore through Aceh province in Indonesia's west, killing more than 100 people. (CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN/AFP)

Farmers from Gyeonggi and Chungcheong province make their way to Seoul to protest against the ongoing presidential scandal. South Korea's parliament introduced an impeachment motion against President Park Geun-hye, ahead of a vote seeking her ouster over a corruption scandal. (Yelim LEE/AFP)

Syrian residents of the newly retaken eastern neighbourhoods of Aleppo walk through the Bab al-Hadid district as they return home under supervision of the Syrian pro-government forces. (AFP/GEORGE OURFALIAN)

FC Zorya Luhansk's Jaba Lipartia (L) and Dmytro Grechyshkin (R) vie with Manchester United FC's Paul Pogba (C) during the UEFA Europa League football match at the Chornomorets stadium in Odessa. United won 2-0 to advance into the last 32. (SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP)

England's batsman Moeen Ali bats on the first day of the fourth cricket Test match against India in Mumbai. South African-born batsman Keaton Jennings scored a stunning century on his debut. The left-hander made 112 as the visitors ended the day on 288-5. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

Thailand's Chanathip Songkrasin (C) is challenged for the ball by Myanmar's Nanda Kyaw (2L) during the AFF Suzuki Cup semi-final football match at Rajamangala Stadium in Bangkok. Thailand beat Myanmar 4-0 to set up a final date with Indonesia. (AFP/LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHA

Aditi Ashok of India plays a bunker shot on the 14th hole during the revised first round of Dubai Ladies Masters golf tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)


A rescue team cut the concrete of a collapsed building as they search for victims in Pidie Jaya, Aceh province, after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck on Dec 7. The devastating quake killed more than 100 people and left thousands homeless. (CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN/AFP)

A rescue team search for victims under collapsed buildings in Pidie Jaya, Aceh province, after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck on Dec 7. Indonesian President Joko Widodo toured areas worst-hit by the quake that killed more than 100 people and left thousands homeless. (CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN/AFP)

Police officers try to drag down protesting farmers from their blocked tractors before a rally demanding the impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-hye in front of the National Assembly in Seoul. Lawmakers later voted to impeach President Park. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Pakistani activists carry placards as they shout slogans during a protest in Karachi against the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. (AFP/RIZWAN TABASSUM)

Employees work on the Hitachi Intercity Express Programme train (IEP) production line at Hitachi's manufacturing plant in Newyton Aycliffe, north-east England. Hitachi are set to build 122 trains to replace the current trains on the Great Western and East Coast rail networks. (AFP/SCOTT HEPPELL)

Syrian pro-government forces walk through a barricade in old Aleppo's Jdeideh neighbourhood. Syria's government has retaken at least 85 per cent of east Aleppo, which fell to rebels in 2012. Syria resumed air strikes on remaining rebel-held territory in east Aleppo. (AFP/George OURFALIAN)

Cricketers of Dhaka Dynamites celebrate after winning the Bangladesh Premier League cricket T20 final match against Rajshahi Kings in Dhaka. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)

Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara (C) bats on the second day of the fourth cricket Test match between India and England in Mumbai. Murali Vijay hit an unbeaten half-century as India launched a strong reply after England posted a commanding 400. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)


An Indian villager prays by the carcass of a wild Asiatic male elephant at Amgaon, near Gauhati, the capital of the state of Assam. The elephant died after it was electrocuted by a high tension electric wire when it was searching for food on the border of Amchang wildlife sanctuary. (AP/Anupam Nath)

A military guard of honour receives the coffins of the members of the Chapecoense Real football club team killed in a plane crash in Colombia, upon their arrival at the airport of Chapeco, in Santa Catarina, southern Brazil. (AFP/Nelson Almeida)

Protesters shout slogans as they hold candles during a rally calling for South Korean President Park Geun-hye to step down in Seoul. Hundreds of thousands of South Koreans marched in the capital calling for the removal of Park, who faces an impeachment vote in parliament next week. (AP/Lee Jin-man)

A portrait of Fidel Castro hangs from a crane as a man takes pictures with his cellphone while waiting for the convoy carrying the Cuban leader's ashes near Yarey, eastern Cuba. (AP/Rodrigo Abd)

History enthusiasts dressed as soldiers falls from his horse during a re-enactment of Napoleon's 1805 Battle of Austerlitz near the South Moravian city of Slavkov. (AFP/Michal Cizek)

Swansea City's striker Modou Barrow (L) vies with Tottenham Hotspur's defender Danny Rose during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Swansea City at White Hart Lane in London. (AFP/Ben Stansall)

Leicester City's midfielder Andy King (L) vies with Sunderland's defender Jason Denayer during the English Premier League football match between Sunderland and Leicester City at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland, north-east England. (AFP/Lindsey Parnaby)

Norway's Aleksander Aamodt Kilde competes in the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup Men Downhill in Val d'Isere, in the French Alps. (AFP/Philippe Desmazes)