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Cambodian Buddhist monks and protesters march in front of the US Embassy during a protest in Phnom Penh. Cambodian Protesters demanded Vietnam to recognise that Kampuchea Krom, which is now a part of Vietnam, is Cambodia's former territory. (AFP/ TANG CHHIN SOTHY)

Hindu devotees bathe in the Bagmati River on their way to the Pashupatinath Temple to offer prayers to Lord Shiva, Hindu god of destruction during Shravan festivities in Sundarijal, on the outskirts of Kathmandu. (AFP/Prakash MATHEMA)

Tirso Pabellon, brother of Irene Pabellon Gunawan, one of three Filipinos who perished in the Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash, after obtaining his passport in Manila. Irene, her two children and her husband, an Indonesian national, were killed in the tragedy over eastern Ukraine. (AP/Bullit Marquez)

Schoolchildren sit with candles at the Pelita Bangsa school as they remember their teacher Arnold Huizen, his wife Yodricunda Theistiasih Titihalawa and their daughter Yelena Clarice Huizen who all died on Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, at a memorial at the school in Bali. (AFP/SONNY TUMBELAKA)

An injured Israeli soldier is evacuated from the Gaza Strip following heavy fighting with Palestinian militants. The Israeli army said 13 soldiers were killed in Gaza on July 21, raising to 18 the number of troops killed since the ground operation began on July 17. (AFP/MENAHEM KAHANA)

Israeli supporters rally in Times Square in New York City. Twenty Israelis and at least 130 Palestinians have been killed since Israel began its ground incursion last week. (Yana Paskova/Getty Images/AFP)

Palestinian mourners pray over five bodies, all from the Halaq family, during their funeral in the Jabalia refugee camp in the Gaza Strip. World efforts to end two weeks of deadly violence in Gaza stepped up a gear as the US top diplomat and the UN chief both headed to Cairo. (AFP/MAHMUD HAMS)

Palestinian families flee their homes in Gaza's eastern Shejaiya district after heavy Israeli shelling. The UN Security Council calls for an "immediate ceasefire" as Israel presses on with a blistering assault on Gaza taking the Palestinian death toll above 500. (AFP/ KHALIL MAZRAAW) 

China's President Xi Jinping waves while leaving the National Pantheon, in Caracas. Xi is on a Latin American tour aimed at bolstering trade with the region. (AFP/FEDERICO PARRA)

Afghan girls hold their certificates during their graduation ceremony at the Pir Massoudia Islamic madrassa in Kandahar. About 50 boys and girls have graduated from the madrassa which took them two and a half years to finish their Islamic studies. (AP/Allauddin Khan)

The Costa Concordia cruise ship after being refloated using air tanks attached to its sides off Giglio Island. The Costa Concordia is due to be dragged away on July 22, 2014 from Giglio Island, where it crashed on the night of January 13, 2012 in a disaster that killed 32 people. (AFP/TIZIANA FABI)

India's slips watch a teammate chase the ball on the fifth day of the second cricket test match between England and India at Lord's cricket ground in London. (AP/Matt Dunham)

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Police secure the area by the general election commission building in Jakarta prior to the election count announcement. Joko Widodo was expected to be declared the winner of Indonesia's presidential election after his opponent Prabowo Subianto accused him of cheating. (AFP/Bay ISMOYO)

Supporters of Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto gesture as they watch a screen prior to the election count announcement in Jakarta. Prabowo said he was withdrawing from the election process, as his opponent Joko Widodo was poised to be declared the winner. (AFP/Bay ISMOYO)

Russian Ambassador to Malaysia Lyudmila Vorobyeva addresses the media during a press conference at the Russian embassy in Kuala Lumpur, after Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 carrying 298 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed in eastern Ukraine on July 17. (AFP/MOHD RASFAN)

Malaysians hold up banners during a rally outside the Russian embassy in Kuala Lumpur in frustration over the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. (AFP/MOHD RASFAN)

Hundreds of fishing boats pack Nanfangao harbour for shelter in as Typhoon Matmo approaches eastern Taiwan. Typhoon Matmo churned towards Taiwan picking up strength with thousands of tourists evacuated from outlying islands as forecasters warned of possible flash floods and landslides. (AFP/SAM YEH)

Family members of the victims of the sunken ferry Sewol stage a rally to demand lawmakers uncover the cause of the sunken ferry, in front of the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea. The shirts read: "Thorough investigation." (AP/Ahn Young-joon)

A horse is pictured covered with a translucent tarp as monsoon rain falls in the northern hill town of Shimla. The monsoon rains, which usually hit India from June to September, are crucial for farmers whose crops feed hundreds of millions of people. (AFP/STR)

Afghan men look on amid broken glass and debris at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul. A Taliban suicide attacker riding a motorbike killed at least four foreigners, the latest blast to rock the capital during a prolonged impasse over presidential election results. (AFP/SHAH Marai)

A Palestinian man walks past a destroyed mosque following an overnight Israeli military strike in Gaza City. UN chief Ban Ki-moon and US Secretary of State John Kerry are in Cairo today in a bid to broker a truce between Israel and Hamas after two weeks of fighting. (AFP/MAHMUD HAMS)

A Palestinian boy sweeps the ground outside a destroyed mosque, following an overnight Israeli military strike in Rafah the southern Gaza Strip. Fighting between Israel and Hamas in the past two weeks has left over 570 Palestinians and 27 Israelis dead. (AFP/SAID KHATIB)

The wreck of the cruise ship Costa Concordia being refloated and almost ready to be towed away from the Tuscan island of Isola del Giglio early on July 22, 2014.Thirty-two people died when it slammed into a reef and capsized in 2012. The body of one victim is still missing. (AP/Gregorio Borgia)

A sea lion cools down visitors with water from a hose in the summer heat at the Aqua Stadium aquarium in Tokyo. The rainy season has official ended in the Tokyo metropolitan area, Japan's Metrological Agency announced on July 22. (AFP/Yoshikazu TSUNO)

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Cuba's Fidel Castro (R) speaks with China's President Xi Jinping in Havana. Xi Jinping said that his state visit to Cuba is aimed at carrying forward the traditional friendship between the two countries jointly built by Castro and the older generations of Chinese leaders. (AP/Alex Castro)

A performer uses a hose to spray water towards guests while a dancer performs during at Tokyo DisneySea. Tokyo's temperatures have climbed to 33 degrees Celsius and more than 3,000 people were taken to hospitals due to heat stroke or heat exhaustion in the past week. (AFP/ Yoshikazu TSUNO)

People staying in a makeshift shelter after Typhoon Rammasun hit the area in Wenchang, south China's Hainan province. Typhoon Rammasun left 19 people dead in south China's island province of Hainan, 18 in southwestern Yunnan and nine in neighbouring Guangxi. (AFP)

Afghan demonstrators march as they shout slogans against Israel and the US during a demonstration in Kabul. As the violence entered its 16th day, neither Israel or Islamist movement Hamas appeared willing to end hostilities, despite diplomatic efforts to coax them into a truce. (AFP/SHAH Marai)

A tourist walks past a board with prayers and condolence messages for victims of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 flight, displayed on a board outside a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur. (AFP/MANAN VATSYAYANA)

A prison guard helps French national Francois Jacques Guily put on a prison jacket before his verdict trial in Bali. Indonesian judges sentenced Guily, who was convicted of smuggling half a million dollars' worth of illegal drugs onto the resort island, to 15 years’ jail. (AP/Firdia Lisnawati)

Central American migrants wait in line for food at the Sagrada Familia shelter as they wait for the so-called La Bestia (The Beast) cargo train, in an attempt to reach the US border, in Apizaco, Tlaxcala state, Mexico. (AFP/RONALDO SCHEMIDT)

Central American migrants get on the so-called La Bestia (The Beast) cargo train, in an attempt to reach the US border, in Apizaco, Mexico. (AFP/RONALDO SCHEMIDT) 

Pro-Israel demonstrators attend a rally in Chicago, Illinois. More than 1000 people supporting both sides of the 16-day-old conflict attended separate rallies in the west Loop with a contingent of Chicago police in between making sure they remained separate. (Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP)

Police keep pro-Palestine demonstrators from clashing with pro-Israel demonstrators in Chicago, Illinois. More than 1000 people supporting both sides of the 16-day-old conflict attended separate rallies in the west Loop. (Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP)

Ellisha Flagg, sister of Eric Garner (C) leads demonstrators on a march towards the 120th Precinct following a vigil demanding justice for her brother who died while being arrested by New York City police last week. (AP/John Minchillo)

A white flag flies atop the west tower of New York's Brooklyn Bridge. Two large American flags atop the bridge were replaced during the night with white banners. Police are investigating how the flags were switched on the famed span that connects Brooklyn and Manhattan. (AP/Richard Drew)

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Rescue workers search through the wreckage where Transasia Airways flight GE222 crashed the night before near the airport at Magong on the Penghu island chain. Forty-eight people died and 10 survived when the ATR-72 turboprop crashed after an aborted landing during stormy weather. (AFP/Sam Yeh)

Thai custom officials arrange confiscated packs of frozen piglets during a press conference at the Custom Bureau in Bangkok. Thai custom officers seized 400 packs of frozen piglets worth US$12,500 which had arrived from Vietnam. (AFP/PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL)

Protesters carry mock missiles with message that reads "From Philippines with Love" during a protest in front of the Chinese Consular in Manila. The protesters staged a rally to participate in what they call worldwide "Global Day of Protest Against Chinese Aggression." (AFP/NOEL CELIS)

China President Xi Jinping (C) and Cuban President Raul Castro (R) walk in a square after visiting the municipal government in Santiago de Cuba. Xi is in Cuba on the last stop on a Latin American tour that has stressed trade and aid. (AFP/BIN LIU)

Family and friends support each other during a multi-faith service at St Paul's Cathedral in Melbourne for those who lost their lives on Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 a week ago. Among the 298 fatalities included 28 Australian nationals and nine residents. (AFP/MAL FAIRCLOUGH)

An Iraqi woman holds up a cross during a demonstration against the threat imposed by the Islamic State jihadists agasint Christians in northern Iraq, outside the UN office in Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region. (AFP/SAFIN HAMED)

People wait at the main bus station in Donetsk prior to leave the town. Fighting between Ukrainian troops and rebels raged near the crash site of Malaysian flight MH17, as experts in Britain begin analysing crucial data from the downed airliner's black boxes. (AFP/BULENT KILIC)

Undocumented migrants being detained in dense brushland some 60 miles north of the US-Mexico border in Brooks County, Texas. Thousands of migrants, many of them minors, have crossed illegally into the United States this year, causing a humanitarian crisis on the US-Mexico border. (AFP/John Moore)

People gather outside the funeral service for Eric Garner at the Bethel Baptist Church in Brooklyn, New York. Eric Garner, 43, died last week as police tried to cuff him for allegedly selling bootleg cigarettes on a Staten Island sidewalk. (AFP/Timothy A. CLARY)

Aircrafts lining up next to fields of dead grass at San Francisco International. One of California's worst droughts in decades could cost the US state's farmers US$1.7 billion, a recent study warned. (AFP/Jewel Samad)

Bersain Gutierrez, dressed as Superman, carries an American flag during preview night at the 2014 Comic-Con International Convention in San Diego. (AP/Denis Poroy)

Israeli tanks move near the Israel and Gaza border. Israeli tanks and warplanes bombarded the Gaza Strip on Thursday, as Hamas militants stuck to their demand for the lifting of an Israeli and Egyptian blockade in the face of US efforts to reach a cease-fire. (AP/Dusan Vranic)

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A boy holding the Palestinian flag rides on his plastic motorbike around mock-ups of dead Gaza residents during a rally in solidarity with Palestinians killed in Israeli assaults in Gaza in Prague, Czech Republic. (AFP/Michal Cizek)

Protesters hang a Palestinian flag on an outdoor sculpture at El Arbolito park in Quito, Ecuador. Demonstrators marched to show their support for Palestine in during the current clashes in Gaza. (AP/Dolores Ochoa)

Emergency workers watch an engine lifted from the TransAsia Airways Flight GE222 crash site on the outlying Taiwanese island of Penghu. Investigators were examining wreckage and flight data recorders for clues into a plane crash on the Taiwanese island that killed 48 people. (AP/Wally Santana)

Supporters of Indonesia's president candidate Prabowo Subianto shout slogans during a protest in front of the Constitutional Court in Jakarta. Subianto plans to file a legal challenge in the nation's highest court in a move likely to prolong the political uncertainty. (AP/Achmad Ibrahim)

Civilians inspect the site of a car bomb attack near a restaurant in central Baghdad's busy commercial Karradah neighborhood. Police officials say a double car bombing has killed and wounded scores of people, hours after lawmakers elected the country's new president. (AP/Hadi Mizban)

Syrian civil defence workers rescue a man from under the rubble after a Syrian government helicopter allegedly dropped a barrel bomb on the Sakhour eastern neighborhood, in the northern city of Aleppo. (AFP/AMC/Zein aL-Rifai)

Pope Francis blesses Sudanese Christian Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag and her daughter Maya during a private audience at the Vatican. Ishag was sentenced to death for renouncing Islam, but then acquitted after intense international pressure on Khartoum. (AFP/Osservatore Romano)

A member of staff poses with a miniature James Bond DB5 presented to Britain's Prince Andrew by the Aston Martin company in 1965, at Buckingham Palace in central London, during a preview for the forthcoming exhibition exploring 250 years of royal childhood. (AFP/Carl Court)

Ruebin Walters of Trinidad and Tobago prepares to runs the 110m hurdles final during day three of the IAAF World Junior Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP)

Sri Lankan batsman Mahela Jayawardene (R) is watched by South African wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock as he plays a shot during the second day of their second Test match at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) Ground in Colombo. (AFP/Ishara S Kodikara)

Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey rides in the pack during the 145.5km eighteenth stage of the 101st edition of the Tour de France cycling race between Pau and Hautacam, southwestern France. (AFP/Lionel Bonaventure)

Christian Sprenger of Australia competes in the Men's 200m Breaststroke heat during the 2014 Commonwealth Games at Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Glasgow, Scotland. (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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Residents wade through a flooded street as Typhoon Rammasun brings torrential rains and strong wind to in Beihai, south China's Guangxi province. State media reported that 17 were killed in the storm, and forecasters warned of more extreme weather. (AFP PHOTO)

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott (C) and his wife Margaret (C-R) attend a service for victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 incident at St Mary's Cathedral in Sydney. Abbott said Russia could not "wash its hands of responsibility" for the jet crash in Ukraine. (AFP PHOTO / PETER PARKS)

Malaysian children attend a prayer session for the victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, in Kuala Lumpur. Ukraine and pro-Russian insurgents have agreed to set up a security zone around the crash site of the jet in Donetsk. (AFP PHOTO / MANAN VATSYAYANA)

Palestinian children sit in the boot of a vehicle as they flee their homes in Gaza's Shejaiya district, after heavy Israeli shelling. Ambulances were said to be unable to reach much of the area along the border because of heavy fire. (AFP PHOTO / THOMAS COEX)

Israeli soldiers prepare artillery shells at an army deployment area near Israel's border with the Gaza Strip. At least 20 people were killed in an Israeli assault east of Gaza city on Sunday, hiking the overall Palestinian death toll to 370. (AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ)

Thai students display placards to protest against Israel's military campaign in Gaza at a mosque in the southern province of Pattani. Thousands were fleeing northern Gaza after a night of fierce bombardment as Israel expanded a ground assault. (AFP PHOTO / TUWAEDANIYA MERINGING)

Immigrants disembark from Italian military ship "Etna" in the port of Salerno, southern Italy, following rescue operations at sea. There has been a sharp rise in migrant landings in recent weeks because of the calm summer weather and growing unrest in Libya. (AFP PHOTO / MARIO LAPORTA)

People protest after a six-year-old was raped at school, in Bangalore, India. More than 4,000 parents and relatives of children who attend the school shouted slogans against the school's administration and demanded that police arrest those involved in the incident. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

Participants play in a mud pool during the Boryeong Mud Festival at Daecheon Beach in Boryeong, South Korea. The annual festival aims to promote the use of the mineral-rich mud for cosmetic skincare and to promote tourism in the region.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Supporters dressed as superheros pose along the road during the 177 km fourteenth stage of the 101st edition of the Tour de France cycling race between Grenoble and Risoul, eastern France. Poland's Rafal Majka won the 14th stage of the race. (AFP PHOTO / LIONEL BONAVENTURE)

Chicago Cubs' Junior Lake loses his helmet as he slides into third on a triple in the fourth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks in a baseball game in Phoenix. The Diamondbacks won 9-3. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, David Kadlubowski)

NBA Los Angeles Lakers player Jeremy Lin plays basketball with Taiwanese children during a public welfare event in Taipei, Taiwan. Lin is in Taiwan to host basketball clinics and media events from July 18-25. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)

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