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Police form a line near the main site of pro-democracy demonstrators in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong. Hong Kong police started removing street barricades at sites where pro-democracy demonstrators have been holding more than two weeks of rallies. (Photo: AFP/Ed Jones)

A pro-democracy demonstrator sets up a new barricade near a protest site in Hong Kong. Hong Kong has been plunged into its worst political crisis as pro-democracy activists take over the streets following China's refusal to grant citizens full universal suffrage. (Photo: AFP/Philippe Lopez)

Sri Lankan Tamils rush towards the train "Queen of Jaffna," after it arrived at Jaffna. The once-popular train linking the ethnic Tamil's northern heartland to the rest of Sri Lanka arrived in Jaffna, 24 years after its suspension due to the country’s civil war. (Photo: AP/Eranga Jayawardena)

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg (front R) and Indonesian president-elect Joko Widodo (front L) visit a traditional market in Jakarta. Zuckerberg held a meeting with Indonesia president-elect Joko Widodo and attended an internet.org campaign in his visit to Indonesia. (Photo: AFP/Rama)

US soldiers and Afghan security forces inspect the site of a suicide attack on the Jalalabad road in Kabul. A suicide bomber targeted an NATO convoy in Afghanistan's capital Kabul killing an Afghan civilian but causing no casualties among foreign troops. (Photo: AFP/Wakil Kohsar)

An Indian fisherman walks near the anchored fishing boats as strong winds blow a day after a powerful cyclone pounded the Bay of Bengal coast in Gopalpur, Orissa. Cyclone Hudhud that slammed into India's eastern seaboard weakened as it moved inland. (Photo: AP/Biswaranjan Rout)

People set up candles to form the words "Glory to Ukraine, Glory to Heroes" during a gathering at the Independence square in Kiev to support Ukrainian servicemen in eastern Ukraine and to pay homage to the victims of recent anti-government protests in early 2014. (Photo: AFP/Genya Savilov)

High waves surge toward a port of Kawaminami town in Miyazaki prefecture, Japan's southern island of Kyushu while fishing boats evacuate in the port. Powerful typhoon Vongfong barrelled into Japan, with at least one person missing and dozens injured. (Photo: AFP/Jiji Press)

Belgium's cyclist Jelle Wallays (R) of team Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise looks back next to French cyclist Thomas Voeckler as they sprint for the finish line of the 108th edition of the Paris-Tours one-day cycling race over 237.5km, in Tours, central France. (Photo: AFP/Guillaume Souvant)

Competitors of the Men World Cup Triathlon Series take part in the penultimate stage in Cartagena, Colombia. French Piere Le Corre finished in first place, Swiss Sven Riederer finished in second place and French Dorian Coninx in third place. (Photo: AFP/Joaquin Sarmiento)

Bae Sang-moon, of South Korea, hits from the seventh tee of the Silverado Resort North Course during the final round of the Frys.com PGA Tour golf tournament in Napa, California. Bae won the tournament. (Photo: AP/Eric Risberg)

Zhang Chunsong of China performs during the men's horizontal bar final at the Gymnastics World Championships in Nanning, in China's southern Guangxi province. (Photo: AFP/Greg Baker)

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A pro-democracy demonstrator secures a barricade in the Causeway Bay district of Hong Kong as dozens of masked men rushed barricades at the main pro-democracy site, triggering clashes. (AFP/Philippe Lopez)

A policeman (L) warns a pro-democracy protester in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong. (AFP/XAUME OLLEROS)

A police officer (C) shouts at people to move back after detaining a man who had attacked pro-democracy protesters guarding a barricade in Hong Kong. (AFP/ALEX OGLE)

An Indonesian man watches as Mount Sinabung erupts in Tiga Kicat, North Sumatra. Mount Sinabung, among about 130 active volcanoes in Indonesia, has sporadically erupted since 2010 after being dormant for 400 years. (AP/Binsar Bakkara)

An Indian fisherman walks near anchored fishing boats as strong winds blow a day after Cyclone Hudhud pounded the Bay of Bengal coast in Gopalpur, Orissa, about 285km north east of Visakhapatnam, India. (AP/Biswaranjan Rout)

People gather on a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, to watch fighting between Syrian Kurds and the militants of Islamic State group in Kobane, Syria. (AP/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Liberian health workers queue to enter one of the largest Ebola treatment units at the Island Clinic Monrovia. Some nurses defied calls for a strike and turned up for work at hospitals amid the worst Ebola outbreak in history. (AP/Abbas Dulleh)

NHS (National Health Service) staff and supporters stand on a picket line as they take part in a four-hour nationwide strike over wages outside St Thomas' Hospital in London. (AP/Matt Dunham)

Brazil's midfielder Kaka (2nd L) controls the ball next to teammates during a football training session at National stadium in Singapore. Brazil will play Japan in a friendly match on Oct 14. (AFP/ROSLAN RAHMAN)

Wales' George Williams (L) and Cyprus' Giorgos Merkis in action during their UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying soccer match at the Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff, Wales. (AP/Nick Potts, PA)

US golfer Paula Creamer conducts a golf clinic for US soldiers and neighbours at Camp Red Cloud in Uijeongbu, north of Seoul, ahead of the LPGA KEB·HanaBank Championship in Incheon. (AFP/JUNG YEON-JE)

Cyclists ride along a mountain road during the fourth stage of the 2014 Tour of Beijing cycling race in the suburbs of Beijing. (AFP/WANG ZHAO)

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Policemen keep vigil near a barricade of pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong. (AFP/Philippe Lopez)

A student makes her way to school past a road-block on a road occupied by pro-democracy protesters in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong early on Oct 8, 2014. (AFP/Ed Jones)

Commuters ride an escalator above a road occupied by pro-democracy protesters in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong. (AFP/Ed Jones)

The Turkish army has been deployed in the streets of Diyarbakir to impose a curfew, following violent protests by pro-Kurdish demonstrators in southeast Turkey angry at the government's lack of action against militants in Syria, officials said. (AFP/Ilyas Akengin)

Iraqis look at the destruction the day after a car bomb explosion in the eastern Baghdad neighbourhood of al-Meshtal. (AFP/Sabah Arar)

Cambodian protesters burn Vietnamese flags in front of the Vietnamese embassy in Phnom Penh. The protesters demanded Vietnam to recognise that Kampuchea Krom, which is now a part of Vietnam, is Cambodia's former territory. (AFP/TANG Chhin Sothy)

Protesters throw eggs on a poster showing Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi during a demonstration of Italian unions outside the EU extraordinary summit on "Growth and Employment" in Milan. (AFP/Olivier Morin)

Pope Francis greets the crowd as he arrives for his general audience at St Peter's square at the Vatican. (AFP/Andreas Solaro)

People gather beside the coffin of Russian director Yury Lyubimov during a farewell ceremony in Moscow. Lyubimov dominated Russian theatre for half a century, influencing a new generation on post-Soviet Russia. (AFP/Vasily Maximov)

Kei Nishikori of Japan throws his racquet after missing a shot against Jack Sock of the US during the men's singles second round match at the Shanghai Masters 1000 tennis tournament. (AFP/Goh Chai Hin)

David Ferrer of Spain stumbles after loosing a point against Martin Klizan of Slovakia during their men's singles second round match at the Shanghai Masters 1000 tennis tournament. (AFP/Johannes Eisele)

A protester looks on from inside a tent in Hong Kong's Mongkok district as pro-democracy leaders agree to hold talks with the government. (AFP/XAUME OLLEROS)

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A bomb disposal robot (front) is deployed after a grenade exploded in front of the Sun Complex in Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur on October 9, 2014. (Photo: AFP)

Yemeni men carry a wounded man after a powerful suicide bombing rocked the Yemeni capital Sanaa leaving at least 32 people dead, as it targeted a gathering for supporters of Shiite insurgents, a rebel-linked television said. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)

Iraqis stand at the site of an explosion in the aftermath of a car bomb attack in the mostly Shiite Sadr City district of Baghdad. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)

Students demonstrate against Spain's constitutional court ruling stopping Catalonia from holding an independence referendum in Barcelona. The Spanish government moved to block the contested vote on independence for Catalonia , which it sees as a constitutional threat. (AFP/Lluis Gene)

A pro-democracy demonstrator looks on near a barricade in Hong Kong. While numbers at demonstration sites around the city have dwindled to a few hundred after days of mass rallies to demand fully free elections, those who remain at the barricades say they will not give ground. (AFP/Philippe Lopez)

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama greets devotees at the Tsuglakhang temple after he arrived to give a religious talk in Dharmsala, India. The four-day talk for Taiwanese Buddhists ended on Thursday, October 9. (AP/Ashwini Bhatia)

A resident of Karo district uses a lawnmower to remove ash from his vegetable fields in North Sumatra after an eruption by Mount Sinabung volcano. Hundreds of residents are still housed at evacuation centres as authorities maintain the off-limit danger zone around the volcano. (AFP/Sutanta Aditya)

Motorcyclists ride on a Hanoi street decorated with lotus-shaped lanterns hanging over a street in Hanoi. Vietnam is set to celebrate the 60th anniversary of its liberation from French occupation on October 10. (AFP/Hoang Dinh Nam)

A Sri Lankan Buddhist devotee spins a fire ring as he performs during a temple festival on full moon day in Colombo. It is customary for Buddhists, who constitute more than 60 per cent of the country's population, to take part in religious observances on full moon days. (AP/Eranga Jayawardena)

Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic returns a shot against Ivo Karlovic, of Croatia during their third round match at the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament in Shanghai, China. (AP/Vincent Thian)

Shanshan Feng of China watches her shot on the ninth hole during the first round of the LPGA Malaysia golf tournament at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club in Kuala Lumpur. (AP/Lai Seng Sin)

Moto2 rider Johann Zarco of France performs a wheelie while inspecting the track of Twin Ring Motegi in a preparation for the MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix in Motegi, Tochigi prefecture. (AFP/Toshifumi Kitamura)

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A dancer performs during Taiwan's National Day celebrations marking the 103rd anniversary of the founding of the Republic of China, in front of the Presidential Office in Taipei. (AP/Wally Santana)

The shadow of a pro-democracy demonstrator is cast on a wall of messages of support in Hong Kong. Protesters are planning a new show of force after talks with the government collapsed and US lawmakers urged Obama to press concerns about the city's democracy fight with Beijing. (AFP/ Philippe Lopez)

A man and a woman walk on the stairs of an overpass decorated with posters of Bolivia's President Evo Morales in La Paz, Bolivia. Bolivia will hold general elections on Sunday with Morales seeking re-election under the Movement Toward Socialism Party, MAS. (AP/Enric Marti)

Students clash with riot police during a demonstration demanding that the government improve the quality of public education in Santiago. The march took place ahead of the People's National Education Congress that will take place in the Chilean capital. (AFP/Martin Bernetti)

South Korean activists prepare to release balloons carrying anti-North Korea leaflets at a park near the inter-Korea border in Paju, north of Seoul. Activists launched across the border leaflets slamming North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, as Pyongyang celebrates a major anniversary. (AFP/Jung Yeon-je)

Cars and motorcycles drive on a road getting flooded due to high tide water and rain in Ho Chi Minh city. Experts have warned that the southern part of Vietnam is among areas in the world affected by the rising sea levels. (AFP/Vietnam News Agency)

Lava flow and ash clouds released from the crater during the eruption of Mount Sinabung volcano is seen from Karo district located in Sumatra island. Pyroclastic flow reached 4.5 kilometres down the slope threatening populated villages. (AFP/Sutanta Aditya)

People gather to see the Cathedral of Berlin (Berliner Dome) being illuminated on the eve of the opening of the "Festival of lights" in the German capital. The yearly festival see famous buildings and landmarks being used as canvas for light installations. (AFP/Odd Andersen)

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (L) backs in toward the basket as Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson defends during the second half of a preseason basketball game in Los Angeles. (AP/Mark J Terrill)

Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic hits a return against Gilles Simon of France during their quarter-finals men's singles match at the Shanghai Masters 1000 tennis tournament held in the Qizhong Tennis Stadium in Shanghai. (AFP/Jia Ru)

Japan's Yusuke Tanaka performs on the floor during the men's all-around final at the gymnastics world championships in Nanning. (AFP/Kazuhiro Nogi)

Scuderia Ferrari's Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen takes part in the first practice session of the inaugural Russian Grand Prix at the F1 Autodrome in Sochi. (AFP/Alexander Nemenov)

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Syrian Kurdish refugees go about their daily chores in a camp in the town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province. About 300,000 Syrian Kurd refugees have fled the town of Ain al-Arab, known as Kobane by the Kurds, after an almost one month assault by Islamic State militants. (AFP/ARIS MESSINIS)

Heavy smoke from a fire caused by a strike rises in Kobani, Syria as fighting intensified between Syrian Kurds and the Islamic State militants, as seen from Mursitpinar in the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border. (Photo: AP/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Pro-democracy protesters attend a rally in the occupied areas outside government headquarters in Hong Kong's Admiralty to show support for a pro-democracy protest after the government called off talks with student leaders. (Photo: AP/Kin Cheung)

A demonstrator takes a selfie in front of a police line during a protest outside the Ferguson police department in Ferguson, Missouri. Ferguson has been plagued with protests since the death of Michael Brown who was shot and killed by Darren Wilson. (Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP)

Firefighters inspect a burned house after shelling in the town of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine. (Photo: AP/Dmitry Lovetsky)

Two children use buckets to bail out muddy water from their flooded home after of the Ochomogo river burst its banks, in Rivas, Nicaragua. (Photo: AP/Esteban Felix)

Japanese stunt drivers perform with Daihatsu's compact covertible vehicles "Copen" at a circus like event "Cirque de Mobi" at the Tokyo Motor Festival in Tokyo. Automakers exhibited their latest models and some 900,000 people are expected to visit the three-day event. (AFP/Yoshikazu TSUNO)

Comic Con attendee Alyssa King poses as Harlequin during the 2014 New York Comic Con at Jacob Javitz Centre in New York City. (Neilson Barnard/Getty Images/AFP)

Luke Morgan (L) of Wales is tackled by Bush Mwale (R) of Kenya during the HSBC Sevens World Series game between Kenya and Wales at the CBUS Super Stadium, Gold Coast. (AFP/PATRICK HAMILTON)

Natsumi Sasada performs on the beam during the women's all-around final at the Gymnastics World Championships in Nanning, in China's southern Guangxi province. (Photo: AFP/Greg Baker)

Repsol Honda Team rider Marc Marquez of Spain (front) leads Energy T.I. Pramac Racing rider Yonny Hernandez of Colombia (rear) during the MotoGP-class third free practice session at the MotoGP Japanese Grand Prix in Motegi, Tochigi prefecture. (AFP/TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA)

Mezgec Luka of Giant-Shimano team celebrates after winning the first stage of the 2014 Tour of Beijing cycling race in Zhangjiakou,in China's Hebei Province. (Photo: AFP/Wang Zhao)

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A Turkish tank and Kurdish people look at the Syrian town of Ain al-Arab, known as Kobane by the Kurds, from a hill at the Turkish-Syrian border, in the Turkish village of Mursitpinar. Kurdish fighters halted a thrust by the Islamic State towards the heart of Kobane. (Photo: AFP/Aris Messinis)

Cambodian workers (top) march as police officers block a street during a protest to demand higher wages in Phnom Penh. Cambodian trade unionists and hundreds of garment workers marched to demand a pay rise for their monthly minimum wages. (Photo: AFP/Tang Chhin Sothy)

Afghan Solidarity members hold posters and chant slogans during a rally against the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and the US presence in Afghanistan. Around 200 people, the demonstrators mostly women, chanted anti-IS and anti-US slogans as they rallied through downtown Kabul. (Photo: AFP/Wakil Kohsar)

Police officers look at an altar set up at a barricade built by pro-democracy protesters on a main road in Hong Kong's Mongkok district. Protesters in Hong Kong issued an open letter to Chinese President Xi Jinping, urging him to consider political reforms in the city. (Photo: AP/Kin Cheung)

The crater of Mayon volcano spews smoke as seen from the observation post in Legazpi City, Albay province, southeast of Manila. Lava is again flowing out of Mayon, the Philippines' most active volcano, raising fears an eruption could be imminent. (Photo: AFP/Phivolcs)

A cyclist pedals through flood water after heavy rain in Dimapur, in the Indian state of Nagaland. Hundreds of people were rendered homeless after heavy monsoon rains which continue to hit the state. (Photo: AFP/Caisii Mao)

Rioben Vivero does a backflip on his skimboard at the shoreline of the coastal town of Tanauan, Leyte province, central Philippines. Skimboarding is gaining popularity in this coastal town that was badly hit by Typhoon Haiyan last year. (Photo: AP/Aaron Favila)

A paraglider flies over Medellin, Colombia, during the National Urban Paragliding championship. (AFP/Raul Arboleda)

Simone Biles of the US performs during the women's balance beam final at the gymnastics world championships in Nanning. Biles won the event. (Photo: AFP/Kazuhiro Nogi

Spain's Marc Marquez rides his Honda tailed by Italy's rider Valentino Rossi on Yamaha during the Japanese Grand Prix at Twin Ring Motegi circuit in Motegi, north of Tokyo. (Photo: AP/Shizuo Kambayashi)

Shanshan Feng of China kisses her trophy after winning the LPGA Malaysia golf tournament at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Photo: AP/Lai Seng Sin)

Jarrett Jack (C) of the Brooklyn Nets shoots against Carl Landry (R) of the Sacramento Kings during the 2014 NBA Global Games at the Mercedes-Benz Arena at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, China. (Photo: AFP/NBAE via Getty Images/Nathaniel S Butler)

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