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North Korean soldiers (top) take photos towards South Korean and US soldiers (bottom) standing before the military demarcation line (C) at Panmunjom. Representatives from the US Army, the UN, and South Korea mark the 61st anniversary of the ceasefire armistice agreement. (AFP/Ed Jones)

Indonesian police arrest a protester (C) during a raid by police and military personnel to shut down Surabaya's red light district, popularly known as "Dolly". (AFP/JUNI KRISWANTO)

Smoke rises in the air following an Israeli strike in Gaza City. (AP/Khalil Hamra)

Palestinian medics help evacuate a survivor after an Israeli airstike on his home in Gaza City. (AFP/MAHMUD HAMS)

Diplomats, employees of embassies and foreigners working and living in Ukraine wave flags of their countries as they rally at Kontraktova Square in Kiev, demanding justice for victims of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash. (AFP/SERGEI SUPINSKY)

A young boy holds a loaf of bread as residents of the eastern Ukrainian city of Lysychansk queue to receive bread distributed as part of humanitarian aid. (AFP/GENYA SAVILOV)

Yemenis shop at a market ahead of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa. (AFP/MOHAMMED HUWAIS)

A woman wears a witch's hat as she inflates her hot air balloon for flight at the 32nd annual OuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning in Readington, New Jersey. (AP/Mel Evans)

Uganda's Abraham Kiplimo (R) falls at a drinks station as he competes in the men's marathon athletics event at the Glasgow City Marathon Course during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. (AFP/ANDREJ ISAKOVIC)

Nigeria's Stephen Mozia competes in the qualifying round of the men's shot put athletics event at Hampden Park during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. (AFP Photo)

Namibia's Johanna Benson competes in the final of the women's long jump T37/38 athletics event at Hampden Park during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. (AFP/BEN STANSALL)

England's Francesca Halsall prepares for the Women's 50m Butterfly final at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. (AFP/GLYN KIRK)

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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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Israeli activists light candles with shape of the word "Sorry" in Hebrew and place portraits on the ground of Israelis and Palestinians who have been killed in the conflict, during a demonstration against the Gaza war, in Tel Aviv. (AP/Dan Balilty)

Palestinians children wait to fill plastic bottles and water containers with drinking water from a public tap in Jabalia in the northern Gaza Strip. Three Palestinians were killed in shelling as the Israeli military resumed its assault on Gaza after Hamas shunned an extended lull. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)

The refloated wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise ship is dragged to the harbour of Pra di Voltri near Genoa. Italy's doomed cruise ship Costa Concordia is being dragged away from the Mediterranean Giglio island to a scrap yard in the northern Italian port of Genoa. (AFP/Marco Bertorello)

People parade with their Volkswagens during the "Super VW Festival" on Le Mans' circuit, western France. The festival, which runs from July 25 to 27, gathers nearly 1200 air-cooled Volkswagen cars including the models Beetle, Transporter, and Dune Buggy. (AFP/Jean-Francois Monier)

Sam Rainsy (front C), the head of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), greets party members at  the party's first congressional meeting in Phnom Penh. Cambodia's National Assembly is holding an extraordinary session on Monday to ratify Sam Rainsy’s membership eligibility. (AP/Heng Sinith)

This picture released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows a national meeting at the April 25 House of Culture to celebrate the 61st anniversary of the "victory of the Korean people in the Fatherland Liberation War" in Pyongyang. (AFP/KCNA via KNS)

Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ) members gather at Philippine Arena Dome during their 100th anniversary in Bocaue, Bulacan. The church, famed for its discipline and political power, marked the anniversary with more than one million followers expected to join the celebrations. (AFP/Noel Celis)

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe eats a typical Japanese dish during a meeting with businessmen at the Mexico-Japan Association in Mexico City. Abe struck a series of energy deals with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto at the start of a five-country Latin American tour. (AFP/Alfredo Estrella)

Italy's Vincenzo Nibali, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, strains during the twentieth stage of the Tour de France cycling race, an individual time-trial over 54 kilometres (33.6 miles) with start in Bergerac and finish in Perigueux. (AP/Christophe Ena)

Canada's Maria Kitkarska competes in the women's rhythmic gymnastics individual ribbon final at The SECC Precinct during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. (AFP/Andy Buchanan)

Gennady Golovkin (R) punches Daniel Geale during the WBA/IBO middleweight championship bout at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Mike Stobe/Getty Images/AFP)

Red Bull Racing's German driver Sebastian Vettel cools himself prior to the third practice session of the Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix at the Hungaroring circuit in Budapest. (AFP/Ferenc Isza)

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