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Supporters of Indonesian President Joko Widodo carry a large Indonesian flag during a parade following his inauguration in Jakarta. Widodo was cheered through the streets following his inauguration by tens of thousands of ordinary Indonesians. (AP/Achmad Ibrahim)

Indonesian President Joko Widodo gestures to the crowd during a street parade following his inauguration in Jakarta. (AP/Achmad Ibraham)

Shiite Iraqi fighters, loyal to Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, fire missiles from a launcher during clashes with the Islamic State militant group's fighters in Jurf al-Sakher, north of the Shiite shrine city of Karbala. (AFP/Mohammed Sawaf)

Kurdish people walk in a refugee camp early in the morning in the town of Suruc, Turkey's Sanliurfa province. US President Barack Obama called his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan and they pledged to step up the fight against the Islamic State group in Syria. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)

Pro-democracy protesters stand guard behind a barricade at the occupied area in the Mongkok district of Hong Kong. (AP/Kin Cheung)

College students in graduation attire carry yellow umbrellas - symbols of the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong - as they pose for photos in the Mongkok district of Hong Kong. (AFP/Alex Ogle)

Firemen work to extinguish a fire in a slum area of Manila, Philippines. More than 100 families were affected by the fire, according to local media reports. (AFP/Noel Celis)

Indian students of Delhi Public School perform yoga in Hyderabad. Nearly 5000 students including teachers perform seven yogic postures, with religious prayers for world harmony and peace. (AFP/Noah Seelam)

Toulon's fly-half Matt Giteau dives to score a try during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Toulon and Llanelli Scarlets at the Mayol stadium in Toulon, southeastern France. (AFP/Bertrand Langlois)

Ivan Rybarik of the Czech Republic (R) leads Yoki Ikeda of Japan (C) and Ondrej Slezak of Australia during stage two of the 20th Crocodile Trophy 2014 near Atherton, Australia. The race is the oldest World Cycling Union international mountain bike stage race. (AFP/Crocodile Trophy/Kenneth Lorentsen)

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Anthony Morrow (L) tries to take the ball away Minnesota Timberwolves centre Gorgui Dieng in the fourth quarter of an NBA preseason basketball game in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Minnesota won 112-94. (AP/Sue Ogrocki)

Swansea City's Welsh defender Neil Taylor (R) vies for the ball with Stoke City's Senegalese striker Mame Biram Diouf during their English Premier League football match at the Britannia Stadium in Stoke-on-Trent, central England. (AFP/Oli Scarff)

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Oscar Pistorius sits in court in Pretoria. The Olympic and Paralympic sprinter was sentenced to five years' jail for shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day 2013. He was also given a 3-year suspended sentence on a separate gun charge. (Photo: AP/Mujahid Safodien, Pool)

A man protests outside the Pretoria High Court before South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to 5 years' jail for shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day 2013. He was also given a 3-year suspended sentence on a separate gun charge. (Photo: AFP)

A woman carries her son as they look at Japanese lanterns during the "MT" (Masking Type) Expo in Taipei on Oct 21. More than 80 different material types are on display during the MT Expo in Taipei. (Photo: AFP/Sam Yeh)

A man takes photographs of Perch Rock lighthouse during a storm at New Brighton near Liverpool, north west England on Oct 21. The remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo blew into Britain, causing rush-hour travel disruption. (Photo: AFP/Paul Ellis)

Australian surfer Mick Fanning competes during the Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal surf contest in Supertubos beach, Peniche, central coast of Portugal on Oct 20. (Photo:AP/Francisco Seco)

A woman draws a picture in front of an artwork made by umbrellas and barricades at an occupied area by pro-democracy protesters outside the gate of government headquarters in Hong Kong's Admiralty district. (Photo: AP/Vincent Yu)

An umbrella - which has become an icon of the protest - with pro-democracy messages is seen at a student-led protest site in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong. (Photo: AP/Wally Santana)

Megan Huntsman, accused of killing six of her newborn babies and storing their bodies in her garage, appears in court in Provo, Utah. Huntsman made a brief court appearance as attorneys set December 11 for a hearing where a judge will hear a review of the evidence. (Photo: AP/Rick Bowmer, Pool)

Statues by a Palestinian artist stand among the ruins of buildings destroyed in conflict between Israel and Hamas last summer in Gaza. The statues are made of fibreglass and covered with clay. They depict Palestinians who fled from Israeli shelling during the most recent conflict. (Photo: AFP)

A child sits among statues of Hindu Goddess Lakshmi, who represents wealth, at a roadside stall ahead of Diwali, the Festival of Lights, in Hyderabad on Oct 21. (AFP/Noah Seelam)

Smoke and flames rise after an explosion in the Syrian town of Kobane on Oct 20. Turkey dropped its refusal to allow Kurdish fighters over the border to defend the besieged Kobane, saying it was now helping Iraqi peshmerga to cross the frontier in a major policy shift. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)

Asian Para Games: Bowlers Mohamed Ismail Bin Hussain, Anuar Bin Saaid and Robert Ong took bronze in the Tenpin Bowling Men’s Team (TPB8+TPB2/3+TPB2/3) event with a total score of 1881 pins. (Photo: Singapore Disability Sports Council)

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A large explosion is seen at a Syrian army military outpost in the southern part of the city of Maarat al-Numan in the Idlib province. The explosion was reportedly caused by rebels who dug a tunnel underneath the outpost and loaded it with explosives. (Photo: AFP/Al-Maarra Today/Ghaith Omran)

Pro-Russian rebels fire artillery toward Ukrainian position at Donetsk Sergey Prokofiev International Airport outskirts the city of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine. (Photo: AP/Dmitry Lovetsky)

A pro-democracy protester takes photos of obstacles made with concrete slabs in a tunnel near the central government offices in Hong Kong. Pro-democracy activists took over the streets following China's refusal to grant citizens full universal suffrage. (Photo: AFP/Alex Ogle)

A protester rests at a main road in Mongkok district in Hong Kong. Hundreds of Hong Kong police officers drove protesters from a tunnel in the dead of night in the worst violence since the street demonstrations for greater democracy began more than two weeks ago. (Photo: AP/Vincent Yu)

Coffins of men who were killed in a suicide bombing in central Sanaa, line the street during their mass funeral in Sanaa, Yemen. Two suicide bombings killed nearly 70 people last Thursday, with one targeting an anti-government rally by followers of the Houthi Shiite group. (Photo: AP/Hani Mohammed)

Egyptians inspect the site where a bomb exploded in the centre of the Egyptian capital Cairo, wounding 13 people. The explosive device was placed near the entrance of a metro station close to the court house, apparently targeting policemen standing guard. (Photo: AFP/Mohamed El-Shahed)

Cambodian government officials pay their respects in front of a statue of former King Norodom Sihanouk at a park in Phnom Penh during the second anniversary of his death. Sihanouk died of a heart attack in Beijing on October 15, 2012 aged 89. (Photo: AFP/Tang Chhin Sothy)

A visitor (R) looks out on rough seas at Bondi beach in Sydney. Emergency crews were mopping up after gale force winds, torrential rain and snow wreaked havoc across Sydney and surrounding areas overnight. (Photo: AFP/Peter Parks)

An employee of Japan's toy maker Tomy enjoys a conversation with a robot "Robi jr." which can speak some 1,000 phrases and makes gestures, at a press preview at the Japan Robot Week exhibition in Tokyo. Tomy will put the robot on the market in January next year. (Photo: AFP/Yoshikazu Tsuno)

An Indian potter prepares to burn dried earthen lamps in an oven to make them durable ahead of the Deepavali festival at the Basantpur village on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar. The lamps are in demand during the festival when people buy them to light up their homes. (Photo: AP/Biswaranjan Rout)

Costa Rica defender Oscar Duarte (C-top) heads a goal against South Korean goalkeeper Kim Seung-gyu (C-bottom) during a friendly football match in Seoul. Costa Rica won the match 3-1. (Photo: AFP/Jung Yeon-je)

New Orleans Pelicans guard Eric Gordon (L) reacts after being fouled by Houston Rockets guard Trevor Ariza during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game in New Orleans. (Photo: AP/Bill Haber)

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A pro-democracy protester adopts a confrontational stance as Hong Kong police officers move in to disperse protesters at barricaded sites. (AFP/ALEX OGLE)

A Hong Kong police officer sprays a pro-democracy protester in the face with pepper spray after police officers move in to disperse protesters at barricaded sites. (AFP/ALEX OGLE)

Civic Party member Ken Tsang, one of Hong Kong's pro-democracy political groups, is taken away after police officers move in to disperse protesters at barricaded sites. (AFP/Philippe Lopez)

South Korean civic group members wave their national flags in front of the government complex in Seoul, as they support sending balloons with anti-Pyongyang propaganda leaflets to North Korea. (AP/Lee Jin-man)  

Protesters march towards the Department of Foreign Affairs at suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines, to demand justice for the killing of Filipino transgender Jeffrey "Jennifer" Laude with a US Marine as a possible suspect. (AP/Bullit Marquez)

Syrian Kurdish refugees children who had fled fighting in Kobane, Syria, receive fruit from a man outside a mosque where their families had found refuge, in Suruc at the Turkey-Syria border. (AP/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Iraqi families fleeing Islamic State (IS) militants' advance in their towns arrive to take refuge in a Kurdish-controlled area in Mullah Abdullah, some 25km west of Kirkuk. (AFP/MARWAN IBRAHIM)

Damaged utility poles in the aftermath of hurricane Gonzola on the French Caribbean island of Saint Martin. (AFP/LE PELICAN/STRINGER)

Children look at candles during a rally in memory of civilians killed in the town of Mariupol, eastern Ukraine. (AP/Dmitry Lovetsky)

Barcelona's Luis Suarez, from Uruguay, poses to the media after receiving the Golden Boot award for scoring the most goals in Europe's domestic leagues last season shared with Cristiano Ronaldo in Barcelona, Spain. (AP/Manu Fernandez)

China's Li Xuerui returns to Thailand's Porntip Buranaprasertsuk during the women's preliminary single match at the Denmark Open 2014 championships in Odense. (AFP/Scanpix Denmark/CLAUS FISKER)

Indian boxing champion and Asian Games 2014 gold medalist Mary Kom poses for a photograph with a punch-bag during a press conference in Bangalore. Kom was announcing the eight edition of the Bengaluru Midnight Marathon. (AFP/Manjunath KIRAN)

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Syrian Kurdish refugees that fled the Syrian town of Kobane walk past tents in a refugee camp in the town of Suruc, in the Turkish Sanliurfa province. Kurdish fighters backed by of US-led air strikes were holding out against a two-month Islamic State offensive in Kobane. (Photo: AFP/Aris Messinis)

Members of the Serbian army march during a military parade in Belgrade. Tens of thousands came to see the parade, attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin, which marked the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Serbian capital from Nazi German occupation. (Photo: AP/Marko Drobnjakovic)

Pro-democracy protesters hold their ground in the Mongkok district of Hong Kong. Police swooped at dawn to clear the democracy protest site in Mongkok district hours after the city's embattled leader reopened his offer of talks to end weeks of disruptive demonstrations. (Photo: AFP/Philippe Lopez)

A pro-democracy protester holds a shield between some local residents at a main street in Mong Kok district in Hong Kong. Riot police cleared an pro-democracy protest zone in a dawn raid but left the city's main thoroughfare still in the hands of the activists. (Photo: AP/Vincent Yu)

Students shout anti-US slogans during a protest inside the state university campus in Manila to condemn the murder of  a Filipino transgender allegedly by a US marine. Relatives of the victim demanded that the accused be thrown in a Philippine prison. (Photo: AFP/Ted Aljibe)

Indonesia's president-elect Joko Widodo (L) is embraced by his political rival Prabowo Subianto during a meeting in Jakarta. The rivals met for the first time since the bitterly contested polls in a sign that tensions might be thawing ahead of Widodo's inauguration. (Photo: AP/Tatan Syuflana)

Japanese lawmakers follow a Shinto priest (R) during a visit to the controversial Yasukuni shrine. More than 100 Japanese lawmakers visited the Tokyo shrine condemned by China and Korea as a symbol of Japan's militarist past. (Photo: AFP/Kazuhiro Nogi)

French street artist JR explains his artwork to journalists inside the Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital during a media tour in New York. The abandoned 1902 hospital, open to the public for the first time in 60 years, now has a photographic installation by JR. (Photo: AFP/Jewel Samad)

An Ariane 5 rocket, carrying two Latin American telecoms satellites, lifts off from the launch pad at the European Space Agency ESA base in Kourou, French Guiana.  The two satellites, Intelsat 30 and Arsat-1, were successfully placed on a geostationary transfer orbit. (Photo: AFP/ESA/Jm Guillon)

Denver Nuggets forward Quincy Miller (R) drives past Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes during the second half of a preseason NBA basketball game in Des Moines, Iowa. Golden State won 104-101. (Photo: AP/Charlie Neibergall)

MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi of Italy controls his bike on turn 11 during free practice ahead of the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix at Phillip Island, Australia. (Photo: AP/Glenn Nicholls)

Kang Hae-ji of South Korea tees lines up a putt at the 6th hole during the second round of the LPGA KEB-HanaBank Championship golf event at the Sky72 Golf Club in Incheon, west of Seoul. (Photo: AFP/Jung Yeon-je)

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A local journalist collapses after being hit with pepper spray by police in the Mongkok district of Hong Kong. Fresh clashes broke out in Hong Kong as pro-democracy demonstrators attempted to take back a protest camp that had been partially cleared by police earlier in the day. (AFP/Alex Ogle)

Palestinian protesters take cover after Israeli security forces (unseen) fired tear gas during clashes close to the Israeli Ofer military prison, near the West Bank village of Betunia, following a protest after Israeli authorities restricted access to the Al-Aqsa mosque. (AFP/Abbas Momani)

People march in protest in Acapulco, Mexico's Guerrero state. Thousands of protesters marched in Acapulco to demand the safe return of 43 students who went missing in southern Mexico after an attack by gang-linked police last month. (AFP/Pedro Pardo)

Dr Marius Kruger (2nd L) and members of the Kruger National Park keep the head of a rhino up during a white rhino relocation operation. The park relocated four rhinoceros from a high risk poaching area to a safer area as part of ongoing strategic rhinoceros management plan. (AFP/Stefan Heunis)

World War I graves are illuminated by candles at the Tyne Cot Commonwealth cemetery in Zonnebeke, Belgium. The event, known as the "Light Front", was organised around several WWI battle sites in Belgium to commemorate 100 years since the start of the First World War. (AP/Virginia Mayo)

Shinto priests walk at the Yasukuni shrine in Tokyo to greet an imperial envoy as Japanese Emperor Akihito presents an offering for the shrine's autumn festival. Three Japanese ministers visited the shrine seen by China and Korea as a symbol of Japan's wartime aggression. (AFP/Yoshikazu Tsuno)

A police officer avails himself of organically-grown fruits and vegetables following a post-World Food Day event by Greenpeace at a park at Quezon city, Philippines. The event is aimed at raising awareness on the many health and nutritional benefits of traditional farming. (AP/Bullit Marquez)

An Indian customer looks at decorative items outside a shop ahead of Deepavali, the Hindu festival of lights, in Amritsar. Flowers and decorative items are in high demand ahead of the Hindu festival of Deepavali, which falls on October 23. (AFP/Narinder Nanu)

Harlequins' centre from Wales Matt Hopper (R) is challenged by Castres' full back from France Geoffrey Palis (C) during their European Rugby Champions Cup match between at Twickenham Stadium, southwest of London. (AFP/Adrian Dennis)

MotoGP rider Marc Marquez takes part in the third practice session for the Australian MotoGP Grand Prix at Phillip Island. (AFP/Peter Parks)

Utah Jazz guard Dante Exum (C), passes the ball under Los Angeles Clippers forward Spencer Hawes (L), in front of guard Jordan Farmar during the second half of an NBA pre-season basketball game in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 101-97. (AP/Alex Gallardo)

Suzann Pettersen of Norway watches her shot on the 17th hole during the third round of the LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship golf tournament at Sky72 Golf Club in Incheon, South Korea. (AP/Ahn Young-joon)

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A US bomber flies above the Syrian town of Kobane as seen from the Turkish border town of Suruc. Turkey is turning a deaf ear to pressure to take a more pro-active stance in the fight against Islamic State (IS) militants, adding to existing strains with the West. (AFP/Aris Messinis)

A woman reads on a road barricaded by pro-democracy protesters in the Mongkok district of Hong Kong. Police clashed with protesters with the government saying 20 people were injured in a fourth night of violence after nearly three weeks of largely peaceful pro-democracy rallies. (AFP/Alex Ogle)

Riot police advance on a pro-democracy protest encampment in the Mongkok district of Hong Kong. Hong Kong riot police battled with thousands of pro-democracy protesters for control of the city's streets, using pepper spray and batons to hold back defiant activists. (AP/Vincent Yu)

Supporters of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro are seen during a demonstration in Caracas. Thousands took to the streets of the Venezuelan capital in separate demonstrations supporting and opposing the government of Nicolas Maduro. (AFP/Juan Barreto)

Afghan security forces inspect the site of a suicide attack targeting an Afghan army convoy on the outskirts of Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand province. The attack killed several Afghan security force troops. (AP/Abdul Khaliq)

 Rubber boots are seen at the NGO Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) Ebola treatment centre in the Liberian capital Monrovia The death toll in the world's worst-ever Ebola outbreak has shot past 4,500, killing at least half of the more than 9,000 people infected. (AFP/Zoom Dosso)

A man uses a solar oven to cook during the first edition of the "Morocco Solar Festival" in Ouarzazate. The development of renewable energy will lead to a new industrial paradigm for electricity production, as it should expand by 70 per cent globally between 2011 and 2030. (AFP/Fadel Senna)

A skateboader performs on a sculpture installed for the Urban Art Festival "Arte Core" at the Rio de Janeiro Museum of Modern Art (MAM Rio) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The first edition of Art Core will display street culture expressions such as graffiti, music and skateboading. (AFP/Yasuyoshi Chiba)

A runner, wearing a mask to protect herself from pollutants, looks at her smartphone as she and others jog past Chang'an Avenue near Tiananmen Square shrouded in haze at the start of 2014 Beijing International Marathon in Beijing, China. (AP/Andy Wong)

MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi of Italy leads team mate Jorge Lorenzo of Spain (R) during the Australian MotoGP Grand Prix at Phillip Island. (AFP/Peter Parks)

Australian Nathan Haas (R) of Trek Factory racing climbs a mountain during the Japan Cup cycle road race in Utsunomiya in Tochigi prefecture. Haas won the 150km race with a time of 4 hours 6 minutes 48 seconds. (AFP/Yoshikazu Tsuno)

Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin of Kazakhstan (L) throws a punch against Marco Antonio Rubio of Mexico in the second round the WBC Interim Middleweight Title bout at StubHub Centre in Los Angeles, California. (AFP/Getty Images/Jonathan Moore)

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