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Police stand in formation as they clash with protesters at a traditional May Day demonstration in Paris. (AFP/Miguel Medina)

Ukrainian Orthodox faithful light candles from the Holy Fire brought from Jerusalem in St. Volodymyr Cathedral during the ceremony of the Holy Fire in Kiev, Ukraine. The Holy Fire ceremony is part of Orthodox Easter rituals and the flame symbolises the resurrection of Christ. (AP/Sergei Chuzavkov)

Hundreds of protesters, mostly workers, dance around the burning effigy of Philippine President Benigno Aquino III during a rally near the Presidential Palace to mark the International Labour Day in Manila, Philippines.(AP/Bullit Marquez)

Iraqi women walk past a damaged car following a twin suicide bombing attack, claimed by the Islamic State (IS) group, in the southern Iraqi city of Samawah, situated deep in Iraq's Shiite heartland. (AFP/Haidar Hamdani)

Members of the Federation of Korean Trade Unions stage a May Day rally in Seoul, South Korea. Thousands of workers rallied to demand better working conditions and urge companies to stop using temporary employees. (AP/Ahn Young-joon)

A child plays sumo wrestling with sumo wrestlers during Sumo challenge event in Tokyo. (AP/Shizuo Kambayashi)

Muslims pray at a makeshift camp for migrants and refugees near the village of Idomeni not far from the Greek-Macedonian border. Some 54,000 people, many fleeing the war in Syria, have been stranded on Greek territory since the closure of the migrant route through the Balkans. (AFP/Tobias Schwarz)

Security officers and firefighters work moments after an explosion outside the Police headquarters in Gaziantep, Turkey. A car bomb struck the entrance of a Turkish police station Sunday in the southern city of Gaziantep, killing a policeman and injuring over 20 other people. (Depo Photos via AP)

Manchester United's midfielder Juan Mata (2R) rises up against Leicester City's defender Wes Morgan (R) for a header during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Leicester City at Old Trafford in Manchester, northwest England. (AFP/Oli Scarff)

Clermont's French scrum-half Morgan Parra (R) tackles Racing 92 French right wing Louis Dupichot (L) during the French Top 14 rugby union match between Racing Metro 92 vs Clermont at Yves du Manoir stadium in Colombes on May 1, 2016. (AFP/Franck Fife)

Lucian Bute of Canada (L) comnnects against Jack Badou of Sweden during their WBC Super Middleweight Championship boxing match in Washington, DC. The match ended in a draw. (AFP/David Tulis)

Austrian Dominic Thiem serves the ball during his final match against Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber at the ATP tennis BMW Open in Munich, southern Germany. (AFP/Christof Stache) 

This recent undated handout picture released by Indonesian police and made available on May 3, 2016 shows an Indonesian man holding a sex doll in Banggai in Sulawesi. (Photo: AFP/Indonesian Police)

Supporters of Philippine presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte as they wait outside a bank in Pasig, Philippines on May 2, 2016. Allegations that the Philippine presidential frontrunner kept a fat bank account which was not publicly declared by law have not been resolved. (Photo: AP/Aaron Favila)

An Indian boy follows a herd of goat on a parched water pond in Kaushambi, India on May 3, 2016. Much of India is reeling under a weeks long heat wave and severe drought conditions that have left at least 330 million Indians without enough water for their daily needs. (Photo: AP/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

Members of a Pakistani family fetch clean water in Lahore, Pakistan on May 2, 2016. People are suffering from water shortage as hot summer approaches in Lahore and other cities. (Photo: AP/K.M. Chaudary)

A woman takes a selfie with workers wearing panda costumes during a promotion event for Chinese tourists at a department store in Seoul, South Korea on Apr 28, 2016. The number of Chinese visitors to South Korea has risen lately. (Photo: AP/Ahn Young-joon)

A man looks at the damage in the West Bank city of Nablus on May 3, 2016, after Israeli forces destroyed the house of Zaid Amer, a Palestinian man accused of taking part in the killing of a Jewish settler couple near the settlement of Itamar in October last year. (Photo: AFP/JAAFAR ASHTIYEH)

A Syrian man walks past destroyed buildings on May 2, 2016, in Aleppo's Bab al-Hadid neighbourhood which was targeted recently by regime air strikes. Aleppo residents ventured out onto the streets, taking advantage of a lull in violence in the northern Syrian city. (Photo: AFP/KARAM AL-MASRI)

A member of the Nuit Debout movement hold a banner reading "Registers of grievances and claims" as he protests against the controversial labour reforms in Paris, on May 3, 2016. (Photo: AFP/GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT)

Pittsburgh Penguins Derrick Pouliot (51) and Washington Capitals Justin Williams (14) collide during the first period of Game 3 in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinals in Pittsburgh on May 2, 2016. (Photo: AP/Gene J. Puskar)

Lyon's German forward Pauline Bremer controls the ball during the UEFA Women's Champions League semi-final second leg football match Paris Saint-Germain vs Lyon at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris on May 2, 2016. (Photo: AFP/FRANCK FIFE)

UEFA Honorary President Lennart Johansson arrives in his wheelchair to attend the 40th Ordinary UEFA Congress at the Hungexpo Fair Center in Budapest on May 3, 2016. (Photo: AFP/Attila Kisbenedek)

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant , right, grabs an in bound pass over San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green (14) during the second half in Game 2 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series on May 2, 2016, in San Antonio. Oklahoma City won 98-97. (Photo: AP/Eric Gay)

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani meets South Korean President Park Geun-hye (L) at the presidential palace in the capital Tehran. (HO/IRANIAN PRESIDENCY/AFP)

Colleagues and family members of 12 North Korean waitresses are presented to the media in Pyongyang. North Korea is stepping up its calls for South Korea to return 12 waitresses it says were tricked into going to the South. Seoul says the waitresses willingly defected. (AP/Kim Kwang Hyon)

Supporters of presidential candidate and Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte hold a protest near the premises of the Bank of the Philippine Island (BPI) in Manila, amid accusations of Duterte hiding unexplained wealth deposited in secret accounts in the BPI. (NOEL CELIS/AFP)

Philippine presidential candidate Senator Grace Poe (C) talks over the phone as she greets supporters during a campaign sortie in Dasmarinas town in Cavite province, southwest of Manila. (TED ALJIBE/AFP)

Chinese police officers pose with Chinese tourists in front of Milan's gothic cathedral, Italy. Chinese policemen are in Italy to start patrols with Italian officers in Rome and Milan in a two-week project. Italy says the aim is to make Chinese tourists feel safe. (AP/Antonio Calanni)

A resident watches from his compound as a teenager plays in a flooded street of Mogadishu, Somalia, following heavy rainfall overnight. (MOHAMED ABDIWAHAB/AFP)

French students demonstrate in Paris against a labour bill that would make it easier to lay off workers, weaken some union powers and relax rules regulating the country's 35-hour workweek. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

Syrian emergency personnel secure a street after rockets reportedly fired by rebels hit Al-Dabbeet hospital in the government-controlled neighbourhood of Muhafaza in the northern city of Aleppo. (GEORGE OURFALIAN/AFP)

Atletico Madrid's goalkeeper Jan Oblak (C) blocks a shot by Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski (R) during the Champions League semi-final second leg football match in Munich, Germany. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

Leicester City's Thai owner and chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha (C) is cheered by crowds of waiting fans as he arrives for lunch at an Italian restaurant in the centre of Leicester, the day after Leicester City won the English Premier League title. (AFP/JUSTIN TALLIS)

Spanish player Rafael Nadal returns a ball to Russian player Andrey Kuznetsov during the Madrid Open tournament at the Caja Magica (Magic Box) sports complex in Madrid. (PEDRO ARMESTRE/AFP)

Brazilian Olympic Committee President Carlos Arthur Nuzman holds the lantern containing the Olympic flame brought from Greece to Brasilia, Brazil. The three-month torch relay across Brazil will end at the opening ceremony on Aug 5 at Maracana stadium in Rio. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

Kashmiri Muslims pray as a custodian displays a holy relic, believed to be a hair from the Prophet Muhammad's beard, during celebrations for Miraj-Ul-Alam (ascension to heaven) at Hazratbal Shrine in Srinagar on May 5, 2016. (Photo: AFP/Tauseef Mustafa)

New Indian citizen of Masaladanga enclave 103 year old Asgar Ali(C) is helped by his grandson Jamal Ali after casting his vote at a polling station in Cooch Behar district on May 5, 2016, during the state assembly elections in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal. (Photo: AFP/DIPTENDU DUTTA)

Protesters clench their fists as they block traffic in a protest against the candidacies of front-running presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte and vice-presidential candidate Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. on May 5, 2016, at Quezon city northeast of Manila. (Photo: AP/Bullit Marquez)

Japan's Kumamoto prefecture mascot Kumamon the black bear is surrounded by children during a visit to an earthquake shelter in the village of Nishihara in Kumamoto prefecture on May 5, 2016, to cheer up local survivors after the killer quakes. (Photo: AFP/Jiji Press)

British Prime Minister David Cameron (L) shakes hands as he greets Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe outside 10 Downing Street in central London on May 5, 2016, ahead of their meeting. (Photo: AFP/ADRIAN DENNIS)

People stop and stand in silence on a highway in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv on May 5, 2016, as sirens wailed across Israel for two minutes marking the annual day of remembrance for the six million Jewish victims of the Nazi genocide. (Photo: AFP/JACK GUEZ)

A Syrian man walks past destroyed buildings on May 2, 2016, in Aleppo's Bab al-Hadid neighbourhood which was targeted recently by regime air strikes. Aleppo residents ventured out onto the streets, taking advantage of a lull in violence in the northern Syrian city. (Photo: AFP/KARAM AL-MASRI)

A man jogs on the banks of the Seine river, on May 5, 2016 in Paris. (Photo: AFP/LIONEL BONAVENTURE)

Evacuees camp by a lake as smoke fills the sky near Fort McMurray, Alberta, on May 4, 2016. Alberta declared a state of emergency Wednesday as crews frantically held back wind-whipped wildfires. No injuries or fatalities have been reported. (Photo: AP/Jason Franson/The Canadian Press)

Players of Uruguay's Nacional celebrate at the end of a Copa Libertadores soccer match against Brazil's Corinthians in Sao Paulo, Brazil on May 4, 2016. Match ended tied 2-2, and Nacional advanced to the quarter finals. (Photo: AP/Andre Penner)

Tampa Bay Rays' Kevin Kiermaier, center, is safe at second base as Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager is late with the tag on an RBI double during the seventh inning of an interleague baseball game on May 4, 2016, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Ian Cole #28 of the Pittsburgh Penguins checks Jason Chimera #25 of the Washington Capitals in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Consol Energy Center on May 4, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo: AFP/Justin K. Aller)

Pedestrians walk by a flower arrangement and billboard with the words "The 7th Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea" in Pyongyang, North Korea. Members of North Korea's ruling party have gathered in Pyongyang ahead of their biggest political conference in decades. (AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon)

Supporters of Philippine presidential candidate Senator Grace Poe and former Philippine president and Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada react as they attend Estrada's Meeting de Avance in in Manila. (NOEL CELIS/AFP)

Indian villagers protest to highlight the water shortage across the country in New Delhi. Much of India is reeling under heat wave and severe drought conditions that have decimated crops, killed livestock and left at least 330 million Indians without enough water for their daily needs. (AP Photo)

A World War II veteran stands next to wreaths during the annual Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem. Israel marks the memorial day commemorating the six million Jews murdered by the Nazis in the Holocaust during World War II. (GALI TIBBON/AFP)

Israelis stand still next to their cars as a siren sounds in memory of victims of the Holocaust in Tel Aviv. Israel is marking its annual Holocaust remembrance day in memory of the six million Jews killed by Nazi Germany and its collaborators. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

A representative of Britain's Conservative party sits outside a polling station in Barnes, south-west London. Londoners go to the polls on Thursday to elect their new mayor. There are also elections to the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish assemblies. (BEN STANSALL/AFP)

Syrian security members gather at the site of a bomb attack in Mukharram al-Fawqani in Homs province. A double bomb attack in central Syria killed at least 10 civilians and wounded 40 others. (Handout/SANA/AFP)

Passengers arriving from Jordan disembark from a Yemenia aircraft at the International Airport of the southern port city of Aden. The first passenger plane lands after the airport reopened after months of closure due to security issues. (SALEH AL-OBEIDI/AFP)

A woman is carried on a stretcher by medical personnel after she was rescued alive, six days after being being trapped in the rubble of a residential house that collapsed during torrential rain in Kenyan capital, Nairobi's low-income suburb of Huruma. (TONY KARUMBA/AFP)

A helicopter flies past a wildfire in Fort McMurray, Alberta, as crews held back wind-whipped wildfires that have already torched homes and other buildings in Canada's main oil sands city of Fort McMurray, forcing thousands of residents to flee. (Jason Franson /The Canadian Press via AP)

Villarreal players (C) jump for the ball during the Europa League semi-final second leg football match against Liverpool at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool, England. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Shakhtar Donetsk's Viktor Kovalenko (L) vies with Sevilla's Grzegorz Krychowiak during the UEFA Europa League semi-final second leg football match at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Sevilla. (JORGE GUERRERO/AFP)

A referee puts an ogre mask to make a baby, who is held by a college sumo wrestler, cry to win in the Naki Sumo, or crying baby contest at Sensoji Buddhist temple in Tokyo. The babies participated in the annual traditional ritual performed as a prayer for healthy growth of them. (AP/Eugene Hoshiko)

Syrians evacuate an injured man amid the rubble of destroyed buildings following a reported air strike on the rebel-held neighbourhood of Al-Qatarji, in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. Fresh bombardment severely damaged a local clinic. (AFP/Ameer Alhalbi)

French police stand facing protesters and migrants who have occupied a high school in Paris during a demonstration to call for better living conditions. The administrative court will consider a request for the immediate evacuation of the migrants from the Jean Jaures high school. (AFP/Miguel Medina)

An Iranian woman casts her ballot to vote in the 2nd round of parliamentary elections in the town of Robat Karim. Iranians started voting in 2nd round elections for almost a quarter of parliament's seats, the latest political showdown between reformists and conservatives. (AFP/Atta Kenare)

A Kashmiri masked Muslim protester jumps in the air to avoid stones thrown at him by Indian police during a protest in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. Government forces fired tear gas and pellet guns to stop rock-throwing Kashmiri youths after Friday prayers. (AP/Dar Yasin)

A former circus lion peers from inside a cage transporting it to South Africa, at the port of Callao, Peru. Thirty-three lions rescued from circuses in Peru and Colombia are heading back to their homeland to live out the rest of their lives in a private sanctuary in South Africa. (AP/Martin Mejia)

Pakistani youths cool off in a stream during hot weather on the outskirts of Islamabad. Pakistan's Meteorological Department has forecast hot and dry weather in most parts of the country with the highest temperatures recorded at 41 degrees Celsius in the southern Sindh province. (AFP/Aamir Qureshi)

An Orthodox Christian nun holds a cross as she wait to walk along the Via Dolorosa towards the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, traditionally believed by many to be the site of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, during the Good Friday procession in Jerusalem's Old City. (AP/Oded Balilty)

Scuderia Ferrari's Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen steers his car during the first practice session of the Formula One Russian Grand Prix at the Sochi Autodrom circuit. (AFP/Yuri Kadobnov)

Marcel Brache (L) from Western Force attempts to break a tackle during the Super Rugby match between Australia’s Western Force and South Africa’s Bulls in Perth. (AFP/Greg Wood)

Lee Zion of Korea returns the ball to Batra Manika of India during their women's singles quarter final table tennis match in the ITTF Nakheel Table Tennis Asian Cup, in Dubai. (AFP/Marwan Naamani)

Michelle Wie watches her tee shot on the second hole during the second round of the Volunteers of America Texas Shootout at Las Colinas Country Club in Irving, Texas. (Scott Halleran/Getty Images/AFP)

A ranger stands in front of burning ivory stacks at the Nairobi National Park. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta set fire to the world's biggest ivory bonfire, after demanding a total ban on trade in tusks and horns to end "murderous" trafficking. (AFP/Carl de Souza)

An elderly Indian woman waits for her turn as people form a queue of pots for filling drinking water at a slum area in Mumbai, Maharashtra state, India. Much of India is reeling under a weeks-long heat wave and severe drought conditions that have decimated crops. (AP/ Rajanish Kakade )

Christian Orthodox worshippers hold up candles lit from the "Holy Fire" as thousands gather in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City during the Orthodox Easter ceremonies. The ceremony is celebrated in the same way for eleven centuries. (AFP/Thomas Coex)

Iraqi protesters gather inside the parliament after breaking into Baghdad's heavily fortified "Green Zone". Thousands of angry protesters broke into Baghdad's Green Zone and stormed the parliament building after lawmakers again failed to approve new ministers. (AFP/Haidar Mohammed Ali)

Kenyan emergency personnel look for survivors under the rubble of a collapsed building in Nairobi. Torrential rainstorms in the Kenyan capital have left at least 14 people dead when a six-storey building collapsed, as rescue teams shifted rubble in a search for survivors. (AFP/John Muchucha)

A boy jumps over burning rubbish a makeshift camp for migrants and refugees near the village of Idomeni, not far from the Greek-Macedonian border. Some 54,000 people have been stranded on Greek territory since the closure of the migrant route through the Balkans in February. (AFP/Tobias Schwarz)

Indians watch aircraft of the British aerobatics team Global Stars perform as birds fly during the second day of a three-days air show in Ahmadabad, India. The three-day air show is being held as part of the Gujarat state Foundation Day celebrations. (AP/Ajit Solanki)

A Kashmiri man on a horse rides past walls of snow on the Zojila Pass, about 110km (68 miles) north of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. The Srinagar-Leh national highway connecting Ladakh to the Kashmir Valley was re-opened to traffic after remaining closed for nearly six months. (AP/Dar Yasin)

Watford's Brazilian goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes fails to stop a header from Aston Villa's English-born Irish defender Ciaran Clark to make it 1-0 during the English Premier League football match between Watford and Aston Villa at Vicarage Road Stadium in Watford, north of London. (AFP/Glyn Kirk)

Nour El Sherbini of Egypt (R) celebrates a point as Laura Massaro of England (L) falls down during their final match of the PSA Women's World Championships squash tournament in Bukit Jalil, oustide Kuala Lumpur. (AFP/Mohd Rasfan)

Queensland Reds player Samu Kerevi (L) beats the diving tackle of Toyota Cheetahs Michael van der Spuy (R) during the Super Rugby match between Queensland Reds and Toyota Cheetahs at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. (AFP/Patrick Hamilton)

Haas F1 Team's French driver Romain Grosjean steers his car during the qualifying session of the Formula One Russian Grand Prix at the Sochi Autodrom circuit. (AFP/Yuri Kadobnov)