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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) 

Around 400 people gathered Monday in Hong Kong to protest the dismissal of a veteran editor of the Ming Pao that has triggered concerns about waning press freedoms in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Supporters of Philippine presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte shouts slogans as they wait outside a bank in Pasig, east of Manila. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

A woman feeds a child next to rail tracks at a makeshift camp for migrants and refugees at the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni. (TOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP)

Turkish anti-riot police use tear gas to disperse demonstrators during a protest against a call for the country to adopt a religious constitution, at kadikoy district in Istanbul. (OZAN KOSE/AFP)

Iraqi security forces stand guard as they check the damage following a car bomb targeting Shiite pilgrims heading to commemorate the death of Imam al-Kadhim in Baghdad's southern Saidiya neighbourhood. (HAIDAR MOHAMMED ALI/AFP)

Security and rescue personel continue for the third day with the search of bodies trapped in rubble at the scene of a collapsed residential building in the low-income suburb of Huruma in Nairobi. (TONY KARUMBA/AFP)

The first US-to-Cuba cruise ship - with 700 passengers aboard - arrives at the port of Havana. The Adonia - a vessel from the Carnival cruise's Fathom line - set sail from Florida, marking a new milestone in the rapprochement between Washington and Havana. (JORGE BELTRAN/AFP)

Solar Impulse 2, a solar-powered plane, flies over San Francisco. (AFP/Jean Revillard)

Brian Stuard holds up the tournament trophy after winning the rain-delayed Zurich Classic golf tournament at TPC Louisiana in Avondale, Louisiana, USA. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Cambodian men use a net to catch fish in a nearly dried pond at a village in Kandal province on Apr 27, 2016. The country is currently experiencing the worst drought in four decades. (Photo: AFP/Tang Chhin Sothy)

Scores of Taiwanese fishermen protested outside Japan’s representative office in Taiwan to demand an apology over the seizure of one of their fishing boats by the Japanese coast guard on Apr 27, 2016. (Photo: AP/Chiang Ying-ying)

Pakistan Foreign Affairs Adviser Sartaj Aziz attends a meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing on Apr 27, 2016. (Photo: AFP/Iori Sagisawa/Pool)

An Indian Paramilitary soldier stands guard in Srinagar on Apr 27, 2016. Government forces imposed vehicle traffic restrictions after separatists in the Kashmir Valley called for mass funeral prayers for JKLF founder, Amanullah Khan, 86, who died on Tuesday. (Photo: AP/Mukhtar Khan)

A young Samaritan worshipper attends a Passover ceremony at Mount Gerizim early on Apr 27, 2016. The Samaritans practice a religion that is based on four principles of faith, one God, one Prophet, the belief in the Torah and one holy place. (Photos: AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)

Members of the Israeli emergency services wheel a Palestinian man into an ambulance after two Palestinians were shot at the Qalandia checkpoint as they approached Israeli security forces carrying a knife, police said, on Apr 27, 2016. (Photo: AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)

A Lufthansa employee waits for customers when German ver.di union went on a warning strike at German airports in Munich, Germany on Apr 27, 2016. (Photo: AP/Matthias Schrader)

Greek police officers distribute flyers to migrants at a makeshift camp in the northern border point of Idomeni, Greece on April 27, 2016, asking them to leave the camps and use other facilities. (Photo: AP/Gregorio Borgia)

FIFA President Gianni Infantino speaks during a press conference in Seoul on Apr 27, 2016 after meetings with FIFA Partners Hyundai Motor Group and Korea Football Association (KFA) ahead of the country hosting next year's FIFA U-20 World Cup. (Photo: AFP/Jung Yeon-Je)

Zhang Lianwei of China smiling during the Pro-Am event ahead of the Volvo China Open golf tournament at the Topwin Golf and Country Club in Beijing on Apr 27, 2016. (Photo: AFP/Paul Lakatos/OneAsia)

Seattle Mariners share congratulations after the team defeated the Houston Astros 11-1 in a baseball game on Apr 26, 2016, in Seattle. (Photo: AP/Elaine Thompson)

Atlanta Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha drives between Boston Celtics forward Jae Crowder and guard Marcus Smart during the second half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball playoffs first-round series on April 26, 2016, in Atlanta. Atlanta won 110-83. (Photo: AP/John Bazemore)

People sit as they use their smartphones and a Breo massage helmet during the Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) at the National Convention Centre in Beijing on Apr 28, 2016. (Photo: AFP/Nicholas Asfouri)

Members of the United Nations Command (UNC) honour guards pay tribute in front of caskets and boxes containing remains of UNC and South Korean soldiers killed in the 1950-53 Korean War, during a joint repatriation ceremony at Knight Field in Seoul on Apr 28, 2016. (Photo: AFP/Jeon Heon-Kyun/Pool)

The launch pad after a Russian Soyuz 2.1a rocket carrying Lomonosov, Aist-2D and SamSat-218 satellites took off at the new Vostochny cosmodrome on Apr 28, 2016, outside the city of Uglegorsk. (Photo: AFP/Krill Kudryavtsev/Pool)

Yemeni loyalist forces and onlookers gather at the scene of a suicide attack in the base of the Saudi-backed government on Apr 28, 2016 in Aden when loyalists seized the city of Mukalla and the nearby airport and oil facilities from Al-Qaeda, ending their occupation. (Photo: AFP/Saleh Al-Obeidi)

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, center, speaks during a session of the national assembly at the parliament in Vienna, Austria on Apr 28, 2016. (Photo: AP/Ronald Zak)

The old power plant of Volkswagen is pictured in the morning light, prior to the company's annual press conference in Wolfsburg, Germany on Apr 28, 2016. (Photo: AP/Markus Schreiber)

A man walks toward the high-security prison of Fleury-Merogis where Salah Abdeslam, the suspect in the Paris attacks, is held outside Paris on Apr 28, 2016. (Photo: AP/Thibault Camus)

Current Austin High School assistant principal Nancy Love is led to the El Paso County Jail on Apr 27, 2016, after surrendering to the FBI in connection with the El Paso Independent School District cheating scandal in Texas. (Photo: AP/Ruben R. Ramirez/The El Paso Times) 

Lee Sangsu of Korea serves the ball to Zhang Jike of China during their men's singles table tennis qualifying match in the ITTF Nakheel Table Tennis Asian Cup, on Apr 28, 2016 in Dubai. (Photo: AFP/Marwan Naamani)

Lee Soomin of South Korea plays a shot during the first round of the Volvo China Open golf tournament in Beijing on Apr 28, 2016. (Photo: AFP/Wang Zhao)

Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Justin Miller fields the throw and puts out Pittsburgh Pirates' Starling Marte at first base after he hit a ground ball in the seventh inning of a baseball game on Apr 27, 2016, in Denver. Pittsburgh won 9-8. (Photo: AP/David Zalubowski)

Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne, top, blocks a shot by Anaheim Ducks center Rickard Rakell during the third period of Game 7 in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs first-round series in Anaheim on Apr 27, 2016. The Predators won 2-1. (Photo: AP/Chris Carlson)

Front-running presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte answers questions from the media following his meeting with some politicians who shifted political support to his camp on Apr 29, 2016 in Manila, Philippines. (Photo: AP/Bullit Marquez)

Pro-Taiwan and China unification activists chant slogans outside the Japan Exchange Association in Taipei on Apr 29, 2016. Taiwan summoned Japan's representative to protest its seizure of one of the island's fishing boats in an area where Tokyo claims exclusive rights. (Photo: AFP/Sam Yeh)

US human rights activist Suzanne Scholte (R) and South Korean activists release a balloon carrying anti-Pyongyang leaflets at a field near the Demilitarized zone dividing the two Koreas in the border city of Paju on Apr 29, 2016. (Photo: AFP/Jung Yeon-Je)

Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov (L) and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi shakes hands after a joint press conference held at the Chinese Foreign Ministry in Beijing, China on Apr 29, 2016. (Photo: AP/Ng Han Guan)

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls (C) visits the metallurgic factory SLN with French Overseas Territories minister George Pau-Langevin in Noumea on Apr 29, 2016. Valls said France would be willing to loan 200 millions euros to save the SLN factory. (Phto: AFP/Theo Rouby)

A man walks on the rail tracks of a train station turned into a makeshift camp crowded by migrants, at the northern Greek border point of Idomeni on Apr 29, 2016. Many migrants remain at the Greek border hoping it will reopen, allowing them to move into central Europe. (Photo: AP/Gregorio Borgia)

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi speaks during a meeting with French National Assembly's President at the Carthage Palace in the capital Tunis on Apr 29, 2016. Caluade Bartolone is on a two day official visit to Tunisia. (Photo: AFP/Fethi Belaid)

US Vice President Joe Biden (C) is flanked by Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi (R) as he arrives to deliver his speech at a congress on the progress of regenerative medicine and its cultural impact, being held in the Pope Paul VI hall at the Vatican on Apr 29, 2016. (Photo: AP/Andrew Medichini)

Liu Shiwen of China returns the ball to Ito Mima of Japan during their women's singles quarter final table tennis match in the ITTF Nakheel Table Tennis Asian Cup on Apr 29, 2016 in Dubai.  (Photo: AFP/Marwan Naamani)

Chiefs' Seta Tamanivalu (C) is tackled by the Sharks' Paul Jordaan (R) during the Super Rugby match between the Waikato Chiefs of New Zealand and Coastal Sharks of South Africa at Yarrow Stadium in New Plymouth on Apr 29, 2016. (Photo: AFP/Michael Bradley)

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) misses on a shot on Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray (30) during the third period of Game 1 in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinal series on Apr 28, 2016, in Washington, United States. (Photo: AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Atlanta Hawks guard Jeff Teague (0) drives against Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas during the third quarter in Game 6 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series on Apr 28, 2016, in Boston, United States. The Hawks won 104-92 to win the series 4-2. (Photo: AP/Elise Amendola)

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)