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People mourn at a memorial of candles and flowers in front of the Olympia Einkaufszentrum shopping centre in Munich, southern Germany, where an 18-year-old German-Iranian student went on a shooting spree. (AFP/Christof Stache)

Vietnamese protesters hold their national flags, anti-China placards and a banner that reads: "We oppose China because they escalate tensions on the waters of the South China Sea" during a rally against China near the Chinese Embassy in Seoul, South Korea. (AP/Ahn Young-joon)

Activists from the Jamaat e Islami Pakistan organisation march during a protest against killings in Indian-administered Kashmir in Islamabad. India accused Pakistan of "supporting terrorism" after it held a day of solidarity with Kashmir following deadly violence in the region. (AFP/Farooq Naeem)

Afghan men dig graves for victims of a twin suicide attack, in Kabul. Kabul was plunged into mourning after the deadliest attack for 15 years killed 80 people and left hundreds maimed, reigniting concern that the Islamic State group was seeking to expand its foothold in Afghanistan. (AFP/Shah Marai)

An Indian vegetable seller wades through floodwaters in Siliguri. Continuous rainfall has caused flooding and landslides in parts of Siliguri and surrounding areas, affecting road travel and daily life. (AFP/Diptendu Dutta)

Satellite dishes and receivers being piled before being destroyed during a ceremony in Tehran. Iran destroyed 100,000 satellite dishes and receivers as part of a widespread crackdown against the illegal devices that authorities say are morally damaging. (AFP/Hossein Zohrevand/Tasnim News)

Mourners march along the decorated vehicle loaded with the body of prominent Cambodian political analyst Kem Ley during a funeral procession in Phnom Penh. The leading government critic whowas fatally shot in an attack that raised suspicion of a political conspiracy. (AP/Heng Sinith)

People surround dancers as they perform on stilts in honor of Saint Mary Magdalene in a street for the traditional ''Danza de Los Zancos'' (Los Zancos Dance), in the small town of Anguiano, northern Spain. (AP/Alvaro Barrientos)

Britain's Kate, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William watch the America's Cup World Series Race from a boat on the Solent, in Portsmouth, England. The royal couple visited the home of the British competitors for the America's Cup before observing the ongoing competition. (AP/Tim Ireland, Pool)

Sky teammates Geraint Thomas, and Ian Stannard, joke around with a bottle of beer as Chris Froome, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, watches during the 21st stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 113km (70.2 miles) with start in Chantilly and finish in Paris. (AP/Christophe Ena)

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain leads ahead of Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany during the Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix at the Hungaroring racetrack near Budapest, Hungary. (AP/Luca Bruno)

England's Jonathan Bairstow (R) watches on as Pakistan's captain Misbah-ul-Haq (L) plays a shot on the third day of the second Test cricket match between England and Pakistan at Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester, northwest England. (AFP/Oli Scarff)


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Police officers and rescue workers are seen in a facility for the disabled, where at least 19 people were killed and as many as 20 wounded by a knife-wielding man, in Sagamihara, Kanagawa prefecture, Japan. (Kyodo/via REUTERS)

A police officer is seen outside a facility for the disabled, following an attack by a knife-wielding man, in Sagamihara, Kanagawa prefecture, Japan. (Kyodo/via REUTERS)

Former president and now Congresswoman Gloria Macapagal Arroyo smiles during the opening session of the Philippine Congress where President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his first state of the nation address at the House of Representatives in suburban Quezon city north of Manila. (AP/Aaron Favila)

Fans manoeuvre their smartphones as they play "Pokemon Go" in Hong Kong. Pokemon fans participated in the creatures hunting as the app was released to both iPhone and Android users. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

A Pakistani health worker gives a polio vaccine to a child in Karachi. A five-day campaign is underway for 865,000 children in Sindh and Balochistan provinces during the campaign. Polio remains endemic in Pakistan after the Taliban banned vaccinations. (AP/Shakil Adil)

People mourn in front of candles and flowers near the Olympia shopping mall in Munich, southern Germany, where an 18-year-old German-Iranian student run amok. (CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP)

Technicians prepare the Solar Impulse 2, the solar-powered plane, at Cairo's International Airport in Egypt before it takes off for Abu Dhabi on the final leg of its world tour with Swiss Bertrand Piccard behind the controls. (JEAN REVILLARD/REZO/Solar Impulse 2/AFP)

Firefighters battle flames in Placerita Canyon at the Sand Fire in Santa Clarita, California. Triple-digit temperatures and dry conditions are fuelling the wildfire, which has burned across at least 32,000 acres so far and is only 10% contained. (David McNew/Getty Images/AFP)

Syrian civil defence volunteers carry a young boy after they dug him out from under the rubble of buildings destroyed following reported air strikes on the rebel-held neighbourhood of Al-Mashhad in the northern city of Aleppo. (AFP/THAER MOHAMMED)

Britain's Christopher Froome (C), wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, wins the Tour de France 2016 as he crosses the finish line on the Champs-Elysees avenue with his teammates at the end of the 113km 21st and last stage of the 103rd edition of the cycling race. (AFP/LIONEL BONAVENTURE)

Pakistan's Asad Shafiq plays a shot on the fourth day of the second Test cricket match between England and Pakistan at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester, northwest England. (AFP/JON SUPER)

Thomas Pieters of Belgium hits from a bunker on the 15th hole during a practice round prior to the 2016 PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, New Jersey. (Andrew Redington/Getty Images/AFP)


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A young boy cycles past scores of three-wheelers during a strike in New Delhi, India. The strike was called to urge the government to stop app-based services like Uber and Ola from plying in the national capital. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

Police officers guard the main gate to the Tsukui Yamayuri En care centre where a knife-wielding man went on a rampage in the city of Sagamihara, Kanagawa prefecture, some 50km west of Tokyo. At least 19 people were killed at the care centre for the mentally disabled. (TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP)

Ministers pose for a group photo during the East Asia Foreign Ministers' meeting on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) annual ministerial meeting, being held in Vientiane, Laos. (HOANG DINH NAM/AFP)

Hillary Clinton has become the first woman in history to win the White House nomination of a major US political party, securing the backing of a majority of Democrats. (AFP/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)

Former Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., waves to delegates before speaking during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. (AP/J. Scott Applewhite)

Supporters for former Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders rally during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Bertrand Piccard (R) and Andre Borschberg (L), pilots of the solar powered Solar Impulse 2 aircraft, are greeted upon arrival at Al Batin Airport in Abu Dabi to complete its world tour flight in the United Arab Emirates. (KARIM SAHIB/AFP)

A hillside erupts in flame as a wildfire burns in Placerita Canyon in Santa Clarita, California, USA. The smoky fire tore through drought-ravaged brush that hadn't burned in decades amid a sweltering heat wave. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

A helicopter drops water on a wildfire burning in Artana, near Castellon, eastern Spain. The wildfire, still active on more than 1,000 hectares in the region of Valencia (eastern Spain), hit a natural park. (JOSE JORDAN/AFP)

Somalia soldiers pass near the wreckage of a car bomb outside the UN's office in Mogadishu. At least 13 people were killed on July 26 in twin bombings near UN and African Union buildings adjoining Mogadishu's airport. (MOHAMED ABDIWAHAB/AFP)

Sri Lanka's Angelo Mathews (R) dives as he attempts to field a ball hit by Australia's captain Steven Smith (L) and wicketkeeper Dinesh Chandimal (C) look on during the first day of their opening Test match at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Pallekele.  (LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP)

Canada's Aleksandra Wozniak wipes her face during a break in play as she faces Sara Errani of Italy during the second round of the Rogers Cup tennis tournament in Montreal. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)


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Indonesian President Joko Widodo (centre R) shakes hands with newly-appointed Security Minister Wiranto (C) during an inauguration ceremony at the presidential palace in Jakarta. (ADEK BERRY/AFP)

Murder suspect Satoshi Uematsu (L) sits in a police vehicle as he returns to the Tsukui police station in Sagamihara, Kanagawa prefecture. The suspect admitted killing 19 people at a centre for the mentally disabled. (STR/JIJI PRESS/AFP)

Indian children wade through water on a submerged road in the flood-affected Murkata village in Morigoan district, some 70km from Guwahati, in India’s northeastern state of Assam. Floods in Assam have affected some 1.25 million people as the annual monsoon continues. (Biju BORO/AFP)

Indians sit inside an auto rickshaw and play 'Pokemon Go' in Mumbai, India. 'Pokemon Go', the highly addictive online game, has landed in India and thousands are out searching for pokemon characters as the mania spreads. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

Demonstrators square off during a rally outside City Hall in Philadelphia on the third day of the Democratic National Convention. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Pope Francis arrives in a popemobile for a welcoming ceremony at Wawel castle in Krakow. The pope heads to Poland for an international Catholic Youth Festival with a mission to encourage openness to migrants. (JANEK SKARZYNSKI/AFP)

A woman stands in front of the Saint-Etienne du Rouvray church in France where people laid flowers and candles after a priest was killed on Jul 26 during a hostage-taking claimed by Islamic State group. (CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP)

Police officers lock arms, forming a human chain to block an opposition protest march in Caracas, Venezuela. The protesters are demanding electoral officials go forth with the presidential recall vote. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Residents gather at the site of a bomb attack in Syria's northeastern city of Qamishli. A massive bomb blast claimed by the Islamic State group killed at least 44 people and wounded dozens in the Kurdish-majority Syrian city. (DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP)

Fans wave Brazilian and South Korean flags as they welcome South Korean Olympic athletes at Rio de Janeiro International Airport in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

A police officer patrols inside Rio de Janeiro International Airport in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, ahead of the Olympic Games. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Australian cricketer Adam Voges (R) plays a shot in front of Sri Lanka's Dinesh Chandimal (L) during day two of the first Test cricket match in Pallekele, Sri Lanka. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)


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Members of Indonesian Women Coalition hold up placards during a protest against the execution of Merry Utami who is on death row, at the Wijayapura port in Cilacap. (ROHMAT SYARIF/AFP)

US President Barack Obama (L) is joined by US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (R) after his address at the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Centre in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP)

Pope Francis is helped onto his feet after falling on the stairs during a mass at the Jasna Gora Monastery in Czestochowa, Poland. Pope Francis visits Poland for an international Catholic youth festival with a mission to encourage openness to migrants. (FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP)

Borussia Dortmund's Emre Mor (R) controls the ball during the 2016 International Champions Cup football match between Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong province. City beat Dortmund 6-5 on penalties. (WANG ZHAO/AFP)

Jack Sock of the USA plays a shot against Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland during the Rogers Cup at the Aviva Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images/AFP)

Justin Rose of England hits a shot from a greenside bunker on the fourth hole during the first round of the 2016 PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, New Jersey. (Stuart Franklin/Getty Images/AFP)


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Confetti and balloons fall during celebrations after Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's acceptance speech on the final day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. (AP/Matt Rourke)

Migrants are evicted from a makeshift camp by French gendarmes in Paris. Between 1,200 and 1,400 people, mostly men, from Eritrea, Somalia and Afghanistan, were in this camp near the metro stations Jaures and Colonel Fabien. (AFP/Jacques Demarthon)

Syrian men evacuate babies following a reported air strike on the besieged rebel-controlled town of Douma, a flashpoint east of the capital Damascus. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported bombardment of several rebel-held areas across Syria, including eastern Ghouta. (AFP/Abd Doumany)

A woman pays tribute near the casket and portrait of Belarus-born journalist Pavel Sheremet, who was killed in a car bomb in central Kiev on Jul 20, during a farewell ceremony at the Ukrainian House conference centre in Kiev. (AFP/Sergei Supinsky)

A fan of Indian Bollywood star Rajinikanth displays body paint with a portrait of the actor on the first day of release of his new Tamil-language film "Kabali" in Bangalore. Fans of the wildly popular Indian film star Rajinikanth queued overnight for a 4am screening in Chennai. (AFP/Manjunath Kiran)

Children cool themselves off in a public water fountain in downtown Seoul, South Korea. A heat wave warning was issued in South Korea as temperatures soared above 35 degrees Celsius (95 degrees Fahrenheit). (AP/Lee Jin-man)

General view of the ceremony to present the integrated security forces for the 10 Rio 2016 Olympic Games football matches that will be played at the Mane Garrincha national Stadium in Brasilia. (AFP/Evaristo Sa)

Fans walk past floating Cartoon Network Powerpuff Girls on day one of Comic-Con International held at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego. (Denis Poroy/Invision/AP)

Peugeot Sport team Stephane Peterhansel and co-pilot Jean-Paul Cottret compete in Inner Mongolia's Gobi desert, ending the 13th special stage of the Silkway rally. 130 competitors are racing over 10,734 kilometres crossing three countries and two continents from Moscow to Beijing. (AFP/Patrick Baz)

Cyclists ride past the Lac d'Annecy (Annecy lake) during the 146km nineteenth stage of the 103rd edition of the Tour de France cycling race between Albertville and Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc, French Alps. (AFP/Jeff Pachoud)

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car during the first free practice at Hungaroring racetrack near Budapest, Hungary. (AP/Darko Vojinovic)

Dortmund's Sokratis Papastathopoulos (R) fights for the ball during the 2016 International Champions Cup football match between Manchester United and Dortmund in Shanghai. (AFP/Wang Zhao)


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Police officers point their weapons outside the Olympia mall in Munich, southern Germany after several people were been killed in a shooting. (AP/Sebastian Widmann)

An Afghan protester scream near the scene of a suicide attack that targeted crowds of minority Shiite Hazaras during a demonstration at the Deh Mazang Circle in Kabul. (AFP/Wakil Kohsar)

A Syrian civil defence volunteer carries a wounded child following a reported airstrike on the rebel-held neighbourhood of Qatirji in the northern city of Aleppo. (AFP/Thaer Mohammed)

French Gendarmes take cover behind one of their vehicles after receiving gun fires in Persan, near Beaumont-sur-Oise following clashes between residents and police over the death of Adama Traore. (AFP/Thomas Samson)

A large plume of smoke from a wildfire rises near Highway 1, burning five miles south of Carmel, California. (AP/Richard Vogel)

Supporters of Peru's jailed, former President Alberto Fujimori rally to call for his release in Lima, Peru. Fujimori is currently being tried for allegedly diverting government funds to finance newspapers that backed his successful run for a third term. (AP/Martin Mejia)

Nicholas Prior, of San Diego, dressed as Dallas from the video game “Payday: The Heist,” attends day 2 of Comic-Con International in San Diego. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Balinese people fly their giant fish kite during a kite festival in Denpasar on Indonesia's resort island of Bali. The Bali kite festival celebrates the most extravagant Indonesian kites throughout the island to promote tourism and runs from Jul 22 to 24. (AFP/Sonny Tumbelaka)

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, of Britain, steers his car during the qualifying session for the Formula One Hungary Grand Prix, at the Hungaroring racetrack, in Budapest, Hungary. (AP/Luca Bruno)

US athlete Michael Hartfield competes in the men's long jump during the IAAF Diamond League Anniversary Games athletics meeting at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park stadium in Stratford, east London. (AFP/Ben Stansall)

TJ Perenara of the Hurricanes (R) is tackled by Michael Claassens of the Sharks during the Super Rugby quarter-final match between South Africa's Coastal Sharks and New Zealand's Wellington Hurricanes at Westpac Stadium in Wellington. (AFP/Martin Hunter)

Cyclists ride in the rain in a breakaway during the 146.5km twentieth stage of the 103rd edition of the Tour de France cycling race between Megeve and Morzine-Avoriaz, French Alps.. (AFP/Kenzo Tribouillard)