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The T-50 jets of Republic of Korea Air Force aerobatics team perform during a ceremony to mark the 1950 Incheon landing operations in Incheon, South Korea. In September 1950, the United Nations Forces landed in Incheon, just months after North Korea invaded the South. (AP/Ahn Young-joon)

Iraqi soldiers brandish their weapons during a military training exercise in the mainly Shiite southern city of Basra, before being deployed to the north of the city. Militants launched a major offensive last June in Iraq, overrunning large areas of five provinces. (AFP/Haidar Mohammed Ali)

Palestinian students play in a classroom at a United Nations school in Gaza City on the first day of the new school year. Half a million children in Gaza start the new school year three weeks late as a result of the 50-day war between Israel and Hamas that ended on August 26. (AFP/Mohammed ABED)

Supporters of Pakistani cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan gather during an anti-government protest in front of Parliament in Islamabad. Talks to end a long sit-in by anti-government protesters in Pakistan were deadlocked after authorities arrested dozens of demonstrators. (AFP/Farooq Naeem)

A recently-hatched Humboldt penguin chick is displayed at Manila Ocean Park. The penguin - the first ever hatched in the tropical Philippines - was born in July from two parents on exhibit at the park. (AFP/Jay Directo)

A Filipino boatman passes by a flooded village sitting beside a swollen river as it slowly recedes in suburban Quezon city. Fast-moving typhoon Kalmaegi blew out of the northern Philippines after causing flash floods and landslides. (AP/Aaron Favila)

A Pro-Union 'No' supporter poses with pin badges during a rally in Edinburgh. Scots head to the polls for an independence referendum that could end its three centuries old union with England and create Europe's newest country since the collapse of Yugoslavia. (AFP/Ben Stansall)

Volunteers pose for photos near three official mascots of the the 2014 Incheon Asian Games (from L) Barame, Chumuro and Vichuon, near the 17th Asian Games Athletes' Village in Incheon, west of Seoul, South Korea. The games will be held from September 19 to October 4. (AP/Lee Jin-man)

Switzerland's Roger Federer serves to Italy's Fabio Fognini during the fourth tennis match of the Davis Cup semi-final between Switzerland and Italy in Geneva. (AFP/Fabrice Coffrini)

Robert Whitaker of Great Britain riding Catwalk IV competes in the individual jumping equestrian on the final day of the Masters tournament at Spruce Meadows in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Derek Leung/Getty Images/AFP)

US centre DeMarcus Cousins (R) vies with Serbia's forward Nemanja Bjelica during their 2014 FIBA World basketball championships final match at the Palacio de los Deportes in Madrid. (AFP/Javier Soriano)

South Korean Lydia Ko competes in the Evian Championship in the French Alps town of Evian-les-Bains, a major tournament on the women's calendar. (AFP/Jeff Pachoud)

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A baboon is seen in a cage in the quarantine ward of the zoo in Abidjan. Many people are abandoning their monkeys at the zoo as they fear to catch the Ebola virus. (AFP/Sia Kambou)

People take photos in front of the Kowloon skyline during a thunderstorm in Hong Kong caused by Typhoon Kalmaegi on Sep 16, 2014. (AFP/Xaume Olleros)

Mayon volcano spews a small amount of white smoke as seen from Legaspi City, Albay province, southeast of Manila on Sep 16, 2014. Philippine authorities on Sep 16 ordered people living close to the volcano to evacuate, warning a dangerous eruption may occur within weeks. (AFP/Charism Sayat)

A toy dolphin is seen in front of the White House in Washington, DC during a rally against the slaughter of dolphins in Japan. (AFP/Mandel Ngan)

Wax figures of Formula One racing stars Sebastian Vettel (left) and Lewis Hamilton (right) were spotted at the Helix Bridge in Singapore on Tuesday (Sep 16). (Photo: Madame Tussauds Singapore)

Thick haze blankets Indonesia's Pekanbaru on September 16, 2014. Indonesia's parliament on September 16 agreed to ratify a regional agreement on cross-border haze as fires ripped through forests in the west of the country. (AFP/Forza Alfachrozie)

A child sits inside a state-run orphanage in Ba Vi district in Vietnam. US parents will be allowed to adopt Vietnamese children again, authorities said on Sep 16, 2014, ending a six-year ban imposed after charges of baby-selling and fraud but with new restrictions. (AFP/Hoang Dinh Nam)

An empty Air France check-in hall at the Orly airport on Sep 16, 2014. Stranded passengers voiced outrage on Sep 15 as French flag carrier Air France scrapped half its flights due to a pilots' strike in protest at company plans to expand its low-cost subsidiary Transavia. (AFP/Stephane De Sakutin)

A jet aerial tanker drops its load of fire retardant on a fire near Pollack Pines, California on Monday, September 15, 2014. The fire, which started on Sunday, has consumed more than 3,000 acres and forced the evacuation of dozens of homes. (AP/Rich Pedroncelli)

South Korean supporters for North Korean team wave "Unification flags" during the first round of the men's football match between North Korea and China during day 4 of the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, west of Seoul, on September 15, 2014. (AFP/Jung Yeon-Je)

People visit "The Auld Acquaintance" cairn, which is being built as a monument supporting the union of Scotland and the UK. The stone circle is being built as a mass participation project as a monument to togetherness, open to anyone who wishes to place a stone there. (AP/Matt Dunham)

Damaged aircraft seen at the international airport of San Jose del Cabo on September 15, 2014 after hurricane Odile knocked down trees and power lines in Mexico's Baja California peninsula. (AFP/Ronaldo Schemidt)

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Lava flows from the crater of Mayon volcano seen from Legazpi City, Albay province, southeast of Manila. Lava continued to cascade down the Philippines' most active volcano as authorities rushed to evacuate thousands ahead of a possible deadly eruption. (AFP/Charism Sayat)

Taiwan Navy's Perry-class frigate fires chaff during the annual Han Kuang military exercises off the east coast of Hualien, central Taiwan. (AP/Wally Santana)

Men move the bodies of cattle killed in flooding in northern India during clean-up operations in the Bemina area of Srinagar. Emergency officials have battled to rescue tens of thousands of people stranded by the floods, triggered by heavy monsoon rains. (AFP/Shahid Tantray)

Indian police detain Tibetan youths during a protest against a three-day visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping outside the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi. The presence in India of the Dalai Lama, Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, is a source of tension between India and China. (AFP/Sajjad Hussian)

Environmental activists picket the Bureau of Animal Industry to demand the revocation of permit of a marine mammal company's operation following the death of a false killer whale named "Tonka" at their adventure park at suburban Quezon city, northeast of Manila, Philippines. (AP/Bullit Marquez)

Servicemen of the pro-Ukrainian Shakhtarsk battalion shoot during an exercise on a range near eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol. The Ukrainian and European parliaments ratified a landmark pact at the heart of the ex-Soviet country's bloodiest crisis since independence. (AFP/Aleksey Chernyshev)

Police seal off the road leading to the Urumqi Intermediate People's court as the separatism trial of Ilham Tohti, a former economics professor at a university in Beijing, begins in Urumqi, China's Xinjiang region. Ilham Tohti is a prominent scholar from the Uighur minority. (AFP/Goh Chai Hin)

The remains of houses destroyed by fire sit in Weed, California. In just a few hours on Monday, wind-driven flames destroyed or damaged roughly 100 homes, a saw mill and a church in Weed. (AP/Rich Pedroncelli)

South Korean Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) members stand guard for the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, west of Seoul. The games will be held in the South Korea's west city from September 19 to October 4. (AP/Lee Jin-man)

Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia hits a return against Coco Vandeweghe of the US during their women's singles second round match at the Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament in Tokyo. (AFP/Kazuhiro Nogi)

Diogo of Uruguay's Penarol (L) heads the ball with Luis Mosquera of Colombia's Deportivo Cali during a Copa Sudamericana football match in Montevideo, Uruguay. The match ended in a 2-2 tie. (AP/Matilde Campodonico)

Pakistani cricket team skipper Misbah-ul-Haq poses with ICC World Cup 2015 trophy during a ceremony in front of Badshahi Masjid in Lahore. Pakistan welcomed the trophy as it arrived in the country on a global tour, with skipper Misbah-ul Haq vowing to win the 2015 tournament. (AFP/Arif Ali)

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A bust of Mahatma Gandhi is presented to Chinese President Xi Jinping (C) and his wife Peng Liyuan at Rajghat, the memorial to the independence leader, in New Delhi. Xi and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold talks aimed at boosting trade and Chinese investment. (AP/Saurabh Das)

Indian police personnel detain an exiled Tibetan youth (R) as he protests against a visit to India by Chinese President Xi Jinping at a metro construction site in New Delhi. (AFP/Chandan Khanna)

A United States soldier rappels during air assault training at the Camp Casey in Dongducheon, South Korea. About 200 US soldiers from the 2nd Infantry Division located in South Korea took part in the course focused on assault operations involving US Army rotary-wing aircraft. (AP/Ahn Young-joon)

Forensic experts collect evidence from a car outside a house in the Guildford area of Sydney. Australia's largest ever counter-terrorism raids detained 15 people and disrupted plans to "commit violent acts" against random members of the public. (AFP/Saeed Khan)

Pro-independence supporters gather at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh ahead of the referendum on Scotland's independence. Campaigners for and against Scottish independence scrambled for votes on the eve of the knife-edge independence referendum. (AFP/Lesley Martin)

A plane destroyed by Hurricane Odile sits overturned at Cabo San Lucas airport in Mexico. Desperate locals and tourists were in survival mode in the resort area of Los Cabos, with electrical and water service still out three days after Hurricane Odile made landfall. (AP/Victor R Caivano)

Protesters throw stones at police after a march against Ecuador's President Rafael Correa. At least 15 policemen were injured and several demonstrators arrested during marches both pro and against the government, police reported. (AFP/Rodrigo Buendia)

Security ask a demonstrator to move prior to speeches by members of Occupy Central's banking and finance group outside the stock exchange building in Hong Kong. (AFP/Xaume Olleros)

Athletic Bilbao's forward Aritz Aduriz (R) vies with Shakhtar Donetsk's goalkeeper Andriy Pyatov (L) during their UEFA Champions League football match at the San Mames stadium in Bilbao, Spain. (AFP/Rafa Rivas)

Garbine Muguruza of Spain returns a shot against Jelena Jankovic of Serbia during their second round match of the Pan Pacific Open Tennis tournament in Tokyo, Japan. (AP/Koji Sasahara)

Malaysian badminton player Lee Chong Wei stretches after training at Gyeyang gymnasium during the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. (AFP/Prakash Singh)

Members of the Taiwanese team take part in a cycling training session at Incheon International Velodrome for the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. (AFP/Jung Yeon-je)

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A woman places flowers in the inscribed names along the edge of the North Pool during memorial observances on the 13th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York. (AP/Justin Lane, Pool)

Soldiers stand at attention in front of an image of the Virgin of Guadelupe during a review of Mexico's military in preparation for Independence Day celebrations, at a military camp in Mexico City. Mexico will celebrate its independence day on Septemer 16. (AP/Rebecca Blackwell)

Thai soldiers inspect a railway track after a bomb planted by suspected separatist militants went off in the Rangea district of Thailand's restive southern province of Narathiwat. A decade-long rebellion has rocked Thailand's deep south, leaving more than 6,100 dead. (AFP/Madaree Tohlala)

A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter holds a position in Yangije, where heavy clashes against Islamic States (IS) fighters took place the previous night, 50 kilometres east of Tikrit. Ten Arab states agreed to rally behind Washington in the fight against IS militants. (AFP/Jm Lopez)

A long exposure photo shows smoke rising as lava flows from the crater of Mount Slamet volcano in Indonesia's Central Java province. Indonesian authorities have put the Mount Slamet volcano on the second-highest alert level and warned residents to remain outside a four-kilometre radius. (AFP)

An Ariane 5 rocket takes off from the European space centre at Kourou in French Guiana. Shortly afterwards the Measat-3b, of Malaysian operator Measat, and Optus 10, of Australian counterpart Optus were successfully placed into geostationary orbit. (AFP/Arianespace)

A woman lights a candle in a sculpture of acrylic shoes and a person representing the victims of 1973 military coup, in front of the National Stadium during a candlelight vigil marking the 41st anniversary of the coup, in Santiago, Chile. (AP/Luis Hidalgo)

Protesters shout slogans as they march near the Presidential Palace to call on Philippine President Benigno Aquino III to focus on "climate justice" when he speaks before the UN Climate Change Summit in the United States late this month in Manila. (AP/Bullit Marquez)

British rally driver Kris Meeke jumps his Citroen over a brow during the fifth special stage of the World Rally Championship (WRC) Rally of Australia, near Bellingen on the New South Wales central coast. (AFP/William West)

Great Britain's Joseph Townsend competes to win the 1,500m men wheel IT4 during the athletics event of the Invictus Games at Queen Elizabeth II Park in London. (AFP/Adrian Dennis)

US forward Kenneth Faried (R) vies with Lithuania's centre Jonas Valanciunas (L) during the 2014 FIBA World basketball championships semi-final match Lithuania vs USA at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona. (AFP/Lluis Gene)

Astana's Italian cyclist Fabio Aru celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 18th stage of the 69th edition of "La Vuelta" Tour of Spain, a 157-kilometre ride from A Estrada to Monte Castrove. (AFP/Jaime Reina)

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Kashmiri residents use a halved water tank to cross floodwaters in central Srinagar. The main city in Indian Kashmir has "drowned completely" under floodwaters, a senior official said. (AFP PHOTO/Tauseef MUSTAFA)

Pakistani residents affected by flooding and rescued by soldiers arrive in Sher Shah in Punjab province. The floods began in Kashmir after heavy monsoon rains and are now progressing downstream through Pakistan, inundating thousands of villages. (AFP PHOTO/ Arif ALI)

US Marines and their Indonesian counterparts compete in a race following a joint military exercise in Sidoarjo, eastern Java. The 10-day 2014 Marines Tactical Warfare Simulation (MTWS) is being attended by 66 military personnel from both countries. (AFP PHOTO / Juni KRISWANTO)

Pope Francis prays among graves at the World War I military cemetery in northern Italy. Pope Francis made a penitential pilgrimage to the northeastern Italian war memorial of Redipuglia to mark the anniversary of the outbreak of World War I. (AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN)

Pakistani security officials examine the site of a bomb explosion in Quetta. The blast at a busy road killed two and wounded at least 17 people including two paramilitary soldiers in Pakistan's southwestern Baluchistan province, security officials said. (AFP PHOTO/ BANARAS KHAN)

Lorries from the second Russian humanitarian convoy head to Ukraine at the Donetsk-Izvarino custom control checkpoint as Ukrainian refugees look on. The first 35 vehicles in the convoy heading for rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine have crossed the border. (AFP PHOTO / SERGEI VENYAVSKY)

Believers take part in a procession along Nevsky Prospect in St Petersburg. Russian Orthodox faithful commemorate the date of Sep 12, 1724, when Russian Tsar Peter The Great transferred the relics of prince Alexander Nevsky from Vladimir to St Petersburg. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

A hot-air balloon flies over buildings on the outskirts of Minsk during the international festival of aeronautics. (AFP PHOTO / SERGEI GAPON)

A worker empties his bucket of wine grapes in a trailer at the Muscadet vineyards during harvesting, in La Haie-Fouassiere, western France. The harvest of Muscadet opened this week in Loire Valley, which produce annually nearly 400 million bottles of wines. (AFP PHOTO / JEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARD)

Yamaha Factory MotoGP's Italian rider Valentino Rossi falls during the free practice session ahead of the San Marino Moto Grand Prix at the Misano world circuit in Misano Adriatico. (AFP PHOTO / GIUSEPPE CACACE)

Queretaro's new footballer Ronaldinho is introduced to the fans at The Corregidora Stadium, during the Mexican Apertura football tournament match against Puebla, in Queretaro, Mexico. (AFP PHOTO/ VICTOR STRAFFON)

Belgium's Thierry Neuville slides his Hyundai through a corner during the World Rally Championship (WRC) of Australia, near Macksville on the New South Wales central coast. (AFP PHOTO/William WEST)

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Palestinian students are seen through a damaged wall in a classroom at a government school in the Shejaiya neighbourhood of Gaza City on the first day of the new school year. The new school year started three weeks late as a result of the 50-day war between Israel and Hamas. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)

Rescue workers search for survivors in the rubble of a collapsed building belonging to the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos, Nigeria. The building was being extended, adding three additional floors when it collapsed. (AP/Sunday Alamba)

Demonstrators hold giant flags of (L-R) Scotland, Basque Country and Catalonia during a demonstration in support of a Catalan vote on independence from Spain, in the northern Spanish Basque city of Bilbao. (AFP/Rafa Rivas)

A member of the Grand Orange Lodge of Scotland prepares ahead of a march in Edinburgh, Scotland. Thousands of members of the Protestant Orange order marched through Edinburgh in a show of strength against Scottish independence. (AFP/Ben Stansall)

A boy and his mother take shelter inside a plastic sheet as rain pours in Manila, Philippines. The Philippine weather bureau says Typhoon Kalmaegi, with maximum winds of 120 kph and gustiness of up to 150 kph, is forecast to move West Northwest at 20 kph. (AP/Aaron Favila)

People collect drinking water from a supply pipe in the town of Lugansk, eastern Ukraine. More than 200 Russian trucks carrying humanitarian supplies entered into Ukraine with supplies for Lugansk, which has for weeks been cut off from electricity and water supplies. (AP/Darko Vojinovic)

Cambodian garment workers offer food during the celebrations of Pchum Ben, or Ancestors' Day, at a Buddhist pagoda in a complex of a garment workers site on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. The traditional 15-day festival commemorates the spirits of the dead. (AP/Heng Sinith)

Don Cossacks show of their skills at the the Luzhniki Sports Complex in Moscow during the second Kazarla Cavalry Sword Rattling Championship, part of the fourth Moscow Cossack Village International Festival. (AFP/Alexander Utkin)

Frenchman Sebastien Ogier slides his Volkswagen through a water crossing on the final day of the World Rally Championship (WRC) Rally of Australia, near Glenreagh on the New South Wales central coast. (AFP/William West)

Britain's Stuart Bingham plays a ball during the final of the Snooker Shanghai Masters against Mark Allen of Northern Ireland in Shanghai. (AFP/Johannes Eisele)

Mickey Bey (C) celebrates after defeating Miguel Vazquez by split decision in their IBF lightweight title boxing bout in Las Vegas. (AP/John Locher)

Drivers competing in the Limited Modified division come out of turn two during the Port-A-Cool US National Dirt Track Championship at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. (Mike Stone/Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway/AFP)

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