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The wreck of the Sewol ferry is placed onto a submersible vessel off the coast of the southern South Korean island of Jindo. South Korea's sunken Sewol ferry has been successfully hauled onto a heavy lifting ship, a step towards returning the vessel to port. (Handout/South Korean Maritime ministry)

An Iraqi counter-terrorism forces member stands guard in Mosul's al-Jadida area following air strikes in which civilians have been reportedly killed during an ongoing offensive against Islamic State. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)

Symbolic "Skulls" lie on a pavement at a protest venue of Indian farmers from the southern state of Tamil Nadu in New Delhi. More than 200 farmers have committed suicide in Tamil Nadu in recent months following crop failure due to poor rainfall and inadequate water for irrigation. (AFP)

Protesters raise an yellow umbrella and placards to protest against former Hong Kong Chief Secretary Carrie Lam after she declared her victory in the chief executive election of Hong Kong in Hong Kong. (AP/Vincent Yu)

A man stays next to a poster of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a rally in Istanbul. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out again in the diplomatic row with the European Union saying it would be "easier" if the EU just rejected Turkey's bid to join the bloc. (AFP/Ozan Kose)

The checkered flag is waved for Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany as he wins the Australian Formula One Grand Prix in Melbourne, Australia. (AP/Andy Brownbill)

Cyclists take part in the 'Snowdonia Mountain Bike Challenge' near Llanberis, north Wales. The Challenge is the only mountain bike event to incorporate a section of path up Mount Snowdon, the highest peak in Wales. (AFP/Oli Scarff)

Sweden's Sara McManus releases the stone during their bronze medal match against Scotland at the Women's Curling World Championships in Beijing. (AFP/Greg Baker)


Myanmar's military officers stand atop trucks loaded with missiles as they leave the venue during a parade to commemorate Myanmar's 72nd Armed Forces Day in Naypyitaw. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo)

The sunken ferry Sewol is seen on the semi-submersible transport vessel during the salvage operation in waters off Jindo, South Korea. (Seo Myung-gon/Yonhap via AP)

A day after Hong Kong picked a new pro-Beijing leader, police are planning to arrest student leaders and other prominent figures involved with the huge 2014 'Umbrella Movement' pro-democracy protests. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

A Philippine Navy personnel paves the way for a Japanese Defence Ministry Beechcraft TC90 training aircraft to park at Naval Air Group in Sangley Point, Cavite province south of Manila. Two of the five leased TC90 aircrafts were turned over by Japan to the Philippine Navy. (AP/Bullit Marquez)

A supporter of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye takes photo with her smartphone in front of the wall of Park's private home in Seoul. Prosecutors say they want a court to issue a warrant to arrest former President Park on corruption allegations. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

A woman looks at floral tributes to the victims of the Westminster terrorist attack outside the Palace of Westminster, London. Four people, including a police officer, died in the attack. (Lauren Hurley/PA via AP)

Newly-displaced Somali women and children gather just outside of Mogadishu, in Somalia. Somalia's drought is threatening three million lives, according to the UN. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

Australia's Glenn Maxwell (R) is watched by India's wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha as he hits a six during the third day of the fourth and last Test cricket match at The Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala. (PRAKASH SINGH/AFP)


Protesters shout slogans during a rally calling for ousted President Park Geun-hye's arrest outside the prosecutors' office in Seoul, South Korea. Park arrived at the prosecutors' office for questioning over a corruption scandal that led to her removal from office. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Employees work at a production line of the JBS-Friboi chicken processing plant in Lapa, Parana State, Brazil. Police have halted exports by 21 meat processers suspected of bribing inspectors to issue them bogus health certificates for rotten meat. (RODRIGO FONSECA/AFP)

A poster on a van advertises a march against Brexit called Unite for Europe, drives past the Palace of Westminster, in London. Prime Minister Theresa May announced that she will trigger Article 50 on Mar 29 to start the process to leave the EU. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

A man walks past a Republican mural in the Bogside area of Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Martin McGuinness, the Irish Republican Army commander who led his underground paramilitary movement toward reconciliation with Britain, died on Mar 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

Migrants wait to be rescued from a sinking dingey off the Libyan coasal town of Zawiyah, east of the capital, as they attempted to cross from the Mediterranean to Europe. Libya has in two days rescued 420 migrants. (Abdullah ELGAMOUDI/AFP)

Members of the Barrio 18 gang, who participated in the recent prison riot, wait for a judge inside a courtroom in Guatemala City. Security forces rescued four guards whom gang members held as hostages after a riot that began last Sunday at a juvenile correctional facility. (AP/Moises Castillo)

Sweden's Anna Hasselborg shouts in between the stones during a match against Scotland in the CPT World Women's Curling Championship 2017 (WWCC) in Beijing. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

A rhino is dehorned by a zoo veterinary surgeon in its enclosure at Dvur Kralove Zoo, Czech Republic, as a safety measure to reduce the risk of potential poaching attack. (Courtesy of Dvur Kralove Zoo/Simona Jirickova/Handout via REUTERS)


Chinese Ambassador to South Korea Qiu Guohong (2nd-L) covers caskets containing the remains of Chinese soldiers killed during the 1950-53 Korean War with Chinese national flags during a handing-over ceremony at the Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea (Ahn Young-joon/POOL/AFP)

Armed police officers guard at a police cordon outside the Houses of Parliament in central London. A police officer was stabbed and the alleged assailant shot by armed police following an incident, a government minister said. (Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP)

Workers inspect the site of a train crash at the train station of Lucerne where a Eurocity train of Trenitalia derailed. Seven people were injured when the train travelling from the Italian city of Milan to Basel in Switzerland derailed. (AFP/Michael Buholzer)

Fighters running down a street past a rising plume of smoke from a burning tyre in the Syrian town of Tayyibat al-Imam, in the countryside of the central province of Aleppo. A US-led coalition strike is reported to have killed 33 civilians in northern Syria. (Omar haj kadour/AFP

British tanks and other military vehicles are unloaded at the port Estonian of Paldiski. These military machines belong to British-led battalion who will be stationed in Estonia as part of NATO's plan to reinforce its eastern flank to deter a resurgent Russia. (Raul Mee/AFP)

Chinese boys in jerseys of Germany's Bundesliga club Bayern Munich take part in a practice session after the opening ceremony of Bayern's office in Shanghai. (Johannes EISELE/AFP)

Bangladesh's Mushfiqur Rahim (C) plays a shot as Sri Lanka Board President XI's Milinda Siriwardana (L) and wicketkeeper Sandun Weerakkody (R) look on during the one day warm-up match at The Colombo Cricket Club Stadium in Colombo. (Ishara S. KODIKARA/AFP)

Movistar's Spanish rider Alejandro Valverde (R) celebrates as he crosses the finish line followed by Quick Step Floors' Irish rider Daniel Martin on the third day of the 97th Volta Catalunya 2017, a 188.3km stage from Mataro to La Molina. (Josep Lago/AFP)


An aerial image shows part of the damaged Sewol ferry between two barges after being raised during a salvage operation at sea off the southwestern island of Jindo. The sunken ferry emerged from the waters, nearly three years after it went down with the loss of more than 300 lives. (STR/YONHAP/AFP)

A police officer lays flowers around a photograph of police officer Keith Palmer who was killed in the Mar 22 terror attack in Westminster near the Houses of the Parliament in central London. Britain's parliament reopens with a minute's silence in memory of the victims. (Justin TALLIS/AFP)

Police in forensic suits search a grassed area in Parliament Square outside the Houses of Parliament in central London, the day after the Mar 22 terror attack in Westminster claimed at least three lives including that of a police officer. (Justin TALLIS/AFP)

Mourners form a funeral procession as they make their way with the coffin to St Columba's Church Long Tower for the funeral of former Northern Ireland deputy first minister Martin McGuinness in Derry, Northern Ireland. (BEN STANSALL/AFP)

A man crosses a stream of water while motorists make their way in a flooded avenue as floods in Angola killed at least 11 people and left thousands homeless after the country was hit by torrential rain. (AMPE ROGERIO/AFP)

Bolivia's goalkeeper Carlos Lampe defends his goal (3-R) during their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier football match against Colombia in Barranquilla. Real Madrid star James Rodriguez bundled in the rebound from a late penalty as Colombia defeated Bolivia 1-0. (Luis Acosta/AFP)

China football fans celebrate their team's 1-0 win over South Korea in the 2018 World Cup qualifier match in Changsha in central China's Hunan Province. (Color China Photo via AP)

Italy's Chiara Oliveri watches after releasing the stone during their match against Canada in the CPT World Women's Curling Championship in Beijing, China. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)


A woman holds up a sign at a vigil for the victims of Wednesday's attack, at Trafalgar Square in London. Mayor Sadiq Khan called for Londoners to attend a candlelit vigil at Trafalgar Square in solidarity with the victims and their families and to show that London remains united. (AP/Matt Dunham)

Stones emblazoned with yellow ribbons are displayed near the makeshift homes of relatives of Sewol ferry victims, at Paengmok harbour on South Korea's southern island of Jindo. South Korea’s sunken Sewol ferry emerged from the waters nearly three years after it went down. (AFP/Ed Jones)

Japanese Yokozuna or sumo grand champion Kisenosato (R) is thrown out of the ring by Mongolian Yokozuna Harumafuji (L) at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament in Osaka. (AFP/Jiji Press)

Participants take part in the Mud Day race, a 13km obstacle course in the Israeli Mediterranean coastal city of Tel Aviv. (AFP/Jack Guez)

An Arabian Oryx is seen at the Arabian Oryx Sanctuary in Um al-Zamool, near the United Arab Emirates' border with Saudi Arabia. The sanctuary stretches over an estimated area of 8,900 square kilometres and currently hosts nearly 155 of the species. (AFP/Karim Sahib)

Haas F1's French driver Romain Grosjean runs off the track during the second practice session at the Formula One Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne. (AFP/William West)

(L-R) Sep Vanmarcke of Cannondale Drapac Pro Cycling Team, Oliver Naesen of AG2R La Mondiale, Greg Van Avermaet of BMC Racing Team and Philippe Gilbert of Quick-Step Floors ride during the 60th edition of the 'E3 Prijs Vlaanderen Harelbeke' cycling race. (Dirk Waem/Belga/AFP)

Joanne Courtney of Canada releases the stone during their match against Russia at the Women's Curling World Championships in Beijing. (AFP/Greg Baker)


Demonstrators hold placards as they participate in an anti-Brexit, pro-European Union (EU) march in London ahead of the British government's planned triggering of Article 50. Britain will launch the process of leaving the EU on Mar 29, setting a historic and uncharted course. (AFP)

Protesters attend a pro-democracy rally in Hong Kong. Protesters demonstrated ahead of the March 26 vote for the city's new leader as concerns grow Beijing is squeezing Hong Kong's freedoms. (AFP/Dale de la Rey)

Belarus police push a woman down while detaining an activist during an opposition rally in Minsk, Belarus. A cordon of club-wielding police blocked the demonstrators' movement along Minsk's main avenue near the Academy of Science. (AP/Sergei Grits)

Pope Francis meets with prisoners at the San Vittore penitentiary in Milan, as part of his one-day pastoral visit to Monza and Milan. Pope Francis began his visit to the world's largest diocese which included a stop at the city's main prison. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)

The Ferris wheel at Luna Park and Sydney Harbour Bridge are plunged into darkness for the Earth Hour environmental campaign in Sydney. The lights went out on two of Sydney's most famous landmarks for the 10th anniversary of the climate change awareness campaign Earth Hour. (AFP/Peter Parks)

Sparks fly from the car as Red Bull's Australian driver Max Verstappen takes part in the qualifying session for the Formula One Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne. (AFP/Saeed Khan)

Stormaral, ridden by jockey Adrie de Vries, falls during the Godolphin Mile horse race at the Dubai World Cup in the Meydan Racecourse in Dubai. (AFP/Karim Sahib)

Noriaki Kasai of Japan competes during the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup Flying Hill Team Event in Planica. (AFP/Jure Makovec)