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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 pro-democracy activist lies on the ground after a brief scuffle with a heckler outside Hong Kong's St Bonaventure church where activists shave their heads to protest against Beijing's political control over the city. (AFP/Xaume Olleros)

A Przewalski's horse lays on a meadow at the Schorfheide wild animal park in Gross Schoenebeck, eastern Germany. Przewalski's horses are an endangered subspecies of wild horses native to the steppes of central Asia. (AFP/DPA/Patrick Pleul)

Marin Cilic of Croatia celebrates his victory over Kei Nishikori of Japan during their US Open 2014 men's singles finals match in New York on September 8, 2014 in New York. (AFP/Stan Honda)

Origami paper cranes hang on a board offering prayers and condolences to the Malaysia Airlines MH370 and MH17 victims and their families at a Chinese bereavement centre in Kuala Lumpur on September 9, 2014. (AFP/Manan Vatsyayana)

A Russian Communist Party activist, wearing a mask representing US President Barack Obama, takes part in a rally on September 9, 2014 at the UN embassy in Moscow to have the US leader stripped of his 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. (AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev)

An Indian airforce helicopter rescues a stranded man from his submerged house during floods in Srinagar on September 9, 2014. (AFP/Punit Paranjpe)

A pro-independence supporter is pictured in Edinburgh, Scotland on September 9, 2014, ahead of the referendum on Scottish independence. (AFP/Lesley Martin)

Thai Prime Minister and Army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha offers prayers to a spirit house before the first Cabinet meeting at Government House in Bangkok on September 9, 2014. (AFP/Pornchai Kittiwongsakul)

Children try to catch money as it is thrown by Catholics from the church tower in gratitude for favours received by the Virgin Mary, fulfilling a traditional annual ceremony in Guarambare, 40km from Asuncion. (AFP/Norberto Duarte)

Cambodians pray on the first day of the Pchum Ben festival (Festival of Death) at a pagoda in Kandal province on Sep 9, 2014. Pchum Ben festival is a popular holiday in Cambodia which consists of 15 days of prayer for the dead, visits to temples and bringing of food to monks. (AFP/Tang Chhin Sothy)

Street food is seen in the Central district of Hong Kong. Pineapple buns and dumplings have been pulled from the shelves in Hong Kong as authorities investigate whether they contain gutter oil from Taiwan, where concerns are growing over a food safety scare. (AFP/Xaume Olleros)

Britain's consul-general in Shanghai, Brian Davidson, has married his same-sex partner, Scott Chang, an American citizen, in Beijing on Saturday (Sep 6). (Image from Weibo)

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Iraqi Kurdish students attend the first day of the new school year in Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq. Iraqi premier-designate Haidar al-Abadi pledged to resolve disputes with region that had jeopardised their participation in his government. (AFP/Safin Hamed)

Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters fire at Islamic State (IS) militant positions from their position on the top of Mount Zardak east of Mosul. Kurdish forces in the north have been bolstered by US strikes and took control of Mount Zardak, a strategic site, three days ago. (AFP/JM Lopez)

A wreath is laid near the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 outside the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine. The Dutch team investigating the downing of MH17 says the crash was likely caused by the plane being hit by multiple "high-energy objects from outside the aircraft." (AP/Sergei Grits)

A woman signs a mock covenant at a rally near the Presidential Palace in Manila in support of a draft that was submitted by Philippine President Benigno Aquino III to Congress. The draft aims to end a four-decade rebellion by Muslims in the south by granting them autonomy. (AP/Bullit Marquez)

Pakistani residents prepare to offer funeral prayers for worshippers who were killed when a mosque collapsed in Lahore. The worshippers were killed when the roof of the mosque collapsed as around three dozen people gathered for afternoon prayers. (AFP/Arif Ali)

Anti-nuclear demonstrators stage a rally in front of the Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NRA) in Tokyo. Japan's nuclear watchdog gave the greenlight for two reactors to restart, one year after the energy-poor country shut down the last unit in the aftermath of the Fukushima crisis. (AFP/Kazuhiro Nogi)

An Indian Kashmiri man crosses over flood waters with the use of a rope in Srinagar. Bewildered families, nursing children and clutching meagre belongings, packed into makeshift relief centres after fleeing floods in India and Pakistan that have now claimed more than 400 lives. (AFP/Punit Paranjpe)

A man (L) walks among US national flags erected by students and staff from Pepperdine University to honour the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks in Malibu, California. Some 3,000 flags were placed in tribute to the nearly 3,000 victims of the attacks almost 13 years ago. (AFP/Mark Ralston)

Kyrgyz dancers perform during the opening ceremony of the first World Nomad Games at the hippodrome of Cholpon-Ata, some 270 kilometres outside the capital Bishkek. Teams from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Mongolia and Tajikistan are taking part in the games. (AFP/Vyacheslav Oseledko)

Carissa Moore of Hawaii surfs during round one of the Swatch Women's Pro Trestles in San Clemente, California. (AP/The Orange County Register, Mark Rightmire)

Marin Cilic of Croatia, the 2014 US Open Men's Singles champion, poses with the winners trophy at the Top of the Rock Observation Deck at Rockefeller Centre in New York City. (Chris Trotman/Getty Images for ATP/AFP)

Baseball fans compete to grab a foul ball over the Tampa Bay Rays dugout in the ninth inning of a baseball game between the New York Yankees and the Rays at Yankee Stadium in New York. The Rays defeated the Yankees 4-3. (AP/Kathy Willens)

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The “Tribute in Light” illuminates the sky down in the Wall Street area of lower Manhattan in New York. The tribute consists of 88 searchlights placed next to the site of the World Trade Centre creating two vertical columns of light in remembrance of the 2001 attacks. (AFP/Timothy A Clary)

A girl pauses to reflect at the National September 11 Memorial in New York City. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images/AFP)

A man is arrested during a protest at Hanley Road and Interstate 70 during an attempt to shut down Interstate 70 in Berkeley, Missouri, near the St Louis suburb of Ferguson where an unarmed teenager  was shot and killed by a police officer on August 9. (AP/St Louis Post-Dispatch, David Carson)

Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev looks out of the capsule of the Soyuz TMA-12M spacecraft after landing near the Kazakhstan city of Zhezkazgan. Three astronauts from the International Space Station returned to Earth after spending more than six months in space. (AFP/POOL/ Maxim Shipenkov)

Kashmiri men transport a stranded girl on a makeshift raft through the floodwaters in Srinagar. The deadly flooding has left hundreds of thousands stranded in the Himalayan region and neighbouring Pakistan. (AFP/Punit Paaranjpe)

Police explosives experts walk out of a subway station after a false alarm bomb alert in Santiago, Chile. President Michelle Bachelet boosted security at subway stations and elsewhere after Santiago was rattled by a series of bombings. (AP/Luis Hidalgo)

A child touches the belly of an artist who is painted like a tiger to perform the annual Pulikali in Thrissur, in the Indian state of Kerala. Pulikali is a folk art revolving around the theme of tiger hunting, performed to entertain people during Onam, an annual harvest festival. (AP/Arun Sankar K)

Australian Museum conservator Heather McKay inspects a piece depicting Mictlantecuhtli, God of Death and Lord of the Underworld, at the Aztecs exhibition in Sydney. The exhibition on Aztec history and culture opens on Saturday and runs through to February 1, 2015. (AP/Rick Rycroft)

A Kyrgyz stuntman performs during the first World Nomad Games in the Kyrchin (Semenovskoe) gorge, some 300 kilometres from Bishkek. Teams from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Mongolia and Tajikistan are taking part in the games. (AFP/Vyacheslav Oseledko)

France's centre Joffrey Lauvergne (L) vies with Spain's forward Pau Gasol during their 2014 FIBA World basketball championships quarter-final match at the Palacio de los Deportes in Madrid. (AFP/Gerard Julien)

Gunn Charoenkul of Thailand hits a shot during the first day of the Yeangder Tournament Players Championship at the Linkou International Golf and Country Club in Taipei. (AFP/Paul Lakatos/Asian Tour)

Honduras’ Rony Martinez (top) heads the ball in front of Guatemala’s Rafael Morales (blue) during the first half of a Central American Cup football match in Houston. (AP/David J Phillip)

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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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