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Yemeni tribal gunmen of the Popular Resistance Committees loyal to fugitive President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, patrol a street of the southern city of Taez during ongoing clashes with Huthi rebels on April 19, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Andel Rahman Abdallah)

Humanoid ChihiraAico (L), clad in a Japanese kimono, greets a customer at an entrance of a department store in Tokyo.  Code-named ChihiraAico is a female-looking humanoid developed by Japan's Toshiba, making her debut on April 20 as a receptionist. (Photo: AFP/Kazuhiro Nog)

Anti-War protesters make their presence felt during the dedication of the Australia ANZAC memorial at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington, New Zealand on APRIL 20, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Marty Melville)

US President Barack Obama (L), First Lady Michelle Obama (not seen) and their daughters Malia (3rd L) and Sasha (C) return from a hike at Great Falls National Park in Virginia April 19, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Jim Watson)

People participate in a mass yoga class to promote physical health in Guadalajara City, on April 19, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Hector Guerrero) 

Displaced people who fled the anti-immigrant violence in Johannesburg eat on April 19, 2015 in a camp in Primrose. (Photo: AFP/Marco Longari)

Pakistani activists of Markazi Jamiat Ahle Hadees march in support of Saudi Arabia on the Yemen crisis in Lahore on April 19, 2015.  (Photo: AFP/Arif Ali)

Displaced Sunni Iraqis, who fled the violence in the Iraqi city of Ramadi, arrive at the outskirts of Baghdad, on Apr 19, 2015. More than 90,000 people have fled fighting between pro-government forces and the Islamic State militants in the Ramadi area of Iraq's Anbar province. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)

River Plate's player Fernando Cavenaghi eyes the ball during their Argentina First Division football match against Banfield at Antonio Liberti stadium in Buenos Aires, on April 19, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Alejandro Pagni)

Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, leads the field in a restart during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 19, 2015 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo: AFP/Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

T.J. Brodie #7 of the Calgary Flames battles for the puck against Henrik Sedin #33 of the Vancouver Canucks in Game Three of the Western Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scotiabank Saddledome on April 19, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.   (AFP/Derek Leung/Getty Images)

Aron Baynes #16 of the San Antonio Spurs fights for the ball with Matt Barnes #22 and Chris Paul #3 of the LA Clippers during Game One of the Western Conference quarterfinals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center in LA, California. The Clippers won 107-92. (AFP/Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Armed soldiers stand guard on a main street in Jakarta on April 14, 2015, as part of their effort to secure the 60th anniversary of the Asian-African Conference in Indonesia on April 22-24, 2015, which leaders from Asian and African countries are attending. (Photo: AFP/Bay Ismoyo)

An Austrian made Steyr HS 50 M1 sniper rifle on exhibits at the Interpol World Congress conference in Singapore on April 14, 2015.  (Photo: AFP/Roslan Rahman)

Iranians take part in a demonstration against the Saudi-led coalition’s Operation Decisive Storm against the Huthi rebels in Yemen, outside the Saudi embassy in Tehran on April 13, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Atta Kenare)

Migrants arrive at the port in the Tunisian town of Zarzis, some 50 kms west of the Libyan border, following their rescue by Tunisia's coastguard and navy after their vessel overturned off Libya, on Apr 13, 2015.  (Photo: AFP/Fethi Nasri)

A Yemeni refugee arrives on Apr 13, 2015 at a refugee boarding facility run by the UN High Commission for Refugees at Obock, a small port town in Djibouti located on the northern shore of the Gulf of Tadjoura, where it opens out into the Gulf of Aden.  (Photo: AFP/Tony Karumba)

A man is detained by Federal Police after he and a group of gunmen attacked and seriously injured a traffic police officer in Acapulco, Guerrero State, Mexico, on Apr 13, 2015. Guerrero is one of Mexico's poorest and most violent states, where a lucrative drug trade has flourished. (AFP/Pedro Pardo)

Squatters who occupy an abandoned apartment building, play in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Apr 13, 2015. More than 100 squatters who had been evicted from the city port area last month invaded the building that was once owned by Brazilian businessman Eike Batista. (Photo: AFP/Yasuyoshi Chiba)

Members of teh Bolivarian Militia take part in its fifth anniversary in Caracas on April 13, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Federico Parra)

Valencia's Portuguese defender Joao Cancelo (L) vies with Levante's defender Ivan Ramis during the Spanish league football match Valencia CF vs Levante UD at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on April 13, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Jose Jordan) 

Arizona Diamondbacks players celebrate after beating the San Diego Padres 8-4 in a baseball game at Petco Park April 13, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo: AFP/Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

DeAndre Jordan #6 of the Los Angeles Clippers attempts an alley-oop dunk between J.J. Hickson #7 and Gary Harris #14 of the Denver Nuggets during a 110-103 Clipper win at Staples Center on April 13, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo: AFP/Harry How/Getty Images)

Great Britain's Sarah Davies competes in the women's 58A kg category at the European Weightlifting Championships in Tbilisi on April 13, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Vano Shlamov)

This photo released and taken on Apr 22, 2015 shows China's President Xi Jinping, Indonesia's President Joko Widodo, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah as they attend the opening ceremony of the Asian African Conference in Jakarta. (Photo: AFP/Agus Suparto)

Wearing black shirts with yellow crosses, pro-democracy lawmakers talk to reporters after they walked out of the legislative chamber to protest against Chief Secretary Carrie Lam who unveiled the Beijing-backed election reform package’s details, in Hong Kong on Apr. 22, 2015. (Photo: AP/Vincent Yu)

Indian residents salvage possessions from their shattered homes in the village of Gazole, Malda District some 250kms east of Patna on Apr 22, 2015, after an overnight storm hit many states of eastern India leaving at least 33 people dead and destroyed crops and properties (Photo: AF/STR)

Rescued migrants walk along the quayside after disembarking from the Italian Navy vessel Bettica as they arrive in the Sicilian harbour of Augusta on Apr 22, 2015. European governments under increasing pressure to tackle the migrant crisis ahead of the emergency summit. (Photo: AFP/Alberto Pizzoli)

A woman sits by the ship shaped monument containing messages for victims of the sunken ferry Sewol off the southern coast, in Seoul, South Korea on Apr 22, 2015. South Korea formally approved plans to salvage the ferry that sank and killed more than 300 people last year. (Photo: AP/Lee Jin-man)

The Imperial envoys leave the Yasukuni Shrine after delivering a gift from the emperor for the annual spring festival in Tokyo on Apr 22, 2015. (Photo: AP/Shizuo Kambayashi)

Campact activists hold a banner reading 'Europe borders kill' to protest against German government's refugee policy before the weekly cabinet meeting in front of the chancellery in Berlin on Apr 22, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Tobias Schwarz)

Pope Francis sits during his weekly general audience, in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, on Apr 22, 2015. (Photo: AP/Gregorio Borgia)

French skipper Sebastien Josse poses during the launch of the new Multi70 Edmond de Rothschild on Apr 22, 2015 in Lorient, western of France. (Photo: AFP/Fred Tanneau)

Oakland Athletics second baseman Eric Sogard fields a ball hit for a single by Los Angeles Angels' Collin Cowgill during the sixth inning of a baseball game on Apr 21, 2015, in Anaheim, Calif. (Photo: AP/Mark J. Terrill)

Pakistan cricketer Sami Aslam plays a shot during the third One Day International cricket match between Bangladesh and Pakistan at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on Apr 22, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Munir uz Zaman)

Vancouver Canucks goalie Eddie Lack (R) watches as teammate Luca Sbisa (C), from Italy, checks Calgary Flames' Sam Bennett into the net during the first period of Game 4 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series on Apr 21, 2015, in Calgary, Alberta. (Photo: Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press/AP)

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) activists from India show cruelty to animals in laboratories during a street theatre performance in New Delhi on April 23, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Prakash Singh)

Australian professional surfer Micah Lester surfs in Unstad, in the Lofoten Islands within the Arctic Circle. Surfing in the Lofoten Islands has started early in the 60's, and is possible all year long in the Atlantic waters close to 5°C at winter time and 11°C at summer time. (AFP/Olivier Morin)

Rescued migrants disembark off the Italian Guardia di Finanza vessel Denaro at the Sicilian harbour of Catania on April 23, 2015.  (Photo: AFP/Alberto Pizzoli)

A Fiat car is displayed during the 16th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition in Shanghai on Apr 23, 2015.  (Photo: AFP/Wang Zhao)

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo (L) and Zimbabwe counterpart Robert Mugabe (R) walk together after a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the Asian African Conference in Jakarta on April 23, 2015.  (Photo: AFP/Tatan Syuflana)

The beach where the first British troops fought against Ottoman forces on the Gallipoli peninsula in Canakkale.  (Photo: AFP/Ozan Kose)

This view from Puerto Varas, southern Chile, shows a high column of ash and lava spewing from the Calbuco volcano. Calbuco volcano erupted, spewing a giant funnel of ash high into the sky near the southern port city of Puerto Montt and triggering a red alert. (AFP/David Cortes Serey/Agencia Uno)

A mob armed with sticks and rocks attacked the car of Bangladeshi opposition leader Khaleda Zia, damaging vehicles in her convoy and injuring at least two people.  (Photo: AFP/Mahmud Hossain Opu)

Monaco's Aymen Abdennour (L) and his teammate Andrea Raggi (R) challenge for the ball with Juventus' Carlos Tevez during the Champions League quarter-final second leg football match at Louis II stadium in Monaco. (AP/Lionel Cironneau)

Pakistan's Junaid Khan (L) is bowled out by Bangladesh's Arafat Sunny as Bangladesh’s wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim (C) and Shakib Al Hasan watch during their third one-day international cricket match in Dhaka, Bangladesh. (AP/ A.M. Ahad)

Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland returns the ball to Sara Errani (unseen) of Italy in the first round of the Porsche Grand Prix tennis tournament in Stuttgart, Germany. (Marijan Murat/dpa via AP)

Indian school children protect themselves from the heat as they return from school on a hot afternoon in Faridabad, on the outskirts of New Delhi on Apr 24, 2015. Temperatures in the Indian national capital continue to rise as the summer season takes hold. (Photo: AFP/Money Sharma)

Activists of opposition National Conference party shout slogans during a protest in Jammu, India on Apr 24 2015. Various political organizations protested against the shifting of proposed health care institution All India Institute of Medical Sciences from Jammu to Srinagar. (Photo: AP/Channi Anand)

Protesters gather outside the Indonesian Embassy in Manila, Philippines, to appeal on sparing the life of convicted Filipino drug trafficker Mary Jane Veloso on Apr 24 2015, who were sentenced to die by firing squad for illegally trafficking drugs into Indonesia in 2010. (AP/Bullit Marquez)

An elderly woman sits in front of riot police on a road as thousands of South Korean workers march after a mass rally in Seoul on Apr 24 2015, in response to a general strike called by the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions against government labour reforms. (Photo: AFP/Jung Yeon-Je)

Migrants gather in Omonia Square in central Athens after arriving from the Greek Islands to the port of Piraeus on Apr 24 2015. European governments came under increasing pressure to tackle the Mediterranean's migrant crisis ahead of an emergency summit. (Photo: AFP/Louisa Gouliamaki)

German deputies as they commemorate the massacre of 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman forces at their house of Parliament Bundestag, Berlin on Apr 24 2015. Lawmakers drew up a compromise formulation to be debated on the term"genocide" to describe the mass killings 100 years on. (AFP/John Macdougall)

US ambassador to the Czech Republic Andrew Schapiro arrives with the "Convoy of Liberty" in front of the US embassy to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of the WWII in Prague, Czech Republic on Apr24 2015. (Photo: AP/Petr David Josek)

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan waves to supporters as he travels on a bus through the coastal town of Eceabat in Gallipoli peninsula, Turkey, on his way to the Gallipoli centenary ceremonies on, Apr 24, 2015. (Photo: AP/Emrah Gurel)

Retired Danish midfielder and Fiorentina representative Martin Jorgensen and former Spanish goalkeeper and Sevilla representative Ramon Rodriguez Verdejo on stage after the draw for the UEFA Europa League semi-final football matches at UEFA headquarters in Nyon on Apr 24 2015. (AFP/Fabrice Coffrini)

Alexander Levy of France (R) and Li Hao-Tong of China mark their balls on the green during the second round of the Volvo China Open golf tournament in Shanghai on Apr 24, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Johannes Eisele)

Chicago White Sox's Jeff Samardzija, center, tussles with Kansas City Royals players during the seventh inning of a baseball game on Apr 23, 2015, in Chicago. (Photo: AP/Andrew A. Nelles)

Wayland Baptist's Benard Keter takes a victory lap after winning the men's 10,000 meters at the Drake Relays athletics meet on Apr 23, 2015, in downtown Des Moines, Iowa. (Photo: AP/Charlie Neibergall)

Picture released by the International Contemporary Documentation Library (BDIC) in August 1915 of the Australian troops disembarking on the Gallipoli peninsula during the Dardanelles operation in the First World War or the Battle of Gallipoli. (Photo: AFP/Stringer/CollectionBDIC)

Masked militants from the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) take part in training drills in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip on April 17, 2015. AFP PHOTO / SAID KHATIB

Nepali porters carry climbing gear and merchandise as they head up a trail near Labja Dorhan on their way to the north-eastern town of Namche Bazar on April 17, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Roberto Schmidt)

Bosnian chefs attempt to make the world's largest batch of chicken soup in Sarajevo on April 17, 2015. Chefs hope to enter the Guinness Book of Records by cooking 4,124 kilogrammes of Bosnia's traditional Bey's soup . (Photo: AFP/Elvis Barukcic)

South African Policemen push out of the way a burnt car as a mob of angry Zulu protesters demonstrate against foreign migrants outside their hostel in the Jeppestown district of Johannesburg on April 17, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Marco Longari)

A picture taken on April 17, 2015, shows the remains of the Republican Palace, following a reported air raid, in the city of Taez on April 17, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Taha Saleh)

Immigrants arrive at the port of Piraeus near Athens on April 17, 2015. Since Greece bolstered controls along its land border with Turkey, along the Evros River, illegal immigrants have turned to the maritime route between Turkey and the Greek islands in the Aegean Sea. (Photo: AFP/Aris Messinis)

Smokes rises as a car bomb exploded on April 17, 2015 in central Arbil, the Iraqi Kurdistan capital. The suicide bomber tried to get near the US consulate in Ankawa, Erbil but was shot by local security moments before he reached the building. (Photo: AFP/Scanpix/Asger Ladefoged)

David Ragan, driver of the #18 Snickers Xtreme Toyota, practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 17, 2015 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo: AFP/Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Lithuania's Stanulis Zygimantas competes in the men's 94A kg category event at the European Weightlifting Championships in Tbilisi on April 17, 2015.(Photo: AFP/Vano Shlamov)

Michael Phelps competes in the 400m Freestyle Prelims during day three of the Arena Pro Swim Series at the Skyline Acquatic Center on April 17, 2015 in Mesa, Arizona. (Photo: AFP/Chris Coduto/Getty Images)

Anadolu Efes Istanbul's French guard Thomas Heurtel (R) vies with Real Madrid's Mexican center Gustavo Ayon during the Euroleague playoff basketball match Real Madrid vs Anadolu Efes Istambul at the Barclaycard Center in Madrid on April 17, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Pierre-Philippe Marcou)

Detained Indian fishermen look out from a police lock-up facility at a police station in Karachi, Pakistan. A Pakistani police officer said the country’s Maritime Security Agency has arrested over 45 Indian fishermen for violating its waters in the Arabian Sea. (AP/Fareed Khan)

Riot police spray South Korean protesters with a water cannon in front of the Gwanghwamun, the main gate to the Gyeongbok Palace, during a rally to commemorate the first anniversary of the Sewol ferry disaster in Seoul. (AFP/Jung Yeon-je)

Kashmiri protesters throw stones towards an Indian police van during an anti-India demonstration in Narbal in the outskirts of Srinagar after police killed a 16-year-old male student, as a separatist strike shut down the Himalayan region on a second day of violent clashes. (AFP/Rouf Bhat)

People gather around a playground during a march in Calais, northern France, in homage to a nine-year-old girl who was killed a day before. A Polish man has confessed to raping and killing Chloe, after brazenly snatching her from a French playground within view of her mother. (AFP/Philippe Huguen)

People attend a demonstration against austerity driven politics and free trade agreements in Brussels. (AFP/Belga/Nicolas Maeterlinck)

Nepali porter Milan Rai, 14, rests as he makes his way up a rocky path above the town of Namche Bazar on his way to make a delivery to a hotel in a nearby town. Rai, who ferries goods between towns for a living, said he makes around 3,000 Nepalese Rupees (US$30) a month. (AFP/Roberto Schmidt)

Tulips blossom in front of a giant wheel at the State Horticultural Show in Landau, southern Germany, on Apr 18, 2015. The State Horticultural Show runs from Apr 17 to Oct 18, 2015. (AFP/DPA/Arne Dedert)

Egyptian runners warm up before they participate in Cairo's annual Half Marathon in the Heliopolis district in Cairo, Egypt. Runners take advantage of Cairo's empty streets during the Muslim holy day of Friday, when traffic is sparse. (AP/Amr Nabil)

The elite runners start the Boston Marathon 5k race in Boston. The 119th Boston Marathon will be run on Monday. (AP/Michael Dwyer)

Riders take the start during the 38th Le Mans 24-hours endurance race in Le Mans, western France. Fifty-six teams will compete on Apr 18 and 19 in the Le Mans 24-hours endurance race. (AFP/Jean-Sebastien Evrard)

Gael Monfils of France leaves the court after losing against Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic in their semi-final tennis match at the Monte-Carlo ATP Masters Series Tournament, in Monaco.

Gracie Gold of the US performs during the free skating in the women's singles event at the ISU World Team Trophy figure skating competition in Tokyo. (AFP/Toru Yamanake)