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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)

Filipino activists shout slogans during a rally in front of the US embassy in Manila, Philippines. The group is protesting against a joint US-Philippines military exercise. (AP/Aaron Favila)

Visitors take a closer look at a concept car from Chinese automaker Chery at the Shanghai Auto Show in Shanghai. (AP/Ng Han Guan)

Survivors of an accident in which a fishing boat carrying migrants capsized off the Libyan coast, sit on the deck of the Italian Coast Guard vessel Bruno Gregoretti at Boiler Wharf, Senglea in Malta. More than 700 people are feared dead. (AFP/MATTHEW MIRABELLI)

Somalia's Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shebab militants claimed responsibility for a bomb attack on a UN van that killed at least six UN workers in the northeastern town of Garowe. (AFP PHOTO/STRINGER)

A Yemeni man stands at a damaged street following a raid by Saudi-led coalition warplanes on a nearby missile depot on Fajj Attan hill, in the rebel-held part of the Yemeni capital, in southern Sanaa. (AFP/MOHAMMED HUWAIS)

Staff at German bank Postbank launched an indefinite strike in eastern parts of the country, amid growing speculation parent company Deutsche Bank plans to sell off the subsidiary. (AFP/DPA/BERND VON JUTRCZENKA)

Scotland's pro-independence First Minister Nicola Sturgeon poses with a copy of the manifesto at the launch of the Scottish National Party (SNP) election manifesto in Edinburgh. She pledged to fight for public spending increases and end cuts across Britain. (AFP/Lesley Martin)

A person has his bag checked by security at a checkpoint along Commonwealth Avenue near Kenmore Square as the Boston Marathon prepares to get underway in Boston, Massachusetts. This is the 119th running of the Boston Marathon. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images/AFP)

Supporters celebrate with opposition leader Musallam al-Barrack after his release on bail ahead of a final decision on charges he insulted the country's ruler, in Kuwait City. (AP Photo)

Seattle Times staff applaud a speech in the paper's newsroom after it was announced that the newspaper had won the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news reporting for its coverage of a deadly mudslide that killed 43 people. (AP/Ted S. Warren)

Fiorentina's Josip Ilicic (R) vies for the ball with Verona's Panagiotis Tachtsidis during a Serie A football match at the Artemio Franchi stadium in Florence, Italy. (AP/Fabrizio Giovannozzi)

Caroline Rotich of Kenya wins the women's division of the Boston Marathon in Boston. (AP/Elise Amendola)

An unidentified woman weeps as she visits to pay respect to the victims of the sunken ferry Sewol at a port in Jindo, South Korea. (AP/Ahn Young-joon)

A traffic policeman wears a mask and controls traffic on a busy road in Mumbai, India. Air pollution kills millions of people every year, including more than 627,000 in India, according to the World Health Organization. (AP/Rajanish Kakade)

UK Independence Party (UKIP) supporters hold placards ahead of a general election campaign visit by leader Nigel Farage to Thurrock in Essex. (AFP/BEN STANSALL)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton meets with local residents at the Jones St. Java House in Le Claire, Iowa. (AP/Charlie Neibergall)

Young girls, known as Chibok Ambassadors, carry placards bearing the names of the girls kidnapped from the government secondary school in Chibok, a year ago, during a demonstration, in Abuja, Nigeria. (AP/Sunday Alamba)

Syrian Civil Defence workers evacuate children from a building following a reported airstrike by government forces on the rebel-controlled part of Aleppo's Maadi residential district. (AFP/KARAM AL-MASRI)

Armed Yemeni members of the southern separatist movement keep position during reported clashes with Huthi rebels in the port city of Aden's Dar Saad suburb. (AFP/SALEH AL-OBEIDI)

Demonstrators walk near burning tyres in a suburb of Conakry as fresh violence erupted in the Guinean capital after a day of clashes between police and anti-government protesters. (AFP/CELLOU BINANI)

Atletico Madrid's Joao Miranda fights for the ball against Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos (L) and Gareth Bale (R) during the Champions League quarter-final first leg football match at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, Spain. (AP/Andres Kudacki)

Monaco's Anthony Martial (L) goes for a header with Juventus players Giorgio Chiellini and Arturo Vidal (R) during the Champions League quarter-final first leg football match at the Juventus stadium in Turin, Italy. (AP/Antonio Calanni)

Spanish Albert Ramos-Vinolas serves to Serbian Novak Djokovic during the Monte-Carlo ATP Masters Series Tournament tennis match in Monaco. (AFP/JEAN CHRISTOPHE MAGNENET)

English batsman James Tredwell ducks a bouncer from West Indies Kemar Roach during the first Test match between West Indies and England at the Sir Vivian Richard Stadium in St. John's, Antigua. (AFP/MARK RALSTON)

People sunbath next to ducks at the gardens of the Palais Royal on April 15, 2015 in Paris. (Photo: AFP/Loic Venance)

Brazilian natives demonstrate in front of the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, during the National Mobilization Week to protest and demand their rights, on April 15, 2015. Several Brazilian tribes are taking part in the so-called Free Land camp. (Photo: AFP/Evaristo SA)

A visitor (R) examines a Brazilian-made IA2 assault rifle on display at the Brazilian IMBEL stand during the second day of the LADD Defence and Security 2015 International Exhibition in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on April 15, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Vanderlei Almeida)

A fisherman watches as trout, released from a bridge, fall into a river near Hagerstown, Maryland on April 15, 2015. By the start of summer the Maryland Department of Natural Resources plans to release more then 337,000 trout statewide. (Photo: AFP/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds)

An Indonesia restaurant worker waits for customers as a no alcohol sign is displayed on the food stall in a tourist district in Jakarta. Indonesia on April 16, 2015 introduced a ban on small retailers selling most alcoholic drinks. (Photo: AFP/Romeo Gacad)

Thai border police inspect the site after a Buddhist woman who was shot injured by suspected separatist militants in Ra-ngae district in Thailand's restive southern province of Narathiwat on April 16, 2015.  (Photo: AFP/Madareetohlala)

Relatives of the victims of South Korea's Sewol ferry disaster sit as they boycott a planned anniversary memorial event to push their separate demand for a fully independent inquiry into the tragedy, outside a remembrance hall in Ansan on April 16, 2015.  (Photo: AFP/Jung Yeon-Je)

Members of French army special force take part in a mock hostage release exercise, on April 15, 2015 on a beach in Arcachon, southwestern France, as part of the Special Operations Forces Innovation Network Seminar (SOFINS). (Photo: AFP/Mehdi Fedouach)

Matt Stajan #18 of the Calgary Flames celebrates teammates David Jones #19 (not pictured) goal against the Vancouver Canucks in Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Canada. (AFP/Rich Lam/Getty Images)

Paris Saint-Germain's French midfielder Yohan Cabaye vies with Barcelona's Sergio Busquets (R) during the UEFA Champions league quarter-final first leg football match PSG vs FC Barcelona at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris on April 15, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Miguel Medina)

George Springer of the Houston Astros unsuccessfully dives for a line drive hit by Sam Fuld of the Oakland Athletics in the 5th inning at Minute Maid Park on Apr 15, 2015 in Houston, Texas. All Major League Baseball players are wearing #42 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day.(AFP/Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Faisal Jeylani Aweys (R) fights with Andre Mota during a training session on April 15, 2015 in Lausanne. Aweys has not seen his native Somalia since he fled 14 years ago, but he lives in hope of winning an Olympic medal for his war-torn country.  (Photo: AFP/Fabrice Coffrini)

Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg (C) and her Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Tan Dung (L) review and honour guard during a welcoming ceremony at the presidential palace in Hanoi on Apr 17, 2015. Solberg is on a three-day official visit aimed at strengthening bilateral ties. (AFP/Hoang Dinh Nam)

A Cambodian woman cries in front of skulls at Choeung Ek killing fields memorial in Phnom Penh on April 17, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Tang Chhin Sothy)

A Cambodian man takes a picture of skulls by his mobile phone at Choeung Ek killing fields memorial in Phnom Penh on April 17, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Tang Chhin Sothy)

Relatives (L) of the victims of South Korea's Sewol ferry disaster struggle with riot police (R) during an anti-government protest near the presidential residence in Seoul on April 17, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Jung Yeon-Je)

Immigrants wait in the port of Lesvos island to board a ship to Athens on Apr 17, 2015. Since Greece bolstered controls along its land border with Turkey, illegal immigrants have turned to the maritime route between Turkey and the Greek islands in the Aegean Sea. (Photo: AFP/Angelos Tzortzinis)

Indonesian President Joko Widodo (R) shakes hands with new national police chief, Police General Badrodin Haiti (L) after the official swearing-in ceremony at the presidential palace in Jakarta on April 17, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Romeo Gacad)

Some 100 anti-US base activists shout slogans as they protest against the construction of the new base in Okinawa during a rally in front of the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo on April 17, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Yoshikazu Tsuno)

Iraqi pro-government forces, including the Shiite Muslim Al-Abbas popular mobilisation unit, fire a rocket as a part of an operation to retake the Baiji oil refinery from Islamic State (IS) group jihadists, on April 16, 2015. (Photo: AFP/Mohammed Sawaf)

Aaron Hill #2 of the Arizona Diamondbacks hits a two RBI double against the San Francisco Giants during the twelfth inning at AT&T Park on Apr 16, 2015 in San Francisco, California. The Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the San Francisco Giants 7-6 in 12 innings. (Photo:AFP/Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Brooke Pancake hits a tee shot on the 15th hole during the second round of the LPGA LOTTE Championship Presented By Hershey at Ko Olina Golf Club on April 16, 2015 in Kapolei, Hawaii. (Photo: AFP/Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Claire Donahue competes in the 100m Butterfly Final during day two of the Arena Pro Swim Series at the Skyline Acquatic Center on April 16, 2015 in Mesa, Arizona. (Photo: AFP/Chris Coduto/Getty Images)

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)