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Malaysian Muslim men pray during the Zohar prayers at a mosque during Islam's holy month of Ramadan, in Putrajaya, Malaysia on Jun 20, 2016. During Ramadan, Muslims refrain from eating, drinking, smoking and sex from dawn to dusk. (Photo: AP/Joshua Paul)

Indonesian officers pull a boat, used to transport Sri Lankan migrants, up to shore to fix its engine in Lhoknga, Aceh province, on Jun 20, 2016 after authorities agreed to allow the migrants to leave their stranded boat temporarily. (Photo: AFP/Chaideer Mahyuddin)

China's President Xi Jinping (L) and his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda review the guard of honour during a welcoming ceremony at the presidential palace in Warsaw on Jun 20, 2016. (Photo: AFP/Janek Skarzynski)

Pakistani traders protest against the Afghan government in Peshawar, Pakistan on Jun 20, 2016. Pakistan and Afghanistan pledged on creating a mechanism for consultation on border management. (Photo: AP/Mohammad Sajjad)

Afghan people watch at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan on Jun 20, 2016. About a dozen people were killed when a Taliban suicide bomber targeted their minibus in the Afghan capital, a government official said. (Photo: AP/Massoud Hossaini)

A campaigner hands out leaflets for 'Britain Stronger in Europe', the official 'Remain' campaign group seeking to avoid a Brexit outside Waterloo station, ahead of the forthcoming EU referendum in London on Jun 20, 2016. (Photo: AFP/Justin Tallis)

Swiss President Johann Schneider-Ammann (L) and Slovak President Andrej Kiska attend at press conference after their meeting in Bratislava on Jun 20, 2016. (Photo: AFP/Samuel Kubani)

European Union High Representative Federica Mogherini (2nd R) speaks with British Foreign Minister Philip Hammond (C) and Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders (L) during a meeting of EU foreign ministers at the EU Council building in Luxembourg on Jun 20, 2016. (Photo: AP/Charles Caratini)

Portugal's players take part in a training session at the team's base camp in Marcoussis, south of Paris on Jun 20, 2016, during the Euro 2016 football tournament. (Photo: AFP/Francisco Leong)

Australian rugby player Alan Alaalatoa goes through his stretching exercises with the help of teammates in a gym session during training in Sydney on Jun 20, 2016, after the Australian Wallabies lost the second Test to England. (Photo: AFP/William West)

San Francisco Giants' Denard Span runs out a sacrifice bunt as Tampa Bay Rays catcher Hank Conger chases the ball during the eighth inning of a baseball game on Jun 19, 2016, in St. Petersburg, Florida, United States. The Giants won 5-1. (Photo: AP/Mike Carlson)

Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson (B-R) grabs the ball in front of Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes and next to forward Andre Iguodala (9) during the second half of Game 7 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, United States on Jun 19, 2016. (Photo: John G. Mabanglo, AP, Pool)


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Party leaders take part in a debate at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo on June 21, 2016. Japan holds upper house parliamentary elections in July. Abe's time in office ends in September 2018, unless his party approves to extend his leadership. (Photo: AFP/Toshifumi Kitamura)

Suspended Sri Lankan judge Thilina Gamage walks out of the High Court in Colombo on June 21, 2016, after being granted bail over charges of owning a baby elephant without holding a licence. (Photo: AFP/Ishara S.Kodikara)

Residents from Atteridgeville, west of Pretoria, set a truck alight due to their dissatisfaction with the South African ruling party African National Congress nominations on the candidates list for the upcoming municipal elections, on June 21, 2016 in Pretoria. (Photo: AFP/Mujahid Safodien)

Police cars block the area as police officers gather at the scene of a bomb alert at City2 shopping mall in the Rue Neuve in the city center of Brussels on June 21, 2016. An anti-terror operation was underway and one suspect had been arrested. (Photo: AFP/Seppe Knapen/Belga)

Afghans and foreigners perform yoga to mark International Yoga Day at the Indian Embassy, in Kabul, Afghanistan on June 21, 2016. Thousands of yoga enthusiasts took part.  (Photo: AP/Massoud Hossaini)

Fariatou Irinike Abdoul joins other refugees from a dozen countries during World Refugee Day at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park on June 20, 2016, in New York. (Photo: AP/Kathy Willens)

A firefighting plane makes a retardant drop on a hill near a wildfire in Azusa, California on June 20, 2016. New wildfires erupted and chased people from their homes as an intensifying heat wave stretching from the West Coast to New Mexico blistered the region. (Photo: AP/Nick Ut)

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay watches as Andre Henderson raises a transgender flag outside City Hall on June 20, 2016 in St. Louis. Slay says the city is sending a message of inclusiveness by raising the flag at City Hall. (Photo: AP/Laurie Skrivan/St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

RC Toulon's French president Mourad Boudjellal shakes hands with RC Toulon's new Japanese rugby player Ayumu Goromaru during a press conference on June 21, 2016 at the Mayol stadium in Toulon, southeastern France. (Photo: AFP/Bertrand Langlois)

Houston Astros' Jose Altuve, right, hits a single as Los Angeles Angels catcher Carlos Perez reaches for the pitch during the sixth inning of a baseball game on June 20, 2016, in Houston. (Photo: AP/David J. Phillip)

Portugal's defender Pepe and teammates take part in a training session at the team's base camp in Marcoussis, south of Paris, on June 21, 2016, on the eve of the Euro 2016 Group F football match Hungary vs Portugal. (Photo: AFP/Francisco Leong)

NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers' Channing Frye celebrates with teammates as they arrive at the airport on June 20, 2016, in Cleveland. (Photo: AP/John Minchillo)


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Firemen extinguish a fire to rescue a mock victim inside during a Metro-wide earthquake drill to test various government agencies' response in the event of a real one on June 22, 2016 at Guadalupe, Philippines (Photo: AP/Bullit Marquez)

Eriko Imai, singer and candidate for House of Councillors for the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, shake hands with a passerby as she kicks off her election campaign in Tokyo, Japan on June 22, 2016. (Photo: AP/Eugene Hoshiko)

People lay flowers near the coffins bearing the remains of twenty Soviet soldiers who died during the Soviet-German War and whose bodies were found in 2016, near the village of Borshiv, Ukrainian on June 22, 2016 on the Day of Mourning and Commemorating of war victims. (Photo: AFP/Sergei Supinsky)

Residents from Mamelodi search for goods in a looted shop on June 22, 2016, after violence erupted over the ruling African National Congress choice for Pretoria mayor in the hotly-contested vote. Riots were sparked in South Africa by upcoming municipal elections. (Photo: AFP/Mujahid Safodien)

Nepalese relatives of 12 victims of a suicide bomb attack react as they pay their last respects alongside coffins of those killed in Kathmandu on June 22, 2016. A busload of Nepali security guards were among 25 people killed in a string of bombings across Afghanistan. (Photo: AFP/Prakash Mathema)

German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt and German State Secretary for Migration, Refugees and Integration Aydan Ozoguz talk upon arrival at German govermnent cabinet meeting at the chancellery in Berlin on June 22, 2016. (Photo: AFP/Clemens Bilan)

Pope Francis walks along with a group of refugees as he arrives for his weekly general audience at St Peter's square on June 22, 2016 in Vatican. (Photo: AFP/Tiziana Fabi)

British MP Boris Johnson holds a wild salmon standing next to porter Greg Essex at Billingsgate Fish Market in London on June 22, 2016 on the final day of campaigning before Thursday's EU Referendum. (Photo: AP/Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., and Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, leave a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 21, 2016, to discuss new gun legislation proposal. (Photo: AP/Evan Vucci)

Argentina's players check on teammate Ezequiel Lavezzi after he fell behind a billboard during the Copa America Centenario semifinal football match against USA in Houston, Texas, United States, on June 21, 2016. (Photo: AFP/Frederic J. Brown)

Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasmani Grandal celebrates his three-run home run with Joc Pederson as Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos stands nearby during the eighth inning of a baseball game on June 21, 2016, in Los Angeles. The Dodgers won 3-2. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Noel Le Graet, President of the French Football Federation, attends a press conference in Clairefontaine en Yvelines on June 22, 2016, during the Euro 2016 football tournament. (Photo: AFP/Franck Fife)


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Japan's main opposition Democratic Party leader Katsuya Okada (C) delivers a speech at Shinjuku shopping street in Tokyo. Japan's parliamentary election campaign kicked off in the first nationwide balloting after the voting age was lowered to 18 from 20. (AP/Shizuo Kambayashi)

Pakistani labourers carry sacks of onion through floodwaters following heavy rain in Lahore. (AFP/ARIF ALI)

Alan Johnson, Chair of Labour In for Britain speaks at a final rally in favour of remaining in the EU in central London. (AFP/NIKLAS HALLE'N)

A floral tribute to murdered Labour MP Jo Cox is moored outside the Houses of Parliament in London, the day that would have been Cox's 42nd birthday, as relatives including Jo's widower Brendan Cox (C) look on from the lead boat. (AFP/LEON NEAL)

Britain's Queen Elizabeth (2nd L) and Prince Philip (R) smile from the balcony at Liverpool Town Hall, before attending lunch there as part of their visit to the city of Liverpool, England. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP) 

A Los Angeles County firefighting helicopter makes a water drop on a hill near a wildfire in Duarte, California. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Buses were torched and roads were barricaded with rocks and burning tyres in South Africa's capital Pretoria in riots sparked by upcoming nationwide municipal elections due on Aug 3. (AFP/MUJAHID SAFODIEN)

People look at an overturned  fuel tanker after it exploded at Ibafo on Lagos-Ibadan expressway. Motorists were stranded for hours on a main highway linking Nigeria's economic hub, Lagos, with the rest of the country after two petrol tankers crashed during heavy rains. (AFP/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI)

Belgium's Axel Witsel (L) challenges for a header with Sweden's Marcus Berg during the Euro 2016 Group E football match at the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice, France. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

Italy's Stefano Sturaro (L) and Ireland's James Mcclean vie for the ball during the Euro 2016 Group E football match at the Pierre Mauroy stadium in Villeneuve d’Ascq, near Lille, France. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Ireland's supporters gather in Lille's main square, La Grand Place, ahead of the Euro 2016 group E football match between Italy and Ireland. (AFP/PHILIPPE HUGUEN)

Denmark's Caroline Wozniaki returns against Puerto Rico's Monica Puig during the women's singles third round match at the WTA Eastbourne International tennis tournament in Eastbourne, southern England. (AFP/GLYN KIRK)


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Myanmar Foreign Minister and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi (2nd L) is welcomed upon her arrival at Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok, Thailand. (AFP/POOL/NARONG SANGNAK)

Myanmar migrant workers hold national flags and take pictures as they wait for Myanmar's Foreign Minister and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi's arrival at a market in Samut Sakhon province, west of Bangkok, Thailand. (AFP/CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT)

British Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha arrive to cast thier votes in the EU referendum, at a polling station in London. (AFP/LEON NEAL)

People pass floral tributes to murdered MP Jo Cox outside Batley Town Hall as they arrive to vote in the EU referendum in Batley, northern England. Millions of Britons began voting on Thursday in a referendum that could tear up Britain's EU membership. (AFP/OLI SCARFF)

Bertrand Piccard, Swiss pilot of the sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 aircraft, celebrates at Sevilla airport after a 70-hour journey from New York powered only by sunlight. (AFP/CRISTINA QUICLER)

A firefighting aircraft makes a low altitude pass to drop fire retardant to battle a wildfire near Bradbury, California, USA. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

A man runs away from a garbage bin burning in front of the police headquarters in Rennes, western France, during a demonstration against the government's planned labour law reforms. (AFP PHOTO/JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER)

A worker from the US South Pole Amundsen-Scott station arrives at a clinic in Punta Arenas, Chile. A small plane with two sick US workers arrives safely in Chile after leaving Antarctica in a daring rescue mission from the remote South Pole research station. (AP Photo/Joel Estay)

Britain's World Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua (L) and challenger Dominic Breazeale, from the US pose during a press conference in London. Joshua will defend his title against Breazeale on Saturday in London. (Paul Harding/PA via AP)


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A man takes a copy of the London Evening Standard with the front page reporting the vote to leave the EU in a referendum, showing a picture of British Prime Minister David Cameron holding hands with his wife Samantha as they come out from 10 Downing Street, in London. (AFP/Leon Neal)

Nigel Farage, the leader of the UK Independence Party speaks to the media on College Green with the Houses of Parliament in the background in London. Britain voted to leave the European Union after a bitterly divisive referendum campaign. (AP/Matt Dunham)

A migrant rides his bicycle inside the "Jungle" camp for migrants and refugees in Calais, the day after Britain voted to leave the EU. Eurosceptics are triumphant after Britain voted to leave the EU and swiftly demanded referendums in their own countries. (AFP/Philippe Huguen)

A resident sits in front of a destroyed house after a tornado in Funing, in Yancheng, in China's Jiangsu province. Survivors scrabbled through the rubble of their homes after hurricane-force winds and a tornado left at least 98 dead in China, with hundreds more injured. (AFP/Johannes Eisele)

Suspects sit as Chinese police officials stand guard before boarding a plane at the Phnom Penh International Airport. Cambodia deported 25 Taiwanese nationals wanted on fraud charges to China despite vehement opposition from Taipei which wanted the suspects returned to Taiwan. (AFP/STR)

A Palestinian protester hurls stones towards Israeli security forces during clashes following a demonstration against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel in the village of Kfar Qaddum, near Nablus, in the occupied West Bank. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)

Indian Muslims offer prayers near a railway track on the third Friday of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in New Delhi, India. Islam's holiest month is a period of intense prayer, self-discipline, dawn-to-dusk fasting and nightly feasts. (AP/Altaf Qadri)

Thailand's Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha (R) and Myanmar's foreign minister and state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi (L) make a toast during a MoU ceremony at government house in Bangkok. (AFP/Jorge Silva/Pool)

France's Mathilde Andraud competes in the javelin throw women final during French Athletics championships, at "Lac de Maine" Stadium in Angers, western France. (AFP/Jean-Francois Monier)

Sri Lanka's Dinesh Chandimal plays a shot during play in the second one day international (ODI) cricket match between England and Sri Lanka at Edgbaston cricket ground in Birmingham, central England. (AFP/Jon Super)

German cyclist Tony Martin competes to win the German street cycling championships in Streudorf, eastern Germany. (arifoto UG/dpa/AFP)


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Participants strike a pose during a group yoga session at a park in Beijing. Several hundred Chinese yoga enthusiasts participated in a mass yoga session on Saturday morning to mark International Yoga Day, which falls on June 21. (AP/Mark Schiefelbein)

Former Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi raises his hands inside a defendants cage in a makeshift courtroom at the national police academy, in an eastern suburb of Cairo. Morsi, the case's top defendant, was sentenced to 25 years in prison. (AP/Amr Nabil)

A fire whirl, or fire tornado, rises from advancing flames in the early morning hours at the Sherpa Fire near Santa Barbara,California. (AFP/David McNew)

Supporters of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) hoist Budiman Mohamad Zohdi after he won a by-election in Sungai Besar, a coastal town in Sabak Bernam district, outside Kuala Lumpur. (AFP)

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon carries a young girl during his visit to the refugee camp of Kara Tepe in Mytilene. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon headed to take a first-hand look in Greece at the migration crisis that has engulfed Europe. (AFP/Angelos Tzortzinis)

People visit a memorial down the road from the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. In what is being called the worst mass shooting in American history, Omar Mir Seddique Mateen killed 49 people at the popular gay nightclub early last Sunday. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP)

A child shows Pope Francis his toy cars during a jubilee audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. (AP/Fabio Frustaci)

Riot police stand guard in front of the tribune ahead of the Euro 2016 group F football match between Iceland and Hungary at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille. (AFP/Attila Kisbenedek)

Belgium's forward Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco (R) scores a goal that was ruled offside during the Euro 2016 group E football match between Belgium and Ireland at the Matmut Atlantique stadium in Bordeaux. (AFP/Loic Venance)

George Kruis (L) of England tackles Dane Haylett-Petty of Australia during the second international rugby union Test match between England and Australia in Melbourne. (AFP/Paul Crock)

England's Mike Conway drives his Toyota TSO50 Hybrid N°6 as he competes during the 84th Le Mans 24-hours endurance race in Le Mans, western France. (AFP/Jean-Francois Monier)

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays a bunker shot on the 13th hole during the continuation of the second round of the US Open at Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Pennsylvania. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP)