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Former Naha mayor Takeshi Onaga (front C) and his supporters celebrate as Onaga wins the Okinawa gubernatorial election in Naha, the capital of Japan's southern island of Okinawa. (AFP/JIJI PRESS)

Protesters march through a street in a rally for Aboriginal rights in coincidence with the G-20 summit in Brisbane, Australia. (AP/Dean Saffron)

Afghan security forces carry the body of a civilian after a suicide attack in Kabul. (AP/Rahmat Gul)

Korean businessman Lee Tae Kyun faces reporters after buying Napoleon's hat at its auction in Fontainebleau, south of Paris. Napoleon Bonaparte's famous bicorn hat was sold US$2.2 million.(AP/Remy de la Mauviniere)

Dutch experts supervise a crew from the emergency ministry of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic as they load parts of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 onto the back of a lorry at the crash site near the village of Grabove, in eastern Ukraine. (AFP/MENAHEM KAHANA)

Rescuers walk near the area where a landslide buried a building in the village of Davesco-Soragno near Lugano Switzerland. (AP/Keystone/TI-Press/Gabriele Putzu)

Italian residents work near damaged cars after floods in Voltri, Genoa. (AFP/MARCO BERTORELLO)

The exterior of a poultry farm in the village of Hekendorp, where a a strain of bird flu that can jump the species barrier to humans was identified. Dutch authorities banned the transport of poultry throughout the Netherlands after finding the strain. (AFP/ANP/BAS CZERWINSKI)

A girl holds a banner that reads Depontaminare, an analogy with the Romanian term for decontamination, during celebrations for the victory of opponent Klaus Iohannis in a presidential runoff in Bucharest, as Prime Minister Victor Ponta conceded defeat. (AP/Marius Dumbraveanu, Mediafax)

K. Srikanth (R) of India celebrates as he stands with Lin Dan of China (L) during the awards ceremony after beating Lin to win the men's singles title at the Badminton China Open in Fuzhou, China's Fujian province. (AFP Photo)

Russia's Yevgeny Seryaev (C) falls on the ice during the men's mass start Division A at the ISU World Cup Speed Skating competition in Obihiro, Japan. (AFP/KAZUHIRO NOGI)

Finnish rally driver Mikko Hirvonen and his co-driver Jarmo Lehtinen drive their Ford Fiesta RS WRC in the Alwen Forest special stage of the 2014 Wales Rally GB, the final round of the FIA World Rally Championship, in LLandudno, Wales. (AFP/GEOFF CADDICK)

Demonstrators protest against fuel price rise in East Java on Nov 18, 2014, a day after Indonesian President Joko Widodo unveiled a hefty increase in the price of subsidised fuel, taking a bold, first step towards fixing the tattered finances of SE Asia's top economy. (Photo: AFP/Aman Rochman)

Ultra-orthodox Jews watch the scene on Nov 18, 2014, after two Palestinians attacked a synagogue in the ultra-Orthodox Har Nof neighbourhood in Jerusalem. The attack killed four Israelis. (Photo: AFP/Gali Tibbon)  

Indian women hold latrines as they participate in the opening ceremony of the three-day International Toilet Festival in New Delhi on Nov 18, 2014, the eve of World Toilet Day. (Photo: AFP/Roberto Schmidt)

Fans for the Gonzaga Bulldogs cheer for their team during the game against the SMU Mustangs at McCarthey Athletic Center on Nov 17, 2014 in Spokane, Washington. (William Mancebo/Getty Images/AFP)

Chinese crew of the Chinese scientific survey ship Xue Long applaud during the visit of China's President Xi Jinping (not pictured) to Hobart on Nov 18, 2014. Xi is visiting the Australian state of Tasmania after attending the G20 Summit in Brisbane over the weekend. (Photo: AFP/POOL/Rob Blakers)

Swans are being round up on the river Alster in the city centre of Hamburg, northern Germany, on Nov 18, 2014. The swans are being moved to their ice-free winter home on the Eppendorfer Muehlenteich. (Photo: AFP/DPA/Christian Charisius) 

A Bantam Softfeather Light poses with its trophies at the National Poultry Show, hosted by 'The Poultry Club of Great Britain' and held at The International Centre in Telford, Shropshire, in the West Midlands. (Photo: AFP/Oli Scarff)

A close look into a tree mold on a recently active portion of the June 27 lava flow from the Kilauea Volcano in Pahoa, Hawaii. US President Barack Obama signed a major disaster declaration on Nov 3 to unlock federal resources to help local emergency protective measures. (AFP/handout/ USGS)

Security staff members, assisted by bailiffs, remove a barricade outside the CITIC Tower building near a protest site in Hong Kong's Admiralty district on Nov 18 as pressure grows on demonstrators to leave. (Photo: AFP/Philippe Lopez)

A replica of the famous Wall Street bronze bull on the Bund in Shanghai. Investors largely ignored the link-up between the Hong Kong and Shanghai stock exchanges on Nov 18, a day after it launched to much fanfare and hopes of billions of dollars in daily cross-border transactions. (Photo: AFP)

Customers walk out from an apparel shop in Tokyo. Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Nov 18 he will delay a fresh sales tax hike and call snap elections, a day after data showed the economy had slipped back into recession. (Photo: AFP/Yoshikazu Tsuno)

French tennis player Gilles Simon serves during a training session of the French Davis Cup team on Nov 18, 2014. The French team will play against Switzerland for the Davis Cup final from Nov 21-23. (Photo: AFP/Philippe Huguen)

Ultra-Orthodox Jews mourn over the bodies of three of the victims of an attack by two Palestinians on Jewish worshippers killing four Israelis at a synagogue in the Ultra-Orthodox Har Nof neighbourhood in Jerusalem. The attack was the city's deadliest in years. (AFP/Gali Tibbon)

A masked Palestinian youth wearing a Hamas headband uses a sling-shot to throw back a tear gas canister towards Israeli forces during clashes outside the Israeli-run Ofer military prison, near the West Bank city of Ramallah. (AFP/Abbas Momani)

Broken glass is seen after protesters broke into the Legislative Council in Hong Kong. Protesters clashed with police after they tried to break into Hong Kong's Legislative Council building. (AP/Vincent Yu)

Students of the Ayotzinapa school and parents of the 43 missing students take part in a protest in Guadalajara City. A caravan of students and relatives of the missing students came to Jalisco State as part of its journey to the Mexican capital. (AFP/Hector Guerrero)

Protesters aid a man who was shot in the leg and another who was shot in the neck after clashes at an anti-government protest in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The march began peacefully but President Michel Martelly's critics and pro-government residents began attacking each other. (AP/Dieu Nalio Chery)

Indian school students participate in an awareness Campaign against Child Sex Abuse (CSA) in Hyderabad, the World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse. More than 53 per cent of children in India have faced sexual abuse, according to reports. (AFP/Noah Seelam)

A handout image made available by Oman News Agency (ONA) shows Britain's Prince Harry being welcomed by Omani Minister of Culture and Heritage Sayyid Haitham Bin Tariq Al Said upon his arrival in Oman. (AFP/HO/ONA)

Chinese President Xi Jinpin's wife Peng Liyuan (C) and Kerryn Baird (front R), wife of Premier of New South Wales Mike Baird, walk through the Ravenswood School for Girls in Sydney, Australia. (AP/Rob Griffith/Pool)

An Indonesian couple poses for a photo session atop the Corcovado Hill in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AFP/Yasuyoshi Chiba)

Kentucky's Karl-Anthony Towns (C), Kansas's Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk (L) and Kansas's Jamari Traylor dive for a loose ball in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Indianapolis. (AP/Michael Conroy)

France forward Andre-Pierre Gignac (L) fights for the ball with Sweden defender Pontus Jansson during a friendly football match at the Velodrome stadium in the southern French city of Marseille. (AFP/Boris Horvat)

Pakistani batsman Younis Khan plays a shot during the third day of the second Test match against New Zealand at Dubai International Stadium in Dubai. (AFP/Aamir Qureshi)

Police detain a man as pro-democracy protesters confront police outside the central government offices in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong. (AFP/ALEX OGLE)

A man (L) takes pictures of a barricade set up by pro-democracy protesters in the Mongkok district of Hong Kong. (AFP/Philippe Lopez)

Indian followers leave the ashram of self-styled 'godman' Rampal Maharaj in Hisar, some 175km north of New Delhi. Police discover five bodies after storming the ashram of a wanted guru in northern India where thousands of followers have been holed up for days. (AFP/SAJJAD HUSSAIN)

Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (L) and his wife Veronica Tan pose prior to taking the oath of office to become the governor of Indonesia's capital Jakarta. (AP/Tatan Syuflana)

Children play above a destroyed car parked below the family house of Abdelrahman Shaludi, a Palestinian who killed two Israelis with his car last month, after the house was razed by Israeli authorities in east Jerusalem Silwan neighbourhood. (AFP/AHMAD GHARABLI)

A Syrian Kurdish refugee woman from the Kobane area holds two babies at a camp in Suruc on the Turkey-Syria border. (AP/Vadim Ghirda)

Immigration activists hold banners during a rally calling for immigration reform in Washington, DC. (AFP/Mandel Ngan)

Britain's Prince Harry (L) performing with a sword and shield during a visit to the historic city of Nizwa, west of Muscat. (AFP/HO/ONA)

A police officer holds his baton at the ready during a scuffle with a protester during a march against student university fees near the Houses of Parliament in central London. (AFP/JUSTIN TALLIS)

A plane negotiates its way through the snow at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport in Buffalo, New York, as a snowstorm hit the area. (AP/Gary Wiepert)

Teachers watch firefighters as they try to pump out water from an elementary school in Tirana, Albania. (AP Photo)

Team Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing depart on the next leg of the Volvo Ocean Race from the harbour in Cape Town, South Africa. (AP/Schalk van Zuydam)

US President Barack Obama embraces Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi during a press conference at her residence. Obama began talks with Suu Kyi, in a show of support for the opposition leader as the nation turns towards elections next year. (AFP/Mandel Ngan)

A handout picture released by the Moroccan Royal Palace shows, Prince Moulay Rachid (L) and his wife Oum Keltoum Boufares, 27, posing with King Mohammed VI (C) during their wedding in Rabat. (AFP/HO/Moroccan Royal Palace)

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi is welcomed by Australia's Attorney-General George Brandis (R) upon his arrival in Brisbane for the G20 Summit. Australia hosts the leaders of the world's 20 biggest economies for the G20 summit in Brisbane on Nov 15-16. (AFP/Patrick Hamilton/G20 Australia)

This November 13, 2014 image released by the US Geological Survey shows the inflation from the Kīlauea volcano which can occur within the core of a pāhoehoe flow, a tumulus, or domed hill, in Pahoa, Hawaii. (AFP/Handout/USGS)

Cambodian people shout slogans during a protest to demand the release of land rights activists in front of the National Assembly building in Phnom Penh.  (AFP/Tang Chhin Sothy)

This picture taken shows soldiers of the PLA attending a training session in Heihe, northeast China's Heilongjiang province. China has steadily increased its defence budget for years, with funding projected to rise more than 12 per cent to US$132 billion in 2014. (AFP)

Protesters dressed as world leaders in fibreglass heads and dressed in lifesaver uniforms highlighting the need to halve global inequality, pose on the banks of the Brisbane River ahead of the G20 Summit in Brisbane. (AFP/Peter Parks)

Palestinians carry a 100m long Palestinian flag during a rally in the West Bank city of Nablus, on the 10th anniversary to commemorate the death of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and to mark the Palestinian declaration of independence. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper (C) is greeted with a traditional Maori welcome during an official welcoming ceremony at Government House in Auckland, New Zealand. (AFP/David Rowland) 

US actress Uma Thurman gives autographs as she arrives for the Bambi awards in Berlin. The Bambis are the main German media awards. (AFP/DPA /Jens Kalaene/Germany Out)

Demonstrators hold an Argentine flag as they head to Plaza de Mayo during a protest against the government of Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (AP/Natacha Pisarenko)

Uruguay's Nicolas Lodeiro (L), fights for the ball with Costa Rica’s Yeltsin Tejeda during a friendly football match in Montevideo, Uruguay. (AP/Matilde Campodonico)

Armenian and Karabakh armed forces hold joint military exercises at a training ground near the town of Tigranakert in the unrecognized Republic of Karabakh. (AFP/Karen Minasyan)

Thousands of Yemenis from the south perform Friday prayers following a demonstration demanding for separation from the north in the southern city of Aden. Thousands rallied for independence in the main southern city of Aden waving the flags of the former South Yemen. (AFP)

Costumed pro-environment protesters stage a rally in Brisbane, Australia. Protesters staged rallies to coincide with the G20 event, on everything from inequality to corporate tax evasion to Aboriginal rights. (AP/Dean Saffron)

Protesters carry clocks to show time is running out during an Ebola protest event in Brisbane, Australia. Several protests have been organised in connection with the G20 summit. (AFP/Greg Wood)

Residents and tourists push a whale to try to return it to the ocean from Popoyo beach in Rivas, Nicaragua. They were unable to help the beached whale. (AP/Esteban Felix)

Palestinian youths practice their Parkour skills over the ruins of houses, which were destroyed during the 50-day Gaza war between Israel and Hamas-led militants in the Gaza Strip, in Khan Yunis' Khuzaa neighbourhood in the southern Gaza Strip near the Israeli border. (AFP/Mohammed Abed)

The solar car of the Chilean team Esus competes during the second stage of the Atacama Solar Challenge, a solar car race in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, in Calama, 1500km north of Santiago. Twenty teams from five countries are participating in the five-day 1200km race. (AFP/Martin Bernetti)

An Afghan shop owner carries a water container as he attempts to extinguish a raging fire at the central market of Mazar-i-Sharif. More than 200 shops were destroyed with no casualties reported as a fire swept through a clothes market in the northern Afghan city. (AFP/Farshad Usyan)

 Serbia's Novak Djokovic kisses the ATP World No 1 Award trophy after it was presented to him following his Group A singles match win against Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych on day six of the ATP World Tour Finals tennis tournament in London. (AFP/Glyn Kirk)

British rally driver Elfyn Evans and his British co-driver Daniel Barritt in their Ford Fiesta RS WRC compete in the Hafren Sweet Lamb special stage of the 2014 Wales GB Rally in the final round of the FIA World Rally Championship, in Newtown, Wales. (AFP/Geoff Caddick)

South Korea's Rebeka Kim and Kirill Minov perform during their short ice dance at the ISU Grand Prix Figure skating Rostelekom Cup in Moscow, Russia. (AFP/Yuri Kabobnov)

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (C) drives to the basket against the Boston Celtics during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston. (AP/Charles Krupa)

Israelis and Palestinian activists hold giant puppets during a rally for Palestinian independence in Jerusalem. Israel has accused Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas of fuelling tensions in Jerusalem. (AP/Tsafrir Abayov)

Members of the municipality of Rivas bury a whale that got stranded on the eve in the small beach town of Popoyo, Rivas Department, in southwestern Nicaragua. (AFP/Inti Ocon)

Supporters of Serbian nationalist politician Vojislav Seselj attend an anti-government rally in Belgrade. Seselj is spearheading an anti-government rally but as he fights cancer and awaits judgement on war crimes charges, he is as beleaguered as his once formidable party. (AFP/Andrej Isakovic)

Afghan security forces carry the body of a civilian after a suicide attack in Kabul. A suicide bomber tried to assassinate Shukria Barakzai, a prominent female member of Afghanistan's parliament, killing several people and wounding the lawmaker, a senior official said. (AP/Rahmat Gul)

An orthodox priest leaves a booth coloured in Romanian national flag colours at a polling station in Bucharest city to choose the next president. Social-liberal Prime minister Victor Ponta faces liberal Klaus Iohannis, from the German-speaking minority, in a second round.(AFP/Daniel Mihailescu)

A jockey displays an Arabian stallion during the 16th International Arabian Horse Championships at El Zahraa Arab Horse Stud Farm in Cairo, Egypt. Many of the purest Arabian horses were imported to Egypt at the start of the 19th century by Mohammed Ali, founder of modern Egypt. (AP/Amr Nabil)

Racing pigeons are released from a truck by the Metro Manila Fanciers Club as they start training tosses for south races at the outskirts of Manila, Philippines. Pigeon racing is a popular pastime in some communities in the country. (AP/Aaron Favila)

Colombian pole dancer Lisbeth Cabrera competes during the South America Pole Cup Colombia 2014 in Cali. (AFP/Luis Robayo)

New Zealand's lock Jeremy Thrush (C) is tackled by Scotland's scrum half Greig Laidlaw (L) and Scotland's centre Alex Dunbar (R) during their Autumn International rugby union Test match at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh, Scotland. (AFP/Ian Macnicol)

South Africa's David Miller throws the ball at the wicket in an attempted run out during their second one day international cricket match against Australia in Perth, Australia. (AP/Theron Kirkman)

Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay (L) blocks the shot of San Antonio Spurs centre Aron Baynes (C) as Kings centre DeMarcus Cousins looks on during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, California. (AP/Rich Pedroncelli)

Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts to breaking Japan's Kei Nishikori's serve during their semi-finals doubles match on day seven of the ATP World Tour Finals tennis tournament in London. (AFP/Leon Neal)