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A man comforts a woman who were both wounded by what locals say was recent shelling by Ukrainian forces in Donetsk August 23, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

ATTENTION EDITORS - VISUAL COVERAGE OF SCENES OF INJURY OR DEATH A man comforts a woman who were both wounded by what locals say was recent shelling by Ukrainian forces in Donetsk August 23, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

ATTENTION EDITORS - VISUAL COVERAGE OF SCENES OF INJURY OR DEATH A man comforts a woman who were both wounded by what locals say was recent shelling by Ukrainian forces in Donetsk August 23, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga takes a catch to dismiss Pakistan's Umar Akmal during their first ODI (One Day International) cricket match in Hambantota August 23, 2014. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga takes a catch to dismiss Pakistan's Umar Akmal during their first ODI (One Day International) cricket match in Hambantota August 23, 2014. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga takes a catch to dismiss Pakistan's Umar Akmal during their first ODI (One Day International) cricket match in Hambantota August 23, 2014. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
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A view of what witnesses said was an explosion caused by an Israeli air strike on a house in Gaza City August 23, 2014. Israeli aircraft bombed the Gaza Strip on Saturday and Palestinian militants fired rockets at the Jewish state, the military said, with no end in sight to the deadliest violence between the sides in years. Gaza health officials said five people were killed in an Israeli strike on a house in central Gaza. The Israeli military said it bombed about 20 targets across the Hamas-dominated strip, including rocket launchers and weapon caches.
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A view of what witnesses said was an explosion caused by an Israeli air strike on a house in Gaza City August 23, 2014. Israeli aircraft bombed the Gaza Strip on Saturday and Palestinian militants fired rockets at the Jewish state, the military said,...more

A view of what witnesses said was an explosion caused by an Israeli air strike on a house in Gaza City August 23, 2014. Israeli aircraft bombed the Gaza Strip on Saturday and Palestinian militants fired rockets at the Jewish state, the military said, with no end in sight to the deadliest violence between the sides in years. Gaza health officials said five people were killed in an Israeli strike on a house in central Gaza. The Israeli military said it bombed about 20 targets across the Hamas-dominated strip, including rocket launchers and weapon caches. REUTERS/Ezz Zanon
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Multi-coloured dyes are thrown in the air by participants during Sydney's Color Run, August 24, 2014. Inspired by the Hindu Holi festival, participants take part in a five kilometer long run dotted with locations where colored powders are thrown in a carnival atmosphere. REUTERS/Jason Reed

Multi-coloured dyes are thrown in the air by participants during Sydney's Color Run, August 24, 2014. Inspired by the Hindu Holi festival, participants take part in a five kilometer long run dotted with locations where colored powders are thrown in a...more

Multi-coloured dyes are thrown in the air by participants during Sydney's Color Run, August 24, 2014. Inspired by the Hindu Holi festival, participants take part in a five kilometer long run dotted with locations where colored powders are thrown in a carnival atmosphere. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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A woman protesting for the killing of unarmed teen Michael Brown holds a placard towards unseen supporters of officer Darren Wilson who gathered outside of Barney's Sports Pub in St. Louis, Missouri August 23, 2014. No arrests were recorded overnight, marking three consecutive relatively calm nights for the St. Louis suburb following daily unrest since Michael Brown, 18, was shot by Ferguson officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9. About 14 miles (22 km) away in St. Louis, dozens of supporters of the officer gathered at Barney's Sports Pub to raise money for Wilson's family. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

A woman protesting for the killing of unarmed teen Michael Brown holds a placard towards unseen supporters of officer Darren Wilson who gathered outside of Barney's Sports Pub in St. Louis, Missouri August 23, 2014. No arrests were recorded...more

A woman protesting for the killing of unarmed teen Michael Brown holds a placard towards unseen supporters of officer Darren Wilson who gathered outside of Barney's Sports Pub in St. Louis, Missouri August 23, 2014. No arrests were recorded overnight, marking three consecutive relatively calm nights for the St. Louis suburb following daily unrest since Michael Brown, 18, was shot by Ferguson officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9. About 14 miles (22 km) away in St. Louis, dozens of supporters of the officer gathered at Barney's Sports Pub to raise money for Wilson's family. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
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Protesters are seen below mounted police who are controlling a demonstration against an election meeting organised by right-wing political group The Party of the Swedes (Svenskarnas Parti) at a square in central Malmo, southern Sweden August 23, 2014. Two people were hurt during the demonstration, according to local media. REUTERS/Drago Prvulovic/TT News Agency

Protesters are seen below mounted police who are controlling a demonstration against an election meeting organised by right-wing political group The Party of the Swedes (Svenskarnas Parti) at a square in central Malmo, southern Sweden August 23,...more

Protesters are seen below mounted police who are controlling a demonstration against an election meeting organised by right-wing political group The Party of the Swedes (Svenskarnas Parti) at a square in central Malmo, southern Sweden August 23, 2014. Two people were hurt during the demonstration, according to local media. REUTERS/Drago Prvulovic/TT News Agency
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China's Wu Shengping competes during the women's 10m platform diving final at the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, August 23, 2014. REUTERS/Aly Song

China's Wu Shengping competes during the women's 10m platform diving final at the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, August 23, 2014. REUTERS/Aly Song

China's Wu Shengping competes during the women's 10m platform diving final at the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, August 23, 2014. REUTERS/Aly Song
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Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, who fled violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, are seen as they prepare tea for breakfast at Bajed Kadal refugee camp, southwest of Dohuk province, August 23, 2014. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, who fled violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, are seen as they prepare tea for breakfast at Bajed Kadal refugee camp, southwest of Dohuk province, August 23, 2014. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, who fled violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, are seen as they prepare tea for breakfast at Bajed Kadal refugee camp, southwest of Dohuk province, August 23, 2014. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal
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Michael Hooper (C), captain of Australia's Wallabies, is tackled by Keven Mealamu and Sam Whitelock (2nd L) of New Zealand's All Blacks during their second Bledisloe Cup rugby championship match at Eden Park in Auckland August 23, 2014. REUTERS/Nigel Marple

Michael Hooper (C), captain of Australia's Wallabies, is tackled by Keven Mealamu and Sam Whitelock (2nd L) of New Zealand's All Blacks during their second Bledisloe Cup rugby championship match at Eden Park in Auckland August 23, 2014. REUTERS/Nigel...more

Michael Hooper (C), captain of Australia's Wallabies, is tackled by Keven Mealamu and Sam Whitelock (2nd L) of New Zealand's All Blacks during their second Bledisloe Cup rugby championship match at Eden Park in Auckland August 23, 2014. REUTERS/Nigel Marple
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Interception of rockets fired by Palestinian militants in Gaza, by the Iron Dome anti-missile system is seen near the southern town of Ashkelon August 23, 2014. Egypt called on Israel and the Palestinians on Saturday to halt hostilities and resume peace talks but both sides kept up attacks, including an Israeli air strike which destroyed a residential tower block in the centre of Gaza City. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Interception of rockets fired by Palestinian militants in Gaza, by the Iron Dome anti-missile system is seen near the southern town of Ashkelon August 23, 2014. Egypt called on Israel and the Palestinians on Saturday to halt hostilities and resume...more

Interception of rockets fired by Palestinian militants in Gaza, by the Iron Dome anti-missile system is seen near the southern town of Ashkelon August 23, 2014. Egypt called on Israel and the Palestinians on Saturday to halt hostilities and resume peace talks but both sides kept up attacks, including an Israeli air strike which destroyed a residential tower block in the centre of Gaza City. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF) health workers prepare at ELWA's hospital isolation camp during the visit of Senior United Nations (U.N.) System Coordinator for Ebola, David Nabarro, in Monrovia August 23, 2014. As the outbreak has spread across borders from its initial epicentre in Guinea, governments in the region have introduced increasingly strict travel restrictions. Ivory Coast has closed its land borders Guinea and Liberia to try to prevent the virus from crossing onto its territory, the government announced late on Friday. REUTERS/2Tango

Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF) health workers prepare at ELWA's hospital isolation camp during the visit of Senior United Nations (U.N.) System Coordinator for Ebola, David Nabarro, in Monrovia August 23, 2014. As the outbreak has spread across...more

Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF) health workers prepare at ELWA's hospital isolation camp during the visit of Senior United Nations (U.N.) System Coordinator for Ebola, David Nabarro, in Monrovia August 23, 2014. As the outbreak has spread across borders from its initial epicentre in Guinea, governments in the region have introduced increasingly strict travel restrictions. Ivory Coast has closed its land borders Guinea and Liberia to try to prevent the virus from crossing onto its territory, the government announced late on Friday. REUTERS/2Tango
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A Chinese J-11 fighter jet is seen flying near a U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon about 215 km (135 miles) east of China's Hainan Island in this U.S. Department of Defense handout photo taken August 19, 2014. China on Saturday called US criticism of an approach by one of its jets to a US Navy patrol plane off the Chinese coast earlier this week "completely groundless" and said its pilot had maintained a safe distance from the US aircraft. Picture taken August 19, 2014. REUTERS/U.S. Navy/Handout

A Chinese J-11 fighter jet is seen flying near a U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon about 215 km (135 miles) east of China's Hainan Island in this U.S. Department of Defense handout photo taken August 19, 2014. China on Saturday called US criticism of an...more

A Chinese J-11 fighter jet is seen flying near a U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon about 215 km (135 miles) east of China's Hainan Island in this U.S. Department of Defense handout photo taken August 19, 2014. China on Saturday called US criticism of an approach by one of its jets to a US Navy patrol plane off the Chinese coast earlier this week "completely groundless" and said its pilot had maintained a safe distance from the US aircraft. Picture taken August 19, 2014. REUTERS/U.S. Navy/Handout
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Spain's Irene Vazquez Gea competes during the women's 5,000m race walk at the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, August 23, 2014. REUTERS/Aly Song

Spain's Irene Vazquez Gea competes during the women's 5,000m race walk at the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, August 23, 2014. REUTERS/Aly Song

Spain's Irene Vazquez Gea competes during the women's 5,000m race walk at the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, August 23, 2014. REUTERS/Aly Song
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Shi'ite fighters, from the brigades of peace loyal to Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, who have joined the Iraqi army to fight against militants of the Islamic State, formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), take part in field training in Najaf, August 23, 2014. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

Shi'ite fighters, from the brigades of peace loyal to Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, who have joined the Iraqi army to fight against militants of the Islamic State, formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), take part in...more

Shi'ite fighters, from the brigades of peace loyal to Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, who have joined the Iraqi army to fight against militants of the Islamic State, formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), take part in field training in Najaf, August 23, 2014. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani
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Swansea City's Ashley Williams (C) stops a free-kick taken by Burnley's Ross Wallace during their English Premier League soccer match at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea, Wales, August 23, 2014. REUTERS/Rebecca Naden

Swansea City's Ashley Williams (C) stops a free-kick taken by Burnley's Ross Wallace during their English Premier League soccer match at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea, Wales, August 23, 2014. REUTERS/Rebecca Naden

Swansea City's Ashley Williams (C) stops a free-kick taken by Burnley's Ross Wallace during their English Premier League soccer match at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea, Wales, August 23, 2014. REUTERS/Rebecca Naden
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Media personnel cover an event organized to attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the "Largest Human National Flag" from the top of a bus at Tundhikhel, in Kathmandu August 23, 2014. According to the organizer Bhawesh Khanal, President of Human Values for Peace and Prosperity, an non-profit organization, more than 30,000 people took part, attempting to break the record held by Pakistan in which 28,957 people had participated. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

Media personnel cover an event organized to attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the "Largest Human National Flag" from the top of a bus at Tundhikhel, in Kathmandu August 23, 2014. According to the organizer Bhawesh Khanal, President of...more

Media personnel cover an event organized to attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the "Largest Human National Flag" from the top of a bus at Tundhikhel, in Kathmandu August 23, 2014. According to the organizer Bhawesh Khanal, President of Human Values for Peace and Prosperity, an non-profit organization, more than 30,000 people took part, attempting to break the record held by Pakistan in which 28,957 people had participated. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar
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Members of Libya's coast guard recover the body of a migrant who drowned off Tripoli's coast, August 23, 2014. A wooden boat carrying up to 200 migrants has sunk just one kilometre (half a mile) off the Libyan coast, the coast guard said on Saturday, and most passengers were feared drowned. Migrants have been streaming out of North Africa in rickety boats in rising numbers for years. Many head for Italy, and so far in 2014, the total number reaching Italian shores has passed 100,000, the Italian government said this week. Libya is a major departure point for this journey, and human traffickers are exploiting the political chaos and lack of security that has blighted the country since Muammar Gaddafi was toppled in an uprising in 2011. Picture taken August 23, 2014. REUTERS/Aimen Elsahli

ATTENTION EDITORS - VISUAL COVERAGE OF SCENES OF INJURY OR DEATH Members of Libya's coast guard recover the body of a migrant who drowned off Tripoli's coast, August 23, 2014. A wooden boat carrying up to 200 migrants has sunk just one kilometre...more

ATTENTION EDITORS - VISUAL COVERAGE OF SCENES OF INJURY OR DEATH Members of Libya's coast guard recover the body of a migrant who drowned off Tripoli's coast, August 23, 2014. A wooden boat carrying up to 200 migrants has sunk just one kilometre (half a mile) off the Libyan coast, the coast guard said on Saturday, and most passengers were feared drowned. Migrants have been streaming out of North Africa in rickety boats in rising numbers for years. Many head for Italy, and so far in 2014, the total number reaching Italian shores has passed 100,000, the Italian government said this week. Libya is a major departure point for this journey, and human traffickers are exploiting the political chaos and lack of security that has blighted the country since Muammar Gaddafi was toppled in an uprising in 2011. Picture taken August 23, 2014. REUTERS/Aimen Elsahli
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Sondra Fifer (C) confronts demonstrators supporting Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson during a rally in St. Louis, Missouri August 23, 2014. Demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri, gathered in intense heat on Saturday to pray and mark two weeks since a white police officer shot dead an unarmed black teenager, while supporters of the officer said in a separate rally miles away that the shooting was justified. No arrests were recorded overnight, marking three consecutive relatively calm nights for the St. Louis suburb following daily unrest since Michael Brown, 18, was shot by Ferguson officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9. REUTERS/Joshua Lott

Sondra Fifer (C) confronts demonstrators supporting Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson during a rally in St. Louis, Missouri August 23, 2014. Demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri, gathered in intense heat on Saturday to pray and mark two weeks...more

Sondra Fifer (C) confronts demonstrators supporting Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson during a rally in St. Louis, Missouri August 23, 2014. Demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri, gathered in intense heat on Saturday to pray and mark two weeks since a white police officer shot dead an unarmed black teenager, while supporters of the officer said in a separate rally miles away that the shooting was justified. No arrests were recorded overnight, marking three consecutive relatively calm nights for the St. Louis suburb following daily unrest since Michael Brown, 18, was shot by Ferguson officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9. REUTERS/Joshua Lott
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