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Revelers throw coloured powder in the air during the Holi Festival of Colors, in Lisbon, Sunday, Sept. 14 2014. The festival is fashioned after the Hindu spring festival Holi, which is mainly celebrated in some regions of India and Nepal. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
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Mesa residents, reflected in a truck window, take free sandbags to protect their homes, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 in Mesa, Ariz. Phoenix area residents are filling sandbags in anticipation for the remnants of Category 3 Hurricane Odille which decimated Mexico's Baja California. (AP Photo/Matt York)
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In this Sept. 3, 2014 photo, villagers leading donkeys loaded with the working tools for anthropologists, traverse a mountain pass on a journey to help forensic investigators locate the common graves of those killed in a 1984 massacre in the Paccha village of Peru. Arriving is not easy. This rugged southeastern region known as Oreja de Perro, or Dogs Ear, lacks telephones, grocery stores and good roads. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
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A plane destroyed by Hurricane Odile sits overturned at Cabo San Lucas airport Mexico, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Desperate locals and tourists were in survival mode in the resort area of Los Cabos on Wednesday, with electrical and water service still out three days after Hurricane Odile made landfall as a monster Category 3 storm. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
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The Singapore F1 Grand Prix's Marina Bay City Circuit is illuminated during a light test as seen from Swissotel The Stamford, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 in Singapore. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
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Pope Francis holds a gift he was offered as he arrives for his weekly general audience, in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. At public appearances, people offer Pope Francis gifts, and personal belongings to be blessed. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
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Kashmiri flood victims wade through receding flood waters as they walk back after collecting relief material in village Teing near Srinagar, India, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. Military specialists blew up dikes in central Pakistan to divert swollen rivers and save cities from raging floods that have killed hundreds of people, authorities said Saturday, as officials stepped up efforts in India's part of Kashmir to prevent the spread of water-borne diseases there. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
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Egyptians walk past recent graffiti with modern and Pharaonic motifs in Mohammed Mahmoud Street near Tahrir Square, in downtown Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Street art in Cairo, which flourished following the uprising that ousted former President Hosni Mubarak, has mostly been painted over by authorities, but on Mohammed Mahmoud street artists use the whitewashed walls for new art works. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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In this Sept. 15, 2014 photo, a woman who did not want to give her name for fear of reprisals, shows photographs of her daughter Erika Gomez Gonzalez on the wall of her home in Arcelia, Mexico. The woman says she witnessed her 15-years-old daughter's death when army soldiers fired first at an armed group at a grain warehouse on June 30 in the Mexican town of San Pedro Limon. According to her, one man died in the initial shootout, and the rest of the gunmen surrendered on the promise they would not be hurt. She recalled that her daughter was face down in the ground with a bullet in her leg, and was rolled over while she was still alive and shot more than half a dozen times in the chest. The mother said she arrived to the warehouse the day before the shooting in an attempt to take her daughter home, but gang members wouldn't let her. (AP Photo/Eduardo Castillo)
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Pope Francis prays by the gravestones in an Austro-Hungarian cemetery in Fogliano di Redipuglia, northern Italy, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. Pope Francis will confront a piece of his own family history when he visits a World War I memorial Saturday built amid the battlefields where his grandfather fought in the brutal Italian offensive against the Austro-Hungarian empire, surviving to impress upon the future pope the horrors of war. Francis' aim is by recalling those who died in the first World War that broke out 100 years ago is to honor the victims of all wars, and it comes at a time when his calls for peace have grown ever more urgent amid new threats. The pontiff will pray first among the neat rows of gravestones for fallen soldiers from five nations buried a tidy, enclosed Austro-Hungarian cemetery, then travel in his popemobile just a couple of hundred meters to Italy's largest war memorial, a grandiose Fascist-era monument to 100,000 fallen Italian soldiers, for an open-air mass. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
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A child runs between columns of water at a light fountain in a park in Bucharest, Romania, Sunday evening, Sept. 14, 2014. The Romanian capital enjoys a warmer than usual weather for the month of September. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
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Visitors to the Apple store descend a staircase to the showroom below to purchase the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in New York. The highly anticipated iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are being released in stores today. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
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Turtles bask in the late summer sun at Papscanee Island Nature Preserve on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in East Greenbush, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
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Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin's annual fundraising Steak Fry, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Indianola, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
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Italy's actress Sophia Loren and her son Carlo Ponti walk through an exhibit about Loren's life and work at the Soumaya art museum in Mexico City, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. The exhibit commemorates Loren's 80th birthday this Saturday, Sept. 20. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
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Dhobis, or washermen, wash clothes on the banks of the River Gomti in Lucknow, India, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Dhobis are traditional laundry workers who wash clothes by hand and dry them in the sun, an occupation which has been in existence for generations. (AP Photo/ Rajesh Kumar Singh)
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The sun sets behind the New York skyline as fans wait for the start of a baseball game between the New York Mets and the Miami Marlins Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
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An art installation by Brazilian artist Eduardo Srur made with a life-size mannequin stands on a bridge over the highly polluted Pinheiros River in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Srur says his work aims to warn people about the pollution in the city's rivers. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
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A cat watches from behind a dusty window of an apartment building in Bucharest, Romania, Saturday evening, Sept. 13, 2014.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
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Paragliders soar above Lake Erie off Edgewater Park in Cleveland Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Members of the Edgewater Paragliding club took advantage of strong north winds to enjoy their sport. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)
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A worker talks on a mobile phone in front of decorations at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Hundreds of thousands foreign and domestic tourists are expected to flock to the square to celebrate National Day, the 65th anniversary of the founding of People's Republic of China, on Oct. 1. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
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Mount Slamet spews lava and gas during its eruption as seen from Pandansari village in Brebes, Central Java, Indonesia, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Mount Slamet volcano erupted early Thursday as ash fell on some villages and activity is banned within 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) of the peak. (AP Photo/Idhad Zakaria)
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Ken Miyauchi, left, vice president of Softbank, Japanese mobile phone company hugs the first customer of iPhone 6 during a ceremony to mark the first day of sales of the new Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus at a store in Tokyo Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
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Firefighters battle a wall of flames from the King fire near Fresh Pond Fresh Pond, Calif., Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. The blaze that started Sunday has consumed more than 18,000 acres and is only 5 percent contained.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
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A couple feed seagulls in a stormy day at Lisbon's Comercio square, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
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In picture taken with a slow shutter speed a model displays a Spring/Summer design by Dolores Cortes during the Madrid's Fashion Week in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 . (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
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Michael Bailey pulls a cart displaying his drawings of Malcolm X, from left, Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela, as he exits a subway station to begin his day sketching on a street corner, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Atlanta. "I just walk around to find a spot to sit down somewhere and sketch in peace," said Bailey. "Sometimes people give donations, some people give me a dollar, sometimes they give me more but I don't keep track of money." (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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Pedestrians and cyclists enjoy the river walk along the Allegheny River in this view of a path in a tunnel under the David Lawrence Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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Artists perform during the opening ceremony for the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea,Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
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A man dives in the background as rescuers use a rubber dinghy to rescue trapped residents after continues heavy monsoon rains spawned by tropical storm Fung-Wong flooded Marikina city, east of Manila, Philippines and most parts of the metropolis Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Heavy rains due to a storm and the seasonal monsoon caused widespread flooding Friday in the Philippine capital and nearby provinces, shutting down schools and government offices. Local authorities reported thousands were evacuated early Friday from severely inundated communities, some under rapid-flowing flood waters more than neck high.(AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
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A Kashmiri woman drains muddy water from her flood damaged house in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Thursday, Sept.18, 2014. The floods engulfed much of Kashmir two weeks ago, leaving hundreds of thousands of people homeless in both the Indian- and Pakistani-administered areas of the disputed territory. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
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A resident balances himself on a makeshift floater as he evacuates to safety after heavy monsoon rains spawned by tropical storm Fung-Wong flooded Marikina city, east of Manila, Philippines and most parts of the metropolis Friday, Sept.19, 2014. Heavy rains due to a storm and the seasonal monsoon caused widespread flooding Friday in the Philippine capital and nearby provinces, shutting down schools and government offices.(AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
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An art installation by Brazilian artist Eduardo Srur made with a life-size mannequin stands over the highly polluted Pinheiros River in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Srur says his work aims to warn people about the pollution in the city's rivers. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
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Dozens of origami cranes adorn a souvenir shop as Los Angeles City Hall is reflected in the window of the shop in the Little Tokyo section of Los Angeles on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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Law enforcement officers gather before a funeral service for Pennsylvania State Trooper Cpl. Bryon Dickson, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Scranton, Pa. Dickson was killed on Friday night in an ambush shooting at the state police barracks in Blooming Grove Township. Authorities are looking for 31-year-old Eric Frein, of Canadensis, who has been charged with killing one trooper and wounding another outside the barracks. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
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Subway doors close on members of an army marching band traveling back to their camp, after an Independence Day parade by Mexico's Armed Forces, in the Zocalo, in central Mexico City, Mexico, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Mexico is marking the 204th anniversary of its independence from Spain. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
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People wait to buy the new Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices, outside an Apple store in Hong Kong Friday morning, Sept. 19, 2014. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were released on Friday in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
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A woman, covered in coloured powder poses, during the Holi Festival of Colors, in Lisbon, Sunday, Sept. 14 2014. The festival is fashioned after the Hindu spring festival Holi, which is mainly celebrated in some regions of India and Nepal. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
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CORRECTS TO KITESURFER. An Israeli kitesurfer enjoys the wind as the sun sets over the Mediterranean sea at the coastal city of Ashkelon, southern Israel, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
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The sky, red from the sunset, casts its reflection in Vardar River in Skopje, Macedonia, after a heavy rain on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. The forecast predicts rainy weather with thunderstorms for the next few days in this Balkan country. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)
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Piglets are carried over floodwaters by a resident as they return to their home after fleeing earlier due to a swollen river in suburban San Mateo, Rizal province, Philippines Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Fast-moving typhoon Kalmaegi blew out of the northern Philippines Monday after causing flash floods and landslides. Three people died when big waves and strong winds sank a stalled ferry over the weekend. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
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An honor guard carries the casket of Pennsylvania State Trooper Cpl. Bryon Dickson from his funeral service, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Scranton, Pa. Dickson was killed on Friday night in an ambush shooting at the state police barracks in Blooming Grove Township. Authorities are looking for 31-year-old Eric Frein, of Canadensis, who has been charged with killing one trooper and wounding another outside the barracks. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
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Wild geese fly over a barge on a canal in Merelbeke, western Belgium, as the morning fog clears, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)
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A model wears a creation for Just Cavalli women's Spring Summer 2015 collection, part of the Milan Fashion Week, unveiled in Milan, Italy, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
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An elderly man is helped by U.S. Embassy staff during the evacuation of tourists from the resort city San Jose de los Cabos, Mexico, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, after Hurricane Odile devastated the resort city. Authorities said they had flown 5,000 tourists out of the region by Wednesday afternoon. Officials estimated 30,000 travelers were stranded by the storm. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)
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Austin High School Ballet Folklorico dancers perform at the Texas state capitol, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in Austin, Texas. The dancer took part in a Diez y Seis de Septiembre celebrations, marking Mexican Independence Day. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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Anglers fish near a fountain in the Vardar River, in downtown Skopje, Macedonia, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. Many people in Skopje prefer urban fishing in the central river during weekends rather than heading for the country. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)
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An Exile Tibetan woman wears a mask during a protest to highlight Chinese control over Tibet, coinciding with the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Xi was traveling Wednesday to India, where he and Prime Minister Narendra Modi are expected to discuss trade, infrastructure and territorial disputes. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
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Residents stand by a bonfire set inside a steel drum as they stand outside guarding their homes as they face a fourth day without power and running water following the blow from Hurricane Odile in Los Cabos, Mexico, late Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Federal police on Thursday vowed to crack down on lawlessness and restore order in the hurricane-stricken resort area of Los Cabos after looting emptied store shelves and unnerved residents who worried their homes could be next. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
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A jet aerial tanker drops its load of fire retardant on a fire near Pollack Pines, Calif., Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. The fire, which started Sunday has consumed more than 3,000 acres and forced the evacuation of dozens of homes. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
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In this Aug. 29, 2014, photo, a man puts a decorative edge on a clay flower pot in Twante township, southwest of Yangon, Myanmar. For generations, the town has been known for its thriving pottery industry. But as Myanmar's economy has grown since opening it's doors to the outside world in 2011, the younger generation has been reluctant to learn the art of pottery. This, and the cost of transporting the bulky and fragile products, have turned it into an unstable, dying industry. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)
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Palestinian farmer Moneer Nearat, 50, harvests sesame in the village of Maythaloun near the West Bank city of Jenin, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. The Palestinian economy is expected to contract for the first time in seven years in 2014, the result of the recent Gaza war, continued Israeli and Egyptian restrictions on Palestinian trade and a drop in foreign aid, the World Bank said Tuesday. The bank issued the report ahead of a meeting next week of donor nations to the Palestinians on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly. (AP Photo/Mohammed Ballas)
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Members of the military gather their belongings from the stairwell of a closed subway entrance, as they leave following an Independence Day parade by Mexico's Armed Forces, in central Mexico City, Mexico, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Mexico is marking the 204th anniversary of its independence from Spain. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
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Models wear creations for Fausto Puglisi women's spring-summer 2015 collection, part of the Milan Fashion Week, unveiled in Milan, Italy, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
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The Christ the Redeemer statue is lit up in green as a symbolic warning of the dangers of climate change, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. This event is in support of the Global Peoples Climate March, scheduled for the next Sunday, which is asking for solutions to combat global climate change, in advance of the United Nations Climate Summit to be held on September 23. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
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In this photo taken with a fisheye lens, beach goers cool off during the Southern California heat wave, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Huntington Beach, Calif. Southern California is roasting in triple-digit temperatures and forecasters say the heat wave will continue at least another day. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
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In this July 26, 2014 photo, Janet Jones, foreground left, leads a Vixen Workout fitness concert at the Highline Ballroom in New York. Jones, a former Miami Heat dancer, created the Vixen Workout two years ago after she lost her job as a financial assistant, and her high-energy routine has caught on in New York and other cities. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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An Israeli wind surfer enjoys the wind as the sun sets over the Mediterranean sea at the coastal city of Ashkelon, southern Israel, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
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A model displays a Autumn/Winter design by Hannibal Laguna during the Madrid's Fashion Week in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 . (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
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A tourist sits on a bench beside the statue of comic strip characeter Mafalda in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Argentine cartoonist Joaquin Salvador Lavado, better known as Quino is the creator of the comic strip Mafalda, that will celebrate 50 years since it first ran in September 1964. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
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Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri, top, crowns Miss New York Kira Kazantsev as Miss America 2015 during the Miss America 2015 pageant, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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A young artist performs during the opening ceremony for the 17th Asian Games at Incheon Asiad Main Stadium in Incheon, South Korea, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)
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Ukrainian protesters burn tires outside the Ukrainian parliament in Kiev, Ukraine Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. The demonstrators rallied in support of a bill that would ban those who cooperated with the old pro-Russian government from running for public office. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov)
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Pearly Kings and Queens plant poppies at the Tower of London in London, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. 'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red' is the evolving art installation at the tower, and 888,246 poppies will be planted in the moat by volunteers with the last poppy being planted on Nov. 11 2014. Each poppy represents a British or Colonial fatality in the First World War. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
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A young woman yells encouragement to her companions during a Charreada in Mexico City, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. Today is the national day of the Charro, which is celebrated a day before Mexico celebrate's the 204th anniversary of its independence. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
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In this Sept. 8, 2014 photo, an orange ribbon outlines skeletal remains in a mass grave, unearthed in the village Paccha of Peru. For three decades, the soil of this unpopulated hamlet on the Andean slopes beside the Apurimac river guarded bodies of villagers slain by security forces who considered them adherents of the Shining Path rebels. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
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A Chinese student looks at a wax figure of President Barack Obama stands in a mock-up of the Oval Office of the White House, during a tour visit to Madame Tussauds Museum in Beijing, China Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
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An empty local market area is seen, as Sierra Leone government enforces a three day lock-down on movement of all people in a attempt to fight the Ebola virus, in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Thousands of health workers began knocking on doors across Sierra Leone on Friday in search of hidden Ebola cases with the entire West African nation locked down in their homes for three days in an unprecedented effort to combat the deadly disease. (AP Photo/ Michael Duff)
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Smoke from a wildfire rises into the sky near Pollack Pines, Calif., Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. The fire, which started Sunday has consumed more than 3,000 acres and forced the evacuation of dozens of homes. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
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A Humboldt penguin swims inside its artificial habitat at the Manila Ocean Park Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 in Manila, Philippines. The oceanarium has currently 9 Humboldt penguins in its attraction which they acquired from Germany in 2011.(AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
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Commuters are ferried on a three-wheeled tricycle locally known as "sidecar" after heavy monsoon rains spawned by tropical storm Fung-Wong flooded Manila and most parts of the metropolis Friday, Sept 19, 2014 in the Philippines. Heavy rains from a storm and the seasonal monsoon caused widespread flooding Friday in the Philippine capital and nearby provinces, shutting down schools and government offices. Local authorities reported thousands were evacuated early Friday from severely inundated communities, some with rapidly flowing waters more than neck high. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
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Protesters demonstrate across the street from the Comcast Center Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Philadelphia. Demonstrators expressed opposition to the proposed merger of communications companies Comcast Corp. and Time Warner Cable Inc., and called for further Federal Communications Commission regulation of Internet traffic to support "net neutrality," advocates who want strong government protections for the open Internet. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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A model displays a Spring/Summer 2015 design by Alvarno, during the Madrid's Fashion Week, in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 . (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
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A caretaker bathes a six-year-old albino python outside the home owned by a popular television host Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 in Manila, Philippines. The caretaker, who bathes the python at least once a week, said the pet is fed with live chickens twice a month. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
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A family from San Jose, California, cover themselves with pillows as they sit on the concrete stairs in the service area of a resort after the designated area for shelter was destroyed by winds in Los Cabos, Mexico, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Hurricane Odile raked the Baja California Peninsula with strong winds and heavy rains early Monday as locals and tourists in the resort area of Los Cabos began to emerge from shelters and assess the damage. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
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A caretaker bathes a six-year-old albino python outside the home owned by a popular television host Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 in Manila, Philippines. The caretaker, who bathes the python at least once a week, said the pet is fed with live chickens twice a month. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
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