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A lone USA supporter dressed as ‘Captain America’ sits in the stands after Belgium defeated the USA 2-1 in extra time to advance to the quarterfinals during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Belgium and the USA at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
An Indian farmer pushes his bicycle past a parched paddy field in Ranbir Singh Pura, about 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Jammu, India, Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Delayed monsoon rains have raised fears of possible drought in some regions with the meteorological department reporting an acute deficit in rainfall in many areas, according to news reports. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
Indian Muslims offer prayers during Eid al-Adha at the Vasi Ullah mosque in Allahabad, India, Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. Eid al-Adha is a religious festival celebrated by Muslims worldwide to commemorate the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
Panda cub Bao Bao hangs from a tree in her habitat at the National Zoo in Washington on her first birthday, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. The National Zoo is celebrating with a traditional ‘Zhuazhou’ ceremony, a Chinese birthday tradition symbolizing long life. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Camels are seen from a hot air balloon flying over the Margham desert about 60 km (37 miles) southeast of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
Tourists take a ‘selfie’ picture as demonstrators burn a trash container during a May Day rally in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, May 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
A Bengal tiger named “Pnoy” licks the glass cage as it takes a bath at Malabon Zoo Friday, July 11, 2014 at Malabon city, north of Manila, Philippines. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Spectators watch as diver Sali Riza Grancina, winner of the competition, performs the winning jump from the Ura e Shenjte bridge during the traditional annual high diving competition, near the town of Gjakova, 100 kms south of Kosovo capital Pristina on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. Total of 27 divers from Kosovo competed diving 22 meters high bridge into the Drini i Bardhe river. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
An Afghan refugee child chases bubbles released by other children, while playing on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. For more than three decades, Pakistan has been home to one of the world’s largest refugee communities: hundreds of thousands of Afghans who have fled the repeated wars and fighting in their country. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
A Chinese People’s Liberation Army soldier adjusts a hat of a member of a guard of honor as they prepare for a welcome ceremony for visiting Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi held outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China Wednesday, June 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
The New Zealand rugby team dance after winning the Hong Kong Sevens rugby tournament against England in Hong Kong, Sunday, March 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
In this Aug. 30, 2014 photo, a man stops to pose for a portrait on his motorcycle, carrying his pet owl and dog, as he arrives to the area where Brazilian Socialist Party presidential candidate, Marina Silva, will campaign in the Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro Brazil. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
An Indian Muslim father holds the hands of his daughter in his palms and prays before breaking fast on the first day of holy month Ramadan at the Jama Mosque in New Delhi, India, Monday, June 30, 2014. During this month the world’s estimated 1.6 billion Muslims will abstain from food, drink and other pleasures from sunrise to sunset. (AP Photo /Manish Swarup)
The sky turns pink as a rainbow appears at dusk after a thunderstorm, Thursday, June 5, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
A sloth peeks out from behind a door on a floating house in the ‘Lago do Janauari’ near Manaus, Brazil, Tuesday, May 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
Air Force Academy graduates throw their caps into the air as F-16 jets from the Thunderbirds make a flyover, at the completion of the graduation ceremony for the class of 2014, at the U.S. Air Force Academy, in Colorado, Wednesday, May 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
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