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Demonstrators hold open the doors of a subway train as they leave during a protest at the Yuen Long MTR station in Hong Kong. Hong Kong riot police faced off with protesters occupying a suburban train station following a commemoration of a violent attack there by masked assailants on supporters of the anti-government movement.

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Demonstrators spray fire extinguishers during a protest at the Yuen Long MTR station in Hong Kong.

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Demonstrators sit during a protest at the Yuen Long MTR station, where demonstrators and others were violently attacked by men in white T-shirts following an earlier protest in July, in Hong Kong. Japan's top diplomat told his Chinese counterpart that Japan is "deeply concerned" about the continuing protests in Hong Kong.

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An exile Tibetan holds two paper cups with the message 'Free Hong Kong' as he participates in a candle-lit vigil in solidarity with Hong Kong protestors in Dharmsala, India

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Protesters make space for an ambulance to travel during a rally in Hong Kong.

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Pro-democracy protesters gather for a march in Hong Kong.

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Protesters gather on Victoria Park in Hong Kong.

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Demonstrators carry umbrellas as they march along a street in Hong Kong.

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Protesters gather on Victoria Park in Hong Kong. Thousands of people streamed into the park for what organizers hope will be a peaceful demonstration for democracy in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.

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A pro-democracy protester with his eye covered in red-eyepatch, symbolizing a women who lost her eyesight during a previous demonstration due to clashes with police, participates in a march organized by teachers in Hong Kong.

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Pro-democracy protesters tie white-ribbons, symbolizing the pure intentions of young protesters during a march organized by teacher in Hong Kong.

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Pro-democracy protesters march organized by teachers in Hong Kong.

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Pro-democracy protesters walk during a march organized by teachers in Hong Kong. Members of China's paramilitary People's Armed Police marched and practiced crowd control tactics at a sports complex in Shenzhen across from Hong Kong in what some interpreted as a threat against pro-democracy protesters in the semi-autonomous territory.

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Armored vehicles and troop trucks are parked in a lot by Shenzhen Bay Stadium in Shenzhen, China.

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Armored vehicles and troop trucks are parked in a lot by Shenzhen Bay Stadium in Shenzhen, China.

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Armored vehicles and troop trucks are parked in a lot by Shenzhen Bay Stadium in Shenzhen, China. Armored vehicles belonging to China's paramilitary People's Armed Police were parked in the sports complex across the border in Hong Kong, in what some have interpreted as a threat against pro-democracy protesters.

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In this image made from video, armed police vehicles are parked outside Shenzhen Bay Stadium in Shenzhen, near Hong Kong. Satellite photos show what appear to be armored personnel carriers and other vehicles belonging to the China's paramilitary People's Armed Police parked in a sports complex in the city of Shenzhen, in what some have interpreted as a threat from Beijing to use increased force against pro-democracy protesters across the border in Hong Kong.

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Policemen with batons and shields shout at protesters during a demonstration at the Airport in Hong Kong. Riot police clashed with pro-democracy protesters at Hong Kong's airport late Tuesday night, a chaotic end to a second day of demonstrations that caused mass flight cancellations at the Chinese city's busy transport hub.

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Protesters restrain a man on a luggage trolley, who protesters claimed was a Chinese undercover agent during a demonstration at the Airport in Hong Kong.

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Travellers check in on their flights at the airport in Hong Kong. Flight operations resumed at the airport morning after two days of disruptions marked by outbursts of violence highlighting the hardening positions of pro-democracy protesters and the authorities in the Chinese city that's a major international travel hub.

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Protesters continue their sit-in rally at the airport in Hong Kong.

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Travellers look at placards and posters placed by protesters at the airport in Hong Kong.

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Protesters run as policemen move in during a demonstration at the Airport in Hong Kong. Chaos has broken out at Hong Kong's airport as riot police moved into the terminal to confront protesters who shut down operations at the busy transport hub for two straight days.

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A traveller pushes his luggage past closed check-in counters at the airport in Hong Kong. Flight operations resumed at the airport morning after two days of disruptions marked by outbursts of violence highlighting the hardening positions of pro-democracy protesters and the authorities in the Chinese city that's a major international travel hub.

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Riot police use pepper spray against protesters during the anti-extradition bill protest in Hong Kong.

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Protesters use steels barricades to form a defensive line inside the Quarry bay MTR station as they face with riot police in Hong Kong. Police fired tear gas Sunday inside a train station and in several other Hong Kong neighborhoods where protesters occupied roads in another weekend of anti-government demonstrations.

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A woman holds a flower and posters showing people injured by police as protesters stage a sit-in rally at he Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong.

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Travelers walk past as protesters hold a sit-in rally near the departure gate of the Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong.

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Travelers wait at the departure hall of the Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong. Protesters severely crippled operations at Hong Kong's international airport for a second day Tuesday, forcing authorities to cancel all remaining flights out of the city after demonstrators took over the terminals as part of their push for democratic reforms.

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Protesters stage a sit-in rally at the arrival hall of the Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong.

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Protesters stage a sit-in rally at the arrival hall of the Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong. Protesters clogged the departure area at Hong Kong's reopened airport a day after they forced one of the world's busiest transport hubs to shut down entirely amid their calls for an independent inquiry into alleged police abuse.

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Stranded travelers sleep at the check-in counters at the Hong Kong International Airport.

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Stranded travelers sit in the check-in counters at the Hong Kong International Airport. One of the world's busiest airports canceled all flights after thousands of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters crowded into the main terminal.

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Travelers crowd at the departure hall of the Hong Kong International Airport. One of the world's busiest airports canceled all flights after thousands of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters crowded into the main terminal.

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Members from The Federation of Fujian Associations pose for photos during a pro-China rally in Hong Kong. Hong Kong is in its ninth week of demonstrations that began in response to a proposed extradition law but have expanded to include other grievances and demands for more democratic freedoms.

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Protesters throw back tear gas canisters in Hong Kong.

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A protester throws back a tear gas canister in Hong Kong.

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A protester runs with a United States flag as tear gas are released on protesters in Hong Kong.

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A protester uses a digger machine to block a road in Hong Kong. Droves of protesters filled public parks and squares in several Hong Kong districts in a general strike staged on a weekday to draw more attention to their demands that the semi-autonomous Chinese city's leader resign.

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Protesters with makeshift shields pass through a subway station on their way to a police station in Hong Kong. Demonstrators in Hong Kong moved en masse to a luxury shopping district after riot police used tear gas to clear out an area they were previously occupying, as the 2-month-old protest movement showed no signs of easing.

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Protesters react from tear gas fired by riot policemen during the anti-extradition bill protest at Causeway Bay in Hong Kong. The first of two planned protests in Hong Kong on Sunday has kicked off from a public park just hours after police said they arrested more than 20 people for unlawful assembly and other offences during the previous night's demonstrations.

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Protesters brace themselves against the strong wind and heavy rain as they gather outside the Eastern Court in Hong Kong.

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Protesters gather outside the Eastern Court in Hong Kong. Supporters rallied outside a court in Hong Kong ahead of a court appearance by more than 40 fellow protesters who have been charged with rioting.

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A protester shouts as hundreds of protesters gather outside Kwai Chung police station in Hong Kong. Protesters clashed with police again in Hong Kong after reports that some of their detained colleagues would be charged with the relatively serious charge of rioting.

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Passengers queue up at a subway platform in Hong Kong. Protesters in Hong Kong have disrupted subway service during the morning commute by blocking the doors on trains, preventing them from leaving the stations.

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Passengers argue with protesters who disrupted a subway line in Hong Kong. Protesters in Hong Kong have disrupted subway service during the morning commute by blocking the doors on trains, preventing them from leaving the stations.

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Hong Kong police officers detain a protester on the streets of Hong Kong.

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Policemen use batons charge on protesters during a protest in Hong Kong. Police fired tear gas at protesters in Hong Kong for the second night in a row in another escalation of weeks-long pro-democracy protests in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.

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Protesters carry U.S. flags and placards during a protest march in Hong Kong.

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Protesters use umbrellas and barricades as they prepare to face with policemen on a street in Hong Kong. A sea of black-shirted protesters, some with bright yellow helmets and masks but many with just backpacks, marched down a major street in central Hong Kong in the latest rally in what has become a summer of protest.

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In this photo, men in white shirts armed with metal rods and wooden poles attack commuters at a subway station in New Territory in Hong Kong. Hong Kong is reeling after a large gang of men in white shirts brutally beat dozens of people inside a train station in a shocking new twist to the city's summer of protest.

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Protesters are engulfed by teargas during a confrontation with riot police in Hong Kong. Hong Kong police launched tear gas at protesters after a massive pro-democracy march continued late into the evening.

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Protesters react to teargas as they confront riot police officers in Hong Kong. Protesters in Hong Kong pressed on Sunday past the designated end point for a march in which tens of thousands repeated demands for direct elections in the Chinese territory and an independent investigation into police tactics used in previous demonstrations.

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Protesters join a candle light vigil for the fourth apparent suicide related to the protests against an extradition law to China in Hong Kong. It's still the world's "freest" economy, one of the biggest global financial centers and a scenic haven for tycoons and tourists, but the waves of protests rocking Hong Kong are exposing strains unlikely to dissipate as communist-ruled Beijing's influence grows.

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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam pauses during a press conference in Hong Kong. Lam said the effort to amend an extradition bill was dead, but it wasn't clear if the legislation was being withdrawn as protesters have demanded.

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A protester holds a placard depicting death and the words "Withdraw the evil extradition to China law" in Hong Kong. Thousands of people, many wearing black shirts and some carrying British flags, were marching in Hong Kong on Sunday, targeting a mainland Chinese audience as a month-old protest movement showed no signs of abating.

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Protesters march with a Hong Kong colonial flag in Hong Kong. Protesters in Hong Kong are taking their message to visitors from mainland China on Sunday in a march to a high-speed rail station that connects to Guangdong city and other mainland destinations.

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Attendees attend a rally by mothers in Hong Kong. Hong Kong's societal divide showed no sign of closing as students rebuffed an offer from city leader Carrie Lam to meet and a few thousand mothers rallied in support of young protesters who left a trail of destruction in the legislature's building at the start of the week.

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A protester reacts inside the meeting hall of the Legislative Council in Hong Kong.

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Police try to clear protesters with tear gas outside the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, during the early hours. Hundreds of protesters in Hong Kong swarmed into the legislature's main building Monday night, tearing down portraits of legislative leaders and spray-painting pro-democracy slogans on the walls of the main chamber as frustration over a lack of response from the administration to opposition demands boiled over.

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Protesters gather inside the meeting hall of the Legislative Council in Hong Kong. Protesters in Hong Kong took over the legislature's main building Monday night, tearing down portraits of legislative leaders and spray painting pro-democracy slogans on the walls of the main chamber.

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Protesters holding umbrellas face off police officers in anti-riot gear in Hong Kong.

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Protesters react to police warning as they attempt to block a ceremony in Hong Kong. Protesters in Hong Kong pushed barriers and dumpsters into the streets in an apparent bid to block access to a symbolically important ceremony marking the anniversary of the return of the former British colony to China.

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Riot police clear barricades blocked by protesters outside the police headquarters as thousands gathered to demand for an independent inquiry into a heavy-handed police crackdown at a protest earlier this month, in Hong Kong. Thousands of people joined Hong Kong's latest protest rally Wednesday night against legislation they fear would erode the city's freedoms, capping a daylong appeal to world leaders ahead of a G-20 summit this week that brings together the heads of China, the United States and other major nations.

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Protesters gather outside the U.S. Consulate as they stage a protest in Hong Kong. Hong Kong activists opposed to contentious extradition legislation on Wednesday called on leaders of the U.S., the European Union and others to raise the issue with Chinese President Xi Jinping at this week's G-20 summit in Japan.

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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam reacts during a press conference at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong. Hong Kong leader apologizes for her handling of unpopular extradition bill, says the city needs hope.

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A downtown main road open as protesters leave the area near the Legislative Council following a massive protest against an extradition bill in Hong Kong. Protesters in Hong Kong have begun leaving the streets and gathering near the city's government headquarters.

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A woman arranges the notes written by protesters placed next to the flowers on a pavement after tens of thousands of protesters continue staged a massive protest against the unpopular extradition bill in Hong Kong. Protesters in Hong Kong left the streets, averting possible clashes Monday after haggling for hours with police by moving to areas near the city's government headquarters.

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Tens of thousands of protesters march through the streets as they continue to protest an extradition bill in Hong Kong.

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Protesters who camped out overnight take a rest along a main road near the Legislative Council after continuing protest against the unpopular extradition bill in Hong Kong.

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Firefighters remove a yellow banner with the words "Fight for Hong Kong" in Chinese and English which is hung on the Lion Rock mountain by pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. Hong Kong was bracing Sunday for another massive protest over an unpopular extradition bill that has highlighted the territory's apprehension about relations with mainland China, a week after the crisis brought as many as 1 million into the streets.

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Hundreds of mothers holding placards, some of which read "If we lose the young generation, what's left of Hong Kong", and lit smartphones protest against the amendments to the extradition law in Hong Kong. Calm appeared to have returned to Hong Kong after days of protests by students and human rights activists opposed to a bill that would allow suspects to be tried in mainland Chinese courts.

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Press photographers wearing helmets for protection in the clashes seen in recent protests, photograph a press conference by Commissioner of Police Stephen Lo in Hong Kong.

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Riot police fire tear gas to protesters outside the Legislative Council in Hong Kong. Hong Kong police have used tear gas and high-pressure hoses against thousands of protesters opposing a highly controversial extradition bill outside government headquarters.

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A man waves a British flag as policemen in anti-riot gear stand guard against the protesters on a closed-off road near the Legislative Council in Hong Kong. Hundreds of protesters surrounded government headquarters in Hong Kong as the administration prepared to open debate on a highly controversial extradition law that would allow accused people to be sent to China for trial.

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Protestors gather near the Legislative Council in Hong Kong. Hundreds of protesters surrounded government headquarters in Hong Kong as the administration prepared to open debate on a highly controversial extradition law that would allow accused people to be sent to China for trial.

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Protesters rallying against the proposed amendments to extradition law clash with police officers at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong.

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Protesters march along a downtown street against the proposed amendments to an extradition law in Hong Kong. A sea of protesters is marching through central Hong Kong in a major demonstration against government-sponsored legislation that would allow people to be extradited to mainland China to face charges.

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Participants splash water from their dragon boat as part of celebrations marking the Chinese Dragon Boat Festival, held throughout Hong Kong.

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Participants compete in a dragon boat race as part of celebrations marking the Chinese Dragon Boat Festival, held throughout Hong Kong. Dragon boat races are in remembrance of Chu Yuan, an ancient Chinese scholar-statesman, who drowned in 277 B.C. while denouncing government corruption.

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Thousands of people attend a candlelight vigil for victims of the Chinese government's brutal military crackdown three decades ago on protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen Square at Victoria Park in Hong Kong. Hong Kong is the only region under Beijing's jurisdiction that holds significant public commemorations of the 1989 crackdown and memorials for its victims. Hong Kong has a degree of freedom not seen on the mainland as a legacy of British rule that ended in 1997.

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University students clean the "Pillar of Shame" statue, a memorial for those killed in the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown, at the University of Hong Kong.

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University students clean the "Pillar of Shame" statue, a memorial for those killed in the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown, at the University of Hong Kong. Thousands are expected to turn out for a candlelight vigil in Hong Kong. The territory has relatively greater freedoms than the mainland does under an agreement reached before the former British colony was returned to China in 1997, though activists are concerned about the erosion of those freedoms in recent years.

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Dead pigs are wrapped in plastic bags and sent to a landfill after being culled by government in Hong Kong. A case of African swine fever has been detected in a Hong Kong slaughterhouse, prompting the culling of all 6,000 pigs at the facility. Secretary for Food and Health Sophia Chan said in a statement last Friday that the incurable virus was found in a single pig imported from a farm in Guangdong province in mainland China, where the monthslong outbreak has devastated herds.

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A child dressed in a traditional Chinese costume floats in the air, supported by a rig of hidden metal rods, during a parade on the outlying Cheung Chau island in Hong Kong to celebrate the Bun Festival.

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Local residents perform a elephant dance during a parade on the outlying Cheung Chau island in Hong Kong to celebrate the Bun Festival. Thousands of local residents and tourists flocked to an outlying island in Hong Kong to celebrate a local bun festival. The festival features a parade with children dressed as deities floated on poles.

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Pro-democracy lawmaker Gary Fan displays a placard reads "Withdraw bad law" to protest the extradition law during a question and answer session by Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam at the Legislative Council Hong Kong. First and second readings of the proposed changes to Hong Kong's extradition law take place at the Legislative Council of Hong Kong. Business and human rights groups are expressing concern over the proposed changes that would regularise the extradition of suspects to mainland China where they say they could be subject to torture and unfair prosecution.

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A security guard looks at an artwork "Flea Market Lady" created by American artist Duane Hanson at Art Basel in Hong Kong.

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A visitor looks at an artwork "Remix" created by artist Paola Pivi of Italy at Art Basel in Hong Kong.

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The artwork created by Chinese artist Lu Yang is displayed at Art Basel in Hong Kong.

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People walks past an artwork created by American artist Peter Halley at Art Basel in Hong Kong.

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People stand around an artwork created by South Korean artist Lee Bul at Art Basel in Hong Kong.

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A visitor takes a photo of an artwork created by Barbados-born American artist Ashley Bickteron at Art Basel in Hong Kong.

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A woman looks at an artwork created by Japanese artist Aiko Miyanaga at Art Basel in Hong Kong.

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Staff members show the artworks created by Japanese artist Mika Tajima to the potential buyers at Art Basel in Hong Kong.

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An artwork "La depossession" created by Moroccan-French artist Latifa Echakhch is displayed at Art Basel in Hong Kong.

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An artwork "White Riot" created by Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara is displayed at Art Basel in Hong Kong.

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A visitor looks at an artwork "Untitled" created by American artist Richard Prince at Art Basel in Hong Kong.

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An artwork "Blue red yellow mountain" created by Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone is displayed at Art Basel in Hong Kong.

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A visitor walks past an artwork "Human Trap" created by Indonesian artist Agus Suwage at Art Basel in Hong Kong.

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