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Riot police cover themselves with shields as hundreds of protesters march along a downtown street during a pro-democracy protest against Beijing's national security legislation in Hong Kong. Hong Kong's pro-democracy camp has sharply criticised China's move to enact national security legislation in the semi-autonomous territory. They say it goes against the "one country, two systems" framework that promises the city freedoms not found on the mainland.

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Pro-Beijing politician, Lam Cheuk-ting, center, and Chan Chi-chueng, right, are taken away by security guards after Lam throws papers to Pro-Beijing politician, Chan Kin-por as they attend a Legislative Council's House Committee meeting in Hong Kong. Scuffles broke out in Hong Kong's legislature for a second time this month, with security guards ejecting several pro-democracy lawmakers as the city's pro-democracy and pro-Beijing camps continue to wrestle for control over a key committee that scrutinizes bills.

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A man wearing face mask walks past a bank electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Shares have skidded in Asia as tensions between the Trump administration and China over the origins and handling of the coronavirus pandemic rattle investors.

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Riot police stand guard as pro-democracy activists gather outside a shopping mall during the Labor Day in Hong Kong amid an outbreak of the new coronavirus. May Day usually brings rallies and celebrations rallies marking international Labor Day. This year it's a bitter reminder of how much has been lost for the millions left idle or thrown out of work thanks to the coronavirus pandemic.

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A protestor wearing a face mask raises a placard condemning a judge who likened protesters to terrorists and has since been barred from handling cases related to the demonstrations during a protest at a shopping mall Hong Kong. Demonstrators gathered in a luxury mall chanting pro-democracy slogans, the latest in a string of protests over the past week.

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People wearing face masks to protect themselves from preventing the spread of the coronavirus, pose for photographs with a bun tower on the outlying Cheung Chau island in Hong Kong to celebrate the Bun Festival. Due to the current health precautions of coronavirus, the festival's parade main procession and the bun scrambling contest had been cancelled. Bun Festival, the Taoist God of the Sea, is worshiped and evil spirits are scared away by loud gongs and drums during the procession.

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From right, Secretary for Home Affairs Caspar Tsui Ying-wai, Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Erick Tsang Kwok-wai, Chief Executive Carrie Lam, Secretary for civil service Patrick Nip Tak-kuen, Secretary for Innovation and Technology Alfred Sit Wing-hang and Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury Christopher Hui Ching-yu line up during a news conference in Hong Kong to announce the new appointed principal officials. Hong Kong reshuffles cabinet, with five new minister appointments. Hong Kong on Wednesday appointed five new principal officials in a cabinet reshuffle, with new appointments for the ministers overseeing mainland affairs, civil service, financial services, home affairs as well as innovation and technology.

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A man wearing face mask walks past a bank electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Shares were mixed in Asia on Monday, while oil prices have fallen back.

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Former pro-democracy lawmaker Martin Lee, 81-year-old, third right, leaves a police station in Hong Kong. Hong Kong police arrested at least 14 pro-democracy lawmakers and activists on charges of joining unlawful protests last year calling for reforms.

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Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai, center, who founded local newspaper Apple Daily, is arrested by police officers at his home in Hong Kong. Hong Kong police arrested at least 14 pro-democracy lawmakers and activists on Saturday on charges of joining unlawful protests last year calling for reforms.

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A masked man walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong. Asian stocks edged lower Wednesday after the International Monetary Fund said the global economy will suffer its worst year since the Great Depression of the 1930s due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Barbecue pits are closed at a beach as a social gathering deterrent to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, in Hong Kong.

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People wearing face masks walk past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong. Asian shares are rising, echoing the rally on Wall Street fueled by signs of hope that the coronavirus pandemic could be slowing.

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Tables and chairs are taped for the social distancing law enforcement to help curb the spread of the coronavirus at a Starbucks coffee shop in Hong Kong.

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Crosses made with red tape for practicing social distancing to help curb the spread of the coronavirus line the tabletops at a Jollibee restaurant in Hong Kong. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.

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People wearing face masks walk at a street in Hong Kong. For most, the coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. But for a few, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illnesses, including pneumonia.

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People walk past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong. Asian stock markets have plunged after global oil prices nosedived on fears the global economy weakened by a virus outbreak might be awash in too much crude.

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Cathay Pacific aircrafts line up on the tarmac at the Hong Kong International Airport. The global airline's flying schedules have declined since the outbreak of new coronavirus COVID-19.

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A woman wearing a face mask as a precaution against the COVID-19 while using smartphone in a subway train in Hong Kong.

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People wearing masks, walk in Central, a business district in Hong Kong. Russia says it will temporarily ban Chinese nationals from entering the country amid the outbreak of the new virus centered in China that has infected more than 73,000 people.

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People wearing masks, walk on street in Central, a business district in Hong Kong. Russia says it will temporarily ban Chinese nationals from entering the country amid the outbreak of the new virus centered in China that has infected more than 73,000 people.

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People wear face masks at a subway train in Hong Kong. COVID-19 viral illness has sickened tens of thousands of people in China since December.

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People wearing face mask walk at a downtown street in Hong Kong. COVID-19 viral illness has sickened tens of thousands of people in China since December.

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People wearing protective suits stand near the Cheung Hong Estate, a public housing estate, during evacuation of residents in Hong Kong.

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Personnels wearing protective suits wait near an entrance at the Cheung Hong Estate, a public housing estate during evacuation of residents in Hong Kong. The Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health evacuated some residents from the public housing estate after two cases of novel coronavirus infection to stop the potential risk of further spread of the virus.

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Tourists wear masks at the Peak, a popular tourist spot in Hong Kong. Health authorities are scrambling to halt the spread of a new virus that has killed hundreds in China, restricting visitors from the country and confining thousands on cruise ships for extensive screening after passengers have tested positive.

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A passenger shows a note from the World Dream cruise ship docked at Kai Tak cruise terminal in Hong Kong. A Hong Kong official says more than 3,600 people on board the cruise ship that was turned away from a Taiwanese port will be quarantined until they are checked for a new virus.

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Citizens line up to buy face masks in Hong Kong. In Hong Kong, hospitals workers are striking to demand the border with mainland China be shut completely to ward off the virus, but four new cases without known travel to the mainland indicate the illness is spreading locally in the territory.

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Medical staff strike over coronavirus concerns outside government headquarters in Hong Kong. In Hong Kong, hospitals workers are striking to demand the border with mainland China be shut completely to ward off the virus, but four new cases without known travel to the mainland indicate the illness is spreading locally in the territory.

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People wear masks on a downtown street corner in Hong Kong. Hong Kong reported its first death from a new virus, a man who had traveled from the mainland city of Wuhan that has been the epicenter of the outbreak.

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People wearing masks at a market in Hong Kong. China's death toll from a new virus has risen hundreds and a World Health Organization official says other governments need to prepare for"domestic outbreak control" if the disease spreads.

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Indonesian migrant workers gather at Victoria Park in Hong Kong. Indonesia flew back more than 200 nationals from Wuhan on Sunday and quarantined them on remote Natuna Islands for two weeks.

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A girl wears a protective face mask as she does homework at a subway train in Hong Kong. The World Health Organization declared the outbreak sparked by a new virus in China that has spread to more than a dozen countries a global emergency after the number of cases spiked more than tenfold in a week, including the highest death toll in a 24-hour period reported Friday.

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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, front, and other government officials wear protective face masks before a press conference in Hong Kong. China has moved to lock down at least three big cities in an unprecedented effort to contain the deadly new virus that has sickened hundreds of people and spread to other parts of the world.

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People queue up to buy face masks at a cosmetics shop in Hong Kong. Hong Kong cut off rail service to mainland China at midnight on Wednesday to Thursday to try to stop the spread of a new virus to the city.

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Passengers wear protective face masks arrive at the high speed train station in Hong Kong. Hong Kong's leader has announced that all rail links to mainland China will be cut starting Friday as fears grow about the spread of a new virus.

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Passengers wear protective face masks arrive at the high speed train station in Hong Kong. Hong Kong's leader has announced that all rail links to mainland China will be cut starting Friday as fears grow about the spread of a new virus.

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People queue for free face masks outside a cosmetics shop at Tsuen Wan in Hong Kong. China has confirmed more than 4,500 cases of a new virus. Most have been in the central city of Wuhan where the outbreak began in December. More than 45 cases have been confirmed in other places with nearly all of them involving Chinese tourists or people who visited Wuhan recently.

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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam adjusts protective face mask during a press conference held in Hong Kong. Lam has announced that all rail links to mainland China will be cut starting Friday as fears grow about the spread of a new virus.

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People queue up to purchase face masks outside a shop in Hong Kong. Hong Kong announced it would bar entry to visitors from the mainland province at the center of the outbreak of a viral disease. Travel agencies were ordered to cancel group tours nationwide following a warning the virus's ability to spread was increasing.

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Riot police stand guard during a protest in Mong Kok, Hong Kong. Protesters gathered in Mong Kok, Kowloon district of Hong Kong, marking four years since authorities faced furious crowds over a dispute about pop-up snack stands.

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A girl wears a mask inside a bus in Hong Kong. China's most festive holiday began in the shadow of a worrying new virus Saturday as the death toll surpassed 40, an unprecedented lockdown kept 36 million people from traveling and authorities canceled a host of Lunar New Year events.

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Passengers wearing protective face masks enter the departure hall of a high speed train station in Hong Kong. China expanded its lockdown against the deadly new virus to an unprecedented 36 million people and rushed to build a prefabricated, 1,000-bed hospital for victims Friday as the outbreak cast a pall over Lunar New Year, the country's biggest, most festive holiday.

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People wear masks on a street in Hong Kong to celebrate the Lunar New Year which marks the Year of the Rat in the Chinese zodiac. Cutting off access to entire cities with millions of residents to stop a new virus outbreak is a step few countries other than China would consider, but it is made possible by the ruling Communist Party's extensive social controls and experience fighting the 2002-03 outbreak of SARS.

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Passengers wear protective face masks at the departure hall of the high speed train station in Hong Kong.

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A women wearing a protective face mask delivers a leaflet on coronavirus in Wuhan, in Hong Kong.

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Passengers wearing protective face masks enter the departure hall of a high speed train station in Hong Kong. China closed off a city of more than 11 million people halting transportation and warning against public gatherings, to try to stop the spread of a deadly new virus that has sickened hundreds and spread to other cities and countries in the Lunar New Year travel rush.

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Passengers wear masks at the high speed train station, in Hong Kong. Hong Kong's Department of Health confirmed its first case of the new strain of coronavirus, which has been spreading in China.

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Passengers wear masks to prevent an outbreak of a new coronavirus in a subway station, in Hong Kong. The first case of coronavirus in Macao was confirmed according to state broadcaster CCTV. The infected person, a 52-year-old woman, was a traveller from Wuhan.

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People wear face masks as they ride an escalator at the Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong. Face masks sold out and temperature checks at airports and train stations became the new norm as China strove Tuesday to control the outbreak of a new coronavirus that has reached four other countries and territories and threatens to spread further during the Lunar New Year travel rush.

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Travelers wearing face masks gather at Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong. Face masks sold out and temperature checks at airports and train stations became the new norm as China strove to control the outbreak of a new coronavirus that has reached four other countries and territories and threatens to spread further during the Lunar New Year travel rush.

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Swat police corner protesters calling for electoral reforms and a boycott of the Chinese Communist Party in Hong Kong. Hong Kong has been wracked by often violent anti-government protests since June, although they have diminished considerably in scale following a landslide win by opposition candidates in races for district councilors late last year.

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Riot police surround a detained protester during a demonstration against "parallel traders" who buy goods in Hong Kong to resell in mainland China in Sheung Shui near the Chinese border in Hong Kong.

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Riot police escort detained protesters during a demonstration against "parallel traders" who buy goods in Hong Kong to resell in mainland China in Sheung Shui near the Chinese border in Hong Kong. Protesters in Hong Kong marched through the border town to oppose traders from mainland China.

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Riot police stand near detained protesters during a demonstration against "parallel traders" who buy goods in Hong Kong to resell in mainland China in Sheung Shui near the Chinese border in Hong Kong. Protesters in Hong Kong marched through a border town to oppose traders from mainland China.

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Riot police watch as protesters march during a demonstration against "parallel traders" who buy goods in Hong Kong to resell in mainland China in Sheung Shui, near the Chinese border in Hong Kong. Protesters in Hong Kong marched through the border town to oppose traders from mainland China.

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Protesters hold up their smartphone lights during a rally by education workers in Hong Kong. The monthslong pro-democracy movement has extended into 2020 with further mass demonstrations.

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Students walks next to the iconic lion statue in front of the international HSBC Bank branch that was painted with red paint in Hong Kong.

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Protestors raise their hands to symbolize the five demands of the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong. Chinese President Xi Jinping in a New Year's address Tuesday has called for Hong Kong to return to stability following months of pro-democracy protests. Protests that began in June over a proposed extradition law have spread to include demands for more democracy and other grievances.

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Protestors march with British flags on New Year's day in Hong Kong. Chinese President Xi Jinping in a New Year's address Tuesday has called for Hong Kong to return to stability following months of pro-democracy protests. Protests that began in June over a proposed extradition law have spread to include demands for more democracy and other grievances.

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Protesters react as police fire tear gas during a demonstration in Hong Kong. Chinese President Xi Jinping in a New Year's address Tuesday has called for Hong Kong to return to stability following months of pro-democracy protests that began in June over a proposed extradition law, and have spread to include other grievances and demands for more democracy.

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Protesters celebrate the New Year during a demonstration in Hong Kong. Chinese President Xi Jinping in a New Year's address Tuesday has called for Hong Kong to return to stability following months of pro-democracy protests that began in June over a proposed extradition law, and have spread to include other grievances and demands for more democracy.

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People hold up their smartphones as a "2020" sign lights up a building on the waterfront during New Year's celebrations in Hong Kong

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Protesters write on a timeline of the protests in Hong Kong

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Protesters march in the rain in Hong Kong. Protests that began in June over a proposed extradition law have spread to include demands for more democracy and other grievances.

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Protesters carry a flag reading "Liberate Hong Kong, the Revolution of Our Times" as they march through a shopping mall in Causeway Bay in Hong Kong.

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The longest, most high-profile protests of the year were carried out by the students and youth of Hong Kong against the might of mainland China. What started as the ‘anti-extradition law amendment bill movement’ has widened into a call for democracy. Riot police—and pro-China thugs—have clashed with students on the streets and in malls, while campuses have been under siege. Here, at the Polytechnic University—a fulcrum of defiance—a policeman steps on the head of a supine agitator. Six months on, he hasn’t been able to crush it.

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A dog wearing sunglasses and an antler hat stands near protesters during a demonstration in Hong Kong.

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Riot police detain a protester during a demonstration in Hong Kong. Clashes resumed in Hong Kong between police and anti-government protesters, some of them donned in Santa Claus hats, as the more than 6-month-long demonstrations look set to move into the new year.

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Police guide tourists across the road as they prepare for action against protesters during a rally on Christmas Eve in Hong Kong.

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Debris burns on a street during a rally in Hong Kong. More than six months of protests have beset the city with frequent confrontations between protesters and police.

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A man carries a child wearing a Christmas outfit past riot police during a demonstration in Hong Kong. Clashes resumed in Hong Kong between police and anti-government protesters, some of them donned in Santa Claus hats, as the more than 6-month-long demonstrations look set to move into the new year.

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Residents dressed for Christmas festivities react to tear gas as police confront protesters on Christmas Eve in Hong Kong.

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Residents react to tear gas as police and protesters confront each other on Christmas Eve in Hong Kong. More than six months of protests have beset the city with frequent confrontations between protesters and police.

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Protesters hold up their smartphone lights during a rally in Hong Kong.

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A man holds a sign reading "Hong Kong Independence" during a rally in Hong Kong.

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Protesters hold up their smartphone lights and their hands to symbolize the five demands of the pro-democracy movement during a rally in Hong Kong. Protesters attended at a rally to protest against Hong Kong Police's latest action to freeze money raised by a fundraising platform which was used to support the city's anti-government protests.

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People take photos a sign "Free HK" during a rally in Hong Kong. Protesters attended at a rally to protest against Hong Kong Police's latest action to freeze money raised by a fundraising platform which was used to support the city's anti-government protests.

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Riot policemen arrest protesters during a rally to show support for Uighurs and their fight for human rights in Hong Kong. Thousands of demonstrators attended a rally to protest against China's policy about Uighur minority.

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People wearing masks stand during a rally to show support for Uighurs and their fight for human rights in Hong Kong.

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A man waves a flag as people gather during a rally to show support for Uighurs and their fight for human rights in Hong Kong. The letters read "Liberates Hong Kong, Revolution of our times."

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Pro-democracy slogans are displayed on the head of pints of beer at a bar in Hong Kong. Stores that have come out in open support of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protest movement, nicknamed "yellow shops," make their politics plain and are winning customers in protest-hit Hong Kong because it.

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Attendees line up with flowers at a six months anniversary memorial for a man who fell to his death while hanging a protest banner against an extradition bill in Hong Kong.

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A beam of sunlight shines on pro-democracy protesters as they march on a street in Hong Kong. Thousands of people took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday in a march seen as a test of the enduring appeal of an anti-government movement about to mark a half year of demonstrations.

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Protesters hold a sign "Free HK" at a rally in Hong Kong. Protesters in Hong Kong have written hundreds of Christmas cards for detainees jailed in the city's pro-democracy movement. At a rally on Thursday night, protesters promised on the cards that detainees won't be forgotten as they face spending the festive season behind bars.

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A pro-democracy protester waves a flag as protesters and office workers march past business shop lots during a protests at Causeway Bay in Hong Kong.

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A pro-democracy protester waves a flag as protesters and office workers stage a protests on a street at Causeway Bay in Hong Kong.

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Pro-democracy protesters march into the night in central Hong Kong. Hundreds of thousands thronged Hong Kong streets in a mass show of support for a protest movement that shows no signs of flagging as it enters a seventh month.

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Police guard in front of a bus stop in Hong Kong, the morning after hundreds of thousands of demonstrators crammed into Hong Kong's streets, their chants echoing off high-rises, in a mass show of support for the protest movement entering its seventh month.

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Pro-democracy protesters march on a street during a protest in Hong Kong. Thousands of people took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday in a march seen as a test of the enduring appeal of an anti-government movement about to mark a half year of demonstrations.

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Pro-democracy protesters flash their smartphones lights as they gather on a street in Hong Kong. Thousands of people took to the streets of Hong Kong in a march seen as a test of the enduring appeal of an anti-government movement about to mark a half year of demonstrations.

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A protester holds a sign reading "Stop Tear Gas" during a rally against the police's use of tear gas in Hong Kong.

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Protesters hold signs reading "Stop Tear Gas" during a rally against the police's use of tear gas in Hong Kong. Hong Kong police have fired more than 10,000 tear gas canisters to quell violent protests that have rocked the city for six months. Its heavy and prolonged use in Hong Kong — one of the world's most densely populated cities and known for its concrete jungle of high-rises — is unusual and has sparked health fears.

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Pro-democracy protesters flood a street during a rally in Hong Kong. A huge crowd took to the streets of Hong Kong some driven back by tear gas, to demand more democracy and an investigation into the use of force to crack down on the six-month-long anti-government demonstrations.

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Pro-democracy protesters set fire at an entrance gate of Whampoa MTR station in Hong Kong. Thousands took to Hong Kong's streets in a new wave of pro-democracy protests, but police fired tear gas after some demonstrators hurled bricks and smokes bombs, breaking a rare pause in violence that has persisted during the six-month-long movement.

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A pro-democracy protester shouts after being detained by policemen during a rally in Hong Kong. A huge crowd took to the streets of Hong Kong some driven back by tear gas, to demand more democracy and an investigation into the use of force to crack down on the six-month-long anti-government demonstrations.

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Travelers kiss as riot police work nearby to clear a road in Hong Kong. Hundreds of silver-haired activists joined young Hong Kong protesters for a unity rally Saturday, vowing that their monthslong movement will not fade away until there is greater democracy in the Chinese territory.

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Protesters hold American flags during a rally in Hong Kong.

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People prepare the flags during a rally in Hong Kong. China accused the U.N. high commissioner for human rights of emboldening "radical violence" in Hong Kong by suggesting the city's leader conduct an investigation into reports of excessive use of force by police. The back and forth came ahead of three marches in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.

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Protesters wave British flags as they gather for a rally outside of the British Consulate in Hong Kong. Hong Kong police ended their blockade of a university campus Friday after surrounding it for 12 days to try to arrest anti-government protesters holed up inside.

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