Japanese lawmakers follow a Shinto priest (R) during a visit to the controversial Yasukuni shrine

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Japanese lawmakers follow a Shinto priest as part of a visit by more than 100 lawmakers to a Tokyo shrine condemned by China and Korea as a symbol of Japan’s militarist past Read more

A policeman runs towards protesters who were attempting to regroup after being forcibly cleared from the the area they were occupying in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong

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Police chase protesters attempting to regroup after being forcibly cleared from an area they were occupying in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong

Students wear colorful hats during the national day anniversary in front of the Presidential Palace in Taipei

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Participants in coordinated colours wave national flags during Taiwan’s National Day celebrations in front of the Presidential Office in Taipei

Pro-democracy demonstrators (R) carry their breakfast on a highway in Hong Kong

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Pro-democracy demonstrators (R) carry their breakfast on a highway in Hong Kong, where protesters are planning a fresh show of force after talks with the government dramatically collapsed on Thursday

Early morning commuters cross Waterloo Bridge in London, as the sun rises.

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A protester tries to fix a makeshift tent as he joins others in blocking areas around the government headquarters building in Hong Kong

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A protester tries to fix a makeshift tent as he joins others in blocking areas around the government headquarters building in Hong Kong Read more

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Hundreds of messages are stuck on the wall of the Legislative Counsel building in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong

School children dressed as Mahatma Gandhi take part in a march to mark the 145th birth anniversary of Gandhi in New Delhi

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School children dressed as Mahatma Gandhi take part in a march to mark the 145th anniversary of the birth of Gandhi in New Delhi, India.

Pro-democracy demonstrators display placards as they gather near a ceremony marking China's 65th National Day in Hong Kong on October 1, 2014. Hong Kong protesters who braved thunderstorms to stage their third night of pro-democracy rallies began massing on October 1 at the city's Golden Bauhinia Square as China's National Day holiday lent their campaign for free elections fresh momentum.

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Pro-democracy demonstrators display placards as they gather near a ceremony marking China’s 65th National Day in Hong Kong on Wednesday

Acrobats perform during a press pass of 'Hotel' at the Apolo Theatre in Madrid, Spain

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Acrobats perform The Hotel, a new acrobatic spectacle, in Madrid, Spain, on Monday. The piece at the New Apolo Theatre is directed by Maria Gutierrez with acrobats coming from Cirque du Soleil, Eloyze’s circus and the Moscow State Circus Read more