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Visitors watch a robot demonstration during the World Robot Conference in Beijing on November 24, 2015. The World Robot Conference being is held in Beijing from November 23 to 25.

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Visitors watch a robot demonstration during the World Robot Conference in Beijing on Tuesday

Chinese tourists walk on a slippery section of ice as snow is seen on the Great Wall after a snowfall on Monday near Beijing, China. China's capital and the northern part of the country received snow on Sunday as winter set in

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Chinese tourists walk on a slippery section of ice as snow is seen on the Great Wall after a snowfall on Monday near Beijing, China

An elderly man tosses fallen gingko tree leaves into the air in a park in Beijing, Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. China's capital has been hit with unusually cool and wet weather in recent weeks. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

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A man tosses fallen gingko tree leaves into the air in a park in Beijing. China’s capital has been hit with unusually cool and wet weather in recent weeks 

Mother of a fireman Zhang Qian who killed in the Tianjin chemical explosions accident,  grieves on her son's tombstone at the 100th days memorial  in a martyr's cemetery in Tianjin city, China, on Thursday. Explosions and a fireball at a chemical warehouse killed at least 165 people in the north-eastern Chinese port city of Tianjin late on 12 August. The magnitude of the initial blast was similar to three tons of TNT exploding and a second blast's magnitude was equivalent to 21 tons of TNT, China's earthquake bureau said.

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Mother of a fireman Zhang Qian who killed in the Tianjin chemical explosions accident, grieves on her son’s tombstone at the 100th days memorial in a martyr’s cemetery in Tianjin city, China, on Thursday

Workers walk past a billboard display showing a scene of Central Business District, as capital city skylines are shrouded with pollutant haze in Beijing, China, Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. Heading into this month's Paris meeting, the world's biggest source of climate-changing gases has yet to accept binding limits. But it has invested in solar, wind and hydro power to clean up its smog-choked cities and curb surging demand for imported oil and gas. That contributed last year to a surprise fall in coal consumption. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

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Workers walk past a billboard display showing a scene of Central Business District, as capital city skylines are shrouded with pollutant haze in Beijing, China

Anna Cappellini and Luca Lanotte of Italy compete at the ice dance during the China ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating, in Beijing, China, on Friday

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Anna Cappellini and Luca Lanotte of Italy compete at the ice dance during the China ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating, in Beijing, China, on Friday

Women practice yoga during a performance on a glass bridge at the Shiniuzhai National Geo-park in Pingjiang county, Hunan province, China, November 5, 2015

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Women practice yoga during a performance on a glass bridge at the Shiniuzhai National Geo-park in Pingjiang county, Hunan province, China on Thursday

A pedestrian holding an umbrella rides up an escalator as the Oriental Pearl Tower stands illuminated at night

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A pedestrian holding an umbrella rides up an escalator as the Oriental Pearl Tower stands illuminated at night in the Lujiazui district of Shanghai, China. The Communist Party ended its four-day plenum on Thursday, with Premier Li Keqiang signaling the leadership may be ready to accept the weakest period of expansion since the economy was opened up three decades ago.

A boy holds the hand of an elderly woman as they make their way in Beijing

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A boy holds the hand of an elderly woman as they make their way in Beijing. The easing of family planning restrictions in China to allow all couples to have two children will benefit around 100 million families, a professor told the official China Daily on Friday.

A home-made airship, made by 29-year-old local man Shi Songbo, lifts off during a test flight next to crop fields in Ningling county of Shangqiu

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A home-made airship, made by 29-year-old local man Shi Songbo, lifts off during a test flight next to crop fields in Ningling county of Shangqiu, Henan province, China.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel reviews an honor guard as she is welcomed by China’s Prime Minister Li Keqiang (unseen) in Beijing, China, on Thursday

Visitor falls down as they run away from a wave caused by a tidal bore which surged past a barrier on the banks of Qiantang River, in Hangzhou

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A visitor falls down as they run away from a wave caused by a tidal bore which surged past a barrier on the banks of Qiantang River, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China, on Wednesday

A model presents a creation by Chinese designer Mao Geping during a colorful cosmetic fashion trend collection at China Fashion Week S/S 2016, in Beijing, China, October 26, 2015

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A model presents a creation by Chinese designer Mao Geping during a colorful cosmetic fashion trend collection at China Fashion Week S/S 2016, in Beijing, China

An honour guard is partially covered by a flag that rolled after a gust of wind at the welcoming ceremony for Netherlands' King Willem-Alexander outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, October 26, 2015.

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An honour guard is partially covered by a flag that rolled after a gust of wind at the welcoming ceremony for Netherlands’ King Willem-Alexander outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China today.

Horses gallop on the track during a race at the Hong Kong Jockey Club's Happy Valley racecourse in Hong Kong, China. The Hong Kong Jockey Club is the city's sole provider of horse racing, football betting and lotteries

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Horses gallop on the track during a race at the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s Happy Valley racecourse in Hong Kong, China

A driver stands in front of a Hindustan Motors Ltd. Ambassador taxi at a taxi stand in New Delhi, India. As cabs lured by app-based platforms proliferate in India, where car ownership is low and public transportation services in most cities and towns haven t kept pace with the needs of a growing population, drivers are facing stiffer competition for rides

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A driver stands in front of a Hindustan Motors Ltd. Ambassador taxi at a taxi stand in New Delhi, India

A man sleeps on two chairs beside a road in Beijing

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A man sleeps on two chairs beside a road in Beijing, China, on Friday

Troops Participate in a Rehearsal For Next Week's Chinese State Visit

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Guard of Honour comprising 96 rank and file and three officers from 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, with The Queens Colour, The Corps of Drums of the Battalion and The Band of The Regiment process past Buckingham Palace as they take part in a full rehearsal ahead of next weeks State visit by Xi Jinping, the President of The Republic of China, in London, England. Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh will host the State Visit of The President of The People’s Republic of China and Madame Peng Liyuan at Buckingham Palace from October 20 – 22, 2015

Chinese vendors pile squash to sell at a local food market on October 14, 2015 in Beijing, China. China's inflation rate rose 1.6 percent in September, falling short of expectations of a 1.8% increase

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Chinese vendors pile squash to sell at a local food market on Wednesday in Beijing, China. China’s inflation rate rose 1.6 percent in September, falling short of expectations of a 1.8 percent increase

A man flies a kite on the Bund while buildings of Pudong's Lujiazui financial district stand across the Huangpu River as the sun rises in Shanghai, China

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A man flies a kite on the Bund while buildings of Pudong’s Lujiazui financial district stand across the Huangpu River as the sun rises in Shanghai, China.