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Employees work at a walling material factory in Jiaozuo...Employees work at a walling material factory in Jiaozuo, Henan province March 12, 2015. Activity in China's manufacturing sector contracted in March after two months of recovery, a private survey showed. Picture taken March 12, 2015. REUTERS/China Daily ATTENTION EDITORS - CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA

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Employees work at a factory in Jiaozuo, Henan province, China 

Children watch a 3D war movie at a community theatre in Hefei, Anhui province, China.

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Children watch a 3D war movie at a community theatre in Hefei, Anhui province, China.

Students play with their soccer balls as they walk among crop fields to the Sunji Township Centre Primary School during sunrise in Sunji township of Shanghe county

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Students play with their soccer balls as they walk among crop fields to the Sunji Township Centre Primary School during sunrise in Sunji township of Shanghe county.

Residential buildings are seen among fog in Qingdao...Residential buildings are seen among fog in Qingdao, Shandong province, March 27, 2015. China's property sales in the first two months of 2015 dropped by the most in three years amid a glut of housing supply, and real estate investment growth eased. REUTERS/Stringer TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA

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Fog covers residential buildings in Qingdao, China. China’s property sales in the first two months of 2015 dropped by the most in three years 

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An aerial view of a public cemetery ahead of the Qingming Festival, or Tomb Sweeping Day in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. The festival, which falls on April 5 this year, is a day for the Chinese to remember and honour their ancestors. 

Models show creations at "BIFT-ELLASSAY" scholarship awarding ceremony during China Fashion Week in Beijing...Models show creations at "BIFT (Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology)-ELLASSAY" scholarship awarding ceremony during China Fashion Week in Beijing, March 26, 2015.    REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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Models show creations at “BIFT-ELLASSAY” scholarship awards ceremony during China Fashion Week in Beijing 

Teachers select and grade paintings done by candidates taking part in an entrance examination at China Academy of Art in Hangzhou...Teachers select and grade paintings done by candidates taking part in an entrance examination at China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, March 25, 2015. REUTERS/Chance Chan

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Teachers select and grade paintings done by candidates taking part in an entrance examination at The China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province 

Soldiers of the Chinese People's Liberation Army carry coffins containing remains of soldiers of the Chinese People's Volunteers who died in the Korean War, at the Taoxian International Airport of Shenyang

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Soldiers of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army carry coffins containing remains of soldiers of the Chinese People’s Volunteers (CPV) who died in the 1950-53 Korean War, at the Shenyang Taoxian International Airport, Liaoning province, China on Friday

A woman poses for a wedding picture at the Bund in front of the financial district of Pudong in Shanghai on a sunny day on March

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A woman poses for a wedding picture at the Bund in front of the financial district of Pudong in Shanghai 

Tadjik women throw water on men from roof top as they take part in a festival celebration to welcome the coming Spring in Tadjik autonomous county, Kashgar...Tadjik women throw water on men from roof top as they take part in a festival celebration to welcome the coming Spring in Tadjik autonomous county, Kashgar, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, March 18, 2015. Picture taken March 18, 2015. REUTERS/CHINA DAILY Women throw water on men from roof top in Kashgar, Xinjiang Uighur  REUTERS/China Daily             TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY            TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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Tadjik women throw water on men from roof top as they take part in a festival celebration to welcome the coming Spring in Tadjik autonomous county, Kashgar, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. 

REFILE - CLARIFYING CAPTION   An 8-month-old cat walks with the help of a prosthetic two-wheel device, at a veterinary hospital in Chongqing municipality, March 16, 2015. The cat's rear legs lost the abilty to walk after falling from the ninth to fifth floor of a building last November, its since undergone four major surgeries which included removing parts of its organs, local media reported. Picture taken March 16, 2015. REUTERS/China Daily (CHINA - Tags: ANIMALS HEALTH TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA

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An eight-month-old cat walks with the help of a prosthetic two-wheel device, at a veterinary hospital in Chongqing municipality. The cat fell from the ninth to the fifth floor of a building last November, local media reported. 

People do morning exercises on a polluted day in Jiaozuo, Henan province, March 16, 2015. China cannot relent on efforts to tackle pollution, though a rapid turnaround should not be expected, the environment minister told a news conference early this month during China's annual parliamentary meeting.

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People perform morning exercises on a polluted day in Jiaozuo, Henan province, China on Monday.

Former NBA basketball player Yao walks past security personnel as he arrives for the closing session of the CPPCC outside the Great Hall of the People, in Beijing

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Former NBA basketball player Yao Ming (2nd L) walks past security personnel as he arrives for the closing session of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) outside the Great Hall of the People, in Beijing, on Monday

People watch a fight between male small-tail han sheep in Hanhejing village in Huaxian county in central China's Henan province.

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People watch a fight between male small-tail han sheep in Hanhejing village in Huaxian county in central China’s Henan province

A visitor passes the inside section of Zhu Jinshi's 'Boat' Installation art is seen at The Rotunda, Exchange Square on Monday in Central, Hong Kong. The public exhibition brings to Hong Kong for the first time a monumental 18-metre long, 7-metre high installation, Boat by Zhu Jinshi, composed of bamboo, cotton and over 12,000 sheets of xuan (rice) paper. Zhu Jinshi is one of China's leading contemporary artists who has offered outstanding contributions to the field across various mediums, including painting, performance art and art installation. Xuan paper has been a major medium in the artist's repertoire since 1988 when, working in Berlin, he produced A Cube of Xuan Paper. Working on monumental site-specific xuan paper installations has been a constant line of exploration for Zhu

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A visitor passes inside a section of Zhu Jinshi’s ‘Boat’ Installation art at The Rotunda, Exchange Square on Monday in Hong Kong. The public exhibition brings to Hong Kong for the first time a monumental 18-metre long, 7-metre high installation composed of bamboo, cotton and over 12,000 sheets of xuan (rice) paper

Attendants prepare tea for delegates ahead of the second plenary meeting of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing...Attendants prepare tea for delegates ahead of the second plenary meeting of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, March 9, 2015.

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Attendants prepare tea for delegates ahead of the second plenary meeting of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Monday

A woman walks past trees reflected on a lake in front of a construction site of a residential compound on a hazy day in Wuhan, Hubei province

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A woman walks past trees reflected on a lake in front of a construction site of a residential compound on a hazy day in Wuhan, Hubei province, China.

A military band conductor practices during rehearsal ahead the opening session of the third plenum of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, 05 March 2015. The NPC has over 3,000 delegates and is the world's largest parliament or legislative assembly though its function is largely as a formal seal of approval for the policies fixed by the leaders of the Chinese Communist Party.

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A military band conductor practices during rehearsal ahead the opening session of the third plenum of the 12th National People’s Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China on Thursday

An acrobat crosses a tightrope with his knees over the Wanda Plaza in Taiyuan

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An acrobat crosses a tightrope with his knees over the Wanda Plaza in Taiyuan, Shanxi province.

Police officers on motorized vehicles patrol at  Tiananmen Square during the opening session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.

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Police officers on motorised vehicles patrol in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, during the opening session of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference