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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.

Merkel in 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. 

Novak Djokovic of Serbia hits a return against John Isner of U.S. during their men's singles match at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing, China, October 9, 2015.

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Novak Djokovic of Serbia hits a return against John Isner of U.S. during their men’s singles match at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing, China

Chinese tourists walk across a glass-bottomed suspension bridge in the Shinuizhai mountains in Pingjang county, Hunan province some 150 kilometers from Changsha. The bridge, originally a wooden walkway spanning some 300 meters across the 180-meter deep valley, reopened two weeks ago following renovations as a glass-bottomed tourist attraction

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Chinese tourists walk across a glass-bottomed suspension bridge in the Shinuizhai mountains in Pingjang county, Hunan province some 150 kilometers from Changsha

A man opens a drink to a child as they stand before a display board at the entrance to a park in Beijing

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A man opens a drink to a child as they stand before a display board at the entrance to a park in Beijing 

Debris is seen in a bay after Typhoon Mujigae hit, in Zhanjiang, Guangdong province

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Debris is seen in a bay after Typhoon Mujigae hit, in Zhanjiang, Guangdong province. 

A man takes a nap on the back of his cart on a polluted day in Beijing, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. Air quality readings in the city on Tuesday were at levels considered hazardous by international measuring standards.

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A man takes a nap on the back of his cart on a polluted day in Beijing today. Air quality readings in the city on Tuesday were at levels considered hazardous by international measuring standards.

Spectators wearing masks watch men's singles match between David Goffin of Belgium and Andreas Seppi of Italy, on a polluted day at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing...Spectators wearing masks watch men's singles match between David Goffin of Belgium and Andreas Seppi of Italy, on a polluted day at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing, China, October 5, 2015.

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Spectators wearing masks watch men’s singles match between David Goffin of Belgium and Andreas Seppi of Italy, on a polluted day at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing, China on Monday

Visitors pose for a photograph in an optical illusion installation in Beijing

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Visitors pose for a photograph in an optical illusion installation at the Imagine Your Museum of Art exhibition in Beijing on Friday