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A man takes a nap on a cushion which is displayed as a promotional event of a fashion brand at a shopping mall in Beijing May 30, 2014. Temperatures in Beijing on Friday reached 37 degrees Celsius (98.6 Fahrenheit) since it hit a record high of around 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) yesterday, the highest since 1951. The Beijing heatwave is expected to continue through the weekend, local media reported.

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A man takes a nap on a cushion, displayed as part of a promotional event, at a shopping mall in Beijing. Temperatures in the city on Friday reached 37 degrees centigrade

Chinese commuters line-up for a security check at a subway station on May 29, 2014 in Beijing, China. Authorities have increased security in various public locations after an attack left 31 dead in the restive Xinjiang Province last week.

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Chinese commuters line up for a security check at a subway station on Thursday in Beijing. Authorities in China have increased security in public locations after an attack left 31 dead in the restive Xinjiang province last week

Workers peel papers off a wall as they re-paint the Chinese Communist Party flag on it at the Nanhu revolution memorial museum in Jiaxing...Workers peel papers off a wall as they re-paint the Chinese Communist Party flag on it at the Nanhu revolution memorial museum in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province May 21, 2014. REUTERS/Chance Chan (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY)

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Security personnel take part in a launching ceremony of joint armed patrols by difference security forces for railway station areas in Shanghai railway station in Shanghai on May 14, 2014, days ahead of the 4th Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA). Beijing has launched armed police patrols earlier to handle violent incidents in the capital, city authorities said, three weeks ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen crackdown and after a series of attacks on civilians.

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Shanghai increases security around railway station areas on Wednesday, ahead of next week’s 4th Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia.

Chinese trishaw drivers take nap while waiting for customers at a hutong alley near the drum tower, a tourist spot in Beijing, China Wednesday, May 7, 2014.

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Trishaw drivers take a nap while waiting for customers at a hutong alley near the Drum Tower, a tourist spot in Beijing, China

A young performer cries as she parades during the Bun Festival on Cheung Chau island in Hong Kong Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Bun festival, the Taoist God of the Sea, is worshipped and evil spirits are scare away by loud gongs and drums during the procession. The celebration includes bun scrambling, parades, opera performances, and children dressed in colorful costumes.

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A young performer cries at the Bun Festival procession on Cheung Chau island, Hong Kong. During the parade the Taoist god of the sea is worshipped and evil spirits are scared away by loud gongs and drums.

A skateboarder falls as he competes at the vert ramp during the World Extreme Games in Shanghai

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A skateboarder falls in the vert ramp competition during the World Extreme Games in Shanghai

A man cleans the teeth of a hippopotamus at a wild life reserve park in Guangzhou

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A man cleans the teeth of a hippopotamus at a wild life reserve park in Guangzhou, Guangdong province in China.

Visitors look at fish in the aquarium inside the Chimelong Ocean Kingdom in Zhuhai on April 29, 2014.  The park which claims to be the world's largest ocean theme park was built at an estimated cost of USD3.3 billion and opened in March of this year.

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Aquarium visitors take in the submarine view at the Chimelong Ocean Kingdom in Zhuhai, Guangdong province, China on Tuesday. The ocean theme park claims to be the world’s largest and opened in March.

Firefighters pull a pig as they try to rescue it from a well at a pig farm in Zhejiang province

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Chinese firefighters try to rescue a pig from a well at a farm in Huanghua, Zhejiang province, on Friday.