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Farmer Tan Yong ties up his homemade submarine after a dive on Danjiangkou reservoir, in China’s central Hubei province. The farmer bolted together his 2-tonne craft in just 9 months and has steered it down to depths of 8 metres
Students read books in their tents at the pro-democracy movement’s main protest site in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong on Tuesday. The leader of the student pro-democracy group Scholarism, Joshua Wong, and two other student demonstrators went on hunger strike on Monday.
A monkey cowers as its trainer Qi Defang approaches during training for a circus in Suzhou, Anhui province. Suzhou is known as the hometown of circus troupes in China and has more than 300 circus troupes
Dancers perform during an inauguration ceremony of a Hello Kitty amusement park in Anji, Zhejiang province on Friday. With an investment of $325 million, Hello Kitty Park will be China’s first large scale amusement park scheduled to open to the public on New Year’s day
Ethnic Miao girls wearing traditional costumes look back on their way home after school at the village of Basha in Congjiang county, Guizhou province
A police officer blows his whistle at pro-democracy protesters as barricades are removed from an occupied area in Mong Kok district of Hong Kong on Wednesday
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Police clash with protesters as they try to clear the street after agents authorized by bailiff’s removed barricades on Argyle Street in Mongkok district on Tuesday in Hong Kong. The Mong Kok protest site is scheduled for clearance by baliffs this week after Hong Kong’s high court authorized police to arrest protesters who obstruct bailiffs on the three interim restraining orders
Retired paramilitary policemen, who raise and lower China’s flag every day in Tiananmen Square, salute during a farewell ceremony in Beijing on Monday.
Bailiffs walk past people at a makeshift library set up by pro-democracy protesters blocking a main road at the Mong Kok shopping district in Hong Kong on Monday. An injunction to clear the road has been issued but not yet enforced.
Birds fly as the sun sets through a haze in Beijing
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Police disperse pro-democracy protesters outside the Legislative Council building in Hong Kong after clashes with pro-democracy activists on Wednesday
A volunteer marshall at a first-aid post at an encampment set up by pro-democracy protesters in the Causeway Bay district of Hong Kong on Friday.
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U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping walk together with their translators at Zhongnanhai leaders compound before their private dinner on Tuesday
J-10 fighter jets of the Bayi aerobatic team of the People’s Liberation Army Air Force perform during a flight at Airshow China in Zhuhai, Guangdong province, China
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) shakes hands with China’s President Xi Jinping (R), during their meeting at the Great Hall of the People, on the sidelines of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings, in Beijing, China.
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A Chinese guard of honour during a welcoming ceremony for the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
Revellers in costume pose for photos as they celebrate Halloween in Beijing
A model presents a creation by Chinese designer Sun Xuefei from Fei Gallery & Boutique Collection at China Fashion Week in Beijing. The photograph was taken using multiple exposure.
Business people eat their lunch in a part of Hong Kong’s financial central district occupied by pro-democracy protesters