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A protester tries to fix a makeshift tent as he joins others in blocking areas around the government headquarters building in Hong Kong

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A protester tries to fix a makeshift tent as he joins others in blocking areas around the government headquarters building in Hong Kong 

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Hundreds of messages are stuck on the wall of the Legislative Counsel building in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong

Pro-democracy demonstrators display placards as they gather near a ceremony marking China's 65th National Day in Hong Kong on October 1, 2014. Hong Kong protesters who braved thunderstorms to stage their third night of pro-democracy rallies began massing on October 1 at the city's Golden Bauhinia Square as China's National Day holiday lent their campaign for free elections fresh momentum.

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Pro-democracy demonstrators display placards as they gather near a ceremony marking China’s 65th National Day in Hong Kong on Wednesday

A paramilitary policeman spreads a Chinese national flag during a flag-raising ceremony to mark the 65th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, in Hefei

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A paramilitary policeman spreads a Chinese national flag during a flag-raising ceremony to mark the 65th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, in Hefei, Anhui province on Wednesday

Employees grease hams with lard before hanging them to dry in storage as part of the Parma ham curing process at Pio Tosini Industria Prosciutti SpA in Langhirano, Italy, on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. Russia recently announced a one-year ban on a range of food products from the EU and the U.S., in retaliation for sanctions against the country over Ukraine

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Hams are greased with lard before drying as part of the Parma ham curing process at Pio Tosini Industria Prosciutti in Langhirano, Italy. Russia announced a one-year ban on a range of foods from the EU and US in retaliation for sanctions over the Ukraine crisis.

Serena Williams of the U.S. serves during her women's singles match against Silvia Soler-Espinosa of Spain at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing...Serena Williams of the U.S. serves during her women's singles match against Silvia Soler-Espinosa of Spain at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing September 29, 2014.

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Serena Williams of the US serves during her singles match against Spain’s Silvia Soler-Espinosa at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing on Monday.

Workers set up a scaffolding on a buildi...Workers set up a scaffolding on a building site in Shanghai on September 25, 2014. Concerns over China's economy -- a key driver of global growth -- have intensified following a string of lacklustre recent data, with economists calling for authorities to take further action to kickstart growth. AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELEJOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images

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Workers set up a scaffolding on a building site in Shanghai. Concerns over China’s economy, a key driver of global growth, have intensified following recent lacklustre data, with economists calling for authorities to take further action to kick-start growth. 

Students take part in a rally at Chinese University of Hong Kong on September 22, 2014 in Hong Kong. Thousands of students from more than 20 tertiary institutions start a week-long boycott of classes in protest against Beijing's conservative framework for political reform in Hong Kong.

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A rally at the Chinese University of Hong Kong saw thousands of students from more than 20 tertiary institutions start a week-long boycott of classes in protest against Beijing’s conservative framework for political reform in the region

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd founder Jack Ma poses as he arrives at the New York Stock Exchange for his company's initial public offering in New York...Alibaba Group Holding Ltd founder Jack Ma (2nd L) poses as he arrives at the New York Stock Exchange for his company's initial public offering (IPO) under the ticker "BABA" in New York September 19, 2014.

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Alibaba Group Holding Ltd founder Jack Ma (2nd L) poses as he arrives at the New York Stock Exchange for his company’s initial public offering (IPO) under the ticker “BABA” in New York on Friday

Tibetan exiles are detained by police during a protest outside the venue of a meeting between Chinese President Xi and Indian PM Modi in New Delhi...Tibetan exiles are detained by police during a protest outside the venue of a meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi September 18, 2014. Groups of Tibetan activists held noisy protests outside the hotel where Xi was staying in New Delhi, and at the stately Hyderabad House where he sat down for formal talks with Modi.

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Tibetan exiles are detained by police in New Delhi during a protest outside the venue of a meeting between China’s President Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi, prime minister of India

A Chinese security guard sits on a bench as he watches over a park on September 17, 2014 in Beijing, China.

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A Chinese security guard sits on a bench as he watches over a park on Wednesday in Beijing, China.

A man rides his bicycle as people walk on the "first mobile phone sidewalk in China", which was recently installed at a tourism area in Chongqing municipality...A man rides his bicycle as people walk on the "first mobile phone sidewalk in China", which was recently installed at a tourism area in Chongqing municipality, September 13, 2014. The mobile phone sidewalk in Chongqing was divided into two sides -- one was written with "Cellphones walk in this lane at your own risk" while the other with "No cellphones", as an attempt to reduce pedestrian incidents, local media reported. Picture taken September 13, 2014.

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A man rides his bicycle as people walk on the “first mobile phone sidewalk in China”, which was recently installed at a tourism area in Chongqing municipality

A woman sells a portrait of China's late chairman Mao Zedong at a busy street in Shanghai September 12, 2014.

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A woman sells a portrait of China’s late chairman Mao Zedong at a busy street in Shanghai

A vendor waits for customers in a market in Hefei, east China's Anhui province on Thursday

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A vendor waits for customers in a market in Hefei, east China’s Anhui province on Thursday

A worker makes repairs below electricity and communications cables on a pylon in Beijing on September 5, 2014. Shanghai stocks closed at a 17-month high on September 5 on hopes the Chinese government will introduce fresh measures to kickstart the world's number two economy.

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A worker makes repairs below electricity and communications cables on a pylon in Beijing on Friday

TOPSHOTS This photo taken on September 3...TOPSHOTS This photo taken on September 3, 2014 shows  Leng Yuting, 26, posing underwater for her wedding pictures at a photo studio in Shanghai, ahead of her wedding next year. Her fiance Riyang said they had their wedding photographs taken underwater because 'its romantic and beautiful'. Mr Wedding studio owner, Tina Lui, started providing underwater pictures four years ago.   AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELEJOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images

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Leng Yuting poses underwater for her wedding pictures at a photography studio in Shanghai, ahead of her wedding next year. Fiance Riyang said they had their wedding photographs taken underwater because ‘it’s romantic and beautiful’. Mr Wedding studio owner, Tina Lui, started providing underwater pictures four years ago 

People gather to pay tribute to people who died in battles against Japan during World War II at the Aviation Martyr Memorial to commemorate the 69th anniversary of victory over Japan in World War II in Nanjing, east China's Jiangsu province on September 3, 2014. Chinese President Xi Jinping and all six other members of the Politburo Standing Committee, the country's most powerful body, made a rare public appearance on September 3 to commemorate 69 years since Japan's surrender at the end of World War II. The ceremony was the first since Beijing earlier this year declared September 3 as a national day to mark Japan's defeat -- it signed the formal surrender on board the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay on September 2, 1945, with China celebrating the following day.

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People gather at the Aviation Martyr Memorial in Nanjing, east China‘s Jiangsu province, on Wednesday to commemorate those who died at the 69th anniversary of victory over Japan in the second world war

Lightning strikes over buildings during heavy rainfall in Kunshan, Jiangsu province, September 2, 2014.

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Lightning strikes over buildings during heavy rainfall in Kunshan, Jiangsu province. 

A Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA)...A Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldier stands guard at the entrance to the PLA's Hong Kong Garrison headquarters in Hong Kong on August 29, 2014.  Hong Kong residents expressed alarm on August 29 after Chinese army vehicles were photographed travelling down a major thoroughfare, in what democracy activists condemned as a show of "military might" ahead of expected protests.

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A Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldier stands guard at the entrance to the PLA’s Hong Kong Garrison headquarters in Hong Kong

An employee wearing a pair of wings waits for her shift to end at Ximendin fashion district in Taipei, Taiwan, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014.

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An employee wearing a pair of wings waits for her shift to end in the Ximendin fashion district in Taipei, Taiwan