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This picture taken on July 12, 2016 shows a street vendor pulling his cart packed with stuffed animals along a street in Shanghai. China's growth slipped to a new seven-year low of 6.6 percent in the second quarter, according to a survey of economists by AFP, despite government efforts to spur activity in the world's second-largest economy. / AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE / TO GO WITH China-economy-growth-GDP,POLL by Bill SavadoveJOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images

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A street vendor is seen pulling his cart packed with stuffed animals along a street in Shanghai. China’s growth slipped to a new seven-year low of 6.6 percent in the second quarter, according to a survey of economists by AFP, despite government efforts to spur activity in the world’s second-largest economy 

A bride and groom pose for photos with a horse at the Mirim riding school on the outskirts of Pyongyang on July 12, 2016

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A bride and groom pose for photos with a horse at the Mirim riding school on the outskirts of Pyongyang, North Korea

Pedestrians pass a military propaganda poster on a street in Shanghai on July 12, 2016.  Beijing braced on July 12 for an international tribunal's ruling on the South China Sea, where it has expansive territorial claims, with all eyes watching for the Asian giant's reaction on the ground or in the water. Beijing claims sovereignty over almost the whole of the South China Sea, on the basis of a segmented line that first appeared on Chinese maps in the 1940s, pitting it against several neighbours.

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Pedestrians pass a military propaganda poster on a street in Shanghai 

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People use excavators as they make their way to work in Wuhan, Hubei province,
China on Friday.

This picture taken on July 6, 2016 shows a woman emptying the water from her boots at a flooded area in Wuhan, central China's Hubei province

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A woman empties water from her boots at a flooded area in Wuhan, central China’s Hubei province

Tourists walk through a lantern installation in Zhangjiakou

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Tourists walk through a lantern installation in Zhangjiakou, Hebei Province, China

Honour guards prepare for the ceremony as Chinese Premier Li Keqiang welcomes Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China July 4, 2016.   REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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Honour guards prepare for the ceremony as Chinese Premier Li Keqiang welcomes Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China 

epaselect epa05400625 A Chinese military band member is seen playing his trumpet below the Communist Star before a celebration ceremony of the 95th anniversary of Founding the Communist Party of China at the Great Hall of the People (GHOP) in Beijing, China, 01 July 2016. China marks on 01 July the 95th anniversary of the formation of its ruling communist party with a grand ceremony at the GHOP.  EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG

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A Chinese military band member is seen playing his trumpet below the Communist Star before a celebration ceremony of the 95th anniversary of Founding the Communist Party of China at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China 

This picture taken on June 29, 2016 shows workers cleaning algae on a beach in Qingdao, east China's Shandong province

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This picture taken on June 29, 2016 shows workers cleaning algae on a beach in Qingdao, east China’s Shandong province

A woman sits with her belongings in front of the rubble of her destroyed houses after a tornado in Funing, in Yancheng, in China's Jiangsu province on June 24, 2016.   Extreme weather, including hailstorms, heavy rain and a tornado, killed 78 and injured dozens in China's eastern Jiangsu province, the official Xinhua news agency reported on June 23.

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A woman sits with her belongings in front of the rubble of her destroyed houses after a tornado in Funing, in Yancheng, in China’s Jiangsu province today

A man does excerices in front of the financial district of Lujiazui in Shanghai

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A man does excerices in front of the financial district of Lujiazui in Shanghai

Rescuers grab a rope to prevent a raft carrying residents from being flushed away as residents are evacuated from a flooded area in Jiujiang, Jiangxi Province, China, June 19, 2016

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Rescuers grab a rope to prevent a raft carrying residents from being flushed away as residents are evacuated from a flooded area in Jiujiang, Jiangxi Province, China. 

A police officer directs traffic in the rain as a dignitary's motorcade passes through an intersection in central Beijing, China, Friday, June 17, 2016. Although Beijing is in a semi-dry climate, it receives much of its annual precipitation during the summer months. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

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A police officer directs traffic in the rain as a dignitary’s motorcade passes through an intersection in central Beijing, China 

People participate during a training session on a river ahead of a local dragon boat competition in Liuzhou, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China, June 14, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA.

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People participate during a training session on a river ahead of a local dragon boat competition in Liuzhou, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China 

Paramilitary policemen take part in a training session in Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China, June 12, 2016. China Daily/via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. CHINA OUT.

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Paramilitary policemen take part in a training session in Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China

An elderly man uses a fan to shade himself from the sun as he walks in a public park in Beijing, Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Thursday marks the Duanwu Festival, a public holiday in China celebrated with outdoor activities including dragon boat races. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

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An elderly man uses a fan to shade himself from the sun as he walks in a public park in Beijing 

TOPSHOT - A worker stands on a scaffold in front of a giant poster for World No Tobacco Day in Beijing on May 31, 2016.   May 31 is observed as World No Tobacco Day, with the World Health Organisation (WHO) using "Get Ready For Plain Packaging" as the slogan of this year's day.  / AFP PHOTO / WANG ZHAOWANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images

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A worker stands on scaffolding in front of a giant poster for World No Tobacco Day in Beijing, China 

HONG KONG - MAY 18:  Supporters of visiting Zhang Dejiang, the chairman of China's National People's Congress, attend a rally on May 18, 2016 in Hong Kong, .  (Photo by Lam Yik Fei/Getty Images)

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Supporters of visiting Zhang Dejiang, the chairman of China’s National People’s Congress, attend a rally in Hong Kong 

CHANGZHOU, CHINA - MAY 12:  A worker takes samples for quality of molten iron outside a furnace at the Zhong Tian (Zenith) Steel Group Corporation on May 12, 2016 in Changzhou, Jiangsu. Zhong Tian (Zenith) Steel Group Corporation is a privately-owned manufacturer that employs over 13,000 workers at its facility in China's eastern Jiangsu province. Since 2001, the company says it has adopted new technology to streamline the production of premium quality steel and to reduce environmental impact. The majority of its steel output is for the Chinese market with 20% earmarked for export, mostly to Asia. The company says it is profitable, but admits business has dropped marginally from past years. China is the world's largest steel producer, accounting for over 50% of global supply. China's government has vowed to cut production capacity at state-owned enterprises by up to 150 million tonnes over five years to ease concerns of an oversupply on global markets. However, its efforts appear to be overshadowed by a recent increase in steel prices that has revived production at some Chinese facilities that had been closed down.  (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

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A worker takes samples for quality of molten iron outside a furnace at the Zhong Tian (Zenith) Steel Group Corporation in Changzhou, Jiangsu province, China

A vendor eats her meal near busts of late Chinese leader Mao Zedong for sale at a curio market in Beijing, China, Monday, May 16, 2016. Exactly 50 years ago, China embarked on what was formally known as the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, a decade of tumult launched by Mao Zedong to revive communist goals and enforce a radical egalitarianism. The milestone was largely ignored Monday in the Chinese media, reflecting continuing sensitivities about a period that was later declared a "catastrophe."

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A vendor eats her meal near busts of late Chinese leader Mao Zedong for sale at a curio market in Beijing, China today.