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A visitor passes the inside section of Zhu Jinshi's 'Boat' Installation art is seen at The Rotunda, Exchange Square on Monday in Central, Hong Kong. The public exhibition brings to Hong Kong for the first time a monumental 18-metre long, 7-metre high installation, Boat by Zhu Jinshi, composed of bamboo, cotton and over 12,000 sheets of xuan (rice) paper. Zhu Jinshi is one of China's leading contemporary artists who has offered outstanding contributions to the field across various mediums, including painting, performance art and art installation. Xuan paper has been a major medium in the artist's repertoire since 1988 when, working in Berlin, he produced A Cube of Xuan Paper. Working on monumental site-specific xuan paper installations has been a constant line of exploration for Zhu

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A visitor passes inside a section of Zhu Jinshi’s ‘Boat’ Installation art at The Rotunda, Exchange Square on Monday in Hong Kong. The public exhibition brings to Hong Kong for the first time a monumental 18-metre long, 7-metre high installation composed of bamboo, cotton and over 12,000 sheets of xuan (rice) paper

Attendants prepare tea for delegates ahead of the second plenary meeting of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing...Attendants prepare tea for delegates ahead of the second plenary meeting of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, March 9, 2015.

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Attendants prepare tea for delegates ahead of the second plenary meeting of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Monday

A woman walks past trees reflected on a lake in front of a construction site of a residential compound on a hazy day in Wuhan, Hubei province

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A woman walks past trees reflected on a lake in front of a construction site of a residential compound on a hazy day in Wuhan, Hubei province, China.

A military band conductor practices during rehearsal ahead the opening session of the third plenum of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, 05 March 2015. The NPC has over 3,000 delegates and is the world's largest parliament or legislative assembly though its function is largely as a formal seal of approval for the policies fixed by the leaders of the Chinese Communist Party.

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A military band conductor practices during rehearsal ahead the opening session of the third plenum of the 12th National People’s Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China on Thursday

An acrobat crosses a tightrope with his knees over the Wanda Plaza in Taiyuan

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An acrobat crosses a tightrope with his knees over the Wanda Plaza in Taiyuan, Shanxi province.

Police officers on motorized vehicles patrol at  Tiananmen Square during the opening session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.

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Police officers on motorised vehicles patrol in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, during the opening session of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference

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Attendants carry thermos as they prepare tea for delegates ahead of the opening session of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. 

Girls dressed in traditional costumes and holding props walk before a performance in Longxian county, Shaanxi province. The children and villagers wore make-up and traditional costumes as they paraded around the village as part of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebration

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Girls dressed in traditional costumes and holding props walk through town before a performance in Longxian county, Shaanxi province, China, in celebrations for the lunar new year

TOPSHOTS This picture taken on February ...TOPSHOTS This picture taken on February 26, 2015 shows Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers training in the snow in Heihe, northeast China's Heilongjiang province. China's military training this year will focus on "improving fighting capacity" to win "local wars", the defence ministry said, with Beijing embroiled in several territorial disputes. CHINA OUT     AFP PHOTOSTR/AFP/Getty Images

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Chinese People’s Liberation Army soldiers train in the snow in Heihe, northeast China’s Heilongjiang province. China‘s military training this year will focus on “improving fighting capacity” to win “local wars”, the defence ministry said, with Beijing embroiled in several territorial disputes. 

World Famous Shaolin Monks Come To London's Chinatown...LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 23:  Shaolin monks pose for a photograph in Chinatown on February 23, 2015 in London, England. The monks practice Shaolin Kung Fu which is believed to be the oldest institutionalised style of kung fu and are demonstrating their skills while in the UK.  (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

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Shaolin monks pose for a photograph in Chinatown in London, England, on Monday. The monks practice Shaolin Kung Fu, which is believed to be the oldest institutionalised style of kung fu, and are demonstrating their skills while touring the UK 

Villagers watch a dog fight during Chinese Spring Festival in Yuncheng...Villagers watch a dog fight during Chinese Spring Festival in Yuncheng, Shanxi province, February 22, 2015. The Chinese Lunar New Year began on February 19 and marks the start of the Year of the Sheep (also known as the Year of the Goat or Ram). Picture taken February 22, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA

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Villagers watch a dog fight during Chinese Spring Festival in Yuncheng, Shanxi province. 

***BESTPIX***People Celebrate The Spring Festival In China...BEIJING, CHINA - FEBRUARY 19: Chinese artists perform a dragon dance at a local amusement park during celebrations for the Lunar New Year February 19, 2015 in Beijing, China.The Chinese Lunar New Year of the Sheep also known as the Spring Festival, which is based on the Lunisolar Chinese calendar, is celebrated from the first day of the first month of the lunar year and ends with Lantern Festival on the Fifteenth day. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)***BESTPIX***

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Chinese artists perform a dragon dance at a local amusement park during celebrations for the Lunar New Year in Beijing, China. The Chinese Lunar New Year of the Sheep also known as the Spring Festival, which is based on the Lunisolar Chinese calendar, is celebrated from the first day of the first month of the lunar year and ends with Lantern Festival on the Fifteenth day. 

 Chinese folk artists perform during the opening ceremony of the Spring Festival Temple Fair at the Temple of Earth park on February 18, 2015 in Beijing, China. The Chinese Lunar New Year of Sheep also known as the Spring Festival, which is based on the Lunisolar Chinese calendar, is celebrated from the first day of the first month of the lunar year and ends with Lantern Festival on the Fifteenth day.

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Chinese artists perform at the Spring Festival Temple Fair on Wednesday in Beijing. The lunar new year of the sheep also known as the spring festival is celebrated from the first day of the first month of the lunar year and ends with the lantern festival on the 15th day

Performers gather during preparations fo...Performers gather during preparations for Chinese lunar new year celebrations in Hong Kong on February 17, 2015. The Chinese lunar new "year of the sheep" begins on February 19.   AFP PHOTO / Philippe LopezPHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images

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Performers gather during preparations for the lunar new year celebrations in Hong Kong. The Chinese ‘year of the sheep’ begins on February 19

A woman takes a selfie in front of a Lunar New Year display featuring sheep at a shopping mall in Hong Kong.

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A woman takes a selfie in front of a Lunar New Year display featuring sheep at a shopping mall in Hong Kong

A worker makes red lanterns as orders hike ahead of the Spring Festival, at a workshop in Wenxian county, Henan province February 11, 2015. The Chinese Lunar New Year on Feb. 19 will welcome the Year of the Sheep (also known as the Year of the Goat or Ram).

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A worker makes red lanterns as orders hike ahead of the Spring Festival, at a workshop in Wenxian county

A herdsman takes a rest while he drives his goats at a corn field at Dashiwo village, on the outskirts of Beijing. The Chinese Lunar New Year on February 19 will welcome the Year of the Sheep (also known as the Year of the Goat or Ram

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A herdsman takes a rest while he drives his goats at a corn field at Dashiwo village, on the outskirts of Beijing. The Chinese Lunar New Year on February 19 will welcome the Year of the Sheep, also known as the Year of the Goat

A man takes a nap on a street in Beijing

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A man takes a nap on a street in Beijing

Chinese Kazakh eagle hunters sit on horseback as they travel to a local competition in the mountains of Qinghe County, Xinjiang, northwestern China. The festival, organised by the local hunting community, is part of an effort to promote and grow traditional hunting practices for new generations in the mountainous region of western China that borders Kazakhstan, Russia and Mongolia. The training and handling of the large birds of prey follows a strict set of ancient rules that Kazakh eagle hunters are preserving for future generations.

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Chinese Kazakh eagle hunters in the mountains of Qinghe County, Xinjiang, northwest China, travel to a festival organised by the local hunting community to promote traditional hunting practices in the mountainous region that borders Kazakhstan, Russia and Mongolia

Men have their faces shaved next to an excavator working at a demolition site in Nanchang

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Men get a shave next to an excavator working at a demolition site in Nanchang, Jiangxi province, China