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Anti-occupied protesters holding Chinese national flag, demand to remove the barricade in the occupied area in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong plan to hold a spot referendum Sunday on whether to stay in the streets or accept government offers for more talks and clear their protest camps.

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Anti-occupy protesters hold a Chinese national flag and demand barricades be removed from the occupied area in Hong Kong‘s Mong Kok district on Friday

A protester bleeds from his face as he tries to stop a group of anti-occupied taxi drivers trying to remove the barricades which block off main roads, near the line of riot police at the occupied area, in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. On one side of the table sat the idealistic and earnest young students in jeans and black T-shirts, knapsacks by their sides. Facing them was the line-up of seasoned government officials in their formal suits.

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A protester bleeds as he attempts to stop taxi drivers trying to remove the barricades across main roads. The incident took place near a line of riot police at the occupied area, in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong.

A protester leans over barricades after scuffling with police as they were trying to remove barricades that protesters have set up to block off main roads in Central district in Hong Kong Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. Hong Kong police removed some barricades on Tuesday from the edge of pro-democracy protest zones that have choked off roads for weeks, the second straight day they have taken such action and signaling their growing impatience with the student-led demonstrators.

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A protester takes a break after scuffling with police as they attempted trying to remove barricades set up by demonstrators to block off the main roads in Hong Kong’s Central district

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Newlyweds outside a regional government building seized by pro-Russian armed men in Kramatorsk, eastern Ukraine 

Pro-Russian activists warm themselves at a bonfire next to barricades in front of an entrance to the Ukrainian regional office of the Security Service in Luhansk, 30 kilometers (20 miles) west of the Russian border, in Ukraine, Friday, April 11, 2014. Ukraine s prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk on Friday told leaders in the country s restive east that he is committed to allowing regions to have more powers. Yatsenyuk told the meeting, which did not include representatives of the separatists, that more authority should be delegated to regional authorities.

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Pro-Russian activists warm themselves next to barricades at a regional office of the security service in Luhansk, Ukraine, 20 miles west of the Russian border, on Friday.

People add flowers to a huge line of flowers and candles  leading to the barricades   in  central Kiev  on February 24, 2014.  Ukraine issued an arrest warrant for ousted president Viktor Yanukovych on Monday as the country's new rulers launched a probe over the "mass murder" of protesters in a week of carnage in Kiev.

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People add to a huge line of flowers and candles leading to the barricades in central Kiev. Ukraine issued an arrest warrant for ousted president Viktor Yanukovich on Monday as the country’s new rulers launched an inquiry over the “mass murder” of protesters in a week of carnage in Kiev.

A pro-European integration protester takes cover behind a makeshift shield at the site of clashes with riot police in Kiev January 23, 2014. Ukrainian opposition leaders emerged from crisis talks with President Viktor Yanukovich on Wednesday saying he had failed to give concrete answers to their demands, and told their supporters on the streets to prepare for a police offensive.

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A pro-European integration protester takes cover behind a makeshift shield at the site of clashes with riot police in Kiev, Ukraine. Opposition leaders emerged from crisis talks with President Viktor Yanukovich on Wednesday, saying he had failed to give concrete answers to their demands, and told their supporters on the streets to prepare for a police offensive