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People use their phones to take pictures as they gather during the official flag raising ceremony at Tiananmen Square to mark the 66th National Day on Thursday in Beijing, China
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A man sits next to a yellow umbrella near the Central Government Offices in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong, China, on Monday. One year after Hong Kong students battled tear gas and pepper spray to seize the streets in a challenge to Chinese rule, the divide with Beijing is wider than ever
Rights campaigners stage a protest coinciding with the launch of the new iPhone 6s outside an Apple store in Hong Kong. Apple was urged to act as rights campaigners said a Chinese touchscreen glass supplier to the smartphone giant was exploiting factory workers.
Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers train with wooden rifles at their barracks in Heihe, northeast China’s Heilongjiang province.
Students cast shadows as they play basketball at a playground at Dalu primary school in Gucheng township of Hefei, Anhui province, China.
A worker stands on a beam on a construction site in Beijing on Wednesday
A female militia phalanx attends a grand ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Tibet Autonomous Region at the square of the Potala Palace in Lhasa, capital of southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region on Tuesday
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Doves fly above members of the audience at the end of a military parade at Tiananmen Square in Beijing to mark the 70th anniversary of victory over Japan and the end of World War II. China kicked off a huge military ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of Japan’s defeat in World War II on September 3, as major Western leaders
A visitor walks through and experiences “Rain Room” at Shanghai Yuz Museum in Shanghai, China. Rain Room (2012), a large-scale environment by Random International, visitors may walk through and experience how it might feel to control the rain. The work also invites visitors to explore what role science, technology, and human ingenuity can play in stabilising our environment.
Janek Oiglane of Estonia competes in the men’s decathlon shot put event during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing, China
Usain Bolt of Jamaica sits on a bench with Justin Gatlin of U.S. after the men’s 200 metres final during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing, China on Thursday. Bolt finished in first place and Gatlin in second place
A paramilitary police officer in plain-clothes holding an umbrella keeps watch on Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, on Thursday
Katarina Johnson-Thompson of Britain competes in the women’s long jump qualifying round during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the Bird’s Nest National Stadium in Beijing, China, on Thursday.
An investor looks at an electronic board showing stock information of Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite Index at a brokerage house in Beijing. Asian shares struggled on Wednesday as investors feared fresh rate cuts in China would not be enough to stabilise its slowing economy or halt a stock collapse that is wreaking havoc in global markets
Athletes compete during their men’s 110 metres hurdles heat at the IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing, Aleec Harris of the U.S., Nicholas Hough of Australia, Matthias Buhler of Germany and Ben Reynolds of Ireland compete during their men’s 110 metres hurdles heat at the IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing, China
A Malaysian woman walks past an advertisement outside a jewellery store at a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur. Prices of crude oil and most other commodities rebounded in Asia on Tuesday but stayed under pressure following a global sell-off sparked by the faltering economy in China, the world’s top user of industrial metals and energy. Gold prices remained steady, boosted by prospects of increased demand due to its status as a safe haven in times of turmoil.
An investor looks at an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Beijing, China today. China stocks slumped about 4 percent on Tuesday, touching eight-month lows, as investors dumped shares after a grim “Black Monday” that battered global markets but failed to prompt fresh rescue measures from Beijing.
Cuba’s Maykel D. Masso competes in men’s long jump qualification at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird’s Nest stadium in Beijing
A maintenance worker mops steps at the Beijing Olympic Stadium, also known as the Bird’s Nest, in Beijing, Thursday. Final preparations are being World Athletics Championships
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An explosion goes off as Chinese actors playing Japanese soldiers are filmed in a battle scene during filming of the series “The Last Noble,” set during the second Sino-Japanese War.