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An airplane flies past a rainbow at dusk in Beijing...An airplane flies past a rainbow at dusk in Beijing, China, August 3, 2015. Picture taken August 3, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA       TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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An aeroplane flies past a rainbow at dusk in Beijing, China 

Students toss hats as they practice at an acrobatic school in Sanwang village...Students toss hats as they practice at an acrobatic school in Sanwang village, Anhui province, China, July 31, 2015. Over 100 students, mostly young children are currently studying at the school. Most of them came from rural area of Henan, Shandong, Jiangsu and Anhui provinces. Starting at 4 a.m. every morning, students practice an average of 10 hours. The training usually lasts from one month to over a year. Picture taken July 31, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA

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Students toss hats as they practice at an acrobatic school in Sanwang village, Anhui province, China. Over 100 students, mostly young children are currently studying at the school. Most of them came from rural area of Henan, Shandong, Jiangsu and Anhui provinces. Starting at 4 a.m. every morning, students practice an average of 10 hours

A local worker is carried by a digger past the base of a ski slope at Wanlong Ski Resort, in Chongli, Zhangjiakou county, ahead of China’s bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.

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A local worker is carried by a digger past the base of a ski slope at Wanlong Ski Resort, in Chongli, Zhangjiakou county, ahead of China’s bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.

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Customers walk on a staircase at Apple Inc.’s new Canton Road store in the Tsim Sha Tsui district of Hong Kong, China. Apple has opened its fourth store in Hong Kong.

Investors look at screens showing stock market movements at a securities company in Beijing. Chinese shares sank again a day after Shanghai's steepest one-day slide in eight years, defying renewed government vows of support that analysts warned were not enough to soothe nervous investors.

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Investors look at screens showing stock market movements at a securities company in Beijing. Chinese shares sank again a day after Shanghai’s steepest one-day slide in eight years, defying renewed government vows of support that analysts warned were not enough to soothe nervous investors.

Jia Jia, the oldest giant panda living in captivity, set a Guinness World Records title for “Oldest Panda Living in Captivity” on Tuesday, with her age said to put her on par with a human centenarian. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

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Giant panda Jia Jia eats beside a birthday cake made from ice and vegetables as she celebrates her 37-year-old birthday at the Hong Kong Ocean Park, China today. Jia Jia is the oldest giant panda living in captivity, setting a Guinness World Record.

Ethnic Yao minority women brush their long hair near a creek, in Huangluo village of Guilin, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China

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Ethnic Yao minority women brush their long hair near a creek, in Huangluo village of Guilin, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China. The village, known for the long hair of its female residents, attracts about 80,000 tourists a year. More than 80 women in the village have hair longer than 1.4 metres, with the longest reaching 2.2 metres, according to local media. 

Sales staff exhaling vapour while demonstrating an electronic cigarette product at the Beijing International Vapor Distribution Alliance Expo, or the Vape China Expo, at the China International Exhibition Center in Beijing

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Sales staff exhaling vapour while demonstrating an electronic cigarette product at the Beijing International Vapor Distribution Alliance Expo, or the Vape China Expo, at the China International Exhibition Center in Beijing

A nurse leads cataract patients as they walk past a train which serves as a mobile hospital, in Ledu county

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A nurse (R) leads cataract patients as they walk past a train which serves as a mobile hospital, in Ledu county, Qinghai province, China. The train, donated by people from Hong Kong and Macau, came to the county three months ago and has provided free medical treatment to over 900 local cataract patients, local media reported.

A worker looks on amid a pile of logs at a holding area along the Yangon river in Yangon on July 23, 2015. Beijing on July 23 hit out at long jail sentences handed to more than 150 Chinese nationals for illegal logging in Myanmar, in the latest tremor to shake relations between the neighbours

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A worker looks on amid a pile of logs at a holding area along the Yangon river in Yangon on Thursday. Beijing hit out at long jail sentences handed to more than 150 Chinese nationals for illegal logging in Myanmar, in the latest tremor to shake relations between the neighbours

Players battle for the ball during their match at the swamp soccer China tournament in Beijing, China, July 23, 2015.

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Players battle for the ball during their match at the swamp soccer China tournament in Beijing, China

Robots compete in a football match during the RoboCup 2015 in Hefei, east China's Anhui province on Wednesday

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Robots compete in a football match during the RoboCup 2015 in Hefei in eastern China’s Anhui province on Wednesday

Miao Ethnic Group Celebrate Jianhe Yang'asha Culture Festival

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Miao nationality people wearing traditional clothes perform during the 2015 Guizhou Jianhe Yang’asha Culture Festival on Tuesday in Guiyang, China. The three-day festival is held every year to commemorate Yang’asha, a beautiful lady born in a well in the legend of Miao ethnic group.

An old residential building is seen surrounded by a newly-built ring viaduct, in Guangzhou...An old residential building is seen surrounded by a newly-built ring viaduct, in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China, June 18, 2015. The building was planned to be demolished, but several units in the building refused to move out as they couldn't reach a compensation agreement with the authority, local media reported. Picture taken June 18, 2015. REUTERS/Ma Qiang/Southern Metropolis Daily CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA           TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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An old residential building is seen surrounded by a newly-built ring viaduct, in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China. The building was planned to be demolished, but several units in the building refused to move out as they couldn’t reach a compensation agreement with the authority, local media reported 

***BESTPIX*** Petrochemical Plant Ablaze In Shandong...RIZHAO, CHINA - JULY 16:  (CHINA OUT) Flames rise from a petrochemical plant on July 16, 2015 in Rizhao, China. A fire, caused by a liquefied hydrocarbon leak, broke out at around 7:40 a.m. on July 16, at the plant and took 24 hours to put out. No casualties have been reported, according to firefighters.  (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images) ***BESTPIX***

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Flames rise from a petrochemical plant in Rizhao, China. A fire, caused by a liquefied hydrocarbon leak, broke out on Thursday at the plant and took 24 hours to put out. No casualties have been reported, according to firefighters 

A man floating in the waters filled with algae at a beach in Qingdao, in eastern China's Shandong province. The algal phenomenon, an annual occurrence in Qingdao, is usually caused by an abundance of nutrients in the water, especially phosphorus, although the triggers for the enormous blooms which began to appear in the Yellow Sea in 2007 remain uncertain

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A man floats in the waters filled with algae at a beach in Qingdao, in eastern China’s Shandong province. The algal phenomenon, an annual occurrence in Qingdao, is usually caused by an abundance of nutrients in the water, especially phosphorus

A therapist applies traditional moxibustion treatment on a patient in Yiwu

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A therapist applies traditional moxibustion treatment on a patient in Yiwu, Zhejiang province, on Monday. Many Chinese believe that applying herbs on acupuncture points during summer can prevent diseases and ailments in the winter.

A cook uses his smartphone during a break outside a restaurant in Beijing on July 10, 2015

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A cook uses his smartphone during a break outside a restaurant in Beijing on Friday

Tibetan monks take part in a function organized to mark the 80th birthday celebrations of Dalai Lama in Kathmandu on Monday. Nepal ceased issuing refugee papers to Tibetans in 1989 and recognizes Tibet to be a part of China

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Tibetan monks take part in a function organized to mark the 80th birthday celebrations of the Dalai Lama in Kathmandu on Monday. Nepal ceased issuing refugee papers to Tibetans in 1989 and recognizes Tibet to be a part of China

Protesters march during a rally in Hong Kong, China, on Wednesday, July 1, 2015. Organizers of the annual protest marking Hong Kong's return to Chinese rule face new challenges this year after the 79-day Occupy movement failed to force China to the bargaining table

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Protesters march during a rally in Hong Kong, China, on Wednesday