A police officer blows his whistle at pro-democracy protesters as barricades are removed from an occupied area in Mong Kok district of Hong Kong on Wednesday
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Police clash with protesters as they try to clear the street after agents authorized by bailiff’s removed barricades on Argyle Street in Mongkok district on Tuesday in Hong Kong. The Mong Kok protest site is scheduled for clearance by baliffs this week after Hong Kong’s high court authorized police to arrest protesters who obstruct bailiffs on the three interim restraining orders
Retired paramilitary policemen, who raise and lower China’s flag every day in Tiananmen Square, salute during a farewell ceremony in Beijing on Monday.
Bailiffs walk past people at a makeshift library set up by pro-democracy protesters blocking a main road at the Mong Kok shopping district in Hong Kong on Monday. An injunction to clear the road has been issued but not yet enforced.
Birds fly as the sun sets through a haze in Beijing
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Police disperse pro-democracy protesters outside the Legislative Council building in Hong Kong after clashes with pro-democracy activists on Wednesday
A volunteer marshall at a first-aid post at an encampment set up by pro-democracy protesters in the Causeway Bay district of Hong Kong on Friday.
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U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping walk together with their translators at Zhongnanhai leaders compound before their private dinner on Tuesday
J-10 fighter jets of the Bayi aerobatic team of the People’s Liberation Army Air Force perform during a flight at Airshow China in Zhuhai, Guangdong province, China
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) shakes hands with China’s President Xi Jinping (R), during their meeting at the Great Hall of the People, on the sidelines of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings, in Beijing, China.
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A Chinese guard of honour during a welcoming ceremony for the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
Revellers in costume pose for photos as they celebrate Halloween in Beijing
A model presents a creation by Chinese designer Sun Xuefei from Fei Gallery & Boutique Collection at China Fashion Week in Beijing. The photograph was taken using multiple exposure.
Business people eat their lunch in a part of Hong Kong’s financial central district occupied by pro-democracy protesters
A model wears a Hei Lau creation for the Asahi Kasei Chinese Fashion Designer Creativity Award during China Fashion Week in Beijing
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
China launches a spacecraft from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest province Sichuan. The experimental spacecraft will fly around the moon and back to Earth in preparation for the country’s first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface.
Pro-democracy protesters stand their ground on a barricaded road in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong on Thursday
People flock to an inflated rubber duck by Dutch conceptual artist Florentijn Hofman floating on a lake at the Century Park in Shanghai, China.