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Workers peel papers off a wall as they re-paint the Chinese Communist Party flag on it at the Nanhu revolution memorial museum in Jiaxing...Workers peel papers off a wall as they re-paint the Chinese Communist Party flag on it at the Nanhu revolution memorial museum in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province May 21, 2014. REUTERS/Chance Chan (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY)

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Workers peel papers off a wall as they re-paint the Chinese Communist party flag at the Nanhu revolution memorial museum in Jiaxing Read more

President Putin on official visit to China

Mikhail Metzel

President Xi Jinping of China and Russia’s Vladimir Putin at the fourth summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia. An eleventh-hour agreement was made to import gas to China.

Security personnel take part in a launching ceremony of joint armed patrols by difference security forces for railway station areas in Shanghai railway station in Shanghai on May 14, 2014, days ahead of the 4th Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA). Beijing has launched armed police patrols earlier to handle violent incidents in the capital, city authorities said, three weeks ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen crackdown and after a series of attacks on civilians.

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Shanghai increases security around railway station areas on Wednesday, ahead of next week’s 4th Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia.

Chinese trishaw drivers take nap while waiting for customers at a hutong alley near the drum tower, a tourist spot in Beijing, China Wednesday, May 7, 2014.

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Trishaw drivers take a nap while waiting for customers at a hutong alley near the Drum Tower, a tourist spot in Beijing, China

A young performer cries as she parades during the Bun Festival on Cheung Chau island in Hong Kong Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Bun festival, the Taoist God of the Sea, is worshipped and evil spirits are scare away by loud gongs and drums during the procession. The celebration includes bun scrambling, parades, opera performances, and children dressed in colorful costumes.

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A young performer cries at the Bun Festival procession on Cheung Chau island, Hong Kong. During the parade the Taoist god of the sea is worshipped and evil spirits are scared away by loud gongs and drums.

A man cleans the teeth of a hippopotamus at a wild life reserve park in Guangzhou

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A man cleans the teeth of a hippopotamus at a wild life reserve park in Guangzhou, Guangdong province in China.

Visitors look at fish in the aquarium inside the Chimelong Ocean Kingdom in Zhuhai on April 29, 2014.  The park which claims to be the world's largest ocean theme park was built at an estimated cost of USD3.3 billion and opened in March of this year.

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Aquarium visitors take in the submarine view at the Chimelong Ocean Kingdom in Zhuhai, Guangdong province, China on Tuesday. The ocean theme park claims to be the world’s largest and opened in March.

Visitors participate in the annual water-splashing festival to mark the New Year of the Dai minority in Xishuangbanna...Visitors participate in the annual water-splashing festival to mark the New Year of the Dai minority in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan province April 15, 2014. Last Sunday marked the beginning of the 1,376th New Year, according to the ethnic Dai minority calendar. REUTERS/China Daily (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA

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Visitors participate in the annual water-splashing festival to mark the new year of the Dai minority in Xishuangbanna. Last Sunday marked the beginning of the 1,376th new year, according to the ethnic Dai calendar. Read more

People dance with umbrellas during a celebration for the New Year of the Dai minority in Xishuangbanna...People dance with umbrellas during a celebration for the New Year of the Dai minority in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan province, April 14, 2014. Last Sunday marked the beginning of the 1,376th New Year, according to the ethnic Dai minority calendar. REUTERS/Wong Campion (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY)

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People dance with umbrellas during a celebration for the New Year of the Dai minority in Xishuangbanna, China. Last Sunday marked the beginning of the 1,376th New Year, according to the ethnic Dai calendar.

She shakes off bees after an attempt to cover his body with bees in Chongqing municipality

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She Ping, a 34-year-old beekeeper, shakes off bees after an attempt to cover his body with bees in Chongqing municipality. He used queen bees to successfully attract more than 460,000 bees, weighing over 45 kg.