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A Chinese Christian woman prays during a service at an underground independent Protestant Church in Beijing, China. China, an officially atheist country, places a number of restrictions on Christians and allows legal practice of the faith only at state-approved churches
Police officers gather near a pro-democracy protest in the central district of Hong Kong on Monday.
Kyla Ross of the United States jumps onto the vault as she competes in the women’s all-round final of the Artistic Gymnastics World Championship at the Guangxi Gymnasium in Nanning, capital of southwest China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on Friday
Pro-democracy demonstrators sleep on the ground near a barricade in Hong Kong on Thursday
A protester sits under a tent as she helps block an area around the government headquarters in Hong Kong. Pro-democracy protests in Beijing-controlled Hong Kong subsided on Monday as students and civil servants returned to school and work after more than a week of demonstrations, but activists vowed to keep up their campaign of civil disobedience.
Pro-democracy demonstrators display placards as they gather near a ceremony marking China’s 65th National Day in Hong Kong on Wednesday
A paramilitary policeman spreads a Chinese national flag during a flag-raising ceremony to mark the 65th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, in Hefei, Anhui province on Wednesday
Serena Williams of the US serves during her singles match against Spain’s Silvia Soler-Espinosa at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing on Monday.
Workers set up a scaffolding on a building site in Shanghai. Concerns over China’s economy, a key driver of global growth, have intensified following recent lacklustre data, with economists calling for authorities to take further action to kick-start growth.
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A rally at the Chinese University of Hong Kong saw thousands of students from more than 20 tertiary institutions start a week-long boycott of classes in protest against Beijing’s conservative framework for political reform in the region
Tibetan exiles are detained by police in New Delhi during a protest outside the venue of a meeting between China’s President Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi, prime minister of India
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A Chinese security guard sits on a bench as he watches over a park on Wednesday in Beijing, China.
A man rides his bicycle as people walk on the “first mobile phone sidewalk in China”, which was recently installed at a tourism area in Chongqing municipality
A woman sells a portrait of China’s late chairman Mao Zedong at a busy street in Shanghai
A vendor waits for customers in a market in Hefei, east China’s Anhui province on Thursday
A worker makes repairs below electricity and communications cables on a pylon in Beijing on Friday
People gather at the Aviation Martyr Memorial in Nanjing, east China‘s Jiangsu province, on Wednesday to commemorate those who died at the 69th anniversary of victory over Japan in the second world war
Lightning strikes over buildings during heavy rainfall in Kunshan, Jiangsu province.
A Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldier stands guard at the entrance to the PLA’s Hong Kong Garrison headquarters in Hong Kong
Zhang Guanhui, impersonating Michael Jackson, dances in front of his house located in a village for migrant workers in Beijing