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Chinese tourists after paying an additional fee to pose for pictures holding a young tiger at Sriracha Tiger Zoo, in Pattaya district, southeast of Bangkok. Thailand’s zoos are under fire from animal lovers, critical of the tourists who show no care for the species other than a chance for entertainment and having their photo taken.

Nepalese policemen detain exiled Tibetans as they shout slogans during a protest outside the Chinese embassy visa office in Katmandu, Nepal, Monday, March 10, 2014. Police broke up a small Tibetan protest in Nepal's capital and detained the protesters on Monday's anniversary of a failed 1959 uprising against Chinese rule in Tibet. Tibetan refugees in Nepal regularly demonstrate against Chinese rule over their homeland.

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Nepalese policemen detain exiled Tibetans as they shout slogans during a protest outside the Chinese embassy visa office in Katmandu, Nepal on Monday’s anniversary of a failed 1959 uprising against Chinese rule in TibetRead more

Devotees of Chao Pho Kuan U shrine carry a statue through exploding firecrackers during a street procession during the annual vegetarian festival in Phang Nga October 10, 2013. The festival, featuring face-piercing, spirit mediums and strict vegetarianism celebrates the local Chinese community's belief that abstinence from meat and various stimulants during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar will help them obtain good health and peace of mind.

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Devotees of the Chao Pho Kuan U shrine carry a statue through exploding firecrackers during a street procession marking the annual vegetarian festival in Phang Nga, Thailand, on Thursday. The festival, featuring face-piercing, spirit mediums and strict vegetarianism celebrates the local Chinese community’s belief that abstinence from meat and various stimulants during the ninth lunar month of the Chinese calendar will help them obtain good health and peace of mind.

TOPSHOTS Chinese honour guards prepare f...TOPSHOTS Chinese honour guards prepare for the arrival of the Vice President of Venezuela Jorge Arreaza Montserrat and Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao during a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on July 18, 2013. Montserrat is on a visit to China from July 17 to 21  AFP PHOTO / WANG ZHAOWANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images

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Chinese honour guards prepare for the arrival of Jorge Arreaza Montserrat, vice president of Venezuela, and Li Yuanchao, vice president of China, during a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on July 18 2013. Mr Montserrat is on a visit to China from July 17-21. Read more

Dustin seemingly touches the nose of a tiger at the new exhibition 'You are the art' ('Du bist die Kunst') at Augustusburg castle in Augustusburg, Germany, Thursday June 27, 2013. The 24 motives of a Chinese-Korean artists group were painted with a special 3D technique playing with optical illusions. After its premiere in China the exhibition is now shown in Europe for the first time

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Dustin seemingly touches the nose of a tiger at the exhibition You are the Art at Augustusburg Castle, Germany, on Thursday. The 24 motives of a Chinese-Korean artists group were painted with a special 3D technique playing with optical illusions. After its premiere in China the exhibition is being shown in Europe for the first time. Read more

Tourists jump as their friends take photos on Tiananmen square in Beijing on June 4, 2013. Authorities launch a major push every June 4 to prevent discussion of the violently crushed 1989 pro-democracy protests, in which at least hundreds of people died.

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Tourists jump as their friends take photos on Tiananmen Square in Beijing on Tuesday. Authorities in China launch a major push every year on June 4 to prevent discussion of the 1989 pro-democracy protests that were violently crushed and in which hundreds of people died

A boy wearing costume performs Peking Opera at a Kindergarten at Balikun county, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, May 29, 2013. Children in the kindergarten perform several kinds of traditional Chinese operas during a celebration event ahead of the coming International Children's day. Picture taken May 29, 2013. REUTERS/China Daily (CHINA - Tags: EDUCATION SOCIETY) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA

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A boy performs Peking opera at a kindergarten in Balikun county, Xinjiang province in northwest China. Children in the kindergarten perform several kinds of traditional Chinese operas during a celebration of International Children’s day Read more

DemonstratioChinese farmer Yang Chuanye paints a charcoal portrait of Chinese President Xi Jinping...Chinese farmer Yang Chuanye paints a charcoal portrait of Chinese President Xi Jinping, in Jishan county, Shanxi province, May 13, 2013. Yang, 62, started practicing charcoal painting when he was 20. Apart from painting portraits of former and current Chinese leaders, Yang also paints portraits of deceased people from his county as well as neighbouring counties. Picture taken May 13, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS ENTERTAINMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) CHINA OUT. N

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Yang Chuanye, a farmer, paints a charcoal portrait of Xi Jinping, president of China, in Jishan County, Shanxi province. Mr Yang, 62, has been practicing charcoal painting since the age of 20. Mr Yang specialises in painting portraits of former and present Chinese leaders Read more

An exiled Tibetan Buddhist monk carries a portrait of spiritual leader the Dalai Lama during a candlelit protest gathering in Dharmsala, India, Thursday, April 25, 2013. Reports say three Tibetans have died after setting themselves on fire to protest Chinese rule in a western region where authorities have imposed a heavy security presence. More than 100 Tibetans have self-immolated since 2011 to protest Chinese policies in the region and call for the return of their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, from exile.

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An exiled Tibetan Buddhist monk carries a portrait of spiritual leader the Dalai Lama during a candlelit protest gathering in Dharmsala, India on Thursday. Reports say three Tibetans have died after setting themselves on fire to protest Chinese rule in a western region where authorities have imposed a heavy security presence. More than 100 Tibetans have self-immolated since 2011 to protest Chinese policies in the region and call for the return of their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, from exile. Read more

A Chinese soldier stands guard at the main entrance door of the Bayi building where US Joint Chiefs Chairman General Martin Dempsey met with Chinese military officials in Beijing on April 23, 2013.  Dempsey was expected to discuss concerns over tensions with North Korea, amongst other bilateral items.

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A Chinese soldier stands guard at the main entrance door of the Bayi building where US joint chiefs chairman General Martin Dempsey met Chinese military officials in Beijing. Gen Dempsey was expected to discuss concerns over tensions with North Korea. Read more