An aerial shot shows the skylines of Hong Kong island (foreground) and Kowloon (back left) separated by Victoria harbour. The city’s government on Wednesday unveiled its Beijing-backed plan for leadership elections in 2017.
Lawmaker Ronny Tong sits beside placards left by pro-democracy lawmakers after they boycotted Hong Kong Chief Secretary Carrie Lam during a Legislative Council meeting in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong government on Wednesday unveiled a long-awaited electoral blueprint for selecting the city’s next leader, in a plan that reflected China’s desire for a tightly controlled poll that is likely to rile democracy activists
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A visitor passes inside a section of Zhu Jinshi’s ‘Boat’ Installation art at The Rotunda, Exchange Square on Monday in Hong Kong. The public exhibition brings to Hong Kong for the first time a monumental 18-metre long, 7-metre high installation composed of bamboo, cotton and over 12,000 sheets of xuan (rice) paper
Pro-democracy lawmaker Leung Kwok-hung throws an object at Hong Kong’s financial secretary John Tsang to demand a universal retirement protection scheme during the annual budget report at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong
The Hong Kong team, including Pang Yao, Yang Qianyu, Leung Bo Yee and Meng Zhao Juan, competes during the women’s team pursuit qualifying race at the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, near Paris on Wednesday
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Performers gather during preparations for the lunar new year celebrations in Hong Kong. The Chinese ‘year of the sheep’ begins on February 19
A woman takes a selfie in front of a Lunar New Year display featuring sheep at a shopping mall in Hong Kong
Pro-democracy lawmakers carrying yellow umbrellas — the symbol of the pro-democracy movement — walk out of the legislative chamber as the consultation document is about to be presented in Hong Kong
Traffic resumes after the last Occupy protest site is cleared at a retail district in Hong Kong. The authorities arrested several pro-democracy activists on Monday as they cleared the last of three protest sites, marking the end of the demonstrations that have blocked the city’s streets for more than two months.
Workers remove a banner at an area blocked by pro-democracy protesters outside the People’s Liberation Army headquarters in Hong Kong. Authorities started, on Thursday, clearing the main pro-democracy protest site that has choked roads into the city’s most economically and politically important district for more than two months.
A man walks past a message written on an overpass by pro-democracy protesters at the financial Central district in Hong Kong
A giant 60-meter-tall ferris wheel is lit up as it is used by passengers for the first time, in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong.
Students read books in their tents at the pro-democracy movement’s main protest site in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong on Tuesday. The leader of the student pro-democracy group Scholarism, Joshua Wong, and two other student demonstrators went on hunger strike on Monday.
A pro-democracy protester and a policeman fall to the ground as two other policemen detain the protester during clashes outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong on Monday
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
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.
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A pro-democracy protester prepares to sleep in his tent at the Mongkok occupy site on Thursday in Hong Kong. In a random poll of 513 people conducted by the University of Hong Kong and released yesterday, showed support for the movement decreasing with 83% of those surveyed saying the eight week occupation should end.
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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.