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Rain clouds hang over Central in Hong Kong, Thursday, July 24, 2014. As activists vow to shut down Hong Kongís financial district in protest at Chinaís attempt to hobble democratic elections in the city, businessman Bernard Chan is preparing for the worst. Chanís investment company has added backup phone lines, bought extra laptops and stockpiled instant noodles in case its headquarters downtown is caught in the middle of the protest. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

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Rain clouds hang over central Hong Kong as activists vow to shut down its financial district in protest at China’s attempt to hobble democratic elections in the city. Businessman Bernard Chan is preparing for the worst. Chan’s investment company has added backup phone lines, bought in extra laptops and stockpiled instant noodles in case its headquarters downtown is caught in the middle of the protest. Read more

Tens of thousands of residents gather to march in downtown streets during an annual pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Hong Kong residents began marching through the streets of the former British colony to push for greater democracy in a rally fueled by anger over Beijing's recent warning that it holds the ultimate authority over the southern Chinese financial center. The protest comes days after nearly 800,000 residents voted in a mock referendum aimed at bolstering support for full democracy. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

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Tens of thousands gather during an annual protest in Hong Kong. Residents began marching through the streets of the former British colony to push for greater democracy in a rally fueled by anger after China published a white paper reminding Hong Kong that its independence was subject to Beijing’s authority.

A figure of Transformer is displayed on top of a pier outside the Hong Kong Cultural Centre in Hong Kong...A figure of Transformer is displayed on top of a pier outside the Hong Kong Cultural Centre in Hong Kong June 18, 2014, where the world premiere of Transformer: Age of Extinction will be held on Thursday. Opposite the harbour is Hong Kong's business Central district. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

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A Transformer robot is displayed outside the Hong Kong Cultural Centre where the world premier of ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ will be held on Thursday Read more

French artist Grangeon throws one of his papier-mache pandas at the arrival hall of the Hong Kong airport...French artist Paulo Grangeon throws one of his papier-mache pandas displayed at the arrival hall of the Hong Kong airport June 9, 2014. The installation arrived in the city on Monday, launching the month-long "1600 Pandas World Tour in Hong Kong: Creativity meets Conservation" organized by a local art organiser, according to the official press release.  REUTERS/Bobby Yip

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French artist Paulo Grangeon tosses up one of his papier-mache pandas, on display in the arrival hall of Hong Kong airport. The installation arrived in the city on Monday, launching the month-long “1,600 pandas world tour in Hong Kong: Creativity meets conservation”.

Young participants hold candles as they join tens of thousands of people attending a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong Wednesday June 4, 2014 to mark the 25th anniversary of the June 4th Chinese military crackdown on the pro-democracy movement in Beijing.

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Young participants hold candles as they join tens of thousands of people attending a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong on Wednesday to mark the 25th anniversary of the June 4th Chinese military crackdown on the pro-democracy movement in Beijing

Participants compete in a dragon boat race in Hong Kong Monday, June 2, 2014, as part of celebrations marking the Chinese Dragon Boat Festival, held throughout Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

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Participants compete in a boat race in Hong Kong as part of celebrations marking the Chinese dragon boat festival. Read more

Fans take pictures of South Korean actor Kim Soo-hyun (not seen) during a fan meeting at a promotional event in Hong Kong April 23, 2014. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

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Fans take pictures of South Korean actor Kim Soo-hyun at a promotional event in Hong KongRead more

A man (L) looks at the city's skyline as...A man (L) looks at the city's skyline as a storm approaches in Hong Kong on April 2, 2014. Stormy weather is affecting the city due to a trough of low pressure on coastal areas of neighbouring Guangdong province in southern China. AFP PHOTO / Philippe LopezPHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images

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A storm approaches in Hong Kong. Bad weather is affecting the city due to a trough of low pressure on coastal areas of neighbouring Guangdong province in southern China. Read more

A man (R) prays as sunlight shines throu...A man (R) prays as sunlight shines through hanging incense coils at the Tin Hau Temple in the Yau Ma Tei area of Hong Kong on the fourth day of the Lunar New Year holiday on February 3, 2014.  Chinese communities across Asia came together to usher in the Year of the Horse, with tens of thousands of worshippers flocking to temples across China to pray for good fortune in the new year.

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A man prays as sunlight shines through hanging incense coils at the Tin Hau Temple in the Yau Ma Tei area of Hong Kong on the fourth day of the lunar new year holiday on Monday. Chinese communities across Asia came together to usher in the Year of the Horse, with tens of thousands flocking to temples across China to pray for good fortune Read more

A worshipper looks on as she waits to bu...A worshipper looks on as she waits to burn incense and pray at the Wong Tai Sin Temple to welcome the Chinese New Year of the horse in Hong Kong on January 30, 2014. Tens of thousands of worshippers flocked to temples across to pray for good luck and fortune for the new year.  AFP PHOTO / Philippe LopezPHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images

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A worshipper wearing a Chinese opera outfit waits to burn incense and pray at the Wong Tai Sin Temple to welcome the lunar new year of the horse in Hong Kong. Tens of thousands of worshippers flocked to temples across Hong Kong to pray for good luck and fortune for the new year. Read more