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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

Health officers in full protective gear wait to cross a road near a wholesale poultry market in Hong Kong.

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Health officers in full protective gear wait to cross a road near a wholesale poultry market in Hong Kong on Tuesday.

A performer wearing a traditional costum...A performer wearing a traditional costume looks on during an event organised by a shopping mall to celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year of the horse in Hong Kong on January 23, 2014. The Lunar New Year falls on January 31 and marks the beginning of the year of the horse in China.  AFP PHOTO / Philippe LopezPHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images

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A performer wearing a traditional costume looks on during an event organised by a shopping mall to celebrate the Chinese New Year in Hong Kong. The lunar new year falls on January 31 and marks the start of the Year of the Horse in ChinaRead more

Commuters travel on the Star Ferry (R) in Victoria Harbour from Kowloon to Hong Kong island (background) on November 21, 2013. Hong Kong's economy grew "moderately" year-on-year in the third quarter as domestic demand and "resilient" growth in the mainland Chinese market offset a weaker environment in the West, officials said on November 15.

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Commuters travel on the Star Ferry in Victoria Harbour from Kowloon to Hong Kong island on Thursday.

Lights from apartment buildings and office blocks clustered tightly together in Hong Kong's Kowloon district on Monday.  Home prices in the crowded city have risen by 120 per cent since 2008, and by more than 30 per cent from their previous peak in 1997, with prices in the luxury market being pushed up by wealthy buyers from mainland China.

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Apartment buildings and office blocks clustered tightly together in Hong Kong’s Kowloon district. Home prices in the crowded city have risen 120 per cent since 2008, and by more than 30 per cent from their previous peak in 1997, with prices in the luxury market being pushed up by wealthy buyers from mainland China.

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Men stroll past a painting by Chinese artist Yue Minjun, entitled Between Men and Animal, during a Sotheby’s auction preview in Hong Kong. The work is estimated at $644,650 to $1,031,440.

TOPSHOTS A worker activates an hydraulic...TOPSHOTS A worker activates an hydraulic press at a waste paper collection outlet in Hong Kong on September 25, 2013.  While the former British colony already recycles around half of its waste, its per capita generation of domestic waste remains significantly higher than other leading Asian cities, including Tokyo, Seoul and Taipei.

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A worker activates an hydraulic press at a waste paper collection outlet in Hong Kong on Wednesday. The former British colony already recycles about half of its waste, and its per capita generation of domestic waste remains significantly higher than other leading Asian cities, including Tokyo, Seoul and Taipei. Read more

The child of refugee parents from Africa looks on during a protest to demand changes to a food distribution that they say fail to meet refugee needs in Hong Kong on September 2013.  Hong Kong may be one of Asia's wealthiest banking and luxury hubs, but the picture is very different for hundreds of asylum seekers forced into slum-like conditions as they scrape a living in the city, say campaigners.

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The child of refugee parents from Africa looks on during a protest to demand changes to food distribution that they say fails to meet refugee needs in Hong Kong on Tuesday. Hong Kong may be one of Asia’s wealthiest banking and luxury hubs, but the picture is very different for hundreds of asylum seekers forced into slum-like conditions as they scrape a living in the city, say campaigners.