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Tourists from mainland China take photos in front of a large outdoor banner showing what Hong Kong looks like on a clean air day, on Wednesday. Hong Kong’s air pollution index’ reached ‘very high’ in Central and Western District, Causeway Bay and Mongkok, with ‘very high’ levels of toxic ozone and nitrogen dioxide recorded at roadside monitoring stations
A man crosses an empty street in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Hong Kong battened down as typhoon Utor forced the closure of the city’s financial market and schools and disrupted hundreds of flights after leaving six dead in the Philippines.
Hong Kong is bracing for Typhoon Utor, which swept through the Philippines. The strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year caused floods and landslides, killing at least two people as rescuers raced to reach isolated villages in the storm’s path.
Ivory tusks are stored in boxes at Hong Kong Customs after they were seized from a container at Kwai Chung Container Terminal.
Shoppers walk down stairs featuring a 5m-high reproduction of Vincent van Gogh’s signature painting “Sunflowers”, at the entrance to Ocean Terminal in Hong Kong. A premium 3D reproduction of works of Van Gogh, the Relievo collection, approved by the curators of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, is on display at a gallery inside Harbour City shopping mall attached to the terminal.
Protesters scuffle with police officers during an annual pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong. Tens of thousands of protesters demanded that their Beijing-backed leader resign and pressed for promised democratic reforms so they can choose their own top representative.