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.
A man, who attempted to attack Hong Kong media magnate Jimmy Lai, is held on the ground with his limbs tied by pro-democracy protesters in an occupied area in Hong Kong. Three men were restrained by pro-democracy protesters after they tried to attack Lai, an outspoken critic of Beijing who has supported pro-democracy activists through his publications and with donations, at the protest site. Pro-democracy protesters used plastic cords to bind the men as they waited for police to arrive at the scene.
Posters showing the eyes of pro-democracy protesters are displayed in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong. Bailiffs and police are planning to take action at protest sites in the city, as pressure grows on demonstrators to leave, the government said.
No photo signs at pro-democracy encampments in Hong Kong. While some protesters are happy to be interviewed and photographed, others do not want their faces shown for fear of possible reprisals from the authorities who have declared the rallies illegal.
A poster showing Hong Kong‘s Chief Executive C.Y. Leung is seen on a wall at the Occupy Central protest site in the Admiralty District in Hong Kong, Hong Kong. The protest site is full of artwork, changing daily as new pieces are put up across the walls outside Hong Kong’s Government Complex.