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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.

Indonesian activists with painted faces carry plastic canisters with writings reading 'No to increased fuel' during a protest in Jakarta, Indonesia, 19 June 2013. Hundreds of people staged a protest against the government's plan to raise the price of subsidized fuel. The Indonesian parliament on 18 June agreed on a revised state budget that would pave the way for an increase of 44 percent in petrol prices.

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Indonesian activists carry plastic canisters with “No to increased fuel” written on them during a protest in Jakarta, Indonesia