Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong

Protesters scuffle with police officers on a downtown street during an annual pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong Monday, July 1, 2013. Tens of thousands of the protesters demanded their widely disliked Beijing-backed leader resign and pressing for promised democratic reforms so they can choose their own top representative. The march is an annual event that underscores the growing gulf between Hong Kong and the mainland 16 years after the city ceased to be a British colony and came back under Beijing's control. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

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Tens of thousands of Hong Kong residents gather at Victoria Park for an annual pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong Monday, July 1, 2013. The protesters demanded their widely disliked Beijing-backed leader resign and pressing for promised democratic reforms so they can choose their own top representative. The march is an annual event that underscores the growing gulf between Hong Kong and the mainland 16 years after the city ceased to be a British colony and came back under Beijing's control. (AP)

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