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Hong Kong protesters and police clash


Pro-democracy protesters tried to surround the government headquarters in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong. After failing to shut down the government, pro-democracy leader Joshua Wong announced that he and two other members of his group will go on a hunger strike until the city’s chief executive restarts dialogue on electoral reform.–By Thea Breite
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1. Pro-democracy protesters gather at Tamar, near the government headquarters in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong on December 1, 2014. (Dale de la Rey/AFP/Getty Images)

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2. Tensions soared in the third month of pro-democracy protests. (Dale de la Rey/AFP/Getty Images)

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3. Pro-democracy protesters face-off with police. (Dale de la Rey/AFP/Getty Images)

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4. Protesters build a barricade in an escalator leading to parts of the Central Government Office complex that the protesters tried to surround. (Jerome Favre/EPA)

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5. An electoral pummeling for Taiwan’’s pro-Beijing ruling party and a new spike in pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong have delivered a reality check to Chinese President Xi Jinping just when he was riding a wave of high-profile diplomacy. (Dale de la Rey/AFP/Getty Images)

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6. Police move in to clear pro-democracy protesters from Lung Wo Road, next to the Hong Kong Chief Executive’s Office. (Jerome Favre/EPA)

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7. A pro-democracy protester blocks a riot policeman during a clash outside the government headquarters. (Bobby Yip/Reuters)

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8. A policeman points at pro-democracy protesters. (Dale de la Rey/AFP/Getty Images)

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9. Students fought running battles with police outside government headquarters. (Jerome Favre/EPA)

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10. Police unleashed pepper spray and baton charges at students who tried to storm Hong Kong’s government headquarters. (Jerome Favre/EPA)

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11. Smoke billows from the People’s Liberation Army Hong Kong Garrison, second building from right. Firemen put out the blaze and no one was hurt. (Jerome Favre/EPA)

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12. Young students study in a makeshift classroom set up on a main road at another major pro-democracy protest site. Hong Kong’s leader, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, said on December 1 that pro-democracy protests were “in vain” after some of the worst violence since the rallies began. (Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images)

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