epa04454768 Pro-democracy protesters gather during a rally of the ongoing Occupy Central movement in Admiralty District of Hong Kong, China, 20 October 2014. Pro-democracy protesters gathered for a third night in Hong Kong's busy Mong Kok area, setting up new barricades, as police and protesters blamed each other for violence.  EPA/JEON HEON-KYUN

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