Pro-democracy protesters gather during a rally of the ongoing Occupy Central movement in the Admiralty District of Hong Kong on Monday. The territory's leader has accused foreign elements of helping stoke unrest. Jeon Heon-kyun/EPA/Landov hide caption

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Student demonstrators don't want to fall behind on their studies, so volunteers built them an outdoor study hall. Some of the desks are built into the concrete highway divider. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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Pro-democracy protesters shout slogans during a standoff with police outside the central government offices in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong on Wednesday. Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Tourists take pictures inside Wat Pho temple in Bangkok in August. Tourism, a key part of Thailand's economy, is down 20 percent this year following political violence and a military coup. Borja Sanchez-Trillo/Getty Images hide caption

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An umbrellas is placed near tents set up by pro-democracy protesters in an occupied area near government headquarters in Hong Kong on Thursday. Hong Kong officials have revived an offer for talks with the activists, but also emphasized that Beijing will never agreed to their demand for open elections. Vincent Yu/AP hide caption

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