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IN IMAGES: A Violent Day For Hong Kong's Occupiers

Tensions are flaring in Hong Kong, where young activists have been staging pro-democracy acts of civil disobedience for the past week.

As Scott reported earlier, what appeared to be a coordinated group of pro-Beijing protesters clashed with members of the Occupy Central movement. It's a story best told through images. We'll start with video from the South China Morning Post, and then we'll leave you with a series of images from the wires.

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Pro-democracy demonstrators look on as they protect a barricade from opponents in an occupied area of Hong Kong on Friday. Philippe Lopez /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Policemen try to get a man to let go of a fence guarded by pro-democracy demonstrators. Philippe Lopez /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A group of men in masks rough up a man who tried to stop them from removing barricades from a pro-democracy protest area in the Causeway Bay district of Hong Kong on Friday. Alex Ogle /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A man is held back by police as he screams at pro-democracy protesters to stop occupying an area of the Causeway Bay district. Alex Ogle /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A man is held back by police as he screams at pro-democracy protesters to stop occupying an area of the Causeway Bay district.

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Student protesters are overwhelmed with emotions as they hold onto their tent while being threatened by residents and pro-Beijing supporters in Kowloon's crowded Mong Kok district. Wong Maye-E/AP hide caption

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Student protesters are overwhelmed with emotions as they hold onto their tent while being threatened by residents and pro-Beijing supporters in Kowloon's crowded Mong Kok district.

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Angry locals confront pro-democracy student protesters, demanding that they remove the barricades blocking local streets in Causeway Bay. Wally Santana/AP hide caption

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A student protester is injured after being pulled off and hit by residents and pro-Beijing supporters. Wong Maye-E/AP hide caption

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Police are trying to control the crowds in the Mong Kok neighborhood as residents of Kowloon who are pro-Beijing clash with pro-democracy protesters, screaming at them to "get out." Paula Bronstein/Getty Images hide caption

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Police stand guard outside the government headquarters Friday in Hong Kong. Thomas Campean/Getty Images hide caption

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