Pro-democracy protesters carrying portraits of Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying march to his residence in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Bobby Yip/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Adi Asulin stands in the kitchen of her family's remodeled apartment north of Tel Aviv. She saved thousands of dollars by flying to China to buy furnishings and flooring directly from manufacturers. Emily Harris/NPR hide caption

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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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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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Zhaxi Cairang (right), a 59-year-old Tibetan nomad, moved to a city in western China 15 years ago as part of a government effort to settle nomads. But Zhaxi says he plans to return to herding yaks next year. His son Cicheng Randing was raised in the city, but his father wants to expose him to traditional nomadic life as well. Anthony Kuhn/NPR hide caption

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A student prays in front of a temporary altar during a rally outside government headquarters in Hong Kong on Sept. 24. Bobby Yip/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Hong Kong Chief Secretary Carrie Lam speaks during a news conference at a government office Thursday in Hong Kong. She announced that her government was calling off planned talks with student activists. Rolex Dela Pena/EPA/Landov hide caption

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Protesters dressed as Chinese Red Guards chant during a May demonstration in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. People from Hong Kong staged a satirical rally to urge Chinese tourists to stay in mainland China. Competition for housing, grades and jobs between the two groups have produced deep tensions. Anthony Kwan/Getty Images hide caption

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A woman walks past umbrellas with pro-democracy slogans written on them at a protest site near Hong Kong government headquarters on Saturday. Wong Maye-E/AP hide caption

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The 14th Dalai Lama speaks in New Zealand on December 5, 2009. The religious leader is now 79, and says he can imagine being the last Dalai Lama: "Twenty-six hundred years of Buddhist tradition cannot be maintained by one person," he tells Jörg Eigendorf. Hannah Peters/Getty Images hide caption

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Tourists gather in front of old and new Casino Lisboa during a Chinese New Year celebration in Macau, a special administrative region of China, on Feb. 1. For decades, the Lisboa was the only game in town. Now, the world's biggest gambling companies are scrambling to set up shot in what was once a sleepy Portuguese colony. Vincent Yu/AP hide caption

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Student protesters in Hong Kong resist during a change of shift for local police but backed down after being reassured they could reoccupy the pavement outside the government compound's gate. Wong Maye-E/AP hide caption

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People read newspapers placed along a street blocked by protesters outside the government headquarters building in Hong Kong on Wednesday. While Hong Kong media are covering the protests closely, media in mainland China have been mostly quiet. Carlos Barria/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Pro-democracy activists sleep, rest and walk on a street near the government headquarters Tuesday in Hong Kong. Students and activists, many of whom have been camped out since late Friday, spent a peaceful night singing as they blocked streets in Hong Kong in an unprecedented show of civil disobedience to push demands for genuine democratic reforms. Wong Maye-E/AP hide caption

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