A man pushing a stroller passes parallel traders in Hong Kong distributing goods to be brought into Shenzhen, China, on Monday. China said it will limit the number of visits that residents of Shenzhen can make to Hong Kong. The move is an attempt to ease the flow of mainland visitors in the former British colony. Bobby Yip/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Hong Kong police arrest lawmaker and pro-democracy activist Leung Kwok-Hung during a sit-in Thursday as police clear the main protest site in the Admiralty district. Alex Ogle/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A policeman clashes with pro-democracy protesters during an operation to clear an occupied road near the government headquarters in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong early on Monday. Dale de la Rey/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A census by protesters estimates the main protest camp in Hong Kong is home to about 2,200 tents, but most are empty these days as crowds have dwindled. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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After 2 Months, Hong Kong Residents Want Protesters To Head Home

More than 2,000 tents still occupy city streets. The longer the pro-democracy demonstration goes on, the more unwelcome it becomes.

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Floor traders study stock prices in the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2013. Kin Cheung/AP 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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Police forces remove pro-democracy barricades in the Causeway Bay district of Hong Kong at dawn on Tuesday. Police armed with bolt cutters, chainsaws and sledgehammers made a renewed attempt to remove barricades along a stretch of the main protest site held by pro-democracy demonstrators for the past two weeks. Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images 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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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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A pro-democracy protester sleeps on a concrete road divider on a street outside the Hong Kong Government Complex on Sunday in Hong Kong. Chris McGrath/Getty Images hide caption

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Pro-democracy protesters chant slogans as they gather next to the central government offices in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Alex Ogle/AFP/Getty Images 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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