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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News reports say Australia's security services tried to spy on Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. Made Nagi/EPA /LANDOV hide caption

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Billboards advertise apartments as construction takes place in the Har Homa section of Jerusalem. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has intervened after his housing minister announced plans for some 20,000 additional housing units in another sensitive area, known as E1, just east of Jerusalem in the West Bank. Jim Hollander/EPA /LANDOV hide caption

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An exterior view of the Bloomberg building in New York. Bloomberg staffers say editors spiked a story that exposed financial ties between a tycoon and family members of top Chinese officials. Eduardo Munoz /Reuters /Landov hide caption

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French President Francois Hollande speaks to the media at the World Bank Paris Office in Paris on Friday. Michel Euler/Pool/EPA /LANDOV hide caption

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A view of the Australian embassy (center-right) and surrounding buildings in Jakarta, Indonesia. The Indonesian government summoned the Australian envoy in Jakarta over reports that his embassy was involved in U.S.-led surveillance operations. Mast Irham /EPA /LANDOV hide caption

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A vehicle from the Chinese police special tactical unit guards the sidewalk Tuesday where it is believed a car drove up before it plowed through a crowd and crashed and burned in Beijing's Tiananmen Square. Ng Han Guan/AP hide caption

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