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Rhino horns are prized in Asian countries and can garner tens of thousands of dollars per pound. Wildlife conservationists argue that the appetite for the endangered species' appendage in legal and illegal markets has decimated the population across Africa. Raymond Roig/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Novelist Jin Yong — the pen name for writer and journalist Louis Cha — has died, triggering tributes and mourning from his fans. Here, a customer reads a book at a memorial section at a bookstore in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province. VCG/VCG via Getty Images hide caption

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The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge was lit up in Hong Kong on Monday, days before opening for public use. Called the world's longest cross-sea project, the bridge and tunnel extends for 34 miles. Kin Cheung/AP hide caption

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Volunteer rescuers head home after working to dig out victims of a landslide triggered by heavy rains from Typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippine's Benguet province on Monday. Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A man looks at an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, on Tuesday. Shares tumbled in Asia on Tuesday after a wild day for U.S. markets that resulted in the biggest drop in the Dow Jones industrial average in six and a half years. Shizuo Kambayashi/AP hide caption

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A placard showing Gui Minhai is seen outside the China liaison office in Hong Kong in January 2016. At the time, the publisher had disappeared, only to surface later in Chinese detention. Authorities there released him last fall. He was arrested again last weekend. Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The New York Times says the investigation took place against a backdrop of a major breach of CIA informants in China that began around 2010. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Children stand at attention on the first day of school in Hong Kong in 2015. Education is increasingly becoming a political battleground. Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Worries Grow In Hong Kong As China Pushes Its Official Version Of History In Schools

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Fans cheer as Hong Kong's soccer team prepares to hit the field. Hong Kong fans have taken to booing China's national anthem in recent years to protest Beijing's tightening grip over the city. China's legislature has now made it illegal to disrespect the national anthem and the law will soon be enacted in Hong Kong. Rob Schmitz/NPR hide caption

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In Hong Kong, Booing China's National Anthem Is About To Get More Risky

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A waitress serving shark fin soup in a restaurant in Guangzhou, in southern China's Guangdong province. Environmental and animal rights groups have campaigned for decades against consumption of shark fin, arguing that demand for the delicacy has decimated the world's shark population and that the methods used to obtain it are inhumane. Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Hong Kong in 2012. The territory's public-service broadcaster will replace the BBC with the China National News, broadcast in Mandarin, China's official language, instead of the Cantonese dialect more commonly spoken in Hong Kong. Vincent Yu/AP hide caption

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David Tang, the creator of the Shanghai Tang clothing and accessories chain, sits in his Hong Kong office in 2004. Tang has died at the age of 63. Samantha Sin/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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People stand in front of eggs displayed at a supermarket in Lille, France, on Friday as a scandal over contaminated eggs spreads across Europe. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, and Hong Kong's new Chief Executive Carrie Lam leave after administering the oath for a five-year term in office at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center in Hong Kong Saturday, July 1, 2017. Kin Cheung/AP hide caption

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