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Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong addresses the crowd outside Hong Kong's Legislative Council on Monday, during a demonstration demanding that Hong Kong's leaders step down and permanently withdraw an extradition bill. Jorge Silva/Reuters hide caption

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Hong Kong Activist Joshua Wong Is Freed, Says He Will Join Mass Protests

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Placards against a controversial extradition law proposal pasted on a wall near the Legislative Council complex in Hong Kong on Friday. Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Protesters react after police fired tear gas during a rally against a controversial extradition law proposal outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Sociology professor Chan Kin-man (left), law professor Benny Tai (center), and Baptist minister Chu Yiu-ming (right) chant slogans before entering the West Kowloon Magistrates Court in Hong Kong on Wednesday to receive their sentences after being convicted on "public nuisance" charges for their role in organizing mass pro-democracy protests in 2014. Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Occupy Central founders Chan Kin-man, Benny Tai and Chu Yiu-ming chant slogans with fellow democracy advocate Tanya Chan, after the four and other activists were convicted of public nuisance crimes related to Hong Kong's "Umbrella Movement" protests. Tyrone Siu/Reuters hide caption

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Vanessa Rodel smiles during a media scrum after arriving with her daughter Keana to the Toronto airport on a flight from Hong Kong this week. She is one of several Hong Kong-based refugees who helped Edward Snowden hide in Hong Kong after his leaks exposed U.S. global surveillance programs. Cole Burston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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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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