Celebrations in mainland China, but tear gas in Hong Kong

October 01, 2019

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Several people are shown shrowded in smoke with one person holding a dark umbrella up to refract the sunlight.

Anti-government protesters react in a cloud of tear gas during a demonstration on China's National Day in Hong Kong, China, Oct. 1, 2019.

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Tyrone Siu/Reuters

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