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In pictures: Hong Kong stand-off

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Tens of thousands of protesters in Hong Kong continue their demonstrations over Monday night, angry at China for limiting their choice in 2017 elections.

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There is a tense stand-off with police, as the pro-democracy protesters defied calls from the authorities to dismantle their camps and return home.

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The demonstrators want China to abandon its plans to vet candidates for the post of chief executive in the 2017 polls.

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The crowds on the streets of the Asian financial hub are a mix of students and members of the Occupy Central civil disobedience movement.

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Early on Monday, Hong Kong police fired tear gas to disperse demonstrators.

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Protests have sprung up in other parts of the city too. On Monday people continued to gather at Mongkok in Kowloon.

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Some banks in the protest areas did not open for business.

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Knock-on protests have taken place in Taiwan, where Taiwanese and Hong Kong students rallied in front of Hong Kong trade offices.

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Protesters continued to use social media, despite attempts by the Chinese authorities to block popular websites, like photo-sharing service Instagram.

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