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Thousands of Hong Kong students have begun a week-long boycott of classes to protest Beijing's decision to rule out fully democratic elections in the former British colony.
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Thousands of students stage a rally at the Chinese University of Hong Kong campus, in Hong Kong, Sept. 22, 2014. (Hai Yan / VOA)
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Thousands of students stage a rally at the Chinese University of Hong Kong campus, in Hong Kong, Sept. 22, 2014. (Hai Yan / VOA)

Students rally at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, in Hong Kong, Sept. 22, 2014. (Hai Yan / VOA)
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Students rally at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, in Hong Kong, Sept. 22, 2014. (Hai Yan / VOA)

Thousands of Hong Kong students boycott classes to protest Beijing’s decision to restrict electoral reforms, Hong Kong, Sept. 22, 2014. (Hai Yan / VOA)
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Thousands of Hong Kong students boycott classes to protest Beijing’s decision to restrict electoral reforms, Hong Kong, Sept. 22, 2014. (Hai Yan / VOA)

Hong Kong students by the thousands boycott classes to protest Beijing’s decision to restrict electoral reforms, Hong Kong, Sept. 22, 2014. (Hai Yan / VOA)
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Hong Kong students by the thousands boycott classes to protest Beijing’s decision to restrict electoral reforms, Hong Kong, Sept. 22, 2014. (Hai Yan / VOA)

Student protest sign that reads,“Student strike is the beginning, require Hong Kong Professional Teachers' Union to support teacher's strike,” Hong Kong, Sept. 22, 2014. (Hai Yan / VOA)
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Student protest sign that reads,“Student strike is the beginning, require Hong Kong Professional Teachers' Union to support teacher's strike,” Hong Kong, Sept. 22, 2014. (Hai Yan / VOA)

The students on strike have wide support from college administrators and faculty who have offered leniency to students who skip classes to attend the strike, Hong Kong, Sept. 22, 2014. (Hai Yan / VOA)
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The students on strike have wide support from college administrators and faculty who have offered leniency to students who skip classes to attend the strike, Hong Kong, Sept. 22, 2014. (Hai Yan / VOA)

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