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Buena Vista Park, San Francisco
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Chicago skyline
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RIP Ibolya Ryan, Western expat and teacher, knifed to death by an Emirati woman for reasons yet unknown.
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Umbrella Movement erupts

Frustrated with the lack of progress, student protesters surrounded one of the key government buildings in Hong Kong tonight: the Chief Executive's Office. The office is one city block from the large Occupy location in Admiralty where protesters have been encamped for 2 months. Tension built until a violent clash erupted between police and protesters.

Here, you can see police pepper spraying the protesters, who attempt to shield themselves with umbrellas. This is where the name Umbrella Movement comes from. On the left, you can see a yellow tank that holds the tear spray which the police also used liberally tonight.

Students are upset that the upcoming Chief Executive elections will only allow Hong Kongers to choose between a small number of candidates who will be hand picked by a pro-Beijing Nominating Committee. The protesters' rally cry has been, "我要真普選", translated, "I want real universal suffrage." This is in contrast to what they perceive as a disingenuous form of suffrage put in place by the Chinese government.

More info:
https://www.google.com/search?q=umbrella+movement
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Hong_Kong_protests
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Hong_Kong_electoral_reform
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/1109920-umbrella-movement-to-shopping-revolution-an-interactive-timeline-of-the-occupy-protests-key-events

#umbrellarevolution   #umbrellamovement   #occupycentral   #admiralty
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Opened in 1910, the art nouveau Casino in Constanța, Romania, has seen its fortunes worsen for a hundred years. It was a hospital in WWII and a restaurant during the communist regime. It has been closed and crumbling since 1990.
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Burj Khalifa
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Jebel Hafeet, Al Ain
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Jebel Hafeet, Al Ain
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Al Jaheli Park, Al Ain
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