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Chinese paramilitary conduct exercises near Hong Kong border

Military vehicles are parked on the grounds of the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen, China, August 15. Chinese paramilitary forces conducted exercises across the border from Hong Kong, raising fears that Beijing may be preparing to act against mass demonstrations.   
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Military vehicles are parked on the grounds of the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen, China, August 15. Chinese paramilitary forces conducted exercises across the border from Hong Kong, raising fears that Beijing may be preparing to act against...more

Military vehicles are parked on the grounds of the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen, China, August 15. Chinese paramilitary forces conducted exercises across the border from Hong Kong, raising fears that Beijing may be preparing to act against mass demonstrations. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Chinese soldiers practice on the grounds of the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen across the bay from Hong Kong, China, August 15. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Chinese soldiers practice on the grounds of the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen across the bay from Hong Kong, China, August 15. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Chinese soldiers practice on the grounds of the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen across the bay from Hong Kong, China, August 15. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Chinese servicemen attend a crowd control exercise at the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen across the bay from Hong Kong, August 16. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Chinese servicemen attend a crowd control exercise at the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen across the bay from Hong Kong, August 16. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Chinese servicemen attend a crowd control exercise at the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen across the bay from Hong Kong, August 16. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Military vehicles are parked on the grounds of the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen, China, August 15. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Military vehicles are parked on the grounds of the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen, China, August 15. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Military vehicles are parked on the grounds of the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen, China, August 15. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Chinese servicemen stand on a military vehicle at the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen across the bay from Hong Kong, August 16. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Chinese servicemen stand on a military vehicle at the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen across the bay from Hong Kong, August 16. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Chinese servicemen stand on a military vehicle at the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen across the bay from Hong Kong, August 16. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Chinese soldiers march in formation in a stadium of the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen across the bay from Hong Kong, August 15.   REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Chinese soldiers march in formation in a stadium of the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen across the bay from Hong Kong, August 15. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Chinese soldiers march in formation in a stadium of the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen across the bay from Hong Kong, August 15. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Chinese servicemen attend a crowd control exercise at the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen across the bay from Hong Kong, August 16. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Chinese servicemen attend a crowd control exercise at the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen across the bay from Hong Kong, August 16. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Chinese servicemen attend a crowd control exercise at the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen across the bay from Hong Kong, August 16. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Military vehicles are parked on the grounds of the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen, China, August 15.  
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Military vehicles are parked on the grounds of the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen, China, August 15. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Military vehicles are parked on the grounds of the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen, China, August 15. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Chinese soldiers walk in formation on the grounds of the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen across the bay from Hong Kong, August 15. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Chinese soldiers walk in formation on the grounds of the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen across the bay from Hong Kong, August 15. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Chinese soldiers walk in formation on the grounds of the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen across the bay from Hong Kong, August 15. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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A satellite image appears to show Chinese military vehicles at Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen, China, August 12.   Maxar Technologies/via REUTERS

A satellite image appears to show Chinese military vehicles at Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen, China, August 12. Maxar Technologies/via REUTERS

A satellite image appears to show Chinese military vehicles at Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen, China, August 12. Maxar Technologies/via REUTERS
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Military vehicles are parked on the grounds of the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen, August 15.  
 REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Military vehicles are parked on the grounds of the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen, August 15. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Military vehicles are parked on the grounds of the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen, August 15. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Chinese servicemen attend an exercise inside a stadium of the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen across the bay from Hong Kong, August 16. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Chinese servicemen attend an exercise inside a stadium of the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen across the bay from Hong Kong, August 16. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Chinese servicemen attend an exercise inside a stadium of the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen across the bay from Hong Kong, August 16. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Chinese servicemen attend a crowd control exercise at the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen across the bay from Hong Kong, August 16. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Chinese servicemen attend a crowd control exercise at the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen across the bay from Hong Kong, August 16. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Chinese servicemen attend a crowd control exercise at the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen across the bay from Hong Kong, August 16. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Chinese servicemen stand between military vehicles at the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen across the bay from Hong Kong, August 16. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Chinese servicemen stand between military vehicles at the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen across the bay from Hong Kong, August 16. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Chinese servicemen stand between military vehicles at the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen across the bay from Hong Kong, August 16. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Chinese soldiers walk in formation on the grounds of the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen across the bay from Hong Kong, August 15. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Chinese soldiers walk in formation on the grounds of the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen across the bay from Hong Kong, August 15. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Chinese soldiers walk in formation on the grounds of the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen across the bay from Hong Kong, August 15. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Military vehicles are parked on the grounds of the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen, August 15.  
 REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Military vehicles are parked on the grounds of the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen, August 15. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Military vehicles are parked on the grounds of the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen, August 15. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Chinese soldiers practice detaining a person on the grounds of the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen across the bay from Hong Kong, August 15.   REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Chinese soldiers practice detaining a person on the grounds of the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen across the bay from Hong Kong, August 15. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Chinese soldiers practice detaining a person on the grounds of the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen across the bay from Hong Kong, August 15. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Chinese soldiers eat on the grounds of the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen across the bay from Hong Kong, August 15. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Chinese soldiers eat on the grounds of the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen across the bay from Hong Kong, August 15. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Chinese soldiers eat on the grounds of the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen across the bay from Hong Kong, August 15. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Military vehicles are parked on the grounds of the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen, August 15.  
 REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Military vehicles are parked on the grounds of the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen, August 15. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Military vehicles are parked on the grounds of the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen, August 15. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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A satellite image appears to show Chinese military vehicles at Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen, China, August 12.     Maxar Technologies/via REUTERS

A satellite image appears to show Chinese military vehicles at Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen, China, August 12. Maxar Technologies/via REUTERS

A satellite image appears to show Chinese military vehicles at Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen, China, August 12. Maxar Technologies/via REUTERS
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