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Free Liu Xiaobo Vigil

Hundreds gathered outside the former Legislative council
Building to attend a candlelight vigil to demand the
unconditional release of Liu Xiaobo and his wife, Liu
Xie from de facto house arrest.

61-year-old Liu is the first Chinese to win the Nobel
Prize in 2010, and is the only laureate serving a
prison sentence. He is on medical parole with
terminal liver cancer but no chemotherapy or
surgery or return to Beijing allowed.

Central Hong Kong | 2017
30 June 2017

Joshua Wong Leads Protest Ahead of Xi's Visit

Joshua Wong, Legislators Leung Kwok-hung (aka Long Hair) and
Nathan Law plus 23 pro-democracy activists staged a peaceful
protest at the iconic Golden Bauhinia Square on Wednesday,
the eve of President Xi Jiping's 3-day visit to Hong Kong
for the 20th anniversary of the city's transfer of sovereignty.

The activists demanded genuine universal suffrage and the
unconditional release of Liu Xiaobo, the jailed Chinese
Nobel Peace Laureate. All 26 protesters were surrounded
and then arrested by about 500 police and firemen after 4 hours.

Wanchai Hong Kong | 2017
29 June 2017

Padma at Nepal Fair

10-year-old Padma from Pokhara, Nepal is all dressed up
to dance at the Nepal Fair that showcase Nepali culture,
food and handicrafts at the Cultural Centre Plaza.

Tsimshatsui Hong Kong | 2017
28 June 2017

Free Liu Xiaobo

Protesters demand the release of the only Chinese Nobel Peace
Laureate and most famous dissident, Liu Xiaobo, who is on
medical parole after being diagnosed as suffering from
terminal liver cancer on 23 May. No chemotherapy or surgery
or return to Beijing allowed, according to sources.

61-year-old Liu, who participated in the 1989 pro-democracy
Tiananmen Square demonstrations, became the first Chinese
to win the Nobel Prize in 2010, and is the only laureate
serving a prison sentence.

He was arrested in 2008 and subsequently sentenced to 11 years
in prison for 'inciting subversion of state power.' China has
held him incommunicado since.

Causeway Bay Hong Kong | 2017
27 June 2017

Ka-sau Chan's Snoring Shelter

Snoring Shelter is an art installation by artist Ka-sau Chan,
who is inspired by her partner's loud snoring noise that
woke her up one winter morning. Visitors can lie on the
bed surrounded by images of people sleeping with loud
snoring sound, at Comix Home Base.

Wanchai Hong Kong | 2017
26 June 2017

Single Mother C

23-year-old unwed mother 'C' is a full-time student with a
3-year-old daughter. She works parttime at a charitable
organisation and is trying her best in coping with her
busy study schedule while raising her daughter.

"Young Mothers' Life" photo exhibition is organised by
Teen's Key, a NGO that provides holistic (medical
referral, counseling and legal) support for vulnerable
and at risk adolescent girls, at Level 3, Innovation Tower,
Polytechnic University, through 27 June.

Hunghom Hong Kong | 2017
25 June 2017

Rainy Day

A colourful umbrella brightens up the rainy day.

Central Hong Kong | 2017
24 June 2017

Circle Game

Jardine House, aka House of a Thousand Arsehole, is reflected
by the glass panels of Exchannge Square in Hong Kong's Central
Business District.

Central Hong Kong | 2017
23 June 2017


Massive roots of an old tree that demonstrate its stong adaptability
to the tiled brick ground which is so inappropriate for healthy growth.

Happy Valley Hong Kong | 2017
22 June 2017

A Curious Cat

A curious cat at Hong Kong Park.

Admiralty Hong Kong | 2017
21 June 2017

Pink Hat

A stylish lady wearing a pink hat is spotted at the IFC podium.

Central Hong Kong | 2017
20 June 2017

iDiscover Ding Ding

A commemorative tram for the 'iDiscover Ding Ding' programme
is reflected through a puddle at the Witty Street Tram Depot.
The programme and a downloadable app is a joint effort between
iDiscover and Hong Kong Tramways for exploration of the
neighbourhoods along the tramline.

Sai Ying Pun Hong Kong | 2017
19 June 2017

Sitting Pretty

A lady sits on the steps painted with works from the
Hong Kong Museum of Art, as part of the Blooming
Stairs Festival.

Tsimshatsui Hong Kong | 2017
18 June 2017

Klonek's Imaginary Friends

Roman Klonek and his Imaginary Friends are visiting Goethe
Institute in Hong Kong. The artist, born in Katowice, Poland
does old fashioned cartoons and modern block printing styles.
Through 17 June.

Wanchai Hong Kong | 2017
17 June 2017

Up Up and Away

A plane takes off from the Hong Kong Internatioal Airport (HKIA)
climbing steeply at the end of the runway.

More than 100 airlines fly to over 180 cities across the globe.
In 2015, HKIA handled 68.5 million passengers, making it the
8th busiest airport worldwide. Since 2010, it has also surpassed
Memphis as the world's busiest airport by cargo traffic.

Chek Lap Kok Hong Kong | 2017
16 June 2017

Iconic Hong Kong Photos by Fan Ho

Never-before-seen images of Hong Kong by its native son and world-
class photographer Fan Ho are on show in an exhibition 'Visual
Dialogues: Hong Kong through the Lens of Fan Ho' and a new book
'Portrait of Hong Kong' at Sotheby's Gallery through 30 June.

Ho's final book project showcases a more documentary style of
photography compared with the stylised street scenes of 1930s
to 1960s Hong Kong for which he was known.

Admiralty Hong Kong | 2017
15 June 2017

The Chase

Bike racing at the 60th Festival of Sport Hong Kong Track
Cycling Race held at the Hong Kong Velodrome, a world class
indoor cycling facility located at Tseung Kwan O on Sunday.
Competition was intense.

Hang Hau Hong Kong | 2017
14 June 2017


Jardine House, aka House of a Thousand Arsehole, is reflected
in a puddle while Hong Kong is being ravaged by Typhoon Merbok
under signal number 8 on Monday.

Central Hong Kong | 2017
13 June 2017


A woman admires the look and jewelry of a model while walking
past a giant advertising display for a brand-name Italian
luxury goods in an upscale shopping mall.

Causeway Bay Hong Kong | 2017
12 June 2017

Shark Fin Protest Targets Maxim's

Dozens of protesters dressed in bloody shark costumes gathered
outside Maxim's Palace, a popular Hong Kong restaurant group,
demanding it to stop serving shark fin soup in all its
restaurants on Saturday.

Maxim's claims it does not serve fins from endangered sharks
and has reduced the number of fins sold in its restaurants.
Shark fin is considered a delicacy in Chinese cuisine and is
often served as a soup at upmarket and wedding banquets.

Central Hong Kong | 2017
11 June 2017

Kilimanjaro by Mauro Bergonzoli

Kilimanjaro by Mauro Bergonzoli, Italian artist from Milan. With
his modern Neo-Pop-style of painting he revisits historic
subjects and reminds his observer of humanity's beauty and
fantastic achievements. At Awethentic Gallery through 30 June.

Central Hong Kong | 2017
10 June 2017

Masked Kelly

Kelly, who works at a leading media organisation in Hong Kong,
dresses up for a party in Central.

Central Hong Kong | 2017
9 June 2017

Samba Dancers at Racecourse Carnival

Takylla (right), Ellen and Cinti, hot Samba dancers from Rio,
perform to a roaring audience at the Wednesday Carnivale at
the Hong Kong Jockey Club racecourse in Happy Valley.

Central Hong Kong | 2017
8 June 2017

Monika Parties

Frauline Monika from Germany dresses up playfully for a party
in Central.

Central Hong Kong | 2017
7 June 2017

Mourning at June 4 Vigil

A man stands holding a candle with 110,000 to mourn the victims
of the June 4 Tiananmen Massacre in Beijing 1n 1989 during the
annual vigil on Sunday at Victoria Park in Hong Kong, the only
such commemoration on Chinese territory.

Victoria Park Hong Kong | 2017
6 June 2017

110,000 at June 4 Vigil

A sea of light illuminated Victoria Park in Hong Kong on Sunday as
110,000 gathered at the annual candlelight vigil to commemorate
the 28th anniversary of the June 4 Tiananmen Massacre in Beijing
1n 1989. College students organised their own forum on campus.

Victoria Park Hong Kong | 2017
5 June 2017

On the Front Page of the Blog by Tsui Sio-ming, senior journalist, on 5 June 2017 (in Chinese)

Teens Mourn at June 4 Vigil

19 year-old Mary mourns at the annual vigil at Victoria Park, Hong Kong,
with her friends, in memory of the 23th anniversary of the June 4
Tiananmen Massacre. They were all born after the event.

Victoria Park Hong Kong | 2012
4 June 2017

Sea of Candles at June 4 Vigil

The sea of candles at the candlelight vigil at Victoria Park
in Hong Kong where 150,000 people brave thunderstorms and
torrential rain for the 24th June 4 vigil in 2013.

Thunderstorm is forecasted on June 4 this year.

Victoria Park Hong Kong | 2013
3 June 2017

This image was used by Consulate General of Canada for Hong Kong and Macao
as their Facebook Cover Photo in June 2014

Serbia's New President Sworn in at Parliment

Populist leader Aleksandar Vucic was sworn in as Serbia's
president at the Parliment Building on Wednesday. Vucic's
supporters clashed with opposition groups that were
prevented from protesting in downtown Belgrade.

Parliment is known as the House of the National Assembly
of Serbia. Between its completion in 1936 and 2006, it
was the Parliament of Yugoslavia and later the Parliament
of Serbia and Montenegro.

Belgrade Serbia | 2017
2 Jun 2017

Sunset at Sibiu

Sunset at Plaza Mica in Sibiu, Romania, a beautifully restored
Saxon town with cobbled streets and Baroque squares. In 2007,
Sibiu was the first Romanian city to be named a Capital of
Culture of the European Union.

Sibiu Romania | 2017
1 Jun 2017

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