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Photos of the month: June
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(Warning: graphic content.) Police officers fire a tear gas during a demonstration against a proposed extradition bill in Hong Kong, China June 12, 2019. More than a million people have taken to the streets at times over the past three weeks to vent their anger and frustration at Hong Kong's Beijing-backed leader, Carrie Lam, posing the greatest popular challenge to Chinese leader Xi Jinping since he came to power in 2012. Opponents of the now-suspended bill, which would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial in courts controlled by the Communist Party, fear it is a threat to Hong Kong's much-cherished rule of law and are demanding it be scrapped and Lam step down. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha