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Massive Hong Kong rally represents growing dissatisfaction with Beijing

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Protesters are taken away at dawn by police officers after hundreds of protesters staged peaceful sit-ins overnight on a street in the financial district in Hong Kong on July 2, following a huge rally to show their support for democratic reform and opposition to Beijing's desire to have the final say on candidates for chief executive.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- Suffocating heat and rising political tension point to a long, hot summer in Hong Kong.

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