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Monday, 1 July, 2002, 09:24 GMT 10:24 UK
In pictures: Hong Kong anniversary
Hong Kong is celebrating the five-year anniversary of its handover from British back to Chinese rule. There have been street parades and demonstrations by opposition groups and the Falun Gong meditation movement.

Celebrations and protests in Hong Kong
Celebrations were held alongside protests in the Chinese territory to mark five years of independence

A pro-democracy activist sprays police with fake blood
Activists, mourning the 'death of democracy' sprayed fake blood...

Hong Kong police give directions to human rights protesters carrying a coffin symbolising the death of democracy
...and scuffled with police as they carried a 'democracy coffin'

Jiang Zemin delivers a speech under the Chinese national flag, left, and the HK flag, right
Chinese President Jiang Zemin told Hong Kong it could do better

Falun Gong protest in Hong Kong
Falun Gong followers held silent sit-ins to protest against China's crackdown on the sect on the mainland

Hong Kong policemen in position at a roadblock in the Wanchai area of Hong Kong
Police were deployed throughout the territory to ensure security
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