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In pictures: Chinese protests

Chinese protesters set light to a Japanese flag

Thousands of people have been taking part in anti-Japanese rallies in China.

A Chinese boy jumps on an anti-Japanese poster

The protesters are angry about a new Japanese history textbook said to play down wartime atrocities.

A Chinese boy holds a toy gun during an anti-Japanese rally in Beijing

The rallies have also been fuelled by anger at the prospect of Japan possibly obtaining a permanent seat on the UN Security Council.

A massive crowd of anti-Japanese protesters in Beijing

Demonstrations have been taking place in Beijing and in a number of large cities across China.

Protesters clash with police during an anti-Japanese rally in Beijing

In some instances, protesters have clashed with police.

A Chinese shop with empty display cases where Japanese products had been displayed

Some protesters have called for a boycott of Japanese goods.

Empty water bottles and thrown eggs outside the Japanese embassy in Beijing

The Japanese embassy in Beijing was also targeted, prompting anger and concern in Tokyo.

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