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In pictures: HK handover anniversary

Fireworks in Hong Kong on 1 July

Fireworks explode over Victoria Harbour at the end of a weekend of celebrations to mark the 10th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to China from Britain.

A Buddhist monk tolls a special bell in Hong Kong moments before midnight on 1 July, 2007

At midnight on Saturday, Buddhist monks marked the exact anniversary of the return by tolling a bell to pray for a better future.

Chinese president Hu Jintao (right) swears in Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang for a new five-year term.

On Sunday morning, Chief Executive Donald Tsang was sworn in for a second term in office by Chinese President Hu Jintao.

President Hu Jintao and Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the newly inaugurated Shenzhen Bay Bridge.

Mr Hu then joined Mr Tsang to officially open the new Shenzhen Bay Bridge linking Hong Kong with the mainland.

Chinese helicopters over Hong Kong, 1 July 2007

Chinese helicopters carrying flags were part of the pomp and ceremony of the official celebrations.

Parade to celebrate the handover, 1 July 2007

Dragon dancers and marching bands paraded through the streets and bystanders waved Chinese flags.

Protest rally in Hong Kong 1 July

But not everyone was celebrating. Pro-democracy activists took to the streets for their annual protest march.

Man burns ceremony invitation on Hong Kong street, 1 July 2007

The activists are demanding sweeping reforms in the Hong Kong government, including universal suffrage.

Pandas Ying Ying and Lok Lok at Ocean Park, 1 July 2007

Two giant pandas, Ying Ying and Lok Lok, were mainland China's anniversary gift. They are currently the star attractions at Ocean Park.




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