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Image of Asia: Watching talks between students, govt leaders in Hong Kong's Admiralty district

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In this photo by Vincent Yu, pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong's Admiralty district give thumbs down as they watch televised talks between government officials and students late Tuesday. The Admiralty protest zone sprawls across a normally busy highway and around the side of the city government headquarters. Dozens if not hundreds of tents are set up there, and a few more appear each day. The protest zone also has makeshift tables in a study area, a phone-charging station run by volunteers and powered by a generator, plus supplies like goggles, umbrellas, snacks and bottles of water that were donated by supporters. The number of protesters usually swells at night into the thousands, then falls to hundreds or fewer in the mornings. The mood is usually light, with families dropping by on the weekends, students studying outside their tents and office workers stepping out for lunch. In contrast, the crowd in gritty blue-collar Mong Kok is a bit more unruly and less willing to follow what the student leaders say.

PHOTO: Pro-democracy protesters give thumbs down as they watch a live TV showing talks between Hong Kong government officials and students at an occupied area by the protesters outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong's Admiralty district,Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014.  Hong Kong officials and student leaders held talks Tuesday to try to end pro-democracy protests that have gripped the southern Chinese city for more than three weeks, though chances of success are slim given the vast differences between the two sides. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Pro-democracy protesters give thumbs down as they watch a live TV showing talks between Hong Kong government officials and students at an occupied area by the protesters outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong's Admiralty district,Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Hong Kong officials and student leaders held talks Tuesday to try to end pro-democracy protests that have gripped the southern Chinese city for more than three weeks, though chances of success are slim given the vast differences between the two sides. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

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