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Through The Lens: Today in Pictures, December 1, 2014

A pro-democracy protester blocks a riot policeman during a clash outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong Dec 1, 2014. Hong Kong police baton-charged and pepper-sprayed thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators in the early hours of Monday who
A pro-democracy protester blocks a riot policeman during a clash outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong Dec 1, 2014. Hong Kong police baton-charged and pepper-sprayed thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators in the early hours of Monday who were trying to encircle government headquarters, defying orders to retreat after more than two months of protests. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

The situation heats up in Hong Kong, World Aids Day and a Christmas tree throwing competition. All this and more in Today In Pictures.

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