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Social Unrest Across China in 2011

Over the past year, China has seen increasing public discontent about several issues. Protests across the country have been widely documented and photographed by participants using mobile phones and social media.

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Residents demand the closure of a petrochemical plant in Dalian on August 14, 2011. (Reuters)
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Residents demand the closure of a petrochemical plant in Dalian on August 14, 2011. (Reuters)

People photograph riot police at demonstrations for the closure of a petrochemical plant in Dalian on August 14, 2011. (Reuters)
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People photograph riot police at demonstrations for the closure of a petrochemical plant in Dalian on August 14, 2011. (Reuters)

Residents take pictures with their cell phones as government officials address demonstrators in Dalian. (Reuters)
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Residents take pictures with their cell phones as government officials address demonstrators in Dalian. (Reuters)

People walk at a busy street after a night of protest in Zhili town on October 28, 2011. (Reuters)
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People walk at a busy street after a night of protest in Zhili town on October 28, 2011. (Reuters)

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