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Chinese police remove church's cross, cite code violations

Posted: July 29, 2014 at 3:18 a.m.

BEIJING -- Hundreds of police took down a church's cross Monday in a city known as "China's Jerusalem" for its many houses of worship in what analysts call a crackdown on church buildings in a coastal region where thousands of people are embracing Christianity.

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Black smoke billows over the skyline as a fire at the oil depot for the airport rages out of control after being struck in the crossfire of warring militias battling for control of the airfield, in Tripoli, Libya Monday, July 28, 2014. The latest violence to plague the country has so far killed scores of people and wounded hundreds as foreigners flee the chaos. Libya's interim government said in a statement that the fire could trigger a "humanitarian and environmental disaster" in Tripoli, appealing for "international help" to extinguish the inferno. (AP Photo/Mohammed Ben Khalifa)

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