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China opens world's longest sea bridge

Chinese leader Xi Jinping has opened one of the world's longest bridges, linking Hong Kong and Macau to the Chinese mainland.

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China opens world's longest sea bridge

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  1. China opens world's longest sea bridge

  2. At a cost of $120 billion dollars, it will link Hong Kong and Macau to southern China, the economic engine that powered Beijing's rise. REUTERS/Aly Song

  3. A general view of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge before its opening ceremony. The total span of the bridge is 34 miles, including an undersea tunnel and access roads. REUTERS/Aly Song

  4. A Chinese white dolphin jumps out of the sea in front of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge off Lantau island in Hong Kong. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

  5. Beijing wants the bridge to help foster a so-called "greater bay area" to rival San Francisco or Tokyo. REUTERS/Aly Song

  6. Members of the media take pictures on the Hong Kong side of the bridge. Hong Kong and Macau operate under China's "one country, two systems" policy.

  7. Chinese President Xi Jinping attends the opening ceremony of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge.

  8. An evening view of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge and its entrances to a cross sea tunnel, off Lantau island in Hong Kong. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

  9. A general view of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge is seen from a rooftop pool before its opening ceremony. REUTERS/Aly Song

  10. A general view of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge is seen before its opening ceremony. REUTERS/Aly Song

  11. A view on the Hong Kong side of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge before its opening. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

  12. A general view of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge. China has opened the world's longest sea bridge and one of the world's longest bridges, linking Hong Kong and Macau to the Chinese mainland. REUTERS/Aly Song

  13. A journalist runs on the Hong Kong side of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge before its opening. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

  14. A worker stands on the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge under construction in Zhuhai, May 2017. REUTERS/James Pomfret

  15. A general view of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge is seen before its opening ceremony. REUTERS/Aly Song

  16. A general view of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge. REUTERS/Aly Song

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