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Some of the pieces deemed unfit for public display by Chinese cultural officials

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An art piece from Beijing-based artist Chi Peng which is deemed unfit for display by government officials from the cultural bureau is pictured prior the inauguration of the SH Contemporary Art Fair at the Shanghai Exhibition Center September 6, 2012.

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Government officials from the cultural bureau inspect an art gallery before the inauguration of the SH Contemporary Art Fair at the Shanghai Exhibition Center September 6, 2012. Several works at the SH Contemporary deemed unfit for display by the Shanghai culture police were removed from the walls.

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Artist Bi Xin removes one of this art pieces after members of the cultural bureau deemed it unfit for display prior the inauguration of the SH Contemporary Art Fair at the Shanghai Exhibition Center September 6, 2012.

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An art piece from Artist Bi Xin (C) deemed unfit for display by members of the cultural bureau is pictured prior the inauguration of the SH Contemporary Art Fair at the Shanghai Exhibition Center September 6, 2012.

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A portion of an art piece from artist Bi Xin which is deemed unfit for display by members of the cultural bureau is pictured prior the inauguration of the SH Contemporary Art Fair at the Shanghai Exhibition Center September 6, 2012.

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A man takes picture of an art piece deemed unfit for display by members of the cultural bureau prior the inauguration of the SH Contemporary Art Fair at the Shanghai Exhibition Center September 6, 2012.

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A police officer takes pictures of an art gallery prior the inauguration of the SH Contemporary Art Fair at the Shanghai Exhibition Center September 6, 2012. Several works at the SH Contemporary deemed unfit for display by the Shanghai culture police were removed from the walls.

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Workers cover an art piece after it was deemed unfit for display by members of the cultural bureau prior the inauguration of the SH Contemporary Art Fair at the Shanghai Exhibition Center September 6, 2012.

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A police officer stands next to an art piece prior the inauguration of the SH Contemporary Art Fair at the Shanghai Exhibition Center September 6, 2012.

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A combination photo shows the art piece from Beijing-based artist Chi Peng before (top) and after (bottom) after government official from the cultural bureau censored it, prior to the inauguration of the SH Contemporary Art Fair at the Shanghai Exhibition Center September 6, 2012.

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