October 22, 2012
Mong Kok District, Hong Kong
Photograph by Mark Leong, National Geographic
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A neon-soaked district beloved by Hong Kong film directors, Mong Kok blazes with massage parlors and karaoke joints, conjuring visions of gangster shoot-outs. Triads, the local gangs, stay low profile, specializing in extortion and loan-sharking.
See more pictures from the June 2012 feature story "Hong Kong: In China’s Shadow."
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