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Traffic, pedestrians and joggers reappeared on the streets of Shanghai on Wednesday as China's largest city began returning to normalcy amid the easing of a strict two-month COVID-19 lockdown that has drawn unusual protests over its heavy-handed implementation.

Residents wearing masks walk through a retail street in Shanghai.Ng Han Guan/The Associated Press

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A police patrol vehicle monitors the crowd along the bund in Shanghai.Ng Han Guan/The Associated Press

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Residents wearing masks walk past a display showing in Shanghai.Ng Han Guan/The Associated Press

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Peope pose for photos along the bund in Shanghai.Ng Han Guan/The Associated Press

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Residents line up outside a mall for mass COVID-19 testing, in Shanghai.Ng Han Guan/The Associated Press

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A child wearing a face mask sits inside a tricycle on a road, after the lockdown was lifted in Shanghai.ALY SONG/Reuters

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A worker in a protective suit stands amid commuters at a subway station in Shanghai.ALY SONG/Reuters

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Children play outdoors at a riverside park, after the lockdown was lifted, in Shanghai.ALY SONG/Reuters

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A Kyowa container ship sails past people spending time at a riverside park in Shanghai.ALY SONG/Reuters

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A police officer wearing a face mask keeps watch as people spending time outdoors at a riverside park in Shanghai.ALY SONG/Reuters

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A man gets his hair cut at a barber shop in Shanghai.Hu Chengwei/Getty Images

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Riders wearing face masks cross a road, after the lockdown was lifted in Shanghai.ALY SONG/Reuters

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