A view of Canton (Guangzhou), on the Pearl River in China, circa 1840. Canton was already a great trading port when the American ship Empress of China arrived in 1784 to fill up its hold with tea.
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Security and police officers help Pierre Plissonnier, an executive in Air France's long-haul flight unit, to climb over a fence after several hundred employees stormed into the offices of Air France on Monday.
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U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Mark Fedor speaks to the media about the sinking of the container ship El Faro. The Coast Guard has concluded that the ship sank after encountering Hurricane Joaquin on Thursday.