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Hong Kong's secret street racing world

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As night begins to give way to dawn, 40 high-performance cars pull up on an empty Hong Kong backstreet. While the city sleeps, their revving engines fill the air with a heavy smell of petrol. 

A driver places his hand on the steering wheel on his modified racing car before a race in Hong Kong, on April 7, 2013. As night begins to give way to dawn, 40 high-performance cars pull up on an empty Hong Kong backstreet. Their revving engines fill the air with a heavy smell of petrol as the city sleeps.

The drivers huddle together to set the route, always at the last possible minute. One of them spots the red and blue glare of police lights and they scramble to their cars, regrouping a few miles away to continue the race.

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