Mirror: The boy band bringing joy and local pride to Hong Kong


This picture taken on Aug 6, 2021 shows people taking photos in front of a billboard with a portrait of Anson Lo, a member of Cantopop boyband Mirror, in Hong Kong. Photo: AFP

In the middle of a Hong Kong shopping mall, hundreds of people are excitedly screaming and chanting. But this is not a recent democracy protest.

Instead the crowd has gathered for the latest boy band frenzy sweeping the troubled city, where many are desperate for both a happy escape and a source of local pride.

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