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Thousands of shark fins drying on a Hong Kong rooftop.
It's thought they were stored away from the gaze of tourists and conservationists who find the trade hard to stomach.
They say the practice of removing the fin and tossing the shark back into the sea is barbaric.
But shark's fin soup is considered a delicacy by many Chinese diners, who also claim it has medicinal qualities.
- shark fins
thin vertical parts sticking out of the body of sharks which help them move around
- hard to stomach
hard to accept - of something that is unpleasant or wrong
extremely cruel and unpleasant
something rare or expensive that is good to eat
- medicinal qualities
properties which are good for your health