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Pedestrians walks past a display of the Hang Seng index closing... News PhotoClosing,Finance,Hang Seng Index,Hong Kong,Pedestrian,Stock Market,Vertical,WalkingPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPPedestrians walks past a display of the Hang Seng index closing numbers in Hong Kong on January 2, 2013. Hong Kong shares ended 2.89 percent higher after the US Congress approved a deal to avert the 'fiscal cliff' of tax rises and spending cuts, with the benchmark Hang Seng Index rising 655.06 points to close at 23,311.98. AFP PHOTO / Antony DICKSON (Photo credit should read ANTONY DICKSON/AFP/Getty Images)