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China prepares for 70th anniversary of People's Republic founding

A heart-shaped Chinese flag installation ahead of the 70th founding anniversary of the People's Republic of China is seen on a street in Shanghai, September 26.   
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A heart-shaped Chinese flag installation ahead of the 70th founding anniversary of the People's Republic of China is seen on a street in Shanghai, September 26. REUTERS/Aly Song

A heart-shaped Chinese flag installation ahead of the 70th founding anniversary of the People's Republic of China is seen on a street in Shanghai, September 26. REUTERS/Aly Song
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Breeders hold Chinese flags and panda cubs born in 2019 as they pose for pictures during an event marking the upcoming 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China at Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Chengdu, Sichuan province, September 24. China Daily via REUTERS

Breeders hold Chinese flags and panda cubs born in 2019 as they pose for pictures during an event marking the upcoming 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China at Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Chengdu,...more

Breeders hold Chinese flags and panda cubs born in 2019 as they pose for pictures during an event marking the upcoming 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China at Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Chengdu, Sichuan province, September 24. China Daily via REUTERS
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Chinese flags hang outside windows of a building at a university ahead of the 70th founding anniversary of the People's Republic of China in Shenyang, Liaoning province, September 26. REUTERS/Stringer

Chinese flags hang outside windows of a building at a university ahead of the 70th founding anniversary of the People's Republic of China in Shenyang, Liaoning province, September 26. REUTERS/Stringer

Chinese flags hang outside windows of a building at a university ahead of the 70th founding anniversary of the People's Republic of China in Shenyang, Liaoning province, September 26. REUTERS/Stringer
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Couples attend a mass wedding at the city's municipal government building ahead of the 70th founding anniversary of the People's Republic of China in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province, September 22.   REUTERS/Stringer

Couples attend a mass wedding at the city's municipal government building ahead of the 70th founding anniversary of the People's Republic of China in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province, September 22. REUTERS/Stringer

Couples attend a mass wedding at the city's municipal government building ahead of the 70th founding anniversary of the People's Republic of China in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province, September 22. REUTERS/Stringer
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A woman holding a Chinese national flag poses for a photo next to an installation facing Chang'an Avenue ahead of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, in Beijing, September 23. 
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A woman holding a Chinese national flag poses for a photo next to an installation facing Chang'an Avenue ahead of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, in Beijing, September 23. REUTERS/Jason Lee

A woman holding a Chinese national flag poses for a photo next to an installation facing Chang'an Avenue ahead of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, in Beijing, September 23. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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Children dressed in replica uniforms of Red Army are seen at a revolutionary site in Yanan, Shaanxi province, June 27. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Children dressed in replica uniforms of Red Army are seen at a revolutionary site in Yanan, Shaanxi province, June 27. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Children dressed in replica uniforms of Red Army are seen at a revolutionary site in Yanan, Shaanxi province, June 27. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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Planes from the Chinese People's Liberation Army air force fly during a rehearsal of the military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, in Beijing, September 22. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Planes from the Chinese People's Liberation Army air force fly during a rehearsal of the military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, in Beijing, September 22. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Planes from the Chinese People's Liberation Army air force fly during a rehearsal of the military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, in Beijing, September 22. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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Party members hold the Constitution of the Communist Party of China as they pose for a video outside the Yanan Revolutionary Memorial Hall in Yanan, Shaanxi province, June 26. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Party members hold the Constitution of the Communist Party of China as they pose for a video outside the Yanan Revolutionary Memorial Hall in Yanan, Shaanxi province, June 26. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Party members hold the Constitution of the Communist Party of China as they pose for a video outside the Yanan Revolutionary Memorial Hall in Yanan, Shaanxi province, June 26. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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Workers make Chinese flags at a factory ahead of the 70th founding anniversary of People's Republic of China, in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province, September 25.    REUTERS/Stringer

Workers make Chinese flags at a factory ahead of the 70th founding anniversary of People's Republic of China, in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province, September 25. REUTERS/Stringer

Workers make Chinese flags at a factory ahead of the 70th founding anniversary of People's Republic of China, in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province, September 25. REUTERS/Stringer
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A giant screen is set up at Tiananmen Square in preparation for the 70th founding anniversary of People's Republic of China, in Beijing, September 26.  
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A giant screen is set up at Tiananmen Square in preparation for the 70th founding anniversary of People's Republic of China, in Beijing, September 26. REUTERS/Jason Lee

A giant screen is set up at Tiananmen Square in preparation for the 70th founding anniversary of People's Republic of China, in Beijing, September 26. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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A visitor poses in front of pictures of late Chinese Chairman Mao Zedong, former Chinese leaders Deng Xiaoping, Jiang Zemin, Hu Jintao and Chinese President Xi Jinping during an exhibition on China's achievements to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China at the Beijing Exhibition Center, September 24. REUTERS/Jason Lee

A visitor poses in front of pictures of late Chinese Chairman Mao Zedong, former Chinese leaders Deng Xiaoping, Jiang Zemin, Hu Jintao and Chinese President Xi Jinping during an exhibition on China's achievements to mark the 70th anniversary of the...more

A visitor poses in front of pictures of late Chinese Chairman Mao Zedong, former Chinese leaders Deng Xiaoping, Jiang Zemin, Hu Jintao and Chinese President Xi Jinping during an exhibition on China's achievements to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China at the Beijing Exhibition Center, September 24. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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A member of Chinese military band performs at a camp during a tour arranged for media by the press center in charge of celebrating the 70th anniversary of the country's founding, on the outskirts of Beijing, September 25.   Wang Zhao/Pool via REUTERS

A member of Chinese military band performs at a camp during a tour arranged for media by the press center in charge of celebrating the 70th anniversary of the country's founding, on the outskirts of Beijing, September 25. Wang Zhao/Pool via REUTERS

A member of Chinese military band performs at a camp during a tour arranged for media by the press center in charge of celebrating the 70th anniversary of the country's founding, on the outskirts of Beijing, September 25. Wang Zhao/Pool via REUTERS
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A man in a replica uniform of Eighth Route Army holds a red flag as he stands amid trees during "The Defense of Yanan" show, a re-enactment of a famous battle performed daily for visitors, in Yanan, Shaanxi province, June 27.  
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A man in a replica uniform of Eighth Route Army holds a red flag as he stands amid trees during "The Defense of Yanan" show, a re-enactment of a famous battle performed daily for visitors, in Yanan, Shaanxi province, June 27. REUTERS/Jason Lee

A man in a replica uniform of Eighth Route Army holds a red flag as he stands amid trees during "The Defense of Yanan" show, a re-enactment of a famous battle performed daily for visitors, in Yanan, Shaanxi province, June 27. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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A man walks past an exhibit showing China's first successful hydrogen bomb test in 1967, during an exhibition on China's achievements to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China at the Beijing Exhibition Center, September 24. REUTERS/Jason Lee

A man walks past an exhibit showing China's first successful hydrogen bomb test in 1967, during an exhibition on China's achievements to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China at the Beijing Exhibition Center,...more

A man walks past an exhibit showing China's first successful hydrogen bomb test in 1967, during an exhibition on China's achievements to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China at the Beijing Exhibition Center, September 24. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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People pose for pictures in front of a flower installation ahead of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China at Beiling Park in Shenyang, Liaoning province, September 24.   REUTERS/Stringer

People pose for pictures in front of a flower installation ahead of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China at Beiling Park in Shenyang, Liaoning province, September 24. REUTERS/Stringer

People pose for pictures in front of a flower installation ahead of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China at Beiling Park in Shenyang, Liaoning province, September 24. REUTERS/Stringer
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