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A military honor guard prepares for US Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan Greenert's visit with Commander in Chief of The People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy Admiral Wu Shengli at a welcoming ceremony at the PLA Navy headquarters outside of Beijing, China, 15 July 2014.  For the first time since 1971 China's navy participated alongside the US navy in Rim of the Pacific naval exercises last week.

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A military honour guard prepares for US chief of naval operations Jonathan Greenert’s visit with commander-in-chief of The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Wu Shengli at a welcoming ceremony at the PLA navy headquarters outside of Beijing, China

Policemen and volunteers release eagle owls after their recovery from injury, in Cangzhou, Hebei province...Policemen and volunteers release eagle owls after their recovery from injury, in Cangzhou, Hebei province, July 10, 2014. About 36 of these injured rare birds were sent back to the wild after receiving treatment for their injuries, according to local media. REUTERS/China Daily (CHINA - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA

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Policemen and volunteers release eagle owls after their recovery from injury, in Cangzhou, Hebei province in China. About 36 of these injured rare birds were released back into the wild after receiving treatment for their injuries, according to local media

A Chinese woman adjusts the Chinese national flag near U.S. national flags before a Strategic Dialogue expanded meeting that's part of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, Thursday, July 10, 2014.

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The US and Chinese national flags are prepared ahead of a meeting that forms part of the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on Thursday.

Damaged cars are buried in the rubble

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Damaged cars are buried in rubble after a parking lot collapsed into the supporting structure of a construction site in Chengdu, in southwest China‘s Sichuan province on Wednesday

A boy visits China's Anti-Japanese War m...A boy visits China's Anti-Japanese War museum at the Marco Polo bridge, or Lugouqiao, in west Beijing on July 7, 2014, on the the 77th anniversary of the Marco Polo Bridge incident, a skirmish between Chinese and Japanese troops that served as a pretext for Tokyo's forces to seize Beijing and trigger the Sino-Japanese war. Chinese President Xi Jinping on July 7 commemorated the 77th anniversary of the official start of war with Japan, condemning those who "ignore the iron facts of history" in an oblique jab at Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. AFP PHOTO / WANG ZHAOWANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images

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A boy visits Anti-Japanese War Museum, located near the Marco Polo Bridge, Beijing, on the 77th anniversary of the skirmish between Chinese and Japanese troops that triggered the Sino-Japanese war. President Xi Jinping commemorated the anniversary of the official start of war with Japan, condemning those who ‘ignore the iron facts of history’ in an oblique jab at Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe Read more

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on China visit...epa04303266 A Chinese honor guard is lined up and checked over prior the arrival of German Chancellor Angela Merkel (not pictured)for a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China 07 July 2014. Merkel is on a three-day visit to China and is expected to hold talks with Chinese officials to boost ties between the two countries.  EPA/KAY NIETFELD

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Chinese honour guards line up for inspection before the arrival of German chancellor Angela Merkel for a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. Ms Merkel is on a three-day visit to China and is expected to hold talks with Chinese officials to boost ties between the two countries Read more

Visitors walk down a steep section on a restored part of the Great Wall of China, at Mutianyu, north of Beijing on July 4, 2014. The Great Wall, originally built to keep out invaders from the north, stretches thousands of kilometers across northern China, but much of it is in poor condition.

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Visitors walk down a steep section on a restored part of the Great Wall of China, at Mutianyu, north of Beijing on Friday

children playing with algae on a beach in Qingdao, east China's Shandong province

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Children playing among the algae that has engulfed the beach in the city of Qingdao, in Shandong province, China

Diners are suspended from a crane as they enjoy a meal organized by the "Dinner in the Sky" over Lujiazui Financial District in Shanghai on June 27, 2014. Dinner in the Sky kicked off in Shanghai on June 27 with 22 diners enjoying their meal in a sky box suspended from a crane about 50 meters above the ground, at a price that varies from 1,888 yuan (302 USD) to 8,888 yuan (1,423 USD)

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Diners are suspended from a crane as they enjoy a meal organized by the “Dinner in the Sky” over Lujiazui Financial District in Shanghai on Friday. Dinner in the Sky kicked off in Shanghai with 22 diners enjoying their meal in a sky box suspended from a crane about 50 meters above the ground

Chinese honour guards prepare for the arrival of Myanmar President U Thein Sein and Chinese President Xi Jinping during a welcome ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on June 27,2014. U Thein Sein is on a visit to China from June 27 to 30.

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Chinese honour guards prepare for the arrival of Myanmar President U Thein Sein and Chinese President Xi Jinping during a welcome ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing