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Doves fly above members of the audience ...Doves fly above members of the audience at the end of a military parade at Tiananmen Square in Beijing on September 3, 2015, to mark the 70th anniversary of victory over Japan and the end of World War II. China kicked off a huge military ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of Japan's defeat in World War II on September 3, as major Western leaders stayed away. AFP PHOTO / GREG BAKERGREG BAKER/AFP/Getty Images

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Doves fly above members of the audience at the end of a military parade at Tiananmen Square in Beijing to mark the 70th anniversary of victory over Japan and the end of World War II. China kicked off a huge military ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of Japan’s defeat in World War II on September 3, as major Western leaders 

"Rain Room" Comes To Shanghai...SHANGHAI, CHINA - AUGUST 31: (CHINA OUT) A visitor walks through and experiences "Rain Room" at Shanghai Yuz Museum on August 31, 2105 in Shanghai, China. Rain Room (2012), a large-scale environment by Random International, is presented at The Museum of Modern Art from May 12 to July 28, 2013, as part of EXPO 1: New York. Rain Room consists of a field of falling water that visitors may walk through and experience how it might feel to control the rain. The work also invites visitors to explore what role science, technology, and human ingenuity can play in stabilizing our environment. Using digital technology, Rain Room is a carefully choreographed downpour°™a monumental work that encourages people to become performers on an unexpected stage, while creating an intimate atmosphere of contemplation. It comes to China now and will be exhibited at Shanghai Yuz Museum from September 1 to December 31 for four months. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)

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A visitor walks through and experiences “Rain Room” at Shanghai Yuz Museum in Shanghai, China. Rain Room (2012), a large-scale environment by Random International, visitors may walk through and experience how it might feel to control the rain. The work also invites visitors to explore what role science, technology, and human ingenuity can play in stabilising our environment. 

Janek Oiglane of Estonia competes in the men's decathlon shot put event during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing, China August 28, 2015.

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Janek Oiglane of Estonia competes in the men’s decathlon shot put event during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing, China

Usain Bolt of Jamaica sits on a bench with Justin Gatlin of U.S. after the men's 200 metres final during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing...Usain Bolt of Jamaica (L) sits on a bench with Justin Gatlin of U.S. after the men's 200 metres final during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing, China August 27, 2015. Bolt finished in first place and Gatlin in second place

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Usain Bolt of Jamaica sits on a bench with Justin Gatlin of U.S. after the men’s 200 metres final during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing, China on Thursday. Bolt finished in first place and Gatlin in second place

A paramilitary police officer in plain-clothes holding an umbrella keeps watch on Beijing's Tiananmen Square, on Thursday. Major Western leaders will not attend a military parade in China next week to mark the end of World War Two, leaving President Xi Jinping to stand with leaders and officials from Russia, Sudan, Venezuela and North Korea at his highest-profile event of 2015

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A paramilitary police officer in plain-clothes holding an umbrella keeps watch on Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, on Thursday

Johnson-Thompson of Britain competes in the women's long jump qualifying round during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing

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Katarina Johnson-Thompson of Britain competes in the women’s long jump qualifying round during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the Bird’s Nest National Stadium in Beijing, China, on Thursday.

An investor looks at an electronic board showing stock information of Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite Index at a brokerage house in Beijing, August 26, 2015. Asian shares struggled on Wednesday as investors feared fresh rate cuts in China would not be enough to stabilise its slowing economy or halt a stock collapse that is wreaking havoc in global markets

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An investor looks at an electronic board showing stock information of Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite Index at a brokerage house in Beijing. Asian shares struggled on Wednesday as investors feared fresh rate cuts in China would not be enough to stabilise its slowing economy or halt a stock collapse that is wreaking havoc in global markets

Athletes compete during their men's 110 metres hurdles heat at the IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing...(L-R) Aleec Harris of the U.S., Nicholas Hough of Australia, Matthias Buhler of Germany and Ben Reynolds of Ireland compete during their men's 110 metres hurdles heat at the IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing, China August 26, 2015. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski

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Athletes compete during their men’s 110 metres hurdles heat at the IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing, Aleec Harris of the U.S., Nicholas Hough of Australia, Matthias Buhler of Germany and Ben Reynolds of Ireland compete during their men’s 110 metres hurdles heat at the IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing, China 

A Malaysian woman walks past an advertis...A Malaysian woman walks past an advertisement outside a jewellery store at a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur on August 25, 2015.  Prices of crude oil and most other commodities rebounded in Asia on August 25 but stayed under pressure following a global sell-off sparked by the faltering economy in China, the world's top user of industrial metals and energy. Gold prices remained steady, boosted by prospects of increased demand due to its status as a safe haven in times of turmoil.    AFP PHOTO / MANAN VATSYAYANAMANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images

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A Malaysian woman walks past an advertisement outside a jewellery store at a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur. Prices of crude oil and most other commodities rebounded in Asia on Tuesday but stayed under pressure following a global sell-off sparked by the faltering economy in China, the world’s top user of industrial metals and energy. Gold prices remained steady, boosted by prospects of increased demand due to its status as a safe haven in times of turmoil. 

An investor looks at an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Beijing, China, August 25, 2015

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An investor looks at an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Beijing, China today. China stocks slumped about 4 percent on Tuesday, touching eight-month lows, as investors dumped shares after a grim “Black Monday” that battered global markets but failed to prompt fresh rescue measures from Beijing.

Cuba's Maykel D. Masso competes in men's long jump qualification at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

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Cuba’s Maykel D. Masso competes in men’s long jump qualification at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird’s Nest stadium in Beijing 

A maintenance worker mops steps at the Beijing Olympic Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, in Beijing, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. Final preparations are being World Athletics Championships, which runs from Aug. 22 to 30.

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A maintenance worker mops steps at the Beijing Olympic Stadium, also known as the Bird’s Nest, in Beijing, Thursday. Final preparations are being World Athletics Championships

An explosion goes off as Chinese actors playing Japanese soldiers are filmed in a battle scene during filming of the series "The Last Noble," set during the second Sino-Japanese War.

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An explosion goes off as Chinese actors playing Japanese soldiers are filmed in a battle scene during filming of the series “The Last Noble,” set during the second Sino-Japanese War.

China's War Film Industry Showcases Troubled History With Japan...HENGDIAN, CHINA - AUGUST 11: A large explsion set off by effects technicians goes off as Chinese actors playing Nationalist soldiers are seen during  filming of a battle segment in the series "Legend of the Stupid Guy" set during the second Sino-Japanese War on August 11, 2015 in Hengdian, China. Seventy years after the end of World War II, there is still widespread resentment across China toward Japan and its wartime misdeeds. It is estimated that hundreds of films depicting China's victory over Japan in 1945 are produced on the mainland every year and the genre remains one of the country's most popular entertainment draws. The conflict and what critics say is a refusal by most Japanese leaders to fully apologize for history, has long set the tone for strained relations between the two countries and and at times fuelled regional tension. Many of the films are shot in and around Hengdian Studios, Asia's largest production facility.  (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

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A large explpsion set off by effects technicians goes off as Chinese actors playing Nationalist soldiers are seen during filming of a battle segment in the series “Legend of the Stupid Guy” set during the second Sino-Japanese War in Hengdian, China. Seventy years after the end of World War II, there is still widespread resentment across China toward Japan and its wartime misdeeds. 

Rescue workers stand in front of a damaged building near the site of last week's explosions at Binhai new district in Tianjin, China, August 17, 2015. Many operations have resumed at China's Tianjin port, trade sources said, after explosions last week that killed more than 100 people and disrupted business at what is an important oil, gas and bulk import harbor for Asia's biggest economy. The explosions on August 12 led to the disruption of all chemical and oil tanker discharges at the port, and imports of iron ore were also affected

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Rescue workers stand in front of a damaged building near the site of last week’s explosions at Binhai new district in Tianjin, China, on Monday

An injured man evacuated from the residential area near the explosion site looks towards pluming smoke in Binhai new district in Tianjin, China August 13, 2015. The death toll from two huge explosions that tore through an industrial area in the northeastern Chinese port of Tianjin more than doubled to 44, the official Xinhua news agency said on Thursday.  REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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An injured man evacuated from the residential area near the explosion site looks towards pluming smoke in Binhai new district in Tianjin, China. The death toll from two huge explosions that tore through an industrial area in the northeastern Chinese port of Tianjin more than doubled to 44, the official Xinhua news agency said on Thursday. 

Wider Image: "Comfort Woman" Survivors Tell Their Stories...Former Chinese "comfort woman" Hao Yuelian sits on her bed under pictures of babies at her house in Taiyuan, Shanxi Province, China, July 16, 2015. “Comfort women� is the Japanese euphemism for women who were forced into prostitution and sexually abused at Japanese military brothels before and during World War Two. Her adopted daughter explained that the biggest scar of her life was her lost fertility, something her family considers is related to what happened to Hao during World War Two. Losing her fertility is the biggest regret of her life so she puts up posters of babies in her room to sooth herself. According to the information from China’s Commission of Inquiry into the Facts of Comfort Women being Victims, which is based on her own statement during the commission's research, Hao was abducted by Japanese soldiers at 17 and was forced to serve as a "comfort woman" for over 20 days during World War Two.  REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon TPX IMAGES OF THE DAYPICTURE 19 OF 33 FOR WIDER IMAGE STORY "COMFORT WOMAN SURVIVORS TELL THEIR STORIES" SEARCH "KIM COMFORT" FOR ALL PICTURES

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Former Chinese “comfort woman” Hao Yuelian sits on her bed under pictures of babies at her house in Taiyuan, Shanxi Province, China. Hao was abducted by Japanese soldiers at 17 and was forced to serve as a “comfort woman” for over 20 days during World War Two. Comfort women is the Japanese euphemism for women who were forced into prostitution and sexually abused at Japanese military brothels before and during World War Two. Her adopted daughter explained that the biggest scar of her life was her lost fertility, something her family considers is related to what happened to Hao during World War Two. 

A visitor holds an umbrella before a lavender field in a park in Shenyang

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A visitor holds an umbrella before a lavender field in a park in Shenyang, northeast China’s Liaoning province

Typhoon "Soudelor" Approaches To Southeast China...HANGZHOU, CHINA - AUGUST 07: (CHINA OUT) Paople use umbrellas as they walk in strong wind and heavy rain near West Lake as Typhoon "Soudelor" approaches on August 7, 2015 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province of China. Typhoon "Soudelor" will land on southeastern China's coastal areas this weekend, according to meteorological departments.  (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)

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People use umbrellas as they walk in strong wind and heavy rain near West Lake as Typhoon “Soudelor” approaches in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province of China. Typhoon “Soudelor” will land on southeastern China‘s coastal areas this weekend, according to meteorological departments. 

People rest and sleep on couches at a IKEA store to escape the summer heat in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China. The local temperature reached as high as 39 degrees Celsius (102 degrees Fahrenheit) on Tuesday, according to local media.

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People rest and sleep on couches at a IKEA store to escape the summer heat in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China