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Honour guards parade before a welcoming ceremony for Saudi Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz during a welcoming ceremony inside the Great Hall of the People on March 13, 2014 in Beijing, China. Saudi Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz will pay a four-day state visit to China from March 13 to 16.  (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

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Honour guards parade before a welcoming ceremony for Saudi Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz inside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. The prince is on a four-day state visit to the country

Workers clean black marks off the portrait of China's late leader Mao Zedong at the main entrance of the Forbidden City near the Great Hall of the People where the NPC is taking place, at Tiananmen Square in Beijing...Workers clean black marks off the portrait of China's late leader Mao Zedong at the main entrance of the Forbidden City near the Great Hall of the People where the National People's Congress (NPC) is taking place, at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, in this photo taken by Kyodo March 6, 2014. The portrait appeared to have been vandalized, Kyodo news reported. Mandatory credit REUTERS/Kyodo (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW) ATTENTION EDITORS - FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS,

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Workers clean black marks off the portrait of China‘s late leader Mao Zedong at the main entrance of the Forbidden City near the Great Hall of the People where the National People’s Congress is taking place, at Tiananmen Square in Beijing Read more

Chinese security personnel form up before the arrival of delegates at the Great Hall of the People to attend sessions of National People's Congress and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference in Beijing, China, Tuesday, March 4, 2014

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Security personnel await the arrival of delegates at the Great Hall of the People to attend sessions of National People’s Congress and Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference in Beijing, China Read more

Soldiers march out of the Great Hall of the People before a welcome ceremony held by Chinese President Xi Jinping for visiting Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain (both not seen), in Beijing, China, 19 February 2014. The Pakistani president is on an official visit in China; his first foreign trip since taking office.

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Soldiers march out of the Great Hall of the People, Beijing, China, before a welcome ceremony held by Chinese president Xi Jinping for visiting Pakistani president Mamnoon Hussain. Mr Hussain is on an official visit to China, his first foreign trip since taking office

China's 11th National Women's Congress - Opening Ceremony...BEIJING, CHINA - OCTOBER 28:  Delegates pose for photos ahead of the opening ceremony of the 11th National Women's Congress at  the Great Hall of the People near Tiananmen Square on October 28, 2013 in Beijing, China. All 1,510 formal delegates and 156 specially invited delegates attend opening ceremony of the 11th National Women's Congress at the Great Hall of the People near the Tiananmen Square on Monday.  (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images)

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Delegates pose for photos ahead of the opening ceremony of the 11th National Women’s Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, attended by 1,510 formal delegates and 156 specially invited ones Read more

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A flag covers the face of an honour guard during a welcoming ceremony for the visiting Mongolian prime minister Norovyn Altankhuyag, outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China Read more

Chinese People's Liberation Army soldiers and officers measure the position for members of a guard of honor near the red carpet before a welcome ceremony held by Chinese President Xi Jinping for visiting Jordanian King Abdullah II, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

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Chinese People’s Liberation Army soldiers and officers measure the position for members of a guard of honour near the red carpet before a welcome ceremony held by Chinese President Xi Jinping for visiting Jordanian King Abdullah II, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, on Wednesday Read more

Chinese honour guards prepare for the arrival of Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta and Chinese President Xi Jinping during a welcoming ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on August 19, 2013. Uhuru Kenyatta is on a visit to China from August 18 to 23.

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Chinese honour guards prepare for the arrival of Kenya‘s President Uhuru Kenyatta and China’s President Xi Jinping during a welcoming ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Monday. Mr Kenyatta is on a visit to China from August 18 to 23.

A Chinese honour guard (2nd-R) uses a string to make sure guards stand in line before the arrival of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on May 28,2013. Mahinda Rajapaksa is on a two-day visit to China.

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A Chinese honour guard (second right) on Tuesday uses a string to make sure guards stand in line outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing ahead of the arrival of Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa. Read more