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Chinese honor guards line up during a welcome ceremony for Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, 03 November 2014. Qatar's Emir is in China for a state visit from 02 to 04 November.

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A Chinese guard of honour during a welcoming ceremony for the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

A member of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) honour guard stands with red flags during a welcoming ceremony for Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Gaston Browne outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing...A member of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) honour guard stands with red flags during a welcoming ceremony for Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Gaston Browne outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, August 26, 2014.

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A member of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) honour guard stands with red flags during a welcoming ceremony for Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Gaston Browne outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing

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

A Chinese honour guard prepares for the arrival of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina  and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during a welcome ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on June 9,2014. Sheikh Hasina is on a visit to China from June 6 to 11.

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A Chinese honour guard prepares for the arrival of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China on Monday.

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 

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 

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 

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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