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Honour guards adjust their attire before a welcome ceremony for German President Joachim Gauck at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. The German President is on a five-day state visit to China
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.
Japanese honour guards hold their guns before a welcoming ceremony for Lithuanian defence minister Juozas Olekas at the Defence Ministry in Tokyo on Tuesday.