Mahinda Rajapaksa

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.