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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

Paramilitary policemen react as they take part in a combat skills training session at a military base in Chaohu, Anhui province, China, June 25, 2015.

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Paramilitary policemen react as they take part in a combat skills training session at a military base in Chaohu, Anhui province, China on Thursday

Paramilitary policemen raise their fists as they attend an oath-taking rally to ensure the security of the upcoming 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games, in Nanjing...Paramilitary policemen raise their fists as they attend an oath-taking rally to ensure the security of the upcoming 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games, in Nanjing, Jiangsu province July 29, 2014. The eastern Chinese city of Nanjing will host the 2014 Youth Olympic Games between August 16 to August 28.

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Paramilitary policemen raise their fists as they attend an oath-taking rally to ensure the security of the upcoming 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, Jiangsu province. The eastern Chinese city will host the games from August 16 to August 28.

Chinese paramilitary policemen cry as they see off veterans during a farewell ceremony in Taiyuan, Shanxi province.

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Chinese paramilitary policemen cry as they see off veterans during a farewell ceremony in Taiyuan, Shanxi province.

An Indian Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) soldier, right, takes a break as he sits behind his fellow soldiers during the passing-out parade ceremony of 945 recruits in Bangalore, India, Tuesday, July 9, 2013. CRPF is one of the largest paramilitary force in the world with a strength of over 250,000 personnel, meant to maintain law and order and contain insurgency across India and are also deployed for United Nations missions. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

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An Indian Central Reserve Police Force soldier takes a break as he sits behind his fellows during the passing-out parade ceremony of 945 recruits in Bangalore, India, on Tuesday. CRPF is one of the largest paramilitary forces in the world with more than 250,000 personnel. 

Paramilitary policemen jump as they practise during a summer drill in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province July 4, 2013.

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Paramilitary policemen jump to it as they practise during a summer drill in Hangzhou, in China’s Zhejiang province on Thursday.