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A member of People's Liberation Army (PLA) coastal defence force jumps through a burning obstacle during a drill to mark the 87th Army Day at a military base in Qingdao, Shandong province July 29, 2014. The PLA Army Day falls on August 1 every year. Chinese President Xi Jinping has pledged to strike hard against graft in the military, urging soldiers to banish corrupt practices and ensure their loyalty to the ruling Communist Party, state media reported on Friday.

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A member of People’s Liberation Army coastal defence force jumps through a burning obstacle during a drill to mark the 87th Army Day at a military base in Qingdao, Shandong province, China. Army Day falls on August 1 every year

children playing with algae on a beach in Qingdao, east China's Shandong province

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Children playing among the algae that has engulfed the beach in the city of Qingdao, in Shandong province, China

A woman covers her mouth as smoke rises from a street damaged by an explosion of a Sinopec Corp oil pipeline in Qingdao, Shandong province November 22, 2013. An explosion in a Sinopec Corp oil pipeline killed 35 people in Qingdao in eastern China on Friday, causing a blaze that took several hours to bring under control and halting operations at a major oil port, media and ship brokers said.

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A woman covers her mouth against the smoke in a street damaged by an explosion at a Sinopec oil pipeline in Qingdao, Shandong province, China. The explosion killed 35 people and caused a blaze that took several hours to bring under control, halting operations at a major oil port.

Police detain an elderly demonstrator who was protesting against the Chinese justice system on August 21, 2013 outside the Intermediate People's Court in Jinan, Shandong Province where disgraced politician Bo Xilai will soon go on trial.  Once one of China's highest-flying politicians, Bo Xilai will find himself in a criminal dock August 22 on trial for bribery and abuse of power in the country's highest-profile prosecution in decades.

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Police detain an elderly demonstrator protesting against the Chinese justice system on Wednesday outside the Intermediate People’s Court in Jinan, Shandong Province, where disgraced politician Bo Xilai will go on trial. Once one the top politicians in China, Mr Bo is accused of bribery and abuse of power. The trial, due to begin on Thursday, is the country’s highest-profile prosecution in decades

A Chinese beachgoer wearing a protective head mask, dubbed "face-kinis" by Chinese netizens, on a public beach in Qingdao, northeast China's Shandong province. The face masks were initially designed to protect from sunburn but it turns out they are also quite handy at repelling insects and jellyfish, as many people in China dislike getting a tan, especially on the face.

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A Chinese beachgoer wearing a protective head mask, dubbed “face-kinis” by Chinese netizens, on a public beach in Qingdao, northeast China’s Shandong province. The face masks were initially designed to protect from sunburn but it turns out they are also quite handy at repelling insects and jellyfish, as many people in China dislike getting a tan, especially on the face.

A worker cleans algae off a fence near the coastline in Qingdao, Shandong province, June 28, 2013.

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A worker cleans algae off a fence near the coastline in Qingdao, Shandong province, China on Friday.

A swimmer walks on a beach covered in seaweed in the coastal city of Qingdao, eastern China's Shandong province, 17 June 2013. The seaweed, named enteromorpha prolifera grow quickly due to marine water eutrophication and warm weather following the ocean current that gather at the coastlines of Qingdao and the neighboring cities in recent days. This causes oxygen deficiency for the marine aquaculture and bad effects for the tourism.

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A swimmer walks on a beach covered in seaweed in the coastal city of Qingdao, Shandong province in eastern China.

An investor naps in front of screens showing stock information at a brokerage house in Qingdao, Shandong province April 12, 2013. China shares extended a weekly losing streak to three with a feeble finish on Friday, dragged down by weakness in the brokerage sector with Founder Securities diving almost 7 percent.

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An investor naps in front of screens showing stock information at a brokerage house in Qingdao, Shandong province on April 12 2013. China shares extended a weekly losing streak to three with a feeble finish on Friday, dragged down by weakness in the brokerage sector with Founder Securities diving almost 7 per cent.