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US First Lady Michelle Obama (C) perform...US First Lady Michelle Obama (C) performs "tai chi" with students from the Chengdu No7 High School in Chengdu in China's southwest Sichuan province on March 25, 2014. Michelle Obama arrived in China on March 20 with her mother and daughters to kick off a seven-day, three-city tour where she will focus on education and cultural exchange.   AFP PHOTO / Peter PARKSPETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images

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US First Lady Michelle Obama performs t’ai chi with students from the Chengdu No 7 High School in Chengdu, in China’s southwest Sichuan province. Michelle Obama arrived in China last week with her mother and daughters to start a seven-day, three-city tour where she will focus on education and cultural exchange. Read more

People crowd onto a bridge during the annual Caiqiaohui event in Mianyang

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People crowd on to a bridge during the annual Caiqiaohui event in Mianyang, Sichuan province. People believe that by stepping on to the bridge during the three-day spring event can help them escape tribulations and illnesses.

Workers clean the glass roof of the "New Century Global Centre" building, which opened to the public in Chengdu, southwest China's Sichuan province on June 28, 2013.  The center, claimed by Chinese officials to be "the world's largest standalone structure", measuring 500 metres in length and 400 metres in width, with 1.7 million square metres of floor space -- big enough to hold 20 Sydney Opera Houses -- is the latest symbol of China's economic boom.

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Workers clean the glass roof of the New Century Global Centre building, which opened to the public in Chengdu, Sichuan province in southwest China on Friday.

People cry as they bury a relative killed in Saturday's earthquake, in Longmen village, Lushan county, Ya'an, Sichuan province, April 22, 2013. Hundreds of survivors of an earthquake that killed nearly 200 people in southwest China pushed into traffic on a main road on Monday, waving protest signs, demanding help and shouting at police. Picture taken April 22, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: DISASTER OBITUARY ENVIRONMENT) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SA

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People mourn as they bury a relative killed in Saturday’s earthquake, in Longmen village, Lushan county, Ya’an, Sichuan province. Hundreds of survivors of the earthquake, which killed nearly 200 people in southwest China, pushed into traffic on a main road on Monday, waving protest signs, demanding help and shouting at police. Read more

YA'AN, CHINA - APRIL 21:  (CHINA OUT) Local residents sleep outdoors as aftershocks continue through the night on April 21, 2013 in Ya'an, China. A powerful earthquake struck the steep hills of China's southwestern Sichuan province on the morning of April 20, leaving hundreds dead and thousands injured.

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A woman comforts a child as residents sleep outdoors as aftershocks continue through the night in Ya’an, China. A powerful earthquake struck the steep hills of China’s southwestern Sichuan province on the morning of April 20, leaving hundreds dead and thousands injured. Read more