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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. Read more

Sri Lankan army commandos march during a Victory Day parade rehearsal in Colombo on May 17, 2013. Sri Lanka celebrates War Heroes month with a military parade scheduled for May 18. The parade celebrates the fourth anniversary of the military defeat of the Tamil Tiger rebels in May 2009, ending a 37-year long separatist conflict. AFP PHOTO/ Ishara S. KODIKARAIshara S.KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images

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Sri Lankan army commandos march during a Victory Day parade rehearsal in Colombo on Friday. Sri Lanka celebrates War Heroes month with a military parade scheduled on Saturday. The parade celebrates the fourth anniversary of the military defeat of the Tamil Tiger rebels in May 2009, ending a 37-year long separatist conflict.