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Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) tanks rumble pass Tiananmen Square during the National Day parade in Beijing on October 1, 2009. (FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
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Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) tanks rumble pass Tiananmen Square during the National Day parade in Beijing on October 1, 2009. (FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

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