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  • Mao Zedong (Associated Press)

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  • ** FILE ** Bo Xilai, then the Communist Party secretary in Chongqing, rubs his face during a session of the National People's Congress in Beijing on Friday, March 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

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