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Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) and former Chinese President Jiang Zemin are seen during the closing session of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China at the Great Hall of the People, in Beijing, China. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) and former Chinese President Jiang Zemin are seen during the closing session of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China at the Great Hall of the People, in Beijing, China. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Oct 24, 2017 6:20 PM EDT
Ushers throw their hats in the air as they pose for photographers at Tiananmen Square. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Ushers throw their hats in the air as they pose for photographers at Tiananmen Square. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Oct 24, 2017 6:20 PM EDT
A conductor leads an orchestra as delegates stand for the national anthem during the closing session. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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A conductor leads an orchestra as delegates stand for the national anthem during the closing session. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Oct 24, 2017 6:20 PM EDT
Tourists look at souvenir plates with images of late Chairman Mao Zedong (R) and President Xi Jinping outside a shop next to Tiananmen Square. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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Tourists look at souvenir plates with images of late Chairman Mao Zedong (R) and President Xi Jinping outside a shop next to Tiananmen Square. REUTERS/Jason Lee

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A woman wears traditional headgear during a session of the Yunnan province on the second day. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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A woman wears traditional headgear during a session of the Yunnan province on the second day. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

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An usher holds a sign for a hotel for delegates returning from morning sessions on the second day. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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An usher holds a sign for a hotel for delegates returning from morning sessions on the second day. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

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Delegates from Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) attend a group discussion session on the second day. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Delegates from Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) attend a group discussion session on the second day. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

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A man arranges Panda soft toys during a session of the Sichuan province on the second day. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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A man arranges Panda soft toys during a session of the Sichuan province on the second day. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

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A security officer keeps watch behind a curtain on the second day. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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A security officer keeps watch behind a curtain on the second day. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

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A woman wears traditional headgear during a session on the Yunnan province on the second day. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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A woman wears traditional headgear during a session on the Yunnan province on the second day. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

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Military band members prepare inside the Great Hall of the People before the opening. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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Military band members prepare inside the Great Hall of the People before the opening. REUTERS/Jason Lee

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Chinese President Xi Jinping is served tea as he delivers a speech during the opening session. REUTERS/Aly Song
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Chinese President Xi Jinping is served tea as he delivers a speech during the opening session. REUTERS/Aly Song

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A security agent takes position at the Great Hall of the People during the opening session. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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A security agent takes position at the Great Hall of the People during the opening session. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

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Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin attends the opening session. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin attends the opening session. REUTERS/Jason Lee

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A plainclothes soldier stands guard in the rain outside the Great Hall of the People before the opening. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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A plainclothes soldier stands guard in the rain outside the Great Hall of the People before the opening. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

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Delegates clap as Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers his speech during the opening. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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Delegates clap as Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers his speech during the opening. REUTERS/Jason Lee

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Ushers prepare themselves for photos at Tiananmen Square during the opening. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood
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Ushers prepare themselves for photos at Tiananmen Square during the opening. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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A security officer stands guard inside the Great Hall of the People. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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A security officer stands guard inside the Great Hall of the People. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

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A delegate protects herself from the rain as she and others leave the Great Hall of the People after the opening session. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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A delegate protects herself from the rain as she and others leave the Great Hall of the People after the opening session. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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Cars are parked at the Great Hall of the People during the opening session. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Cars are parked at the Great Hall of the People during the opening session. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

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Ushers manage umbrellas used by delegates arriving for the opening session. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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Ushers manage umbrellas used by delegates arriving for the opening session. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin uses a magnifier as he reads Chinese President Xi Jinping\u0027s report during the opening. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin uses a magnifier as he reads Chinese President Xi Jinping's report during the opening. REUTERS/Jason Lee

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An ethnic minority delegate poses for photos in front of the Great Hall of the People after the opening. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood
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An ethnic minority delegate poses for photos in front of the Great Hall of the People after the opening. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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Ushers pose for photos at Tiananmen Square during the opening. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood
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Ushers pose for photos at Tiananmen Square during the opening. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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(Front row, L to R) Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People\u0027s Congress (NPC) Zhang Dejiang, former Chinese President Hu Jintao, Chinese President Xi Jinping, former President Jiang Zemin, and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, are seen during the opening. REUTERS/Aly Song
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(Front row, L to R) Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) Zhang Dejiang, former Chinese President Hu Jintao, Chinese President Xi Jinping, former President Jiang Zemin, and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, are seen during the opening. REUTERS/Aly Song

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A security agent takes position inside the Great Hall of the People during the opening session. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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A security agent takes position inside the Great Hall of the People during the opening session. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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Delegates leave the Great Hall of the People after the opening session. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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Delegates leave the Great Hall of the People after the opening session. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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Hostesses stand behind the table with tea at the Great Hall of the People during the opening session. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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Hostesses stand behind the table with tea at the Great Hall of the People during the opening session. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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Security personnel take their positions at the Great Hall of the People during the opening session. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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Security personnel take their positions at the Great Hall of the People during the opening session. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives for the opening. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives for the opening. REUTERS/Jason Lee

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An usher lifts curtains for a man arriving to the Great Hall of the People during the opening session. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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An usher lifts curtains for a man arriving to the Great Hall of the People during the opening session. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

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Security officers clean the steps outside the Great Hall of the People before the opening. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Security officers clean the steps outside the Great Hall of the People before the opening. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

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President Xi Jinping (L) shakes hands with former President Jiang Zemin after the opening. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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President Xi Jinping (L) shakes hands with former President Jiang Zemin after the opening. REUTERS/Jason Lee

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A delegate wearing traditional costume prepares for the opening session. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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A delegate wearing traditional costume prepares for the opening session. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

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A paramilitary policeman stands guard before a giant portrait of late Chinese Chairman Mao Zedong at the Tiananmen gate, a day before the congress begins. REUTERS/Aly Song
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A paramilitary policeman stands guard before a giant portrait of late Chinese Chairman Mao Zedong at the Tiananmen gate, a day before the congress begins. REUTERS/Aly Song

Oct 24, 2017 6:20 PM EDT

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