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A man walks past a logo of the Communist Party of China (CPC) at a media center for the upcoming18th National Congress of the CPC, which starts Thursday, in Beijing November 5, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Lee

A man walks past a logo of the Communist Party of China (CPC) at a media center for the upcoming18th National Congress of the CPC, which starts Thursday, in Beijing November 5, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Lee

A man walks past a logo of the Communist Party of China (CPC) at a media center for the upcoming18th National Congress of the CPC, which starts Thursday, in Beijing November 5, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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A man reads a message on his mobile phone as he waits to board a plane to head to Beijing, at Hongqiao airport in Shanghai November 6. 2012. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

A man reads a message on his mobile phone as he waits to board a plane to head to Beijing, at Hongqiao airport in Shanghai November 6. 2012. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

A man reads a message on his mobile phone as he waits to board a plane to head to Beijing, at Hongqiao airport in Shanghai November 6. 2012. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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Local elderly residents with red armbands, identifying them as security volunteers, chat as they sit to watch over a traditional alleyway, or Hutong, in central Beijing November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Local elderly residents with red armbands, identifying them as security volunteers, chat as they sit to watch over a traditional alleyway, or Hutong, in central Beijing November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Local elderly residents with red armbands, identifying them as security volunteers, chat as they sit to watch over a traditional alleyway, or Hutong, in central Beijing November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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