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In Pictures: China’s Congress closes
China’s ruling party unveils new members that will steer the Asian giant for the next decade as the congress closes.
Chinese Communist Party delegates line up in order to leave the Great Hall of the People on the last day of its National Congress. The congress, which began on November 8, solidified the party(***)s once-in-a-decade leadership change.
Rita Alvarez Tudela
Published On 15 Nov 2012
15 Nov 2012
Congress hostesses pose with a guest for a photo in front of the Great Hall of the People, where the 18th Congress was held for over a week.
Chinese firemen walk in front of the Great Hall of the People to prevent Tibetans from self-immolating, an act often used to protest controversial Chinese control of the area.
Mao Zedong(***)s grandson Mao Xinyu, 42, leaves the National Congress. In 2010, he became China(***)s youngest major general.
Citizens wait for security checks in order to access the Tienanmen Square. Security measures have increased throughout Beijing while the National Congress has been taking place.
Some of the 1,704 overseas journalists who received accreditation to cover the National Congress.
The new general secretary of the party Xi Jingping, who replaced outgoing president Hu Jintao, unveils the new seven-member Standing Committee to the media.