Thousands gather at Tian’anmen Square for flag-raising ceremony

Chinese national flag is raised at the Tian’anmen Square in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 1, 2012. Tens of thousands of people gathered at the Tian’anmen Square to watch the national flag raising ceremony at dawn on Oct. 1, in celebration of the 63rd anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.

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