Giant portrait of Sun Yat-sen erected at Tian'anmen Square

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A giant portrait of Sun Yat-sen is erected on Tian'anmen Square in Beijing on April 27, 2011. The portrait was installed on the night of April 26 to mark the 100th anniversary of the Xinhai Revolution that began in 1911 and eventually brought an end to China's last feudal dynasty as well as to greet the upcoming International Labour Day. (Photo by Li Xin, Xinhuanet)

A giant portrait of Doctor Sun Yat-sen, which is six metres high and weighs nearly two tons, was erected at the centre of Tian'anmen Square in Beijing on April 27, 2011.
The portrait was installed on the night of April 26 to mark the 100th anniversary of the Xinhai Revolution that began in 1911 and eventually brought an end to China's last feudal dynasty as well as to greet the upcoming International Labour Day.

Sun Yat-sen was the forerunner of China's revolution to end feudalism. Sun played an instrumental role in inspiring the overthrow of the Qing Dynasty, the last imperial dynasty of China. Sun was the first provisional president when the Republic of China (ROC) was founded in 1912 and later co-founded the Chinese National People's Party or Kuomintang (KMT) where he served as its first leader.

By Ye Xin, People's Daily Online

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