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Military parade at founding ceremony of China in 1949

(People's Daily Online)

09:46, October 03, 2011

An artillery team parades at Tian'anmen Square on Oct. 1, 1949.

At 3:00 p.m. of Oct. 1, 1949, 30,000 soldiers and civilians took part in the founding ceremony of China as well as the first big parade at Tian'anmen Square in Beijing. Commander-in-chief Zhude, accompanied by Nie Zhenrong, the commander of North China military region, reviewed the armed forces.

Edited and Translated by Ma Xi, People's Daily Online
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