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Shaolin kungfu star enlisted in the army

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14:49, December 03, 2011

An officer of the local department of people's armed forces helps Shi Xiaoguang, a Shaolin kungfu star, put on a red flower at a farewell party held for recruits of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China in Changge, Central China's Henan province, on Dec 2, 2011. Shi Xiaoguang stunned the world with his martial arts in 2006 when he performed a kungfu show for the then Russian president Vladimir Putin who visited Shaolin Temple in Henan province. At the invitation of Putin, Shi visited Kremlin Palace in 2007. As PLA started the yearly nationwide winter recruitment on Nov 1, 2011, Shi volunteered to join the army. [Photo/CFP]
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