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Sep 4, 2015

China’s Biggest Military Parade Ever

China’s Biggest Military Parade Ever

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War China put on the biggest military parade in it's history.
Some really cool camo patterns were going on.

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Soldiers of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China march in formation past the Tiananmen Square before a military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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Soldiers of China's People Liberation Army prepare in front of the Tiananmen Gate ahead of the military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing JASON LEE/REUTERS

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Soldiers of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China march in formation past the Tiananmen Square before a military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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Honour guards of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China march in formation past the Tiananmen Square before a military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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Female soldier of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China gestures to her fellow comrade on a bus upon their arrival ahead of a military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing STRINGER/CHINA/REUTERS

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Soldiers of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China stand in formation as they gather ahead of a military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing STRINGER/CHINA/REUTERS

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Members of military choir stand in formation at the Tiananmen Square before a military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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Guest with medals on his coat arrives to his seat to watch a military parade commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two in Beijing POOL/REUTERS

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Soldiers of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China march in formation as they gather ahead of a military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two STRINGER/CHINA/REUTERS

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Soldiers of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) march at the beginning of the military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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Chinese President Xi Jinping stands in a car, at the beginning of the military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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Military helicopters form the number "70" above a Chinese national flag as they perform during the military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing JASON LEE/REUTERS

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Soldiers of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) march during the military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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Soldiers of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) stand in armored vehicles during the military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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Soldiers of China's People's Liberation Army hold guns while standing in armored vehicles during the military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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Military vehicles carrying DF-15B short-range ballistic missiles drive past the Tiananmen Gate during a military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing JASON LEE/REUTERS

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Military vehicle carrying a Pterodactyl I unmanned aerial vehicle drives past the Tiananmen Gate during a military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing JASON LEE/REUTERS

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Military vehicles carrying shore-to-ship missiles drive past the Tiananmen Gate during a military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing JASON LEE/REUTERS

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China's People's Liberation Army navy soldiers stand on armored vehicles during the military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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Soldiers of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China stand in formation as they gather ahead of a military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing STRINGER/CHINA/REUTERS

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Military helicopters perform during the military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing, China DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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Soldiers of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) stand on armored vehicles during the military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers march in formation past the Tiananmen Gate during a military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing XINHUA/REUTERS

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Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) weaponries drive in formation past the Tiananmen Gate during a military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing XINHUA/REUTERS

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Soldiers of People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China walk past a sign of 2015 as they attend a flag-raising ceremony at the beginning of the military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing CHINA DAILY/REUTERS

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Military helicopters form the number "70" during the military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing, China DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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Military nurses look towards Chinese President and other leaders during the military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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Anti-aircraft artillery are displayed during the military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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Military aircraft perform during the military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing, China DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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Marine corps vehicles carrying ship-to-air missiles drive past the Tiananmen Square during the military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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People's Liberation Army (PLA) aircraft and vehicles drive in formation past the Tiananmen Gate during a military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing XINHUA/REUTERS

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Serbian soldiers march during the military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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People watch soldiers of China's People's Liberation Army marching during the military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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Soldiers of China's People's Liberation Army march during the military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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Military aircraft fly past the central business area (CBD) of Beijing during the military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing STRINGER/CHINA/REUTERS

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Soldiers of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China look towards their president at the Tiananmen Square during the military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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Soldiers of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China roll on their armoured vehicles to Tiananmen Square as others are shown on a big screen during the military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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Released balloons are pictured near a Chinese flag during a military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, at Tiananmen Square in Beijing POOL/REUTERS

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Anti-aircraft artilleries drive past Tiananmen Gate during a military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two in Beijing JASON LEE/REUTERS

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Veterans salute and wave to guests as they are driven to Tiananmen Square during the military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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Military helicopters fly over Tiananmen Square during the military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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Soldiers of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China march at Tiananmen Square during the military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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Soldiers of China's People's Liberation Army march during the military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) navy soldiers on their armoured vehicles carrying ship-to-air missiles roll to Tiananmen Square during the military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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People watch as Chinese soldiers march through Tiananmen Square during the military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing POOL/REUTERS

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Armored fighting vehicles are presented during the military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing POOL/REUTERS

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Military vehicles carrying Wing Loong, a Chinese-made medium altitude long endurance unmanned aerial vehicle, travel past Tiananmen Gate during a military parade to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Beijing POOL/REUTERS

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Military vehicles carry DF-10 ship-launched cruise missiles as they travel past Tiananmen Gate during a military parade to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Beijing POOL/REUTERS

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People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers march in a formation past the Tiananmen Gate during a military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing XINHUA/REUTERS

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A formation of military airplanes, consisting of one KJ-2000 aircraft and eight J-10 fighter jets, flies past the central business area (CBD) of Beijing during the military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing CHINA STRINGER NETWORK/REUTERS

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