Mon, June 08, 2009
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College Entrance Exams a test for all

2009-06-08 08:25:53 GMT2009-06-08 16:25:53 (Beijing Time)  China Daily

Parents wait at the gate of a school compound as their children take the National College Entrance Exams in Changsha, Hunan province June 7, 2009. More than 10 million university hopefuls make a start on China's national college entrance examination, or "gaokao", on Sunday and Monday, a fiercely competitive test that is seen as make-or-break for getting ahead. [CFP]

An elderly man talks on the phone as he waits for his grandson outside the National College Entrance Exams site in Dalian, Liaoning province, June 7, 2009.[CFP]

A teacher hugs her student before the start of the National College Entrance Exams in Wuhan, Hubei province, June 7, 2009. [CFP]

Teachers with aspiring messages on their T-shirts look as students step into the classroom for the National College Entrance Exams in Chongqing, June 7, 2009.[CFP]

Students encourage each other between two exams on the first day of the National College Entrance Exams in Foshan, Guangdong province June 7, 2009. [CFP]

More than 10 million university hopefuls make a start on China's national college entrance examination, or "gaokao", on Sunday and Monday, a fiercely competitive test that is seen as make-or-break for getting ahead.

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