Thu, October 01, 2009
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Happy birthday, motherland!

2009-10-01 14:31:13 GMT2009-10-01 22:31:13 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Three children who were born on Oct. 1 pose for a group photo in Kunming, southwest China Yunnan Province, Oct. 1, 2009. Sixty people who were born on Oct. 1 gathered in Kunming to spend their birthday together while celebrating the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China on Thursday. (Xinhua/Lin Yiguang)

Local residents watch live television program of the Beijing parade ceremony of the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, in downtown Changchun, capital of northeast China's Jilin Province, Oct. 1, 2009. (Xinhua/Wang Haofei)

People wave national flags in a parade of the celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, on Chang'an Street in central Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 1, 2009. (Xinhua/Lu Mingxiang)

A performer puts on a bit of makeup for another performer before the grand performance in the celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, on the Tian'anmen Square in central Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 1, 2009. (Xinhua/Liu Dawei)

A national flag is hung on the southeastern side of the wall of the ancient city of Xi'an for a celebration for the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China in Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, Oct. 1, 2009. (Xinhua/Ding Haitao)

People around China celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China on Thursday.

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