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Recruits start military service

2009-12-11 00:43:53 GMT2009-12-11 08:43:53 (Beijing Time)  SINA.com

A newly recruited solider bids farewell to his mother (reflected in the glass) at a railway station in Beijing December 10, 2009. Farewell ceremonies were held in many cities all over China to see off newly recruited soldiers to their military units. [CFP]

Newly recruited female soldiers applaud during a farewell ceremony in Hanzhou, East China’s Zhejiang province, December 10, 2009. [CFP]

Students from Zhengzhou University attend a farewell ceremony in Zhengzhou, Central China's Henan province, December 10, 2009. Sixteen students from the university chose to join in the army. [CFP]

A paramilitary soldier stands guard as family members see off newly recruited soldiers boarding a train in Beijing, December 10, 2009. Farewell ceremonies were held in many cities all over China to see off newly recruited soldiers to their military units.[CFP]

A newly recruited solider bids farewell to his relatives before boarding a train in Linfen, North China's Shanxi province, December 10, 2009. Farewell ceremonies were held in many cities all over China to see off newly recruited soldiers to their military units.[CFP]

Newly recruited soliders bid farewell to their relatives before boarding. Farewell ceremonies were held in many cities all over China to see off newly recruited soldiers to their military units.

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