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Nanjing marks 65th anniversary of China's victory in war against Japan

2010-08-16 01:42:09 GMT2010-08-16 09:42:09 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Photo taken on Aug. 15, 2010 shows cloth shoes placed outside the Memorial Hall of the Victims in Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Invaders in Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province. (Xinhua/Wang Xin)

Photo taken on Aug. 14, 2010 shows a woman puts cloth shoes outside the Memorial Hall of the Victims in Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Invaders in Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province. (Xinhua)

Photo taken on Aug. 15, 2010 shows a pair of cloth shoes placed outside the Memorial Hall of the Victims in Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Invaders in Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province. (Xinhua/Han Yuqing)

Photo taken on Aug. 15, 2010 shows a pair of cloth shoes placed outside the Memorial Hall of the Victims in Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Invaders in Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province. (Xinhua/Han Yuqing)

Tamaki Matsuoka, head of Japanese left-wing group Mei Shin Kai attends a peaceful assembly to mark the 65th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War II in Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province, Aug. 15, 2010. More than 300 Chinese and Japanese pacifists held a memorial ceremony at the Memorial Hall of the Victims of the Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Invaders to mark the 65th anniversary of China's victory in the "War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression". (Xinhua/Han Yuqing)

Photo taken on Aug. 15, 2010 shows cloth shoes placed outside the Memorial Hall of the Victims in Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Invaders in Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province.

As part of the exhibition commemorating the 65th anniversary of China's victory in the War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression in the Memorial Hall of the Victims in Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Invaders, a total of 6830 cloth shoes have been placed by the friendly people from Japan and the relatives of the deceased Chinese labours on Saturday to commemorate the Chinese labours died in Japan in 1940s.

About 40 thousand Chinese people have been forced to toil in Japan during the World War II, among which 6830 people died there. According to the history, most of the Chinese labours did not have shoes at that time, so people placed the 6830 cloth shoes as a way to pay their condolences to the died labours.

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