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CPC marks 90th anniversary with grand gathering, ceremonies

2011-07-01 03:14:06 GMT2011-07-01 11:14:06(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

People sing the national anthem during the grand gathering marking the 90th anniversary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in Beijing, capital of China, July 1, 2011. (Xinhua/Rao Aimin)

A grand gathering marking the 90th anniversary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) is held in Beijing, capital of China, July 1, 2011. (Xinhua/Xie Huanchi)

A military band plays the national anthem during the grand gathering marking the 90th anniversary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in Beijing, capital of China, July 1, 2011. (Xinhua/Xie Huanchi)

Photo taken on July 1, 2011 shows the national flag of China rises to the music of the national anthem at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, capital of China. Tens of thousands of people from all over China gathered at the square for the flag-raising ceremony in celebration of the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC). (Xinhua/Luo Xiaoguang)

BEIJING, July 1 (Xinhua) -- A grand gathering marking the 90th anniversary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) opened at the Great Hall of the People in downtown Bejing Friday morning.

Wu Bangguo, a Standing Committee member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, declared the opening of the rally, followed by a 6,000-people choir of China's national anthem.

Hu Jintao, Wu Bangguo, Wen Jiabao, Jia Qinglin, Li Changchun, Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, He Guoqiang and Zhou Yongkang were present at the rally.

Xi Jinping, a Standing Committee member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, announced a decision to commend outstanding CPC grassroots units, members and Party workers at the gathering.

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