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Undated photo shows navy officials, sailors on board "Varyag"

2011-08-03 14:19:09 GMT2011-08-03 22:19:09(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

This undated photo shows navy officials and sailors are on board the imported aircraft carrier, known as the Varyag. The carrier Varyag, which was previously owned by the former Soviet Union, is being refitted by China after being purchased from Ukraine. (Xinhuanet Photo)

This photo taken on July 30, 2011 shows the scaffoldings are removed on an imported aircraft carrier and the deck are being emptied. (Xinhuanet Photo)

China is now rebuilding an imported aircraft carrier. It is to be used for scientific research and training. This information, released by the Ministry of National Defense on July 27, 2011, makes Chinese netizens very excited. (Xinhuanet Photo)

China is now rebuilding an imported aircraft carrier. (Xinhuanet Photo)

China is now rebuilding an imported aircraft carrier. (Xinhuanet Photo)

The carrier Varyag, which was previously owned by the former Soviet Union, is being refitted by China after being purchased from Ukraine.

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