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Vice president's "kindness touch" caught on camera

2012-08-22 09:45:39 GMT2012-08-22 17:45:39(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

Vice president Xi Jinping reaches out a hand to Robert Williams, president of the International Astronomical Union, at a meeting in Beijing, August 21,2012. Xinhua photo

Vice president Xi Jinping bends down to pick up the glasses of Robert Williams, president of the International Astronomical Union, at a meeting in Beijing, August 21,2012. Xinhua photo

Vice president Xi Jinping bends down to pick up the glasses of Robert Williams, president of the International Astronomical Union, at a meeting in Beijing, August 21,2012. Xinhua photo

By Mei Jingya, Sina English

Chinese vice president Xi Jinping on Tuesday delivered a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the 28th General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union, which is being held in Beijing until August 31.

After Xi's address, Robert Williams, president of the International Astronomical Union, came up to the rostrum to shake hands with the Chinese vice president, when his glasses fell accidentally.

Xi bent down to pick up the glasses and returned them to Mr. Williams.

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