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College entrance exam ends
2006-06-09 02:34:21 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


(AP Photo/Xinhua, Yu Xiangquan)

In this photo released by China's Xinhua news agency, students in a middle school of Zhaoping, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, throw their stationery bags to the air after the examination on Thursday June 8, 2006 at the close of the two-day national college entrance examination.

A record 9.5 million high school students sat exams across China in the hope of qualifying for just 2.6 million university places.

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