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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

China holds 18th Communist Party Congress

Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin, third from left in front, is helped to his feet by Chinese President Hu Jintao, second from left, as delegates stand for the national anthem during the opening session of the 18th Communist Party Congress held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012. China's ruling Communist Party opened a congress Thursday to usher in a new group of younger leaders faced with the challenging tasks of righting a flagging economy and meeting public calls for better government.