Monday, March 4, 2013
Chinese security personnel march outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Monday, March 4, 2013. In a rare move, China on Monday declined to reveal its defense budget request for 2013. It has been customarily that the country announces its defense spending plan for a new year at a press conference that is held a day before the opening of an annual session of the National People's Congress, China's parliament.
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