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China marks first Martyrs’ Day

Updated: Sep 30,2014 2:39 PM     Xinhua

People present flowers to the deceased national heroes at the Monument to the People’s Heroes in Tian’anmen Square, downtown Beijing, capital of China, Sept 30, 2014, on the occasion of the first Martyrs’ Day. [Photo/Xinhua]

China has rallied to honor and remember deceased national heroes on the first Martyrs’ Day.

On the eve of National Day, leaders including President Xi Jinping offered flower baskets at the Monument to the People’s Heroes in Beijing’s Tian’anmen Square Sept 30 morning.

President Xi Jinping offers flower basket at the Monument to the People’s Heroes in Beijing’s Tian’anmen Square, Sept 30, 2014.[Photo/Xinhua]

Leaders including President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang offer flower baskets at the Monument to the People’s Heroes in Beijing’s Tian’anmen Square, Sept 30, 2014.[Photo/Xinhua]

Leaders including President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang offer flower baskets at the Monument to the People’s Heroes in Beijing’s Tian’anmen Square, Sept 30, 2014.[Photo/Xinhua]

Leaders including President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang offer flower baskets at the Monument to the People’s Heroes in Beijing’s Tian’anmen Square, Sept 30, 2014.[Photo/Xinhua]

Leaders including President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang offer flower baskets at the Monument to the People’s Heroes in Beijing’s Tian’anmen Square, Sept 30, 2014.[Photo/Xinhua]

Students attend a rally to honor and remember the deceased national heroes at the Monument to the People’s Heroes in Tian’anmen Square, downtown Beijing, capital of China, Sept 30, 2014, on the occasion of the first Martyrs’ Day. China’s top legislature set Sept 30 as Martyrs’ Day last month.[Photo/Xinhua]

People rally to honor and remember the deceased national heroes at the Monument to the People’s Heroes in Tian’anmen Square, downtown Beijing, capital of China, Sept 30, 2014, on the occasion of the first Martyrs’ Day. China’s top legislature set Sept 30 as Martyrs’ Day last month. [Photo/Xinhua]

People rally to honor and remember the deceased national heroes at the Monument to the People’s Heroes in Tian’anmen Square, downtown Beijing, capital of China, Sept 30, 2014, on the occasion of the first Martyrs’ Day. China’s top legislature set Sept 30 as Martyrs’ Day last month. [Photo/Xinhua]

People rally to honor and remember the deceased national heroes at the Monument to the People’s Heroes in Tian’anmen Square, downtown Beijing, capital of China, Sept 30, 2014, on the occasion of the first Martyrs’ Day. China’s top legislature set Sept 30 as Martyrs’ Day last month.[Photo/Xinhua]

A soldier salutes beside flower baskets presented to the deceased national heroes at the Monument to the People’s Heroes in Tian’anmen Square, downtown Beijing, capital of China, Sept 30, 2014, on the occasion of the first Martyrs’ Day.[Photo/Xinhua]

Soldiers present flowers to the deceased national heroes at the Monument to the People’s Heroes in Tian’anmen Square, downtown Beijing, capital of China, Sept 30, 2014, on the occasion of the first Martyrs’ Day.[Photo/Xinhua]

Young students present flowers to the deceased national heroes at the Monument to the People’s Heroes in Tian’anmen Square, downtown Beijing, capital of China, Sept 30, 2014, on the occasion of the first Martyrs’ Day.[Photo/Xinhua]

Young students present flowers to the deceased national heroes at the Monument to the People’s Heroes in Tian’anmen Square, downtown Beijing, capital of China, Sept 30, 2014, on the occasion of the first Martyrs’ Day. [Photo/Xinhua]

Young students sing a patriotic chorus song at the Monument to the People’s Heroes in Tian’anmen Square, downtown Beijing, capital of China, Sept 30, 2014, on the occasion of the first Martyrs’ Day. China has rallied to honor and remember deceased national heroes on the first Martyrs’ Day. [Photo/Xinhua]

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