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China rehearses V-Day parade

China has held a large-scale rehearsal for the September 3rd military parade on Aug 23, in Tian’anmen Square and along Chang’an Avenue in downtown Beijing.

More than 10,000 servicemen and women, about 500 military vehicles and nearly 200 aircraft took part. All formations, including foreign troops and World War Two veterans, were present, while about 35,000 guests watched the proceedings.

The parade will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II and the victory of the war of China’s Resistance Against Japanese Aggression. The rehearsal was held on the weekend to minimize inconvenience caused by traffic control.