The National Day ceremony celebrating the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China began with a 70-gun salute at Tian'anmen Square in Beijing on Tuesday.
As the guns were fired, soldiers escorted the national flag from The Monument of the People's Heroes to the flagpole on Tian'anmen Square.
They marched 70 steps to represent the 70 years since the founding of New China in 1949, and took another 98 steps to symbolize the 98 years since the founding of the Communist Party of China in 1921.
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