Flag-raising ceremony before V-Day parade

China’s national flag was raised over the Tian’anmen Square in central Beijing Thursday
morning to celebrate the 70th anniversary of China’s victory over Japanese aggression
in World War II.

The national flag was escorted by guards in olive green uniforms on a red carpet,
from the platform of the Monument to the People’s Heroes in the square center northward
to the national flag post.

The red flag with five yellow stars was unfurled against clear sky over the square
while 2,400 members of a military band and chorus played and sang the national anthem.

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