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Waking Up to Beijing’s Tiananmen Square

Waking Up to Beijing’s Tiananmen Square

Sunrise, June 3: A phalanx of People’s Liberation Army soldiers marched in quick step from Beijing’s Forbidden City, escorting the Chinese national flag onto the broad expanse of Tiananmen Square. Despite the early hour, thousands of onlookers watched as the crack, green-suited honor guard hoisted the colors.