Missiles displayed at the last big military parade in Beijing in 2009. The event is usually held every 10 years on National Day on October 1. Photo: Xinhua Missiles displayed at the last big military parade in Beijing in 2009. The event is usually held every 10 years on National Day on October 1. Photo: Xinhua
Missiles displayed at the last big military parade in Beijing in 2009. The event is usually held every 10 years on National Day on October 1. Photo: Xinhua

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Missiles displayed at the last big military parade in Beijing in 2009. The event is usually held every 10 years on National Day on October 1. Photo: Xinhua Missiles displayed at the last big military parade in Beijing in 2009. The event is usually held every 10 years on National Day on October 1. Photo: Xinhua
Missiles displayed at the last big military parade in Beijing in 2009. The event is usually held every 10 years on National Day on October 1. Photo: Xinhua
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