A Long March-3B/Yuanzheng-1 rocket carrying two new-generation satellites for the Beidou Navigation Satellite System blasts off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in the southwest China's Sichuan Province, July 25, 2015. Photo: Xinhua

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A Long March-3B/Yuanzheng-1 rocket carrying two new-generation satellites for the Beidou Navigation Satellite System blasts off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in the southwest China's Sichuan Province, July 25, 2015. Photo: Xinhua
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