People celebrate the 122nd birthday of Mao Zedong at his hometown in Shaoshan, Hunan province, in December. Photo: Simon Song
People celebrate the 122nd birthday of Mao Zedong at his hometown in Shaoshan, Hunan province, in December. Photo: Simon Song

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People celebrate the 122nd birthday of Mao Zedong at his hometown in Shaoshan, Hunan province, in December. Photo: Simon Song
People celebrate the 122nd birthday of Mao Zedong at his hometown in Shaoshan, Hunan province, in December. Photo: Simon Song
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