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Chinese citizens and government workers have been preparing for months for their upcoming celebration of the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China on October 1st. Parts of Beijing have been shut down several times, allowing for rehearsals of a once-in-a-decade military parade, multiple artistic performances and shows, fireworks and more. Security concerns are high as well, bringing out large details of security personnel and equipment. Collected here are images from the past several weeks of people around China preparing to celebrate their National Day. (37 photos total)
Workers renovate a statue of China's late chairman Mao Zedong at Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, Hubei province, September 16, 2009. Statues and monuments around the country are being renovated and updated in preparation for the upcoming 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China on October 1. (REUTERS/China Daily)