A Chinese girl in ethnic minority costume walks past Chinese paramilitary police marching across Tiananmen Square near the Great Hall of the People where the annual National People's Congress is held ... more 
A Chinese girl in ethnic minority costume walks past Chinese paramilitary police marching across Tiananmen Square near the Great Hall of the People where the annual National People's Congress is held in March in Beijing, China, Friday, Sept. 16, 2011. Increasing numbers of Chinese are seeking to run as independent candidates in upcoming local elections and are smacking into daunting obstacles as the ruling Communist Party tries to tamp down any threat to its monopoly on power. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Ng Han Guan
Fri, Sep 16, 2011 3:47 AM EDT