A Chinese tourist bends his body as Chinese paramilitary walks past near the Great Hall of the People where the annual National People's Congress are held in Beijing, China, Friday, Sept. 16, 2011. ... more 
A Chinese tourist bends his body as Chinese paramilitary walks past near the Great Hall of the People where the annual National People's Congress are held 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