In this photo taken Thursday Sept. 15, 2011, an election worker distributes briefing materials to residents during a campaign to raise awareness of the coming elections of county-level and ... more 
In this photo taken Thursday Sept. 15, 2011, an election worker distributes briefing materials to residents during a campaign to raise awareness of the coming elections of county-level and township-level congress in Beijing, China. Increasing numbers of Chinese are seeking to run as independent candidates in upcoming local elections, but face daunting obstacles as the ruling Communist Party tries to tamp down any threat to its monopoly on power. (AP Photo) CHINA OUT less 
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Associated Press
Fri, Sep 16, 2011 9:04 AM EDT