UPDATING THE CAPTION WHEN THE TRIAL STARTED - People walk past the Chengdu Intermediate People's Court in Chengdu in southwest China's Sichuan province Monday, Sept. 17, 2012. The trial of Wang Lijun,... more 
UPDATING THE CAPTION WHEN THE TRIAL STARTED - People walk past the Chengdu Intermediate People's Court in Chengdu in southwest China's Sichuan province Monday, Sept. 17, 2012. The trial of Wang Lijun, an ex-police chief at the center of China's worst political scandal in decades, started unexpectedly Monday, a day earlier than the court in the central city of Chengdu had announced. At the height of his career, Wang led a police crackdown on the violent underworld in a sprawling metropolis, arresting hundreds of gangsters and government officials, some of whom were sentenced and executed in a matter of months. Now the former police chief is in the hands of the opaque Chinese justice he once brandished against others. (AP Photo/Andy Wong) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Andy Wong
Mon, Sep 17, 2012 7:45 AM EDT