A vendor takes pictures for his customer in front of a policeman 

A vendor takes pictures for his customer in front of a policeman checking identities of people near Tiananmen Gate in Beijing Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 as the all-important Party Congress approaches. Beijing usually tightens security for high-profile political events, and this one is the most pivotal for the Communist Party in 10 years. But sometimes the measures can pass into the downright bizarre.(AP Photo/Andy Wong)
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A vendor takes pictures for his customer in front of a policeman checking identities of people near Tiananmen Gate in Beijing Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 as the all-important Party Congress approaches. Beijing usually tightens security for high-profile political events, and this one is the most pivotal for the Communist Party in 10 years. But sometimes the measures can pass into the downright bizarre.(AP Photo/Andy Wong)
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