Workers labor on a giant lantern shaped structure near Mao Zedong's portrait and the Chinese national flag on Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China, Friday, Sept. 16, 2011. Increasing numbers of Chinese ... more 
Workers labor on a giant lantern shaped structure near Mao Zedong's portrait and the Chinese national flag on Tiananmen Square 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 3:48 AM EDT