Soldiers of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China stand in formation as they gather ahead of a military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing, China, September 3, 2015. REUTERS/cnsphoto CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA - RTX1QTI9
Henri Cartier-Bresson CHINA. Beijing. December 1948. A merchant and a client greet each other. No anxiety mars their cordial meeting although the city is besieged by troops of the People's Liberation Army. The Kuomintang was to flee within eight days. But even on the eve of such a dramatic event, the citizens retain the calm so typical of Beijing.
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