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China celebrates World War II victory

Updated 1:21 AM ET, Thu September 3, 2015
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Chinese military helicopters fly in formation over Tiananmen Square on September 3, 2015 in Beijing, China. A massive military parade in Tiananmen Square marked the 70th anniversary of victory over Japan and the end of World War II. Kevin Frayer/Getty Images
A military vehicle carrying a Pterodactyl I drone rolled through Beijing on September 3. Jason Lee - Pool/Getty Images
Military vehicles carry missiles past the Tiananmen Gate on September 3. Jason Lee/AP
Chinese President Xi Jinping stands in a sedan to address the People's Liberation Army on September 3. AP Photo/Ng Han Guan
Thousands of doves are released during the parade on September 3. AP Photo/Ng Han Guan
Tanks promenade through the parade route on September 3. CCTV
Chinese veterans wave from a bus during the military parade on September 3. GREG BAKER/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Chinese military helicopters fly in formation during the grand parade on September 3. AFP/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Missiles are displayed along the parade route on September 3. CCTV
Chinese soldiers march past the Great Hall of the People at Tiananmen Square on September 3, 2015 in Beijing, China. CCTV
Chinese President Xi Jinping, in the middle, stands with (from left) South Korean President Park Geun-hye, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and former Chinese presidents Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao. GREG BAKER/AFP/Getty Images
Chinese soldiers march past the Great Hall of the People in Tiananmen Square on September 3 in Beijing, China. Kevin Frayer/Getty Images
Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, stands with former Chinese Presidents Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao and current Premier Li Keqiang at the military parade in Beijing on September 3. Ng Han Guan/AP
People's Liberation Army troops arrive at Tiananmen Gate in formation for the parade on September 3. Andy Wong - Pool/Getty Images
Chinese soldiers march past Tiananmen Square on September 3. Kevin Frayer/Getty Images
A Chinese military choir stands in position ahead of a military parade at Tiananmen Square in Beijing on September 3. GREG BAKER/AFP/Getty Images
Chinese soldiers conduct last-minute drills ahead of the military parade in Beijing's Tiananmen Square on September 3. GREG BAKER/AFP/Getty Images
Decorated with medals, 85-year-old Shen Ji-lan prepares for the military parade in Beijing. She is the only person in China to be appointed twelve consecutive times as a member of the National People's Congress, China's legislature, according to local media. Jason Lee - Pool/Getty Images
A paramilitary policeman stands at attention in Tiananmen Square in Beijing on September 2, 2015. AFP/Getty Images