China's power transfer: infighting and spectacle

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Chinese paramilitary policemen march under a portrait of former Chinese leader Mao Zedong to a flag lowering ceremony on Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. The Chinese Communist Party's 18th National Congress is scheduled to begin Nov. 8 in the Chinese capital. In addition to selecting members of leading party bodies, the 2,270 delegates hear and deliberate over the work of the party over the last five years, a party discipline report and revisions to the party constitution. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)