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Celebrities attend China's National People's Congress

Chinese professional basketball player Yao Ming is surrounded by jounalists as he leaves the Great Hall of the People after the second plenary meeting of the first session of the 12th CPPCC National Committee in Beijing on March 7, 2013.
Chinese professional basketball player Yao Ming is surrounded by jounalists as he leaves the Great Hall of the People after the second plenary meeting of the first session of the 12th CPPCC National Committee in Beijing on March 7, 2013.Wang Zhao / AFP - Getty Images
Hong Kong movie star Jackie Chan is surrounded by journalists and outside the plenary session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference on March 7, 2013 in Beijing, China.
Hong Kong movie star Jackie Chan is surrounded by journalists and outside the plenary session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference on March 7, 2013 in Beijing, China.Lintao Zhang / Getty Images

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