Donkey Throng

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[Beijing, October 1. Image via Getty]

BEIJING - OCTOBER 01: Women in costume take part in a parade to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China on October 1, 2009 in Beijing, China. The grand celebrations to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China included a military parade and mass pageant consisting of about 200,000 citizens in Tiananmen Square. (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images)

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I'm living in Beijing right now and caught the parade on TV (like over a billion other of us). For weeks, they've been practicing this huge parade and closed down Beijing for days for practice's sake.

As expected, it resulted in a perfect execution.

60 is a huge year for Chinese culture, btw. It's almost equivalent to having a 100-year celebration.