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China Uses Models to Pose as Troops for Big Military Parade

A female soldier from the People's Liberation Army attends a training session for the Sept. 3 military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of China's victory in World War II at a military base in Beijing, China on Aug. 22, 2015. (ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)
A female soldier from the People's Liberation Army attends a training session for the Sept. 3 military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of China's victory in World War II at a military base in Beijing, China on Aug. 22, 2015. (ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)

The female honor guard contingent that will goosestep past the giant portrait of Chairman Mao in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square during China’s grand parade to mark...

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