Chinese paramilitary policemen keep watch near the National Stadium in Beijing

 
Chinese paramilitary policemen keep watch near the National Stadium in Beijing
REFILE - ADDING CAPTION INFORMATION Chinese paramilitary policemen keep watch near the National Stadium, or Bird's Nest, at the Olympic Green in Beijing July 26, 2008, 13 days before the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice urged China on Saturday not to use security concerns over next month's Olympics as a cover to crush political dissent. There has been a security clampdown in China ahead of the Aug. 8-24 Olympics. Some human rights groups, however, say the Chinese authorities have overreacted to security threats and used it as a way to crack down on political dissidents. REUTERS/Claro Cortes IV (CHINA) (BEIJING OLYMPICS 2008 PREVIEW)