China's communist leaders bow in silence in remembrance of the late leaders during the opening session of the 18th Communist Party Congress held at the Great Hall of the People in Beiji

 

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China's communist leaders bow in silence in remembrance of the late leaders during the opening session of the 18th Communist Party Congress held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012. Preparing to hand over power after a decade in office, China's President Hu Jintao called Thursday for sterner measures to combat official corruption that has stoked public anger while urging the Communist Party to maintain firm political control. Front row from left to right, Li Peng, former Chinese Premier, He Guoqiang, head of Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, Xi Jinping, Chinese Vice President, Jia Qinglin, Chairman of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, Wu Bangguo, Chairman of National People's Congress, Hu Jintao, Chinese President and Communist Party chief, Jiang Zemin, former Chinese President and the party chief, and Wen Jiabao, Chinese premier. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)