Beijing China in 1999


Tiananmen gate - entrance to the forbidden city


A portrait of chairman Mao overlooks the entrance to the forbidden city


 Tiananmen Square - renovated in 1999


The Forbidden City


The panda plays to the crowds



How many can fit on a bike? At least 10 at the acrobatics show.


Decorations were everywhere in Beijing to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Peoples Republic on Oct. 1, 1999


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