The 18th National Congress of the Communist Party (16 images)

Delegates of the Communist Party arrive in China's capital for the meeting which begins the once-in-a-decade power transfer. President Hu Jintao will pass the leadership to Xi Jinping.
Updated: Nov. 13, 2012 at 10:51 AM
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A Chinese soldier stands watch in Tiananmen Square, the site of the 1989 student massacre ordered by Communist Party leaders, while the 18th Communist Party Congress (CPC) continues its sessions next to the square in Beijing on November 13, 2012. China will elect a new leader in the once-in-a-decade Congress, ushering in a new era of leaders poised with the task of maintaining both growth and stability. UPI/Stephen Shaver
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