The National People's Congress Begins in Beijing (27 images)

The National People's Congress (NPC) begins in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China on March 5, 2014.
Updated: March 5, 2014 at 9:37 AM
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China's top leaders and delegates attend the opening of the National People's Congress (NPC), the country's annual parliament session, in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 5, 2014. China announced a growth target of 7.5 percent and revealed plans to raise its defense budget by 12.2 percent. Premier Li Keqiang vowed to "declare war" on pollution, fight corruption "without mercy" and "crack down" on terrorism. UPI/Stephen Shaver
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