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July 9, 2008

Anti-Terrorism Exercises in China

Earlier in June, China launched a week-long series of anti-terrorist drills called "Great Wall 5", in preparation for the upcoming 2008 Olympic Games. The drills involved emergency responders, "police forces, the People's Armed Police, the People's Liberation Army and the health, environmental protection, meteorology and transportation departments." according to China's Xinhua News Agency. (14 photos total)

Paramilitary policemen display their skills during an anti-terror drill themed "To Welcome Olympic Games,To Ensure the Security" at Datianwan Stadium on July 2, 2008 in Chongqing Municipality, China. China has launched a series of anti-terror drills at the national level to ensure security for the upcoming Olympics in Beijing. (China Photos/Getty Images)

Chinese paramilitary policemen display their fighting skills at Datianwan Stadium on July 2, 2008 in Chongqing Municipality, China. (China Photos/Getty Images)

Firemen put out a blaze during an anti-terror drill on July 2, 2008 in Chongqing Municipality, China. (China Photos/Getty Images)

Chinese paramilitary policemen form a pattern of the Olympic Rings on the field, while policewomen display their fighting skills during an anti-terrorism drill on July 2, 2008 in Chongqing Municipality, China. (China Photos/Getty Images)

Chinese police parade during an anti-terrorism drill for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in Xian, in China's Shaanxi province on June 11, 2008. (AFP)

Firemen cut barriers during an anti-terrorism drill on July 2, 2008 in Chongqing Municipality, China. (China Photos/Getty Images)

A general view of a newly installed surface-to-air missile launcher near the Olympic green on June 25, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Feng Li/Getty Images)

In this photo released by the official Xinhua news agency, members of China's armed police demonstrate a rapid deployment during an anti-terrorist drill held in Jinan, east China, on Wednesday July 2, 2008, roughly one month ahead of the Beijing Olympic Games. (AP Photo/Xinhua/Fan Changguo)

Chinese police parade during an anti-terrorism drill for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in Xian, in China's Shaanxi province on June 11, 2008. (AFP)

Policemen try to control simulated mobs during an anti-terror drill on July 2, 2008 in Chongqing Municipality, China. (China Photos/Getty Images)

In this photo released by the official Xinhua news agency, a member of China's armed police operates a flame sprayer during an anti-terrorist drill held in Jinan, east China, on Wednesday July 2, 2008, roughly one month ahead of the Beijing Olympic Games. (AP Photo/Xinhua/Fan Changguo)

Chinese police parade during an anti-terrorism drill for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in Xian, in China's Shaanxi province on June 11, 2008. China is staging a week of anti-terrorism drills, dubbed "Great Wall 5", ahead of the Beijing Olympics next month. (AFP)

Chinese paramilitary officers and a police officer surround a mockup house where "suspects" are held up in Xuchang, central China's Henan province, on Friday June 20, 2008. (AP Photo/EyePress)

Paramilitary police officers keep watch at the start of the Olympic Torch Relay, Tuesday, June 17, 2008, in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China's most western province. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Links and more information:
Olympics Special Coverage by China's official press agency, Xinhua.
China launches anti-terror drill for Olympics from Xinhua.

 
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