• Short Summary

    On Saturday, Peking celebrated May Day with a spectacular fireworks display. The sky over the?

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    On Saturday, Peking celebrated May Day with a spectacular fireworks display. The sky over the Chinese capital was turned into a brilliant patchwork of colours as thousands of rockets burst over Tien An Min Square.

    It was the highlight of the day, which is one of the most important in the Chinese calendar. Traditionally, there has always been a vast daylight parade in the square to salute workers of the world.

    This year the rally was held in the evening. Searchlights weaved across the square as thousands of people staged displays depicting Chairman Mao Tse-tung's thoughts and Chinese culture, history and progress.

    Chinese leaders watched the proceedings from the Gate of Heavenly Peace.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAANVDF16K186F40K9QC32JZ85K
    Media URN:
    VLVAANVDF16K186F40K9QC32JZ85K
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/05/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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