National pride

A boy waves a national flag as a group of soldiers walk past him at the Forbidden City in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100602011286" title="Beijing (China)" href="/topic/international/china/beijing-%28china%29-PLGEO100100602011286.topic">Beijing</a>. <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO00000014" title="China" href="/topic/international/china-PLGEO00000014.topic">China's</a> first aircraft carrier entered service, the defense ministry in Beijing said, as the country expands its blue-water fleet at a time of increasing maritime tensions in the region.

( Getty Images / September 25, 2012 )

A boy waves a national flag as a group of soldiers walk past him at the Forbidden City in Beijing. China's first aircraft carrier entered service, the defense ministry in Beijing said, as the country expands its blue-water fleet at a time of increasing maritime tensions in the region.

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