Pictures: China's Communist Party celebrates its 100th anniversary

As the party prepares to mark its 100th anniversary on Thursday, it has put a propaganda campaign with movies, history tours and well-timed space missions, all booming the achievements of the party and its President Xi Jinping, China's most powerful leader since Mao.

Cultural Performanace

Performers dance during a Cultural Performance as part of the celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Founding of the Communist Party of China.

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Fireworks light up the sky

This photo taken on June 28, 2021 shows fireworks exploding during an art performance held at the Bird's Nest national stadium to mark the upcoming 100th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party.

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A 'themed' tram

A themed tram with a slogan celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party and the 24th anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China passes through a street in Hong Kong.

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LED billboard with slogan

A LED billboard with a slogan celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party and the 24th anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover to China displays at a building in Hong Kong . 

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Installation at Tamar Park

A celebratory installation and a screen display are seen at Tamar Park, where a 3D light show that celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party and the 24th anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China will be held, in Hong Kong.

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The Promenade

People visit a promenade along the Huangpu in Shanghai.

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Workers prepare installation

Workers prepare an installation themed in Shanghai on June 29, 2021 ahead of the upcoming 100th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party.

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Xi Jinping at Medal Ceremony

People wait to cross a road near a giant screen showing news footage of Chinese President Xi Jinping at a medal ceremony.

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