The Chinese Communist party congress — in pictures
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Communist party delegates have gathered at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing to hear Xi Jinping, China’s president, set out plans for the next five years.
Communist party stewards prepare to protect delegates from the rain
A Chinese military band strikes up at the start of the gathering
Security personnel show their military bearing as they take their positions
Delegates, some representing ethnic minorities, take their seats
President Xi Jinping, left, greets former president Jiang Zemin
President Xi, right, chats with his predecessor, Hu Jintao
Delegates observe a minute’s silence for past revolutionaries
Mr Xi bows before his opening address
His speech lasted almost four hours
The Great Hall of the People, packed for the president’s opening address
Mr Jiang gives a document his close attention
Military delegates in good cheer after the opening ceremony