Tian'anmen Square decorated for National Day celebrations
Tian'anmen Square at the heart of Beijing has been decorated to echo festivities of the 70th founding anniversary of the People's Republic of China, which falls on Tuesday.
Red ribbon-shaped sculptures have been installed on the square to signify the lineage of China's revolutionary past, present and future. A colossal portrait of Sun Yat-sen (1866-1925), a forerunner of the Chinese democratic revolution, has also been erected on the square.
On the front of the Tian'anmen Rostrum is a giant color portrait of late Chairman Mao Zedong, the founder of New China.
Huge red lanterns were hung atop the newly-refurbished rostrum, flunk by red flags flying above the stands on both sides.