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Tang Ruiyin now works the rice paddies of the old Mao homestead, in the background. Shaoshan, Hunan Province, China, November 1982.

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The museum devoted to Mao Tsetung and his exploits in Shaoshan, Hunan Province, his birthplace. This is a picture of Mao on October 1, 1949 proclaiming the founding of the People's Republic of China. With him is Dong Biwu, late vice-chairman of the National People's Congress: The caption above the picture reads: "Our nation is no longer a humiliated nation. We have stood up. Our revolution has won sympathy and acclaim for people all over the world. We have friends all over the world." November 1982.

Stanley Oziewicz/The Globe and Mail

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Wu Xingan, a guide with the Changsha, Hunan Province, China International Travel Service. He is sitting at the desk Mao Tsetung used as a child in the school of his birthplace, Shaoshan, Hunan Province, November 1982.

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The house where Mao Tsetung was born in Shaoshan, Hunan Province, China. November 1982.

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Globe and Mail reporter Stan Oziewicz with Li Ning, world-class Chinese gymnast, November 1982 in Beijing, China.

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