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To remember those who died in the landslide in Gansu Province one week ago, Chinese people held mourning ceremonies across the country on Sunday. Chinese national flags throughout the nation are flying at half mast.

Before dawn on Sunday morning, at Potala Square in the Tibet Autonomous Region, the Chinese flag was lowered to half mast. Standing silently in front of the flag, people in the square remembered the victims.

The national flag of China is seen at half mast at the Potala Palace Square in Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Aug. 15, 2010, to mourn for the victims of the Aug. 8 mudslide disaster in Zhouqu County, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in northwest China's Gansu Province. China on Sunday held mournings for the mudslide victims, all over the country and at overseas embassies and consulates. (Xinhua/Chogo)
The national flag of China is seen at half mast at the Potala Palace Square in Lhasa, 
capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Aug. 15, 2010, to mourn for 
the victims of the Aug. 8 mudslide disaster in Zhouqu County, Gannan Tibetan 
Autonomous Prefecture in northwest China's Gansu Province. China on Sunday held 
mournings for the mudslide victims, all over the country and at overseas embassies 
and consulates. (Xinhua/Chogo)

Local Resident, Tibet Autonomous region, said, "We hope people in the disaster areas rebuild their families soon. Come on Zhouqu!"

In the city of Dalian, at People's Square, the national flag at half mast represents the grief of the people of Dalian. But it also symbolizes hope for a better future.


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