The 60th anniversary celebration is almost here!

From this Chinese site, with English translation, some appropriately amazing pictures of the preparations and practice runs for the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, on October 1. (Previous mention here.) A few samples:

Nightime practice drill last month.

Tank practice parade two days ago

An unintentionally evocative picture of a lone man and a tank.

And a photo of a women's militia unit that is more in the spirit of the way I usually saw soldiers (and people in general) carrying themselves in China.

This should be interesting. Very sorry I won't be there to see it in person. (Thanks to various readers in China.)