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Chinese petitioners start their day in the cramp quarters they share, as they prepare head out to air grievances in hopes to have her case seen by the petitions office in Beijing, China, Tuesday, March 3, 2009. Many Chinese have come from around the country to Beijing seeking redress for problems with local officials, flocking to the capital to coincide with the annual National People's Congress session. Their numbers commonly increase ahead of the meeting, and they are often followed by local police to the capital and taken back home.
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CHINA CHASING JUSTICE
Chinese petitioners start their day in the cramp quarters they share, as they prepare head out to air grievances in hopes to have her case seen by the petitions office in  Beijing, China, Tuesday, March 3, 2009. Many Chinese have come from around the country to Beijing seeking redress for problems with local officials, flocking to the capital to coincide with the annual National People's Congress session. Their numbers commonly increase ahead of the meeting, and they are often followed by local police to the capital and taken back home.