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CHINA BALLET 05

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Dancers from the National Ballet of China rehearse at the their studio in Beijing, China, Friday, Aug. 21, 2009. For Chinese, ballet is tangled up with China's blood-soaked revolutionary past, arriving here in the 1950s on a wave of pro-Soviet fervor and quickly repurposed as a propaganda weapon during the Cultural Revolution.
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CHINA BALLET
Dancers from the National Ballet of China rehearse at the their studio in Beijing, China, Friday, Aug. 21, 2009.  For Chinese, ballet is tangled up with China's blood-soaked revolutionary past, arriving here in the 1950s on a wave of pro-Soviet fervor and quickly repurposed as a propaganda weapon during the Cultural Revolution.