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Quirky moments from China’s annual Congress

The annual meeting of China's legislature had many quirky moments and offbeat details which lurked around the edges and behind the scenes.

Quirky moments from China's annual Congress

The annual meeting of China's legislature had many quirky moments and offbeat details which lurked around the edges and behind the scenes. (Reuters)

Quirky moments from China's annual Congress

Hundreds of military officers serving as delegates march to the event in formation, carrying identical navy satchels, their red name tags dangling from delicate lengths of thread. (Reuters)

Quirky moments from China's annual Congress

Nearly 6,000 delegates to the National People's Congress and its advisory body descend on the hulking Great Hall of the People, the seat of China's legislature, for approximately two weeks every March in what is known as the ``Two Meetings.'' (Reuters)

Quirky moments from China's annual Congress

The session is largely symbolic within China's authoritarian one-party communist political system, but remains a highlight of the political calendar, during which the leadership sets out its goals and direction for the coming year. (Reuters)

Quirky moments from China's annual Congress

Beyond that rubber stamp function, it's a swirl of flashing cameras, crimson-clothed attendants and stern security guards helping maintain a tradition dating back decades to the founding of the People's Republic of China. (Reuters)