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An orderly succession in China

China's newly-elected President Xi Jinping (R) talks with former President Hu Jintao (L) during the fourth plenary meeting of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People Thursday in Beijing. Xi, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, was elected president of the People's Republic of China and chairman of the Central Military Commission.Lintao Zhang/Getty Images