China: Police guards on parade, Duanmen (Upright Gate) and square leading to the Forbidden City (Zijin Cheng), Beijing. The Duanmen (Upright Gate) sits between Tiananmen (Gate of Heavenly Peace) and Wumen (Meridian Gate), the main entrance to the Forbidden City. The gate was built in 1420 during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). The Forbidden City, built between 1406 and 1420, served for 500 years (until the end of the imperial era in 1911) as the seat of all power in China, the throne of the Son of Heaven and the private residence of all the Ming and Qing dynasty emperors.
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Dimensions:5105 x 3259 px | 43.2 x 27.6 cm | 17 x 10.9 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:28 June 2011
Photographer:Pictures From History
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