Ge Xiaoguang (L) uses an elevator in front of a giant portrait of China's late Chairman Maozedong in his working studio located between the Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City in Beijing June 29, 2011. Reclusive Chinese painter Ge's art has gazed over one of the world's most famous city squares for decades. For 30 years, he has painted the portraits of former paramount leader Mao Zedong that look across Beijing's Tiananmen Square. The giant oil paintings of the "Great Helmsman" have kept watch from the Gate of Heavenly Peace since the Communist Party won the civil war and declared a New Ch

Ge Xiaoguang (L) uses an elevator in front of a giant portrait of China's late Chairman Maozedong in his working studio located between the Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City in Beijing June 29, 2011. Reclusive Chinese painter Ge's art has gazed over one of the world's most famous city squares for decades. For 30 years, he has painted the portraits of former paramount leader Mao Zedong that look across Beijing's Tiananmen Square. The giant oil paintings of the "Great Helmsman" have kept watch from the Gate of Heavenly Peace since the Communist Party won the civil war and declared a New Ch Stock Photo
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REUTERS / Alamy Stock Photo

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1949 x 2964 px | 16.5 x 25.1 cm | 6.5 x 9.9 inches | 300dpi

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30 June 2011

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Barry Huang

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Ge Xiaoguang (L) uses an elevator in front of a giant portrait of China's late Chairman Maozedong in his working studio located between the Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City in Beijing June 29, 2011. Reclusive Chinese painter Ge's art has gazed over one of the world's most famous city squares for decades. For 30 years, he has painted the portraits of former paramount leader Mao Zedong that look across Beijing's Tiananmen Square. The giant oil paintings of the "Great Helmsman" have kept watch from the Gate of Heavenly Peace since the Communist Party won the civil war and declared a New China on October 1, 1949. To match CHINA-PARTY/MAO Picture taken June 29, 2011. REUTERS/Barry Huang (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY POLITICS)

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