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Last Updated: Sunday, 22 August, 2004, 14:49 GMT 15:49 UK
In pictures: Deng centenary
A giant billboard featuring a portrait of Deng Xiaoping in Guangan
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China marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of late paramount leader Deng Xiaoping, who features on billboards.
Children play in a street at Paifang in Deng Xiaoping's home town
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Born in Guangan, a poor area in Sichuan, Deng is regarded as the architect of China's economic reforms.
Bronze statue of Deng Xiaoping in his home town
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A bronze statue of Deng - who ultimately authorised the crushing of the 1989 Tiananmen protests - was unveiled in Guangan by President Hu.
Visitors look at clothes and other items belongings to Deng Xiaoping on display at an exhibition in his hometown
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Deng memorabilia are on display both in his home town and in the capital, and new books, articles and programmes have appeared for the anniversary.
China's leaders and people from all walks of life at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing to mark the anniversary of Deng's birth
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In Beijing, top leaders gathered to heap praise on Deng on Sunday, but there were reportedly few signs of celebrations on the city streets.
A band play a tune to mark the opening of a Western-style fastfood restaurant in Deng's hometown
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Under Deng, some parts of China - chiefly coastal areas - were allowed to prosper by opening up to private and foreign investment.
A Chinese man walks past a portrait of Deng Xiaoping at a bazaar in Beijing
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Deng has not become the same kind of hate figure as other leaders involved in the suppression of the Tiananmen protests.
Mahjong is played under the watchful eye of Deng Xiaoping in his home town
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Deng, who died in 1997, warned against personality cults but still commands respect among many Chinese.


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