The Chinese communist party’s 60th year celebration (military parade) in high definition. The video is just amazing. Surreal. Whatever random adjectives. Suddenly Singapore’s National Day Parade seems less interesting. I mean look at the order they have. Everybody’s height is like the same! 首都各界庆祝中华人民共和国成立60周年大会 [720HD] 六十周年国庆大阅兵播放列表：
“Good work, comrades!”
“Serve the people!”
If you can’t understand Mandarin, Chinese president Hu Jintao (胡锦涛) goes around shouting something along the lines of “Greetings comrades! Comrades you have done well!”.
And watch in slo-mo and beautiful colors:
China’s 60th Anniversary national day – timelapse and slow motion – 7D and 5DmkII
The parade in Tiananmen Square to mark the 60th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China – as seen in timelapse and slow-motion.
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Garik Israelian is a spectroscopist, studying the spectrum emitted by a star to figure out what it’s made of and how it might behave. It’s a rare and accessible look at this discipline, which may help us an Earthlike planet friendly to life. (Recorded at TEDGlobal, July 2009, Oxford, UK.Duration: 15:52)
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