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    President Xi has implemented sweeping reforms to modernize the People's Liberation Army – which celebrated its 90th anniversary this week – and protect China's expanding economic influence. But as its ambitions increase, so does the risk of conflict.


Photos of the Week Photos of the Week 08/14

The August full moon rises above the 5th Century BC Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounio, south of Athens, on Aug. 7. More than a hundred of Greece's ancient sites and museums were kept open until late and concerts organized to allow visitors to enjoy the full moon, which is accompanied by a partial lunar eclipse.

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