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Our national flag flies at half-mast after the flag-raising ceremony on Tian’anmen Square in Beijing Monday morning, May 19, 2008. China on Monday begins a three-day national mourning for the tens of thousands of people killed in a powerful earthquake which struck the country’s southwest on May 12.

2008年5月19日星期一清晨,北京天安门广场下半旗。为了悼念5月12日在西南部大地震中遇难的数以万计同胞,中国从本周一开始进行为期三天的全国哀悼。

All public amusements will be suspended for three days from Monday.

所有公共娱乐活动暂停三天。

During the mourning days, the torch relay for the Beijing Olympic Games will be suspended to mourn the quake victims.

悼念日期间,为了哀悼地震遇难者,北京奥运圣火传递活动暂停。