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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.


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


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