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The Chinese flag is raised moments after the Union Jack has been lowered for the last time over Hong Kong. The Chinese contingent is at left and the British dignitaries are on the right. (By Michael Williamson—The Washington Post)


Hong Kong Garrison People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers sit at attention during the farewell ceremony in Shenzhen. The PLA troops entered the territory just before the handover at midnight. (AFP Photo/Manuel Ceneta)


Prince Charles (right) waits for the Union Jack to be replaced by China's flag. (By Michael Williamson—The Washington Post)

Adam Wang (left) and Mark Kuo joined thousands of Chinese and Brits in the Lan Kwai Fong section of Hong Kong to celebrate the handover. (By Michael Williamson—The Washington Post)

Fireworks light over the Hong Kong Convention Center as skyscrapers illuminate to celebrate the handover. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Members of the Royal Marines take down the Union Jack for the last time, a few hours before the handover. (By Michael Williamson—The Washington Post)
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