Take a look at these images from China, where President Hu Jintao has opened a Communist Party congress. It's a massive meeting, which happens every 10 years, where a new leader will be chosen.
Not everyone has been smiling like the attendants pictured here. Human rights group Amnesty International says more than 130 politicians have been put in prison unlawfully or placed under house arrest for disagreeing with the President.
Held in Beijing's Great Hall of the People, the week-long meeting will be watched by the world for clues as to who will take over as leader of China.
Lots of issues will be discussed at the big meeting, including how China spends it's money, the large number of poor people, and how to help the elderly.
During the congress, which includes representatives from across China, a new central committee is selected to help run the country.
Security is tight around the Great Hall and across the capital. More than 1.4 million volunteers have been brought in to help out.
Transport in the area has been restricted, street vendors have been told to close their stalls and even kite flying has reportedly been banned!
Next week, Mr Hu is expected to give up his role as party chief. It has been suggested that this will be his successor, Xi Jinping.
Over 2,000 people are attending China's Communist Party congress in Beijing, the once-a-decade meeting, where a new leader will be chosen.
Lots of school students watched the Chinese president giving his speech during the opening ceremony.
Some people disagree with how the country is run - these demonstrators in Hong Kong want the country to be more democratic so that everyone can have a say in who runs the country. At the moment China's all-powerful and secretive Communist Party are in charge.
President Hu Jintao opened what is likely to be his last congress in charge of the governing Communist Party with a speech.