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The Cultural Revolution in China

In the mid 1960s young people in China were encouraged to criticise their elders.

Thousands of members of the Communist establishment were arrested and jailed.

For one teenage boy the world was turned on its head.

Photo: Jean Vincent/AFP/Getty Images

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Sun 25 Sep 2011 23:50GMT

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