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'The Piano Guys' scales the Great Wall for video shoot

Internet sensation, the Piano Guys are in China. The Utah-based group took some precious time off their Asian tour in Singapore and Malaysia to fulfil their China dream - shooting a music video on the Great Wall of China...

September 16, 2013
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Great Wall Forest Festival kicks off

The 2013 Yanqing Great Wall Forest Festival, the fourth edition of its kind, was held from August 24 to August 25 in the Tanglewood Music Valley at the foot of the Great Wall Badaling Section in Beijing's Yanqing County...

August 29, 2013
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Jet Team above the Great Wall

Aircraft of Breitling Jet Team, a famous European aerobatic team, perform above the Great Wall of the Jiayuguan Pass in northwest China's Gansu Province, Aug. 13, 2013...

August 16, 2013
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Unique section of the Great Wall draws in visitors

As people all know what the Great Wall looks like but did you know that some of it is built over water? The Jiumenkou section of the wall in Liaoning Province in North East China is famous for just that...

  August 09, 2013
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The Great Wall and Celebrities

According to the statistics of the local administration of Badaling Great Wall, a total of 372 political leaders from all over the world have visited the most popular attraction in China. If including those who went to Mutianyu Great Wall, the number should be a lot more than 400. Here below are just some of them:

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"This is a Great Wall, and only a great people with a great past could have a great wall, and such a great people with such a great wall will surely have a great future." said President Nixon of the United States on February 24, 1972.

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Mrs. Margaret Thatcher, Leader of the conservative Party of the United Kingdom, visited the Great Wall on April 9, 1977.

Former President Jimmy Carter of the United States and his wife visited the Great Wall at Badaling on August 26, 1981.

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“The Great Wall is one of the Greatest wonders in the world , and is really encouraging when people climb on it, they all feel exhausted. We can imagine what kind of wisdom and strength was required when the Great Wall was being built then.”-------President Ronald Reagon of the United States (Word) April 28, 1984.

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Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland visited the Great Wall on October 14, 1986.

Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi of India visited the Great Wall at Badaling on December 20, 1988.

President Venkataraman of India visited the Great Wall at badaling on May 19, 1992.

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Mandra, President of the African National Congress of South Africa, visited the Great Wall at Badaling on October 6, 1992.

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Emperor Akihito of Japan visited the Great Wall on October 24, 1992.
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“This is the greatest project in the world . In other places I have never seen a similar magnificent project.” ----President Boris Nikolqyevich Yeltsin of Russia December 17, 1992

Prime Minister Koco of Netherlands visited the Great Wall on June 16, 1995.

President Cadozo of Brazil visited the Great Wall at Badaling on December 2, 1995.

Prime Minister Carlson of Sweden visited the Great Wall on November 2, 1996.

President Roman Herzog of Germany visited the Great Wall at Badaling with his wife on November 18, 1996.

Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel visited the Great Wall at Badaling with his wife on May 27, 1998.

Oscar luigi Scalfaro, President of Italy was at Badaling Great Wall on June 10, 1998.
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US president Bill Clinton and his families visited Mutianyu Great Wall, and said “Great Wall here is very beautiful, very grand, more beautiful and grander than what I imagined”.

Bertie Ahern, Prime Minister of Ireland visited the Great Wall at Badaling with his wife on September 16, 1998.

Jean-Luc Dehaene, Prime Minister of Belgium visited the Great Wall at Badaling on November 1, 1998.

President Chaim Weizmann of Israel visited the Great Wall at Badaling with his wife on April 27, 1999.

President Fernando de la Rua of Argentina visited the Great Wall at Badaling with his wife on September 13, 2000.
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Prime Minister Arsnal of Spain visited the Great Wall at Badaling on June 26, 2000. - “I feel admired for the Great Wall which combined the civilization, intelligence and strength of the Chinese people throughout thousands of years.”

Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov of Russia visited the Great Wall at Badaling on November 4, 2000.

Michael Hardie Boys, Governor-General of New Zealand visited the Great Wall at Badaling with his wife on December 1, 2000.
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President Vicente Fox Quesada of Mexico visited the Great Wall at Badaling on June 7, 2001. He “Great Honor to be president 347 visiting this magnificent place. We feel history. We witness the greatest of this nation. All the glory, the power, the wisdom and courage of China is hope. Best luck and success to China, from Mexico your permanent friend.”

President S.R. Nathan of Singapore visited the Great Wall at Badaling on September 15, 2001.

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President George Walker Bush of the United States of America visited the Great Wall at Badaling on February 22, 2002. He said “Peace to our people! Best wishes!”

Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt of Belgium visited the Great Wall at Badaling on March 28, 2002

Prime Minister Kostas Simitis of Greece visited the Great Wall on June 4, 2002.
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President Vladimir Putin of Russia visited the Great Wall at Badaling on December 3, 2002. “I feel so amazed by the diligence of Chinese people, the beauty of scenery and great history.”

President Roh Moo-hyun of the Republic of Korea visited the Great Wall at Badaling on July 9, 2003.

President Johannes Rau of Germany visited the Great Wall at Badaling on September 11, 2003.
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President Mary McAleese of Ireland with her husband visited the Great Wall at Badaling on October 9, 2003. - “What a privilege to visit such a magnificent showcase of Chinese ingenuity and engineering skills going back two thousand years! Thank you!”

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President Moshe Katsaw of Israel visited the Great Wall at Badaling with his wife on December17, 2003. - “To great Chinese people, with great honor and deep appreciation for your contribution to humankind and universal civilization.”

President Bashar Al-Assad of Syria visited the Great Wall with wife on June 22, 2004.

President Nestor Carlos Kirchner of Argentina visited the Great Wall at Badaling on June 27, 2004.
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Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen of Denmark visited the Great Wall at Badaling with his wife on February 28, 2004. - “Thank you very much for a great experience at the Great Wall.”

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