Chinese university freshmen arrive to start at the prestigious Tsinghua University in Beijing on August 26, 2009. Ten million students sat for the 2009 highly competitive college entrance exams, which are considered crucial for Chinese families, as they can determine whether a student enters the country's educated elite or joins the general work force.

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Chinese university freshmen arrive to start at the prestigious Tsinghua University in Beijing on August 26, 2009. Ten million students sat for the 2009 highly competitive college entrance exams, which are considered crucial for Chinese families, as they can determine whether a student enters the country's educated elite or joins the general work force.
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