Kina mbajti sot paradën ushtarake më të madhe për të përkujtuar fitoren ndaj Japonisë në Luftën e Dytë Botërore.

Më shumë se 12 mijë trupa dhe qindra tanke dhe raketa parakaluan në sheshin Tiananmen në Pekin, ndërsa mbi kokat e njerëzve fluturonin avionë luftarakë dhe bombardues.

E gjithë kjo shfaqje force zgjati për 90 minuta.

Military aircraft flying in formation during the military parade marking the 70th Anniversary of the Victory of Chinese People's Resistance against Japanese Aggression and World Anti-Fascist War in BeijingMilitary aircraft flying in formation during the military parade marking the 70th Anniversary of the Victory of Chinese People's Resistance against Japanese Aggression and World Anti-Fascist War in BeijingA formation of helicopters displaying the number 70 to mark the 70th anniversary of the victory of the 'Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression and the World Anti-Fascist War'A formation of helicopters displaying the number 70 to mark the 70th anniversary of the victory of the 'Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression and the World Anti-Fascist War'Spelling it out: A formation of helicopters display the number 70 to mark the 70th anniversary of the 'Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression and the World Anti-Fascist War'On a high: Dozens of Chinese military helicopters fly in formation during the military parade at Tiananmen Square in BeijingFirepower: China's confidence in its growing military assertiveness, especially in the disputed South China Sea, has rattled the region and drawn criticism from WashingtonMilitary vehicles carrying shore-to-ship missiles drive past the Tiananmen Gate during a military parade to mark the victory over JapanGunning for attention: Chinese soldiers on armoured fighting vehicles move past on Tiananmen Square during the military paradeMilitary vehicles carrying DF-31A long-range missiles drive past the Tiananmen Gate during a military parade to mark victory in World War IIA military vehicle carrying a Pterodactyl I unmanned aerial vehicle drive past the Tiananmen Gate to mark victory in World War TwoMore than 12,000 soldiers, mostly Chinese but with contingents from Russia and elsewhere, took part in the ostentatious paradeFemale soldiers of China's People's Liberation Army march during a military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the victory over JapanMost Western leaders rebuffed invitations to attend, unhappy about the guest list and wary of the message China would send with the paradeSensitive: China's government repeatedly said the parade was not aimed at today's Japan, but to remember the past and to remind the world of China's huge sacrifices during the conflictScaling back: President Xi Jinping (above) announced at the parade that he would cut troop levels by 300,000Honoured: Soldiers marched down Changan Avenue, led by veterans (above) from World War Two carried in vehiclesMessage of peace: Thousands of doves are released during a parade marking the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender during World War TwoShow of strength: Dozens of armoured vehicles and ballistic missiles roll through Tiananmen Square in Beijing for China's biggest-ever display of military might in a parade to commemorate victory over Japan in World War TwoOut in force: Thousands of soldiers march along Tiananmen Square for the parade marking the 70th Anniversary of the victory over Japan

High flyers: More than 12,000 troops and hundreds of tanks and missiles rolled through Tiananmen Square in Beijing as fighter jets, bombers and helicopters flew overhead in an ostentatious show of force that lasted around 90 minutesLocals weren't allowed to watch the display because barricades were set up hundreds of metres away and police blocked access to the streetsShut out: Residents whose homes overlooked the route itself were even ordered not to go onto their balconies or open their windows