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China closes pivotal Communist congress

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Chinese President Hu Jintao on Wednesday closed a pivotal ruling Communist Party congress tasked with choosing a new circle of top leaders who will guide the world's most populous nation for a decade. 

Hu declared the gathering of more than 2,200 party delegates over, after the congress approved a new Central Committee of roughly 200 people from which a top leadership expected to be headed by Vice President Xi Jinping will be chosen.

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