Dozens of frustrated parents crowded into a Beijing office, surrounding an education official and brandishing copies of the constitution to demand their children be allowed to take an exam.
Students graduate from the University of Science and Technology in Hefei, east China, on June 20, 2012. Competition for entry to China's top universities and colleges is fierce.
Mothers and fathers around the world fight to send their children to the best schools they can, in the hopes of drastically improving their futures.
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