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Shanghai opens star-packed film festival

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Shanghai on Saturday opened its annual film festival packed with star power in acknowledgement of China's role as the second largest box office in the world. 

Hong Kong actor Donnie Yen (right) and Chinese actress Jing Tian walk on the red carpet during the opening ceremony of the Shanghai International Film Festival in Shanghai on June 15, 2013. Shanghai opened its annual festival packed with star power in acknowledgement of China's role as the second largest box office in the world.

The government-backed Shanghai International Film Festival is mainland China's premier event of its kind, though capital Beijing has tried to steal the show with its own film festival which marked its third year in April.

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