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Chinese court sentences Bo Xilai to life in prison

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A Chinese court Sunday sentenced former leading politician Bo Xilai to life in prison after a sensational corruption trial that exposed intrigue and lavish lifestyles in the higher levels of the ruling party. 

Bo Xilai stands in the Jinan Intermediate People's Court as his corruption verdict is read out, on September 22, 2013. The disgraced politician has been sentenced by a court to life in prison, following a sensational scandal that culminated in the country's highest-profile trial in decades.

Bo, a member of the Communist Party's 25-strong elite politburo before his dramatic downfall, was convicted of bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power.

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