Residents of Shanghai celebrated with unprecedented zeal and enthusiasm the founding of the People's Republic of China. For this occasion, the new government declared a three-day holiday. Originally a parade of 500,000 persons had been planned, but heavy rains stopped this. Here students carry a portraits of Mao Zedong (right) Chairman of the People's Government of the People's Republic of China, and Zhu De, leader of the People's Liberation Army. placed in the center of a big star.
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