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An honour guard ceremony is held on board of the Russian destroyer... News PhotoCeremony,China - East Asia,Chinese People's Liberation Army,Destroyer,Honor,Horizontal,Military,Military Base,Naval Base,Politics,Qingdao,Qingdao Beach,Shandong ProvincePhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPAn honour guard ceremony is held on board of the Russian destroyer Admiral Vinogradov, berthed at the People's Liberation Army (PLA) naval base in Qingdao, northeastern China's Shandong province on April 23, 2012, prior to the start of the Sino-Russian joint naval exercises. China and Russia launched their first joint naval exercises, with war games in the Yellow Sea that come amid tensions between China and its Asian neighbours over territorial claims. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)