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Police stand guard outside the Intermediate People's Court on the eve... News PhotoBo Xilai,Courthouse,Guarding,Guilt,Horizontal,Jinan,Law,Police Force,Politician,Sentencing,Shandong ProvincePhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPPolice stand guard outside the Intermediate People's Court on the eve of the sentencing of disgraced politician Bo Xilai in Jinan, Shandong Province on September 21, 2013. The verdict in the case of China's fallen political star Bo Xilai, due on September 22, will cap an extraordinary scandal involving bribes, murder, illicit love, political infighting, and a colourful yet tightly controlled trial. Even before the stunning five-day hearing last month, the downfall of the once-powerful Bo was already the most sensational drama in decades to rock the ruling Communist Party and its prized stability. AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)