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Trainee bodyguards check their appearance in a mirror outside their... News PhotoBeijing,Bodyguard,China - East Asia,Classroom,Horizontal,Military,Politics,TraineePhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPTrainee bodyguards check their appearance in a mirror outside their classroom at the Genghis Security Academy on the outskirts of Beijing on January 18, 2013. In sub-zero winter cold, trainees at an army base outside Beijing wake before dawn to practise martial arts and evasive driving, under the instruction of a Portuguese ex-special forces soldier. The roughly 40-strong group -- mostly with previous military experience -- are on a commercial training course to become elite bodyguards protecting Chinese firms as they seek ever more resources and contracts in some of the world's most unstable regions. AFP PHOTO / Ed Jones (Photo credit should read Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)