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Vox Sentences: Even the Chinese government thinks Mao worship is getting a little weird

Vox Sentences is written by Dylan Matthews and Dara Lind.

1970 propaganda poster. Translation: "People from over the world unite, down with the American Imperialists, down with the Soviet Revionists, down with the world counter-revolutionary."

CCCP, via Hong Kong Baptist University Library

President George W. Bush meets with Saudi Ambassador to the US Prince Bandar bin Sultan in 2002.

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Cariocas cool off under a water fountain in Rio on December 30, 2015.

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