BEIJING, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- A military parade will be held in Beijing on Thursday to commemorate the 70th anniversary of victory in the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression and the end of World War II.
It is the first military parade in China to mark an anniversary of the war and the first with foreign military participation.
Previously, the People's Republic of China has held 14 military parades at Tian'anmen Square since its founding on Oct. 1, 1949, all of them on National Day.
In other nations, dozens of military parades have been held to mark the end of WWII.
Xinhua takes you back to review the major parades around the world.