Beijing Guoan players salute their raucous supporters at Beijing Worker's Stadium.
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A line of police and security stands between the fans and the field at Beijing Worker's Stadium.
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Gabrielle Jaffe is a Beijing-based journalist covering travel, culture and current affairs for publications including The Atlantic, The Times, and Los Angeles Times.
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