Guard dogs attend a daily training session at the Forbidden City in central Beijing, China February 12, 2018. Picture taken February 12, 2018. (REUTERS/Jason Lee)
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As China ushers in the Lunar Year of the Dog, hundreds of millions of Chinese are travelling to their hometowns to spend the week-long national holiday with their families.But for the 23-dog patrol that guards China's famous Forbidden City in the heart of Beijing, there will be no break.Built in the early 17th century, the Forbidden City and its fabled 9,999 rooms are surrounded by a moat and covers 74 hectares (183 acres) on a site to the north of Tiananmen Square.The palace-turned-museum boasted 16.7 million ticket sales last year.
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