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10th March 1912: Yuan Shikai (1859 - 1916), the dictator who after the revolution of 1911, became the first President of China, is viewed with his colleagues immediately following his inauguration. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

10th March 1912:  Yuan Shikai (1859 - 1916), the dictator who after the revolution of 1911, became the first President of China, is viewed with his colleagues immediately following his inauguration.  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)