While at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, I decided that I had to see Chairman Mao. While I was checking out the line, one of the guards--off duty, I think, saw my friend and I. He walked us across the street to drop off our bags--cameras included. He next, motioned for us to go through the security and then placed us in line. The line just kept slowly moving and 45 minutes later we were entering the Mao Mausoleum surrounded by hundreds of people carrying flowers and there was Chairman Mao.