This is an amusing account from James Reynold's (BBC correspondent in China) blog. Pictures always show officials "faithfully listening to long speeches made by Communist Party leaders. The TV pictures show the officials carefully noting down their leaders' words for further study later on. None of the officials ever shows any trace of boredom whatsoever - no matter how long or how dreary the speech they're listening to."
However, this fiction is maintained with a little bit of help from Photoshop, it seems (or Gimp!). Read the blog, and take a look at the two pictures and you will see what I mean.
Unfortunately our unruly Parliament scenes cannot be photoshop'ed away since they are transmitted live. Oh! for the joys of a tightly controlled state....
But I am being unfair...the joys of Photoshop'ing exist in the free world too! What is even more hilarious here is the free market economy getting into the act. Look for the dental ads on the left hand side of this news item :):)