Celebrations ahead of Lantern Festival in China

Updated: 2011-02-16 22:35


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Celebrations ahead of Lantern Festival in China
Old houses are decorated with lanterns in Shaoxiang, East China's Zhejiang province, Feb 16, 2011. This year's Lantern Festival falls on Feb 17. A traditional lantern show has been going on in the busy commercial street here, featuring some 1,400 lanterns, artistic performances as well as folk operas and dramas. [Photo/Xinhua]

Celebrations ahead of Lantern Festival in China
A man of Tujia ethnic group performs dragon dance in Dejiang County, southwest China's Guizhou Province, Feb 16, 2011. Many local residents in Dejiang went to street to perform operas and dances on Wednesday, one day ahead of the Lantern Festival. [Photo/Xinhua]


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