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2,562nd birthday of Confucius marked around China (7)

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08:15, September 29, 2011

A ritual is held at a ceremony worshipping Confucius (551-479 BC), a great Chinese thinker, educationist and philosopher, at the Confucius Temple in Qufu, Confucius' hometown in east China's Shandong Province, Sept. 28, 2011. Some 300 Confucius descendants from home and abroad participated in a commemorating ceremony here Wednesday, on the occasion of the 2,562nd birthday of Confucius. (Xinhua/Xu Suhui)
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