Miao ethnic group celebrates Xinhe Festival


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Girls in traditional costumes dance during the celebration of Xinhe (Chinese word for newly-planted crops) Festival at Dongtou Township in Rongshui Miao Autonomous County, southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, July 2, 2006. The festival, observed by local Miao ethnic group to pray for bumper harvests, usually starts on June 6 by Chinese Lunar Calendar and lasts for several days.

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A girl prepares to grill fishes during the celebration of Xinhe (Chinese word for newly-planted crops) Festival at Dongtou Township in Rongshui Miao Autonomous County, southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, July 2, 2006.

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People catch fishes in the fields during the celebration of Xinhe (Chinese word for newly-planted crops) Festival at Dongtou Township in Rongshui Miao Autonomous County, southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, July 2, 2006.

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A girl dresses up for the celebration of Xinhe (Chinese word for newly-planted crops) Festival at Dongtou Township in Rongshui Miao Autonomous County, southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, July 2, 2006.

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A girl laughs happily for the capture of a fish in the fields during the celebration of Xinhe (Chinese word for newly-planted crops) Festival at Dongtou Township in Rongshui Miao Autonomous County, southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, July 2, 2006.


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