Local residents celebrate coming Spring Festival in quake-hit Wenchuan County

08:20, February 01, 2011      

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Local residents perform lion and dragon dances to celebrate the coming Spring Festival in Yingxiu Town of Wenchuan County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Jan. 31, 2011. Local residents were happy to embrace the traditional Chinese new year, the first one in their rebuilt new houses after the devastating earthquake on May 12, 2008 hit their hometown. A total of 702 reconstruction projects were completed on Oct. 2010. An 8.0-magnitude earthquake epicentered Yingxiu, hit Sichuan and neighboring Gansu and Shaanxi provinces on May 12, 2008, leaving 87,000 people dead or missing.(Xinhua/Chen Kai)

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