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Bamboo dragons made for Spring Festival and Lantern Festival in China's Zhejiang

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07:57, February 02, 2012

People participate in a dragon dance in Xiage township of Xianju county, east China's Zhejiang Province, Feb. 1, 2012. There is a tradition in Xianju county that people make giant dragons from bamboos for festivities of the Spring Festival and Lantern Festival. The dragon is formed by many parts of its body made from bamboos and is decorated with colorful papers and candle lights. Local people believe that the dragon dance could bring them fortune and peace. (Xinhua/Xu Yu)
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