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Locals celebrate "Mountain Climbing Festival" in Jishan, Shanxi

(Xinhua)

15:28, February 11, 2012

People burn incense at the Great Buddist Temple in Jishan County, north China's Shanxi Province, Feb. 11, 2012. During the "Mountain Climbing Festival", which falls on the 20th day of the first month in Chinese lunar calendar, local people will worship budda, beat drums, and toll bells in the Great Buddist Temple to pray for good fortune. This local festival has lasted for more than 800 years.(Xinhua/Li Lujian)

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