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China's Yi ethnic group celebrates Torch Festival

(Xinhua)

10:16, July 21, 2012

Young girls of Yi ethnic group walk around the torch field with traditional umbrellas during the Torch Festival in Butuo County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, July 19, 2012. The Torch Festival falls around the 24th day of the sixth Chinese lunar month in Butuo County, the birthplace of the Chinese Yi Torch Festival. During the festival, people of the Yi ethnic group gather together and participate in various activities, such as sheep and bull fighting, beauty contests and horse racing. (Xinhua/Jiang Hongjing)
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