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Hometown of Qu Yuan prepare to mark upcoming Dragon Boat Festival

Xinhua)  10:03, June 08, 2013  

A child washes feet for an old man using moxa leaf water during an event at Guizhou Township in Zigui County, cental China's Hubei Province, June 7, 2013. People in Zigui, the hometown of Qu Yuan, prepare to celebrate the upcoming Dragon Boat Festival, or Duanwu Festival, which falls on the fifth day of the fifth month in the Chinese lunar calendar, or June 12 this year. The festival is to commemorate the death of Qu Yuan, a patriot poet during the Warring States Period (475-221B.C.), who committed suicide by flinging himself into the Miluo River after his mother kingdom, fell into enemy's hands. (Xinhua/Zheng Jiayu)

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