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Giant dates wow visitors at Zepu Date Fest

(People's Daily Online)

15:27, October 19, 2011

On Oct. 18, two aged men compare their dates at the fourth Zepu Date Festival. (Xinhua/Du Jing)

On Oct. 18, the fourth Zepu Date Festival kicked off in Zepu county of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, which aimed to promote Zepu's date-growing industry as well as local economic development.

Zepu is a date production base in Xinjiang, with an total cultivated area of high-quality dates spanning more than 13,333 hectares, 6,500 hectares of which were approved for the organic conversion product certification.

Edited and translated by Ma Xi, People's Daily Online

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