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Lantern Festival celebrated across China

(Xinhua)

08:05, February 07, 2012

People play waist drums in Hohhot, capital of north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, to celebrate the Lantern Festival on Feb. 6, 2012. China celebrated on Monday its traditional Lantern Festival, which falls on the 15th day of the first month of the Chinese lunar calendar. Since the Lantern Festival is held to mark the first full moon of the new lunar year, Chinese celebrate it by hanging colorful lanterns, playing games and gathering with friends to eat sweetened rice dumplings. (Xinhua/Li Yunping)
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