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People sweep tombs before Qingming Festival to avoid peak hour

(Xinhua)

08:31, March 26, 2012

A citizen writes letter to her deceased relative at Babaoshan Cemetery in Beijing, capital of China, March 25, 2012. As the last rest day before the Qingming Festival holiday, many people chose to sweep tombs in advance to avoid the peak hour. Qingming Festival, also known as Tomb Sweeping Day, is observed by Chinese to show their affections for the departed. (Xinhua/Wang Zhen)
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