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People buy goods as Spring Festival draws near

2009-01-14 01:09:09 GMT2009-01-14 09:09:09 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

The hustle and bustle is seen as people frequent the market in Hanzheng Street in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, Jan. 12, 2009. As the Spring Festival draws near, people start to buy goods for celebration and family reunion. The Spring Festival, or the Chinese lunar New Year, falls on Jan. 26 this year.

People buy commodities at a trade fair during a culture festival with the theme of greeting the Spring Festival in Xinghai Exhibition Center in Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Jan. 13, 2009. As the Spring Festival draws near, people start to buy goods for celebration and family reunion. The Spring Festival, or the Chinese lunar New Year, falls on Jan. 26 this year. (Xinhua Photo)

Customers buy red lanterns at a bazaar in Nanta Street in Ezhou, central China's Hubei Province, Jan. 13, 2009. As the Spring Festival draws near, people start to buy goods for celebration and family reunion. The Spring Festival, or the Chinese lunar New Year, falls on Jan. 26 this year. (Xinhua/Jiang Xiadong)

A woman and her girl choose lanterns at a market in Fuzhou, capital of east China's Fujian Province Jan. 13, 2009, as the traditional Chinese Lunar New Year approaches.(Xinhua/Zhang Guojun)

A pedestrian passes the door of a shopping mall decorated with the paper-cut work with the theme of the Year of Ox on the Nanjing Road in Shanghai, China, Jan. 13, 2009. As the Year of Ox in Chinese lunar calendar approaching, the city is permeated with a holiday atmosphere. The Chinese Year of Ox will start from Jan. 26, 2009. (Xinhua Photo)

As the Spring Festival draws near, people start to buy goods for celebration and family reunion. The Spring Festival, or the Chinese lunar New Year, falls on Jan. 26 this year.

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