Wed, February 04, 2009
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Qiang children keep optimistic after quake

2009-02-04 08:48:56 GMT2009-02-04 16:48:56 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Chen Guoting, a girl of the Qiang ethnic group, dresses folk garments in Qugu township of Maoxian County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Jan. 30, 2009. The Qiang people live in the mountainous area with the altitude of 2000-3000 meters. The difficult living conditions forms a strong will to Qiang children who always keep optimistic although they had experienced last May's devastating earthquake. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

Luo Shihua, a 13-year-old girl of the Qiang ethnic group, takes on a vehicle returing home in Qugu township of Maoxian County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Feb. 3, 2009. The Qiang people live in the mountainous area with the altitude of 2000-3000 meters. The difficult living conditions forms a strong will to Qiang children who always keep optimistic although they had experienced last May's devastating earthquake. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

Children of the Qiang ethnic group eat snowballs as they play poker in Qugu township of Maoxian County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Feb. 3, 2009. The Qiang people live in the mountainous area with the altitude of 2000-3000 meters. The difficult living conditions forms a strong will to Qiang children who always keep optimistic although they had experienced last May's devastating earthquake. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

Children of the Qiang ethnic group watch the adults performing "Tiaojia" dance to bless the new year, in Taiping township of Maoxian County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Feb. 1, 2009. The Qiang people live in the mountainous area with the altitude of 2000-3000 meters. The difficult living conditions forms a strong will to Qiang children who always keep optimistic although they had experienced last May's devastating earthquake. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

Wang Junsheng, a 8-year-old boy of the Qiang ethnic group, wears his sweater in Qugu township of Maoxian County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Feb. 3, 2009. The Qiang people live in the mountainous area with the altitude of 2000-3000 meters. The difficult living conditions forms a strong will to Qiang children who always keep optimistic although they had experienced last May's devastating earthquake. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

The Qiang people live in the mountainous area with the altitude of 2000-3000 meters. The difficult living conditions forms a strong will to Qiang children who always keep optimistic although they had experienced last May's devastating earthquake.

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