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Confucius' birth anniversary marked

2010-09-29 00:54:15 GMT2010-09-29 08:54:15 (Beijing Time)  China Daily

Students perform Bayi Wu (Eight Row Dance) during a traditional ritual to celebrate Confucius' birthday at the Confucius Temple in Taipei, Sept 28, 2010. Ceremonies were held across China Tuesday to commemorate the 2561st birthday of China's great philosopher and educator, Confucius (551-479 BC). [Photo/Xinhua]

Performers play musical instruments and dance during a ceremony to mark the 2561st anniversary of Confucius' birth at the Confucius Temple in Liuzhou, South China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, Sept 28, 2010. [Photo/Xinhua]

Performers play musical instruments and dance during a ceremony to mark the 2561st anniversary of Confucius' birth at the Confucius Temple in Liuzhou, South China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, Sept 28, 2010. [Photo/Xinhua]

Students dressed with traditional Chinese clothes during Han Dynasty bow to teachers at a coming-of-age ceremony on the 2561st anniversary of Confucius' birth at the Confucius Temple in Jinan, East China's Shandong province, Sept 28, 2010. [Photo/Xinhua]

Performers bow to the Confucius statue during a ceremony at Lanzhou Chinese Studies House to celebrate the 2561st anniversary of Confucius' birth in Lanzhou, Northwest China's Gansu province, Sept 28, 2010. [Photo/Xinhua]

Students perform Bayi Wu (Eight Row Dance) during a traditional ritual to celebrate Confucius' birthday at the Confucius Temple in Taipei, Sept 28, 2010. Ceremonies were held across China Tuesday to commemorate the 2561st birthday of China's great philosopher and educator, Confucius (551-479 BC).

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