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Grave sites come alive for Qingming Festival

2011-03-29 07:56:33 GMT2011-03-29 15:56:33(Beijing Time)  China Daily

People visit the graves of their ancestors at Suzhou martyrs’ cemetery in Suzhou, East China's Jiangsu province, March 27, 2011. The Qingming Festival, or Tomb-sweeping Day, falls on April 5 this year. [Photo/Asianewsphoto]

People visit the graves of their ancestors at Suzhou martyrs’ cemetery in Suzhou, East China’s Jiangsu province, March 27, 2011. The Qingming Festival, or Tomb-sweeping Day, falls on April 5 this year. [Photo/Asianewsphoto]

People heading to tomb-sweep wait for buses at Hengfeng road, East China’s Shanghai, March 27, 2011. More than 800,000 people went to honor their ancestors at grave sites as of 5 pm on March 27. [Photo/CFP]

People heading to tomb-sweep wait for buses at Hengfeng road, East China’s Shanghai, March 27, 2011. More than 800,000 people went to honor their ancestors at grave sites as of 5 pm on March 27. [Photo/CFP]

A man carries a paper house through the crowd to place in honor of his ancestors during the traditional Qingming Festival that falls on April 5 this year, in Wuhan, capital of Central China’s Hubei province. More than 840,000 people in Wuhan went to remember their ancestors at grave sites last weekend. [Photo/CFP]

People began to visit graves of their ancestors recently. The Qingming Festival, or Tomb-sweeping Day, falls on April 5 this year.

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