Wed, September 28, 2011
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2,562nd birthday of Confucius marked around China

2011-09-28 15:24:36 GMT2011-09-28 23:24:36(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Students recite excerpts of the Analects of Confucius during a ceremony commemorating the 2,562nd birthday of Confucius (551-479 BC), a great Chinese thinker, educationist and philosopher, in Quzhou of east China's Zhejiang Province, Sept. 28, 2011. Local teachers and students and the presidents of 10 Confucius Institutes in 9 countries and regions participated in the ceremony. (Xinhua/Huang Zongzhi)

A ceremony is held at the Confucius Temple in Qufu, Confucius' hometown in east China's Shandong Province, Sept. 28, 2011, to commemorate the 2,562nd birthday of Confucius (551-479 BC), a great Chinese thinker, educationist and philosopher. (Xinhua/Xu Suhui)

A ceremony is held at the Confucius Temple in Harbin, capital of northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, on Sept. 28, 2011, to commemorate the 2,562nd birthday of Confucius (551-479 BC), a great Chinese thinker, educationist and philosopher. (Xinhua/Wang Song)

A ritual is held at a ceremony worshipping Confucius (551-479 BC), a great Chinese thinker, educationist and philosopher, at the Confucius Temple in Qufu, Confucius' hometown in east China's Shandong Province, Sept. 28, 2011. Some 300 Confucius descendants from home and abroad participated in a commemorating ceremony here Wednesday, on the occasion of the 2,562nd birthday of Confucius. (Xinhua/Xu Suhui)

People attend the ceremony held at the Confucius Temple in Qufu, Confucius' hometown in east China's Shandong Province, Sept. 28, 2011, to commemorate the 2,562nd birthday of Confucius (551-479 BC), a great Chinese thinker, educationist and philosopher. (Xinhua/Xu Suhui)

People take part in a ceremony commemorating the 2,562nd birthday of Confucius (551-479 BC), a great Chinese thinker, educationist and philosopher, in Fuzhou of southeast China's Fujian Province, Sept. 28, 2011. (Xinhua/Lin Shanchuan)

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