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Lanterns ready for impending Chinese Lantern Festival

2009-02-03 23:51:47 GMT2009-02-04 07:51:47 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

People enjoy the red lantern wall in Yongji city, north China's Shanxi Province, Feb. 2, 2009. Various lanterns are geared up for the impending Chinese Lantern Festival, which falls on Feb. 9 this year. (Xinhua/Xue Jun)

A villager makes a lantern in Yangzhao village, Jishan county, north China's Shanxi Province, Feb. 3, 2009. Various lanterns are geared up for the impending Chinese Lantern Festival, which falls on Feb. 9 this year. (Xinhua/Xue Jun)

An artisan puts final touch on a fish-shaped lantern at a lantern plant in Suzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province, Feb. 2, 2009. Various lanterns are geared up for the impending Chinese Lantern Festival, which falls on Feb. 9 this year.(Xinhua/Hang Xingwei)

Two pupils at Hexi primary school show their made lanterns in Liuzhou, southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Feb. 3, 2009. Pupils in Liuzhou made lanterns for the lantern show during the Chinese Lantern Festival, which falls on Feb. 9 this year. (Xinhua/Huang Xiaobang)

People enjoy the red lantern wall in Yongji city, north China's Shanxi Province, Feb. 2, 2009. Various lanterns are geared up for the impending Chinese Lantern Festival, which falls on Feb. 9 this year.

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