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Zigong Dinosaur Lantern Festival kicks off

2011-01-25 06:03:07 GMT2011-01-25 14:03:07(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Illuminations are seen during the 17th Zigong International Dinosaur Lantern Festival in Zigong, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Jan. 24, 2011. The lantern festival, which kicked off on Monday, will last for 43 days to celebrate the Chinese Spring Festival which falls on Feb. 3 this year. (Xinhua/Jiang Hongjing)

A man carrying his daughter walks through a corridor decorated with red lanterns during the 17th Zigong International Dinosaur Lantern Festival in Zigong, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Jan. 24, 2011. The lantern festival, which kicked off on Monday, will last for 43 days to celebrate the Chinese Spring Festival which falls on Feb. 3 this year. (Xinhua/Jiang Hongjing)

Illuminations are seen during the 17th Zigong International Dinosaur Lantern Festival in Zigong, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Jan. 24, 2011. The lantern festival, which kicked off on Monday, will last for 43 days to celebrate the Chinese Spring Festival which falls on Feb. 3 this year. (Xinhua/Jiang Hongjing)

Illuminations are seen during the 17th Zigong International Dinosaur Lantern Festival in Zigong, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Jan. 24, 2011. The lantern festival, which kicked off on Monday, will last for 43 days to celebrate the Chinese Spring Festival which falls on Feb. 3 this year. (Xinhua/Jiang Hongjing)

A woman poses for photo under a corridor decorated with red lanterns during the 17th Zigong International Dinosaur Lantern Festival in Zigong, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Jan. 24, 2011. The lantern festival, which kicked off on Monday, will last for 43 days to celebrate the Chinese Spring Festival which falls on Feb. 3 this year. (Xinhua/Jiang Hongjing)

A rabbit impersonated by a park staff member gestures during the 17th Zigong International Dinosaur Lantern Festival in Zigong, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Jan. 24, 2011. The lantern festival, which kicked off on Monday, will last for 43 days to celebrate the Chinese Spring Festival which falls on Feb. 3 this year. (Xinhua/Jiang Hongjing)

Illuminations were seen during the 17th Zigong International Dinosaur Lantern Festival in Zigong, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Jan. 24, 2011. The lantern festival, which kicked off on Monday, will last for 43 days to celebrate the Chinese Spring Festival which falls on Feb. 3 this year.

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