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Chinese celebrate Double Ninth Festival

2008-10-07 02:21:41 GMT2008-10-07 10:21:41 (Beijing Time) Xinhua English

Wang Zhiying (front), aged 80, receives the Zhuyu bag as a traditional gift given by community workers in Beijing, China, Oct. 6, 2008. People throughout China started to celebrate the coming Double Ninth Festival, which is considered a traditional occasion to pay respect to the aged. The festival falls on the ninth day of the ninth month of the Chinese lunar calendar, or Oct. 7 this year. (Xinhua Photo)

A waitress feeds an elder long life noodles at Luyuan Elder Apartment in Xuchang city, central China's Henan Province, Oct. 6, 2008. People throughout China started to celebrate the coming Double Ninth Festival, which is considered a traditional occasion to pay respect to the aged. The festival falls on the ninth day of the ninth month of the Chinese lunar calendar, or Oct. 7 this year. (Xinhua Photo)

City cleaners and elders cut cake together at the Xinghai Park Rest Home of Dalian city, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Oct. 6, 2008. People throughout China started to celebrate the coming Double Ninth Festival, which is considered a traditional occasion to pay respect to the aged. The festival falls on the ninth day of the ninth month of the Chinese lunar calendar, or Oct. 7 this year. (Xinhua Photo)

Pupils at Qiyilu No.1 Primary School chat with an elder at the rest home of Jinan, capital of east China's Shandong Province, Oct. 6, 2008. People throughout China started to celebrate the coming Double Ninth Festival, which is considered a traditional occasion to pay respect to the aged. The festival falls on the ninth day of the ninth month of the Chinese lunar calendar, or Oct. 7 this year. (Xinhua Photo)

People throughout China started to celebrate the coming Double Ninth Festival, which is considered a traditional occasion to pay respect to the aged. The festival falls on the ninth day of the ninth month of the Chinese lunar calendar, or Oct. 7 this year.

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