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Chinese celebrate the Spring Festival

2009-01-29 08:42:42 GMT2009-01-29 16:42:42 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Villagers in traditional costumes dance during a Spring Festival celebration in a village in Wuhu, Anhui province January 28, 2009. Hundreds of millions of Chinese welcomed the Year of the Ox starting on Monday, packing temple fairs and setting off fireworks and firecrackers for the week-long Lunar New Year holiday. [Agencies]

Local residents perform a folk dance in celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year at Wangfujing Street in Beijing, January 28, 2009. Hundreds of millions of Chinese welcomed the Year of the Ox starting on Monday, packing temple fairs and setting off fireworks and firecrackers for the week-long Spring Festival holiday. [Xinhua]

Locals crowd a competition event of Lusheng, an ethnic musical instrument of Miao ethnic minority in celebration of the Spring Festival, in Rongshui county of south China's Guangxi, January 28, 2009. [Xinhua]

Local residents enjoy plum blossoms at a park in Kunming, capital city of southwest China's Yunnan province, during the week-long Spring Festival holiday. [Xinhua]

Riders prepare for a horse racing in celebration of the Spring Festival at Buerjin county of northwest China's Xinjiang Ugur Autonomous Region, January 28, 2009. Hundreds of millions of Chinese welcomed the Year of the Ox starting on Monday, packing temple fairs and setting off fireworks and firecrackers for the week-long Spring Festival holiday. [Xinhua]

Hundreds of millions of Chinese welcomed the Year of the Ox starting on Monday, packing temple fairs and setting off fireworks and firecrackers for the week-long Lunar New Year holiday.

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