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Lantern Festival prepared around China

2009-02-06 01:13:48 GMT2009-02-06 09:13:48 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Citizens enjoy lanterns in front of China Tower (not seen) in Mawei of Fuzhou City, southeast China's Fujian Province, Feb. 5, 2009. The 7th lantern show in 2009 with 20,000 hand-made lanterns will take place in Mawei of Chinese mainland and Mazu of southeast China's Taiwan Province at the same time.(Xinhua/Zhang Guojun)

Citizens enjoy a lantern in front of China Tower in Mawei of Fuzhou City, southeast China's Fujian Province, Feb. 5, 2009. The 7th lantern show in 2009 with 20,000 hand-made lanterns will take place in Mawei of Chinese mainland and Mazu of southeast China's Taiwan Province at the same time. (Xinhua/Zhang Guojun)

Citizens enjoy a lantern made by 30,000 porcelains in front of China Tower in Mawei of Fuzhou City, southeast China's Fujian Province, Feb. 5, 2009. The 7th lantern show in 2009 with 20,000 hand-made lanterns will take place in Mawei of Chinese mainland and Mazu of southeast China's Taiwan Province at the same time.(Xinhua/Zhang Guojun)

Children make lanterns with living scraps to mark the impending Chinese Lantern Festival, which falls on Feb. 9 this year, at a local kindergarten in Huaibei City, east China's Anhui Province, Feb. 5, 2009. (Xinhua/Wang Wen)

Residents make lanterns with waste packaging during a contest to mark the impending Chinese Lantern Festival, which falls on Feb. 9 this year, at Min'an Community of Dongcheng District in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 5, 2009. (Xinhua/Jiang Jun)

Citizens enjoy lanterns in front of China Tower (not seen) in Mawei of Fuzhou City, southeast China's Fujian Province, Feb. 5, 2009. The 7th lantern show in 2009 with 20,000 hand-made lanterns will take place in Mawei of Chinese mainland and Mazu of southeast China's Taiwan Province at the same time.

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