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Lanterns, rice balls made for Lantern Festival

2009-02-06 09:18:08 GMT2009-02-06 17:18:08 (Beijing Time)  China Daily

A man walks in front of a giant red lantern set up to celebrate Lantern Festival at the city centre of Xining, Qinghai Province February 5, 2009. The Lantern Festival is the last day of the Chinese New Year and falls on February 9 this year. [Agencies]

A worker makes glutinous rice balls, a typical food for the Lantern Festival, at a workshop in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province February 5, 2009. The Lantern Festival is the last day of the Chinese New Year and falls on February 9 this year. [Agencies]

Villagers display lanterns that they made for the upcoming Lantern Festival in Hongmiao Village of Huairou District, Beijing, February 4, 2009. Lantern Festival is the fifteenth day of the first month according to the Lunar Calendar. This year's Lantern Festival falls on February 9. [Xinhua]

People watch a paper-made Nine Dragon Wall that will be displayed at a park in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, February 4, 2009. The Lantern Festival is the last day of the Chinese New Year and falls on February 9 this year. [Xinhua]

People buy glutinous rice balls, a typical food for the Lantern Festival, at a shop in Nanjing, Jiangsu province February 5, 2009. The Lantern Festival is the last day of the Chinese New Year and falls on February 9 this year. [Agencies]

A man walks in front of a giant red lantern set up to celebrate Lantern Festival at the city centre of Xining, Qinghai Province February 5, 2009. The Lantern Festival is the last day of the Chinese New Year and falls on February 9 this year.

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