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Lantern Festival celebrated around China

2009-02-10 03:37:39 GMT2009-02-10 11:37:39 (Beijing Time)  China Daily

A full moon is seen beside red lanterns on the night of the Lantern Festival in Shenyang, northeast China's Liaoning province February 9, 2009. The moon on Monday night is supposed to look the biggest and brightest in all the Lantern Festivals since 1957. [Xinhua]

People watch fireworks to celebrate the Lantern Festival in Zhengzhou, central China's Henan province February 9, 2009. [Xinhua]

Fireworks explode over the sky during the Lantern Festival celebrations in Changchun, northeast China's Jilin province February 9, 2009. [Xinhua]

Performers run in a rain of firework sparks during a dragon dance performance to celebrate the Lantern Festival in Wuhou Temple Museum in Chengdu, southwest China's Sichuan province February 9, 2009. [Xinhua]

People release sky lanterns to celebrate the traditional Lantern Festival in Shifen, Taipei County, Taiwan province February 9, 2009. People gathered to release sky lanterns as a form of prayer for good luck and blessings. [Agencies]

People across China set off fireworks, watch lanterns and performances and eat yuanxiao to celebrate the Lantern Festival on Monday night.

The moon on Monday night is supposed to look the biggest and brightest in all the Lantern Festivals since 1957.

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