Mon, March 23, 2009
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Eight pandas end stay in Beijing

2009-03-23 06:33:48 GMT2009-03-23 14:33:48 (Beijing Time)  SINA.com

Giant pandas play in the Olympic Games Panda House at Beijing Zoo, March 22, 2009. Eight giant pandas flown to Beijing last May to add cheer to the Olympics return to their hometown in southwest China's Sichuan Province on Sunday, Xinhua reported. (REUTERS/Jason Lee)

A giant panda sits n the Olympic Games Panda House at Beijing Zoo, March 22, 2009. Eight giant pandas flown to Beijing last May to add cheer to the Olympics return to their hometown in southwest China's Sichuan Province on Sunday, Xinhua reported. (REUTERS/Jason Lee)

Beijing Zoo workers carry the cage of one of the eight "Olympic pandas" to a truck yesterday. (Wang Jing/China Daily)

Eight pandas from Sichuan ended a 10-month stay in Beijing Sunday.

The pandas arrived at Chengdu Shuangliu International airport in Sichuan Province at 8:45 p.m., March 22, 2009, Xinhua News Agency reported.

The pandas were sent to Beijing from their damaged habitat at the Wolong Nature Reserve near the epicenter of May 12 Wenchuan earthquake last year.

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