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People celebrate Water Splashing Festival in SW China

2009-04-15 12:22:43 GMT2009-04-15 20:22:43 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

People perform a water-fetching ceremony by the Lancang River in Jinghong, Dai Autonomous Prefecture of Xishuangbanna, southwest China's Yunnan Province April 15, 2009. People celebrate the annual and traditional Water Splashing Festival, which signifies the visit of spring.(Xinhua/Qin Qing)

People perform a water-fetching ceremony by the Lancang River in Jinghong, Dai Autonomous Prefecture of Xishuangbanna, southwest China's Yunnan Province April 15, 2009. People celebrate the annual and traditional Water Splashing Festival, which signifies the visit of spring.(Xinhua/Qin Qing)

Girls pour water brought from the Lancang River into a jar in a ceremony held in Jinghong, Dai Autonomous Prefecture of Xishuangbanna, southwest China's Yunnan Province April 15, 2009. People celebrate the annual and traditional Water Splashing Festival, which signifies the visit of spring.(Xinhua/Qin Qing)

People splash water during a celebration in Jinghong, Dai Autonomous Prefecture of Xishuangbanna, southwest China's Yunnan Province April 15, 2009. People celebrate the annual and traditional Water Splashing Festival, which signifies the visit of spring.(Xinhua/Li Xiaoguo)

Two girls of Dai ethnic group react during a splash water celebration in Jinghong, Dai Autonomous Prefecture of Xishuangbanna, southwest China's Yunnan Province April 15, 2009. People celebrate the annual and traditional Water Splashing Festival, which signifies the visit of spring.(Xinhua/Li Xiaoguo)

People celebrate the annual and traditional Water Splashing Festival which signifies the visit of spring in Jinghong, Dai Autonomous Prefecture of Xishuangbanna, southwest China's Yunnan Province, April 15, 2009.

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