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Best wishes in clay

2009-05-04 03:39:42 GMT2009-05-04 11:39:42 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Tourists and the local Va ethnic people cover others with clay during a carnival at the Va Ethnic Autonomous Prefecture of Cangyuan, southwest China's Yunnan Province, May 2, 2009. During the 4-day festival, people daub each other with clay made of natural material, to express wishes of health and happiness. (Xinhua/Chen Haining)

Tourists and the local Va ethnic people cover others with clay during a carnival at the Va Ethnic Autonomous Prefecture of Cangyuan, southwest China's Yunnan Province, May 2, 2009. (Xinhua/Chen Haining)

People covered with clay take a shower during a carnival at the Va Ethnic Autonomous Prefecture of Cangyuan, southwest China's Yunnan Province, May 2, 2009. (Xinhua/Chen Haining)

Two girls of the Va ethnic group are seen covered with clay during a carnival at the Va Ethnic Autonomous Prefecture of Cangyuan, southwest China's Yunnan Province, May 2, 2009. (Xinhua/Chen Haining)

People are seen covered with clay during a carnival at the Va Ethnic Autonomous Prefecture of Cangyuan, southwest China's Yunnan Province, May 2, 2009. (Xinhua/Chen Haining)

Tourists and the local Va ethnic people cover others with clay during a carnival at the Va Ethnic Autonomous Prefecture of Cangyuan, southwest China's Yunnan Province, May 2, 2009. During the 4-day festival, people daub each other with clay made of natural material, to express wishes of health and happiness.

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