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Performance to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival

2009-05-28 08:20:40 GMT2009-05-28 16:20:40 (Beijing Time)  SINA.com

Performers hold lanterns during a performance celebrating the Dragon Boat Festival in Beijing, China, Thursday, May 28, 2009. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)

Performers smile during an event celebrating the Dragon Boat Festival in Beijing, China, Thursday, May 28, 2009. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)

Many Chinese spend Thursday eating sticky rice cakes wrapped in bamboo leaves and watching teams row boats with dragon-shaped prows up rivers in what may be the nation's most ironic official holiday, the Dragon Boat Festival.

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