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Joyful reed fluting echoes in Miao village

2009-12-19 01:29:41 GMT2009-12-19 09:29:41 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

A man of the Miao ethnic group plays the reed flute in Rongshui Miao Autonomous County of southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Dec. 17, 2009, as the Miao people welcome their new year according to their own calendar. People of different ethnic groups in the surrounding areas gathered in Liujin Village of Rongshui County to observe the festival with Lusheng dances, folk songs, etc. from Thursday. The observing activities will last for over ten days successively in different villages. (Xinhua/Wang Zhongkang)

Girls of the Miao ethnic group perform Lusheng dance in Rongshui Miao Autonomous County of southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Dec. 17, 2009, as the Miao people welcome their new year according to their own calendar.(Xinhua/Wang Zhongkang)

Two girls of the Miao ethnic group play the reed flute together in Rongshui Miao Autonomous County of southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Dec. 17, 2009, as the Miao people welcome their new year according to their own calendar.(Xinhua/Wang Zhongkang)

People gather near a river to observe new year of the Miao ethnic group in Rongshui Miao Autonomous County of southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Dec. 17, 2009.(Xinhua/Wang Zhongkang)

Girls of the Miao ethnic group attend new year observing activities in festive costumes in Rongshui Miao Autonomous County of southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Dec. 17, 2009.(Xinhua/Wang Zhongkang)

People of different ethnic groups in the surrounding areas gathered in Liujin Village of Rongshui County to observe the festival with Lusheng dances, folk songs, etc. from Thursday.

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