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Fire worship of Yi ethnic group

2010-03-19 15:30:58 GMT2010-03-19 23:30:58 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

This photo taken on March 18, 2010 shows an Axi man, a branch of the Yi ethnic group, jumps over a bonfire during a fire worship ceremony in the Xiyi Town of Mile County in southwest China's Yunnan Province. (Xinhua/Lin Yiguang)

This photo taken on March 18, 2010 shows Axi people, a branch of the Yi ethnic group, jump over a bonfire during a fire worship ceremony in the Xiyi Town of Mile County in southwest China's Yunnan Province. (Xinhua/Lin Yiguang)

This photo taken on March 18, 2010 shows an Axi man, a branch of the Yi ethnic group, attends a fire worship ceremony in the Xiyi Town of Mile County in southwest China's Yunnan Province. (Xinhua/Lin Yiguang)

This photo taken on March 18, 2010 shows Axi people, a branch of the Yi ethnic group, dance around the god of fire during a fire worship ceremony in the Xiyi Town of Mile County in southwest China's Yunnan Province. (Xinhua/Lin Yiguang)

Photos taken on March 18, 2010 show Axi people, a branch of the Yi ethnic group, holding a fire worship ceremony in the Xiyi Town of Mile County in southwest China's Yunnan Province.

Axi people put on fire worship ceremony every third day of the second lunar month, to pray for rich and peaceful life, as well as many more descendants.

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