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Moomin World in Finland attracts visitors

2010-08-11 00:34:58 GMT2010-08-11 08:34:58 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Staff of Moomin World dressed up as Moomin characters welcome visiting children at Moomin World on a small island facing Naantali, southwest coast of Finland, Aug. 5, 2010. (Xinhua/Zhao Changchun)

A staff member of Moomin World dressed up as Moomin character performs for visiting children at Moomin World on a small island facing Naantali, southwest coast of Finland, Aug. 5, 2010. (Xinhua/Zhao Changchun)

Staff of Moomin World dressed up as Moomin characters welcome visiting children at Moomin World on a small island facing Naantali, southwest coast of Finland, Aug. 5, 2010. (Xinhua/Zhao Changchun)

Staff of Moomin World dressed up as Moomin characters welcome visiting children at Moomin World on a small island facing Naantali, southwest coast of Finland, Aug. 5, 2010. (Xinhua/Zhao Changchun)

A kid hugs a Moomin toy at Moomin World on a small island facing Naantali, southwest coast of Finland, Aug. 5, 2010. (Xinhua/Zhao Changchun)

Children watch a play at Moomin theater of Moomin World on a small island facing Naantali, southwest coast of Finland, Aug. 5, 2010. (Xinhua/Zhao Changchun)

Staff of Moomin World dressed up as Moomin characters welcome visiting children at Moomin World on a small island facing Naantali, southwest coast of Finland, Aug. 5, 2010. (Xinhua/Zhao Changchun)

Staff of Moomin World dressed up as Moomin characters welcomed visiting children at Moomin World on a small island facing Naantali, southwest coast of Finland, Aug. 5, 2010.

The theme park Moomin World was built on the southwest coast of Finland, on a small island facing Naantali.

The theme park was built basing on a series of children's books "The Moomins" written by Tove Jansson (1914-2001), a famous Finnish author and painter.

The Moomins, main characters in the fairy tales, vaguely resemble hippopotamuses, lived in the Moominvalley where residents are in harmony with nature, were world-famous cartoon characters.

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