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Dumplings popular on Chinese winter solstice festival

2010-12-22 10:59:04 GMT2010-12-22 18:59:04 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

A waiter serves dumplings for customers at a restaurant in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 22, 2010, also the day of Dongzhi, the traditional Chinese winter solstice festival. People in north China have a tradition of eating dumplings on the festival to protect their ears from frostbite. (Xinhua/Wang Dan)

People queue to eat dumplings outside a restaurant in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 21, 2010, also the day of Dongzhi, the traditional Chinese winter solstice festival. People in north China have a tradition of eating dumplings on the festival to protect their ears from frostbite. (Xinhua/Liu Shuang)

A waiter serves dumplings for customers at a restaurant in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 22, 2010, also the day of Dongzhi, the traditional Chinese winter solstice festival. People in north China have a tradition of eating dumplings on the festival to protect their ears from frostbite. (Xinhua/Wang Dan)

Chefs make dumplings at a restaurant in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 22, 2010, also the day of Dongzhi, the traditional Chinese winter solstice festival. People in north China have a tradition of eating dumplings on the festival to protect their ears from frostbite. (Xinhua/Wang Dan)

A chef makes dumplings at a restaurant in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 22, 2010, also the day of Dongzhi, the traditional Chinese winter solstice festival. People in north China have a tradition of eating dumplings on the festival to protect their ears from frostbite. (Xinhua/Wang Dan)

People in north China have a tradition of eating dumplings on Dongzhi, the traditional Chinese winter solstice festival, which falls this year on Dec. 22, to protect their ears from frostbite.

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