Tue, February 15, 2011
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Preparing for upcoming Lantern Festival

2011-02-15 13:20:46 GMT2011-02-15 21:20:46(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

A pupil hangs a lantern made by herself with wasted materials at the gate of Qiushi Primary School in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, Feb. 15, 2011. A lantern carnival in the theme of low carbon will be held in the school to celebrate the Lantern Festival that falls on Feb. 17, 2011. Some 800 low carbon lanterns have already been submitted up to now. (Xinhua/Li Zhong)

A worker makes rice glue balls at a workshop in Tongliao City of north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on Feb. 15, 2011. Rice glue balls are the popular foodstuff for Chinese traditional Lantern Festival, the 15th day of the first month on the Chinese lunar calendar, or Feb. 17 this year. (Xinhua/Gong Wenbo)

Pupils hang lanterns made by themselves with wasted materials at the gate of Qiushi Primary School in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, Feb. 15, 2011. A lantern carnival in the theme of low carbon will be held in the school to celebrate the Lantern Festival that falls on Feb. 17, 2011. Some 800 low carbon lanterns have already been submitted up to now. (Xinhua/Li Zhong)

Photo taken on Feb. 15, 2011 shows lanterns with the pattern of Chinese character "Fu", meaning "good fortune" in downtown Taiyuan, capital of north China's Shanxi Province. This year's Lantern Festival, which is the 15th day of the first month of Chinese Lunar New Year, falls on Feb. 17. (Xinhua/Yan Yan)

A staff member hangs lanterns in downtown Taiyuan, capital of north China's Shanxi Province, Feb. 15, 2011. This year's Lantern Festival, which is the 15th day of the first month of Chinese Lunar New Year, falls on Feb. 17. (Xinhua/Yan Yan)

Pedestrians pass by cartoon lanterns in downtown Taiyuan, capital of north China's Shanxi Province, Feb. 15, 2011. This year's Lantern Festival, which is the 15th day of the first month of Chinese Lunar New Year, falls on Feb. 17. (Xinhua/Yan Yan)

Citizens pose with a large lantern with rabbits image in downtown Taiyuan, capital of north China's Shanxi Province, Feb. 15, 2011. This year's Lantern Festival, which is the 15th day of the first month of Chinese Lunar New Year, falls on Feb. 17. (Xinhua/Yan Yan)

Photos show various lanterns in China. This year's Lantern Festival, which is the 15th day of the first month of Chinese Lunar New Year, falls on Feb. 17.

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