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Chinese farmers celebrate Lantern Festival

2011-02-16 06:45:44 GMT2011-02-16 14:45:44(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Farmers perform a traditional dragon dance during a celebration of the upcoming Lantern Festival at Yangdian Township in Xiaogan, central China's Hubei Province, Feb. 15, 2011. The Lantern Festival, which is celebrated on the 15th day of the Chinese Lunar New Year, falls upon Feb. 17 this year. (Xinhua/Dai Chun)

A dragon-shaped lantern boat sails on a river during a lantern show in Fuyang, east China's Anhui Province, Feb. 15, 2011. The Lantern Festival, which is celebrated on the 15th day of the Chinese Lunar New Year, falls upon Feb. 17 this year. (Xinhua/Liu Qinli)

Farmers attend the annual lantern parade in celebration of the upcoming Lantern Festival at Longdu Township in Shantou City, south China's Guangdong Province, Feb. 15, 2011. The Lantern Festival, which is celebrated on the 15th day of the Chinese Lunar New Year, falls upon Feb. 17 this year. (Xinhua/Xu Ruiwei)

Farmers carry traditional paper lanterns during a lantern parade to celebrate the upcoming Lantern Festival at Longdu Township in Shantou City, south China's Guangdong Province, Feb. 15, 2011. The Lantern Festival, which is celebrated on the 15th day of the Chinese Lunar New Year, falls upon Feb. 17 this year. (Xinhua/Xu Ruiwei)

Farmers carry a dragon lantern, which measures over 1,000 meters, during a parade to celebrate the upcoming Lantern Festival at Wantou Village in Leping City, east China's Jiangxi Province, Feb. 15, 2011. The Lantern Festival, which is celebrated on the 15th day of the Chinese Lunar New Year, falls upon Feb. 17 this year. (Xinhua/Zhu Dingwen)

Farmers perform a traditional dragon dance during a celebration of the upcoming Lantern Festival at Yangdian Township in Xiaogan, central China's Hubei Province, Feb. 15, 2011. The Lantern Festival, which is celebrated on the 15th day of the Chinese Lunar New Year, falls upon Feb. 17 this year. (Xinhua/Dai Chun)

Farmers carry a dragon lantern, which measures over 1,000 meters, during a parade to celebrate the upcoming Lantern Festival at Wantou Village in Leping City, east China's Jiangxi Province, Feb. 15, 2011. The Lantern Festival, which is celebrated on the 15th day of the Chinese Lunar New Year, falls upon Feb. 17 this year. (Xinhua/Zhu Dingwen)

The Lantern Festival, which is celebrated on the 15th day of the Chinese Lunar New Year, falls upon Feb. 17 this year. People around the country celebrated the traditional festival.

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