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Dai New Year festival celebrated in SW China

2011-04-14 12:14:29 GMT2011-04-14 20:14:29(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

A girl of Dai ethnic group performances with a Hulusi or cucurbit flute in the street in Jinghong, capital of Dai Autonomous Prefecture of Xishuangbanna, southwest China's Yunnan province, April 14, 2011. Tens of thousands of people celebrate the great ethnical culture performance of Dai on Thursday, the second day of the Dai New Year festival according to the Dai calendar. (Xinhua/Yang Zongyou)

Girls of Dai ethnic group present a dance performance in the street in Jinghong, capital of Dai Autonomous Prefecture of Xishuangbanna, southwest China's Yunnan province, April 14, 2011. Tens of thousands of people celebrate the great ethnical culture performance of Dai on Thursday, the second day of the Dai New Year festival according to the Dai calendar. (Xinhua/Yang Zongyou)

Girls of Dai ethnic group perform the umbrella dance in the street in Jinghong, capital of Dai Autonomous Prefecture of Xishuangbanna, southwest China's Yunnan province, April 14, 2011. Tens of thousands of people celebrate the great ethnical culture performance of Dai on Thursday, the second day of the Dai New Year festival according to the Dai calendar. (Xinhua/Yang Zongyou)

Girls of Dai ethnic group perform a water tank dance in the street in Jinghong, capital of Dai Autonomous Prefecture of Xishuangbanna, southwest China's Yunnan province, April 14, 2011. Tens of thousands of people celebrate the great ethnical culture performance of Dai on Thursday, the second day of the Dai New Year festival according to the Dai calendar. (Xinhua/Yang Zongyou)

People of Jingpo ethnic group present a dance performance in the street in Jinghong, capital of Dai Autonomous Prefecture of Xishuangbanna, southwest China's Yunnan province, April 14, 2011. Tens of thousands of people celebrate the great ethnical culture performance of Dai on Thursday, the second day of the Dai New Year festival according to the Dai calendar. (Xinhua/Yang Zongyou)

Girls of Jinuo ethnic group perform the Jinuo big drum dance in the street in Jinghong, capital of Dai Autonomous Prefecture of Xishuangbanna, southwest China's Yunnan province, April 14, 2011. Tens of thousands of people celebrate the great ethnical culture performance of Dai on Thursday, the second day of the Dai New Year festival according to the Dai calendar. (Xinhua/Yang Zongyou)

Girls of Hani ethnic group present a dance performance in the street in Jinghong, capital of Dai Autonomous Prefecture of Xishuangbanna, southwest China's Yunnan province, April 14, 2011. Tens of thousands of people celebrate the great ethnical culture performance of Dai on Thursday, the second day of the Dai New Year festival according to the Dai calendar. (Xinhua/Yang Zongyou)

Tens of thousands of people celebrated the great ethnical culture performance of Dai in Jinghong, capital of Dai Autonomous Prefecture of Xishuangbanna, southwest China's Yunnan province, April 14, 2011, the second day of the Dai New Year festival according to the Dai calendar.

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