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Students take part in coming-of-age ceremony

2011-06-19 09:02:35 GMT2011-06-19 17:02:35(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Male students in "Hanfu", an ancient costume of the Han ethnic people, attend a coming-of-age ceremony in Jinan, east China's Shandong Province, June 19, 2011. (Xinhua/Zhu Zheng)

Male students in "Hanfu", an ancient costume of the Han ethnic people, attend a coming-of-age ceremony in Jinan, east China's Shandong Province, June 19, 2011. (Xinhua/Zhu Zheng)

Students in "Hanfu", an ancient costume of the Han ethnic people, attend a coming-of-age ceremony in Jinan, east China's Shandong Province, June 19, 2011 (Xinhua/Zhu Zheng)

Male students in "Hanfu", an ancient costume of the Han ethnic people, cross a brige during a coming-of-age ceremony in Jinan, east China's Shandong Province, June 19, 2011.(Xinhua/Zhu Zheng)

Students kowtow to pay tribute to Confucius, who is regarded in China as "the teacher of all teachers", during a coming-of-age ceremony in Jinan, east China's Shandong Province, June 19, 2011.(Xinhua/Zhu Zheng)

A man dressed as a master of ceremonies leads the worshipping of Confucius, who is regarded in China as "the teacher of all teachers", during a coming-of-age ceremony in Jinan, east China's Shandong Province, June 19, 2011.(Xinhua/Zhu Zheng)

Some 30 high school graduates participated in a traditional coming-of-age ceremony to mark their entry into adulthood by putting on caps or hairpins.

In ancient China, caps and hairpins are adornments strictly reserved for grown men and women respectively.

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