Tue, July 19, 2011
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China's Yi ethnic group celebrates Torch Festival

2011-07-19 05:08:51 GMT2011-07-19 13:08:51(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Photo taken on July 18, 2011, shows a sheep fighting during the Torch Festival at the Torch Square in Butuo County, southwest China's Sichuan Province. The Torch Festival falls on the 24th day of the sixth Chinese lunar month in Butuo County, the birthplace of the Chinese Yi Torch Festival. On and around the festival, people of the Yi ethnic group gather together and participate in various activities, such as sheep and bull fighting, beauty contests and horse racing. (Xinhua/Jiang Hongjing)

Photo taken on July 17, 2011, shows girls of the Yi ethnic group in their traditional costumes during the Torch Festival at the Torch Square in Butuo County, southwest China's Sichuan Province. The Torch Festival falls on the 24th day of the sixth Chinese lunar month in Butuo County, the birthplace of the Chinese Yi Torch Festival. On and around the festival, people of the Yi ethnic group gather together and participate in various activities, such as sheep and bull fighting, beauty contests and horse racing. (Xinhua/Jiang Hongjing)

Photo taken on July 18, 2011, shows a bull fighting during the Torch Festival at the Torch Square in Butuo County, southwest China's Sichuan Province. The Torch Festival falls on the 24th day of the sixth Chinese lunar month in Butuo County, the birthplace of the Chinese Yi Torch Festival. On and around the festival, people of the Yi ethnic group gather together and participate in various activities, such as sheep and bull fighting, beauty contests and horse racing. (Xinhua/Jiang Hongjing)

Photo taken on July 18, 2011, shows a bull fighting during the Torch Festival at the Torch Square in Butuo County, southwest China's Sichuan Province. The Torch Festival falls on the 24th day of the sixth Chinese lunar month in Butuo County, the birthplace of the Chinese Yi Torch Festival. On and around the festival, people of the Yi ethnic group gather together and participate in various activities, such as sheep and bull fighting, beauty contests and horse racing. (Xinhua/Jiang Hongjing)

A foreign tourist (R, Front) takes part in the Torch Festival at the Torch Square in Butuo County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, July 18, 2011. The Torch Festival falls on the 24th day of the sixth Chinese lunar month in Butuo County, the birthplace of the Chinese Yi Torch Festival. On and around the festival, people of the Yi ethnic group gather together and participate in various activities, such as sheep and bull fighting, beauty contests and horse racing. (Xinhua/Jiang Hongjing)

Photo taken on July 18, 2011, shows a sheep fighting during the Torch Festival at the Torch Square in Butuo County, southwest China's Sichuan Province. The Torch Festival falls on the 24th day of the sixth Chinese lunar month in Butuo County, the birthplace of the Chinese Yi Torch Festival. On and around the festival, people of the Yi ethnic group gather together and participate in various activities, such as sheep and bull fighting, beauty contests and horse racing. (Xinhua/Jiang Hongjing)

Photo taken on July 18, 2011, shows girls of the Yi ethnic group in their traditional costumes during the Torch Festival at the Torch Square in Butuo County, southwest China's Sichuan Province. The Torch Festival falls on the 24th day of the sixth Chinese lunar month in Butuo County, the birthplace of the Chinese Yi Torch Festival. On and around the festival, people of the Yi ethnic group gather together and participate in various activities, such as sheep and bull fighting, beauty contests and horse racing. (Xinhua/Jiang Hongjing)

People of the Yi ethnic group surround to watch a wrestling match during the Torch Festival at the Torch Square in Butuo County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, July 17, 2011. The Torch Festival falls on the 24th day of the sixth Chinese lunar month in Butuo County, the birthplace of the Chinese Yi Torch Festival. On and around the festival, people of the Yi ethnic group gather together and participate in various activities, such as sheep and bull fighting, beauty contests and horse racing. (Xinhua/Jiang Hongjing)

Photo taken on July 17, 2011, shows girls of the Yi ethnic group in their traditional costumes during the Torch Festival at the Torch Square in Butuo County, southwest China's Sichuan Province. The Torch Festival falls on the 24th day of the sixth Chinese lunar month in Butuo County, the birthplace of the Chinese Yi Torch Festival. On and around the festival, people of the Yi ethnic group gather together and participate in various activities, such as sheep and bull fighting, beauty contests and horse racing. (Xinhua/Jiang Hongjing)

Photo taken on July 18, 2011, shows girls of the Yi ethnic group in their traditional costumes during the Torch Festival at the Torch Square in Butuo County, southwest China's Sichuan Province. The Torch Festival falls on the 24th day of the sixth Chinese lunar month in Butuo County, the birthplace of the Chinese Yi Torch Festival. On and around the festival, people of the Yi ethnic group gather together and participate in various activities, such as sheep and bull fighting, beauty contests and horse racing. (Xinhua/Jiang Hongjing)

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