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Spotlight on culture of Tujia, Miao ethnic group

2011-10-27 06:19:25 GMT2011-10-27 14:19:25(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

People of Tujia ethnic group perform Maogusi dance in Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, central China's Hunan Province, Oct. 15, 2011. (Xinhua/Bai Yu)

A woman of Tujia ethnic group weaves brocade in Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, central China's Hunan Province, Oct. 14, 2011. (Xinhua/Bai Yu)

People of Tujia ethnic group play the horns during a sacrifice ceremony in Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, central China's Hunan Province, Oct. 15, 2011. (Xinhua/Bai Yu)

People of Tujia ethnic group sing while rowing in Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, central China's Hunan Province, Oct. 18, 2011. (Xinhua/Bai Yu)

People of Miao ethnic group perform drum dance in Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, central China's Hunan Province, Oct. 16, 2011. (Xinhua/Bai Yu)

A girl of Miao ethnic group sings in Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, central China's Hunan Province, Oct. 15, 2011. (Xinhua/Bai Yu)

A man of Tujia ethnic group performs "Tima" song, a song to pray for good fortune, during a sacrifice ceremony in Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, central China's Hunan Province, Oct. 14, 2011. (Xinhua/Bai Yu)

Maogusi is an old form of dance popular among the Tujia people living in the western Hunan Province. It is perfromed to remember their ancestors' achievements in cultivation, halieutics and hunting.

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