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Temple fairs getting ready for Spring Festival

2012-01-17 03:25:58 GMT2012-01-17 11:25:58(Beijing Time)  China Daily

A woman walks past a corridor of red lanterns, put up as decoration for an upcoming temple fair, at an entrance of Longtan park in Beijing Jan 16, 2012. [Photo/Agencies]

A woman walks past red lantern decorations for the upcoming Longtan Temple Fair at an entrance of Longtan park in Beijing Jan 16, 2012. [Photo/Agencies]

Children pose with red lantern decorations for the upcoming Gongshi Temple Fair in the Summer Palace in Beijing Jan 16, 2012. The Gongshi Temple Fair will take place from Jan 23 to Feb 6. [Photo/CFP]

A worker climbs a ladder to hang a red lantern for the upcoming Gongshi Temple Fair in the Summer Palace in Beijing Jan 16, 2012. The Gongshi Temple Fair will take place from Jan 23 to Feb 6. [Photo/CFP]

The Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, begins on Jan 23 and marks the start of the Year of the Dragon, according to the Chinese zodiac. The Longtan Temple Fair will take place from Jan 22 to 29.

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