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Traditional "Nuo" dance in E China

2012-01-31 04:22:32 GMT2012-01-31 12:22:32(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Actors perform traditional Nuo dance at Zhuyuan Village in Nanfeng County, east China's Jiangxi Province, Jan. 30, 2012. (Xinhua/Wan Xiang)

Actors perform traditional Nuo dance at a villager's home at Shiyou Village in Nanfeng County, east China's Jiangxi Province, Jan. 30, 2012. (Xinhua/Wan Xiang)

Actors perform traditional Nuo dance at Zhuyuan Village in Nanfeng County, east China's Jiangxi Province, Jan. 30, 2012. (Xinhua/Wan Xiang)

An actor settles masks used for traditional Nuo dance performance in Nanfeng County, east China's Jiangxi Province, Jan. 30, 2012. (Xinhua/Wan Xiang)

Actors perform traditional Nuo dance at Zhuyuan Village in Nanfeng County, east China's Jiangxi Province, Jan. 30, 2012. (Xinhua/Wan Xiang)

An actor with a child in his arms watch the performance of traditional Nuo dance at a village in Nanfeng County, east China's Jiangxi Province, Jan. 30, 2012. (Xinhua/Wan Xiang)

Actors perform traditional Nuo dance at Zhuyuan Village in Nanfeng County, east China's Jiangxi Province, Jan. 30, 2012. (Xinhua/Wan Xiang)

"Nuo", a sacrificial ritual that is staged at the beginning of the Chinese Lunar New Year to expel evil spirits and pray for blessings and good harvests, is popular in some regions of China.

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