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Huge lantern for 'Hungry Ghost'

, August 27, 2013

People launch a 30-metre-diameter paper lantern at Xiapo village, Qionghai, Hainan province, early August 27. The lantern, made of 72 smaller lanterns, was designed for a local ritual ceremony to mark the Chinese Hungry Ghost Festival. The festival, also known as Yu Lan, is a traditional Chinese festival on the 15th night of the seventh month of the Chinese calendar. Reuters/China Daily 




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