Chinese Dragon Boat Festival

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    June 8: Villagers set off firecrackers on their dragon boats on a river at Liede Village in Guangzhou, in south China's Guangdong province. Dradon Boat Festival, or Duanwu Festival, the day remembrance the annivesary of the death of patriotic poet Qu Yuan, a minister who committed suicide by drowning himself in the Miluo river in central Hunan province after his nation was conquered in 277 B.C.

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    June 8: Rowing enthusiasts participate in a dragon boat race near Hong Kong's Aberdeen island as part of celebrations marking the Chinese Dragon Boat Festival, held throughout Hong Kong.

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    June 8: Rowing enthusiasts participate in a dragon boat race near Hong Kong's Aberdeen island as part of celebrations marking the Chinese Dragon Boat Festival, held throughout Hong Kong.

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    June 8: Rowing enthusiasts participate in a dragon boat race near Hong Kong's Aberdeen island as part of celebrations marking the Chinese Dragon Boat Festival, held throughout Hong Kong.

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    June 8: Rowing enthusiasts participate in a dragon boat race near Hong Kong's Aberdeen island as part of celebrations marking the Chinese Dragon Boat Festival, held throughout Hong Kong.

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    June 8: Rowing enthusiasts participate in a dragon boat race near Hong Kong's Aberdeen island as part of celebrations marking the Chinese Dragon Boat Festival, held throughout Hong Kong.

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    June 8: Rowing enthusiasts participate in a dragon boat race near Hong Kong's Aberdeen island as part of celebrations marking the Chinese Dragon Boat Festival, held throughout Hong Kong.

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    June 8: Rowing enthusiasts participate in a dragon boat race near Hong Kong's Aberdeen island as part of celebrations marking the Chinese Dragon Boat Festival, held throughout Hong Kong.

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    June 8: Boatmen row the dragon boats during a race at the traditional Dragon Boat Festival, in Taipei, Taiwan.

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    June 8: Boatmen celebrate their victory on a race at the traditional Dragon Boat Festival, in Taipei, Taiwan.

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    June 8: Boatsmen react following victory on a race at the traditional Dragon Boat Festival, in Taipei, Taiwan.

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    June 7: A team of Taiwanese girls prepare to row their dragon boat in a race at the traditional Dragon Boat Festival in Taipei County, Taiwan. Dragon Boat Festival is remembrance of Chu Yuan, an ancient Chinese scholar-statesman Yuan who drowned in 277 B.C. while denouncing government corruption.

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    June 7: Taiwanese people row the dragon boats during a race at the traditional Dragon Boat Festival in Taipei County, Taiwan. Dragon Boat Festival is remembrance of Chu Yuan, an ancient Chinese scholar-statesman Yuan who drowned in 277 B.C. while denouncing government corruption.

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