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  • Residents of a village outside Guangzhou, South China’s Guangdong province perform a fire dragon dance to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival on Monday. Photo: VCG_Gallery: Dancing With a Fire Dragon
     
     
    Residents of a village outside Guangzhou, South China’s Guangdong province perform a fire dragon dance to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival on Monday. Photo: VCG
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Guangzhou village celebrates Mid-Autumn Festival with spirit-dispelling performance

09.25.2018
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Residents of a village outside Guangzhou, South China’s Guangdong province perform a fire dragon dance to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival on Monday. Photo: VCG
The tradition is said to bring good luck and drive off evil spirits. Photo: VCG
Fire dragon dance performers in Qinghu village, Guangzhou’s Baiyun district, prepare to perform on Monday. Photo: VCG
The “fire dragon” is normally made of bamboo, tree branches and grass. Photo: VCG
A villager photographs fireworks on the night of the Mid-Autumn Festival. Photo: VCG

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