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  • Spotlights light up the Palace Museum, also known as the Forbidden City, on Monday evening in Beijing. Photo: VCG

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    Spotlights light up the Palace Museum, also known as the Forbidden City, on Monday evening in Beijing. Photo: VCG
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Gallery: Forbidden City’s First Night of Lights

The Palace Museum will be open to the public at night for the first time in 94 years to celebrate the Lantern Festival on Tuesday and Wednesday. On Monday, staff tested the lights for the upcoming event, attracting visitors and photographers

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Spotlights light up the Palace Museum, also known as the Forbidden City, on Monday evening in Beijing. Photo: VCG
Visitors gather at the Palace Museum’s red-lit Meridian Gate on Monday night. Photo: VCG
A yellow light highlights the wall and tower of the Palace Museum on Monday night. Photo: VCG
Spotlights create a beam of light above the Palace Museum on Monday night. Photo: VCG
Lanterns hang from the roof of a building adorned with Chinese poetry on Monday night at the Palace Museum. Photo: VCG
Photographers shoot the light show from Jingshan Park, located opposite the Palace Museum’s northern gate. Photo: VCG

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Gallery: Forbidden City’s First Night of Lights