Dragon boat festival

Updated: Jun 23, 2012 12:06 IST

A Chinese actor dressed in an emperor costume takes part in a religious ritual to honor Chinese poet Qu Yuan during the Duanwu Festival at Longtan park in Beijing, China. The Duanwu festival, also known as the Dragon Boat festival, which falls on the fifth day of the fifth month of the Chinese calendar, commemorates the death of Qu Yuan, a famous Chinese poet from the kingdom of Chu who lived during the Warring States period. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
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A Chinese actor dressed in an emperor costume takes part in a religious ritual to honor Chinese poet Qu Yuan during the Duanwu Festival at Longtan park in Beijing, China. The Duanwu festival, also known as the Dragon Boat festival, which falls on the fifth day of the fifth month of the Chinese calendar, commemorates the death of Qu Yuan, a famous Chinese poet from the kingdom of Chu who lived during the Warring States period. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

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