Hong Kong celebrates Bun Festival

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A young performer supported by hidden metal rods participates in the Bun Festival parade in Hong Kong's Cheung Chau Island. The traditional "Bun Festival" is held every year to placate the hungry ghosts of old pirates. Legend has it that buns bring good luck to the island's fisherman protecting them from the spirits of pirates that once lurked in the region. AFP / Aaron Tam

A young performer supported by hidden metal rods participates in the Bun Festival parade in Hong Kong's Cheung Chau Island. The traditional "Bun Festival" is held every year to placate the hungry ghosts of old pirates. Legend has it that buns bring good luck to the island's fisherman protecting them from the spirits of pirates that once lurked in the region. AFP / Aaron Tam

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A young performer supported by hidden metal rods is carried past spectators while participating in the Bun Festival parade in Hong Kong's Cheung Chau Island. AFP / Aaron Tam

A young performer supported by hidden metal rods is carried past spectators while participating in the Bun Festival parade in Hong Kong's Cheung Chau Island. AFP / Aaron Tam

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Young performers wearing costumes and make up participate in the Bun Festival parade in Hong Kong's Cheung Chau Island. AFP / Aaron Tam

Young performers wearing costumes and make up participate in the Bun Festival parade in Hong Kong's Cheung Chau Island. AFP / Aaron Tam

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A young performer (C) supported by hidden metal rods waves as she participates in the Bun Festival parade in Hong Kong's Cheung Chau Island. The traditional Bun Festival is held every year to placate the hungry ghosts of old pirates. Legend has it that buns bring good luck to the island's fisherman protecting them from the spirits of pirates that once lurked in the region. AFP / Aaron Tam

A young performer (C) supported by hidden metal rods waves as she participates in the Bun Festival parade in Hong Kong's Cheung Chau Island. The traditional Bun Festival is held every year to placate the hungry ghosts of old pirates. Legend has it that buns bring good luck to the island's fisherman protecting them from the spirits of pirates that once lurked in the region. AFP / Aaron Tam

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A performer poses for a picture as he attends the annual Bun Festival in Hong Kong's island of Cheung Chau. The festival celebrates the islanders' deliverance from famine many centuries ago and is meant to placate ghosts and restless spirits. REUTERS / Tyrone Siu

A performer poses for a picture as he attends the annual Bun Festival in Hong Kong's island of Cheung Chau. The festival celebrates the islanders' deliverance from famine many centuries ago and is meant to placate ghosts and restless spirits. REUTERS / Tyrone Siu

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A young performer is supported with a rig of hidden metal rods as she participates in a Bun Festival parade in Hong Kong's Cheung Chau. REUTERS / Tyrone Siu

A young performer is supported with a rig of hidden metal rods as she participates in a Bun Festival parade in Hong Kong's Cheung Chau. REUTERS / Tyrone Siu

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A child dressed as Hong Kong's Chief Executive Donald Tsang, takes part in the annual Bun Festival in Hong Kong's island of Cheung Chau. The festival celebrates the islanders' deliverance from famine many centuries ago and is meant to placate ghosts and restless spirits. REUTERS / Tyrone Siu

A child dressed as Hong Kong's Chief Executive Donald Tsang, takes part in the annual Bun Festival in Hong Kong's island of Cheung Chau. The festival celebrates the islanders' deliverance from famine many centuries ago and is meant to placate ghosts and restless spirits. REUTERS / Tyrone Siu

UPDATED ON APR 28, 2012 10:37 PM IST
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