Lantern festival celebrating mid-autumn festivities in China
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China and other East Asian celebrate mid-autumn festival

Mid-autumn celebrations have taken place in China and other far eastern countries.

Also known as the Moon festival, the tradition is believed to have become a Chinese holiday about 1,000 years ago.

It brings dragons, lanterns and hundreds of people to the streets on the 15th day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar.

Eric Camara reports.

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