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Visitors participate in the annual water-splashing festival to mark the New Year of the Dai minority in Xishuangbanna...Visitors participate in the annual water-splashing festival to mark the New Year of the Dai minority in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan province April 15, 2014. Last Sunday marked the beginning of the 1,376th New Year, according to the ethnic Dai minority calendar. REUTERS/China Daily (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA

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Visitors participate in the annual water-splashing festival to mark the new year of the Dai minority in Xishuangbanna. Last Sunday marked the beginning of the 1,376th new year, according to the ethnic Dai calendar. Read more

People dance with umbrellas during a celebration for the New Year of the Dai minority in Xishuangbanna...People dance with umbrellas during a celebration for the New Year of the Dai minority in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan province, April 14, 2014. Last Sunday marked the beginning of the 1,376th New Year, according to the ethnic Dai minority calendar. REUTERS/Wong Campion (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY)

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People dance with umbrellas during a celebration for the New Year of the Dai minority in Xishuangbanna, China. Last Sunday marked the beginning of the 1,376th New Year, according to the ethnic Dai calendar.

She shakes off bees after an attempt to cover his body with bees in Chongqing municipality

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She Ping, a 34-year-old beekeeper, shakes off bees after an attempt to cover his body with bees in Chongqing municipality. He used queen bees to successfully attract more than 460,000 bees, weighing over 45 kg.

Members of an honor guard rehearse before a welcome ceremony held by Chinese President Xi Jinping for visiting Israeli President Shimon Peres at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Tuesday, April 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)

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Members of an honour guard rehearse before a welcome ceremony held by Chinese president Xi Jinping for visiting Israeli president Shimon Peres at the Great Hall of the People in BeijingRead more

An octopus-shaped kite flies over visitors on a smoggy day during a kite festival in Chongqing.

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An octopus-shaped kite flies through the smog during a kite festival in Chongqing, southwest China

Residents walk on a street during a sandstorm in Hami

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Pedestrians go about their daily lives as a sandstorm strikes Hami, in northwestern China’s Xinjiang Uyghur autonomous region, on Thursday

Home at theIn this Tuesday, April 1, 2014 photo, a woman lines up mannequin heads on a shelf at a company making fashion wigs for export in Jimo city in east China's Shandong province. Growth in the developing economies of Asia will edge higher as the recovery in rich countries helps the region weather the slowdown in China, the Asian Development Bank said Tuesday.

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A woman lines up mannequin heads on a shelf at a company making fashion wigs for export, in Jimo city in east China‘s Shandong province. Read more

A man (L) looks at the city's skyline as...A man (L) looks at the city's skyline as a storm approaches in Hong Kong on April 2, 2014. Stormy weather is affecting the city due to a trough of low pressure on coastal areas of neighbouring Guangdong province in southern China. AFP PHOTO / Philippe LopezPHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images

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A storm approaches in Hong Kong. Bad weather is affecting the city due to a trough of low pressure on coastal areas of neighbouring Guangdong province in southern China. Read more

China Daily Life - Construction...BEIJING, CHINA - MARCH 29: Chinese workers eat lunch and rest at the site of a new subway line on March 29, 2014 in Beijing, China. The new line will be the 18th in the Beijing subway system, which has a daily ridership of more than 10 million people, according to local officials.

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Chinese workers break for lunch at the site of a new subway line in Beijing, China. The line will be the 18th in the Beijing subway system, which is used by more than 10m people a day, according to local officials.

Ethnic Dong women work at a tea leaf processing factory in Liping county, Guizhou province, March 28, 2014. According to local media, Liping county's tea plantations attracted more than 60,000 women workers from nearby villages this spring and each tea picker earns around 100 yuan ($16.10) per diem.

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Ethnic Dong women work at a tea leaf processing factory in Liping county, Guizhou province on Friday. According to local media, Liping county’s tea plantations attracted more than 60,000 women workers from nearby villages this spring and each tea picker earns around 100 yuan ($16.10) per diem Read more