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Shadow puppetry today

( Updated: 2012-05-15 11:00
Shadow puppetry today

Shadow puppetry performer Zhou Wei prepares the shadow puppet for the upcoming performance, Shanghai, May 14, 2012. Shadow puppetry is a kind of traditional Chinese performing art which uses flat articulated figures (shadow puppets) to create the impression of moving humans and other three-dimensional objects. Although popular in ancient times, this kind of traditional art has witnessed decline in recent years. Zhou Wei has been working as a shadow puppet performer for decades and hopes to transmit the culture heritage to the next generation. [Photo/Xinhua]

Shadow puppetry today

Zhou Wei makes a shadow puppet for his performance Shanghai, May 14, 2012.[Photo/Xinhua]

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