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People celebrate Tin Hau festival in Hong Kong

(Agencies)
Updated: 2010-05-06 16:53
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People celebrate Tin Hau festival in Hong Kong
A child cries as he is greeted by a performer dressed as a traditional Chinese god during a parade to celebrate Tin Hau, or "Heavenly Empress" festival, in Hong Kong's rural Yuen Long district May 6, 2010. Tin Hau is the goddess of the sea who is believed to protect fishermen and sailors and is invoked as the goddess who protects East Asians who are associated with the ocean. [Agencies] 

 

People celebrate Tin Hau festival in Hong Kong
A fishing vessel with colourful flags sail at Joss House Bay outside the Tin Hau temple to thank the goddess for her protection in the past, and to pray for safety and full nets in the coming year, in Hong Kong's rural Sai Kung district May 6, 2010.[Agencies]

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