Competing for the 'Lion Dance King'

Updated: 2012-03-14 10:34

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Competing for the 'Lion Dance King'

A lion dance group competes on the poles for the title of "South Lion Dance King" in Shenzhen, Guangdong province on March 12, 2012. Shenzhen city's lion dance troupe retains its champion title in the national competition in which 18 groups from across the country participate this year. Lion dance, also known as playing lion, is a traditional sport originating from southern China. It's also a folk art that uses the movements of lions. In China, people believe that the lion is an auspicious animal and that lion dance will bring them good luck. [Photo/CFP]

 
 

Competing for the 'Lion Dance King'

A lion dance group competes on the poles for the title of "South Lion Dance King" in Shenzhen, Guangdong province on March 12, 2012. [Photo/CFP]

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