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The coming of summer

( Updated: 2013-05-06 07:58

The coming of summer

Residents weigh a little girl with a traditional Chinese scale at a community in Jiande, Zhejiang province. The event on Sunday marked the beginning of the seventh solar term in the Chinese lunar calendar, which indicates the coming of summer. It is said that weighing children on the day brings luck and good health to children in the summer. Photo by Ning Wenwu / for China Daily 

The coming of summer

Pedestrians protect themselves with fans and umbrellas from the harsh rays of the sun in Ji’nan, capital of East China’s Shandong province, May 5, 2013. The temperature in the city on Sunday hit 29 degrees Celsius. [Photo/Xinhua]

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