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Prayer for turtle

( Updated: 2013-10-29 10:50

Prayer for turtle

Residents from Wuhan city of Hubei province hold a prayer service for a super-sized forest turtle, an ancient Chinese ritual to wish for luck and longevity, on Oct 27, 2013. [Photo/CFP] 

People from Wuhan city of Hubei province found a forest turtle along Yangtze River measuring 40 cm by 30 cm, a rarely huge shape for its species. Before handing it over to a local marine park for better care, they sent it to a temple for a prayer service, an event held by ancient Chinese to wish for luck and longevity.

The news caused a sensation online as some Web users were surprised by the huge animal, while some others slammed the service as superstitious.


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