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NANJING, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 08: (CHINA OUT) Festive atmosphere at Nanjing Confucius Temple Scenic Area on September 8, 2014 in Nanjing, China. The Mid-Autumn festival is one of the most important Chinese festivals of the year which falls on September 8 this year.

(Photo : ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images) NANJING, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 08: (CHINA OUT) Festive atmosphere at Nanjing Confucius Temple Scenic Area on September 8, 2014 in Nanjing, China. The Mid-Autumn festival is one of the most important Chinese festivals of the year which falls on September 8 this year.

HONG KONG - SEPTEMBER 08: Residents of Tai Hang perform the Fire Dragon Dance to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival in Tai Hang area on September 8, 2014 in Hong Kong, China. In the 19th century the people in the village of Tai Hang miraculously stopped a plague with a fire dragon dance. It has become a annual tradition, where up to 300 performers dance the fire dragon, which is made up of 72,000 sticks of buring incense and a 67 mtr long dragon through the narrow streets of Tai Hang.

(Photo : Lam Yik Fei/Getty Images) HONG KONG - SEPTEMBER 08: Residents of Tai Hang perform the Fire Dragon Dance to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival in Tai Hang area on September 8, 2014 in Hong Kong, China. In the 19th century the people in the village of Tai Hang miraculously stopped a plague with a fire dragon dance. It has become a annual tradition, where up to 300 performers dance the fire dragon, which is made up of 72,000 sticks of buring incense and a 67 mtr long dragon through the narrow streets of Tai Hang.

HONG KONG - SEPTEMBER 08: Residents celebrate the lantern festival as part of the Mid-Autumn Festival at Victoria Park in Hong Kong on September 8, 2014 in Hong Kong, China. Mid-Autumn festival takes place on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar, on which the moon is at its brightest and roundest

(Photo : Lam Yik Fei/Getty Images) HONG KONG - SEPTEMBER 08: Residents celebrate the lantern festival as part of the Mid-Autumn Festival at Victoria Park in Hong Kong on September 8, 2014 in Hong Kong, China. Mid-Autumn festival takes place on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar, on which the moon is at its brightest and roundest

HONG KONG - SEPTEMBER 08: Residents celebrate the lantern festival as part of the Mid-Autumn Festival at Victoria Park in Hong Kong on September 8, 2014 in Hong Kong, China. Mid-Autumn festival takes place on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar, on which the moon is at its brightest and roundest

(Photo : Lam Yik Fei/Getty Images) HONG KONG - SEPTEMBER 08: Residents celebrate the lantern festival as part of the Mid-Autumn Festival at Victoria Park in Hong Kong on September 8, 2014 in Hong Kong, China. Mid-Autumn festival takes place on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar, on which the moon is at its brightest and roundest

HONG KONG - SEPTEMBER 08: Residents of Tai Hang perform the Fire Dragon Dance to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival in Tai Hang area on September 8, 2014 in Hong Kong, China. In the 19th century the people in the village of Tai Hang miraculously stopped a plague with a fire dragon dance. It has become a annual tradition, where up to 300 performers dance the fire dragon, which is made up of 72,000 sticks of buring incense and a 67 mtr long dragon through the narrow streets of Tai Hang.

(Photo : Lam Yik Fei/Getty Images) HONG KONG - SEPTEMBER 08: Residents of Tai Hang perform the Fire Dragon Dance to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival in Tai Hang area on September 8, 2014 in Hong Kong, China. In the 19th century the people in the village of Tai Hang miraculously stopped a plague with a fire dragon dance. It has become a annual tradition, where up to 300 performers dance the fire dragon, which is made up of 72,000 sticks of buring incense and a 67 mtr long dragon through the narrow streets of Tai Hang.

HONG KONG - SEPTEMBER 08: The moon shines behind the Lanterns at the Wonderland Mid- Autumn festival at Victoria Park on September 8, 2014 in Hong Kong, China. Mid-Autumn festival takes place on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar, on which the moon is at its brightest and roundest

(Photo : Lam Yik Fei/Getty Images) HONG KONG - SEPTEMBER 08: The moon shines behind the Lanterns at the Wonderland Mid- Autumn festival at Victoria Park on September 8, 2014 in Hong Kong, China. Mid-Autumn festival takes place on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar, on which the moon is at its brightest and roundest

YICHUN, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 07: (CHINA OUT) People launch Kongming laterns in celebration of the Mid-autumn Festival on September 7, 2014 in Yichun, Jiangxi Province of China. These laterns were launched to celebrate China's upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival on September 8.

(Photo : ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images) YICHUN, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 07: (CHINA OUT) People launch Kongming laterns in celebration of the Mid-autumn Festival on September 7, 2014 in Yichun, Jiangxi Province of China. These laterns were launched to celebrate China's upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival on September 8.

YICHUN, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 07: (CHINA OUT) People launch Kongming laterns in celebration of the Mid-autumn Festival on September 7, 2014 in Yichun, Jiangxi Province of China. These laterns were launched to celebrate China's upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival on September 8.

(Photo : ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images) YICHUN, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 07: (CHINA OUT) People launch Kongming laterns in celebration of the Mid-autumn Festival on September 7, 2014 in Yichun, Jiangxi Province of China. These laterns were launched to celebrate China's upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival on September 8.

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - SEPTEMBER 19: Tourists and locals photograph lanterns on display during Malaysia's annual Lantern Festival on September 19, 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysians celebrate the Lantern Festival to signify the end of the harvest season.

(Photo : Rahman Roslan/Getty Images) KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - SEPTEMBER 19: Tourists and locals photograph lanterns on display during Malaysia's annual Lantern Festival on September 19, 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysians celebrate the Lantern Festival to signify the end of the harvest season.

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - SEPTEMBER 19: Tourists and locals photograph lanterns on display during Malaysia's annual Lantern Festival on September 19, 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysians celebrate the Lantern Festival to signify the end of the harvest season.

(Photo : Rahman Roslan/Getty Images) KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - SEPTEMBER 19: Tourists and locals photograph lanterns on display during Malaysia's annual Lantern Festival on September 19, 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysians celebrate the Lantern Festival to signify the end of the harvest season.

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - SEPTEMBER 19: Lanterns depicting tulips and a frog are on display during Malaysia's annual Lantern Festival on September 19, 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysians celebrate the Lantern Festival to signify the end of the harvest season.

(Photo : Rahman Roslan/Getty Images) KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - SEPTEMBER 19: Lanterns depicting tulips and a frog are on display during Malaysia's annual Lantern Festival on September 19, 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysians celebrate the Lantern Festival to signify the end of the harvest season.

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - SEPTEMBER 19: Children pose next to lanterns on display during Malaysia's annual Lantern Festival on September 19, 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysians celebrate the Lantern Festival to signify the end of the harvest season.

(Photo : Rahman Roslan/Getty Images) KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - SEPTEMBER 19: Children pose next to lanterns on display during Malaysia's annual Lantern Festival on September 19, 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysians celebrate the Lantern Festival to signify the end of the harvest season.

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - SEPTEMBER 19: Children pose next to lanterns on display during Malaysia's annual Lantern Festival on September 19, 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysians celebrate the Lantern Festival to signify the end of the harvest season.

(Photo : Rahman Roslan/Getty Images) KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - SEPTEMBER 19: Children pose next to lanterns on display during Malaysia's annual Lantern Festival on September 19, 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Malaysians celebrate the Lantern Festival to signify the end of the harvest season.

HONG KONG - SEPTEMBER 14: Lights and lanterns at the 'one2free' Lantern Wonderland Mid-Autumn Festival at Victoria Park on September 14, 2013 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

(Photo : Jessica Hromas/Getty Images) HONG KONG - SEPTEMBER 14: Lights and lanterns at the 'one2free' Lantern Wonderland Mid-Autumn Festival at Victoria Park on September 14, 2013 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

HONG KONG - SEPTEMBER 14: A woman photographs a lantern display at the 'one2free' Lantern Wonderland Mid-Autumn Festival at Victoria Park on September 14, 2013 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

(Photo : Jessica Hromas/Getty Images) HONG KONG - SEPTEMBER 14: A woman photographs a lantern display at the 'one2free' Lantern Wonderland Mid-Autumn Festival at Victoria Park on September 14, 2013 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

HONG KONG - SEPTEMBER 14: Lights and lanterns at the 'one2free' Lantern Wonderland Mid-Autumn Festival at Victoria Park on September 14, 2013 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

(Photo : Jessica Hromas/Getty Images) HONG KONG - SEPTEMBER 14: Lights and lanterns at the 'one2free' Lantern Wonderland Mid-Autumn Festival at Victoria Park on September 14, 2013 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

HONG KONG - SEPTEMBER 14: A couple look at the 'Rising Moon' lantern, at the 'one2free' Lantern Wonderland Mid-Autumn Festival at Victoria Park on September 14, 2013 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

(Photo : Jessica Hromas/Getty Images) HONG KONG - SEPTEMBER 14: A couple look at the 'Rising Moon' lantern, at the 'one2free' Lantern Wonderland Mid-Autumn Festival at Victoria Park on September 14, 2013 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

HONG KONG - SEPTEMBER 14: Lantern pigs on display at the 'one2free' Lantern Wonderland Mid-Autumn Festival at Victoria Park, on September 14, 2013 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

(Photo : Jessica Hromas/Getty Images) HONG KONG - SEPTEMBER 14: Lantern pigs on display at the 'one2free' Lantern Wonderland Mid-Autumn Festival at Victoria Park, on September 14, 2013 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

HONG KONG - SEPTEMBER 14: Chicken and flower lanterns on display at the 'one2free' Lantern Wonderland Mid-Autumn Festival at Victoria Park on September 14, 2013 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

(Photo : Jessica Hromas/Getty Images) HONG KONG - SEPTEMBER 14: Chicken and flower lanterns on display at the 'one2free' Lantern Wonderland Mid-Autumn Festival at Victoria Park on September 14, 2013 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

HONG KONG - SEPTEMBER 14: Chinese lanterns hang in the night sky at the 'one2free' Lantern Wonderland Mid-Autumn Festival at Victoria Park on September 14, 2013 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

(Photo : Jessica Hromas/Getty Images) HONG KONG - SEPTEMBER 14: Chinese lanterns hang in the night sky at the 'one2free' Lantern Wonderland Mid-Autumn Festival at Victoria Park on September 14, 2013 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

SHANGHAI, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 12: (CHINA OUT) People solve lantern riddles at Guilin Park on September 12, 2011 in Shanghai, China. The Mid-autumn Festival falls on September 12 this year.

(Photo : ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images) SHANGHAI, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 12: (CHINA OUT) People solve lantern riddles at Guilin Park on September 12, 2011 in Shanghai, China. The Mid-autumn Festival falls on September 12 this year.

MACAU, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 12: (CHINA OUT) Fireworks explode to celebrate the Mid-autumn Festival on September 12, 2011 in Macau, China. The Mid-autumn Festival falls on September 12 this year.

(Photo : ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images) MACAU, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 12: (CHINA OUT) Fireworks explode to celebrate the Mid-autumn Festival on September 12, 2011 in Macau, China. The Mid-autumn Festival falls on September 12 this year.

CHENGDU, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 14: (CHINA OUT) Residents fly the Kongming Sky Lantern to mark the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival on September 14, 2008 in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China. The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival, falls on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month which is September 14 this year. It is traditional to eat moon cakes and watch the moon during the festival.

(Photo : China Photos/Getty Images) CHENGDU, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 14: (CHINA OUT) Residents fly the Kongming Sky Lantern to mark the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival on September 14, 2008 in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China. The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival, falls on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month which is September 14 this year. It is traditional to eat moon cakes and watch the moon during the festival.

CHENGDU, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 14: (CHINA OUT) Residents fly the Kongming Sky Lantern to mark the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival on September 14, 2008 in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China. The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival, falls on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month which is September 14 this year. It is traditional to eat moon cakes and watch the moon during the festival.

(Photo : China Photos/Getty Images) CHENGDU, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 14: (CHINA OUT) Residents fly the Kongming Sky Lantern to mark the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival on September 14, 2008 in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China. The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival, falls on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month which is September 14 this year. It is traditional to eat moon cakes and watch the moon during the festival.

CHENGDU, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 14: (CHINA OUT) Residents lay candles on a river to mark the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival on September 14, 2008 in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China. The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival, falls on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month which is September 14 this year. It is traditional to eat moon cakes and watch the moon during the festival.

(Photo : China Photos/Getty Images) CHENGDU, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 14: (CHINA OUT) Residents lay candles on a river to mark the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival on September 14, 2008 in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China. The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival, falls on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month which is September 14 this year. It is traditional to eat moon cakes and watch the moon during the festival.

CHENGDU, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 14: (CHINA OUT) Residents fly the Kongming Sky Lantern to mark the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival on September 14, 2008 in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China. The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival, falls on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month which is September 14 this year. It is traditional to eat moon cakes and watch the moon during the festival.

(Photo : China Photos/Getty Images) CHENGDU, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 14: (CHINA OUT) Residents fly the Kongming Sky Lantern to mark the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival on September 14, 2008 in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China. The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival, falls on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month which is September 14 this year. It is traditional to eat moon cakes and watch the moon during the festival.

XIAN, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 13: (CHINA OUT) A dancer performs during an evening to mark the Mid-Autumn Festival on September 13, 2008 in Xian of Shaanxi Province, China. The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival, falls on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month on September 14 this year. It is traditional to eat moon cakes and watch the moon during the festival.

(Photo : China Photos/Getty Images) XIAN, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 13: (CHINA OUT) A dancer performs during an evening to mark the Mid-Autumn Festival on September 13, 2008 in Xian of Shaanxi Province, China. The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival, falls on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month on September 14 this year. It is traditional to eat moon cakes and watch the moon during the festival.

XIAN, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 13: (CHINA OUT) A candle light symbolizing good luck floats during an evening to mark the Mid-Autumn Festival on September 13, 2008 in Xian of Shaanxi Province, China. The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival, falls on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month on September 14 this year. It is traditional to eat moon cakes and watch the moon during the festival.

(Photo : China Photos/Getty Images) XIAN, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 13: (CHINA OUT) A candle light symbolizing good luck floats during an evening to mark the Mid-Autumn Festival on September 13, 2008 in Xian of Shaanxi Province, China. The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival, falls on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month on September 14 this year. It is traditional to eat moon cakes and watch the moon during the festival.

XIAN, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 13: (CHINA OUT) People float candle lights to pray for good luck during an evening to mark the Mid-Autumn Festival on September 13, 2008 in Xian of Shaanxi Province, China. The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival, falls on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month on September 14 this year. It is traditional to eat moon cakes and watch the moon during the festival.

(Photo : China Photos/Getty Images) XIAN, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 13: (CHINA OUT) People float candle lights to pray for good luck during an evening to mark the Mid-Autumn Festival on September 13, 2008 in Xian of Shaanxi Province, China. The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival, falls on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month on September 14 this year. It is traditional to eat moon cakes and watch the moon during the festival.

PENGSHUI COUNTY, CHINA - AUGUST 16: (CHINA OUT) Finished crispy cakes prepared for the Mid-autumn Festival are seen at a handmade crispy cake factory on August 16, 2008 in Pengshui Tujia and Miao Autonomous County of Chongqing Municipality, China. Handmade crispy cake is one of the favorite foods of local people, which is also a traditional food for the upcoming Mid-autumn Festival on September 14 this year.

(Photo : China Photos/Getty Images) PENGSHUI COUNTY, CHINA - AUGUST 16: (CHINA OUT) Finished crispy cakes prepared for the Mid-autumn Festival are seen at a handmade crispy cake factory on August 16, 2008 in Pengshui Tujia and Miao Autonomous County of Chongqing Municipality, China. Handmade crispy cake is one of the favorite foods of local people, which is also a traditional food for the upcoming Mid-autumn Festival on September 14 this year.

PENGSHUI COUNTY, CHINA - AUGUST 16: (CHINA OUT) Crispy cakes in the shape of Buddha are placed in an oven at a handmade crispy cake factory on August 16, 2008 in Pengshui Tujia and Miao Autonomous County of Chongqing Municipality, China. Handmade crispy cake is one of the favorite foods of local people, which is also a traditional food for the upcoming Mid-autumn Festival on September 14 this year.

(Photo : China Photos/Getty Images) PENGSHUI COUNTY, CHINA - AUGUST 16: (CHINA OUT) Crispy cakes in the shape of Buddha are placed in an oven at a handmade crispy cake factory on August 16, 2008 in Pengshui Tujia and Miao Autonomous County of Chongqing Municipality, China. Handmade crispy cake is one of the favorite foods of local people, which is also a traditional food for the upcoming Mid-autumn Festival on September 14 this year.

XIAN, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 25: (CHINA OUT) Performers dressed as ancient soldiers dance during an evening to mark the Mid-Autumn Festival on September 25, 2007 in Xian of Shaanxi Province, China. The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival, falls on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month on September 25 this year. It is traditional to eat moon cakes and watch the moon during the festival, as legend has it that the moon is at its brightest and roundest.

(Photo : China Photos/Getty Images) XIAN, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 25: (CHINA OUT) Performers dressed as ancient soldiers dance during an evening to mark the Mid-Autumn Festival on September 25, 2007 in Xian of Shaanxi Province, China. The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival, falls on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month on September 25 this year. It is traditional to eat moon cakes and watch the moon during the festival, as legend has it that the moon is at its brightest and roundest.

BEIJING, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 22: (CHINA OUT) Two visitors walk past light decorations shaped as moons at the Mid-Autumn Festival temple fair at Lugou Bridge on September 22, 2007 in Beijing, China. The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival, falls on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month. It is traditional to eat moon cakes and watch the moon during the festival, as legend has it that the moon is at its brightest and roundest.

(Photo : China Photos/Getty Images) BEIJING, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 22: (CHINA OUT) Two visitors walk past light decorations shaped as moons at the Mid-Autumn Festival temple fair at Lugou Bridge on September 22, 2007 in Beijing, China. The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival, falls on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month. It is traditional to eat moon cakes and watch the moon during the festival, as legend has it that the moon is at its brightest and roundest.


NANJING, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 08: (CHINA OUT) A dancer performs on the gaily-painted pleasure-boat at the Confucius Temple on September 8, 2014 in Nanjing, China. The Mid-Autumn festival is one of the most important Chinese festivals of the year which falls on September 8 this year.

(Photo : ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images) NANJING, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 08: (CHINA OUT) A dancer performs on the gaily-painted pleasure-boat at the Confucius Temple on September 8, 2014 in Nanjing, China. The Mid-Autumn festival is one of the most important Chinese festivals of the year which falls on September 8 this year.

YANTAI, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 08: (CHINA OUT) Liu Jia, a college student from Ludong University dressed as the Chinese goddess of the Moon Chang'e performs underwater at Haichang Whale Shark Museum on September 8, 2014 in Yantai, Shandong Province of China. The performance was in celebration of China's Mid-Autum Festival.

(Photo : ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images) YANTAI, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 08: (CHINA OUT) Liu Jia, a college student from Ludong University dressed as the Chinese goddess of the Moon Chang'e performs underwater at Haichang Whale Shark Museum on September 8, 2014 in Yantai, Shandong Province of China. The performance was in celebration of China's Mid-Autum Festival.

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