May 11, 2013

Lantern Festival, Shanghai

Photograph by Delphotos/Alamy

The annual Lantern Festival brings crowds to the Yu Yuan district in Shanghai's Old Town. The illuminating event—which includes a parade and lantern shows—caps off the 20-some-day celebration of Spring Festival, or Lunar New Year.

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