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An artist applies makeup on a folk performer before a "Blood Shehuo" parade, to celebrate the Lantern Festival on the last day of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations, at Chisha village in Baoji, Shaanxi province February 6, 2012. "Shehuo" is common name of Chinese traditional activities consisting of folk performances in Northern China. The "Blood Shehuo" performers wear facial makeup to appear as being pierced by objects including axes, scissors and knives, featuring scenes of horror in traditional stories like Water Margin. This activity is held only in Baoji county and performed only during leap years.
Air China planes are parked at the terminal building of Beijing's International Airport February 6, 2012. The Chinese government said on Monday it has barred the country's airlines from joining a European Union scheme to charge for carbon emissions from flights into and out of Europe and prohibit airlines from charging customers extra because of the EU plan.
WENLING, CHINA - FEBRUARY 05: Two lanterns, 20.08 meters in height, are installed in Shangwang village to greet the Lantern Festival on February 5, 2012 in Wenling, Zhejiang Province of China. The Lantern Festival, which falls on the 15th day of the first month of the Lunar New Year, will fall on February 6, 2012.
Local residents burn incense and offerings as they pray for good fortune outside Dafo Temple on the Lantern Festival, the last day of Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations, in Zhengding County, Hebei province, February 6, 2012.
A Cambodian-Chinese worshipper cuts his tongue as he takes part in a procession featuring Chinese deities in Phnom Penh February 6, 2012. The event is celebrated annually by the Cambodian-Chinese community in the region
BEIJING, Feb. 6 (Xinhua) -- A building in downtown of China's capital caught on fire late Monday afternoon, fire fighters said.
A fierce blaze engulfed a building near a bus stop in Gongzhufen, Haidian District in western Beijing, disrupting traffic in the region, fire fighters and witnesses said.
More than 15 fire trucks have been dispatched to fight the blaze
Employers of socks factories hold job advertisement to look for workers in Datang Township of Zhuji City, east China's Zhejiang Province, Feb. 3, 2012. After the Spring Festival in January 2012, socks factories in Datang met a shortage of labor recently. Some employers believed that most of the migrant workers went back home for family reunion during the festivals, while some hoped that migrant workers may return after the Lantern Festival on Feb. 6, 2012. The socks industry plays an important role in local economy in Datang Township of Zhejiang Province. According to statistics, in 2011, about 8.2 billion pairs of socks produced in Datang took 65 percent of the overall socks production in China and one third of the socks production of the world, which attracted more than 100,000 workers, most of whom were migrant workers. [Xinhua/Huang Zongzhi]