Parhelion (sundog) and Lunar New Year

Red Lanterns Lunar New Year Combined with a halo is seen in Changchun, capital of northeast China’s Jilin Province



A parhelion (sundog) combined with a halo is seen in Changchun, capital of northeast China’s Jilin Province, Jan. 8, 2011. The weather phenomenon is created by ice crystals in the atmosphere during a cold weather period. (Xinhua/Wang Haofei)


A woman makes lanterns in Yangzhao Village of Jishan Town in Yuncheng City, north China’s Shanxi Province on Jan. 8, 2011. Farmers in Yangzhao Village, which is famous for producing lanterns, work hard to produce festival lanterns in order to meet the market demanding as the Chinese Lunar New Year approaches. Inheriting the traditional techniques, the farmers innovates lantern designs and craft. The products have been sold home and abroad. (Xinhua/Li Lujian)

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