WEEK IN PHOTOS: Channel Fire, Horse Fight, More

WEEK IN PHOTOS: Channel Fire, Horse Fight, More
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Rongshui County, China, September 15, 2008--Spectators look on as two horses fight during a competition marking Zhongqiu Jie, or the Mid-Autumn festival.

The harvest festival is traditionally celebrated in rural villages with rest, entertainment, and squaring debts, according to United Press International.

The Chinese government made the harvest festival a three-day holiday for the first time this year as part of a shift from three week-long breaks to more breaks of shorter duration throughout the year.

--John Roach
—Photograph by China Daily/Reuters
 
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