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12th Nov, 2016 | Tourism Mail Crew


In this photo taken on November 4, 2016, dancers of the Miao ethnic minority in traditional costumes pose for photographers during their New Year festival at Leishan county, southwestern province of Guizhou.

In this photo taken on November 4, 2016, dancers of the Miao ethnic minority in traditional costumes pose for photographers during their New Year festival at Leishan county, southwestern province of Guizhou. To an ear-splitting soundtrack of chanting and drums, 400 young dancers in spangled outfits clanged sickles and kick-stepped before thousands of spectators and a dais of a dozen Chinese officials. The performance was one of many on display at Leishan county in the southwestern province of Guizhou, as a lavish government-sponsored opening ceremony kicked off new year celebrations for the Miao ethnic minority -– a group of about 12 million people who are more at home in their own languages than in Mandarin Chinese. / AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR