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The Qingming Festival, or Tomb-sweeping Day, was marked on Apr. 4 across China. The festival pays respects to the deceased by cleaning and repairing of tombs.

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An elderly couple cleans their family grave at a cemetery during Qingming Festival in Beijing, China, Wednesday, April 4, 2012. Qingming festival, also known as the Grave Sweeping Day, is a day when Chinese around the world remember their dearly departed and take time off to clean up the tombs and place flowers and offerings. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

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Two elderly men tend to a tomb at a Chinese cemetery during Qingming Festival, on Wednesday, April 4, 2012, in Singapore. Qingming, also known as Grave Sweeping Day, is a day on which Chinese honor the dead by cleaning family graves and burn offerings aimed at appeasing the dead in their afterlife. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

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A Chinese woman ties yellow ribbons to a tree during Qingming Festival in Beijing, China, Wednesday, April 4, 2012. Qingming festival, also known as the Grave Sweeping Day, is a day when Chinese around the world remember their dearly departed and take time off to clean up the tombs and place flowers and offerings. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

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People toss fake paper money into the air as a form of an offering to their deceased relatives at a Chinese cemetery during Qingming Festival, on Wednesday, April 4, 2012, in Singapore. Qingming, also known as Grave Sweeping Day is a day on which Chinese honor the dead by cleaning family graves and burn offerings aimed at appeasing the dead in their afterlife. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

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A visitor burns an offering at a Chinese cemetery during Qingming Festival, on Wednesday, April 4, 2012, in Singapore. Qingming, also known as Grave Sweeping Day, is a day on which Chinese honor the dead by cleaning family graves and burn offerings aimed at appeasing the dead in their afterlife. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

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Members of the Hsu family arrange coloured papers to decorate the tomb of their ancestors in a public cemetery in Taipei during Qingming Festival, or Tomb Sweeping Day, April 4, 2012. The festival, which falls on April 4 this year, is a day for Chinese to visit the graves of ancestors to clean tombstones and burn offerings aimed at appeasing the dead in the afterlife. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang (TAIWAN - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)

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A man cleans up the tomb of his ancestors in a public cemetery in Taipei during Qingming Festival, or Tomb Sweeping Day, April 4, 2012. The festival, which falls on April 4 this year, is a day for Chinese to visit the graves of ancestors to clean tombstones and burn offerings aimed at appeasing the dead in the afterlife. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang (TAIWAN - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)

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A man fires a confetti popper as an offering for his dead relative among tombstones at a public cemetery ahead of the Qingming Festival, or Tomb-sweeping Day, in Jinjiang, Fujian province April 3, 2012. The festival, which falls on April 4 this year, is a day for the Chinese to remember and honour one's ancestors. Chinese experts have called for legislative efforts to standardize funeral services, in an attempt to regulate the country's unscrupulous funeral service providers who siphon huge profits from the relatives of the dead, Xinhua News Agency reported. Picture taken April 3, 2012. REUTERS/China Daily (CHINA - Tags: ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA

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A man walks past tombstones at a public cemetery before the Qingming Festival, or Tomb Sweeping Day, in Suining, Sichuan province April 3, 2012. The festival, which falls on April 4 this year, is a day for the Chinese to remember and honour one's ancestors. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA

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A man stands among tombstones at a public cemetery before the Qingming Festival, or Tomb-sweeping Day, in Guangzhou, Guangdong province April 3, 2012. The festival, which falls on April 4 this year, is a day for the Chinese to remember and honour one's ancestors. Chinese experts have called for legislative efforts to standardize funeral services, in an attempt to regulate the country's unscrupulous funeral service providers who siphon huge profits from the relatives of the dead, Xinhua News Agency reported. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA

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A man burns offerings in front of a tombstone of his dead relative before the annual Qingming Festival, or Tomb Sweeping Day, at a public cemetery in Hefei, Anhui province April 3, 2012. The festival, which falls on April 4 this year, is a day for the Chinese to remember and honour one's ancestors. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY)

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A woman offers prayer as she and her family members visit their family grave for Qingming Festival in Shanghai, China, Tuesday, April. 3, 2012, one day before the actual observance day. The Qingming Festival, a Chinese traditional festival also known as Pure Brightness Festival or Tomb Sweeping Day, falls on April 4 this year, the 15th day from the Spring Equinox. (AP Photo)