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Moscow's Magical Chinese Lantern Festival, in Photos

Moscow’s Festival of Chinese Lanterns has begun, showing off a distinct combination of ancient Chinese traditions and modern technology. For nearly three months, visitors to Sokolniki Park will be able to to enjoy the bright lights and Chinese decorations.

Here's a look at the festival's vibrant displays:

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