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Monday, August 26, 2013

Photos of the Day: August 26, 2013

In this Tuesday Aug. 20, 2013 photo, a Chinese opera actor waits for his performance at a makeshift theater to mark the "Hungry Ghost Festival" in Hong Kong. The Hungry Ghost Festival is celebrated during the seventh month in the Chinese lunar calendar. During the month-long festival, usually in the summer, Chinese people make offerings of food, "Hell money," and paper-made models of items such as televisions, servants and sport cars are burnt to appease the wandering spirits. It is believed that the gates of hell are opened during the month and the dead ancestors return to visit their relatives.