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1,057th anniv. of Mazu's birthday marked in SE China's Fujian

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Performers attend a ceremony marking the 1,057th anniversary of Mazu's birthday in Putian, southeast China's Fujian Province, April 19, 2017. Mazu is named after a woman in Song Dynasty (960-1279) who was able to forecast the weather at sea and was later deified as a goddess of the sea. Mazu belief has been prevalent in Fujian for hundreds of years. (Xinhua/Zhang Guojun)

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