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Winter fishing event held on Chagan Lake in Northeast China
Date:2016-12-30    Source:Xinhua News Agency

Photo taken on Dec. 28, 2016 shows newly-caught fishes on the Chagan Lake in Songyuan City, northeast China's Jilin Province. Winter fishing on ice-covered Chagan Lake dates back to the Liao and Jin dynasties from 10th century to the 13th century. Today, local fishermen hold a ritual to offer a sacrifice to the lake god before they begin winter fishing. Fishermen here plan to catch 1.3 million kilograms of fish this winter. (Xinhua/Zhang Nan)

A sacrifice ceremony is held before a winter fishing event on the Chagan Lake in Songyuan City, northeast China's Jilin Province, Dec. 28, 2016. Winter fishing on ice-covered Chagan Lake dates back to the Liao and Jin dynasties from 10th century to the 13th century. Today, local fishermen hold a ritual to offer a sacrifice to the lake god before they begin winter fishing. Fishermen here plan to catch 1.3 million kilograms of fish this winter. (Xinhua/Zhang Nan)

Tourists purchase fresh fishes at an open market on the Chagan Lake in Songyuan City, northeast China's Jilin Province, Dec. 27, 2016. Winter fishing on ice-covered Chagan Lake dates back to the Liao and Jin dynasties from 10th century to the 13th century. Today, local fishermen hold a ritual to offer a sacrifice to the lake god before they begin winter fishing. Fishermen here plan to catch 1.3 million kilograms of fish this winter. (Xinhua/Zhang Nan)

Residents hold a big fish during a winter fishing event on the Chagan Lake in Songyuan City, northeast China's Jilin Province, Dec. 28, 2016. Winter fishing on ice-covered Chagan Lake dates back to the Liao and Jin dynasties from 10th century to the 13th century. Today, local fishermen hold a ritual to offer a sacrifice to the lake god before they begin winter fishing. Fishermen here plan to catch 1.3 million kilograms of fish this winter. (Xinhua/Zhang Nan)

A fisherman drags a fishing net during a winter fishing event on the Chagan Lake in Songyuan City, northeast China's Jilin Province, Dec. 28, 2016. Winter fishing on ice-covered Chagan Lake dates back to the Liao and Jin dynasties from 10th century to the 13th century. Today, local fishermen hold a ritual to offer a sacrifice to the lake god before they begin winter fishing. Fishermen here plan to catch 1.3 million kilograms of fish this winter. (Xinhua/Zhang Nan)

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