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Chinese farmers show off wild and crazy watermelons

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Watermelons are bound up so that they can be cultivated into a 'hulu' shape at a watermelon plantation during the Watermelon Festival in Daxing district on the outskirts of Beijing. The Watermelon Festival runs from 25 May to 01 June.

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Chinese farmer Li Feng Chun shows his entry for the 'King of Watermelon' that weights more than 50 kilograms during a watermelon competition at the Watermelon Festival in Daxing district on the outskirts of Beijing on Friday.

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A watermelon with patterns of dragons and clouds molded onto its skin is on waiting to be judged during a watermelon competition at the Watermelon Festival in Daxing district on the outskirts of Beijing.

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Visitors walk in a watermelon themed exhibition hall at the Lao Song Melon Garden during the Watermelon Festival in Daxing district on the outskirts of Beijing.

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