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Hong Kong celebrates the moon during Mid-Autumn Festival

People take pictures near decorative lanterns at the Mid-Autumn Festival in Hong Kong, Sept. 29, 2012. Red lanterns are hung as a symbol of good luck.

Aaron Tam / AFP - Getty Images — The Mid-Autumn Festival falls on the 15th day of the lunar new year. The festival, also known as the Moon Festival, is traditionally a time when family and friends gather in the evening to celebrate, eat moon cakes and appreciate the moon.

The moon is framed amongst decorative lights at the Mid-Autumn Festival in Hong Kong, Sept. 29.

Children play near large decorative lanterns at the Mid-Autumn Festival in Hong Kong, Sept. 29.

People walk through decorative lanterns at the Mid-Autumn Festival in Hong Kong, Sept. 29.

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