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Chinese fishermen celebrate ancient tradition on Chagan Lake

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Fishermen pull a net after about 10 hours fishing on the frozen Chagan Lake on Thursday, December 27, 2012 in Songyuan, China. Traditional winter fishing in the Chagan Lake, the biggest freshwater lake in Jilin province, kicked off on Thursday. It usually lasts about two months and has been popular for more than 1,000 years.

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Fishermen haul in a large catch in net on the frozen Chagan Lake.

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