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Opera performance lights up bamboo theater

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A man walks by the Bamboo Theater, a 800-seat temporary theater made of bamboo to house a special series of Cantonese opera shows, in Hong Kong on Feb. 12, 2013.  Cantonese opera -- where actors wear elaborate costumes and make-up, and must be adept at elaborately choreographed martial arts as well as singing -- was recognized as "intangible cultural heritage" by UN cultural agency UNESCO in 2009.

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An actress looks on in the backstage of the Bamboo Theater.

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An actor performs at the Bamboo Theater.

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Actors perform at the Bamboo Theater.