07 October 2008

Old Men Festival

Senior citizens give a performance of the 'Thousand-hand Goddess of Mercy' to celebrate this year's Chongyang Festival, also known as the "Old Men Festival," in Chengdu, China. According to state media, China is moving towards an older society. The country currently has over 140 million elderly citizens, and the figure will keep growing at an annual rate of about 3.2 percent in the next 50 years.

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