Residents line up for Shanghai's special New Year treats

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Lining up for nianhuo, or New Year goods, is just another aspect of the Spring Festival here in Shanghai.
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Local residents line up to buy nianhuo, or special merchandise sold for the Chinese New Year, at the Guangmingcun Restaurant on Huaihai Road M. yesterday. The restaurant is famous for its authentic Shanghai-style food. The queue will often stretch over 100 meters, and people will calmly wait for five to six hours before getting their treats.

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Residents check out their nianhuo after waiting for hours in line at the Guangmingcun Restaurant on Huaihai Road M. yesterday.

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This line is to buy some famous BBQ'd goose from a store on Huaihai Road M. yesterday. 

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A man rests against a phone box as he waits in line at the Guangmingcun Restaurant on Huaihai Road M. yesterday.

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An old lady eagerly checks out what's on offer at the Guangmingcun Restaurant on Huaihai Road M. yesterday.

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This food store in Xujiahui also had an eager queue yesterday.

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