Love of mooncakes among highlights of China's Mid-Autumn Festival

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As China's traditional Mid-Autumn Festival approaches, people nationwide choose to celebrate the holiday in different ways, but there's always the famous mooncake.
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As China's traditional Mid-Autumn Festival approaches, people nationwide choose to celebrate the holiday in different ways, but there's always the famous mooncake.

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Chefs arrange baked mooncakes during a mooncake making contest of the China Skills Competition 2018 in east China's Shanghai, on September 20, 2018. More than 30 contestants from local bakeries and vocational schools participated in the contest. Mooncakes are a popular food in celebrations of the traditional Mid-Autumn Festival, which falls on the 15th day of the eighth month of the Chinese lunar calendar, or September 24 this year. 

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A chef puts mooncakes into the oven during a mooncake making contest of the China Skills Competition 2018 in east China's Shanghai, on September 20, 2018. More than 30 contestants from local bakeries and vocational schools participated in the contest. 

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Children and parents of various ethnic groups take part in an event to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival at a kindergarten in Hongqiao Township of Changxing County, east China's Zhejiang Province, on September 20, 2018.

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Children and parents of various ethnic groups take part in an event to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival at a kindergarten in Hongqiao Township of Changxing County, east China's Zhejiang Province, on September 20, 2018.

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Pastry chef Wang Lianying (left) introduces the technique of making a mooncake to a local resident in a community in Linyi, east China's Shandong Province, on September 20, 2018. 

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Foreigners make mooncakes with their Chinese colleagues at a store in Nanxun Ancient Village in Huzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province, on September 19, 2018. 

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Residents make mooncakes in Taizhou, east China's Zhejiang Province, on September 19, 2018. 

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People buy mooncakes at a store in Bengbu, east China's Anhui Province, on September 18, 2018.

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