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Tomb Sweeping Day

A woman offers prayer as she and her family members visit their family grave for Qingming Festival in Shanghai, China, Tuesday, April. 3, 2012, one day before the actual observance day. The Qingming Festival, a Chinese traditional festival also known as Pure Brightness Festival or Tomb Sweeping Day, falls on April 4 this year, the 15th day from the Spring Equinox. (AP Photo)

China honors ancestors on Tomb Sweeping Day

The Qingming Festival, or Tomb-sweeping Day, was marked on Apr. 4 across China. The festival pays respects to the deceased by cleaning and repairing of tombs.