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Chinese communities celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon or lantern festival, marking the end of harvest and the fullest Moon of the year.
Brightly lit lanterns are hung in Hong Kong to celebrate the Mid-Autumn festival, which happens on the 15th day of the eight month in the Lunar calendar.
It is celebrated in places like China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Vietnam and Taiwan, where a strong Chinese community is present.
This student in Beijing was eating a moon cake, a lotus paste cake representing a full circle of completeness and unity which are traditionally shared during the festival.
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Even this monkey in Qingdao got to have his share of cake, though this may be a different take on the traditional moon cake which contains a salted duck egg yolk and a baked pastry crust
Traditional paper lanterns, which come in all shapes and sizes, are an important symbol of the festival, seen here in Hanoi, Vietnam.
In Vietnam the festival is also known as Trung Thu. Children commonly join streets parades, carrying lanterns and wearing masks.GETTY IMAGES
The Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance team in Hong Kong performs a century-long tradition of waving incense-lit, straw-filled dragons to bring blessings to onlookers.