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Giant dates wow visitors at Zepu Date Fest
(Tianshannet) Updated: 2011-October-19 16:32:41

On Oct. 18, two aged men compare their dates at the fourth Zepu Date Festival. (Xinhua/Du Jing)

On Oct. 18, the fourth Zepu Date Festival kicked off in Zepu county of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, which aimed to promote Zepu's date-growing industry as well as local economic development.Zepu is a date production base in Xinjiang, with an total cultivated area of high-quality dates spanning more than 13,333 hectares, 6,500 hectares of which were approved for the organic conversion product certification.

(SOURCES:People's Daily)Editor: Chengli

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