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Farmers busy for early autumn harvest in the lotus pond

Updated: Aug 13,2015 3:55 PM     chinadaily.com.cn

A farmer rows in the lotus pond to pick lotus seeds in Changxing county, East China’s Zhejiang province, Aug 12, 2015. [Photo/Xinhua]

Farmers pick lotus seeds in a lotus pond in Changxing county, East China’s Zhejiang province, Aug 12, 2015. Liqiu, the Start of Autumn, not only foretells the end of the scorching summer, but also marks the approaching harvest season. It has been a tradition for farmers to pick lotus seeds in the Yangtze River Delta Area every year after Liqiu, one of the 24 solar terms that falls on Aug 8 this year. [Photo/Xinhua]

Farmers harvest lotus seeds on a boat.[Photo/Xinhua]

The Start of Autumn marks the beginning of lotus seeds picking in China.[Photo/Xinhua]

A farmer rows in the lotus pond to pick lotus seeds.[Photo/Xinhua]

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