Birth anniversary of Confucius celebrated

A DANCE performance was held on Tuesday during a ceremony to mark the 2,255th anniversary of the birth of Confucius at the Temple of Confucius in his hometown, Qufu, in East China's Shandong province.  

More than 3,000 people from home and abroad attended the public memorial service, the first official public memorial service for the world-renowned scholar and ethicist since the foundation of the Republic of China in 1949.  

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