Chinese honor the dead on Tomb-Sweeping Day


Millions of Chinese people took to cemeteries to honor their lost ancestors. The three-day holiday, also called Qingming, ended Monday and the amount of visitors rose by almost 4 percent from last year.

The tombs are swept and lost loved ones are given food, flowers and other offerings.

A more dangerous practice -- which Chinese authorities are trying to end, involves burning fake money and incense. Two forest rangers died in a large blaze initially started by these rituals.

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Chinese sweep pets' tombs in Beijing
Chinese sweep pets' tombs in Beijing
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