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    Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival 2015

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     nealmoore was invited by some friends to the annual Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival, which lit up the night sky there in Taiwan. 'The sky was clear and the scene was festive as thousands of onlookers snapped photos and crowded around a cordoned off area to witness the launch of the lanterns. Before the launch, local leaders spoke in Chinese and English, wishing the world well, the stated topic of the festival this year “Peace, Love and Hope”. '
    - hhanks, CNN iReport producer

    PINGXI, Taiwan: In the scenic mountains above Taipei, a 12-foot tall hot air balloon shaped lantern was released into the night sky.

     

    The special lantern was joined by approximately 60 smaller lanterns, bearing people's well-wishes for Year of the Goat.

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