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Cities Across China Dazzled To Celebrate National Day

Cities across China have lit up their famous landmarks and buildings in recent days to celebrate the upcoming 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.

In the capital city of Beijing, starting Wednesday, many landmarks, including the National Stadium, the National Aquatics Center, the Great Wall, were lit up with slogans and images that show the people's love and wishes for the motherland.

Image: CCTV

The city of Harbin in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province also put up a spectacular light show featuring images of landmark structures of the city, such as the Songpu Bridge, the Central Street, the Memorial Tower of Fighting Against the Floods of Songhua River and its Opera House.

In Tianjin, streets and buildings along the river bank are also decorated with colorful lights for the National Day.

In the northern province of Hebei, the city of Shijiazhuang is staging a series of light shows. Blessing words such as "Long live our motherland" are flashing on digital screens of buildings in the downtown area.

In Jinan City, capital of east China's Shandong Province, 923 buildings were lit up by LED lights.

Aerial shots of light show on pagoda, park. Image: CCTV

Illuminated by colorful lights, the ancient water town of Sanhe in east China's Anhui Province presented a magnificent night view of traditional culture, welcoming tourists from all over the country during the National Day holidays.

A light show also illuminated buildings along the coast of Xiamen in east China's Fujian Province on Thursday night.

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In southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, a light show focusing on its distinctive karst landforms, mountains, forests, caves and springs, turned the city into a magic land.

. Aerial shots of light show at Badaling Great Wall. Image CCTV

Colorful lights and a chorus of songs created a festive atmosphere in Lhasa City of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region on Friday night.

The Potala Palace, one of the most famous landmarks in the city, was majestic as striking beams of light illuminated the centuries-old fortress on top of the Red Hill.

A light show on Wednesday night comprising of many different elements, figures of skiers and mountain climbers reflected the vigor and vitality of Urumqi city, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.