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China holds mass water battle

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Thousands of people armed with plastic water guns and buckets battled on the streets of a southwestern Chinese city Monday, drenching each other as part of an annual Buddhist-inspired festival. 

People drench each other with water in the streets of Jinghong in southwestern China's Yunnan province on April 15, 2013 as part of an annual Buddhist-inspired festival. Thousands of people armed with plastic water guns and buckets battled on the streets of a southwestern Chinese city Monday, drenching each other as part of an annual Buddhist-inspired festival.

A record of around 100,000 people were expected to take part in the event in Jinghong, a few hours drive from China's border with Myanmar.

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