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Old 06-24-2008, 01:36 PM   #115
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Prima Materia

The mountains of southern Sichuan in China are covered in pear trees.

Every April, they are home to a strange sight: thousands of people holding bamboo sticks with chicken feathers attached to the end, clambering among the blossom-laden branches.

Closer inspection reveals that children, parents and even grandparents are pollinating the trees by hand.
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