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State-owned news agency Xinhua welcomes the spring with some photo galleries done in their usual style:

- Xinhua is keeping abreast of trends at the Portugal Fashion Fair (pictured), and enjoying the view from the rear.
- Xinhua says: "Beijing shapes itself into fashion metropolis". Yeah right.
- Here are some weird Olympic-themed swimsuits in a photo essay called Lingerie show at China Fashion Week.

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