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By: Catie Leary on Dec. 31, 2009, 8:23 a.m.
The winter solstice, dumpling-style

Photo: Xinhua Wire/ZUMA Press

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Winter solstice, dumpling-style

Workers busily make dumplings at a restaurant on Dec. 21 in Shenyang, China. The winter solstice is regarded as one of the year's most important holidays. During the day, people traditionally eat dumplings, which symbolize reunion.