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Moon on the Loose

That's no moon! Well, maybe it is. The Mid-Autumn Festival in China coincided with typhoon season, so the forecast was for cloudy skies in many of China’s big cities. They worked around that by hanging moon lanterns and erecting models of the moon. In Fuzou, city officials used a giant inflatable moon as a centerpiece for the festival. But Typhoon Meranti has no respect for tradition.

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Winds from the typhoon, which hadn’t even reached land yet, tore the giant moon from its morning and sent it on a rampage across the city. While the moon wasn’t heavy enough to do much damage, it also wasn’t heavy enough to stay put.


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