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Thousands of Chinese wed on 9/9/9

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Thousands of couples in China got married on September 9, in the hope that tying the knot on 09/09/09 would bring longevity.

The literal translation of nine nine is long-lasting, so couples joined queues early in the morning to marry on what they believed is an auspicious date.

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