Yi ethnic group celebrites Torch Festival

Yi ethnic girls set alight torches during the Torch Festival in Butuo County, southwest China’s Sichuan Province, July 20, 2012. The Torch Festival falls around the 24th day of the sixth Chinese lunar month in Butuo County, the birthplace of the Chinese Yi Torch Festival. During the festival, people of the Yi ethnic group gather together and participate in various activities, such as sheep and bull fighting, beauty contests and horse racing.