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Grannies in southern Vietnam perform lion dances for over 30 years

Wednesday, March 04, 2015, 17:19 GMT+7

Over a dozen elderly women, including octogenarians, in a Mekong Delta province have incorporated their wartime toughness into their lion dance performances over the past three decades.

Two lions shook their heads, wagged their tails, and danced to the boisterous drum beats before making a technically demanding maneuver.

The dancers, who are just as agile and supple as those in their prime, turned out to be elderly women, including those in their 70s and 80s, who already have grandchildren and even great-grandchildren.

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