DRAGON STAMP SALES

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STORY: DRAGON STAMP SALESDATELINE: Jan. 6, 2012LENGTH: 0:02:12LOCATION: BeijingCATEGORY: CULTUREINTROThe year 2012 is the Year of Dragon according to Chinese lunar calendar.China's post service started to sell a special dragon stamp collection on Thursday to mark the lunar year, which starts on Jan. 23.Despite the controversy surrounding the stamps prior to its sales, the set of dragon stamps were sold out on the first day of its release in the capital Beijing.World News takes a look.PKGThe stamp for the Year of Dragon is the third set of its kind issued by China Post since the founding of new China in 1949.Its design resembles China's first stamp in 1878, which was released during the Qing Dynasty when the country was still ruled by an emperor.After China Post unveiled the design of the latest set of dragon stamps, the image of the legendary creature aroused a debate among the public. SOUNDBITE: "I think the dragon on the stamp looks too ferocious. I don't think the design matches our
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