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Burning Paper Gadgets for Ancestors 

Shanghai Daily reports:

Paper-made Apple products have become a fad during this year’s Qingming Festival, a time for the Chinese to sweep the tombs of their ancestors and burn offerings that are supposed to reach the dead in the other world.

A high-quality paper iPhone 4 and iPad 2 complete with an earphone and a battery charger cost up to a hundred yuan and more, the Beijing Morning Post reported today.

Some customers say they burn the paper gadgets to “let the dead relatives feel the development of the society,” the report said.

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