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STORY: COLOR PHOTOS FOR GIANT PANDASDATELINE: Jan. 19, 2012LENGTH: 0:01:38LOCATION: Chengdu CATEGORY: CULTUREINTROGiant pandas have two wishes, one is to remove shadows around its eyes, and another is to snap color photos.This is a widely circulated joke about the panda bear, one of China's national treasures.But now as the lunar Chinese New Year draws near, pandas at a major breeding center in the southwest of the country might be fulfilling at least one of the dreams.Let's take a look.PKGThe black-and-white bears are one of China's most treasured animals.Some have joked that one of the most earnest wishes of the giant pandas will be to snap a colored picture.Now, at the Breeding and Research Base in Chengdu, staff members are helping the prized bears realize their dream.One giant panda, "Abao", named after the bear in "Kong Fu Panda", posted a picture online on Wednesday.It says it would like its online friends to help fulfil a new year wish -- designing a color picture for him.SOUND Powered by Producer : Xinhua News Agency

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