(140603) -- AKQI COUNTY, June 3, 2014 (Xinhua) -- Local residents mourn for the late Kyrgyz epic singer Jusup Mamay during a public memorial service in Akqi County, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, June 2, 2014. Jusup Mamay, a master singer of the Kyrgyz epic "Manas", died on June 1, 2014 at the age of 97. "Manas" is among the world's longest epics, telling the legends of Kyrgyz hero Manas and his seven descendants in more than 230,000 lines. "Manas" singers, also known as Manaschis, are held in high esteem by the Kyrgyz people for their good memory and narrative skills. (Xi

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(140603) -- AKQI COUNTY, June 3, 2014 (Xinhua) -- Local residents mourn for the late Kyrgyz epic singer Jusup Mamay during a public memorial service in Akqi County, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, June 2, 2014. Jusup Mamay, a master singer of the Kyrgyz epic "Manas", died on June 1, 2014 at the age of 97. "Manas" is among the world's longest epics, telling the legends of Kyrgyz hero Manas and his seven descendants in more than 230,000 lines. "Manas" singers, also known as Manaschis, are held in high esteem by the Kyrgyz people for their good memory and narrative skills. (Xi

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