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  • Chinese New Year Celebrations

    Thousands of people visit a lantern festival to celebrate Chinese New Year, in Shanghai, China, Jan. 23, 2012. Falling on January 23 this year, the Chinese Lunar New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, which is based on the Lunisolar Chinese calendar, is celebrated from the first day of the first month of the lunar year and ends with Lantern Festival on the Fifteenth day.
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  • Chinese New Year Celebrations

    A Chinese young performer dressed in a dragon costume prepares to perform at a temple fair to celebrate the Lunar New Year of Dragon, Jan. 22, 2012 in Beijing, China.
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  • Chinese New Year Celebrations

    A traditional dragon dance parade is held during Chinese New Year celebrations for the Year of The Dragon at the Chinese district of Binondo, Jan. 23, 2012 in Manila, Philippines.
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  • Chinese New Year Celebrations

    A man holds incense sticks as part of Chinese New Year celebrations at the Nanshan Temple, Jan. 23, 2012 in Nantong, Jiangsu Province of China.
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  • Chinese New Year Celebrations

    Chinese Filipinos pray at the Seng Guan Temple during Chinese New Year celebrations for the Year of The Dragon at the Chinese district of Binondo, Jan. 23, 2012 in Manila, Philippines.
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  • Chinese New Year Celebrations

    Chinese Filipinos pray at the Seng Guan Temple during Chinese New Year celebrations for the Year of The Dragon at the Chinese district of Binondo, Jan. 23, 2012 in Manila, Philippines.
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  • Chinese New Year Celebrations

    Chinese Filipinos pray at the Seng Guan Temple during Chinese New Year celebrations for the Year of The Dragon at the Chinese district of Binondo, Jan. 23, 2012 in Manila, Philippines.
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  • Chinese New Year 2012: Year of the Dragon

    A worker inspects the dragon lantern decoration with energy-saving LED lights at the Fo Guang Shan Dong Zen temple in Jenjarom, some 50 kilometres Southwest of Kuala Lumpur on January 16, 2012.The Chinese Lunar New Year, the year of the dragon, falls this January 23, and will be celebrated by ethnic Chinese worldwide.
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  • Chinese New Year 2012: Year of the Dragon

    Chinese workers install red lanterns for a lantern festival in the Summer Palace in Beijing on January 16, 2011, as people celebrate the lunar Chinese New Year holidays. The world's largest annual migration of people begins in China on January 8 with millions of travellers boarding public transport to journey across the vast country for the Lunar New Year celebrations.
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  • Chinese New Year 2012: Year of the Dragon

    Photo taken on January 17, 2011 shows a vendor (C) selling lanterns for the upcoming Chinese New Year of the Dragon in Shanghai. The Lunar New Year begins on January 23 and is the begining of the Spring Festival holiday.
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  • Chinese New Year 2012: Year of the Dragon

    In this picture taken on January 17, 2011, Chinese passengers queue up to board their trains at a railway station in Hefei, east China's Anhui province as they return home for the lunar Chinese New Year holidays.
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  • Chinese New Year 2012: Year of the Dragon

    A woman dries ink on a lunar new year scroll, a traditional decoration for the Chinese new year holiday, at a stand in Taipei on January 19, 2012. The Lunar New Year will begin January 23.
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  • Chinese New Year 2012: Year of the Dragon

    Workers carry fireworks for use during the Chinese New Year, after specialty stores started selling them in Beijing on January 20, 2012.
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  • Chinese New Year 2012: Year of the Dragon

    Scuba divers perform a dragon dance at the Shanghai aquarium to celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year of the Dragon in Shanghai on January 20, 2012. The Lunar New Year falls on January 23 and is the beginning of the Spring Festival holiday.
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  • Chinese New Year 2012: Year of the Dragon

    A diver unveils a Spring Festival couplet during a show to celebrate the Chinese New Year at the Changfeng Ocean World on Jan. 18, 2012 in Shanghai, China.
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