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  • Chinese New Year, also known as Spring Festival, is the most important celebration in the Chinese calendar. This year it falls on Feb. 16, 2018. Each year is named after one of the 12 animals featured in the Chinese zodiac. This year it will be the Year of the Dog. <br></br>People perform the dragon dance on the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year, in Mianyang, Sichuan Province, China, Feb. 16, 2018.
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  • A performer breathes out flames to pray for peace and good luck at Temple of Marquis Wu during a sacrifice ceremony on the first day of Spring Festival, Feb. 16, 2018 in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China.
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  • Women buy grilled pigs along a street during Chinese Lunar New Year, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Feb. 15, 2018.
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  • Residents release birds at the Petak Sembilan temple, as they welcome the Chinese Lunar New Year, Feb. 16, 2017 in Jakarta, Indonesia.
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  • A Chinese lion dance troupe performs in front of a shop in Chinatown to celebrate the Lunar New Year in Yokohama, Japan, Feb. 16, 2018.
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  • People light incense to pray for happiness and good health at the Dacheng Temple, Feb. 16, 2018 in Qiqihar, China.
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  • Members of Mexico City's Chinese community perform the lion dance ahead of Chinese Lunar New Year, Year of the Dog, in Mexico City, Feb. 15, 2018.
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  • A fire-eater performs on the street in celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year, Feb. 16, 2018 at Manila's Chinatown district, Philippines.
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  • People perform the lion dance during the Chinese Lunar New Year celebration in Kolkata, India, Feb. 16, 2018.
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  • Ethnic-Chinese offer prayers and burn incense for good luck on the first day of the Lunar New Year at Sin Sze Si Ya Temple in Kuala Lumpur's Chinatown, Feb. 16, 2018, marking the start of the Year of the Dog.
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  • A fire-eater performs on a street in celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year, Feb. 16, 2018 at Manila's Chinatown district, Philippines.
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  • People watch a fireworks display to mark the Lunar New Year celebrations of the Year of the Dog at the Old Quarter, Feb. 16, 2018 in Hanoi, Vietnam.
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  • Fireworks light up the sky during a countdown welcoming the Chinese Lunar New Year in Manila, Philippines, Feb. 16, 2018.
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  • Chinese people perform the dance of the lion at the Tang Paradise Park in Xi'an, Shaanxi province, Feb. 14, 2018, in China, ahead of the coming Lunar New Year, marking the Year of the Dog.
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