China: Lunar New Year of the Snake

Updated On Feb 09, 2013 10:39 PM IST
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Fireworks light up the skyline of Beijing as residents celebrate the start of the Chinese New Year. (Reuters) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 09, 2013 10:39 PM IST

Fireworks light up the skyline of Beijing as residents celebrate the start of the Chinese New Year. (Reuters)

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Ethnic Cambodian Chinese community people perform a dragon dance in front of the Royal Palace ahead of Lunar New Year, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. (AP Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Ethnic Cambodian Chinese community people perform a dragon dance in front of the Royal Palace ahead of Lunar New Year, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. (AP Photo)

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The head of the dragon dance costume is seen as Chinese Cambodian men perform in celebration of the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year in front of the Royal Palace, Phnom Penh. (Reuters) View Photos in a new improved layout
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The head of the dragon dance costume is seen as Chinese Cambodian men perform in celebration of the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year in front of the Royal Palace, Phnom Penh. (Reuters)

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Chinese artists perform the lion dance during the opening ceremony of the Spring Festival Temple Fair at Ditan Park (the Temple of Earth), in Beijing. (Reuters) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Chinese artists perform the lion dance during the opening ceremony of the Spring Festival Temple Fair at Ditan Park (the Temple of Earth), in Beijing. (Reuters)

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A man holds a cobra he sells for medicine at a Chinese majority business complex in the Indonesian capital city of Jakarta, the country's minority Chinese-Indonesians prepare to celebrate the Chinese New Year. (AFP Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
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A man holds a cobra he sells for medicine at a Chinese majority business complex in the Indonesian capital city of Jakarta, the country's minority Chinese-Indonesians prepare to celebrate the Chinese New Year. (AFP Photo)

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A store owner shows snake ornaments on the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Snake, Manila. (AFP Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
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A store owner shows snake ornaments on the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Snake, Manila. (AFP Photo)

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Performers take part in a dragon dance on the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Snake, in China town in Manila. (AFP Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Performers take part in a dragon dance on the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Snake, in China town in Manila. (AFP Photo)

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Performers take part in a traditional Qing Dynasty ceremony in which emperors prayed for good fortune, during the opening of an annual fair at the Temple of Earth park in Beijing, a day before the Lunar New Year. (AFP Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Performers take part in a traditional Qing Dynasty ceremony in which emperors prayed for good fortune, during the opening of an annual fair at the Temple of Earth park in Beijing, a day before the Lunar New Year. (AFP Photo)

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A woman poses before lanterns at a temple fair in Ditan park in Beijing a day before the Lunar New Year. (AFP Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
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A woman poses before lanterns at a temple fair in Ditan park in Beijing a day before the Lunar New Year. (AFP Photo)

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A vendor waits for customers in her stall at a temple fair in Ditan park in Beijing a day before the Lunar New Year. (AFP Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
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A vendor waits for customers in her stall at a temple fair in Ditan park in Beijing a day before the Lunar New Year. (AFP Photo)

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Snake toys are displayed for sale at a temple fair to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year at Ditan Park (the Temple of Earth), in Beijing. (Reuters) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Snake toys are displayed for sale at a temple fair to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year at Ditan Park (the Temple of Earth), in Beijing. (Reuters)

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A boy touches a lion dancer as ethnic Cambodian Chinese community people perform a dragon dance in front of the Royal Palace ahead of Lunar New Year, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. (AP Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
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A boy touches a lion dancer as ethnic Cambodian Chinese community people perform a dragon dance in front of the Royal Palace ahead of Lunar New Year, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. (AP Photo)

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Ethnic Cambodian Chinese community people perform a dragon dance in front of the Royal Palace ahead of Lunar New Year, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. (AP Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Feb 09, 2013 10:39 PM IST

Ethnic Cambodian Chinese community people perform a dragon dance in front of the Royal Palace ahead of Lunar New Year, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. (AP Photo)

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