Chinese New Year celebrations
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An ethnic Chinese man lights a joss stick on the eve of the Lunar New Year at a temple in Kajang, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Azhar Rahim / European Pressphoto Agency)
Fireworks in Beijing herald the arrival of the Year of Goat.  (Lintao Zhang / Getty Images)
An Indonesian Chinese man lights candles during Chinese New Year celebrations at a temple in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. (Hotli Simanjuntak / European Pressphoto Agency)
Worshipers burn incense and pray at Wong Tai Sin Temple on the first day of the Lunar New Year holiday in Hong Kong.  (Anthony Kwan / Getty Images)
A devotee lights incense sticks as he prays during Chinese New Year celebrations at Hong San Ko Tee temple in Surabaya, Indonesia.  (Robertus Pudyanto / Getty Images)
Chinese folk artists perform during the opening ceremony of the Spring Festival Temple Fair at the Temple of Earth park in Beijing, China.  (Lintao Zhang / Getty Images)
Ethnic Chinese burn joss sticks to celebrate the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year at the Hea Tek Tunk Chinese Temple in Bangkok, Thailand. (Sakchai Lalit / Associated Press)
Chinese performers participate in a lion dance during the opening of Ditan Temple Fair on the Lunar New Year’s Eve in Beijing, China. (Andy Wong / Associated Press)
Performers take part in a re-creation of a sacrifice ceremony at the Altar of the Earth, in Ditan Park, on the eve of the Lunar New Year in Beijing, on Feb. 18. (Greg Baker / AFP/Getty Images)
A young couple visit the Taoist temple Hsian Seh Gong in Sanchung, New Taipei City, Taiwan, on Feb. 18, the eve of the Chinese New Year holidays, also called Spring Festival. (David Chang / EPA)
Dolls dressed in traditional Chinese costume welcome customers at a store selling Chinese New Year decorations in Singapore.  (Wong Maye-E / Associated Press)
Devotees offer incense sticks on the eve of the Chinese New Year at the Lungshan Temple in Taipei, Taiwan. (Wally Santana / Associated Press)
A devotee prays on the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year at the Lungshan Temple in Taipei, Taiwan. (Wally Santana / Associated Press)
Lanterns in the shape of the Terracotta Warriors are on display during a Chinese New Year 2015 celebration at Lasipalatsi Square in Helsinki, Finland. (Kimmo Brandt / EPA)
A girl plays with one of the Guangdong lions on the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year in Bangkok, Thailand, on Feb. 18. (Ritchie B. Tongo / EPA)
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