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In Pictures: Buddhists ring in the Year of the Snake

Scenes from the International Buddhist Temple in Richmond, B.C.

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Worshippers congregate at Richmond’s International Buddhist Temple on Feb. 9, 2013, to ring in the Year of the Snake.

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Just after midnight, prayers for a happy and prosperous new year were said with with joss sticks (incense sticks).

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A worshipper sticks joss sticks in cauldron. The Year of the Snake was celebrated by Chinese the world over this weekend.

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