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In pictures: Lunar New Year celebrations around the world

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Traditional dancers perform during the opening of the temple fair for celebrating the Chinese New Year at Ditan Park, also known as the Temple of Earth, in Beijing on Jan. 30, 2014.

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A man holds burning dry grass in his mouth while spitting a flame as he performs a feat of his strength during the opening of the temple fair for the Chinese New Year celebrations at Ditan Park, also known as the Temple of Earth, in Beijing on Jan. 30, 2014.

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A man pulls ribbons from his mouth as he performs a feat of his strength during the opening of the temple fair for Chinese New Year celebrations at Ditan Park, also known as the Temple of Earth, in Beijing on Jan. 30, 2014.

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Traditional dancers perform during the opening of the temple fair for the Chinese New Year celebrations at Ditan Park, also known as the Temple of Earth, in Beijing on Jan. 30, 2014.

KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS

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A television reporter prepares for a broadcast while standing next to traditional dancers performing during the opening of the temple fair for the Chinese New Year celebrations at Ditan Park, also known as the Temple of Earth, in Beijing on Jan. 30, 2014.

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A performer dressed as a Qing dynasty emperor rides a palanquin during the opening of the temple fair for Chinese New Year celebrations at Ditan Park, also known as the Temple of Earth, in Beijing on Jan. 30, 2014.

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A performer, dressed as a Qing dynasty emperor, bows as he takes part in the re-enactment of the ancient Qing Dynasty ceremony in which emperors prayed for good harvest and fortune, during the opening of the temple fair for the Chinese New Year celebrations at Ditan Park, also known as the Temple of Earth, in Beijing on Jan. 30, 2014.

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Visitors walk past red lantern decorations at Longtan park ahead of the upcoming Chinese lunar New Year in Beijing on Jan. 29, 2014.

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Revellers walk past a flower lantern display ahead of the Chinese New Year celebrations at the Marina Bay in Singapore on Jan. 29, 2014. The Lunar New Year, which falls on Jan. 31, marks the year of the horse.

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A woman takes a photo of Chinese lanterns ahead of Chinese New Year celebrations inside a temple in Jenjarom, outside Kuala Lumpur on Jan. 29, 2014.

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Chinese Cambodian men perform a dragon dance to celebrate the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year at the Chinese Embassy in Phnom Penh on Jan. 30, 2014.

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A man uses his phone near Chinese lanterns ahead of Chinese New Year celebrations inside a temple in Jenjarom, outside Kuala Lumpur on Jan. 29, 2014.

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Revelers take photos of themselves during Chinese New Year celebrations ahead of the new year at Marina Bay in Singapore on Jan. 29, 2014.

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Chinese Cambodian men perform a Lion Dance to celebrate the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year at the Chinese Embassy in Phnom Penh on Jan. 30, 2014.

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Troupe members perform a lion dance outside a Chinese temple ahead of Chinese New Year celebrations in Jenjarom, outside Kuala Lumpur on Jan. 29, 2014.

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A monk walks near a lamp ahead of Chinese New Year celebrations inside a temple in Jenjarom, outside Kuala Lumpur on Jan. 29, 2014.

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Worshippers burn incense as they pray for health and fortune on the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year at Yonghegong Lama Temple in Beijing Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. Millions across China are celebrating the arrival of the Lunar New Year, the Year of the Horse.

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A man burns incense for good fortune on the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year at Yonghegong Lama Temple in Beijing on Jan. 31, 2014. According to the Chinese lunar calendar, the Chinese New Year, which welcomes the year of the horse, falls on Jan. 31.

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Performers pose for photographs in their lion costume backdropped by the London Eye during a photocall in London on Jan. 30, 2014. The London Eye was illuminated with red lighting Thursday evening to mark the start of the Chinese new year, the Year of the Horse, on Friday.

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A woman takes pictures of fireworks celebrating the start of the Lunar New Year in Hanoi on Jan. 31, 2014. The Lunar New Year marks the year of the horse.

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A Filipino-Chinese prays while holding incense sticks during Chinese New Year celebrations at Chinatown in Manila on Jan. 31, 2014. According to the lunar calendar, the Chinese New Year, which welcomes the year of the horse, falls on Jan. 31.

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People watch firecrackers as they celebrate the start of the Chinese New Year in Beijing early Jan. 31, 2014. According to the Chinese lunar calendar, Chinese New Year welcomes the year of the horse on Jan. 31.

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A man covers his ears after setting off firecrackers to celebrate the start of the Chinese New Year in Beijing early Jan. 31, 2014.

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