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An ethnic ChineseMalaysian arrives at TheanHock Keong temple,popularly known as SnakeTemple, ahead of theChinese New Yearcelebrations in Klangoutside Kuala LumpurFebruary 5, 2013. Click to continue
Click to continueWorshippers burn incense to pray for good fortune on the first day of Lunar New Year at Dafotemple in Chongqing, China on February 10, 2013.
Passengers gather in the waiting room at Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station in Shanghaion February 2, 2013. The 40-day Spring Festival travel rush is expected to accommodateabout 3.41 billion travelers nationwide during the holiday, including 225 million railwaypassengers. (Wu Hong/EPA) # Click to continue
A woman wearing a panda costume rides her train back to Cangzhou in Hefei from Beijing.(Stringer/AFP/Getty Images) # Click to continue
Elderly residents from the nearby Kreta Ayer district toss "Yu Sheng" (raw fishsalad) ahead of the Lunar New Year at a restaurant in Chinatown in Singaporeon February 1, 2013. (Edgar Su/Reuters) #
A genetically modified and auspicious white snake is displayed at the altar at the the Temple ofWhite Snakes in Taoyuan county in Taiwan on January 9, 2013, ahead of Lunar New Year.(Wally Santana/Associated Press) # Click to continue
Performers with a 238-meter-long golden dragon dance during Lunar New Year inMacau on February 10, 2013. (Carmo Correia/EPA) #
Banh chung or Rice cakes are gathered before boiling in Tranh Khuc village in suburban Hanoi onFebruary 6, 2013. Banh chung is a traditional Vietnamese cake which is made from rice, bean, porkand other ingredients. Having Banh chung during Tet or Vietnamese traditional Lunar New Year isconsidered an essential. (Luong Thai Linh/EPA) #
Dancers from the Jin Ling Dance School perform in celebration of Lunar New Year before anNBA basketball game between the Washington Wizards and the Brooklyn Nets on February 8,2013 in Washington. (Alex Brandon/Associated Press) # Click to continue
Performers take part in a dragon dance at the Philippine Stock Exchange to mark the start ofthe first day of trading in the Lunar New Year in Manila on February 11, 2013. (JayDirecto/AFP/Getty Images) #
A man exits a shop selling Lunar New Year decorations in Hong Kong on February 5, 2013.(Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)
Worshippers gather at Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple on Lunar New Year to offer prayersand place joss sticks on February 10, 2013 in Singapore. (Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images) #
Shops sell lanterns and ornaments for the upcoming Lunar New Year in Yangon,Myanmar on January 31, 2013. (Lynn Bo Bo/EPA) #
Villagers place dried squid to be roasted over a burning straw bale during a winter festival inKitakami village, Niigata prefecture, Japan on February 3, 2013. For the Japanese, earlyFebruary marks the beginning of spring according to the lunar calendar. (Everett KennedyBrown/EPA) #
Workers clean a Buddha statue in preparation for the upcoming Lunar New Year at Satya BuddhaVisudhi Marga temple in Medan, North Sumatra province, Indonesia on February 5, 2013. (DediSahputra/EPA) #
Cambodians buy Lunar New Year items at a street market in Phnom Penh, Cambodia onFebruary 8, 2013. (Mak Remissa/EPA) #
Dominicans launch lanterns at Guibia beach, Santo Domingo on February 8, 2013 inpreparation for Lunar New Year. (Orlando Barria/EPA) #
A performer during the Lunar New Year parade in central London on February 10, 2013. (Tal Cohen/EPA) #
Folk artists prepare to perform during the opening ceremony of the Spring Festival Temple Fair atDragon Lake Park on February 9, 2013 in Beijing. (Lintao Zhang/Getty Images) #
An Indonesian man of Chinese descent holds up a bottle of oil as an offering, as he and otherspray in the smoke-filled Vihara Dharma Bhakti temple on the first day of Lunar New year onFebruary 10, 2013 in Jakarta. (Ed Wray/Getty Images) #
A diver performs a dragon dance during Lunar New Year at Beijing Aquarium on February 10,2013 in Beijing. (Feng Li/Getty Images) #
A performer takes part in the Lunar New Year celebrations at Liberdade district in SaoPaulo, Brazil on February 2, 2013. (Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images) #
Decorations hang for sale in the street for Tet celebrations at a market in downtown Hanoion February 5, 2013. (Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP/Getty Images) #
Travelers sleep on their seats on the train from Guangzhou to Changchun to return home for SpringFestival on January 28, 2013. (Stringer/AFP/Getty Images) #
A worshipper burns incense while offering prayers at the Yong He Gong temple in Beijingon February 8, 2013. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images) #
People light a sky lanternin St. Petersburg onFebruary 9, 2013 duringLunar New Yearcelebrations on February10. (OlgaMaltseva/AFP/GettyImages) #
Performers dance during a parade in front of Paris City Hall on February 10, 2013 to celebrateLunar New Year. (Mehdi Fedouach/AFP/Getty Images) #
Visitors admire the illuminations during the Zigong International Lantern Festival before LunarNew Year celebrations in Zigong, China on February 3, 2013. (Associated Press) #
An ethnic Tibetan couple prostrates as they pray during Tibetan new year at the Labrang Monasteryin Xiahe county, Gansu Province, China on February 11, 2013. (Carlos Barria/Reuters) #
A man wipes the tears of his partner as they prepare to take trains back to their homes outside theBeijing West Railway Station on February 3, 2013. (Jason Lee/Reuters) #
Barbers shave villagers ahead of the Lunar New Year at a market in Juancheng in ChinasShandong province on February 8, 2013. (Stringer/Reuters) #
A performer inserts a live snake through his nose and mouth during a performance at the DitanTemple Fair celebrating Lunar New Year in Beijing on February 11, 2013. (Petar Kujundzic/Reuters) #
Fireworks illuminate the skyline during Lunar New Year on February 9, 2013 in Beijing. (Feng Li/GettyImages) #
Men light fireworks as residents celebrate the start of Lunar New Year in Shanghai on February 9,2013. (Carlos Barria/Reuters) #
Photographers take pictures during fireworks over Victoria Harborcelebrating Lunar New Year in Hong Kong on February 11, 2013.(Tyrone Siu/Reuters) #
Fireworks explode overKek Lok Si temple aspart of the upcomingLunar New Yearcelebrations on PenangIsland, Malaysia. (GaryChuah/AssociatedPress) #
Villagers over 70 years old practice "Yang Ge", a type of Chinese folk dance for the upcomingLunar New Year in Ruicheng, Shanxi province, China on January 19, 2013. (ChinaDaily/Reuters)#
Lunar New Year decorations are displayed on a window at a shopping mall in Hong Kong onFebruary 3, 2013. (Vincent Yu/Associated Press)#
A worker carries circle incense sticks prepared for Lunar New Year celebrations in Tangerangon the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia on February 4, 2013. (Achmad Ibrahim/AssociatedPress)#
A woman originally from North Korea looks north after a memorial service for her North Koreanancestors near the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas in Paju, South Korea onFebruary 10, 2013, on the occasion of Seolnal, the Korean Lunar New Years day. (Lee Jae-Won/Reuters)#
North Korean girls join a traditional maypole ribbon dance at PyongyangsKim Il Sung Square to celebrate the Lunar New Year on February 10, 2013.(Jon Chol Jin/Associated Press)#
Restaurant workers stop to watch performers celebrating the Lunar New Year as theypass by the restaurant in Chinatown in Lima, Peru on February 9, 2013. (KarelNavarro/Associated Press)#
Dancers rest before resuming a dragon dance performance to celebrate Lunar New Year inManilas Chinatown on February 10, 2013. (Cheryl Ravelo/Reuters)#
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Students wearing lion dance costumes perform ahead ofA young girl is seen at the Yan Wo temple during Chinese Lunar New Lunar New Year celebrations in Manilas ChinatownYear celebrations at Chinatown in Panama City February 11, 2013. February 8, 2013.REUTERS/Carlos Jasso A snake lantern is seen among other Chinese New Year decorations at Yuyuan Garden in downtown Shanghai February 4, 2013.Shop assistants hold stuffed snake toys ahead of Lunar New Yearcelebrations at Victoria Park in Hong Kong February 4, 2013.
48Sentosa Island staff volunteers work on a 100m (328 feet) long sand snake People walk past a Chinese decorative drum with a paper-cutting of a snakesculpture, entitled Glittering Snake Trail by Singaporean sand sculptor ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations at Ditan Park (the Temple ofJOOheng Tan, during a media preview of the Sentosa Flowers festival onSingapores Sentosa Island February 4, 2013. Earth) in Beijing February 4, 2013.Lee An ethnic Chinese Malaysian walks past a window decorated with a dragon sculpture at Thean Hock Keong temple, popularly known as Snake Temple, ahead of the Chinese New Year celebrations in Klang outside Kuala Lumpur February 5, 2013. A worker hangs red lanterns used for decoration ahead of Chinese February 13, 2013 Lunar New Year celebrations in a park in Beijing, February 6, 2013.
A man holds a plastic flower as a temple is decorated ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations in Bangkoks Chinatown February 8, 2013.
55A man prays in a temple before the Lunar New Year in Makassar in People burn incense to pray for good fortune on the first day of the Chinesethe Indonesias South Sulawesi province February 9, 2013. Lunar New Year at Yonghegong Lama Temple, in Beijing February 10, 2013. A girl covers her ears while fireworks explode during a lion dance Traders offers a gift to a student wearing a traditional lion costume during February 13, 2013 performance to celebrate Chinese New Year in downtown Lima Chinese New Year celebrations inside the trading floor of the Philippine Stock February 10, 2013. Exchange at financial district of Makati city, metro Manila February 11, 2013.
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