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Lunar New Year Celebrations: Year of the Dog

World | News18 | February 17, 2018, 1:11 pm
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 Exiled Tibetan Buddhist monks conduct ceremonial prayers to welcome their New Year called Losar in Dharmsala, India. (Image: AP)

Exiled Tibetan Buddhist monks conduct ceremonial prayers to welcome their New Year called Losar in Dharmsala, India. (Image: AP)

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 Temple visitors play with the lion dance troupe during its performance on the first day of Chinese Lunar New Year at a temple in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Image: AP)

Temple visitors play with the lion dance troupe during its performance on the first day of Chinese Lunar New Year at a temple in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Image: AP)

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 People pray on the first day of the Lunar New Year at the Lama Temple in Beijing. Chinese around the world celebrated the arrival of the Year of the Dog with family reunions, firecrackers and traditional food. (Image: AP)

People pray on the first day of the Lunar New Year at the Lama Temple in Beijing. Chinese around the world celebrated the arrival of the Year of the Dog with family reunions, firecrackers and traditional food. (Image: AP)

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 A fire-eater performs on the street in celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year at Manila's Chinatown district, Philippines. (Image: AP)

A fire-eater performs on the street in celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year at Manila's Chinatown district, Philippines. (Image: AP)

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 A temple visitor brings her dog on the first day of Chinese Lunar New Year at a temple in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Image: AP)

A temple visitor brings her dog on the first day of Chinese Lunar New Year at a temple in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Image: AP)

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 A vendor selling Lunar New Year decorations waits for customers at a wholesale market in Beijing. (Image: AP)

A vendor selling Lunar New Year decorations waits for customers at a wholesale market in Beijing. (Image: AP)

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 A diver dressed in Fortune God costume greets to visitors after he fed fish as part of Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations at Aquaria KLCC underwater park in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Image: AP)

A diver dressed in Fortune God costume greets to visitors after he fed fish as part of Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations at Aquaria KLCC underwater park in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Image: AP)

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 Lion dancers perform as they celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year, parading through China Town in Yokohama, near Tokyo. (Image: AP)

Lion dancers perform as they celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year, parading through China Town in Yokohama, near Tokyo. (Image: AP)

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 Colorful stuffed toy puppies are sold in Manila's Chinatown district as Filipinos celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year in Manila, Philippines. (Image: AP)

Colorful stuffed toy puppies are sold in Manila's Chinatown district as Filipinos celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year in Manila, Philippines. (Image: AP)

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 A father tosses his son in the air as Filipinos gather at Manila's Chinatown district, Philippines in celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year. (Image: AP)

A father tosses his son in the air as Filipinos gather at Manila's Chinatown district, Philippines in celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year. (Image: AP)

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 A traditional dragon dance is performed in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. (Image: AP)

A traditional dragon dance is performed in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. (Image: AP)

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 A man carries his child under traditional Chinese lanterns on the first day of Chinese Lunar New Year at a temple in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Image: AP)

A man carries his child under traditional Chinese lanterns on the first day of Chinese Lunar New Year at a temple in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Image: AP)

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 A fire-eater performs on the street in celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year at Manila's Chinatown district, Philippines. (Image: AP)

A fire-eater performs on the street in celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year at Manila's Chinatown district, Philippines. (Image: AP)

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 People pray on the first day of the Lunar New Year at the Lama Temple in Beijing. (Image: AP)

People pray on the first day of the Lunar New Year at the Lama Temple in Beijing. (Image: AP)

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 People walk past Chinese New Year decorations at a New Year market in Hong Kong's Victoria Park. (Image: AP)

People walk past Chinese New Year decorations at a New Year market in Hong Kong's Victoria Park. (Image: AP)

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 A woman places incense sticks during celebrations of the Lunar New Year at a temple in Bali, Indonesia. (Image: AP)

A woman places incense sticks during celebrations of the Lunar New Year at a temple in Bali, Indonesia. (Image: AP)

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 Exiled Tibetan artistes perform a ceremonial sword dance to welcome their New Year called Losar in Dharmsala, India. (Image: AP)

Exiled Tibetan artistes perform a ceremonial sword dance to welcome their New Year called Losar in Dharmsala, India. (Image: AP)

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 An Indonesian ethnic Chinese man prays during the celebration of Lunar New Year at a temple in the China Town in Jakarta, Indonesia. (Image: AP)

An Indonesian ethnic Chinese man prays during the celebration of Lunar New Year at a temple in the China Town in Jakarta, Indonesia. (Image: AP)

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 North Korean refugees and their family members pray for their ancestors in North Korea as they visit to celebrate the Lunar New Year at the Imjingak Pavilion, near the demilitarized zone of Panmunjom, in Paju, South Korea. (Image: AP)

North Korean refugees and their family members pray for their ancestors in North Korea as they visit to celebrate the Lunar New Year at the Imjingak Pavilion, near the demilitarized zone of Panmunjom, in Paju, South Korea. (Image: AP)

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 Indonesian ethnic Chinese light incense sticks during the celebration of Lunar New Year at a temple in the China Town in Jakarta, Indonesia. (Image: AP)

Indonesian ethnic Chinese light incense sticks during the celebration of Lunar New Year at a temple in the China Town in Jakarta, Indonesia. (Image: AP)

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 Folk artists perform a lion dance at Taierzhuang Ancient Town scenic area in Zaozhuang, Shandong province, China. (Image: Reuters)

Folk artists perform a lion dance at Taierzhuang Ancient Town scenic area in Zaozhuang, Shandong province, China. (Image: Reuters)

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 A man takes pictures of trees decorated for Spring Festival at Ditan Park in Beijing, China. (Image: Reuters)

A man takes pictures of trees decorated for Spring Festival at Ditan Park in Beijing, China. (Image: Reuters)

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 Men perform the lions dance in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. (Image: Reuters)

Men perform the lions dance in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. (Image: Reuters)

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 A woman draws

A woman draws "Fai Chun", or Chinese New Year, couplets of the Dog, at a market in Taipei, Taiwan. (Image: Reuters)

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 A man prepares lanterns and decorations for sale at a market in central Phnom Penh, Cambodia. (Image: Reuters)

A man prepares lanterns and decorations for sale at a market in central Phnom Penh, Cambodia. (Image: Reuters)

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 A giant dog lantern decoration is seen in Yu Yuan Garden in Shanghai, China. (Image: Reuters)

A giant dog lantern decoration is seen in Yu Yuan Garden in Shanghai, China. (Image: Reuters)

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 People walk past lantern decorations in Yu Yuan Garden in Shanghai, China. (Image: Reuters)

People walk past lantern decorations in Yu Yuan Garden in Shanghai, China. (Image: Reuters)

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 Men perform a dragon dance in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. (Image: Reuters)

Men perform a dragon dance in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. (Image: Reuters)

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 People visit lantern decorations in Yu Yuan Garden in Shanghai, China. (Image: AP)

People visit lantern decorations in Yu Yuan Garden in Shanghai, China. (Image: AP)

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 A Thai worker decorates lanterns for celebrations of Chinese New Year at the Leng Nuei Yee Chinese temple in Bangkok, Thailand. (Image: AP)

A Thai worker decorates lanterns for celebrations of Chinese New Year at the Leng Nuei Yee Chinese temple in Bangkok, Thailand. (Image: AP)

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 An ethnic Chinese Thai places candles after praying at the Leng Nuei Yee Chinese temple in Bangkok, Thailand. (Image: AP)

An ethnic Chinese Thai places candles after praying at the Leng Nuei Yee Chinese temple in Bangkok, Thailand. (Image: AP)