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Lunar New Year 2019 Celebrations Around the World

World | Associated Press | February 5, 2019, 1:30 pm
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 A woman holds sticks of incense as she prays at the Lama Temple in Beijing on Feb. 5, 2019. Chinese people are celebrating the first day of the Lunar New Year, the Year of the Pig on the Chinese zodiac. (Image: AP)

A woman holds sticks of incense as she prays at the Lama Temple in Beijing on Feb. 5, 2019. Chinese people are celebrating the first day of the Lunar New Year, the Year of the Pig on the Chinese zodiac. (Image: AP)

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 A performer dressed as an emperor participates in a Qing Dynasty ceremony in which emperors prayed for good harvest and fortune at a temple fair in Ditan Park in Beijing. (Image: AP)

A performer dressed as an emperor participates in a Qing Dynasty ceremony in which emperors prayed for good harvest and fortune at a temple fair in Ditan Park in Beijing. (Image: AP)

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 Tibetan Buddhist monks carry ritual offerings during a special ceremony to usher in the Tibetan New Year or Losar, in Dharmsala. (Image: AP)

Tibetan Buddhist monks carry ritual offerings during a special ceremony to usher in the Tibetan New Year or Losar, in Dharmsala. (Image: AP)

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 People bow in front of statues of North Korean late leaders, Kim Il Sung and his son Kim Jong Il, after laying bouquets of flowers in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Lunar New Year's Day. The lunar Year of the Pig is celebrated around Asia. (Image: AP)

People bow in front of statues of North Korean late leaders, Kim Il Sung and his son Kim Jong Il, after laying bouquets of flowers in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Lunar New Year's Day. The lunar Year of the Pig is celebrated around Asia. (Image: AP)

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 A Malaysian ethnic Chinese burns joss sticks as he prays at a temple in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Image: AP)

A Malaysian ethnic Chinese burns joss sticks as he prays at a temple in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Image: AP)

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 Dragon dances and other colorful festivities take place during the traditional new year celebrations in the Chinatown area of Yangon, Myanmar. (Image: AP)

Dragon dances and other colorful festivities take place during the traditional new year celebrations in the Chinatown area of Yangon, Myanmar. (Image: AP)

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 A performer dressed as an emperor participates in a Qing Dynasty ceremony in which emperors prayed for good harvest and fortune at a temple fair at Ditan Park in Beijing. (Image: AP)

A performer dressed as an emperor participates in a Qing Dynasty ceremony in which emperors prayed for good harvest and fortune at a temple fair at Ditan Park in Beijing. (Image: AP)

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 A fire-eater performs during celebrations of the Lunar New Year in Manila, Philippines. This year is the Year of the Earth Pig in the Chinese Lunar calendar and is supposed to represent abundance, diligence and generosity. (Image: AP)

A fire-eater performs during celebrations of the Lunar New Year in Manila, Philippines. This year is the Year of the Earth Pig in the Chinese Lunar calendar and is supposed to represent abundance, diligence and generosity. (Image: AP)

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 Tibetan Buddhist monks blow horns during a special prayer ceremony to usher in the Tibetan New Year or Losar, in Dharmsala. (Image: AP)

Tibetan Buddhist monks blow horns during a special prayer ceremony to usher in the Tibetan New Year or Losar, in Dharmsala. (Image: AP)

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 Performers on stilts watch a drum performance at Ditan Park in Beijing. (Image: AP)

Performers on stilts watch a drum performance at Ditan Park in Beijing. (Image: AP)

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 Performers stand during a Qing Dynasty ceremony in which emperors prayed for good harvest and fortune at a temple fair at Ditan Park in Beijing. (Image: AP)

Performers stand during a Qing Dynasty ceremony in which emperors prayed for good harvest and fortune at a temple fair at Ditan Park in Beijing. (Image: AP)

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 Children in animal hats pose in front of a giant pig installation for the Lunar New Year in Hong Kong. (Image: AFP)

Children in animal hats pose in front of a giant pig installation for the Lunar New Year in Hong Kong. (Image: AFP)

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 An Indonesian ethnic Chinese woman prays during the celebration of the Lunar New Year at a temple in Indonesia. (Image: AP)

An Indonesian ethnic Chinese woman prays during the celebration of the Lunar New Year at a temple in Indonesia. (Image: AP)

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 People bow in front of statues of North Korean late leaders, Kim Il Sung and his son Kim Jong Il, after laying bouquets of flowers in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Lunar New Year's Day. (Image: AP)

People bow in front of statues of North Korean late leaders, Kim Il Sung and his son Kim Jong Il, after laying bouquets of flowers in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Lunar New Year's Day. (Image: AP)

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 Participants take part in a flame-breathing lion dance during the Lunar New Year celebrations in Yangon, Myanmar. (Image: AP)

Participants take part in a flame-breathing lion dance during the Lunar New Year celebrations in Yangon, Myanmar. (Image: AP)

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 Yangon Region Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein and China's Ambassador Hong Liang place their hands on a plasma globe during the opening ceremony of the Lunar New Year in Yangon, Myanmar. (Image: AP)

Yangon Region Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein and China's Ambassador Hong Liang place their hands on a plasma globe during the opening ceremony of the Lunar New Year in Yangon, Myanmar. (Image: AP)

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 Spectators watch a Qing Dynasty ceremony in which emperors prayed for good harvest and fortune at a temple fair at Ditan Park in Beijing. (Image: AP)

Spectators watch a Qing Dynasty ceremony in which emperors prayed for good harvest and fortune at a temple fair at Ditan Park in Beijing. (Image: AP)

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 Performers stand during a Qing Dynasty ceremony in which emperors prayed for good harvest and fortune at a temple fair at Ditan Park in Beijing. (Image: AP)

Performers stand during a Qing Dynasty ceremony in which emperors prayed for good harvest and fortune at a temple fair at Ditan Park in Beijing. (Image: AP)

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 An Indonesian ethnic Chinese woman holds incense sticks as she pray during the celebration of the Lunar New Year at a temple on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia. (Image: AP)

An Indonesian ethnic Chinese woman holds incense sticks as she pray during the celebration of the Lunar New Year at a temple on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia. (Image: AP)

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 Multiple dragon dances take part in Lunar New Year celebrations in the Chinatown area of Yangon, Myanmar. (Image: AP)

Multiple dragon dances take part in Lunar New Year celebrations in the Chinatown area of Yangon, Myanmar. (Image: AP)

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 South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon and officers celebrate the Lunar New Year in Paju, South Korea. (Image: AP)

South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon and officers celebrate the Lunar New Year in Paju, South Korea. (Image: AP)

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 Lion Daces and other colorful festivities take place during the traditional Lunar New year celebrations in Yangon, Myanmar. (Image: AP)

Lion Daces and other colorful festivities take place during the traditional Lunar New year celebrations in Yangon, Myanmar. (Image: AP)

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 A young girl watches a Lunar New Year performance during festivities in Yangon, Myanmar. (Image: AP)

A young girl watches a Lunar New Year performance during festivities in Yangon, Myanmar. (Image: AP)

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 Indonesian ethnic Chinese hold incense sticks as they pray during the celebration of the Lunar New Year at a temple in Indonesia. (Image: AP)

Indonesian ethnic Chinese hold incense sticks as they pray during the celebration of the Lunar New Year at a temple in Indonesia. (Image: AP)

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 Visitors gather under traditional Chinese lanterns at a temple in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Image: AP)

Visitors gather under traditional Chinese lanterns at a temple in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Image: AP)

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 Lion dance with LED lights, perform on the glass deck of the King Power Mahanakhon building, currently Thailand's tallest at 314 meters tall, Bangkok, Thailand. (Image: AP)

Lion dance with LED lights, perform on the glass deck of the King Power Mahanakhon building, currently Thailand's tallest at 314 meters tall, Bangkok, Thailand. (Image: AP)

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