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Old 01-23-12, 06:04 PM   #1
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Default In Pictures: Year of the Dragon

Images of Chinese New Year celebrations around the globe as 1.5 billion honour annual folk traditions.


A man burns incense as he prays at the Longhua Buddhist Temple on the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year in Shanghai, January 23.


Chinese folk artists perform the lion dance at a temple fair to celebrate the Lunar New Year of the Dragon on January 22 in Beijing.


A boy watches fireworks as part of Chinese new year celebrations in Shanghai on January 22.


An elderly Chinese man attaches a blessing tablet with his wishes for the new year on the first day of the "Year of the Dragon", at the Dongyue Temple in Beijing on January 23.


Scuba divers perform a dragon dance underwater at the Shanghai aquarium on January 20 in preparation for the Chinese New Year of the Dragon.


A performer warms her ears as she readies to take part in the opening ceremony of a Spring Festival Temple Fair to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year at Longtan Park in Beijing, January 22.


A performer dressed in traditional costume and wearing make-up drinks tea he prepares to take part in Chinese new year celebrations at the 700-year-old Dongyue Temple in Beijing, January 23.


Fireworks light up the skyline of Beijing as residents celebrate the start of the Chinese new year in the early morning hours of January 23.


A man prays inside the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple ahead of the Lunar New Year in Singapore on January 20.


Police officers stand guard in front of visitors before the heaven-worshipping ceremony at the Temple of Heaven in Beijing where people pray for good harvest and fortune during the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year, January 23, 2012.


Performers wearing costumes of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) take part in a worship ceremony in Tiantan Park, or the Temple of Heaven, in Beijing on January 23 to celebrate the new year.


Models pose for a picture during Lunar New Year celebrations in downtown Madrid on January 21.


A woman donates money to beggars as she visits Dharma Bhakti temple during the first day of the Lunar New Year in Jakarta on January 23.


People burn incense and pray for good fortune during a ceremony at the Taoist Hsingtien temple in Taipei on the first day of the new year on January 23.


A member of the Chinese community holds her child as she receives a red packet, a monetary gift given during holidays or special occasions, during celebrations in Lima, Peru's Chinatown area on January 22.


A girl lights incense sticks on the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year at a temple in Kuala Lumpur on January 23.


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Old 01-23-12, 06:27 PM   #2
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It looks amazing... Thanks for posting this!
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Old 01-23-12, 10:00 PM   #3
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Anybody born from now onwards till the next Lunar New Year is Dovahkiin (since following the Chinese Zodiac it's the year of the dragon). LOL.

Happy CNY to anyone on tehparadox who's celebrating it!
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Old 01-24-12, 02:20 AM   #4
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Man I wanna see a underwater dragon dance!
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