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Chinese prepare for upcoming New Year

2008-12-19 03:06:19 GMT2008-12-19 11:06:19 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Local residents select home decorations for the upcoming New Year in Yantai city, east China's Shandong Province, Dec. 18, 2008. With the coming of New Year and the Chinese traditional Spring Festival, Chinese people started to prepare traditional decorations. (Xinhua Photo)

Local residents view the giant red lantern at the spring lantern fair held in Bole City, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Dec. 18, 2008. With the coming of New Year and the Chinese traditional Spring Festival, Chinese people started to prepare traditional decorations.(Xinhua Photo)

Local residents view the giant red lantern at the spring lantern fair held in Bole City, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Dec. 18, 2008. With the coming of New Year and the Chinese traditional Spring Festival, Chinese people started to prepare traditional decorations. (Xinhua Photo)

Photo taken on Dec. 18, 2008 shows the ox lanterns symbolizing the Chinese year of ox at a square in Dalian city, northeast China's Liaoning Province. With the coming of New Year and the Chinese traditional Spring Festival, Chinese people started to prepare traditional decorations. (Xinhua Photo)

Local residents select home decorations for the upcoming New Year in Yantai city, east China's Shandong Province, Dec. 18, 2008. With the coming of New Year and the Chinese traditional Spring Festival, Chinese people started to prepare traditional decorations.

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