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Celebrations of Lunar New Year reach high tide

2009-01-26 02:14:19 GMT2009-01-26 10:14:19 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Citizens go shopping in Fuzhou, capital of south China's Fujian Province, Jan. 25, 2009. The celebration activities of the Chinese Lunar New Year have reached high tide on Sunday as the Chinese Spring Festival draws near. Spring Festival, or the Chinese Lunar New Year, is the most important traditional Chinese festival of family reunion. It falls on Jan. 26 this year.(Xinhua/Wei Peiquan)

Two women walk past a mall with festive decoration in Zhengzhou, capital of north China's Henan Province, Jan. 25, 2009.(Xinhua/Zhu Xiang)

Photo taken on Jan. 25, 2009 shows the parterre celebrating the Spring Festival in front of Potala Palace in Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region.(Xinhua/Pubu Zhaxi)

Citizens go shopping on a street decorated with festive lanterns in Fuzhou, capital of southeast China's Fujian Province, Jan. 25, 2009.(Xinhua/Lai Jianqiang)

Residents go shopping at a night fair decorated with red lanterns to greet the upcoming Spring Festival, or the Chinese Lunar New Year, in Kota Kinabalu, East Malaysia's Sabah State, on Jan. 24, 2009. (Xinhua Photo)

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