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Chinese celebrate Lunar New Year

2012-01-23 02:33:33 GMT2012-01-23 10:33:33(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Fireworks light up the sky to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year at Orange Island in Changsha, capital of central China's Hunan Province, Jan. 22, 2012. (Xinhua/Long Hongtao)

Fireworks light up the sky to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year at Orange Island in Changsha, capital of central China's Hunan Province, Jan. 22, 2012. (Xinhua/Long Hongtao)

Fireworks light up the sky to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year at Orange Island in Changsha, capital of central China's Hunan Province, Jan. 22, 2012. (Xinhua/Long Hongtao)

Fireworks light up the sky to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year at Orange Island in Changsha, capital of central China's Hunan Province, Jan. 22, 2012. (Xinhua/Long Hongtao)

People gather at Kaifu Temple to pray in front of Buddhas for divine blessings in Changsha, capital of central China's Hunan Province, on Jan. 23, 2012, the first day of the Chinese lunar Year of Dragon. Kaifu Temple was one of the famous Buddhism resort which enjoys over one thousand years of history. (Xinhua/Long Hongtao)

People gather in a sanctuary at Kaifu Temple to pray in front of Buddhas for divine blessings in Changsha, capital of central China's Hunan Province, on Jan. 23, 2012, the first day of the Chinese lunar Year of Dragon. Kaifu Temple was one of the famous Buddhism resort which enjoys over one thousand years of history. (Xinhua/Long Hongtao)

People gather at Kaifu Temple to pray in front of Buddhas for divine blessings in Changsha, capital of central China's Hunan Province, on Jan. 23, 2012, the first day of the Chinese lunar Year of Dragon. Kaifu Temple was one of the famous Buddhism resort which enjoys over one thousand years of history. (Xinhua/Long Hongtao)

Fireworks light up the sky to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year at Orange Island in Changsha, capital of central China's Hunan Province, Jan. 22, 2012. China embraced its lunar Year of Dragon on Monday.

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