A girl shows New Year decorations in the shape of ox at a wholesale market in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 3, 2009. As the Chinese lunar New Year approaches, Spring Festival decorations are becoming popular. Full story
2009-01-04 03:19:21 GMT Xinhua English
A girl shows New Year decorations in the shape of ox at a wholesale market in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 3, 2009. As the Chinese lunar New Year approaches, Spring Festival decorations are becoming popular. The Chinese lunar New Year will start from Jan. 26 this year. (Xinhua Photo)
2008-12-31 03:05:46 GMT Xinhua English
Monks attend the completion ceremony of the Giant Bell and Stele Garden at the Hanshan Temple in Suzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province, Dec. 30, 2008. The Giant Bell and Stele Garden at the Hanshan Temple was opened to tourists on Tuesday for the occasion of the New Year toll at the temple on Wednesday. (Xinhua Photo)
2009-01-06 03:15:56 GMT Xinhua English
Participants show off their writing at a New Year calligraphy contest in Tokyo Jan. 5, 2009. About 3,000 calligraphers, who qualified in regional competitions throughout Japan, took part in the contest to celebrate New Year.
2009-01-01 06:31:26 GMT SINA.com
Revelers around the world greeted 2009 with fireworks, bell ringing and a tinge of optimism Thursday — amid hopes they'd seen the last of 2008's disappearing jobs and slumping stocks.
2008-12-25 08:38:00 GMT City Weekend
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2008-12-25 07:20:32 GMT Forbes
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