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Celebration of the Year of Ox around China

2009-01-15 08:57:20 GMT2009-01-15 16:57:20 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Three models in costumes of Ox pose at a shopping mall in Hong Kong, south China, Jan. 14, 2009. The shopping mall was decorated to attract customers before Chinese lunar new year, the year of Ox. (Xinhua/Lui Sui Wai)

Three models in costumes of Ox pose at a shopping mall in Hong Kong, south China, Jan. 14, 2009. The shopping mall was decorated to attract customers before Chinese lunar new year, the year of Ox. (Xinhua/Lui Sui Wai)

Photo taken on Jan. 14, 2009 shows seven lamp tower decorated with more than 150,000 table tennis balls and other colorful balls in Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning Province. As the Year of Ox in Chinese lunar calendar approaching, the city is permeated with a holiday atmosphere. The Chinese Year of Ox will start from Jan. 26, 2009. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

Workers arrange flowers-weaved Chinese character of "chun" (meaning "spring") and drum-shaped flower sculpture on the Ganjiang Road in Suzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province, Jan. 14, 2009. As the Year of Ox in Chinese lunar calendar approaching, the city is permeated with a holiday atmosphere. The Chinese Year of Ox will start from Jan. 26, 2009. (Xinhua/Hang Xingwei)

The flowers-weaved Chinese character of "chun" (meaning "spring") is seen on the Ganjiang Road in Suzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province, Jan. 14, 2009. As the Year of Ox in Chinese lunar calendar approaching, the city is permeated with a holiday atmosphere. The Chinese Year of Ox will start from Jan. 26, 2009. (Xinhua/Hang Xingwei)

Three models in costumes of Ox pose at a shopping mall in Hong Kong, south China, Jan. 14, 2009. The shopping mall was decorated to attract customers before Chinese lunar new year, the year of Ox.

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