Chinese New Year, Beijing-style


Hundreds of millions of Chinese are marking the Lunar New Year.

In the Chinese zodiac, this will be the year of the snake, taking over from the dragon of 2012.

This year the authorities in Beijing are asking people to limit the number of fireworks they set off.

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.