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Lunar New Year in pictures

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Hundreds of millions of people around the world have been celebrating the Lunar New Year.

In China, a huge fireworks display in Beijing marked the first day of the Year of the Monkey, one of the twelve animals in the Chinese zodiac.

Celebrations include feasting, visiting temples, and spending time with family and friends.

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Image caption Fireworks light up the Beijing sky to ring in the year of the monkey
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Image caption Worshippers crowd in Hong Kong's Wong Tai Sin Temple to make their offerings
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Image caption There are fireworks across all Chinese cities, like here Dandong on the border with North Korea
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Image caption Devotees place incense sticks in urns in Kwang Im Tho temple in Singapore
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Image caption A man performs a dragon dance in Myanmar's biggest city Yangon
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Image caption As far afield as Glasgow in Scotland, members of the Chinese community dress in traditional costumes
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Image caption Even with their temple flooded, these Chinese Indonesians in Surabaya, East Java, came together to pray
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Image caption In the Philippines, Manila's Chinatown pulls all stops to put on a great show
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Image caption A worshipper dressed as a monkey at the Wong Tai Sin Temple in Hong Kong
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Image caption Kuala Lumpur's Thean Hou temple in Malaysia is brightly lit with lanterns and decorations
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Image caption A crowd in Brussels curiously inspecting their exotic visitors...
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Image caption ... while a very similar beast entertained the crowds in Kandal, Cambodia.
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Image caption No monkeying around - New York rings in the new year in grand style

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