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Pictures: Chinese New Year celebrations

Check out these amazing pics of Chinese New Year celebrations across the world...
Celebrations have been taking place across the world to mark Chinese New Year. Fireworks lit up the sky in China's capital city, Beijing.
Fireworks in Beijing.
Parades took place in towns and cities across the world, like here in Hong Kong.
Dragon race in Hong Kong.
The year of the snake takes over from the year of the dragon. Here dragon and lion dancers perform in Manila, the capital of the Philippines.
Parade in Manila.
Each year in the Chinese zodiac calendar is assigned one of 12 animals, with each one meaning different things. 2013 is the year of the snake!
Girls hold snake.
South Korean pop star Psy took to the stage in a special concert in Malaysia to mark the New Year.
Psy performs "Gangnam Syle"
Trees were decorated with lanterns in Beijing's Temple of Earth park, a New Year tradition.
Trees decorated with lanterns.
In London large crowds gathered on Sunday to watch a parade, eat Chinese treats and soak up the atmosphere.
London parade