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Lunar New Year

People march in the Lunar New Year parade, in Manhattan's Chinatown, in New York.

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Security officials wear face masks as they march in formation near Tiananmen Gate adjacent to Tiananmen Square in Beijing. China expanded sweeping efforts to contain a viral disease by postponing the end of this week's Lunar New Year holiday to keep the public at home and avoid spreading infection as the death toll rose to 80.

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Lion dancers perform outside a shop in celebration of the Lunar New Year at Chinatown in Panama City. The lunar new year marks the Year of the Rat in the Chinese calendar.

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A girl wears a mask inside a bus in Hong Kong. China's most festive holiday began in the shadow of a worrying new virus Saturday as the death toll surpassed 40, an unprecedented lockdown kept 36 million people from traveling and authorities canceled a host of Lunar New Year events.

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A visitor stands besides a light installation during the festival 'Magic light worlds' (Magische Lichterwelten) under the theme 'Myths, fairy tales & legends' at the zoo park in Halle (Saale), central Germany. Chinese lantern artist created more than 300 different light sculptures for the zoo. The festival can be seen until March 15, 2020.

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Travelers sit in waiting room at the Beijing Railway Station in Beijing. As the Lunar New Year approached, Chinese travelers flocked to train stations and airports to take part in a nationwide ritual: the world's biggest annual human migration.

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A member of a dragon dance group carries the head of the dragon during the Chinese Lunar New Year parade in Chinatown in New York.

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Fireworks explode over Victoria Harbour to celebrate the Lunar New Year in Hong Kong. Chinese are celebrating the Lunar New Year, which marks the Year of the Pig on the Chinese zodiac.

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Young vendors call out for customers at a New Year market in Hong Kong's Victoria Park. Chinese will celebrate the lunar new year this year which marks the Year of the Pig in the Chinese zodiac.

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Performers take part in a night parade to celebrate Chinese New Year in Hong Kong.

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Performers take part in a night parade to celebrate Chinese New Year in Hong Kong.

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Performers take part in a night parade to celebrate Chinese New Year in Hong Kong.

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A performer takes part in a night parade to celebrate Chinese New Year in Hong Kong.

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Performers take part in a night parade to celebrate Chinese New Year in Hong Kong.

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Performers take part in a night parade to celebrate Chinese New Year in Hong Kong.

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Performers take part in a night parade to celebrate Chinese New Year in Hong Kong.

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Performers take part in a night parade to celebrate Chinese New Year in Hong Kong.

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Performers take part in a night parade to celebrate Chinese New Year in Hong Kong.

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A performer takes part in a night parade to celebrate Chinese New Year in Hong Kong.

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Performers take part in a night parade to celebrate Chinese New Year in Hong Kong. The Lunar New Year this year marks the Year of the Pig in the Chinese calendar.

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Dancers in traditional ethnic clothing perform at a temple fair at Longtan Park in Beijing. Chinese people are celebrating the second day of the Lunar New Year, the Year of the Pig on the Chinese zodiac.

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