Beijing celebrates Spring Festival 2016 (17 images)

About a fourth of the planet's population will be on the move as China celebrates the Year of the Fire Monkey in February 2016.
Updated: Feb. 10, 2016 at 1:32 PM
A performer at a Spring Festival fair in Beijing on February 10, 2016. Photo by Stephen Shaver/UPI
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An unusually small 'crowd' of Chinese visit the Temple of Heaven during Spring Festival celebrations, which were cancelled at the temple this year, in Beijing on February 10, 2016. Photo by Stephen Shaver/UPI
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Crowds watch performers at a Spring Festival fair in Beijing on February 10, 2016. Photo by Stephen Shaver/UPI
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An unusually small 'crowd' of Chinese visit the Temple of Heaven during Spring Festival celebrations, which were cancelled at the temple this year, in Beijing on February 10, 2016. Photo by Stephen Shaver/UPI
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An unusually small 'crowd' of Chinese visit the Temple of Heaven during Spring Festival celebrations, which were cancelled at the temple this year, in Beijing on February 10, 2016. Photo by Stephen Shaver/UPI
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Chinese perform at a Spring Festival fair in Beijing on February 10, 2016. Photo by Stephen Shaver/UPI
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An unusually small 'crowd' of Chinese visit the Temple of Heaven during Spring Festival celebrations, which were cancelled at the temple this year, in Beijing on February 10, 2016. Photo by Stephen Shaver/UPI
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