China celebrates the Year of the Horse (25 images)

Red lanterns go up in China to prepare for the Year of the Horse, which will be celebrated in an ancient ceremony on the Lunar New Year
Updated: Jan. 31, 2014 at 8:55 AM
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Chinese dancers perform a traditional Spring Festival ceremony to celebrate China's Lunar New Year, at Ditan Park in Beijing on January 30, 2014. According to the Chinese lunar calendar, China welcomes the year of the horse on January 31. The horse, ranked seventh among the 12 animals on the Chinese zodiac, is one of the most beloved signs as it is widely considered a symbol of strength and speed. UPI/Stephen Shaver
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