Chinese New Year (34 images)

China's most important holiday, the Spring Festival, begins on February 10 and marks the start of the Year of the Snake, according to the Chinese zodiac.
Updated: Feb. 12, 2013 at 10:24 AM
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Chinese actors prepare to perform traditional dances on stilts at a temple fair during the Spring Festival holiday in Beijing on February 12, 2013. Although Chinese traditionally celebrate the start of a new lunar year during the annual Spring Festival, the holiday serves more of an occasion to refresh family bonds. UPI/Stephen Shaver
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