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Chinese performers take part in a traditional Qing Dynasty ceremony, in which emperors prayed for good harvests and fortune, during a week-long series of events to mark the Chinese new year on the grounds of the Temple of Heaven in Beijing January 24, 2012. The Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, begins on January 23, and marks the star of the Year of the Dragon. UPI/Stephen Shave
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