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Lunar New Year

People burn incense sticks and pray for good fortune at Giant Buddhist Temple on the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year of Dog, in Chongqing, China, February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer

People burn incense sticks and pray for good fortune at Giant Buddhist Temple on the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year of Dog, in Chongqing, China, February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer

People burn incense sticks and pray for good fortune at Giant Buddhist Temple on the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year of Dog, in Chongqing, China, February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer
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People pray during the Lunar New Year celebrations at Wat Mangkon Kamalawat in Chinatown, Bangkok, Thailand February 17, 2018. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

People pray during the Lunar New Year celebrations at Wat Mangkon Kamalawat in Chinatown, Bangkok, Thailand February 17, 2018. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

People pray during the Lunar New Year celebrations at Wat Mangkon Kamalawat in Chinatown, Bangkok, Thailand February 17, 2018. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
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A performer wears a costume during Spring Festival celebrations marking Chinese New Year in Badachu park in Beijing, China, February 17, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A performer wears a costume during Spring Festival celebrations marking Chinese New Year in Badachu park in Beijing, China, February 17, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A performer wears a costume during Spring Festival celebrations marking Chinese New Year in Badachu park in Beijing, China, February 17, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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A woman reads ribbons at a wishing tree in Badachu park during Spring Festival celebrations marking Chinese New Year in Beijing, China, February 17, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A woman reads ribbons at a wishing tree in Badachu park during Spring Festival celebrations marking Chinese New Year in Beijing, China, February 17, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A woman reads ribbons at a wishing tree in Badachu park during Spring Festival celebrations marking Chinese New Year in Beijing, China, February 17, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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A woman holds candles as she prays at a Buddhist temple in Badachu park during Spring Festival celebrations marking Chinese New Year in Beijing, China, February 17, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A woman holds candles as she prays at a Buddhist temple in Badachu park during Spring Festival celebrations marking Chinese New Year in Beijing, China, February 17, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A woman holds candles as she prays at a Buddhist temple in Badachu park during Spring Festival celebrations marking Chinese New Year in Beijing, China, February 17, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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A man dressed in traditional Chinese clothing bows during the celebrations of the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Dog in Manhattan's Chinatown in New York, February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A man dressed in traditional Chinese clothing bows during the celebrations of the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Dog in Manhattan's Chinatown in New York, February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A man dressed in traditional Chinese clothing bows during the celebrations of the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Dog in Manhattan's Chinatown in New York, February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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A Tibetan man with tsampa (roasted flour made of barley or wheat) sprinkled on his face takes part during a function organised to mark "Losar" or the Tibetan New Year at a Tibetan Refugee Camp in Lalitpur, Nepal February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

A Tibetan man with tsampa (roasted flour made of barley or wheat) sprinkled on his face takes part during a function organised to mark "Losar" or the Tibetan New Year at a Tibetan Refugee Camp in Lalitpur, Nepal February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Navesh...more

A Tibetan man with tsampa (roasted flour made of barley or wheat) sprinkled on his face takes part during a function organised to mark "Losar" or the Tibetan New Year at a Tibetan Refugee Camp in Lalitpur, Nepal February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar
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People burn incense sticks and pray for good fortune at Giant Buddhist Temple in Chongqing, China, February 15, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer

People burn incense sticks and pray for good fortune at Giant Buddhist Temple in Chongqing, China, February 15, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer

People burn incense sticks and pray for good fortune at Giant Buddhist Temple in Chongqing, China, February 15, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer
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Dancers from China's Hainan perform during a parade to celebrate the Year of the Dog in Hong Kong, China February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Dancers from China's Hainan perform during a parade to celebrate the Year of the Dog in Hong Kong, China February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Dancers from China's Hainan perform during a parade to celebrate the Year of the Dog in Hong Kong, China February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Bobby Yip
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People pray for good fortune at Lama Temple on the first day of the Year of the Dog in Beijing, China February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Lee

People pray for good fortune at Lama Temple on the first day of the Year of the Dog in Beijing, China February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Lee

People pray for good fortune at Lama Temple on the first day of the Year of the Dog in Beijing, China February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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A child celebrates the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Dog in Manhattan's Chinatown in New York, February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A child celebrates the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Dog in Manhattan's Chinatown in New York, February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A child celebrates the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Dog in Manhattan's Chinatown in New York, February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Senior parishioner Ci Heng rings a bell 108 times to welcome the Chinese Lunar New Year in Manhattan's Chinatown in New York, February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Gabriela Bhaskar

Senior parishioner Ci Heng rings a bell 108 times to welcome the Chinese Lunar New Year in Manhattan's Chinatown in New York, February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Gabriela Bhaskar

Senior parishioner Ci Heng rings a bell 108 times to welcome the Chinese Lunar New Year in Manhattan's Chinatown in New York, February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Gabriela Bhaskar
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Pet lovers display their dogs wearing Chinese cheongsams during Year of the Dog celebrations for the Chinese Lunar New Year in Metro Manila, Philippines February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Pet lovers display their dogs wearing Chinese cheongsams during Year of the Dog celebrations for the Chinese Lunar New Year in Metro Manila, Philippines February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Pet lovers display their dogs wearing Chinese cheongsams during Year of the Dog celebrations for the Chinese Lunar New Year in Metro Manila, Philippines February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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Fireworks light up the sky during a countdown welcoming the Lunar New Year in Binondo district, metro Manila, Philippines February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Dondi Tawatao

Fireworks light up the sky during a countdown welcoming the Lunar New Year in Binondo district, metro Manila, Philippines February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Dondi Tawatao

Fireworks light up the sky during a countdown welcoming the Lunar New Year in Binondo district, metro Manila, Philippines February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Dondi Tawatao
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Performers dressed in costumes dance for spectators in Sydney, Australia, February 16, 2018. REUTERS/David Gray

Performers dressed in costumes dance for spectators in Sydney, Australia, February 16, 2018. REUTERS/David Gray

Performers dressed in costumes dance for spectators in Sydney, Australia, February 16, 2018. REUTERS/David Gray
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People dressed in traditional Korean clothes play a game as they celebrate among ice sculptures in Pyeongchang, South Korea, February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

People dressed in traditional Korean clothes play a game as they celebrate among ice sculptures in Pyeongchang, South Korea, February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

People dressed in traditional Korean clothes play a game as they celebrate among ice sculptures in Pyeongchang, South Korea, February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
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Folk artists perform a fire dragon dance under a shower of sparks from molten iron in Shangqiu, Henan province, China February 14, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer

Folk artists perform a fire dragon dance under a shower of sparks from molten iron in Shangqiu, Henan province, China February 14, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer

Folk artists perform a fire dragon dance under a shower of sparks from molten iron in Shangqiu, Henan province, China February 14, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer
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Giant panda cubs play with decorations at Shenshuping Panda Base in Wolong, Sichuan province, China February 14, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer

Giant panda cubs play with decorations at Shenshuping Panda Base in Wolong, Sichuan province, China February 14, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer

Giant panda cubs play with decorations at Shenshuping Panda Base in Wolong, Sichuan province, China February 14, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer
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People perform dragon dances in Mianyang, Sichuan province, China, February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer

People perform dragon dances in Mianyang, Sichuan province, China, February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer

People perform dragon dances in Mianyang, Sichuan province, China, February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer
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Spectators look at a large dog-shaped lantern as part of celebrations in Sydney, Australia February 16, 2018. REUTERS/David Gray

Spectators look at a large dog-shaped lantern as part of celebrations in Sydney, Australia February 16, 2018. REUTERS/David Gray

Spectators look at a large dog-shaped lantern as part of celebrations in Sydney, Australia February 16, 2018. REUTERS/David Gray
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A fire eater performs during celebrations in Chinatown in Manila, Philippines February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

A fire eater performs during celebrations in Chinatown in Manila, Philippines February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

A fire eater performs during celebrations in Chinatown in Manila, Philippines February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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Chinese national Rao Wei poses with a Chinese flag during a fireworks display over the Hudson River in Manhattan, New York, February 14, 2018. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Chinese national Rao Wei poses with a Chinese flag during a fireworks display over the Hudson River in Manhattan, New York, February 14, 2018. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Chinese national Rao Wei poses with a Chinese flag during a fireworks display over the Hudson River in Manhattan, New York, February 14, 2018. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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A man releases birds, which is believed to bring good luck, at a temple in Chinatown in Jakarta, Indonesia, February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Beawiharta

A man releases birds, which is believed to bring good luck, at a temple in Chinatown in Jakarta, Indonesia, February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Beawiharta

A man releases birds, which is believed to bring good luck, at a temple in Chinatown in Jakarta, Indonesia, February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Beawiharta
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A professional diver wears an underwater Prosperity God costume, while swimming inside an aquarium, as part of their show at Manila Ocean Park (MOP) in Metro Manila, Philippines February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

A professional diver wears an underwater Prosperity God costume, while swimming inside an aquarium, as part of their show at Manila Ocean Park (MOP) in Metro Manila, Philippines February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

A professional diver wears an underwater Prosperity God costume, while swimming inside an aquarium, as part of their show at Manila Ocean Park (MOP) in Metro Manila, Philippines February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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Women pray at a temple in Chinatown in Jakarta, Indonesia, February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Beawiharta

Women pray at a temple in Chinatown in Jakarta, Indonesia, February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Beawiharta

Women pray at a temple in Chinatown in Jakarta, Indonesia, February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Beawiharta
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Fireworks explode near the Sydney Opera House as it is illuminated in red in Sydney, Australia February 16, 2018. REUTERS/David Gray

Fireworks explode near the Sydney Opera House as it is illuminated in red in Sydney, Australia February 16, 2018. REUTERS/David Gray

Fireworks explode near the Sydney Opera House as it is illuminated in red in Sydney, Australia February 16, 2018. REUTERS/David Gray
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Members of Mexico City's Chinese community perform the lion dance in Mexico City, Mexico February 15, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Members of Mexico City's Chinese community perform the lion dance in Mexico City, Mexico February 15, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Members of Mexico City's Chinese community perform the lion dance in Mexico City, Mexico February 15, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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A performer takes part in the re-enactment of a Qing Dynasty ceremony, in which emperors prayed for good harvest and fortune for the Chinese New Year, during the Spring Festival Temple Fair at the Temple of Earth in Ditan Park in Beijing, China, February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A performer takes part in the re-enactment of a Qing Dynasty ceremony, in which emperors prayed for good harvest and fortune for the Chinese New Year, during the Spring Festival Temple Fair at the Temple of Earth in Ditan Park in Beijing, China,...more

A performer takes part in the re-enactment of a Qing Dynasty ceremony, in which emperors prayed for good harvest and fortune for the Chinese New Year, during the Spring Festival Temple Fair at the Temple of Earth in Ditan Park in Beijing, China, February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Fireworks light up the sky during a countdown in Binondo district, metro Manila, Philippines February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Dondi Tawatao

Fireworks light up the sky during a countdown in Binondo district, metro Manila, Philippines February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Dondi Tawatao

Fireworks light up the sky during a countdown in Binondo district, metro Manila, Philippines February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Dondi Tawatao
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Thai women pose for a photo as they attend a Warm Welcome ceremony to Chinese tourists at Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok, Thailand February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Thai women pose for a photo as they attend a Warm Welcome ceremony to Chinese tourists at Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok, Thailand February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Thai women pose for a photo as they attend a Warm Welcome ceremony to Chinese tourists at Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok, Thailand February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
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Performers take part in the re-enactment of a Qing Dynasty ceremony, in which emperors prayed for good harvest and fortune for the Chinese New Year, during the Spring Festival Temple Fair at the Temple of Earth in Ditan Park in Beijing, China, February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Performers take part in the re-enactment of a Qing Dynasty ceremony, in which emperors prayed for good harvest and fortune for the Chinese New Year, during the Spring Festival Temple Fair at the Temple of Earth in Ditan Park in Beijing, China,...more

Performers take part in the re-enactment of a Qing Dynasty ceremony, in which emperors prayed for good harvest and fortune for the Chinese New Year, during the Spring Festival Temple Fair at the Temple of Earth in Ditan Park in Beijing, China, February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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A man takes pictures of trees decorated for Spring Festival ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year at Ditan Park in Beijing, China February 11, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A man takes pictures of trees decorated for Spring Festival ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year at Ditan Park in Beijing, China February 11, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A man takes pictures of trees decorated for Spring Festival ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year at Ditan Park in Beijing, China February 11, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Folk artists perform a lion dance ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year, or Spring festival, at Taierzhuang Ancient Town scenic area in Zaozhuang, Shandong province, China February 10, 2018.REUTERS/Stringer

Folk artists perform a lion dance ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year, or Spring festival, at Taierzhuang Ancient Town scenic area in Zaozhuang, Shandong province, China February 10, 2018.REUTERS/Stringer

Folk artists perform a lion dance ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year, or Spring festival, at Taierzhuang Ancient Town scenic area in Zaozhuang, Shandong province, China February 10, 2018.REUTERS/Stringer
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A woman draws "Fai Chun", or Chinese New Year, couplets for the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year of the Dog, at a market in Taipei, Taiwan February 12, 2018. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A woman draws "Fai Chun", or Chinese New Year, couplets for the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year of the Dog, at a market in Taipei, Taiwan February 12, 2018. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A woman draws "Fai Chun", or Chinese New Year, couplets for the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year of the Dog, at a market in Taipei, Taiwan February 12, 2018. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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A giant dog lantern decoration is seen for the upcoming Chinese New Year in Yu Yuan Garden in Shanghai, China February 8, 2018. REUTERS/Aly Song

A giant dog lantern decoration is seen for the upcoming Chinese New Year in Yu Yuan Garden in Shanghai, China February 8, 2018. REUTERS/Aly Song

A giant dog lantern decoration is seen for the upcoming Chinese New Year in Yu Yuan Garden in Shanghai, China February 8, 2018. REUTERS/Aly Song
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A woman takes pictures of trees decorated for Spring Festival ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year at Ditan Park in Beijing, China February 11, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A woman takes pictures of trees decorated for Spring Festival ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year at Ditan Park in Beijing, China February 11, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A woman takes pictures of trees decorated for Spring Festival ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year at Ditan Park in Beijing, China February 11, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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