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Asia: Lantern festival marks end of Lunar Year

China and Taiwan celebrated the end of Lunar New Year on Monday night with a spectacular Lantern Festival. Hundreds gathered to release paper

China and Taiwan celebrated the end of Lunar New Year on Monday night with a spectacular Lantern Festival. Hundreds gathered to release paper

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Hey, hey, it's the year of the Monkey!

It is the Lunar New Year , and across Asia it has been celebrated in style, with China leading the way as only China can, with spectacular fireworks

It is the Lunar New Year , and across Asia it has been celebrated in style, with China leading the way as only China can, with spectacular fireworks

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London festival toasts China's Lunar New Year

One of the UK’s earliest examples of English landscape gardens has been taken over by Chinese lanterns as part of London’s Lunar New Year

One of the UK’s earliest examples of English landscape gardens has been taken over by Chinese lanterns as part of London’s Lunar New Year

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World's largest mass human migration in full swing

The world’s biggest mass human migration is ongoing as Beijing residents rush to catch a train home to toast the Lunar New Year with their families

The world’s biggest mass human migration is ongoing as Beijing residents rush to catch a train home to toast the Lunar New Year with their families

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Lisbon neighbourhood hosts Chinese New Year celebrations

Lisbon’s Chinese community has kicked off celebrations for the New Year of the Monkey. They laid on a colourful street parade on Saturday, featuring

Lisbon’s Chinese community has kicked off celebrations for the New Year of the Monkey. They laid on a colourful street parade on Saturday, featuring

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Illuminated Chinese cities celebrate Lunar New Year

Light shows were held to celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year in various cities across China. Wuzhen, a historic water town in east China’s

Light shows were held to celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year in various cities across China. Wuzhen, a historic water town in east China’s

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Hong Kong celebrates Lunar New Year

As people marked the arrival of a new lunar year in Hong Kong on Thursday, worshippers could be seen rushing to the altar. According to traditional

As people marked the arrival of a new lunar year in Hong Kong on Thursday, worshippers could be seen rushing to the altar. According to traditional

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Chinese New Year celebrations underway

Millions of people across Asia are starting to celebrate the lunar New Year to welcome in the year of the sheep, although there is some arguments

Millions of people across Asia are starting to celebrate the lunar New Year to welcome in the year of the sheep, although there is some arguments

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Chinese usher in Year of the Horse, biggest holiday in biggest country

Chinese New Year (Gua Nian) 2014 falls on January 31. Enter the Year of the Horse. Exit Snake. The Chinese calendar, based on the phases of the moon

Chinese New Year (Gua Nian) 2014 falls on January 31. Enter the Year of the Horse. Exit Snake. The Chinese calendar, based on the phases of the moon

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World's largest annual migration begins in China for Lunar New Year

Hundreds of millions of people in China are heading back to their towns and villages for the start of the Chinese New Year. It’s being called the

Hundreds of millions of people in China are heading back to their towns and villages for the start of the Chinese New Year. It’s being called the

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World cities join in Chinese Lunar New Year

There was no shortage of people in Beijing’s Baiyunguan Temple taking part in the traditional bout of coin-throwing for the Lunar New Year. Strike

There was no shortage of people in Beijing’s Baiyunguan Temple taking part in the traditional bout of coin-throwing for the Lunar New Year. Strike

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China hopes for good luck charm from Year of the Snake

Out with the dragon, in with the Year of the Snake. While some astrologists are forecasting the Chinese New Year will be suitably venomous

Out with the dragon, in with the Year of the Snake. While some astrologists are forecasting the Chinese New Year will be suitably venomous

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Costlier food boosts Chinese inflation

China’s inflation rate spiked in January after having fallen for the previous five months. It was up by 4.5 percent from January last year due to a

China’s inflation rate spiked in January after having fallen for the previous five months. It was up by 4.5 percent from January last year due to a

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Chinese New Year prayers

Thousands celebrated the start of the Lunar New Year at temples across China to pray for good fortune in the coming year.

Thousands celebrated the start of the Lunar New Year at temples across China to pray for good fortune in the coming year.

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China's Spring Festival holiday rush starts

China’s annual Spring Festival travel rush has begun in earnest with millions of people expected to cross the country during the next 40 days. The

China’s annual Spring Festival travel rush has begun in earnest with millions of people expected to cross the country during the next 40 days. The