Lunar New Year Celebrations Around the World

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  1. God of wealth Cai Shen Ye gives red packets of money to devotees during Lunar New Year celebrations at Hong San Ko Tee Temple in Surubaya, Indonesia on Monday, the first day of the Year of the Monkey.
    ROBERTUS PUDYANTO/PACIFIC PRESS/ZUMA PRESS
  2. Taoist priests at Wong Tai Sin Temple mark the first day of the Lunar New Year in Hong Kong. Worshipers flocked to temples to pray for good fortune for the Year of Monkey.
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  3. A girl holds her mother's hand in front of a barbed-wire fence near the demilitarized zone in Paju, South Korea on Monday. Millions of South Koreans traveled to their hometowns for the three-day holiday of Seollal, the Korean Lunar New Year.
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  4. Devotees offers prayers for the Lunar New Year at Kwang Im Tho temple in Singapore.
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  5. Monkey shaped balloons are offered for sale in Manila’s Chinatown district.
    GEORGE CALVELO/NURPHOTO/ZUMA PRESS
  6. Thean Hou temple in Kuala Lumpur is illuminated with red lanterns.
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  7. Waiters from a restaurant light fireworks on a street in Beijing on Feb. 7.
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  8. A lion dance takes place in Chinatown in Yangon, Myanmar.
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  9. Lunar New Year celebrations are held in Bangkok. About 14% of Thailand’s population is ethnic Chinese.
    GUILLAUME PAYEN/ZUMA WIRE
  10. Revelers countdown to the Lunar New Year in Yokohama’s Chinatown in Japan.
    ALESSANDRO DI CIOMMO/AFLO/ZUMA PRESS
  11. A couple in Los Angeles pray with joss sticks at the Thien Hau Temple.
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