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Actors dressed in Qing Dynasty costumes prepare to celebrate Chinese New Year

Jason Lee / Reuters

Actors dressed in Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) costumes take part in a rehearsal for the heaven worshipping ceremony to celebrate the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year at the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, China on Jan. 27. The Lunar New Year begins on February 3 and marks the start of the Year of the Rabbit, according to the Chinese zodiac.

Jason Lee / Reuters

Actors dressed in Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) costumes walk for a rehearsal for the heaven worshipping ceremony to celebrate the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year at the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, China on Jan. 27.

Jason Lee / Reuters

Actors take part in a rehearsal, adapted from an ancient Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) ceremony where emperors prayed for good harvest and fortune, to celebrate the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year at the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, China on Jan. 27.

Photographer Jason Lee did a good job on this assignment. I especially like the first picture, where he captured a wide range of expressions on the faces in the crowd.