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Romanians celebrate the Chinese New Year

I often enjoy the pictures that result when cultures meet and begin to blend. Photographer Vadim Ghirda did a nice job of capturing some interesting scenes.

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Members of the Chinese community in Romania along with Romanians attend celebrations of the Chinese New Year in Bucharest, Romania, Jan. 29, 2011. The Year of the Rabbit will begin on February 3, 2011.

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Girls wearing rabbit outfits attend celebrations of the Chinese New Year in Bucharest.

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A man yawns while attending celebrations of the Chinese New Year in Bucharest.