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China celebrates the Year of the Rabbit

Chinese people celebrate the Lunar New Year of Rabbit, which falls on February 3, 2011. The Chinese Lunar New Year also known as the Spring Festival, which is based on the Lunisolar Chinese calendar, is celebrated from the first day of the first month of the lunar year and ends with Lantern Festival on the Fifteenth day. See more on the celebrations here.

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Rabbits in little cages wait to be given away as prizes at a temple fair to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit on February 2, 2011.

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A Chinese artist dressed in rabbit costume poses at a temple fair to celebrate the Lunar New Year of Rabbit on February 2, 2011 in Beijing, China.

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Residents watch fireworks outside a restaurant on the eve of Chinese new year in Beijing Wednesday, on Feb. 2, 2011.

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Chinese folk artists perform at a temple fair to celebrate the Lunar New Year of Rabbit on February 2, 2011 in Beijing, China.