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Ushering in the Year of the Rabbit in China

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Visitors wearing rabbit ear headbands watch a night parade held to celebrate Chinese New Year in Hong Kong February 3, 2011.

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Performers dressed as rabbits are seen during the night parade in Hong Kong on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011 as they celebrate China's lunar new year. According to the Chinese Zodiac, the Year of 2011 is the Year of the Rabbit.

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Worshippers light incense on the first day of Chinese New Year at Wuquanshan temple in Lanzhou, Feb. 3.

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People pray while offering burning incense at a Taoist temple in Beijing on the first day of the Lunar New Year on Feb. 3, 2011, ushering in the Year of the Rabbit.

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