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Year of the dragon celebrations in Singapore and China

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Performers from Shaanxi make their way down waterway with a "Flying Dragon" at the annual Chinese New Year Chingay parade to marks the year of the dragon in Singapore on Feb. 3. Seven countries from Egypt, China, Taiwan, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore took part in the parade which celebrates its 40th anniversary.

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Chinese performers take part in a traditional dance outside a shopping mall during a ceremony to welcome the Lantern Festival in Beijing, China, on Feb. 3. The Lantern Festival starts on Feb. 6, which is the 15th and last day of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations, also known as Spring Festival in China.

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Millions around the world celebrate the Lunar New Year, which began on Jan. 23 and welcomes the year of the dragon.