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A dragon raises its head and the barber picks up the clippers

Dragon Head-Raising Day, also called Spring Dragon Day, is a traditional Chinese festival that falls on the second day of the second lunar month. According to custom, getting a haircut today can bring you good luck for the rest of the year. 

Judging by their expressions, these kids don't seem to have realized their good fortune.

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A child gets his hair cut for good luck on Dragon Head-Raising Day in a barber's shop in Qingdao city, eastern China's Shandong province, on Feb. 23, 2012.

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A child gets a haircut in Hefei on Feb. 23, 2012 in Hefei, China.