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Year of the Snake not starting out so well for this snake

Petar Kujundzic / Reuters

A performer inserts a live snake through his nose and mouth during a performance at the Ditan Temple Fair celebrating the Chinese Lunar New Year in Beijing on Feb. 11. The Year of the Snake, according to Chinese astrology, began Sunday.

Published at 2:20 p.m. ET.

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