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Lunar New Year festivities drawing to a close

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A Chinese boy stands in front of a tree with light decorations celebrating the Lantern Festival in a shopping area in Beijing, China, on Feb. 23. The Lantern Festival will fall on Feb. 24, the 15th day of the Lunar New Year, which also marks the end of the new year festivities.

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The Lunar New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, begins on Feb. 10 and marks the start of the Year of the Snake, according to the Chinese zodiac.