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A dragon dance performance celebrating the Lunar New Year on Tuesday in the Chinatown district of Manila, Philippines.

Prayers and pomp to herald Year of the Pig

Chinese new year celebrations took place across Asia with visits to temples, family banquets and the world's biggest travel spree

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  • Published 5.02.19, 3:09 PM
  • Updated 5.02.19, 3:09 PM
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A performer dressed as an emperor participates in a Qing Dynasty ceremony in which emperors prayed for good harvest and fortune at a temple fair in Ditan Park in Beijing.
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People visit statues of late North Korean leaders, Kim Il Sung and his son Kim Jong Il, to lay bouquets in Pyongyang, North Korea.
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A South Korean family walks past ribbons placed on a barbed wire fence with messages wishing for the reunification of the two Koreas as they visit the border to celebrate the Lunar New Year at the Imjingak Pavilion, near the demilitarised zone of Panmunjom, in Paju, South Korea.
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An Indonesian ethnic Chinese woman prays during the celebration of the Lunar New Year at a temple on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia.
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A flame-breathing lion dance during Lunar New Year celebrations in the Chinatown area of Yangon, Myanmar.
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A fire-eater performs during new year celebrations in the Chinatown district of Manila, Philippines.
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Ethnic Chinese Thai devotees burn incense sticks for their ancestors and pray at a temple in Bangkok.
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Exile Tibetan Buddhist monks blow horns during a special prayer ceremony to usher in the Tibetan New Year or Losar, in Dharamsala, India.
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