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13 Amazing Chinese New Year 2014 Photos

Goodbye Year of the Snake, hello Year of the Horse!

Friday marks the start of 15 days of celebrations to ring in a new zodiac calendar year for over a billion people around the world. From grand lion dance performances to solemn temple ceremonies, the Lunar New Year is also special time for individual and collective reflection amid raucous merriment.

From a family gathering at North Korea's doorstep to a colourful underwater show in Jakarta, the following images are some of our favourites collected around the world of festivities.

Happy new year!

  • Hong Kong, China
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    An employee arranges a display of gold horse figurines in the window of a Chow Sang Sang Holdings International Ltd. jewelry store in the Mongkok district of Hong Kong, China, on January 30.
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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    A Chinese girl surrounded by the crowd as they scramble for sweets and mandarin oranges thrown by the member of lion dance troop in Tien Hou Temple as Malaysians celebrate Chinese New Year on Jan. 31 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Chinese New Year is traditionally celebrated from the last day on the last month of the Chinese lunisolar calendar to the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first month.
  • Binondo, Philippines
    Bullit Marquez/AP Photo
    A fire eater performs in front of a business establishment in celebration of Chinese New Year at Manila's Chinatown district of Binondo, Philippines on January 31. This year in the Chinese Lunar calendar is the Year of the Horse.
  • Manila, Philippines
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    A shutter delay image shows Chinese Filipinos pray at the Seng Guan Temple in the Chinese district of Binondo on Jan. 30 in Manila, Philippines. Thousands gathered today to celebrate the Chinese New Year and welcome the Year of the Wooden Horse, with New Year's Day which falls on Jan. 31. Chinese New Year is the most important festival in the Chinese calendar and is widely celebrated across Asia.
  • Makassar, Indonesia
    AP Photo/Masyudi S. Firmansyah
    An elderly woman waits for customers at her shop that sells Chinese New Year decorations in Makassar, Indonesia on Jan. 30. Ethnic Chinese communities in the world's most populous Muslim country are preparing to celebrate the start of the year of the horse.
  • Beijing, China
    Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images
    Chinese performers take part in a traditional Qing Dynasty ceremony in which emperors prayed for good fortune, during Lunar New Year festivities at the Temple of Heaven in Beijing on Jan. 31. China welcomed in the Year of the Horse which sees about 3.62 billion trips made by Chinese travellers during the 40-day Spring Festival travel period.
  • London, England
    Matt Dunham/AP Photo
    Performers pose for photographs in their lion costume backdropped by the London Eye during a photocall in London on Jan. 30. The London Eye was illuminated with red lighting Thursday evening to mark the start of the Chinese new year, the Year of the Horse, on Friday.
  • Jakarta, Indonesia
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    Indonesian performers dressed as mermaids wearing traditional Chinese cheongsam dress and a lion perform underwater in a special program celebrating the Lunar New Year at Jakarta's Ancol park on Jan. 31.
  • Shanghai, Chna
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    A Chinese woman prays at Jing An Temple to mark the start of the Year of the Horse in Shanghai on Jan. 31. Millions of families gathered together to usher in the Year of the Horse, kicking off a week of celebrations in the country's most important holiday by visiting temples, indulging in feasts of dumplings and rice cakes and exchanging hongbao, red envelopes stuffed with "lucky money."
  • Manila, Philippines
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    A Chinese-Filipino prays at the Seng Guan Temple to mark the start of the Lunar New Year of the Horse in Manila's China town on Jan. 31. Tens of thousands of worshippers flocked to temples to pray for good luck and fortune for the new year.
  • Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) at Imjingak, Paju, South Korea
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    North Korean-born Kang Myeong-wook (R) bows with his granddaughter towards the North Korean border at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) at Imjingak, Paju, in South Korea's Gyeonggi Province on January 31. Many South Korean families with members originating from the North visit the DMZ during the Lunar New Year holiday to send symbolic offerings to relatives thought to still be there.

    Meanwhile South Korea called on North Korea to honour its promise to hold a reunion of families from the two countries, separated for decades, after days of silence by Pyongyang.
  • Kudus, Central Java, Indonesia
    Andreas Fitri Atmoko/AP Photo
    An Indonesian ethnic Chinese holds up incense sticks as he prays in a flooded temple during Lunar New Year celebration in Kudus, Central Java, Indonesia on January 31. Heavy tropical downpours often cause floodings each year in the country, where millions of people live in mountainous regions and near fertile flood plains close to rivers.
  • Chongqing, China
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    People burn the incense and pray at a temple to welcome the Chinese New Year of the Horse on Jan. 30 in Chongqing, China. Tens of thousands of worshippers flocked to temples across to pray for good luck and fortune for the new year.

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    Members of the Seattle Seahawks huddle before the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game against the Denver Broncos on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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    Six months old boar cubs run during the Boar Race Festival on January 25, 2014 in Sasayama, Hyogo, Japan. The annual event actually takes place to promote boar meat, the city's specialty. (The Asahi Shimbun/Getty Images)

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    An Orthodox Christian priest prays in front of riot police near protesters' barricades during a frosty morning in central Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday Jan. 25, 2014. Ukraine's Interior Ministry has accused protesters in Kiev of capturing two of its officers as violent clashes have resumed in the capital and anti-government riots spread across Ukraine. (Efrem Lukatsky/AP)

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    Decorated camels of India’s Border Security Force stand in formation during a rehearsal of the Beating Retreat ceremony at Raisina hill which houses India's most important ministries and the presidential palace, in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 27, 2014.The ceremony performed every year on the evening of January 29 by the three wings of the Indian military marks the end of Republic Day festivities. (Manish Swarup/AP)

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    The Performing Troupe of the Tagou Martial Arts School, Henan rehearse during the 'Nuit De La Chine' rehearsal at the Grand Palais on January 26, 2014 in Paris, France. (Kristy Sparow/Getty Images)

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    A woman sells fish at a market on January 27, 2014 in Qionghai, China. Chinese people are preparing for the Spring Festival, the year of horse, which will fall on January 31 according to Chinese calendar. (ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images)

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    An Egyptian man on a donkey rides past an honor guard lining the road leading to the funeral of several policemen killed after masked gunmen opened fire at a police checkpoint in the el-Wassta district in the province of Bani Suief, south of the Egyptian capital, Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. Masked gunmen riding on motorcycles opened fire at a police checkpoint in central Egypt early on Thursday, killing several policemen and wounding two, the Interior Ministry said. (Aly Hazzaa, El Shorouk Newspaper/AP)

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    Palestinian children play on the beach on January 24, 2014 in Gaza city. (Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Workers hang a banner of Honduran President-elect Juan Orlando Hernandez, at the "Tiburcio Carias Andino" stadium where the inauguration ceremony will be held next week, in Tegucigalpa on January 24, 2014. Hernandez, of the ruling right-wing National Party, will take office for a four-year mandate on January 27. (Orlando Sierra/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Villagers evacuate their cows in an area covered by ash after their village hit by ash and mud from eruption of Mount Sinabung following further eruptions of Mount Sinabung on January 11, 2014 in Sigarang Garang, Karo District, North Sumatra, Indonesia. The number of displaced people has increased to around 25,000 in Western Indonesia as Mount Sinabung continues to spew ash and smoke after a series of several eruptions since September. Eleven deaths have now been recorded as a result of the eruptions with hundreds more falling ill. Officials expect the number of evacuees to rise as volcanic activity remains high. (Ulet Ifansasti / Getty Images)

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    Mini driver Stephane Peterhansel and co-pilot Jean Paul Cottret, both of France, race through the dunes during the ninth stage of the Dakar Rally between the cities of Calama and Iquique, Chile, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. (Victor R. Caivano / AP)

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    Nine year old Afghan boy, Zubair Ahmad plays with a plastic gun on a roof top in the old quarters of Kabul on January 16, 2014. Economic development is considered a vital weapon to stop the country from sinking back into civil war and to stem Islamist extremism after 100,000 international combat troops pull out. (Johannes Eisele / AFP / Getty Images)

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    An ostrich runs through empty streets and past destroyed buildings, after government forces on Friday retook from rebel forces the provincial capital of Bentiu, in Unity State, South Sudan, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. On Sunday senior South Sudanese government officers inspected the recaptured town of Bentiu, in northern Unity State, that was the scene of intense fighting between government and rebel forces, while a South Sudanese government official claimed rebels had badly damaged petroleum facilities in the state. (Mackenzie Kowles-Coursin)

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    Indian villagers participate in community fishing as part of the Bhogali Bihu celebrations at the Goroimari Lake in Panbari village, some 50 kilometers (31 miles) east of Gauhati, India, Monday, Jan. 13, 2014. “Bhogali Bihu” marks the end of the harvesting season in the north eastern state of Assam. (Anupam Nath / AP)

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    Pakistani youth Chaudary Rizwan, who skipped school three years ago to work and help his family, sits on his mandarin cart waiting for customers on a roadside in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. (Muhammed Muheisen / AP)

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