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Prayers To Mark Chinese New Year

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A Paramilitary police officer watches over Chinese worshippers as they pray at the Yongchegong Lama Temple on February 8, 2016 in Beijing. The Chinese Lunar New Year, also known as the Spring Festival based on the Lunisolar Chinese calendar, is celebrated from the first day of the first month of the lunar year and ends with Lantern Festival on the fifteenth day.

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