Filipinos Celebrate Chinese New Year 2013 : News Photo

Filipinos Celebrate Chinese New Year 2013

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MANILA, PHILIPPINES - FEBRUARY 09: A blindfolded lotus dragon waits to be blessed by elders during the celebration of the Chinese New Year in the district of Binondo on February 9, 2013 in Manila, Philippines. Only after being fitted with eyelids can a dragon 'come to life', according to traditional Chinese dragon clans. The Chinese New Year begins tomorrow and this year is the year of the snake, known by locals as 'Spring Festival' or 'Lunar New Year' it is celebrated annually by Chinese Filipinos who make up roughly 20 percent of the local population. (Photo by Dondi Tawatao/Getty Images)
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MANILA, PHILIPPINES - FEBRUARY 09: A blindfolded lotus dragon waits to be blessed by elders during the celebration of the Chinese New Year in the district of Binondo on February 9, 2013 in Manila, Philippines. Only after being fitted with eyelids can a dragon 'come to life', according to traditional Chinese dragon clans. The Chinese New Year begins tomorrow and this year is the year of the snake, known by locals as 'Spring Festival' or 'Lunar New Year' it is celebrated annually by Chinese Filipinos who make up roughly 20 percent of the local population. (Photo by Dondi Tawatao/Getty Images)
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