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A man injured by a firecracker arrives at the Jose Reyes Memorial... News PhotoAdult,Arrival,Arts Culture and Entertainment,Celebration,Firework Display,Holiday - Event,Horizontal,Manila,Men,New Year,Philippines,Physical InjuryPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPA man injured by a firecracker arrives at the Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center in Manila early on January 1, 2013, after new year's celebrations. The Philippines is mainly Roman Catholic but the celebrations draw on ancient superstitions and Chinese traditions in which the noise from firecrackers is meant to drive away evil spirits and bring good luck in the coming year. Adding to the danger of annual fireworks celebrations in the streets, there are over 1.2 million unlicensed firearms in the Philippines and some of those are used in the festivities. AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS (Photo credit should read NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images)