Filipinos Celebrate Chinese New Year 2013

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Performers remove blindfolds on a Chinese lotus dragon as a form of... News PhotoArts Culture and Entertainment,Blessing,Blindfold,Celebration,Chinese Culture,Chinese New Year,Cultures,District,Dragon,Holiday - Event,Horizontal,Human Interest,Manila,Performer,Philippines,RemovingPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Dondi TawataoMANILA, PHILIPPINES - FEBRUARY 09: Performers remove blindfolds on a Chinese lotus dragon as a form of blessing 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 makers. 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)