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Third-graders Alejandra Cole left, and Avery McLaughlin second from... News PhotoDancing,Denver,Horizontal,Human Interest,Performance,Preparation,Student,USA,Waiting,Xinjiang ProvincePhotographer Collection: Denver Post Copyright - 2013 The Denver Post, MediaNews Group.DENVER, CO. - FEBRUARY 08: Third-graders Alejandra Cole, 8, left, and Avery McLaughlin, 8, second from left, wait backstage with their classmates ready to perform the Xinjiang (Uyghur ) Dance. Students at the Denver Language School ring in the Year of the Snake with their Chinese New Year celebration performance in the school auditorium. Kindergarteners through 4th grade perform traditional dances dressed in colorful Chinese costumes. According to the school principal, Chinese New Year is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. Families make way for good luck by cleaning their homes symbolizing reconciliation and forgetting old grudges in exchange for peace and happiness. The Chinese New Year (Feb. 10) follows the Chinese 12 Zodiac Calendar Year designating 2013 the Year of the Snake. (Photo By Kathryn Scott Osler/The Denver Post via Getty Images)