In pictures: Chinese New Year celebrations

Celebrations to mark the Chinese Lunar New Year, which welcomes the Year of the Rooster.
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An Ethnic Malaysian-Chinese devotee burns joss-sticks at the Thean Hou temple decorated with red lanterns in Kuala Lumpur on January 27, 2017 on the eve of the Lunar New Year. The Lunar New Year will mark the start of the Year of the Rooster on January 28. (MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Ethnic Malaysian-Chinese devotees arrive to offer prayers at the Thean Hou temple decorated with red lanterns in Kuala Lumpur on January 27, 2017 on the eve of the Lunar New Year. The Lunar New Year will mark the start of the Year of the Rooster on January 28. (MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Chinese-Filipinos pray at the Seng Guan Temple to mark the start of the Lunar New Year in Manila's Chinatown on January 28, 2017. Chinese-Filipinos on January 28 are celebrating the Lunar New Year, the most important holiday for a number of countries in east and southeast Asia, as they mark the first day of the Year of the Rooster. (NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images)
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Indonesian Muslims watch a woman dressed up in traditional Chinese costume during the Lunar New Year celebrations in Malang, eastern Java island, on January 28, 2017, in the most populous Muslim country. The Lunar New Year will mark the start of the Year of the Rooster on January 28. (AMAN ROCHMAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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Indonesian Muslims watch a lion dance during the Lunar New Year celebrations in Malang, eastern Java island, on January 28, 2017, in the most populous Muslim country. The Lunar New Year will mark the start of the Year of the Rooster on January 28. (AMAN ROCHMAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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People watch fireworks and hug on a street in Beijing on February 28, 2017, just after midnight marking the start of the Lunar New Year. China marks the beginning of the Lunar New Year, the Year of the Rooster, on February 28. (NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images)
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A Chinese lion dance troupe performs in front of a shop at Chinatown to celebrate the start of the Lunar New Year in Yokohama on January 28, 2017. (TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Visitors take pictures of a A Chinese lion dance troupe troupe performing at Chinatown to celebrate the start of the Lunar New Year in Yokohama on January 28, 2017. (TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images)
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A troupe performs a traditional dragon dance during the first day of Chinese Lunar New Year in Yangon's Chinatown district on January 28, 2017. This Lunar New Year marks the start of the Year of the Rooster. (YE AUNG THU/AFP/Getty Images)
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Members of the Chinese community perform a 'lion dance' as they celebrate the Lunar New Year of the Rooster in Kolkata on January 28, 2017. The Lunar New Year marks the start of the Year of the Rooster on January 28. (DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images)
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The dragon dance is performed during celebrations to mark the Chinese Lunar New Year, which welcomes the Year of the Rooster, at the Liberdade district in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on January 28, 2017. (NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)
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The dragon dance is performed during celebrations to mark the Chinese Lunar New Year, which welcomes the Year of the Rooster, at the Liberdade district in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on January 28, 2017. (NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Performers take part in a street parade to mark the Lunar New Year celebrations of the Year of the Rooster in Hong Kong on January 28, 2017. The Chinese New Year fell on January 28 this year and marked the Year of the Rooster in the Chinese calendar. (ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Customers browse flowers at the Victoria Park New Year Flower Market in Hong Kong on January 27, 2017, on the eve of the Lunar New Year holiday to celebrate the incoming Year of the Rooster. The Chinese New Year falls on January 28 this year and marks the Year of the Rooster in the Chinese calendar. (ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP/Getty Images)
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People pray with incense sticks at the Longhua temple in Shanghai on January 27, 2017. China marks the beginning of the Lunar New Year, the Year of the Rooster, on February 28. (JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)
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An ethnic Indonesian-Chinese devotee burns joss-sticks at a temple in Surabaya, eastern Java island on January 28, 2017 on the eve of the Lunar New Year. The Lunar New Year will mark the start of the Year of the Rooster on January 28. (JUNI KRISWANTO/AFP/Getty Images)
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A group of people perform the traditional dragon and lion dance through the streets during the first day of the Lunar New Year in Yangon's Chinatown district on January 28, 2017. The Lunar New Year will mark the start of the Year of the Rooster on January 28. (YE AUNG THU/AFP/Getty Images)
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A group of people perform the traditional dress through the streets during the first day of the Lunar New Year in Yangon's Chinatown district on January 28, 2017. The Lunar New Year will mark the start of the Year of the Rooster on January 28. (YE AUNG THU/AFP/Getty Images)
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People visit for burn incense and pray on the first day of the Lunar New Year in Yangon's Chinatown district on January 28, 2017. The Lunar New Year will mark the start of the Year of the Rooster on January 28. (YE AUNG THU/AFP/Getty Images)
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A group of people perform the traditional dragon and lion dance through the streets during the first day of the Lunar New Year in Yangon's Chinatown district on January 28, 2017. The Lunar New Year will mark the start of the Year of the Rooster on January 28. (YE AUNG THU/AFP/Getty Images)
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A nurse fixes the Chinese-inspired costume of a newborn baby to mark the Year of the Rooster at Paolo Memorial Hospital in Bangkok on January 27, 2017. (LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHA/AFP/Getty Images)