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Lunar New Year 2015

Updated 10:53 AM ET, Thu March 5, 2015
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A visitor attaches a new year wish to a row of lanterns at the start of the Lantern Festival marking the end of Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations in Taipei, Taiwan, on Thursday, March 5. Wally Santana/AP
Visitors walk through a display of elaborate lanterns at the start of the Lantern Festival marking the end of Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations in Taipei on March 5. Wally Santana/AP
Artists perform at an amusement park during Lunar New Year celebrations in Beijing on Thursday, February 19. The Year of the Sheep began that Thursday. Kevin Frayer/Getty Images
Worshipers burn incense while offering prayers at a temple in Beijing on February 19. Andy Wong/AP
A man lights incense sticks at a temple in Denpasar, Indonesia, on February 19. Agung Parameswara/Getty Images
People celebrate the Lunar New Year at the Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul, South Korea, on February 19. Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images
A woman prays in Beijing on February 19. Andy Wong/AP
A man walks through red lantern decorations at a temple near Tokyo on February 19. Shizuo Kambayashi/AP
A woman holds incense at a Beijing temple February 19. Kevin Frayer/Getty Images
Firecrackers explode as dragon and lion dancers perform in front of a supermarket in Manila, Philippines, on February 19. Bullit Marquez/AP
Temple visitors give red envelopes with money to a lion dance troupe during a performance in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on February 19. Joshua Paul/AP
Security guards watch as fireworks go off on the eve of the Lunar New Year in Beijing on Wednesday, February 18. GREG BAKER/AFP/Getty Images
A woman prays at a temple in Jakarta, Indonesia, on February 18. ADI WEDA/EPA/LANDOV
A woman takes a selfie in front of an art installation set up for Lunar New Year celebrations in a Hong Kong shopping mall on February 18. PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images
A boy runs through a temple with Chinese lantern decorations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Tuesday, February 17. Joshua Paul/AP
A dragon dance is performed in Kobe, Japan, on Sunday, February 15, in celebration of the Lunar New Year. The Asahi Shimbun/Getty Images
Chinese performers re-enact a traditional Qing Dynasty ceremony on Saturday, February 14, in which emperors prayed for good fortune at the Temple of Heaven in Beijing. Stringer/AFP/Getty Images
A boy picks a lucky amulet on February 14 at a traditional flower market in Taipei, Taiwan, where Taiwanese shop for their home decorations to welcome the upcoming Lunar New Year. SAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images
Chinese travelers queue up at the main entrance of the Beijing railway station in Beijing on Friday, February 13. Millions of Chinese were to travel to their hometowns to celebrate the Lunar New Year on February 19, marking the Year of the Sheep. Andy Wong/AP
Visitors look at lanterns in the shape of the Chinese Terracotta Warriors at Sydney Harbor on February 13. The artwork, created for the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008 by a team of Chinese artists, is on display for the first time in Australia to launch the Australian celebrations of the Lunar New Year. PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images
Shoppers in Beijing buy holiday decorations Thursday, February 12, as the Lunar New Year, a massive celebration in many Asian countries, quickly approached. Lintao Zhang/Getty Images
Lanterns are displayed as part of Lunar New Year decorations in Singapore on February 12. ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images
A woman sells "Buddha hand" fruits for Tet, or Vietnamese Lunar New Year, in downtown Hanoi, Vietnam, on February 12. HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/Getty Images
A Chinese god statue is cleaned at a temple in Jakarta, Indonesia, on February 12. Tatan Syuflana/AP
Workers wearing panda costumes wait for the start of a promotional event in front of a department store in Seoul, South Korea, on Tuesday, February 10. Ahn Young-joon/AP
A woman poses for a photograph among decorations in Hong Kong on Friday, February 6. AP Photo/Kin Cheung
A calligrapher, left, writes auspicious characters on red paper to celebrate the Lunar New Year in Hong Kong on Wednesday, February 4. AP Photo/Kin Cheung
A girl admires painted lanterns during a festival in New Taipei City, Taiwan, on Saturday, January 31. SAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images
A couple takes a selfie against traditional Chinese lanterns at a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Wednesday, January 28. AP Photo/Joshua Paul
Tourists in Taipei, Taiwan, walk past a statue made by Taiwanese sculptor Hung Yi to celebrate the Year of the Sheep on Friday, January 23. SAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images
College students in China's Shandong province paint sheep on their hands on Tuesday, December 30. STR/AFP/Getty Images
A pedestrian checks her cell phone in front of a department store in Tokyo on Friday, December 26. TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images