NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 23: Fireworks are lit for Chinese New Year in Chinatown on January 23, 2012 in New York City. Celebrations began in New York with the firecracker detonation, intended to ward ... more 
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 23: Fireworks are lit for Chinese New Year in Chinatown on January 23, 2012 in New York City. Celebrations began in New York with the firecracker detonation, intended to ward off evil spirits, to celebrate the arrival of the Chinese New Year, the year of the dragon. Various festivities including singers, dancers and dozens of dance troupes participate in the daylong event which includes marches through the streets of Chinatown. Millions of ethnic Chinese, Vietnamese and Koreans around the world are ringing in the New Year with fireworks, feasting on traditional foods and family reunions. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) less 
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