Chinese New Year - the year of the horse

Dancers perform a fire dragon dance in the shower of molten iron spewing firework-like sparks during a folk art performance in Beijing

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Chinese New Year 2014 has begun, setting off 15-day celebrations in China and countries around the world with sizeable Chinese population.

The Lunar New Year will end on the day of Lantern Festival, which falls on the 15th day of the first month of Chinese calendar. (IBT)

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