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Feb 9, 2016

Welcome To The Year Of The Monkey

Welcome To The Year Of The Monkey

2016 is the Year Of The Monkey for Chinese people the world over and that needs to be celebrated with lots of incense and fireworks.

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Hong Kong Ocean Park worker poses with a pygmy marmoset, the world's smallest monkey, in Hong Kong BOBBY YIP/REUTERS

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A Vietnamese woman, wearing the traditional "ao dai" long dress, poses for photos along peach blossom flowers ahead of the Vietnamese "Tet", in a field in Hanoi KHAM/REUTERS

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A girl tries on a dress ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations in Bangkok's Chinatown ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA/REUTERS

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Lanterns decorate a temple to celebrate Chinese New Year in Kuala Lumpur OLIVIA HARRIS/REUTERS

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People run to enter Guangzhou Railway Station in Guangzhou CHINA STRINGER NETWORK/REUTERS

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People wait to enter Guangzhou Railway Station in Guangzhou CHINA STRINGER NETWORK/REUTERS

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A volunteer cleans a statue ahead of the Lunar New Year celebrations at Vihara Dharma Bhakti Temple in Jakarta GARRY LOTULUNG/REUTERS

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A shop attendant sells candies in a shop selling Chinese New Year goods at a market in Taipei PICHI CHUANG/REUTERS

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A visitor walks next to one of the installations at the Magical Lantern Festival created to celebrate the Chinese New Year at Chiswick House Gardens in London PETER NICHOLLS/REUTERS

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An artist dressed as the Monkey God looks on before a performance at a shopping mall ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations in Bangkok ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA/REUTERS

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Members of a Chinese opera take a selfie before a performance at a shopping mall ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations in Bangkok ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA/REUTERS

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A shop assistant rearranges toy monkeys for sale ahead of the Chinese New Year, the year of the monkey, in Kuala Lumpur OLIVIA HARRIS/REUTERS

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People perform "Ganghuoshaolong", or in English "burn dragon with iron fire" ahead of the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year, in Jishou CHINA STRINGER NETWORK/REUTERS

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A giant dragon sculpture is pictured at a shopping mall ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations in Bangkok ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA/REUTERS

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A vendor prepares lanterns and decorations for sale ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year in central Phnom Penh SAMRANG PRING/REUTERS

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A 15-day-old stump-tailed macaque looks at artificial flowers inside a incubator at a zoo, ahead of the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year of the Monkey, in Hangzhou CHANCE CHAN/REUTERS

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A woman poses in front of a monkey-shaped installation set up for celebrating the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year of the Monkey ahead of the temple fair in Ditan Park, also known as the Temple of Earth, in Beijing KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS

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Paramilitary policemen, dressed in traditional costumes, take part in a rehearsal for the temple fair to celebrate the upcoming Lunar New Year of the Monkey in Beijing JASON LEE/REUTERS

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Fireworks explode next to spectators in front of the Sydney Opera House as it glows red as part of celebrations for the upcoming Lunar New Year of the Monkey in Australia DAVID GRAY/REUTERS

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Fireworks explode during the River Hongbao Lunar New Year celebrations at the Marina Bay floating platform in Singapore EDGAR SU/REUTERS

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People take photos of a Monkey King lantern during the River Hongbao Lunar New Year celebrations at the Marina Bay floating platform in Singapore EDGAR SU/REUTERS

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A woman behind a pink veil poses during a parade celebrating the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year of the Monkey in Brussels ERIC VIDAL/REUTERS

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A boy runs across the floor of a temple decorated with lanterns to celebrate Chinese New Year in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia OLIVIA HARRIS/REUTERS

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People photograph lanterns at a temple decorated to celebrate Chinese New Year in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia OLIVIA HARRIS/REUTERS

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A man photographs lanterns at a temple decorated to celebrate Chinese New Year in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia OLIVIA HARRIS/REUTERS

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A member of security personnel stands on duty on an empty train platform inside a station on the Subway Line Number 1 on the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year, in Beijing, China JASON LEE/REUTERS

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Vehicles drive on the Jianguomen Outer Street through Beijing's central business district on the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year in Beijing JASON LEE/REUTERS

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A woman poses for a picture taken by her friend in a temple decorated to celebrate Chinese New Year at Samut Prakan province outside Bangkok JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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A woman prays in a temple decorated to celebrate Chinese New Year at Samut Prakan province outside Bangkok JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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People rush to plant the first joss stick of the Lunar New Year of the Monkey at the stroke of midnight at the Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho temple in Singapore EDGAR SU/REUTERS

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A girl sits inside the car as firecrackers and fireworks explode celebrating the start of the Chinese Lunar New Year of Monkey in Beijing DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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People make sure that all firecrackers and fireworks have exploded during celebrations for the start of the Chinese Lunar New Year of Monkey in Beijing DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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People burn incense as they pray for good fortune on the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year, at a temple in Chengdu CHINA STRINGER NETWORK/REUTERS

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A young woman touches a statue of a stone monkey for good fortune on the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Monkey at Baiyun Temple, in Beijing JASON LEE/REUTERS

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A woman touches a statue of stone monkey for good fortune on the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year of Monkey in Beijing JASON LEE/REUTERS

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People burn incense as they pray for good fortune at the beginning of the first day of Chinese Lunar New Year, at Yuanmiaoguan temple in Huizhou CHINA STRINGER NETWORK/REUTERS

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A child runs across a temple during Chinese New Year celebrations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia OLIVIA HARRIS/REUTERS

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Performers take a part in a re-enactment of an ancient Qing Dynasty ceremony as the Lunar New Year of the Monkey is celebrated at the temple fair at Ditan Park (the Temple of Earth) in Beijing DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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People watch performers during a re-enactment of an ancient Qing Dynasty ceremony as the Lunar New Year of the Monkey is celebrated at the temple fair at Ditan Park (the Temple of Earth) in Beijing DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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People burn incense and pray for good fortune on the first day of the Lunar New Year of the Monkey at Yonghegong Lama Temple in Beijing DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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A woman takes a "selfie" at a temple to celebrate Chinese New Year in Nonthaburi province CHAIWAT SUBPRASOM/REUTERS

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Lion dancers perform amidst haze caused by firecrackers explosion during a celebration of Chinese New Year in Manila's Chinatown ERIK DE CASTRO/REUTERS

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Residents take part in a celebration of Chinese New Year in Manila's Chinatown ERIK DE CASTRO/REUTERS

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A family dressed in traditional chinese clothes celebrates the Chinese New Year in Chinatown in Bangkok JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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An elderly man smokes a cigarette during the Chinese New Year celebrations in Chinatown in Bangkok JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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A fire eater performs during a celebration of Chinese New Year in Manila Chinatown JANIS ALANO/REUTERS

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People pray for good fortune as they hold burning incense on the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year at Vihara Avalokitesvara Temple in Jakarta STRINGER/REUTERS

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Lanterns are seen in front of the 17-storey apartment building which collapsed after an earthquake, on the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year at Tainan, southern Taiwan TYRONE SIU/REUTERS

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Dancers perform with luminous costumes as they take part in a Lunar New Year parade in Hong Kong BOBBY YIP/REUTERS

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Spectators greet a luminous lion dancer during a Lunar New Year parade in Hong Kong BOBBY YIP/REUTERS

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Dancers perform a lion dance outside a local shop during celebrations of the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Monkey in Chinatown in Panama City CARLOS JASSO/REUTERS

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Dancers perform a lion dance at the Yan Wo temple during celebrations of the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Monkey in Chinatown in Panama City CARLOS JASSO/REUTERS

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A visitor displays a "Maohou" at a Spring Festival temple fair on the second day of the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Monkey in Beijing JASON LEE/REUTERS

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Performers wait for their turn to go onto the stage at the Longtan park as the Chinese Lunar New Year is celebrated in Beijing DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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Fireworks explode over the Victoria Harbour of Hong Kong, to celebrate the Lunar New Year of the Monkey BOBBY YIP/REUTERS

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Fireworks explode over the Victoria Harbour of Hong Kong, to celebrate the Lunar New Year of the Monkey BOBBY YIP/REUTERS

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