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Asians Mark Year Of The Dragon

Scuba divers performed a dragon dance at the Shanghai aquarium on January 20 to celebrate the Year of the Dragon, which begins today.
Millions of Asians are shooting off fireworks, sitting down to feasts, and having family reunions to mark the Year Of The Dragon.

The Lunar New Year that began today is the most important holiday of the year for many people in Asia.

The dragon is considered the most favorable and revered sign in the 12-year cycle of beasts that appear in the Chinese zodiac.

compiled from agency reports