Chinese New Year 2012: Year of the Dragon Celebrations (Photos)

See stunning photos of celebrations welcoming the Year of the Dragon all around Asia.

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Vincent Yu / AP Photo

A night parade in Hong Kong.

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A night parade in Hong Kong.

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The Chinese district of Binondo in Manila, Philippines. Chinese Filipinos make up 20 percent of the population.

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A Filipino performer breathes fire.

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A visitor carries balloons outside Longhua Buddhist Temple in Shanghai.

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Members of the Chinese community participate in a lion dance during celebrations at Baubazar in the eastern Indian city of Calcutta.

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A Malaysian boy looks at the lion dance troop performance during the celebrations at a temple in Kuala Lumpur.

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An Indonesian man carries his boy to help to light a candle during celebrations at a temple in Chinatown in Tangerang, Banten province.

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A Chinese folk artist performs in Beijing, China.

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Indonesia New Year

Indonesians release a lantern in Medan, North Sumatra.

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Worshippers walk along the main entrance at the Lama Temple, the most renowned Tibetan monastery outside Tibet.

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A local resident watches fireworks as part of Chinese new year celebrations in Shanghai.

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Chinese folk artists perform in Beijing, China.