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The Journal Gazette

Monday, February 11, 2013 7:20 pm

AP PHOTOS: Celebrating Lunar New Year around world

By The Associated Press

Lunar New Year is being celebrated in China and around the world.

Setting off fireworks to celebrate renewal and ward off evil spirits is a traditional part of the celebration. China virtually shuts down for the week as people visit with families in their hometowns.

Here's a collection of images from the holiday: