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:
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