China Prepares for Lunar New Year
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Crowds gathered to watch traditional lion dancing at the opening of Beijing's largest temple fair on Sunday, the eve of the Lunar New Year. The fair at Beijing's Ditan park, or Temple of the Earth Park, is one of several colourful fairs held in large parks. According to the traditional Chinese lunar calendar, the Year of the Dragon begins on Monday. The Lunar New Year is an important event for many in China, and millions of people travel home to be with their families for the holiday every year.