Sunday, February 7, 2010

YEAR OF THE TIGER

From the TimesOnline Photo Gallery.


People walk near a massive lantern set up for the coming Chinese Lunar New Year, the Year of the Tiger, in Lanzhou, in the northwestern Gansu province - AP




A Chinese performer portraying the Emperor, centre, is followed by an imperial entourage dressed in brilliant clothing during a recreation of the Sacrifice to Heaven ritual on the eve of the lunar new year in Beijing - Diego Azubel/EPA





A woman walks past a god of fortune figurine displayed for the lunar new year celebrations in Beijing - Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images




Chinese performers portray an imperial entourage during a recreation of the Sacrifice to Heaven ritual on the eve of the new year, or Spring Festival, at the Temple of Heaven in Beijing - Diego Azubel/EPA




Chinese performers during a recreation of the Sacrifice to Heaven ritual at the Temple of Heaven in Beijing - Diego Azubel/EPA




A recreation of the Sacrifice to Heaven ritual in Beijing - Diego Azubel/EPA



A woman carries a dragon-shaped lantern among a crowd of passengers waiting to board a train in Beijing - Reuters

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