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A girl sticks out her tongue during snowfalls on a street in Hefei, Anhui province February 13, 2014.

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A girl lets snow fall on her tongue on a street in Hefei, Anhui province, in eastern China, on Thursday

A woman and a child are seen through an art installation in the shape of the horse at a snow covered park in Beijing...A woman and a child are seen through an art installation in the shape of the horse at a snow covered park in Beijing February 7, 2014. Beijing saw this year's first winter sown on Friday. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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A woman and a child are seen through an art installation in the shape of the horse at a snow covered park in Beijing. Beijing saw this year’s first winter snow on Friday. Read more

Chinese visitors enjoy sledding and skat...Chinese visitors enjoy sledding and skating on the partially frozen Houhai Lake during the Lunar New Year holiday in Beijing on February 6, 2014. Beijing saw its warmest New Year's period in six decades with temperatures averaging 8 degree celcius above normal and with no snowfall yet to hit the city.

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Visitors enjoy sledding and skating on the partially frozen Houhai Lake during the lunar new year holiday in Beijing. Beijing is seeing its warmest new year period in six decades with temperatures averaging 8 degrees centigrade above normal, with snowfall yet to hit the city. Read more

Indonesian performers dressed as mermaids wearing traditional Chinese cheongsam dress and a lion perform underwater in a special program celebrating the Lunar New Year at Jakarta's Ancol park on January 31, 2014.  The Lunar New Year of the Horse falls on January 31.

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Indonesian artists, dressed as mermaids in traditional Chinese cheongsam costume and lions, perform underwater in a programme celebrating the lunar new year at Jakarta’s Ancol park on Friday.

A worshipper looks on as she waits to bu...A worshipper looks on as she waits to burn incense and pray at the Wong Tai Sin Temple to welcome the Chinese New Year of the horse in Hong Kong on January 30, 2014. Tens of thousands of worshippers flocked to temples across to pray for good luck and fortune for the new year.  AFP PHOTO / Philippe LopezPHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images

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A worshipper wearing a Chinese opera outfit waits to burn incense and pray at the Wong Tai Sin Temple to welcome the lunar new year of the horse in Hong Kong. Tens of thousands of worshippers flocked to temples across Hong Kong to pray for good luck and fortune for the new year. Read more

A Visitor passes the trees decorated with red lanterns at the Spring Festival Temple Fair for celebrating Chinese Lunar New Year of Horse at the Temple of Earth park on January 30, 2014 in Beijing, China. The Chinese Lunar New Year of Horse also known as the Spring Festival, which is based on the Lunisolar Chinese calendar, is celebrated from the first day of the first month of the lunar year and ends with Lantern Festival on the Fifteenth day.

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Trees are decorated with red lanterns at the Spring Festival Temple Fair in celebration of the lunar new year at the Temple of Earth park in Beijing on Thursday

Tattoo artist Sun Lan tattoos image of horse with wings on back of client Li Sheng ahead of upcoming Chinese lunar New Year at studio in Beijng...Tattoo artist Sun Lan tattoos the image of horse with wings on the back of her client Li Sheng ahead of the upcoming Chinese lunar New Year at her studio in Beijng January 19, 2014. Li, the 28 year old office worker said the year of horse gave him a idea of having the horse tattoo on his back and it took 6 days to have the tattoo on his back. According to the Chinese lunar calendar, the Chinese New Year, which welcomes the year of the horse, falls on January 31 this year. Picture taken January 19, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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Li Sheng, a 28-year-old office worker in China, had the image of a horse with wings tattooed on his back, ahead of the lunar new year. The new year, which falls on Friday, welcomes the year of the horse. Read more

Chinese lanterns lit up in Edinburgh...Larger than life lanterns inspired by  the Terracotta Warriors, created by artist Xia Nan for the Beijing Olympics  are lit up at Edinburgh university for the first time in Scotland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday January 28, 2014.

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Lanterns inspired by the terracotta warriors, created by artist Xia Nan for the Beijing Olympics, are lit up at Edinburgh university in Scotland for the Chinese new year Read more

A couple walk beneath a display of lanterns for the Lunar New Year as China prepares for the Year of the Horse in Beijing on January 28, 2014.  China is preparing to welcome the Lunar New Year of the Horse which falls on January 31 and will see about 3.62 billion trips made by Chinese travelers during the 40-day Spring Festival travel period.

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A display of lanterns for the lunar new year in Beijing. China is preparing to welcome the year of the horse, which falls on January 31 and will see Chinese travelers make about 3.62bn trips during the 40-day Spring Festival travel period.

Health officers in full protective gear wait to cross a road near a wholesale poultry market in Hong Kong.

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Health officers in full protective gear wait to cross a road near a wholesale poultry market in Hong Kong on Tuesday.