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A man holds a bouquet while waiting for his girlfriend as he is accompanied by his friend while standing under Chinese lanterns on Valentine's Day at the Happy Valley amusement park in Beijing February 14, 2014.  The amusement park held a kissing competition where about 100 couples competed by kissing in various poses and an iPhone 5S was presented to the winning couple.

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Two men stand under Chinese lanterns on Valentine’s Day at the Happy Valley amusement park in Beijing. The park held a kissing competition where about 100 couples competed by kissing in various poses and an iPhone 5S was presented to the winning couple

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 supporter of Tibetans living in exile and of Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC) workers shouts pro-Tibetan slogans during a peace march near Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India, 10 February 2014. In order to create awareness about the critical situation in Tibet and to show solidarity with Tibetans inside Tibet, the TYC carried out a Tibetan Uprising March from Dharamsala to Delhi.

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A supporter of Tibetans living in exile and of the Tibetan Youth Congress workers shouts pro-Tibetan slogans during a Tibetan Uprising March from Dharamsala to Delhi

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

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

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.

A performer wearing a traditional costum...A performer wearing a traditional costume looks on during an event organised by a shopping mall to celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year of the horse in Hong Kong on January 23, 2014. The Lunar New Year falls on January 31 and marks the beginning of the year of the horse in China.  AFP PHOTO / Philippe LopezPHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images

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A performer wearing a traditional costume looks on during an event organised by a shopping mall to celebrate the Chinese New Year in Hong Kong. The lunar new year falls on January 31 and marks the start of the Year of the Horse in ChinaRead more

Liu Chunxia, a supporter of Xu Zhiyong is detained by policemen while she gathers with other supporters nearby a court where Xu's trial is being held in Beijing

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Liu Chunxia, a supporter of Xu Zhiyong, one of China’s most prominent rights advocates, is detained by policemen while she gathers with other supporters near a court on Wednesday where Xu’s trial is being held in Beijing.