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Lunar New Year gets off to Olympic start in China

February 7, 2008

BEIJING (AFP) – Drum rolls and dragon dances set off Lunar New Year celebrations here Wednesday as revellers welcomed an Olympic-themed Year of the Rat.

Children dressed as the Olympic mascots, known as the five fuwa, ...
Children dressed as the Olympic mascots, known as the five fuwa, cheer during Spring Festival celebrations on the eve of the Lunar New Year in Beijing.
(AFP/Frederic J Brown) 
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Millions will throng parks across the country to enjoy the food and fun during the holiday season and in Beijing, the host of the 2008 Olympics, there was an added dimension at Long Tan Park.The park’s temple fair was chosen by Olympic organisers to showcase the Games and bring the Olympics closer to the people.
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