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Photos: Across Asia, celebrations mark Lunar New Year


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2022 Feb 01, 17:59, Beijing

People around Asia ushered in the Year of the Tiger on Tuesday, celebrating the Lunar New Year with colorful decorations, wild dances, tributes to their ancestors and prayers for good fortune in the year to come.

A woman takes a selfie in front of decorations to celebrate the Lunar New Year in Hong Kong, Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022. The Chinese Lunar New Year falls on Feb. 1. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
A woman takes a selfie in front of decorations to celebrate the Lunar New Year in Hong Kong, Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022. The Chinese Lunar New Year falls on Feb. 1. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Cambodian Chinese community people perform dragon dance on Monday, Jan. 31, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, ahead of Lunar New Year. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)
Cambodian Chinese community people perform dragon dance on Monday, Jan. 31, 2022, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, ahead of Lunar New Year. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)
A woman wearing a face mask to help protect from the coronavirus walks a dog past robotic-themed tigers on display at a mall during the Lunar New Year Eve in Beijing, Monday, Jan. 31, 2022. The pandemic is muting Lunar New Year celebrations again this year, though people around Asia are finding ways to mark the traditional holiday despite restrictions on travel, restaurants and large gatherings. The Lunar New Year falls on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
A woman wearing a face mask to help protect from the coronavirus walks a dog past robotic-themed tigers on display at a mall during the Lunar New Year Eve in Beijing, Monday, Jan. 31, 2022. The pandemic is muting Lunar New Year celebrations again this year, though people around Asia are finding ways to mark the traditional holiday despite restrictions on travel, restaurants and large gatherings. The Lunar New Year falls on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
People visit the statues of former North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung, left, and Kim Jong Il on Mansu Hill in Pyongyang, North Korea, on the occasion of Lunar New Year holidays on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)
People visit the statues of former North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung, left, and Kim Jong Il on Mansu Hill in Pyongyang, North Korea, on the occasion of Lunar New Year holidays on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)
Worshipers pray during the Lunar New Year celebrations at the Man Mo temple in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022. The celebration marks the Year of the Tiger in the Chinese Zodiac calendar. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Worshipers pray during the Lunar New Year celebrations at the Man Mo temple in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022. The celebration marks the Year of the Tiger in the Chinese Zodiac calendar. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Chef Fong Wah-yat prepares the "Poon Choi" dish at the RenRen Heping Restaurant in Hong Kong on Jan. 21, 2022. Tighter COVID-19 restrictions, including a ban on dining in restaurants after 6 p.m., are making Hong Kong residents plan their annual reunion dinner on Lunar New Year's eve at home. To make up for lost business from dining-in, many restaurants are offering takeaways for a traditional dish known as "poon choi" for people to enjoy in the comforts of their own homes. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Chef Fong Wah-yat prepares the "Poon Choi" dish at the RenRen Heping Restaurant in Hong Kong on Jan. 21, 2022. Tighter COVID-19 restrictions, including a ban on dining in restaurants after 6 p.m., are making Hong Kong residents plan their annual reunion dinner on Lunar New Year's eve at home. To make up for lost business from dining-in, many restaurants are offering takeaways for a traditional dish known as "poon choi" for people to enjoy in the comforts of their own homes. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
The Tokyo Tower is illuminated in red and with a display in Japanese, center, to cerebrate the diplomatic relationship between Japan and China and the Beijing Olympics, in Tokyo, Monday, Jan. 31, 2022. The two projected Japanese characters read, "Future." (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
The Tokyo Tower is illuminated in red and with a display in Japanese, center, to cerebrate the diplomatic relationship between Japan and China and the Beijing Olympics, in Tokyo, Monday, Jan. 31, 2022. The two projected Japanese characters read, "Future." (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
Ethnic Chinese worshipers wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus pray to celebrate the Lunar New Year at a temple in Bali, Indonesia, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022. People across Asia prepared Monday for muted Lunar New Year celebrations amid concerns over the coronavirus and virulent omicron variant, even as increasing vaccination rates raised hopes that the Year of the Tiger might bring life back closer to normal. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
Ethnic Chinese worshipers wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus pray to celebrate the Lunar New Year at a temple in Bali, Indonesia, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022. People across Asia prepared Monday for muted Lunar New Year celebrations amid concerns over the coronavirus and virulent omicron variant, even as increasing vaccination rates raised hopes that the Year of the Tiger might bring life back closer to normal. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
A woman lights joss sticks during the lunar New Year celebrations at the Hok Lay Kiong temple in Bekasi, Indonesia, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022. The celebration marks the Year of the Tiger in the Chinese Zodiac calendar. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
A woman lights joss sticks during the lunar New Year celebrations at the Hok Lay Kiong temple in Bekasi, Indonesia, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022. The celebration marks the Year of the Tiger in the Chinese Zodiac calendar. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
An ethnic Chinese worshiper wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus prays to celebrate the Lunar New Year at a temple in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, Jan. 31, 2022. People across Asia prepared Monday for muted Lunar New Year celebrations amid concerns over the coronavirus and virulent omicron variant, even as increasing vaccination rates raised hopes that the Year of the Tiger might bring life back closer to normal. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
An ethnic Chinese worshiper wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus prays to celebrate the Lunar New Year at a temple in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, Jan. 31, 2022. People across Asia prepared Monday for muted Lunar New Year celebrations amid concerns over the coronavirus and virulent omicron variant, even as increasing vaccination rates raised hopes that the Year of the Tiger might bring life back closer to normal. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

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