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Lantern Festival

People perform a fire dragon dance to celebrate the Chinese Lantern Festival on the last day of Lunar New Year celebrations in Meizhou, Guangdong province, China February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

People perform a fire dragon dance to celebrate the Chinese Lantern Festival on the last day of Lunar New Year celebrations in Meizhou, Guangdong province, China February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

People perform a fire dragon dance to celebrate the Chinese Lantern Festival on the last day of Lunar New Year celebrations in Meizhou, Guangdong province, China February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer
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A folk artist makes a shower of sparks with molten iron during a local celebration ahead of the Chinese Lantern Festival, in Luzhou, Sichuan province, China February 18, 2019. 

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A folk artist makes a shower of sparks with molten iron during a local celebration ahead of the Chinese Lantern Festival, in Luzhou, Sichuan province, China February 18, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

A folk artist makes a shower of sparks with molten iron during a local celebration ahead of the Chinese Lantern Festival, in Luzhou, Sichuan province, China February 18, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer
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People release sky lanterns to celebrate the traditional Chinese Lantern Festival in Pingxi, New Taipei City, Taiwan February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

People release sky lanterns to celebrate the traditional Chinese Lantern Festival in Pingxi, New Taipei City, Taiwan February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

People release sky lanterns to celebrate the traditional Chinese Lantern Festival in Pingxi, New Taipei City, Taiwan February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Villagers standing in a river hold a figurine of the God of Land as they prepare to throw it into the water to pray for good luck during the Chinese Lantern Festival in Jieyang, Guangdong province, China February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

Villagers standing in a river hold a figurine of the God of Land as they prepare to throw it into the water to pray for good luck during the Chinese Lantern Festival in Jieyang, Guangdong province, China February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

Villagers standing in a river hold a figurine of the God of Land as they prepare to throw it into the water to pray for good luck during the Chinese Lantern Festival in Jieyang, Guangdong province, China February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer
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A child dressed in an opera costume holds a lantern to celebrate the Chinese Lantern Festival at the Old Summer Palace in Beijing, China February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

A child dressed in an opera costume holds a lantern to celebrate the Chinese Lantern Festival at the Old Summer Palace in Beijing, China February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

A child dressed in an opera costume holds a lantern to celebrate the Chinese Lantern Festival at the Old Summer Palace in Beijing, China February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer
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Villagers carry a statue of their god as they jump over a bonfire during a celebration on Chinese Lantern Festival in Haikou, Hainan province, China February 19, 2019. Luo Yunfei/CNS via REUTERS

Villagers carry a statue of their god as they jump over a bonfire during a celebration on Chinese Lantern Festival in Haikou, Hainan province, China February 19, 2019. Luo Yunfei/CNS via REUTERS

Villagers carry a statue of their god as they jump over a bonfire during a celebration on Chinese Lantern Festival in Haikou, Hainan province, China February 19, 2019. Luo Yunfei/CNS via REUTERS
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A folk artist dressed in a lion costume performs on platforms made of tables during the Chinese Lantern Festival at Zhangji county in Wuhan, Hubei province, China February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

A folk artist dressed in a lion costume performs on platforms made of tables during the Chinese Lantern Festival at Zhangji county in Wuhan, Hubei province, China February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

A folk artist dressed in a lion costume performs on platforms made of tables during the Chinese Lantern Festival at Zhangji county in Wuhan, Hubei province, China February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer
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A performer dances during a folk art performance celebrating the Lantern Festival in Beijing, China February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee

A performer dances during a folk art performance celebrating the Lantern Festival in Beijing, China February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee

A performer dances during a folk art performance celebrating the Lantern Festival in Beijing, China February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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Worshippers light firecrackers as they participate in the night procession of the Tudigong, a tutelary deity, to celebrate the traditional Lantern Festival in Taipei, Taiwan, February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Worshippers light firecrackers as they participate in the night procession of the Tudigong, a tutelary deity, to celebrate the traditional Lantern Festival in Taipei, Taiwan, February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Worshippers light firecrackers as they participate in the night procession of the Tudigong, a tutelary deity, to celebrate the traditional Lantern Festival in Taipei, Taiwan, February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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A performer dances during a folk art performance celebrating the Lantern Festival in Beijing, China February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee

A performer dances during a folk art performance celebrating the Lantern Festival in Beijing, China February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee

A performer dances during a folk art performance celebrating the Lantern Festival in Beijing, China February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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People visit a lantern show to mark the upcoming Chinese Lantern Festival in Xian, Shaanxi province, China February 17, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

People visit a lantern show to mark the upcoming Chinese Lantern Festival in Xian, Shaanxi province, China February 17, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

People visit a lantern show to mark the upcoming Chinese Lantern Festival in Xian, Shaanxi province, China February 17, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer
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People release sky lanterns to celebrate the traditional Chinese Lantern Festival in Pingxi, New Taipei City, Taiwan February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

People release sky lanterns to celebrate the traditional Chinese Lantern Festival in Pingxi, New Taipei City, Taiwan February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

People release sky lanterns to celebrate the traditional Chinese Lantern Festival in Pingxi, New Taipei City, Taiwan February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Performers on stilts wait for a folk art performance celebrating the Lantern Festival in Beijing, China February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Performers on stilts wait for a folk art performance celebrating the Lantern Festival in Beijing, China February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Performers on stilts wait for a folk art performance celebrating the Lantern Festival in Beijing, China February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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The Meridian Gate, or Wu Men, of the Forbidden City is lit up during a light show to celebrate the Chinese Lantern Festival in Beijing, China February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee

The Meridian Gate, or Wu Men, of the Forbidden City is lit up during a light show to celebrate the Chinese Lantern Festival in Beijing, China February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee

The Meridian Gate, or Wu Men, of the Forbidden City is lit up during a light show to celebrate the Chinese Lantern Festival in Beijing, China February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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A child sitting on an adult's shoulder is seen among visitors as they flock to a temple fair during Chinese Lantern Festival in Qingdao, Shandong province, China February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

A child sitting on an adult's shoulder is seen among visitors as they flock to a temple fair during Chinese Lantern Festival in Qingdao, Shandong province, China February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

A child sitting on an adult's shoulder is seen among visitors as they flock to a temple fair during Chinese Lantern Festival in Qingdao, Shandong province, China February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer
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A red lantern is seen at the Forbidden City that is lit up during a light show to celebrate the Chinese Lantern Festival on the last day of the lunar new year celebrations in Beijing, China February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee

A red lantern is seen at the Forbidden City that is lit up during a light show to celebrate the Chinese Lantern Festival on the last day of the lunar new year celebrations in Beijing, China February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee

A red lantern is seen at the Forbidden City that is lit up during a light show to celebrate the Chinese Lantern Festival on the last day of the lunar new year celebrations in Beijing, China February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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Folk artists perform a dragon dance under a shower of molten iron sparks during an event to celebrate the upcoming Chinese Lantern Festival in Anshan, Guizhou province, China February 18, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

Folk artists perform a dragon dance under a shower of molten iron sparks during an event to celebrate the upcoming Chinese Lantern Festival in Anshan, Guizhou province, China February 18, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

Folk artists perform a dragon dance under a shower of molten iron sparks during an event to celebrate the upcoming Chinese Lantern Festival in Anshan, Guizhou province, China February 18, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer
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A performer on stilts jumps over the stacked benches during a folk art performance celebrating the Lantern Festival in Beijing, China February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee

A performer on stilts jumps over the stacked benches during a folk art performance celebrating the Lantern Festival in Beijing, China February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee

A performer on stilts jumps over the stacked benches during a folk art performance celebrating the Lantern Festival in Beijing, China February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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The Forbidden City is projected with lights during a light show to celebrate the Chinese Lantern Festival in Beijing, China February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee

The Forbidden City is projected with lights during a light show to celebrate the Chinese Lantern Festival in Beijing, China February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee

The Forbidden City is projected with lights during a light show to celebrate the Chinese Lantern Festival in Beijing, China February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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The Forbidden City is lit up during a light show to celebrate the Chinese Lantern Festival in Beijing, China February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee

The Forbidden City is lit up during a light show to celebrate the Chinese Lantern Festival in Beijing, China February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee

The Forbidden City is lit up during a light show to celebrate the Chinese Lantern Festival in Beijing, China February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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Folk artists holding lanterns perform under a shower of molten iron sparks during a local celebration ahead of the Chinese Lantern Festival, in Luzhou, Sichuan province, China February 18, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

Folk artists holding lanterns perform under a shower of molten iron sparks during a local celebration ahead of the Chinese Lantern Festival, in Luzhou, Sichuan province, China February 18, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

Folk artists holding lanterns perform under a shower of molten iron sparks during a local celebration ahead of the Chinese Lantern Festival, in Luzhou, Sichuan province, China February 18, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer
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People release sky lanterns to celebrate the traditional Chinese Lantern Festival in Pingxi, New Taipei City, Taiwan February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

People release sky lanterns to celebrate the traditional Chinese Lantern Festival in Pingxi, New Taipei City, Taiwan February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

People release sky lanterns to celebrate the traditional Chinese Lantern Festival in Pingxi, New Taipei City, Taiwan February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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