Photos: China prepares for Spring Festival

Photos: China prepares for Spring Festival

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BEIJING, CHINA - FEBRUARY 06: Chinese people decorate Ditan park to greet the New Year on February 6, 2013 in Beijing, China. Falling on February 10 this year, the Chinese Lunar New Year, 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.(Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

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Posted on February 7, 2013 at 9:48 AM

Updated Thursday, Dec 5 at 5:20 AM

The Chinese Lunar New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, takes place Feb. 11. The celebration is based on the Lunisolar Chinese calendar, and is celebrated from the first day of the first month of the lunar year and ends with the Lantern Festival on the 15th day.

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