Chinese New Year 2012: Dragon Fever Begins

A girl looks at lantern decorations for the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year at a park in Neihuang county, Henan province January 6, 2012. The Lunar New Year begins on January 23 and marks the start of the Year of the Dragon, according to the Chinese zodiac. (REUTERS / China Daily)

Divers perform a dragon dance during an event to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year at an aquarium in Beijing, January 5, 2012. The Lunar New Year begins on January 23 and marks the start of the Year of the Dragon, according to the Chinese zodiac. Picture taken through a glass wall. (REUTERS / China Daily)

Workers set up a dragon-shaped lantern for a lantern festival to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year in Suining, Sichuan province, January 2, 2012. The Lunar New Year, or the Spring Festival, begins on January 23 and marks the start of the year of dragon. Picture taken January 2, 2012. (REUTERS / Stringer)

A worker dismantles a steel frame after setting up a dragon-shaped lantern for a lantern festival to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year in Suining, Sichuan province January 2, 2012. The Lunar New Year, or the Spring Festival, begins on January 23 and marks the start of the year of dragon. Picture taken January 2, 2012. (REUTERS / Stringer)

Toy dragons are on sale at a market for the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year in Beijing December 31, 2011. The Chinese Lunar Dragon Year starts on January 23, 2012. REUTERS / China Daily)

A worker sprays paint onto lantern parts in the shape of human hands and heads for a lantern festival to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year, at a workshop in Suining, Sichuan province, January 1, 2012. The Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, begins on January 23 and marks the start of the year of dragon. Picture taken January 1, 2012. (REUTERS / Stringer)

Workers install a dragon-shaped lantern as a New Year decoration on a wall near the Confucian temple in Nanjing December 31, 2011. The Chinese Lunar Dragon Year starts on January 23, 2012. (REUTERS / Sean Yong)

A sales representative poses behind a nine-tael 24K gold in the shape of a dragon forming the numerals “2012”, symbolizing the upcoming Year of the Dragon, at a Chow Tai Fook Jewellery store in Hong Kong December 6, 2011. (REUTERS / Bobby Yiip)

Workers install a Guan Yin-shaped lantern above dragon-shaped lanterns for the Chinese Spring Festival on a lake in Suining, China. The lantern festival runs from January 15 to February 10. The Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, begins on January 23 and marks the start of the Year of the Dragon, according to the Chinese zodiac. (Zhong Min/Reuters)

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