The Annual Minnesota Hmong New Year Celebration

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Gaoshoua Moua of Rochester wears Hmong Chinese decor while participating in the ball toss at the Minnesota Hmong New Year celebration Saturday, November 29, 2014, at the Saint Paul RiverCentre in St. Paul, MN. The annual Minnesota Hmong New Year celebration will be held at the Saint Paul RiverCentre November 28–30. Hmong New Year has a deep cultural significance to the Hmong community. It is a celebration of accomplishments during the past year and a time to welcome a new beginning. (Photo by David Joles/Star Tribune)

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Duabhli Vang of St. Paul, left, wears Hmong Chinese adornment at the Minnesota Hmong New Year celebration Saturday, November 29, 2014, at the Saint Paul RiverCentre in St. Paul, MN. (Photo by David Joles/Star Tribune)

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Celebrants arrive at the Minnesota Hmong New Year celebration Saturday, November 29, 2014, at the Saint Paul RiverCentre in St. Paul, MN. (Photo by David Joles/Star Tribune)

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Kristy Yang took the stage to dance with the group: Girls from the East Side during the Minnesota Hmong New Year celebration Saturday, November 29, 2014, at the Saint Paul RiverCentre in St. Paul, MN. (Photo by David Joles/Star Tribune)

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Kia Vue of St. Paul sports long nails at the Minnesota Hmong New Year celebration Saturday, November 29, 2014, at the Saint Paul RiverCentre in St. Paul, MN. (Photo by David Joles/Star Tribune)

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Pashoua Herr, 19, of Minneapolis, takes a selfie with her brother Jonathan Herr, 11, at the Minnesota Hmong New Year celebration Saturday, November 29, 2014, at the Saint Paul RiverCentre in St. Paul, MN. (Photo by David Joles/Star Tribune)

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GaoLy Moua, 19, left, of St. Paul, takes a selfie while hanging out with all but one of the Moua sisters during the Minnesota Hmong New Year celebration Saturday, November 29, 2014, at the Saint Paul RiverCentre in St. Paul, MN. (Photo by David Joles/Star Tribune)

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