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Singapore Prepares For Chinese New Year Celebration

Fireworks light up the sky during the opening of the River Hongbao for an eleven day of lights, sights and sounds as Singapore prepares to usher in the Year of the Dog at the Float at Marina Bay in Singapore. On February 16, people around the world will welcome the Year of the Dog, one of the most anticipated holidays on the Chinese calendar. Also known as the Spring festival or the Lunar New Year, the celebrations last for about 15 days. (Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)