In Pictures: Millions celebrate Lunar New Year

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Cambodian-Chinese place various sizes of incense sticks into an urn at a temple to mark the start of the Lunar New Year in Kandal on February 16, 2018Image source, Getty Images
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Incense sticks of various sizes were placed into an urn at a temple in Kandal, Cambodia, to mark the start of the Lunar New Year.
A woman offers money to a dog "begging" at a temple during the start of the Lunar New Year in Kandal, Cambodia, on February 16, 2018Image source, Getty Images
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According to Chinese astrology, anyone born in the Year of the Dog will be loyal and forthright with a keen sense of justice, but also stubborn, irritable and easily angered.
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There was lion dancing - and a very big dog - in Front of Sydney Harbour Bridge, Australia.
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More dancing took place in Yangon, Myanmar, where crowds flocked to the city's Chinatown to watch a spectacular parade.
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There was a more solemn note at the Lama Temple in Beijing, China, with prayers and incense. New Year celebrations in China will last for a week.
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In China's north-western Shaanxi province, people celebrated New Year with a traditional She Huo festival, dedicated to the gods of earth and fire.
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New Year revellers enjoyed kite flying in the North Korean capital, Pyongyang.
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In Kathmandu, Nepal, young exiled Tibetans performed dances to mark the New Year, known to them as Sonam Lhosar.
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Meanwhile, in Jakarta, Indonesia, street stalls had a variety of New Year souvenirs on sale.
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This temple in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, was decked out in colourful lanterns as worshippers ushered in the New Year.