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Year of the Sheep around the world
By Reuters -
Fireworks explode above the Potala Palace during the celebration of the Tibetan New Year, in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, February 19, 2015. The Tibetan New Year this year falls on February 19, same day as the Chinese Lunar New Year. REUTERS/Stringer 

Firecrackers explode during Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations in New York February 19, 2015. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton 

People perform a dragon dance amidst exploding firecrackers as they celebrate Lunar New Year at Manila's Chinatown February 19, 2015. REUTERS/Erik De Castro  

Guards at a hotel watch fireworks celebrating the start of the upcoming Chinese New Year in Beijing, China February 18, 2015. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon 

People rush to plant the first joss stick of the Lunar New Year at the stroke of midnight at the Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho temple in Singapore February 19, 2015. Each year, at the stroke of midnight, hundreds of people vie to be the first to place joss sticks in an urn at the temple to mark an auspicious start to their year. REUTERS/Edgar Su 

A woman hangs a paper crane with her wish written on it during Chinese New Year eve celebrations in Chinatown in Manila, Philippines February 18, 2015. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco 

A fire-eater tucks peso bills on his waist which were given by revellers during Lunar New Year celebrations at Manila's Chinatown February 19, 2015. REUTERS/Erik De Castro 

A woman places another candle celebrating the Chinese Lunar New Year at the temple in Bangkok's Chinatown February 19, 2015. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj 

An art installation called the 'Lanterns of the Terracotta Warriors' stands in front of the Sydney Opera House February 19, 2015. The more than two-meter (7 feet) high lanterns, shaped in the form of China's famous terracotta warriors that were unearthed in 1974, are on display as part of Sydney's Chinese Lunar New Year Festival. REUTERS/David Gray  

An installation is seen at the Old Town Square during Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations in Prague February 19, 2015. REUTERS/David W Cerny 

A girl and her mother walk through a Chinese portable shrine during the Chinese Lunar New Year at Chinatown in Yokohama, south of Tokyo February 19, 2015. Japan's largest Chinatown celebrated the Lunar New Year on February 19 which marks the year of the Sheep (also known as the Year of the Goat or Ram). REUTERS/Yuya Shino  

A lion dance is performed to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year as visitors watch during the Chinese Lunar New Year at Chinatown in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, February 19, 2015. REUTERS/Yuya Shino  

A U.S. flag is seen on the ground among confetti during Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations in New York February 19, 2015. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

A woman stands behind statues of goats at the temple decorated for the Chinese Lunar New Year in Bangkok's Chinatown February 19, 2015. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj 

Children sing during Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations in New York February 19, 2015. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton  

Dancers perform a fire dragon dance in the shower of molten iron spewing firework-like sparks during a folk art performance to celebrate traditional Chinese Spring Festival on Chinese Lunar New Year at the Happy Valley amusement park in Beijing February 19, 2015. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon 

Dancers perform a fire dragon dance in the shower of molten iron spewing firework-like sparks during a folk art performance to celebrate traditional Chinese Spring Festival on Chinese Lunar New Year at the Happy Valley amusement park in Beijing February 19, 2015. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon 

Ducks are prepared for traditional dishes as people celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year in Bangkok's Chinatown February 19, 2015. According to the Chinese lunar calendar, the Chinese New Year, which welcomes the year of the Sheep (also known as the Year of the Goat or Ram), falls on Thursday. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj 

Firecrackers explode as members of the Chinese community perform a lion dance during the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations in Kolkata February 19, 2015. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri 

Members of Philippines's Bacolod City MassKara perform during a Chinese New Year evening parade at Hong Kong's Tsim Sha Tsui shopping district February 19, 2015. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu  

North Koreans celebrate Lunar New Year in this February 19, 2015 photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang February 19, 2015.REUTERS/KCNA 

North Koreans celebrate Lunar New Year in this February 19, 2015 photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang February 19, 2015.REUTERS/KCNA 

People touch a lion dancer during a performance for Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations at Chinatown in Lima, February 19, 2015. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo  

Performers dressed as the Wealth of God and Sheep during a Chinese New Year evening parade at Hong Kong's Tsim Sha Tsui shopping district February 19, 2015. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu  

Revellers gather near lion dance performers to celebrate Lunar New Year at Manila's Chinatown February 19, 2015. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Surinamese citizens of Chinese origin participate in Chinese New Year celebrations at a joint banquet and temple fair in Paramaribo, February 19, 2015. The Suriname government declared the festival also known as Chinese New Year as a permanent national public holiday, becoming the first country in the Western Hemisphere to do so. REUTERS/Ranu Abhelakh  

Suriname's President Desi Bouterse greets citizens of Chinese origin who are participating in New Year celebrations at a joint banquet and temple fair in Paramaribo, February 19, 2015. The Suriname government declared the festival also known as Chinese New Year as a permanent national public holiday, becoming the first country in the Western Hemisphere to do so. REUTERS/Ranu Abhelakh