A performer wearing a traditional costume yawns as he prepares ...
Jan 22nd, 2012
(Reuters) - A performer wearing a traditional costume yawns as he prepares to march through a gate to take part in an ancient Qing Dynasty ceremony in which emperors prayed for good harvest and fortune, during the opening of the temple fair at Ditan Park, also known as the Temple of Earth, in Beijing January 22, 2012. 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. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) -
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