Chinese New Year
Today is the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year, met with celebrations
and observations by ethnic Chinese and others around the world.
This year, we welcome the Year of the Ox, the sign representing
solemn hard work and prosperity - an animal that appears aptly
symbolic for these difficult times. Millions of people traveled long
distances to be with family during this Spring Festival, choking transit
systems in China especially. Collected here are photographs of people
celebrating and preparing for this Lunar New Year festivities.