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Chinese New Year in Sydney

Images of a Celebration

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Australia salutes the dawning of the Chinese New Year with festivities in Chinese and Southeast Asian communities throughout the nation. In Sydney, the celebrations are centred in the Haymarket area, particularly along Dixon St, traditional hub of Sydney's Chinatown, which then become thronged with stalls, performances and merrymakers.

This year's Chinese New Year Festival in Sydney

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The Chinese dragon at Sydney's Belmore Park at Chinese New Year festivalHere Comes the DragonClose-up of painted face at Sydney's Belmore Park during Chinese New Year festivalA Face of the FestivalCostumed Chinese merrymakers pose for picture at Belmore Park during Chinese New Year festivalCostumed MerrymakersLion's head waits for its turn in the Lion DanceLion's Head
Chinese dancers in Chinese opera during Chinese New Year in SydneyChinese Opera DancersChinese stall in Sydney's Dixon St during Chinese New YearDixon St StallLanterns and firecrackers for sale in Dixon St during Chinese New Year in SydneyChinese Lanterns for SaleA giant dog (for the Year of the Dog) gets ready to lead the Chinese New Year parade in Sydney.Year of the Dog
Just before the start of the Chinese New Year paradeCostumed GirlsChinese New Year parade participant shows off her ornate headdressFancy HeaddressThe Olympic flag colors - Beijing hosts the 2008 Olympic Games - join the Chinese New Year paradeOlympic ColorsParade participants in Chinese warrior costumes ride one of the Chinese New Year parade floatsChinese Warriors

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