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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

Images 1-12 of 18
  1. Here Comes the DragonThe Chinese dragon at Sydney's Belmore Park at Chinese New Year festival
  2. A Face of the FestivalClose-up of painted face at Sydney's Belmore Park during Chinese New Year festival
  3. Costumed MerrymakersCostumed Chinese merrymakers pose for picture at Belmore Park during Chinese New Year festival
  4. Lion's HeadLion's head waits for its turn in the Lion Dance
  5. Chinese Opera DancersChinese dancers in Chinese opera during Chinese New Year in Sydney
  6. Dixon St StallChinese stall in Sydney's Dixon St during Chinese New Year
  7. Chinese Lanterns for SaleLanterns and firecrackers for sale in Dixon St during Chinese New Year in Sydney
  8. Year of the DogA giant dog (for the Year of the Dog) gets ready to lead the Chinese New Year parade in Sydney.
  9. Costumed GirlsJust before the start of the Chinese New Year parade
  10. Fancy HeaddressChinese New Year parade participant shows off her ornate headdress
  11. Olympic ColorsThe Olympic flag colors - Beijing hosts the 2008 Olympic Games - join the Chinese New Year parade
  12. Chinese WarriorsParade participants in Chinese warrior costumes ride one of the Chinese New Year parade floats

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