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LUNAR-NEWYEAR/SINGAPORE
RTS2ZK6E 
January 23, 2020 
A man shops for couplets ahead of Chinese New Year in Singapore January 23, 2020. REUTERS/Feline Lim 
Singapore, Singapore 
A man shops for couplets ahead of Chinese New Year in Singapore 
A man shops for couplets ahead of Chinese New Year in Singapore January 23, 2020. REUTERS/Feline Lim 
LUNAR-NEWYEAR/MYANMAR
RTX6LADU 
February 05, 2019 
People select couplets ahead of Chinese New Year in Yangon, Myanmar, February 4, 2019. Photo taken February... 
Yangon, Myanmar 
People select couplets ahead of Chinese New Year in Yangon 
People select couplets ahead of Chinese New Year in Yangon, Myanmar, February 4, 2019. Photo taken February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Ann Wang 
LUNAR-NEWYEAR/MYANMAR
RTX6LADS 
February 05, 2019 
People select couplets ahead of Chinese New Year in Yangon, Myanmar, February 4, 2019. Photo taken February... 
Yangon, Myanmar 
People select couplets ahead of Chinese New Year in Yangon 
People select couplets ahead of Chinese New Year in Yangon, Myanmar, February 4, 2019. Photo taken February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Ann Wang 
LUNAR-NEWYEAR/TAIWAN
RTX4VPW9 
February 12, 2018 
A woman draws "Fai Chun", or Chinese New Year, couplets for the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year of the... 
Taipei, Taiwan 
Woman draws "Fai Chun", or Chinese New Year, couplets for the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year of the... 
A woman draws "Fai Chun", or Chinese New Year, couplets for the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year of the Dog, at a market in Taipei, Taiwan February 12, 2018. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu 
LUNAR-NEWYEAR/TAIWAN
RTX4VPW1 
February 12, 2018 
A woman draws "Fai Chun" or Chinese New Year couplets for the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year of the... 
Taipei, Taiwan 
Woman draws "Fai Chun", or Chinese New Year, couplets for the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year of the... 
A woman draws "Fai Chun" or Chinese New Year couplets for the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year of the Dog, at a market in Taipei, Taiwan February 12, 2018. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu 
LUNAR-NEWYEAR/TAIWAN
RTX4VPVX 
February 12, 2018 
Women walk past "Fai Chun", or Chinese New Year, couplets outside a stall ahead of Chinese Lunar New... 
Taipei, Taiwan 
Women walk past "Fai Chun", or Chinese New Year, couplets outside a stall ahead of Chinese Lunar New... 
Women walk past "Fai Chun", or Chinese New Year, couplets outside a stall ahead of Chinese Lunar New Year of the Dog, at market in Taipei, Taiwan February 12, 2018. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu 
QUAKE-TAIWAN/
RTX25PEN 
February 06, 2016 
A "Fai Chun" or traditional Chinese New Year decoration with couplet phrases for good luck, which reads,... 
Tainan, Taiwan 
A "Fai Chun" or traditional Chinese New Year decoration, which reads, "Blessing" is seen behind a woman... 
A "Fai Chun" or traditional Chinese New Year decoration with couplet phrases for good luck, which reads, "Blessing" is seen behind a woman praying for her relatives who were inside a 17-storey apartment building which collapsed after an earthquake hit Tainan, southern Taiwan February 6, 2016. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
HONGKONG-ODDLY/
RTR4PBTV 
February 12, 2015 
Images of "Fai Chun" or Chinese New Year couplets, which read, "Wishing you wealth and prosperity" (3rd... 
Hong Kong, China 
Images of "Fai Chun" or Chinese New Year couplets, which read, "Wishing you wealth and prosperity" (3rd... 
Images of "Fai Chun" or Chinese New Year couplets, which read, "Wishing you wealth and prosperity" (3rd R) and "Progress in Year of the Goat" (2nd R), are shown on the facade of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre in Hong Kong February 12, 2015. The Chinese Lunar New Year on February 19 will welcome the Year of the Sheep (also known as the Year of the Goat or Ram). REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY) 
SINGAPORE/
RTX17SOE 
January 24, 2014 
A shopkeeper selling festive couplets waits for customers ahead of the Lunar New Year at Chinatown in... 
Singapore, Singapore 
A shopkeeper selling couplets waits for customers ahead of the Lunar New Year at Chinatown in Singapore... 
A shopkeeper selling festive couplets waits for customers ahead of the Lunar New Year at Chinatown in Singapore January 24, 2014. The Lunar New Year which falls on January 31 marks the year of the horse. REUTERS/Edgar Su (SINGAPORE - Tags: SOCIETY) 
CHINA-MEDIA/
RTR31RD7 
May 08, 2012 
The main door of Al Jazeera's China bureau office is pictured in Beijing May 8, 2012. Al Jazeera has... 
Beijing, China 
Main door of Al Jazeera's China bureau office is pictured in Beijing 
The main door of Al Jazeera's China bureau office is pictured in Beijing May 8, 2012. Al Jazeera has closed the China bureau for its English channel after Chinese authorities refused to renew its correspondent's visa, marking the first such expulsion of an accredited foreign correspondent in over a decade. Melissa Chan had reported from Beijing for Al Jazeera's English language channel since 2007, as well as maintaining a Twitter feed with over 14,000 followers. The Chinese characters in the traditional couplet above the door reads: "Safety is blessing". REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS MEDIA BUSINESS) 
CLSA-FENGSHUI
RTR2WK8S 
January 20, 2012 
ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE IS 10 OF 24 TO ACCOMPANY A PICTURE PACKAGE RELEASED AHEAD OF THE START... 
Beijing, China 
Dragon-design spring festival couplets are seen on a banner for the upcoming temple fair of the Chinese... 
ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE IS 10 OF 24 TO ACCOMPANY A PICTURE PACKAGE RELEASED AHEAD OF THE START OF THE YEAR OF THE DRAGON WHICH BEGINS JANUARY 23. PLEASE SEARCH KEYWORD 'BLACK WATER' TO SEE ALL IMAGES PXP900-923.

A dragon-designspring festival couplets are seen on a banner for the upcoming temple fair of the Chinese Lunar New Year at Longtan Park in Beijing, January 18, 2012. In the year of the Black Water Dragon, investors could get torched again if they leap back into the market too soon. But the outlook is expected to brighten considerably later in the year. In a world of economic turmoil that's scorched investors, it's tough to make predictions, but that's the forecast for Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index if one follows the principles of feng shui - the ancient Chinese art, or science, based on 'Qi', the natural flow of energy - according to brokerage CLSA. The Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, begins on January 23 and marks the start of the Year of the Dragon. The Longtan Temple Fair will take place from January 22 to 29. The Chinese characters of the spring festival couplets reads, "Dragon Year Longtan, Accompanied by Happiness". Picture taken January 18, 2012. REUTERS/Soo Hoo Zheyang (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY)
CHINA/
RTR2W7UX 
January 13, 2012 
A vendor waits for customers at his stall selling couplets at a local market in Shenyang, Liaoning province... 
Shenyang, China 
A vendor waits for customers at his stall selling couplets at a local market in Shenyang 
A vendor waits for customers at his stall selling couplets at a local market in Shenyang, Liaoning province January 13, 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/Sheng Li (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS) 
CHINA
RTXXK4N 
February 07, 2011 
Hong Kong Stock Exchange Chairman Ronald Arculli (R) and Chief Executive Charles Li carry a Chinese New... 
Hong Kong, China 
Hong Kong Stock Exchange Chairman Arculli and Chief Executive Li attend first trading day of Lunar New... 
Hong Kong Stock Exchange Chairman Ronald Arculli (R) and Chief Executive Charles Li carry a Chinese New Year couplet which reads "May money and treasure be plentiful" and "Ride on the crest of success" respectively during the first trading day of the Lunar New Year at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange February 7, 2011. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS) 
CHINA-FINANCIAL/LAND
RTR2BAFE 
March 06, 2010 
A cat looks through a makeshift gate with written couplets at a partially demolished neighbourhood in... 
Beijing, China 
A cat looks through a makeshift gate with written couplets at a partially demolished neighbourhood in... 
A cat looks through a makeshift gate with written couplets at a partially demolished neighbourhood in Beijing March 6, 2010. A few residents still live in their one-storey houses in the neighbourhood as they did not reach an agreement about compensation with the developer. Chinese banks are taking risks by lending against the collateral of land as land prices might fall, central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan said on Saturday. The Chinese character reads, "good fortune" (L) and "to have an enjoyable lunar new year with family" (R). REUTERS/Grace Liang (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS CONSTRUCTION) 
THAILAND/
RTR2A2PA 
February 11, 2010 
Thai-Chinese calligrapher Meechai Sakulsittiporn, 75, writes Chinese New Year couplets in Bangkok February... 
Bangkok, Thailand 
Thai-Chinese calligrapher Meechai Sakulsittiporn, 75, writes Chinese New Year couplets in Bangkok 
Thai-Chinese calligrapher Meechai Sakulsittiporn, 75, writes Chinese New Year couplets in Bangkok February 11, 2010. The Chinese New Year falls on February 14 this year. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom (THAILAND - Tags: SOCIETY) 
THAILAND/
RTR2A2P9 
February 11, 2010 
Thai-Chinese calligrapher Meechai Sakulsittiporn, 75, writes Chinese New Year couplets in Bangkok February... 
Bangkok, Thailand 
Thai-Chinese calligrapher Meechai Sakulsittiporn, 75, writes Chinese New Year couplets in Bangkok 
Thai-Chinese calligrapher Meechai Sakulsittiporn, 75, writes Chinese New Year couplets in Bangkok February 11, 2010. The Chinese New Year falls on February 14 this year. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom (THAILAND - Tags: SOCIETY) 
CHINA/
RTR1WTEO 
February 08, 2008 
A man walks past a doorway decorated with Chinese New Year couplets in Beijing February 8, 2008. The... 
Beijing, China 
A man walks past a doorway decorated with Chinese New Year couplets in Beijing 
A man walks past a doorway decorated with Chinese New Year couplets in Beijing February 8, 2008. The lunar "Year of the Rat" began on February 7 in China and will also be celebrated by as many as 35 million overseas Chinese in cities across the globe. REUTERS/Grace Liang (CHINA) 
TAIWAN/
RTR1W95X 
January 25, 2008 
A man prepares to write Spring Festival calligraphy couplets for the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year... 
Kaohsiung, Taiwan 
A man prepares to write Spring Festival calligraphy couplets for the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year... 
A man prepares to write Spring Festival calligraphy couplets for the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year at a market in Kaohsiung January 25, 2008. Taiwan will usher in the Chinese Lunar New Year on February 7. According to the lunar calendar, 2008 is the "Year of the Rat". REUTERS/Pichi Chuang (TAIWAN) 
TAIWAN/
RTR1W95W 
January 25, 2008 
A man prepares Spring Festival calligraphy couplets for the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year at a market... 
Kaohsiung, Taiwan 
A man prepares Spring Festival calligraphy couplets for the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year at a market... 
A man prepares Spring Festival calligraphy couplets for the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year at a market in Kaohsiung January 25, 2008. Taiwan will usher in the Chinese Lunar New Year on February 7. According to the lunar calendar, 2008 is the "Year of the Rat". REUTERS/Pichi Chuang (TAIWAN) 
KASHMIR/
RTX42SI 
November 26, 2007 
A Kashmiri worker, Ghulam Rasool (C), writes a Persian couplet on a gravestone as his father Abdul Ahad... 
Srinagar, India 
A Kashmiri worker writes a Persian couplet on a gravestone as his father watches him outside their workshop... 
A Kashmiri worker, Ghulam Rasool (C), writes a Persian couplet on a gravestone as his father Abdul Ahad watches him outside their workshop at Kashmir's biggest graveyard in downtown Srinagar November 26, 2007. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli (INDIAN-ADMINISTERED KASHMIR) 
KASHMIR/
RTX42SD 
November 26, 2007 
A Kashmiri worker, Ghulam Rasool, writes a Persian couplet on a gravestone at Kashmir's biggest graveyard... 
Srinagar, India 
A Kashmiri worker writes a Persian couplet on a gravestone at Kashmir's biggest graveyard in downtown... 
A Kashmiri worker, Ghulam Rasool, writes a Persian couplet on a gravestone at Kashmir's biggest graveyard in downtown Srinagar November 26, 2007. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli (INDIAN-ADMINISTERED KASHMIR) 
CHINA/
RTR1ME0M 
February 14, 2007 
A woman selects Spring Festival couplets at a rural market in Qingyan town of Guiyang, capital of the... 
Guiyang, China 
A woman selects Spring Festival couplets at a rural market in Qingyan town of Guiyang 
A woman selects Spring Festival couplets at a rural market in Qingyan town of Guiyang, capital of the Guizhou province in southwest China, February 14, 2007. The upcoming Lunar New Year will fall on February 18. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA) 
CHINA/
RTR1ME0I 
February 14, 2007 
A vendor adjusts Spring Festival couplets at a rural market in Qingyan town of Guiyang, capital of the... 
Guiyang, China 
A vendor adjusts Spring Festival couplets at a rural market in Qingyan town of Guiyang 
A vendor adjusts Spring Festival couplets at a rural market in Qingyan town of Guiyang, capital of the Guizhou province in southwest China, February 14, 2007. The upcoming Lunar New Year will fall on February 18. REUTERS/Jason Lee (CHINA) 
TAIWAN
RTR190CT 
January 29, 2006 
A Taiwanese calligrapher writes Spring Festival couplets for the Lunar New Year holidays in Taipei's... 
Taipei, Taiwan 
Taiwanese calligrapher writes Spring Festival couplets for Lunar New Year holidays in Taipei 
A Taiwanese calligrapher writes Spring Festival couplets for the Lunar New Year holidays in Taipei's Dihua street January 29, 2006. Chinese all over the world will celebrate the Lunar New Year on January 29. REUTERS/Richard Chung 
TAIWAN
RTRDTNL 
February 02, 2002 
Chinese actress Liu Xiaoqing poses with a Spring Festival couplet wishing good luck in Taipei on February... 
Taiwan 
CHINESE ACTRESS LIU XIAOQING POSES FOR TAIWAN NEWSPAPER IN TAIPEI. 
Chinese actress Liu Xiaoqing poses with a Spring Festival couplet wishing good luck in Taipei on February 2, 2002. Spring Festival couplets are pasted on gateposts or door panels to bring good luck.

SK/PB 
TAIWAN
RTRD8GL 
January 20, 2001 
A boy waves the book as he waits for the ink to dry on his traditional Chinese New Year red scrolls in... 
Taipei, Taiwan 
A BOY WAITS FOR THE INK TO DRY ON HIS CHINESE NEW YEAR RED SCROLLS IN TAIPEI. 
A boy waves the book as he waits for the ink to dry on his traditional Chinese New Year red scrolls in Taipei January 20, 2001. Local calligraphic masters hands out free red scrolls with antithetical couplets wishing good luck written on them for the celebration of the Chinese New Year of the Snake which falls on January 24.

KW/JIR 
TAIWAN
RTRD8GB 
January 20, 2001 
People wait for the ink to dry on their traditional Chinese New Year red scrolls in Taipei January 20,... 
Taipei, Taiwan 
PEOPLE WAIT FOR THE INK TO DRY ON THEIR CHINESE NEW YEAR RED SCROLLS. 
People wait for the ink to dry on their traditional Chinese New Year red scrolls in Taipei January 20, 2001. Local calligraphic masters hand out free red scrolls with antithetical couplets wishing them good luck for the celebration of the Chinese New Year of the Snake which falls on January 24.

KW/PB 
TAIWAN
RTRD8G5 
January 20, 2001 
A Taiwanese boy and his sister look at a calligrapher writing on traditional Chinese New Year red scrolls... 
Taipei, Taiwan 
A TAIWAN BOY AND HIS SISTER LOOK AT A CALLGRAPHER WRITING CHINESE NEW YEAR SCROLLS. 
A Taiwanese boy and his sister look at a calligrapher writing on traditional Chinese New Year red scrolls in Taipei January 20, 2001. Local calligraphic masters handed out free red scrolls with antithetical couplets wishing good luck for the celebration of the Chinese New Year of the Snake which falls on January 24.

KW/PB 
TAIWAN
RTXK8YK 
January 19, 2001 
A trader arranges traditional Chinese New Year red scrolls and decorations in his stall in Taipei January... 
Taipei, Taiwan 
A trader arranges traditional Chinese New Year red scrolls and decorations in his stall in Taipei Ja..... 
A trader arranges traditional Chinese New Year red scrolls and decorations in his stall in Taipei January 18, 2001. People in Taiwan paste red scrolls with antithetical couplets written on them, wishing good luck, for the celebration of the Chinese New Year of the Snake which falls on January 24. 
TAIWAN
RTRD49W 
January 18, 2001 
A trader arranges traditional Chinese New Year red scrolls and decorations in his stall in Taipei January... 
Taipei, Taiwan 
A TRADER ARRANGES CHINESE NEW YEAR RED SCROLLS AND DECORATIONS IN TAIPEI. 
A trader arranges traditional Chinese New Year red scrolls and decorations in his stall in Taipei January 18, 2001. People in Taiwan paste red scrolls with antithetical couplets written on them, wishing good luck, for the celebration of the Chinese New Year of the Snake which falls on January 24.

KW/PB 
CHINA
RTXK8QR 
January 17, 2001 
Chinese perform a folk dance as traditional Chinese New Year red scrolls flutter in the breeze outside... 
Beijing, China 
Chinese perform a folk dance as traditional Chinese New Year red scrolls flutter in the breeze outsi..... 
Chinese perform a folk dance as traditional Chinese New Year red scrolls flutter in the breeze outside a temple in Beijing January 17, 2001. Local authorities were handing out free red scrolls with antithetical couplets wishing good luck written on them for celebration of the Chinese New Year of the Snake which falls on January 24. 
CHINA
RTRD24N 
January 17, 2001 
CHINESE MOTHER AND HER DAUGHTER WAIT FOR THE INK TO DRY ON THEIR TRADITIONAL CHINESE NEW YEAR RED SCROLLS... 
Beijing, China - Peoples Republic of 
CHINESE MOTHER AND HER DAUGHTER WAIT FOR THE INK TO DRY ON THEIR TRADITIONAL CHINESE NEW YEAR RED ...... 
CHINESE MOTHER AND HER DAUGHTER WAIT FOR THE INK TO DRY ON THEIR TRADITIONAL CHINESE NEW YEAR RED SCROLLS IN BEIJING.


A Chinese mother and her daughter wait for the ink to dry on their traditional Chinese New Year red scrolls in Beijing January 17, 2001. Local authorities were handing out free red scrolls with antithetical couplets wishing good luck written on them for the celebration of the Chinese New Year of the Snake which falls on January 24. 
CHINA
RTRD24H 
January 17, 2001 
CHINESE PERFORM A FOLK DANCE AS TRADITIONAL CHINESE NEW YEAR RED SCROLLS FLUTTER IN THE BREEZE OUTSIDE... 
Beijing, China - Peoples Republic of 
CHINESE PERFORM A FOLK DANCE AS TRADITIONAL CHINESE NEW YEAR RED SCROLLS FLUTTER IN THE BREEZE ... 
CHINESE PERFORM A FOLK DANCE AS TRADITIONAL CHINESE NEW YEAR RED SCROLLS FLUTTER IN THE BREEZE OUTSIDE A TEMPLE IN BEIJING.


Chinese perform a folk dance as traditional Chinese New Year red scrolls flutter in the breeze outside a temple in Beijing January 17, 2001. Local authorities were handing out free red scrolls with antithetical couplets wishing good luck written on them for celebration of the Chinese New Year of the Snake which falls on January 24. 
TAIWAN NEWYEAR
RTRZ8AP 
February 13, 1999 
A calligraphy teacher shows his students how to write Chinese new year couplets at a class in Taipei... 
Taipei, Taiwan 
A CALLIGRAPHER SHOWS HIS STUDENTS HOW TO WRITE CHINESE NEW YEAR IN TAIPEI. 
A calligraphy teacher shows his students how to write Chinese new year couplets at a class in Taipei February 13. The traditional new year couplets, which have an auspicious context, are usually hung on the two sides of a door or the wall of a house during the lunar Chinese new year holiday, which begins as early as February 13 and ends as late as February 21. All ethnic Chinese in Taiwan, Hong Kong and China celebrate this important day, which falls on February 16 this year.

LC/JIR/WS 
TAIWAN NEWYEAR
RTRLUFO 
February 13, 1999 
A calligraphy teacher watches one of his students write Chinese new year couplets at a class in Taipei... 
Taipei, Taiwan 
A CALLIGRAPHY TEACHER HELPS A STUDENT WRITE NEW YEAR GREETINGS IN TAIPEI. 
A calligraphy teacher watches one of his students write Chinese new year couplets at a class in Taipei February 13. The traditional new year couplets, which have an auspicious meaning, are usually hung on the two sides of a door or the wall of a house during the lunar Chinese new year holiday, which begins as early as February 13 and ends as late as February 21. All ethnic Chinese in Taiwan, Hong Kong and China celebrate this important day, which falls on February 16 this year.

LC/JIR/WS 
RTRATET 
January 25, 1998 
Two Taiwanese men fan-dry "spring couplets" composed by calligraphers at Taipei's train station January... 
TWO TAIWANESE MEN FAN-DRY SPRING COUPLETS IN TAIPEI 
Two Taiwanese men fan-dry "spring couplets" composed by calligraphers at Taipei's train station January 25, in preparation for Chinese lunar new year. In Chinese custom couplets, containing goodwill wishes, are hung from the walls of houses during the lunar new year. The couplets (front R) read: "When the earth warms, spring is coming" and "When the thunder lights the dragon rises".

TAIPEI 
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