03 Feb '11, 4am

Asia rings in Lunar New Year

Asia rings in Lunar New Year

BEIJING: Asia rang in the Year of the Rabbit on Thursday with fireworks, lion dances and prayers that the bunny will live up to its reputation for happiness and good fortune in 2011. From Sydney to Pyongyang, the Lunar New Year was marked by a thundering barrage of firecrackers, family feasts -- and rabbits galore. In Beijing, as in cities across China, fireworks lit up the sky at midnight as millions of revellers celebrated the arrival of the Year of the Rabbit. The salvo rumbled on through the early hours of Thursday. Fire authorities in China were on high alert against possible deadly fires sparked by the festivities with the city tinder-dry because of a three-month drought across northern China. Fireworks are set off to ring in the year and ward off evil spirits but each year hundreds are reported hurt or killed in accidents across the nation of 1.3 billion people. "We...

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