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Chinese New Year - Welcoming the Ox

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. (35 photos total)

A woman walks under red lanterns at a shopping mall in Shanghai January 16, 2009. Red decorations are customarily used by Chinese people all over the world to usher in the Lunar New Year, which falls on January 26 this year. The Year of the Ox is celebrated this year. (REUTERS/Aly Song)
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253 comments so far...
1.

:O

Posted by Mikau. January 26, 09 12:53 PM
2.

Awesome compilation! Thanks!

Posted by Eugene January 26, 09 12:57 PM
3.

#35 is INCREDIBLE!

Posted by Beto January 26, 09 01:00 PM
4.

@15: HOLY!! How much firework they have need to made that?

Posted by Cess007 January 26, 09 01:01 PM
5.

Very nice pictures, as always :)

Posted by Kaineos January 26, 09 01:03 PM
6.

Strange that these is only one picture of an ox!

Posted by Jacob January 26, 09 01:04 PM
7.

Beautiful

Posted by AK January 26, 09 01:07 PM
8.

Beautiful as always [this is good]

Posted by Maureen January 26, 09 01:07 PM
9.

Phenomenal Photos. Combination of technical expertise with camera combined with exquisite composition share the content and culture of these people beyond what any words could describe. Thank you so much!

Posted by Sally Hawkins January 26, 09 01:07 PM
10.

so boootifull :)

Posted by Manuel January 26, 09 01:08 PM
11.

Beautiful, as usual.

Posted by Renaud January 26, 09 01:09 PM
12.

Thanks so much for this blog
I can't have enough, it's really amazing!

Posted by Arthur Rainbow January 26, 09 01:10 PM
13.

Wow... #35 is stunning!

Posted by Debbie January 26, 09 01:11 PM
14.

Great Pictures
Number 34 is what you see after 12 or so Tsingtao beers. Number 19 is what you get the next morning. Happy New Year

Posted by raul briseno January 26, 09 01:13 PM
15.

You never fail to deliver. Excellent pictures.

Posted by Gervase January 26, 09 01:20 PM
16.

Agreed. #35 is ridiculously amazing. Didn't even know there was a partial eclipse yesterday.

Posted by Jay Torres January 26, 09 01:43 PM
17.

#35... how?! just.... wow...

Posted by Jared T January 26, 09 01:43 PM
18.

Thank you!

Posted by Sugar January 26, 09 01:46 PM
19.

Happy year of the Ox everybody =)

Posted by zmtomako January 26, 09 01:46 PM
20.

How many inmates are in chinese prisons compared to US prisons?`

Posted by Tyler January 26, 09 01:49 PM
21.

Amazing!!

Posted by Ines January 26, 09 01:55 PM
22.

Wonderful Shots....

Posted by PCP January 26, 09 01:58 PM
23.

Well Jacob.

Its about the people. Not the animal

Posted by Jackson January 26, 09 01:59 PM
24.

lovely... breath taking... loved #8, #19, #26, #34 and #35... It''s stunning... great job...

Posted by febin January 26, 09 02:00 PM
25.

Excellent photos as ever! Thanks.
I miss the fireworks!

Posted by Anonymous January 26, 09 02:04 PM
26.

I have a greater understanding of the magnitude of big Chinese New Year is after seeing the photos. Beautiful!

Posted by Dulcita Love January 26, 09 02:06 PM
27.

I love 35. i wish there were more for that kind of series.

There are some though provoking pictures in this one.

Posted by Dano January 26, 09 02:17 PM
28.

#35 - with or without the eclipse, the sunset would still be beautiful

excellent pictures, especially those with the many lanterns.

Posted by leo January 26, 09 02:21 PM
29.

I love how #28 has "Burberry" cups! Fabulous pictures, though I wish I had been able to be in China for all the festivities!

Posted by Marianne January 26, 09 02:56 PM
30.

Thank you so much for these photos! They helped me cope with not being able to celebrate the festival this year

Posted by Gavin January 26, 09 03:04 PM
31.

I can't wait to share these with my daughters, who were both adopted from China. We had our own CNY celebration over the weekend complete with dragons and dumplings! Nothing however, like they would have experienced in their homeland. Happy year of the Ox!

Posted by Julie in Ks January 26, 09 04:07 PM
32.

Breathtaking photographs, as always.

This is the Number One news photo site on the entire internet. Fantastic!

Posted by SteveInLondon January 26, 09 04:09 PM
33.

wow! thank you for posting these!!

Posted by Anonymous January 26, 09 04:31 PM
34.

Breathtaking ...
The Chinese people sure do know how to make living celebrations ...

Posted by John D. Rockefeller January 26, 09 05:43 PM
35.

#29 brought tears to my eyes. Beautiful!

Posted by A.G. January 26, 09 05:44 PM
36.

#19 is great, No?

Posted by so1ange January 26, 09 05:47 PM
37.

33 is awesome!

Posted by david January 26, 09 05:58 PM
38.

#33 is brilliant. Subdued, yet poignant. and well placed, as well. it really gives perspective on the environment onto which the offering is given.

Posted by Liz January 26, 09 06:15 PM
39.

Although the every update continues to astound me, this is the best update I have seen all year, both in the diversity and sheer magnificence of the pictures. Can someone post a video showing the celebration pictured in #15? I also love the contrast between the somber inmates and surroundings, and the balloons in #23, and the contrast between traditional architecture and belief in #32, and the modern skyline visible beyond the foreground.

Posted by Kevin Axe January 26, 09 06:18 PM
40.

#35 is increadable

Posted by Fatih January 26, 09 06:20 PM
41.

Great.

Posted by Leo January 26, 09 06:25 PM
42.

BACAN!

Posted by Nicolas January 26, 09 06:48 PM
43.

That's one hell of a firecracker!

Posted by Dullface January 26, 09 07:06 PM
44.

Amazing pictures as always - China is a fantastic country with its culture, habit and costume.
It's a incredible country, I was there last year and intend go bach many others times.
Thanks for show it - fabulous!

Posted by ROGERIO - BRAZIL January 26, 09 07:14 PM
45.

Beautiful! Thanks a lot!

Posted by Nick Sushkevich January 26, 09 07:27 PM
46.

Well done.

Posted by Anonymous January 26, 09 08:36 PM
47.

#8 is eerie.

It's good to see that the people in #28 can still have a good time even though they survived an earthquake and lost a lot.

#35 is wicked awesome

Posted by Anonymous January 26, 09 08:39 PM
48.

Ảnh rất đẹp ( Very nice)
Happy new year in China and Wel come Viet Nam

Posted by Pham Huu Long January 26, 09 09:22 PM
49.

How nice ~~~~

THANK YOU

Posted by Nutnida [Patty] January 26, 09 09:35 PM
50.

*0*

Posted by jojobaoil January 26, 09 10:21 PM
51.

Superb photos uploaded in double-quick time, adding more Joy to the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations worldwide!

Posted by KC Leong January 26, 09 10:34 PM
52.

All of these wonderful pictures simply explode with color !No pun intended :)

Posted by Matt January 27, 09 12:09 AM
53.

Thank you for all this pictures. They are all great!!!
Especially #35

Posted by MOna January 27, 09 12:25 AM
54.

It is amazing how the ethnic Chinese communities in all parts of the world still celebrate the Lunar New Year at the same time and in similar ways, even though some, like those in Singapore and Malaysia have emigrated for generations already.

Posted by Sela January 27, 09 12:53 AM
55.

#35 very awesome!

Posted by Ananda Putra January 27, 09 01:02 AM
56.

As usual, such beautiful photos.

#34 has a really nice almost mona lisa-esque hint of a smile going on there. Plus a performer who can actually do production level make-up? impressive

Posted by geedeck January 27, 09 01:14 AM
57.

#35 is simply marvelous..

Posted by Paras January 27, 09 01:47 AM
58.

I live three blocks away from #18, and while in the US now, I can't wait to get back for the tail end of the CNY festivities. Well done on the photos!

Posted by Ben January 27, 09 02:42 AM
59.

I liked these photos, especially the one waiting for train ticket. I think that how eager people want to go home and share happy time with their familly.

Posted by Lilan January 27, 09 03:41 AM
60.

The caption for No. 34 could be: Look into my eyes, look into my eyes, the eyes, the eyes, not around the eyes, don't look around the eyes, look into my eyes...

And the caption for No. 19 would be: And you're under. Happy New Year!

Posted by thathitsthemark January 27, 09 03:59 AM
61.

Superb. I Noticed the color 'Red" dominating. Happy New Year to all Chinese. May this Year bring u all, Luck Peace,Prosperity,Happiness,Joy.............

Posted by Mamatha Ravi January 27, 09 04:17 AM
62.

Mr Wang say Happy New Year

Posted by mr wang January 27, 09 04:21 AM
63.

35.... you could wait all your life and never take that frame.

Posted by frogger January 27, 09 04:51 AM
64.

gong xi fa cai 2all

Posted by lar100 January 27, 09 05:57 AM
65.

Having recently been to China, these bring back the best of her WONDERFUL people! The Templ of Heaven Plza, the dumplings, the beautiful faces, and colorful plastic stools EVERYWHERE! But for sheer "finding the right moment" I LOVE the little boy under the Lantern shadows in #30, and the perfect illustration of the juxapostion of old & new that is China, in #32. And I didi NOT see lanterns like those in #24... Next trip!

THANK YOU!

Posted by zipadeedudette January 27, 09 06:59 AM
66.

Awsome !
#1, #8, #19, #34 and #35 are my favourites.
@ raul briseno : lol !
Happy year of the ox !

Posted by Elisabeth January 27, 09 07:12 AM
67.

Wonderful, terrific !!!
THANK YOU VERY MUCH !!!

Posted by Chris January 27, 09 07:49 AM
68.

Beautiful shots! Thnkx for showing them.

Posted by John (the Netherlands) January 27, 09 07:51 AM
69.

Wishing a Happy OX year to all.May it bring Harmony and work to all

Posted by rpung January 27, 09 08:37 AM
70.

Happy New Year to All, Wish Year of Ox will bring a Bull Market!!!

Posted by Daniel January 27, 09 10:07 AM
71.

Beautiful photos
Happy New Year Everybody

Posted by Courtney January 27, 09 10:17 AM
72.

Amazing!!!!!!

Posted by Gonzalo Jimenez January 27, 09 10:31 AM
73.

W O W....

Posted by Claudius January 27, 09 10:42 AM
74.

# 34 is really cool because it makes you realize how differrnt their culture is than ours.

Posted by Caleb Watson January 27, 09 11:35 AM
75.

just... WOW

Posted by Serj Nosy January 27, 09 11:52 AM
76.

I love the effect in #9. Red is such a lovely color.

#35.. woah. I live right along Manila Bay, and I never knew there was a view like THAT at night. In fact, my brain's refusing to make sense of the size, since I've never seen the sun that large. The things we miss all around us, huh? I really should go out more. Haha.

Posted by G January 27, 09 11:53 AM
77.

AMAZING, SPECTACULAR,LOVELY CHINESE PICTURES. THE OLD WOMANS SHOT WAS SO ARTISTIC, MAYBE I WILL BE LIKE HER NOT LONG FROM NOW.THE SOLAR ECLIPSE SHOT IN MANILA BAY WAS SPECTACULR, LOVE IT. THANKS FOR ALL THE AMAZING PICTURES WHO EVER TOOK ALL THOSE SHOT, THANK YOU.

Posted by DONNA TOLEDO January 27, 09 11:55 AM
78.

Gorgeous!

Posted by Earth Beauty January 27, 09 12:18 PM
79.

Great Job again !!!! Thanks a lot !!!!!

Posted by Vikraman January 27, 09 12:41 PM
80.

Beautiful, beautiful. I'm curious though why there weren't any pictures from Guangdong Province...but overall, I'm impressed that there were pictures from so many different parts of China and other places in Asia!

Posted by MIT05 January 27, 09 12:55 PM
81.

damn. i will say those asians really know how to put on a new years celebration. and at the last picture... how can the sun even get that large? thats crazay!

Posted by bob January 27, 09 01:11 PM
82.

I'M TYPE IN ALL CAPS BECAUSE I HAVE A VERY IMPORTANT COMMENT THAT I WANT YOU ALL TO READ.

Posted by nUMBER 77 January 27, 09 03:55 PM
83.

Nice photos! My fav is:34 and 35.

Posted by Ákos from Hungary January 27, 09 04:32 PM
84.

the last one is pic of the year material

Posted by v January 27, 09 05:45 PM
85.

nothing short of amazing!
gung hay fat choy!

Posted by Emmanuel Buenviaje January 27, 09 06:27 PM
86.

Simply mind blowing!

Posted by Antonio B. Barber Sr. January 27, 09 06:58 PM
87.

Solar Eclipse,BREATH TAKING!! Good to hear you again. I am in Texas for keeps.

Posted by amelia January 27, 09 07:27 PM
88.

Wonderful indeed I enjoy the nice photos collections.
Aswin Harriman Vancouver Canada

Posted by Aswin Harriman January 27, 09 07:43 PM
89.

I love #35, what a great shot of a partial eclipse on the ocean!

Posted by Roger T January 27, 09 10:08 PM
90.

NICE &BEAUTIFUL PHOTO AND THANKS I LIKE IT TO C

Posted by NAVIN January 27, 09 11:22 PM
91.

NICE &BEAUTIFUL PHOTO AND THANKS I LIKE IT TO C

Posted by NAVIN January 27, 09 11:23 PM
92.

Awsome pictures, thank you very much! What a way to start the Year of the Ox! Happy New Year!

Posted by Bert January 28, 09 03:14 AM
93.

its awesome

Posted by Kenneth T. January 28, 09 06:20 AM
94.

Amazing from the UK

Posted by Gary January 28, 09 07:23 AM
95.

A FULL solar eclipse will swing across China July 22nd 2009. Shanghai is a spot I chose to go to, to view it but as it is, my plans have changed. Go there if you can make it....

Posted by bigdogs January 28, 09 08:07 AM
96.

AWESOME PICTURES

Posted by GRETHA OWEN January 28, 09 08:24 AM
97.

Exquisite beauty, sadness, tradegy and ecstasy all combined - Beautiful!

Posted by John January 28, 09 08:44 AM
98.

Great pics, thank you, Big PIcture :)
My favorites are 29,30 and 35.
WIsh us all around a very Happy Year of the Ox!

Posted by Galina, Sofia BG January 28, 09 08:58 AM
99.

love this blog

Posted by otto January 28, 09 09:45 AM
100.

I love those wonderfull worldwide celebrations of the Chinese lunar New Year of the Ox and send my good wishes herewith from Holland!

Posted by Rita Pouw January 28, 09 09:57 AM
101.

I feel so lucky that I live in Beijing, China!
thanks for all your comments and good words from all around the world!
God bless you~

Posted by Lenny January 28, 09 11:16 AM
102.

This kind of celebration can only take place in China, beautiful, spectaculary, powerful and fantastic.

Posted by Ron Lie January 28, 09 01:26 PM
103.

Gorgeous as usual.

Posted by Dylan January 28, 09 02:57 PM
104.

Wonderful! Beautiful!

Posted by Anonymous January 28, 09 04:12 PM
105.

GREAT COMPILATION ! DEMONSTRATES THE STRONG TRADITIONAL VALUES
OF THE ASIAN CULTURE GLOBALLY. HOPE WE SEE MORE OF THIS.

GREAT ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY. DESERVES AN OSCAR!

Posted by HENRY LEE January 28, 09 04:15 PM
106.

Fantastic photos! Happy Year of the Ox.

Posted by Ming Yann of Singapore January 28, 09 05:58 PM
107.

Beautiful photos! Great selection you've chosen.

Posted by AN January 28, 09 06:00 PM
108.

BEAUTIFUL PICS. THE COLORS ARE AMAZING. THEY MAKE ONE FEEL LIKE CELEBRATING.

Posted by RUTH SAVAGE January 28, 09 07:15 PM
109.

REDONKULOUS PICS...AWESOME

Posted by MIKE January 28, 09 07:37 PM
110.

Fantastic photos!!, Amazing

Posted by Tony January 28, 09 08:10 PM
111.

Amazing!! I love all of them especially pic no. 14. It's so real. Thanks for the hard work of the photographers. Excellent!!

Posted by Lillian January 28, 09 10:38 PM
112.

What a rich Chinese cultures!

Posted by Kam January 28, 09 11:09 PM
113.

Amazing colours. This site always has amazing pis. Happy New Year everyone!

Posted by Kevin January 29, 09 12:10 AM
114.

Opppppppppppppppppppps!!! good.

Posted by Christina Hu January 29, 09 12:46 AM
115.


Great Pictures! Thank you.

Zhuhai, China

Posted by Larry January 29, 09 03:12 AM
116.

Great photos, BUT WHY AREN'T THERE MORE FROM HONG KONG?!

Posted by L CHAN January 29, 09 04:52 AM
117.

Cazzo ... che bello !

Posted by Ben January 29, 09 05:39 AM
118.

amazing pics - #19 is great - so much detail, made me smile!

Posted by ben January 29, 09 07:00 AM
119.

wow, the photos are really beautiful :)

Posted by QuaChee January 29, 09 09:52 AM
120.

The colour RED is really dominating, which makes the pictures eye-catching

Posted by Eric January 29, 09 11:04 AM
121.

(@)(@)
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That's Awesome

Posted by Colin January 29, 09 11:53 AM
122.

#19 is not right!!!!!!!

Posted by jerry January 29, 09 01:13 PM
123.

Magníficas fotos. China, séculos de cultura e sabedoria. Mas, existe uma cidade no interior de Minas Gerais, Nepomuceno, que daria fotos de paisagens e pessoas muito melhores como a vista da Marciolândia, o Toninho e o Zeca da tia Vanja por exemplo.

Posted by Márcio January 29, 09 01:30 PM
124.

Great pictures and bring the New Year atmonsphere to me

Posted by wu9302 January 29, 09 02:43 PM
125.

I MUST ADD TO THE COMMENTS ON PORTRAIT #35...EXTRAORDINARY!!!!!!!! THANKS ROCCO...
BILLY MAC, COLUMBIA SC
THE BIG PICTURE IS THE ABSOLUTE BEST ON EARTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by BILLY MAC January 29, 09 03:34 PM
126.

Thank you

Posted by Gail Emanuelson-Sanchez January 29, 09 05:04 PM
127.

Happy New Lunar Year of the Ox to everyone in the world. Please retain the feelings these pictures invoke.

Posted by Benji Wong, San Francisco, CA USA January 29, 09 05:36 PM
128.

Great!!

Posted by 焦糖 January 29, 09 08:00 PM
129.

Amazing photography of a cultural tradition....

Posted by John Cooper January 29, 09 10:13 PM
130.

# 35 is A.W.E.S.O.M.E
Happy New Year to all!

Posted by Nikhil Mehta January 30, 09 03:13 AM
131.

what beautiful pic....Congrads.. to all...

Posted by Avis January 30, 09 07:44 AM
132.

very impressive and great art.Can anybody tell me where the crushing number of people go to relieve themselves?Please help.

Posted by Jack January 30, 09 09:29 AM
133.

that is so cool what you do in china i what to live thar what grat pichits

Posted by Anonymous January 30, 09 10:39 AM
134.

The colors and the way these pictures capture the face of China is remarkable. Happy New Year!

Posted by jerry Linhares January 30, 09 11:22 AM
135.

am i the only one that sees all those worms piled up in the 3rd picture?
thats nasty....

Posted by beth January 30, 09 12:14 PM
136.

these pictures are great. Happy Chinese New Year.

Posted by Kaitlyn January 30, 09 12:18 PM
137.

Happy New Year China!!...you have come a long way.... I was amazed as to how far you have advanced...what an Amazing & rich Culture.

Posted by Betty January 30, 09 02:51 PM
138.

To Beth (135):
They are not worms. They are shrimps, just thawed from frozen.

Posted by jason January 30, 09 03:08 PM
139.

vey nice pictures ,thank you

Posted by ronel calvert January 30, 09 03:39 PM
140.

I, like the Chinise pitures because there interseting and weid.

Posted by Lynniesha January 30, 09 05:03 PM
141.

I love pictures #3, #4, #11, #12, #14 and #19

But really they are all fantastic.. thanks.

Happy new year all!!

Posted by dogz January 30, 09 05:04 PM
142.

simply great, so much fun

Posted by william castro January 30, 09 05:56 PM
143.

all pictures are great! they're not only beautiful in our eyes, but loves to share for all human beings, that is the point, the great meaning of the chinese new year's wishes!

Posted by chitwanli January 30, 09 09:21 PM
144.

So Beautiful !!!!

Posted by J_Prapaichit January 30, 09 09:30 PM
145.

NOW IT IS GREAT TIME TO LEARN ...OR ADOPT....THE CHINESE GREAT WISDOM.... " SHARING YOUR WEALTH TO OTHERS " WILL GREATLY HELP THIS WORLD ECONOMY TO RECOVER AND BE BACK TO ITS FEET.....A LASTING SOLUTION TO THE BROKEN WORLD ECONOMY.....AND YES , A HAPPY AND HARMONIOUS WORLD ......HELPING EACH OTHER, FOR BETTER A WORLD .....A BETTER TOMORROW .....FOR CENTURIES TO COME

Posted by DANILO G. YMASA January 30, 09 10:16 PM
146.

This is a marvelous tribute to the Chinese culture. We should enjoy, learn, relate to all this. It is wonderful to see the art, the joy and the long line of history and beauty that is China. Our years in Asia were a growth and joy we never expected.

Kelleys in Oregon

Posted by Gerry and Alice Kelley January 30, 09 11:04 PM
147.

Great pictures.

Posted by Eugene January 31, 09 12:00 AM
148.

KUNG HEI FAT CHOI!

Posted by Marissa January 31, 09 12:45 AM
149.

Thank you very much for all those who made his wonderful presentation posssible! I like it very much, especially the photo No.19.

Posted by Teresa Fu Barreto from Portugal January 31, 09 05:32 AM
150.

nice picture

Posted by rim January 31, 09 07:20 AM
151.

The manila Bay eclipse (#35) is my new desktop back ground. The pictures are wonderful. Thank you and Happy New Year to all!

Posted by Dan D January 31, 09 09:14 AM
152.

Beautiful pictures. Enjoyed ALL of them. So colorful.

Posted by Yvonne January 31, 09 10:53 AM
153.

VERY BEAUTIFUL !!!!!!!!!

Gong Xi Fat Chai
Kung Hei Fat Choy
Xin Nian Khuai Lek
Wan Se Ru Yi

Posted by Anto Cheyn January 31, 09 12:34 PM
154.

I am really touched by #33 where the folks paid respect to their parents and ancestors from South Korea.

Posted by Maria from US January 31, 09 12:44 PM
155.

Please NOTE that to the world --- NOT everyone goes to the TEMPLE is Buddhist ! Those temple-goers may be Buddhist, Taoist, Sky / Heaven Worshippers, Deity Worshippers, or simply lay persons.

Posted by Eddy Au (Sydney, Australia) January 31, 09 06:09 PM
156.

Hello,
Michaela here again.
The colour in these pictures is so vivid. Truly inspiring! I almost feel I am there myself! I particularly like the performer smoking a cigarette - and I hate cigarettes, but it makes it so real! Thank you so much!

Posted by Michaela Ashby January 31, 09 06:37 PM
157.

my favorite was the last picture of the partial eclipse and of the woman with the make up for her performance.

Posted by Anonymous January 31, 09 08:53 PM
158.

Magnifiques photos, un grand moment de plaisir, couleurs, compositions un véritable régal

Posted by gilbert tourgis February 1, 09 03:42 AM
159.

A New year is MORE new-year like in north China than in South, and more in countryside than in the big cities. Traditions never die!
Best wishes to all in the year of OX! GONG XI FA CAI!

Posted by Duan at Xiamen, China February 1, 09 04:28 AM
160.

What a impression!!

Posted by Judy February 1, 09 08:46 AM
161.

pictures 29,30,33, and 35 are amazing. I especially like the story of two people praising their ancestors. There's something very personal to that. It evokes a feeling of warmth and intimacy, it's an action you feel, and not just do. The little boy running in his colored socks is especially joyous; youth's work at it's best :)

Posted by Nick L February 1, 09 09:46 AM
162.

Wonderful pictures!!!

Posted by A. Masalaysay February 1, 09 02:12 PM
163.

beautiful pictures,Happy New Year to everybody!!!

Posted by Romina Roxas February 1, 09 04:49 PM
164.

Temple of Heaven in Beijing is beautiful. Proud to be a part of this ancient & colorful culture.

Posted by Corinne February 1, 09 05:37 PM
165.

Its wonderful to see how different peoples around the world celebrate their holidays. Here in America, I'm afraid we've gotten away from those customs. So sad to admit that, but its true.
Gorgeous pictures, thank you so much for sharing.

Posted by Terri February 1, 09 06:34 PM
166.

WOW! the photogarphy was simply fantastic. Happy New Year to all

Posted by Philip Thomas February 1, 09 08:21 PM
167.

Thank you for sharing.
"Prosperity is measured not by the wealth you have,
But by the generosity you possess."

I wish you all a Happy and Prosperous Chinese Lunar New Year

Posted by Jane Vong Holmes, Kuala Lumpur February 1, 09 09:12 PM
168.

Great..!! nice short..

Posted by Tohbas February 1, 09 09:39 PM
169.

Oh .....Beautiful, beautiful ...wonderful and yet again wonderful.
Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence. Wishing all a prosperous and happy lunar Chinese New Year.

Posted by G.T.Tjoa February 1, 09 11:39 PM
170.

That's China!

Posted by gropius February 2, 09 12:12 AM
171.

such a nice photo..

Posted by Mark Chuah February 2, 09 03:17 AM
172.

Miss these kind of ambience,events and shows in Montreal(quebec)!!!

Posted by hng February 2, 09 08:12 AM
173.

Excellent pictures, good culture for the Chinese returning home to pay respect to their parents/elders during Lunar New Year (pictures #4,#5) but these scenery will soon disappear when booking Train tickets on lines and when China completes their fast train (350 km per hour)

Posted by soetadi Limin February 2, 09 09:11 AM
174.

Steve,
Although I have not spoken to you in years, these pictures are worth a conversation! WOW!

Posted by Scot Miller February 2, 09 09:35 AM
175.

Absolutely unbelievable. No wonder the Olympics were fantastic.

Posted by elaine.lucas February 2, 09 03:25 PM
176.

Nice photos!ºÃͼƬ!

Posted by Õźã±ó February 2, 09 08:27 PM
177.

Outstanding, memorable photos. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Posted by Emil Fischer February 3, 09 01:18 AM
178.

I have never in my long life seen a more wonderful collection of pictures that are such glorious examples of China and its people.....

Posted by Charra DeMarco February 3, 09 04:27 AM
179.

From Las Vegas: These are wonderful photographs. Thank you for sharing with everyone in the world. For us who never get to see the rest of the world these photographs are priceless. It lets us appreciate our world more and hopefully opens our hearts for better understanding and tolerance of each other. Happy New Year to all in China.

Posted by JOAN February 3, 09 03:18 PM
180.

Amazing pictures!

Posted by Irene February 3, 09 03:22 PM
181.

BEAUTIFUL PICTURES OF DIFFERENT CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS....EXCELLENT JOB...WELL DONE...

Posted by M. HUEY February 3, 09 03:27 PM
182.

Great photography. The new year captured well. Cheers !

Posted by EccA February 3, 09 04:31 PM
183.

Those are the most colorful and amazing pictures I have seen in a long time. Kudos to the photog.

Posted by Tina Filkins February 3, 09 10:17 PM
184.

How beautiful these pictures are! I am one of the fortunate ones who was able to visit the People's Republic and have a scrap book of pictures to prove it! If you go, be sure and make arrangements to travel in a small party, the extra cost is worth it!

Posted by Oregon, USA February 3, 09 10:27 PM
185.

The eclipse is stunning! One of the best photos I've seen in a long time. INSPIRING!

Posted by LORI February 3, 09 10:52 PM
186.

15 and 35 nice

Posted by lai February 4, 09 12:33 AM
187.

One of the best collections I can remember. Great job!!
Wishing everyone on this planet a year of peace, happiness and prosperity.

Posted by eddie February 4, 09 09:01 AM
188.

fantastic!!

Posted by Evadeane Peters February 4, 09 09:45 AM
189.

Bless us all! Let the beauty transcend the year!

Posted by shee February 4, 09 12:43 PM
190.

Excellent Photos that captured the Spirit of the OX Chinese New Year!

Posted by Wh Hh February 4, 09 01:03 PM
191.

Saluton al la tutaj ge-esperantistoj kiu logas en Chinio !
fom Jane in Cumbria, England

Posted by Jane Rayner February 4, 09 04:03 PM
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Dear Talented Photographers:
Thank you all for all the exquisite and memorable photographs you took during the Chinese New Year of Ox. They are especially memorable and extra special to all overseas Chinese like myself who left China many years ago. I appreciate all your diligent hard work to compile them together so we can enjoy all year round and share with all my Chinese friends and relatives. Thank you again for your effort and hard work! May this Year of Ox brings you the best of health, happiness and prosperity!!! Marianne Lam from Los Angeles, CA.

Posted by Marianne Lam February 4, 09 04:04 PM
193.

Wonderful photographs! This is my year, as I was born in 1961!!

Posted by Monica Pileggi February 4, 09 05:09 PM
194.

FABULOUS DISPLAY OF CHINESE CULTURE AND COLOR...
CONGRATULATIONS!!

Posted by Milton Barragan-Dumet from Quito ECUADOR February 4, 09 05:54 PM
195.

thank you the best I have ever seen

Posted by ramlad in canada February 4, 09 08:13 PM
196.

Belaj fotoj! Pacan jaron kaj estonton deziras al ĉiuj Stephen, Anglio.

Posted by Stephen Thompson February 5, 09 05:23 AM
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EXCELENTES FOTOS, ME ENCANTARON!!!!!!
SALUDOS DESDE MONTERREY, N.L. MEXICO

Posted by ELVE February 5, 09 04:19 PM
198.

Beautiful pictures. Bless you for compiling all these wonderful pictures!

Posted by Rosettie Lam February 5, 09 08:38 PM
199.

Excellent pictures of the comemoration of the year of thr Ox

Posted by Stefan Horvath February 5, 09 08:50 PM
200.

Amazing. Thanks for all these photos. It's truely a great gift to Chinese people overseas. While most of these photos show the cheerful side about the Chinese New Year, the one taken at the border of S/N Korea is very heart touching. Also, I really like the last one with the partial eclips.

Posted by Tom Chan (Toronto, Canada) February 5, 09 09:40 PM
201.

Great Work and many thanks for sharing.
Happy Chinese New Year to all of you.

from K.arman Tani,St.Louis,Missouri,USA

Posted by K.Tani February 5, 09 10:36 PM
202.

Touching! All the best to the coming new year!

Posted by Lynn February 5, 09 11:05 PM
203.

nice pics

Posted by paul lum February 6, 09 12:56 AM
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fantastica Cina Happy Year of the Ox

Posted by Maria Luisa February 6, 09 02:47 AM
205.

very nice!

Posted by Ovidiu February 6, 09 04:15 PM
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nice pics. i love u rock

Posted by crystal February 6, 09 05:40 PM
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WOW ..... GEORGOUS!!!!! .... OUTSTANDING Pictures ... the one taken at the border of S/N Korea is very touching ... I appreciate your hard work and ...
Happy Chinese Lunar New Year and May this year of OX brings us all the best of health,happiness and prosperity!!

Posted by B.T The February 6, 09 07:53 PM
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Beautiful displays! being the 3rd generaion Californian of Chinese descent, I am impressed by the celerbation each year. My grandparents immigrated from China to California in 1860 and all of their eleven children were born in California from 1876 to 1907.

Posted by Stanford S. Lee February 6, 09 07:59 PM
209.

#33 Touched my heart... All the photos, just amazing...

Posted by Dorothy February 6, 09 11:41 PM
210.

The richness of the Chinese culture makes these amazing photos!!!
They are treasures....
Kung Hei Fat Choy!!!!!
Happy New Year of the OX!!!

Posted by C. Law February 7, 09 03:54 PM
211.

The Pictures are just so vibrant and breathless to see the array of the chinese culture all over the world. Its so emotional to see my own hometown ( Kuala Lumpur) when you're in Toronto, Canada.

Posted by Kim Liu February 7, 09 05:51 PM
212.

Absolutely fantastic color and composition--probably the finest I have ever seen!
It is distressing to have demonstrated again how little we in the west know and understand of Chinese culture.

Posted by Connie and George Ritch February 7, 09 10:31 PM
213.

The ox is my symbol and so this was truley amazing for me to see.
Amanda(USA)

Posted by Anonymous February 8, 09 01:42 AM
214.

A lot of rich, fat and wasteful Chinese; I will not save any food for them again

Posted by Frank Gildner February 8, 09 09:20 AM
215.

great photos.great celebration!

Posted by ptlow February 9, 09 02:37 AM
216.

Wonderful pictures, great work. Thank you for sharing these great pictures with the world.
Happy New Year of the Ox !

Posted by KT Leong February 9, 09 04:21 AM
217.

The pictures showed the dynamics of this important season for our Chinese friends. Thanks for sharing them.

Posted by Monica from South Africa February 9, 09 05:01 AM
218.

Fantastic shots! Great photography! Thanks for the memories.

Posted by Michael Soo-Chan February 9, 09 05:56 AM
219.

What What What a a a beutiful beutiful beutiful picture picture picture yay yay yay yayayayayayayayyayayaayayayayayyayayayayayaya

Posted by Henry February 9, 09 08:43 PM
220.

Beautiful amd amazing pictures. Makes me proud of my background and culture

Posted by Allen Pang February 10, 09 05:28 PM
221.

Absolutely beautiful pictures. They are inspiring photographs.

Posted by Patrick Kelley February 10, 09 06:28 PM
222.

Wow! What a difference 15 years makes! Shanghai 1992-93. Hainan Island to Kunming to Dali to Kashkar to Xian to Chungdo to Beijing to Nanjing to Jinan to Hong Kong to Guanzhou, etc. etc........ Great places........ Great memories..........

Posted by Barney Anderson February 10, 09 11:46 PM
223.

WOW..... GREAT IMAGES.

Posted by EARLE WONG February 11, 09 07:27 PM
224.

that's the true China,the true chinese culture.

we hope more friends aroud the world to travel to china. you will know more about the mordern China and Chinese traditional culture. you will find most of chinese are friendly.

Posted by leo Xiao from Shanghai China February 12, 09 10:22 PM
225.

I miss it so much, wish I can go back to celebrate chinese new year in any city

Posted by yen tsai wei February 16, 09 10:07 PM
226.

wonderful pictures! very well done, I enjoy all of them, thank you !

Posted by Lily Liu February 17, 09 03:50 PM
227.

Great pics very beautiful,happy new years

Posted by Larry February 17, 09 09:04 PM
228.

It's wonderful to see the celebrations in Taiwan.

Posted by Dan February 18, 09 05:42 AM
229.

TYhank you.These pictures were well taken and intertesting subjects and supposed the photogragher must have taken a lot of patience to captured those interesting moments of life and the only happen once a yeay of celebrations.

Posted by GUAN TECK ONG February 18, 09 02:49 PM
230.

Great Pictures

Posted by Charlie February 19, 09 06:48 AM
231.

As always, there are some weirdos in a public forum where anyone can express their feelings. That's the way it is in this world. Fortunately they are the minority.

Posted by WING February 20, 09 03:50 AM
232.

Maravillosas fotos!.

Posted by Blanca. Buenos Aires. Argentina February 21, 09 10:03 PM
233.

A truly documentary photos of the Chinese New year. Vivid color of the pictures
were assisted by using photoshop . Great effort of capturing such an occassion in photos. Well done

Posted by laikum2005 February 22, 09 06:21 PM
234.

maravillosas

Posted by fdg February 22, 09 06:26 PM
235.

More people should see these pictures. They would get a better understanding how other countries celebrate a New Year.
These scenes were absolutely astounding.
Don

Posted by Don Labbe February 23, 09 10:20 AM
236.

muito lindo George o ano novo Chinês, tudo bem organizado
mais lindo do que o carnaval do Brasil que tem tanta repercução
lá fora, emocionante, parabéns para vocês que é de lá , tudo lá é mais
bonito. beijos

Posted by Ivonete February 26, 09 08:13 PM
237.

very good

Posted by Anonymous February 28, 09 02:22 AM
238.

Great! China has the most various culture. Proud of being a Chinese.

Posted by YY March 2, 09 03:58 AM
239.

it is great.

Posted by nn March 2, 09 06:46 PM
240.

i love the pictures because they are very intresting and gives you a glimpse into the chinese culture that we don't get to see.

Posted by Makayla March 3, 09 01:56 PM
241.

Great! Let me known more about this Festival .Thanks

Posted by apeksy March 5, 09 11:18 PM
242.

they are not tangerine trees but rather kumquat.

Posted by octive9 March 7, 09 11:42 AM
243.

Great pictures! Thank you for your patience and efforts for taking these marvelous pictures. Being an overseas Chinese, I'm very proud of you.

Posted by mei March 21, 09 10:25 AM
244.

Type your comment here...

Posted by Anonymous March 27, 09 02:35 AM
245.

Why is that woman smoking? And she is to old to smoke, isn't she?

Posted by Sevda April 8, 09 10:15 PM
246.

awwwwww sum of da pictures are sad but at da same time sum of dem is beautifl

Posted by Aneisha Eason April 22, 09 06:30 PM
247.

Just wanted to say awesome pictures, and I like them all. I spend Chinese NewYear in Beijing, but I haven't been able to take any pictures like these. Great job!

Posted by Anonymous May 14, 09 11:02 PM
248.

I found these photos very impressive. It's a long way from Kansas...

Posted by James September 3, 09 11:02 PM
249.

Every race has its own rich culture, just wanted to say how PROUD I am to be born a CHINESE.

Posted by Gan Gina January 23, 10 01:48 AM
250.

The Year Tiger is coming, I saw these pictures today, they are like today, so vivid!

Posted by Dan February 11, 10 05:11 AM
251.

OMG! I dated a woman from there! She didn't tell me it was this beautiful over there!

Posted by Dan Russell February 28, 10 04:10 AM
252.

This is a great gallery of pictures whenever i go to a website to find pictures of hong kong life this would a great placeto look at.

Posted by Cierra Gray September 28, 10 09:31 AM
253.

wonders!

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