China - Shanghai - Chinese New Year Celebration
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A policeman tries to manage throngs of worshippers at Longhua temple in Shanghai, China on 26 January, 2009. Traditionally the first day of the lunar new year is an auspicious day to offer prayers and honor ancestors.
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