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Dragon dancers perform at a park on the first day of the Lunar New Year of the Dragon in Beijing on February 10, 2024. AFP

A woman visits Ma Zhu Miao temple in the Chinatown area of Yokohama on February 10, 2024, on the first day of the Lunar New Year of the Dragon. AFP

Participants from Hong Kong take part in the International Lunar New Year Parade on the first day of the Lunar New Year of the Dragon in Hong Kong on February 10, 2024. AFP

A performer breathes fire at a park on the first day of the Lunar New Year of the Dragon in Beijing on February 10, 2024. AFP

Participants from the Granada Masskara Dance group from the Philippines take part in the International Lunar New Year Parade on the first day of the Lunar New Year of the Dragon in Hong Kong on February 10, 2024. AFP

Worshippers pray as they burn their first joss sticks at a temple to welcome in the Lunar New Year of the Dragon in Hong Kong, Friday, Feb. 9, 2024. AP

Participants take part in a parade on the first day of the Lunar New Year of the Dragon in Hong Kong on February 10, 2024. AFP

Participants take part in a parade on the first day of the Lunar New Year of the Dragon in Hong Kong on February 10, 2024. AFP

Local Chinese artists perform a dragon dance during a cerebration to mark the Lunar New Year outside a shopping center, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024, in Yangon, Myanmar. AP

Local Chinese artists perform alion dance during a cerebration to mark the Lunar New Year outside a shopping center, Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024, in Yangon, Myanmar. AP

Participants dressed in Star Wars costumes take part in a parade on the first day of the Lunar New Year of the Dragon in Hong Kong on February 10, 2024. AFP

An Indonesian ethnic Chinese man lights joss sticks during the Lunar New Year celebration at a temple in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, early Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024. Chinese around the globe are celebrating Lunar New Year that marks the year of the dragon on the Chinese calendar this year. AP

People take pictures along Yaowarat Road in Chinatown in Bangkok on February 10, 2024, on the first day of the Lunar New Year of the Dragon. AFP

A man dressed as Tsai Shen Yeh, the God of Wealth, gives well wishes in front of St. Paul s Ruins during celebrations in Macau on February 10, 2024, on the first day of the Lunar New Year of the Dragon. AFP

People try to touch lion figurines while performing during celebrations in Chinatown district of Manila on February 10, 2024, on the first day of the Lunar New Year of the Dragon. AFP