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CHINA TOWN, BOSTON – A cheerful crowd celebrates the 2016 Chinese New Year, at China Town in Boston city. Numerous groups performed the traditional Lion dance, an auspicious ritual in Chinese culture, to chase away ghosts and evil spirits, and since the monsters, ghosts, evil spirits and giants. Clashing cymbals, a gong and drums accompanied the lively scene, along with fire crackers. Photo by Shraddha Gupta.

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CHINA TOWN, BOSTON – A cheerful crowd celebrates the 2016 Chinese New Year, at China Town in Boston city. Numerous groups performed the traditional Lion dance, an auspicious ritual in Chinese culture, to chase away ghosts and evil spirits, and since the monsters, ghosts, evil spirits and giants. Clashing cymbals, a gong and drums accompanied the lively scene, along with fire crackers. Photo by Shraddha Gupta.

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CHINA TOWN, BOSTON – A cheerful crowd celebrates the 2016 Chinese New Year, at China Town in Boston city. Numerous groups performed the traditional Lion dance, an auspicious ritual in Chinese culture, to chase away ghosts and evil spirits, and since the monsters, ghosts, evil spirits and giants. Clashing cymbals, a gong and drums accompanied the lively scene, along with fire crackers. Photo by Shraddha Gupta.

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CHINA TOWN, BOSTON – A cheerful crowd celebrates the 2016 Chinese New Year, at China Town in Boston city. Numerous groups performed the traditional Lion dance, an auspicious ritual in Chinese culture, to chase away ghosts and evil spirits, and since the monsters, ghosts, evil spirits and giants. Clashing cymbals, a gong and drums accompanied the lively scene, along with fire crackers. Photo by Shraddha Gupta.

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CHINA TOWN, BOSTON – A cheerful crowd celebrates the 2016 Chinese New Year, at China Town in Boston city. Numerous groups performed the traditional Lion dance, an auspicious ritual in Chinese culture, to chase away ghosts and evil spirits, and since the monsters, ghosts, evil spirits and giants. Clashing cymbals, a gong and drums accompanied the lively scene, along with fire crackers. Photo by Shraddha Gupta.

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CHINA TOWN, BOSTON – A cheerful crowd celebrates the 2016 Chinese New Year, at China Town in Boston city. Numerous groups performed the traditional Lion dance, an auspicious ritual in Chinese culture, to chase away ghosts and evil spirits, and since the monsters, ghosts, evil spirits and giants. Clashing cymbals, a gong and drums accompanied the lively scene, along with fire crackers. Photo by Shraddha Gupta.

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CHINA TOWN, BOSTON – A cheerful crowd celebrates the 2016 Chinese New Year, at China Town in Boston city. Numerous groups performed the traditional Lion dance, an auspicious ritual in Chinese culture, to chase away ghosts and evil spirits, and since the monsters, ghosts, evil spirits and giants. Clashing cymbals, a gong and drums accompanied the lively scene, along with fire crackers. Photo by Shraddha Gupta.

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CHINA TOWN, BOSTON – A cheerful crowd celebrates the 2016 Chinese New Year, at China Town in Boston city. Numerous groups performed the traditional Lion dance, an auspicious ritual in Chinese culture, to chase away ghosts and evil spirits, and since the monsters, ghosts, evil spirits and giants. Clashing cymbals, a gong and drums accompanied the lively scene, along with fire crackers. Photo by Shraddha Gupta.

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CHINA TOWN, BOSTON – A cheerful crowd celebrates the 2016 Chinese New Year, at China Town in Boston city. Numerous groups performed the traditional Lion dance, an auspicious ritual in Chinese culture, to chase away ghosts and evil spirits, and since the monsters, ghosts, evil spirits and giants. Clashing cymbals, a gong and drums accompanied the lively scene, along with fire crackers. Photo by Shraddha Gupta.

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CHINA TOWN, BOSTON – A cheerful crowd celebrates the 2016 Chinese New Year, at China Town in Boston city. Numerous groups performed the traditional Lion dance, an auspicious ritual in Chinese culture, to chase away ghosts and evil spirits, and since the monsters, ghosts, evil spirits and giants. Clashing cymbals, a gong and drums accompanied the lively scene, along with fire crackers. Photo by Shraddha Gupta.

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CHINA TOWN, BOSTON – A cheerful crowd celebrates the 2016 Chinese New Year, at China Town in Boston city. Numerous groups performed the traditional Lion dance, an auspicious ritual in Chinese culture, to chase away ghosts and evil spirits, and since the monsters, ghosts, evil spirits and giants. Clashing cymbals, a gong and drums accompanied the lively scene, along with fire crackers. Photo by Shraddha Gupta.

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CHINA TOWN, BOSTON – A cheerful crowd celebrates the 2016 Chinese New Year, at China Town in Boston city. Numerous groups performed the traditional Lion dance, an auspicious ritual in Chinese culture, to chase away ghosts and evil spirits, and since the monsters, ghosts, evil spirits and giants. Clashing cymbals, a gong and drums accompanied the lively scene, along with fire crackers. Photo by Shraddha Gupta.

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CHINA TOWN, BOSTON – A cheerful crowd celebrates the 2016 Chinese New Year, at China Town in Boston city. Numerous groups performed the traditional Lion dance, an auspicious ritual in Chinese culture, to chase away ghosts and evil spirits, and since the monsters, ghosts, evil spirits and giants. Clashing cymbals, a gong and drums accompanied the lively scene, along with fire crackers. Photo by Shraddha Gupta.

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CHINA TOWN, BOSTON – A cheerful crowd celebrates the 2016 Chinese New Year, at China Town in Boston city. Numerous groups performed the traditional Lion dance, an auspicious ritual in Chinese culture, to chase away ghosts and evil spirits, and since the monsters, ghosts, evil spirits and giants. Clashing cymbals, a gong and drums accompanied the lively scene, along with fire crackers. Photo by Shraddha Gupta.

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CHINA TOWN, BOSTON – A cheerful crowd celebrates the 2016 Chinese New Year, at China Town in Boston city. Numerous groups performed the traditional Lion dance, an auspicious ritual in Chinese culture, to chase away ghosts and evil spirits, and since the monsters, ghosts, evil spirits and giants. Clashing cymbals, a gong and drums accompanied the lively scene, along with fire crackers. Photo by Shraddha Gupta.

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CHINA TOWN, BOSTON – A cheerful crowd celebrates the 2016 Chinese New Year, at China Town in Boston city. Numerous groups performed the traditional Lion dance, an auspicious ritual in Chinese culture, to chase away ghosts and evil spirits, and since the monsters, ghosts, evil spirits and giants. Clashing cymbals, a gong and drums accompanied the lively scene, along with fire crackers. Photo by Shraddha Gupta.

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CHINA TOWN, BOSTON – A cheerful crowd celebrates the 2016 Chinese New Year, at China Town in Boston city. Numerous groups performed the traditional Lion dance, an auspicious ritual in Chinese culture, to chase away ghosts and evil spirits, and since the monsters, ghosts, evil spirits and giants. Clashing cymbals, a gong and drums accompanied the lively scene, along with fire crackers. Photo by Shraddha Gupta.

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