Saturday, February 9, 2013
A snake shaped sculpture made from about 850 yellow sky lanterns looms over a road in Chinatown on February 9, 2013 in Singapore. Thousands gathered today to celebrate the Chinese New Year and welcome the the Year of the Snake, with new year's day falling on February 10. Chinese new Year is the most important festival in the Chinese calendar and is celebrated in Singapore and many other Southeast Asian countries with significant Chinese Populations.
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