(0123 CR M02)CELEBRATIONS AROUND THE GLOBE

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(0123 CR M02)CELEBRATIONS AROUND THE GLOBEDATELINE: Jan. 23, 2012LENGTH: 00:03:15CATEGORY:SOCIETYPKGINTROWhile China is hectic about the arrival of the Year of Dragon, celebrations were also held across the world to welcome in the lunar Chinese New Year.Many of the festivities were organized by the Chinese community, while some were staged by local authorities.China Report takes a look.PKG In Asia, Chinese communities in many countries waited eagerly for the arrival of the Year of Dragon on Sunday.In Singapore, thousands of people braved the rain at night for a countdown to the Chinese New Year.The rain began about half an hour to midnight, and many Chinese says it foretells good fortune for coming year.Apart from celebrations in Chinatown, people also gathered along the banks of River Hongbao, enjoying performances, cuisine and handicrafts.In Cambodia, Chinese lion and dragon dances were performed on Sunday along central streets of the capital Phnom Penh.Traditionally, lion dance is s
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