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Raucous celebrations as Asia greets Year of Snake

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A billion-plus Asians ushered in the Year of the Snake on Sunday with a cacophony of fireworks, after a Chinese televised gala featuring megastars including Celine Dion kicked off a week of festivities. 

Participants celebrate the Year of the Snake during a parade through the streets of Hong Kong on February 10, 2013. A billion-plus Asians have ushered in the Year of the Snake with a cacophony of fireworks, after a Chinese televised gala featuring megastars including Celine Dion kicked off a week of festivities.

From Australia to South Korea, millions of people travelled huge distances to reunite with their families for Lunar New Year -- the most important holiday of the year for many in Asia -- indulging in feasts and celebrations.

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