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Snapshots: The world in 24 hours Feb 5

[2011-02-05 10:41]

the world in 24 hours

Fireworks in Hong Kong for Year of the Rabbit

[2011-02-05 09:23]

Fireworks explode over Victoria Harbour to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year in Hong Kong on Feb 4, 2011. The Lunar New Year began on Feb 3 and marks the start of the Year of the Rabbit, according to the Chinese zodiac.

Matchmaking event held in Beijing

[2011-02-04 16:14]

People look at profile boards of possible candidates to find future partners for their children at a matchmaking event at a park in Beijing February 4, 2011.

Chinese New Year welcomed all over the world

[2011-02-04 09:03]

Chinese New Year celebrations kicked off around the world on February 3 with a bang.

Mubarak opponents and supporters clash

[2011-02-03 11:26]

Pro-Mubarak supporters march towards anti-government supporters in Tahrir Square in Cairo February 2, 2011. Opponents and supporters of Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak fought with fists, stones and clubs in Cairo on Wednesday. [Photo/Agencies]

Happy Chinese New Year

[2011-02-03 10:52]

Fireworks is seen in Beijing Wednesday, as the Chinese celebrate the Spring Festival which falls on Thursday February 3 this year. [photo/Xinhua]

Fire at five-star hotel in Shenyang

[2011-02-03 09:40]

Fire gutted Thursday a five-star hotel in Shenyang, capital of northeast China's Liaoning Province, and no casualties had been found, local officials said.

Wen vows to control inflation in new year

[2011-02-02 15:17]

China will fight to control inflation and crack down on property speculators in the year ahead, state media on Wednesday quoted Premier Wen Jiabao as saying, as the country readied to welcome the Year of the Rabbit.

Chinatown gears up for New Year celebrations

[2011-02-02 13:35]

The Chinese Lunar New Year begins on February 3 and marks the start of the Year of the Rabbit, according to the Chinese zodiac.

New Year greetings for the lonely

[2011-02-02 10:28]

New Year greetings for the lonely

Happy new year!

[2011-02-02 07:04]

Chinese people have a good time as lunar new year celebrations spread around the nation.

More stranded Chinese fly back home from Egypt

[2011-02-01 18:30]

Two planes flew 456 more Chinese nationals back to Beijing early Wednesday, allowing them to rejoin their families on the eve of Chinese lunar New Year.

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