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Chinese Gear Up to Mark New Year of the Monkey

Chinese have begun gearing up ahead of the New Year of the Monkey, which starts on February 8.

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Ethnic Dong women wearing traditional costumes, hold "pipas", a traditional instrument, during a rehearsal in Guizhou province, China, on Jan. 28, 2016.
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People shop at a new year market ahead of the festivities in Shandong province, China, on Jan. 28.
CHINA DAILY / Reuters
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A woman scales fish by the side of a lake in Jiangsu province, China, on Jan. 27.
CHINA DAILY / Reuters
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A monkey holds a dice during a performance in Zhejiang province, on Jan. 28.
CHINA DAILY / Reuters
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Passengers wait to board their trains as they head to their hometowns at Shanghai railway station on Jan 29.
JOHANNES EISELE / AFP - Getty Images
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A Malaysian worker puts up traditional Chinese lanterns at the Thean Hou temple in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Jan. 29.
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Traditional lion dance performers participate in an event in Putrajaya, Malaysia, on Jan. 28.
MOHD RASFAN / AFP - Getty Images
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