Start your day here: Lunar New Year in the Asian diaspora

Published February 1, 2022 at 8:16 AM EST
Lion And Dragon Dance celebrates the Lunar New Year in Las Vegas in 2021.
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Dancers and musicians perform a lion and dragon dance during a Lunar New Year ceremony at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas in 2021.

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