Chinese dancers perform during the launch of the Australian Chinese New Year Festival in Sydney on Friday, Feb. 12, 2010. Dubbed the largest Chinese New Year celebration outside of mainland China, the city of Sydney embraces the year of the Tiger with week-long celebrations.
Ethnic Chinese women shop for decorations for the upcoming Chinese New Year at a shop in Chinatown in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Friday, Feb. 12, 2010. Ethnic Chinese Malaysians will celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Tiger on Sunday.
Indonesian students parade a dragon made of 8,288 used plastic water bottles to celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year on a street in Jakarta, Indonesia on Friday, Feb. 12, 2010. Ethnic Chinese communities in the world's most populous Muslim country will celebrate the Lunar New Year on Feb. 14.
Models dress as Chinese gods to celebrate the Chinese New year at Ocean Park in Hong Kong Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010. The Chinese New Year falls on Feb. 14 this year and will commemorate the Year of the Tiger.
A man waits for customer at his stall selling snacks and Chinese New Year decorative items at a market in China Town in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010. Ethnic Chinese communities in the world's most populous Muslim country are preparing to celebrate the start of the Lunar Year of the Tiger.
People walk near a tiger-shaped lantern set up for the coming Chinese lunar new year, also the Year of the Tiger, in Lanzhou, in northwest China's Gansu province, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010. The Chinese lunar new year begins on Feb. 14.
An ethnic Chinese woman shops for decorations for the upcoming Chinese New Year in Klang, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Monday, Feb. 1, 2010. Ethnic Chinese Malaysians will celebrate the Year of the Tiger on Feb. 14.