5 of 29: Participants launch themselves into a barrage of fireworks in celebration of the Chinese lunar new year in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011. The fireworks festival is to appease the Chinese god Guan Di, the god of war, to help give the participants strength to fight disease in the Year of the Rabbit, according to the Chinese zodiac. The lunar new year started on Feb. 3. (AP Photo/Wally Santana) (AP Photo/ Wally Santana)

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