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By PA reporters

Revelers around the world have welcomed the Year of the Ox with Chinese New Year celebrations overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Many are hoping for a change of fortune in 2021 after a year of fear and tragedy after the first Covid-19 cases were discovered in the city of Wuhan, China.

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The year of the ox begins with the world still affected by the coronavirus pandemic (AP).

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A woman wears a face mask with the traditional New Year greeting: Kung Hei Fat Choi, Hong Bao Na Lai – which translates to mean that you want a fortune, bring me the red envelope « (AP)

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Worshipers burn incense while praying at Wong Tai Sin Temple in Hong Kong (AP).

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People born in the year of the ox are supposed to be reliable, patient and kind – although negative traits can include stubbornness (AP)

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Buddhist monks make an offer to performers from the JL Lion Dance Sports Association at the Dao Quang Temple in Garland, Texas (AP).

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A woman makes an offer to performers attending a traditional lion dance in Texas (AP).

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The lion dance is a loud, colorful display that is supposed to bring good luck and drive away bad luck. Here divers perform an underwater lion dance at the KLCC Aquaria in Kuala Lumpur (AP)

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