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Lunar New Year, by Harris Graber at flickr

This afternoon was the parade celebrating the Chinese Lunar New Year; it's the Year of the Rat. Chinatown in Manhattan is one of the earliest concentrations of Chinese people in the United States. After the jump are more early pictures of the parade.

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Celebrating Crowd, by David Reeves at flickr

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Dragon, by David Reeves at flickr

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Formation, by David Reeves, at flickr