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New Yorkers Join in Chinese New Year Celebration

According to ancient legend, a mythical beast used to come out on the night before New Year and devour the inhabitants of a small Chinese village.  That is, until one of the villagers realized that the monster was afraid of bright light, red color, and sounds of thunder.     Since then, the beast - known as the Nian Monster - has become a major symbol of the Chinese New Year—a celebration chock full of red, firecrackers, and drumming.  All the while, many others keep...

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