The world celebrates the start of 2020
01 January 2020 | 12:16 pm
People across the world welcome the start of the new year with fireworks and parties.
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It is the first Lunar New Year celebration since China's communist leadership lifted the country's strict measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
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