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02/18/2011 09:27 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Chinese New Year: Year Of The Rabbit Celebrations Conclude With Lantern Festival (PHOTOS)

Cites across commemorated the last day of the Lunar New Year celebrations in spectacular style with bright colorful lanterns.

Also known as Yuanxiao Festival or Shanguuan Festival, the Chinese Lantern Festival falls on the 15th day of the 1st lunar month in China.

According to the lunar calendar, 2011 marks the Year of the Rabbit.

View spectacular photos of the Chinese Lantern Festival in Beijing and Shanghai here:

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