In Pictures: Chinese New Year Celebrations 2012

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By Lindsey Last edited 76 months ago
In Pictures: Chinese New Year Celebrations 2012
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As reported by our friends in Shanghai, London hosted Europe's biggest Chinese New Year celebration yesterday afternoon.

Mayor Boris Johnson tweeted that the event was 'absolutely fantastic' with a twitpic giving an amazing elevated view of the crowds thronging Trafalgar Square.

There are more photos to peruse on the BBC website.

Many thanks to streetographer, Gary Cohen for this gallery of photos.

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Last Updated 30 January 2012

Andy

The most impressive thing about the whole celebrations were the vivid colours. Why are most of these in black and white?