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Chinese New Year's Eve - Chasing Evil | by Michael Steverson
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Chinese New Year's Eve - Chasing Evil

I had the traditional New Year reunion dinner with my friends the Chens and Zhous. I walked around the neighborhood before dinner and came upon this firecracker "waste" in the alley behind Mr. Chen's home. It's believed that the deafening noise from the firecrackers will chase away the evil spirit Nian.

 

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Taken on January 25, 2009