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New Year's Day

New year's day celebrations and prayer at the Jade Buddha temple in Shanghai, China. Incense burning is the most common form of prayer at temples across China on this day of new beginnings for people who wish to secure blessings for a year of good fortune and health. In spite of the increasingly poor air quality throughout cities in China, the act of burning incense in enormous quantities still persists and creates a visually absorbing spectacle

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