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    Posted February 6, 2011 by
    nealmoore
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    Taipei, Taiwan
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    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Lunar New Year: How are you celebrating?

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    New Year's Prayers

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     'Festivities are taking place all over the Far East in celebration of Chinese Lunar New Year,' said nealmoore. 'The Taipei Songshan Tsuhui Temple is a popular Buddhist temple located in the hills just above Taipei City. I wanted to attempt to capture the essence of the celebratory mood, of the positive aspects and outlook of the economy in Asia.'
    - rachel8, CNN iReport producer

    New Year’s Prayers

     

    By NEAL MOORE

     

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (CNN iReport) --- It’s hard not to get caught up in the celebrations surrounding Chinese New Year. For many Chinese, both young and old, it’s a time for a visit to the local Buddhist temple. Tina Kuo, spokesperson for the Taipei Songshan Tsuhui Temple, was kind enough to give me a tour.

     

     

     

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    #2) A young family poses (making rabbit ears with their hands) in front of the Taipei Songshan Tsuhui Temple.

     

    #3) A worshiper prays during Lunar New Year celebrations at Taipei Songshan Tsuhui Temple.

     

    #4) Master Kuo Yeh-Tzu of the Taipei Songshan Tsuhui Temple.

     

    #5) The Year of the Rabbit now in full swing, Taipei Songshan Tsuhui Temple.

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