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Lunar New Year loses usual pizazz

China limits fireworks for health, safety

Posted: February 11, 2013 at 2:19 a.m.

The annual Lunar New Year fireworks barrage in Beijing was notably muted Sunday because of government appeals to reduce the smoky celebrations after air pollution rose to near catastrophic levels over recent weeks.

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