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Dancing in the Chinese New Year

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Young dancers prepare to hit the stage on January 29, 2014. They are members of the CAAM Chinese Dance Theater, which is celebrating the Chinese New Year with a performance in St. Paul, Minn.
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The 2014 Chinese New Year rings in the Year of the Horse, which begins on Jan. 31.

More than a billion people worldwide will celebrate the holiday. 

In St. Paul, Minn., the CAAM Chinese Dance Theater honored the New Year with a performance by 51 young dancers. They are performing "Homecoming: A Chinese New Year's Tale," which has been referred to as the Chinese version of the Nutcracker ballet.