On Chinese New Year's Eve in Meizhou. Fireworks are set off to ward off the bad spirits from the previous year and welcome the new year in. Candles and incense are also lighted during prayers, like this scene on Chinese New Year's Eve.
Photo by Anthony Hartman from Meizhou, China, courtesy of Flickr, 2005
Compiled by Fanyang Wang, Fangyuan Hu and Yan Yan