Vietnam’s Vu Dai Stew Fish gets in Guardian top Lunar New Year photos

Some of the best photographs as people welcome the arrival of the year of the ox during the time of pandemic, selected by UK-based Guardian.

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Ha Nam, Vietnam – Bui Van Cuong wears a gas mask as he braises black carp in clay pots with firewood to serve as a traditional Vietnamese dish. (Photo: Guardian)
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Hanoi, Vietnam – Two women check their smartphones at Tran Quoc pagoda, one of the oldest pagodas in the city. (Photo: Guardian)
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Texas, US – The JL Lion Dance Sports Association performs during a celebration at Dao Quang temple in Garland. (Photo: Guardian)
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Jakarta, Indonesia – Worshippers release birds for good luck at Dharma Bhakti temple. (Photo: Guardian)
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Hong Kong – Actor Lana Wong, wearing an ox costume, holds a burning joss stick during prayers in Wong Tai Sin temple. (Photo: Guardian)
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Samut Prakan, Thailand – Lunar New Year at a Chinese temple. (Photo: Guardian)
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Tyva, Russia – A shaman conducts san salyr, a sacred fire-lighting rite, during celebrations of Shagaa, the lunar new year. (Photo: Guardian)
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Aldershot, UK – Matt Williams, a lion dance instructor from the World Eagle Claw Association UK, gives his costumes an airing with Greg Currie. All his bookings and performances have been canceled because of Covid. (Photo: Guardian)