A girl and her dragon

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WASHINGTON, DC- Feb. 2, 2014

The Year of the Horse began with the annual Chinese Lunar New Year's parade through DC's Chinatown district, which is also home to the Verizon Center.

While thousands of red-garbed hockey fans streamed into the Center for a Caps game, outside a few thousand people milled around Sixth and H streets to watch vibrant dragons, lion dancers, marchers, kung fu athletes, and flag-waving paraders.

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