Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Cllr John Lines, says that weather hasn't washed the smiles off faces at the Chinese New Year celebration in Birmingham.
Welcoming in the Year of the snake, revellers packed out the city's Arcadian Centre for an afternoon of festivities.
Celebrations are expected to go on into this evening.
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Cloud building with showers developing for the afternoon.
Bright in the afternoon, but few showers possible.