Year of the Snake

Celebrations are taking place across the Midlands to welcome in the new Chinese year. 2013 is the Year of the Snake.

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Birmingham Mayor says Chinese New Year celebration is now 'tradition' in the city

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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