February 2, 2011
People rush to place joss sticks at the Guan Yin temple in Singapore February 3, 2011. Worshippers gather annually at the temple on the eve of the Lunar New Year with hopes to be the first person to offer joss sticks when the clock strikes midnight. The custom is believed to bring prosperity and luck. The Lunar New Year begins on February 3 and marks the start of the Year of the Rabbit, according to the Chinese zodiac.