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Image of Asia: Welcoming the new year in Nepal

Image of Asia: Nepal's ethnic Gurungs welcome in the Year of the Sheep

Image of Asia: Welcoming the new year in Nepal

In this photo by Niranjan Shrestha, a young Nepalese ethnic Gurung boy holds a Nepalese flag and marches in a parade to welcome in the new year Tuesday in Katmandu. The Gurungs mark Dec. 30 -- known as Tamu Loshar -- with feasting and family gatherings, as well as traditional music and dance. Tuesday marks the beginning of the Year of the Sheep for Gurungs, who are also known as Tamu.