Year of the Rat draws closer
Tourists visit a lantern fair marking the Year of the Rat at Yuyuan Garden in Shanghai on Monday. The fair, which features a giant lantern of a golden rat, started on Friday and runs until Feb 11. The fair, which dates back to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), was added to the national intangible cultural heritage list in 2010. The Chinese Lunar New Year falls on Jan 25.