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Photos: Chinatown Parade Rings In Year Of The Snake

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Chinatown rung in the Year of the Snake with the 114th Annual Golden Dragon Parade, which capped off 15 days of celebration in the neighborhood. It featured performances ranging from Chinese opera to martial arts to acrobatics. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck were grand marshals (Sheriff Lee Baca and Councilman Ed Reyes showed up, too). The New Year's Festival continues today.