Lunar New Year 2010 (Xining, Qinghai Province, and Pingliang, Gansu Province)
February 20, 2010
A woman buys incense and ceremonial paper before the Lunar New Year Holiday in Xining, Qinghai, China.
I spent the better part of the Lunar New Year traveling between Qinghai and Gansu Provinces, hoping to make it to Pingliang in time for the evening celebrations. The night was spent in good company with a group of young Hui minority Muslims enjoying Beijing's annual holiday gala on the television and a few fireworks.