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Snake rattles Chinese new year

As people prepare to welcome Year of the Snake, many are counting the blessings that it brings in Chinese culture.
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2013 08:40

It is the start of the Chinese new Year, and this year it is all about the Snake.
 
Snakes are thought to cure impotency and have medicinal qualities, and it is believed to bring blessings in Chinese culture.
 
Al Jazeera's Marga Ortigas reports from Hong Kong.

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