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Photo: Happy new year, Mr. Hare

This rabbit had an odd start to his lunar new year while trying to get food from the bottom of a cup during a snow carnival in Beijing on January 31, 2011. Photo: AP/Ng Han Guan

Today, people celebrate the start of Chinese Lunar New Year, and we are ringing in the year of the rabbit.

The rabbit occupies the fourth position in the Chinese zodiac and symbolizes such character traits as creativity, compassion and cautiousness. If you were born in 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, or 2011, you were born under the sign of the rabbit. It is said that rabbits are friendly, stylish and outgoing but avoid conflict and are not interested in taking risks. Rabbits allegedly do well in the fields of diplomacy, politics, therapy and teaching, as they are not easily rattled and are very good listeners.

As for their dating life, rabbits should seek out people born under the signs of dogs or pigs but steer clear of those darn roosters; apparently rabbits and roosters cannot even agree on the weather.

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