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Image of Asia: Ringing in the new year with round fruit
Filipinos buy round fruits along makeshift stalls in downtown Manila, Philippines on Monday, Dec. 28, 2015. Many Filipinos believe that having 12 round fruits of different kinds on the family table will bring good luck during the New Year. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
A Filipino woman buys a rounded fruit at a makeshift stalls in downtown Manila, Philippines on Monday, Dec. 28, 2015. Many Filipinos believe that having 12 round fruits of different kinds on the family table will bring good luck during the New Year. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
A Filipino woman sells plastic horns along makeshift stalls in downtown Manila, Philippines on Monday, Dec. 28, 2015. Many Filipinos believe that noisemakers will drive away evil spirits and bring good luck during the New Year. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Filipinos buy round fruits along makeshift stalls in downtown Manila, Philippines on Monday, Dec. 28, 2015. Many Filipinos believe that having 12 round fruits of different kinds on the family table will bring good luck during the New Year. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
A Filipino girl looks as people buy plastic horns at makeshift stalls in downtown Manila, Philippines on Monday, Dec. 28, 2015. Many Filipinos believe that noisemakers will drive away evil spirits and bring good luck during the New Year. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Employee Salome Arao poses as she holds 2016 Year of the Monkey commemorative stamps at the Philippine Post Office in Manila, Philippines on Monday, Dec. 28, 2015. Next year is the Year of the Monkey according to the Chinese zodiac. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
A Filipino woman vendor sells round fruits along makeshift stalls in downtown Manila, Philippines on Monday, Dec. 28, 2015. Many Filipinos believe that having 12 round fruits of different kinds on the family table will bring good luck during the New Year. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Sherry-Ann Abellar prepares grapes as she helps in the family-run business of selling fruits along makeshift stalls in downtown Manila, Philippines on Monday, Dec. 28, 2015. Many Filipinos believe that having 12 round fruits of different kinds on the family table will bring good luck during the New Year. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
A Filipino man buys grapes at a makeshift stall in downtown Manila, Philippines on Monday, Dec. 28, 2015. Many Filipinos believe that having 12 round fruits of different kinds on the family table will bring good luck during the New Year. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Sherry-Ann Abellar prepares grapes in her makeshift family-run fruit stall in downtown Manila, Philippines, on Monday, Dec. 28, 2015. Many Filipinos believe that having 12 round fruits of different kinds on the family table will bring good luck during the New Year. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
A Filipino man sells plastic horns along makeshift stalls in downtown Manila, Philippines on Monday, Dec. 28, 2015. Many Filipinos believe that noisemakers will drive away evil spirits and bring good luck during the New Year. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Workers arrange watermelons into the shape of a pyramid at a market in Manila on December 27, 2015. Filipinos believe that displaying 12 different round-shaped fruits - one representing each month of the year - at home before New Year's Day welcomes prosperity. AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS / AFP / NOEL CELIS (Photo credit should read NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images)
A vendor sleeps among watermelons as he waits for customers at a market in Manila on December 27, 2015. Filipinos believe that displaying 12 different round-shaped fruits - one representing each month of the year - at home before New Year's Day welcomes prosperity. AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS / AFP / NOEL CELIS (Photo credit should read NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Workers throw watermelons to one onother to arrange them into a pyramid shape at a market in Manila on December 27, 2015. Filipinos believe that displaying 12 different round-shaped fruits - one representing each month of the year - at home before New Year's Day welcomes prosperity. AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS / AFP / NOEL CELIS (Photo credit should read NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images)
A child plays at a fruit market in Manila on December 27, 2015. Filipinos believe that displaying 12 different round-shaped fruits - one representing each month of the year - at home before New Year's Day welcomes prosperity. AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS / AFP / NOEL CELIS (Photo credit should read NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images)
A customer buys a melon at a market in Manila on December 27, 2015. Filipinos believe that displaying 12 different round-shaped fruits - one representing each month of the year - at home before New Year's Day welcomes prosperity. AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS / AFP / NOEL CELIS (Photo credit should read NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images)
A worker looks at damaged watermelon at a market in Manila on December 27, 2015. Filipinos believe that displaying 12 different round-shaped fruits - one representing each month of the year - at home before New Year's Day welcomes prosperity. AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS / AFP / NOEL CELIS (Photo credit should read NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images)
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In this photo by Aaron Favila, Filipinos buy round fruit at food stalls in downtown Manila, Philippines. Many Filipinos believe that having 12 different kinds of round fruit on the family table will bring good luck in the new year.

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