Festive costumes for Chinese Lunar Year

KAILI, Feb. 12, 2018 (Xinhua) — Girls pose for photos with Xiasi hounds wearing festive costumes to greet the approaching Chinese Lunar Year of the Dog in Xiasi ancient town of Kaili City, southwest China’s Guizhou Province, Feb. 11, 2018. Xiasi hound is a famous hound species in China. Chinese zodiac assigns one animal to represent each year in a 12-year cycle. The year of dog begins on Feb. 16 this year. (Xinhua/Wu Jibin) (ry)