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Glimpse of Chinese New Year: Festive displays in Australian friendship garden

In this photo taken on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, Pen Pu, center, photographs his wife Chelsea Peng, right, and their three-year-old son Dore Peng, amongst a colorful display of arches and lanterns near the Chinese Garden of Friendship in Sydney, Australia. The gardens, conceived by Chinese landscape artists in consultation with the local Chinese community, are a popular destination for tourists and residents and is located next to the Chinatown district in Sydney.  Pu, 35, who is Chinese but a permanent resident of Australia, says that for the coming New Year he has hopes that "our country will be peaceful and will get stronger and my family will be happy and healthy." (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

In this photo taken on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, Pen Pu, center, photographs his wife Chelsea Peng, right, and their three-year-old son Dore Peng, amongst a colorful display of arches and lanterns near the Chinese Garden of Friendship in Sydney, Australia. The gardens, conceived by Chinese landscape artists in consultation with the local Chinese community, are a popular destination for tourists and residents and is located next to the Chinatown district in Sydney. Pu, 35, who is Chinese but a permanent resident of Australia, says that for the coming New Year he has hopes that "our country will be peaceful and will get stronger and my family will be happy and healthy." (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)  (The Associated Press)

On a warm sunny morning, a colorful display of arches and paper lanterns adorn a path near the Chinese Garden of Friendship in Sydney for the Chinese Lunar New Year.

This photo by Associated Press photographer Rick Rycroft shows Pen Pu, his wife, Chelsea Peng, and their 3-year-old son, Dore, taking advantage of the weather and holiday decorations for some family pictures. The gardens, conceived by Chinese landscape artists in consultation with the local Chinese community, are a popular destination for tourists and residents and is located next to the Chinatown district in Sydney.

Pu, 35, of Sydney, is Chinese but a permanent resident of Australia; his wife and son are Australian nationals. He said that for the coming New Year he has hopes that "our country will be peaceful and will get stronger and my family will be happy and healthy."

Each day this week, the AP will showcase a single Chinese New Year-themed photo from around the Asia-Pacific region, illustrating what China's biggest holiday means to the country and its extensive Chinese diaspora.