Referred to as "Little Asia", Paris's 13th arrondissement
(district), nestled on the city's southern tip, is home to Europe’s largest Asian community, including a large Franco-Chinese one. So when Chinese New Year comes along, locals of all stripes make sure to ring it in with a bang! The main Chinese New Year parade here was no exception in 2013, with the wintery February sun shining bright over Avenue D’Ivry, and spectators from all over the city coming out in big numbers to enjoy the colorful costumes, festivities, and more. Click through to see more images from the Year of the Water Snake in the city of light.
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