Performer dressed in traditional costume and wearing make-up drinks tea as he and others smoke cigarettes at Dongyue Temple in Beijing

 
Performer dressed in traditional costume and wearing make-up drinks tea as he and others smoke cigarettes at Dongyue Temple in Beijing
A performer dressed in traditional costume and wearing make-up drinks tea as he and others smoke cigarettes as they prepare to take part in Chinese new year celebrations at the 700-year-old Dongyue Temple in Beijing January 23, 2012. The temple is the largest of its kind in northern China for the Zhengyi school of Taoism, and was originally built by Taoist monks in the 14th century. The Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, begins on January 23 and marks the start of the Year of the Dragon, according to the Chinese zodiac. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY)