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... Chased a Dragon Down a D.C. Street

Sunday, February 17, 2002; Page C02

. . . chased a dragon down a D.C. street. True, many of Chinatown's residents have left for the suburbs. And yes, the neighborhood's ethnic restaurants now share a block with Starbucks. But the area's historic culture dramatically returns with the bang of celebratory fireworks once a year. Lion dancers fill the street, and the lure of the dragon stirs onlookers. Dragons, in Chinese legend, are benevolent creatures from the heavens that control the wind, mist, rain, thunder and lightning. Some say that if you manage to touch the dragon -- especially its eyes -- you will be lucky for the entire year.

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