Participants of the Vietnamese New Year Festival give dollar bills to dragons for luck at the Coliseum in St. Petersburg on Sunday. The dragons, manned by students from Blue Dragon Kung Fu in Seminole, took part in the traditional dance welcoming in 2008 as the Year of the Rat, which officially starts Thursday.
COOL LOOKS: Models feature dresses by black designer Stephen Burrows during the Ebony Fashion Fair at the Tampa Theater.
BRIGHT AND BOLD: A model shows off the work of French designer Emanuel Ungaro during Sunday's Ebony Fashion Fair. This year is the 50th anniversary of "the world's largest traveling fashion show."