"A crowd celebrating New Year's Eve gathered to watch as Dumitru Toloaca marched in playing a flute to announce the arrival of his troupe of dancing bears. (Or to put it more accurately, revelers clad in bearskins.) In Romania's Trotus Valley, this much-anticipated visit is customary in the early-morning hours of a new year. The photographer @dianazeynebalhindawi, who lived in Romania until she was 8, returned last year to her childhood home, where she spent a few frigid days photographing the dancing bears. We'll share more of @dianazeynebalhindawi's photos from #Romania this #nytweekender. Visit the link in our profile to see more on the @nytimes #lensblog." By nytimes on Instagram.
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