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Executives of the Tokyo Stock Exchange and guests applaud during a... News PhotoApplauding,Business,Business Person,Celebration,Ceremony,Corporate Business,Day,Finance,Guest,Horizontal,Japan,Stock Market,Tokyo - Japan,Tokyo Stock Exchange,TradingPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPExecutives of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (on stage) and guests applaud during a ceremony to celebrate the last trading day of 2012 at the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo on December 28, 2012. The Nikkei ended the last trading day of the year up 0.70 percent, or 72.20 points, closing at 10,395.18, its best finish since Japan's quake-tsunami disaster in 2011, and up 22.9 percent over the past year. AFP PHOTO / KAZUHIRO NOGI (Photo credit should read KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)