Japan Celebrates New Year's Eve : News Photo

Japan Celebrates New Year's Eve

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HIMEJI, JAPAN - JANUARY 01: A Japanese couple carry 'Hamaya' (arrows intended to destroy evil spirits) to which 'Emas' (wooden plaques) are attached featuring a picture of a snake in celebration of the 'Year of the Snake' at Sosha Shrine on January 1, 2013 in Himeji, Japan. Japanese people visit the Buddhist temples and Shrine to pray for their health, happiness and prosperity during the New Year holidays. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images)
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HIMEJI, JAPAN - JANUARY 01: A Japanese couple carry 'Hamaya' (arrows intended to destroy evil spirits) to which 'Emas' (wooden plaques) are attached featuring a picture of a snake in celebration of the 'Year of the Snake' at Sosha Shrine on January 1, 2013 in Himeji, Japan. Japanese people visit the Buddhist temples and Shrine to pray for their health, happiness and prosperity during the New Year holidays. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images)
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