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Shinto priests walk in a line on the approach to Meiji Shrine for the... News PhotoAnnual Event,Approaching,Ceremony,Horizontal,Japan,Meiji-jingu Shrine,New Year's Day,Preparation,Priest,Religion,Shinto,Tokyo - Japan,WalkingPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPShinto priests walk in a line on the approach to Meiji Shrine for the annual end-of-the-year purification ceremony to prepare for New Year's Day in Tokyo on December 31, 2012. Millions of Japanese people will visit shrines and temples across the country to celebrate New Year's Day, one of the most important holiday periods of the year here. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)