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New Year's calligraphy contest

Participants show off their writings at a New Year calligraphy contest in Tokyo, Japan. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Participants show off their writings at a New Year calligraphy contest in Tokyo, Japan. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Participants show off their writings at a New Year calligraphy contest in Tokyo, Japan. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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A girl participates in a New Year calligraphy contest in Tokyo, Japan. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A girl participates in a New Year calligraphy contest in Tokyo, Japan. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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Participants write at a New Year calligraphy contest in Tokyo, Japan. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Participants write at a New Year calligraphy contest in Tokyo, Japan. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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A girl participates in a New Year calligraphy contest in Tokyo, Japan. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A girl participates in a New Year calligraphy contest in Tokyo, Japan. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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A girl participates in a New Year calligraphy contest in Tokyo, Japan. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A girl participates in a New Year calligraphy contest in Tokyo, Japan. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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Participants show off their writings at a New Year calligraphy contest in Tokyo. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Participants show off their writings at a New Year calligraphy contest in Tokyo. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Participants show off their writings at a New Year calligraphy contest in Tokyo. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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A girl participates in a New Year calligraphy contest in Tokyo, Japan. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A girl participates in a New Year calligraphy contest in Tokyo, Japan. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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Participants show off their writings at a New Year calligraphy contest in Tokyo. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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