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July 7, 2012, Tokyo, Japan - Many colorful paper strips (Tanzaku) hung on bamboo stalks at Tanabata Festival this July 7 at the Tokyo Daijingu shrine. The annual celebration of Tanabata in Japan has been held since the Edo era. It celebrates the meeting of two lovers Orihime and Hikoboshi, according to legend that Milky Way separates these lovers, and may only meet once a year on the seventh day of the seventh month of calendar. (Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO)

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Japan Celebrate Tanabata Festival
July 7, 2012, Tokyo, Japan - Many colorful paper strips (Tanzaku) hung on bamboo stalks at Tanabata Festival this July 7 at the Tokyo Daijingu shrine. The annual celebration of Tanabata in Japan has been held since the Edo era. It celebrates the meeting of two lovers Orihime and Hikoboshi, according to legend that Milky Way separates these lovers, and may only meet once a year on the seventh day of the seventh month of calendar. (Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO)

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Date 7 Jul 2012
Location: Tokyo JAPAN
Credit: Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO
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