January 9, 2011, Tokyo, Japan - Clad in nothing more than narrow strips of loincloths, Japanese men of all ages, and a few women in thin white robes, brave frigid temperatures perform a ritual of purification at a Shinto shrine in the heart of downtown Tokyo on Sunday, January 9, 2011. Later, the intrepid group of 90 submerged in a pool of near- freezing water in their prayers to the gods for good health and for the safety of their families in the coming year. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO) [3615] -mis-

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January 9, 2011, Tokyo, Japan - Clad in nothing more than narrow strips of loincloths, Japanese men of all ages, and a few women in thin white robes, brave frigid temperatures perform a ritual of purification at a Shinto shrine in the heart of downtown Tokyo on Sunday, January 9, 2011. Later, the intrepid group of 90 submerged in a pool of near- freezing water in their prayers to the gods for good health and for the safety of their families in the coming year. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO) [3615] -mis-

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Date 9 Jan 2011
Location: Tokyo Tokyo Japan Japan
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