Kanagawa, Japan - A woman rides a giant phallus during the Kanamara Festival at Kawasaki on April 6, 2014. The Kanamara Matsuri or the festival of the Steel Phallus is held on the first Sunday in April at the Kanayama shrine. The festival started by prostitutes who wished to pray for protection from sexually transmitted diseases, and now for easy delivery, marriage and married-couple harmony. It become a tourist attraction and is used to rise money for HIV disease. (Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO)

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The Steel Phallus Festival in Japan
Kanagawa, Japan - A woman rides a giant phallus during the Kanamara Festival at Kawasaki on April 6, 2014. The Kanamara Matsuri or the festival of the Steel Phallus is held on the first Sunday in April at the Kanayama shrine. The festival started by prostitutes who wished to pray for protection from sexually transmitted diseases, and now for easy delivery, marriage and married-couple harmony. It become a tourist attraction and is used to rise money for HIV disease. (Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO)

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Date 6 Apr 2014
Location: Kawasaki Japan
Credit: Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO
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