August 30, 2011, Tokyo, Japan - Yoshihiko Noda, newly-elected leader of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan, acknowledges applause as he accepts the nomination for the countrys 62th prime minister following a vote in the lower chamber of the Diet in Tokyo on Tuesday, August 30, 2011. Noda, a 54-year-old advocate of a higher sales tax to fix state finances who succeeded unpopular Naoto Kan, is expected to assume the post and form the Cabinet of his own as early as September 2. (Photo by AFLO) [3609] -mis-

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August 30, 2011, Tokyo, Japan - Yoshihiko Noda, newly-elected leader of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan, acknowledges applause as he accepts the nomination for the countrys 62th prime minister following a vote in the lower chamber of the Diet in Tokyo on Tuesday, August 30, 2011. Noda, a 54-year-old advocate of a higher sales tax to fix state finances who succeeded unpopular Naoto Kan, is expected to assume the post and form the Cabinet of his own as early as September 2. (Photo by AFLO) [3609] -mis-

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Photographer: TT
Source: AFLO
Date 30 Aug 2011
Location: Tokyo Japan
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