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Photo Journal: Rise and shine!

(Mainichi)

This year's first sunrise is seen along with Mount Fuji from a Japan Airlines (JAL) aircraft on Jan. 1, 2016. About 300 passengers aboard the popular annual New Year's Day flight observed the scene from an altitude of some 5,000 meters. The flight took off from Tokyo's Haneda Airport before 6 a.m. and waited for the sun to emerge as it cruised above the Yamanashi Prefecture city of Hokuto. When the sunshine finally broke through the clouds above the country's highest peak shortly past 6:40 a.m., cheers and applause filled the cabin. (Mainichi)

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