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Photo Journal: Ring a ring o' roses

(Mainichi)

Ad banners for the legendary manga series "The Rose of Versailles" are seen carried around the sumo ring at the Ryogoku Kokugikan sumo stadium on Jan. 12, 2017. These banners appear before the last match of the day during the January Grand Sumo Tournament, which will be held through Jan. 22, to promote the launch of the manga series' 13th volume by Shueisha Inc. on Jan. 25. The story in "The Rose of Versailles" is set in France during the French Revolution and the series is one of the most popular manga franchises from the 1970s. (Mainichi)

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