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In Photos: Imperial Couple visits Ise Jingu Shrine

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Japanese Emperor Akihito, 3rd from left, visits Ise Jingu, a Shinto shrine in Ise, Mie Prefecture, on April 18, 2019, for a ritual related to his upcoming abdication on April 30. Brought in separate boxes are the imperial sword, front, and jewel, two of the family's three sacred treasures that play a key role in the succession. The last treasure, a mirror, is kept at the shrine. (Pool photo)

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