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Photo Journal: Done and dusted

Shinto priests and shrine maidens remove dust from the ceiling and beams of the main hall at Kushida Shrine in Fukuoka's Hakata Ward on Dec. 22, 2017. The annual event on the day of the winter solstice serves as a message to locals that the New Year is approaching. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, the low temperature of the day in Fukuoka was 3.9 degrees Celsius, 1.1 degrees lower than an average year, and similar to early January. (Mainichi)

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