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Photo Journal: Luminous limestone

Abukuma limestone cave is lit up with colored lights in the city of Tamura, Fukushima Prefecture. The cave, which is about 600 meters long, has a cool, stable temperature of approximately 15 degrees Celsius. On July 21, a large screen will be set up inside a 29-meter-high cavern in the cave regarded as the best sightseeing point, to screen a professional baseball game between the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles and the Saitama Seibu Lions -- giving some fans a chance to avoid the summer heat as they watch the game. Rakuten says it will be the first time for such an event to be held in a cave. The game, to be held in the city of Tokorozawa, Saitama Prefecture, is set to start at 6 p.m. (Photo courtesy of Rakuten Baseball Inc.)

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