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Japan Photo Journal: Stars of the show

(Mainichi/Daisuke Wada)

Colorful floats are paraded through the center of Rikuzentakata in northeastern Japan's Iwate Prefecture during the "Ugoku Tanabata (Moving Star)" festival on the night of Aug. 7, 2019. The city suffered serious tsunami damage following the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and some communities are still unable to participate in the festival every year. This year, 10 floats were pulled through the new central area, which was built on elevated land as a preventive measure against tsunamis.

    (Japanese original by Daisuke Wada, Photo Group)

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