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Japan Photo Journal: Silent sumo

(Mainichi/Kenji Ikai)

Yokozuna Hakuho performs the "dohyo-iri" ring entrance ceremony at a nearly empty Edion Arena Osaka in Osaka, western Japan, on March 9, 2020, the second day of the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament. The event is the first in grand sumo tourney history to be held without spectators in the stands, part of efforts to stem the spread of the new coronavirus.

    (Japanese original by Hironobu Murakoso, Sports News Department)

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