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In Photos: People pray for victims of 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake on 24th anniv. day

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People offer a silent prayer to the victims of the 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake with an image of "1.17" created by bamboo lanterns at an annual memorial event at Higashi Yuenchi Park in Kobe's Chuo Ward, in western Japan, at the time of the jolt, 5:46 a.m. of Jan. 17, 2019. (Mainichi/Yoshiyuki Hirakawa)

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