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In Photos: Key moments in reign of Emperor Akihito

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New Emperor Akihito, right, takes part in the Kenji-to-Shokei-no-Gi ceremony to inherit the Imperial Regalia and the State and Privy seals as proof of his succession to the throne, at the "Matsu no Ma" room in the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Jan. 7, 1989. (Pool photo)

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