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In Photos: The last day of the Heisei era

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Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, left, and Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako, right, assemble before the beginning of the "Taiirei-Seiden-no-Gi" abdication ceremony in the "Matsu no Ma" room of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward, on April 30, 2019. (Pool photo)

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