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Retro Japan in Photos: Russian Orthodox church in Kyoto projects solemn beauty

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A sacred icon of Nicholas of Japan (left) given to the church by Russian prisoners of war before heading home after the Russo-Japanese War in thanks for Nicholas's visits to their POW camps is seen in the Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church in Kyoto's Nakagyo Ward on Dec. 29, 2021. (Mainichi/Takao Kitamura)

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