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In Photos: 1,271st spring training of priests begins at temple in Japan's ancient capital

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A torch is seen burning around the Nigatsu-do hall at Todaiji temple as part of the "Shuni-e" ritual, which heralds the arrival of spring, in this long-exposure photo taken in the city of Nara on March 1, 2022. (Mainichi/Tatsuya Fujii)

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