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3,000 take part in New Year calligraphy contest in Tokyo

2009-01-06 03:15:56 GMT2009-01-06 11:15:56 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Participants show off their writing at a New Year calligraphy contest in Tokyo Jan. 5, 2009. About 3,000 calligraphers, who qualified in regional competitions throughout Japan, took part in the contest to celebrate New Year. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

Participants show off their writing at a New Year calligraphy contest in Tokyo Jan. 5, 2009. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

School girls in uniform participate in a New Year calligraphy contest in Tokyo Jan. 5, 2009. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

A girl participates in a New Year calligraphy contest in Tokyo Jan. 5, 2009. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

Participants show off their writing at a New Year calligraphy contest in Tokyo Jan. 5, 2009. About 3,000 calligraphers, who qualified in regional competitions throughout Japan, took part in the contest to celebrate New Year.

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