Japanese pray on first day of business (10 images)

Workers pray for good fortune on the first business day of the new year in Tokyo.
Updated: Jan. 4, 2013 at 9:22 AM
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Thousands of office workers pray at Kanda Myojin shrine on the first business day of the new year in Tokyo, Japan, on January 4, 2013. UPI/Keizo Mori
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Thousands of office workers pray at Kanda Myojin shrine on the first business day of the new year in Tokyo, Japan, on January 4, 2013. UPI/Keizo Mori
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Thousands of office workers pray at Kanda Myojin shrine on the first business day of the new year in Tokyo, Japan, on January 4, 2013. UPI/Keizo Mori
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Many "Omikuji" are tied at Kanda Myojin shrine in Tokyo, Japan, on January 4, 2013. Many Japanese people believe that by tying the "Omikuji" around a tree branch, good fortune will come true or bad fortune can be averted. UPI/Keizo Mori
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Japanese office workers pray on the first business day
Thousands of office workers pray at Kanda Myojin shrine on the first business day of the new year in Tokyo, Japan, on January 4, 2013. UPI/Keizo Mori
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Thousands of office workers pray at Kanda Myojin shrine on the first business day of the new year in Tokyo, Japan, on January 4, 2013. UPI/Keizo Mori
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Thousands of office workers pray at Kanda Myojin shrine on the first business day of the new year in Tokyo, Japan, on January 4, 2013. UPI/Keizo Mori
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