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Thousands of Japanese Residents Pray for Prosperity

By: CNN
By: CNN

Japanese residents have been busy visiting shrines as the new year gets underway.

They're praying for a break from misfortune and disaster in 2012.

At a shrine in the heart of Tokyo's business district, it's believed the gods grace new year's pilgrims with prosperity.

That may be why thousands have gone there to offer a heavenly token and to pray.


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