Thousand Japanese take part in calligraphy contest to greet New Year

08:31, January 06, 2011      

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Participants write at a calligraphy contest to the celebrate the New Year in Tokyo January 5, 2011. About 3,000 calligraphers took part in the contest writing different characters depending on their school grade. The contest is part of a bigger competition, in which about 11,000 entrants hope to win the "Prime Minister's Prize" by being judged as the best drawing. The winner will be announced in late February. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

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