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Photo of the Week – Polar Bears in Tokyo

Only because it has been so cold recently….

ritual ice water bath in Tokyo

Enjoying a cleansing polar bear swim in Tokyo (Photo: Kimimasa Mayama/EPA)

Participants bathe in icy water during a winter purification bathing or shinto-style polar bear bath at Teppozu-Inari Shrine in Tokyo, Japan, 08 January 2012 at the start of the New Year. Some people participate in purification bathing or swimming at the start of the New Year in Japan in the hope for their wellness. Photo: EPA/KIMIMASA MAYAMA.  Story and photo from

Seattle Space Needle 2012 Fireworks

Seattle Space Needle New Years Fireworks 2012I was in Seattle for New Years and took a few pictures of the midnight Space Needle fireworks display.  It’s amazing how many rockets are fired off, especially considering the vertigo-inducing set-up this requires!

Seattle Space Needle New Years Eve Fireworks 2012

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