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Pilgrims drink and wash their hands at a fountain prior to praying during events to commemorate the end of World War II  at Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, Japan on 15 Aug. 2008. Wartime prime minister Hideki Tojo - who ordered the attack on Peal Harbor and was charged and hanged as a war criminal after World War II, is enshrined inside the controversial Yasukuni Shrine together with 13 other convicted war criminals, a fact that still angers citizens in China and South Korea, both of which fell vicim to Japan's wartime activities. Aug 15. is the anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War II and 100s of thousands of pilgrims from around the country visit the shrine...Photographer: Robert Gilhooly
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