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A participant dressed in traditional attire fires his arrow at a target during the "yabusame-shinji" mounted archery ritual on the 3-day Reitaisai grand festival in Kamakura, Japan on  16 Sept. 2012.  Archers ride at speed and attempt to hit three targets along a 250-meter course erected inside the shrine grounds. Photographer: Robert Gilhooly