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Mount Fuji Climbing Season Begins...FUJINOMIYA, JAPAN - JULY 01:  Japanese school students attend a purification ritual as they pray during the annual ceremony of opening Mount Fuji for the public at Murayama Sengen Shrine on July 1, 2013 in Fujinomiya, Japan. The newly world heritage listed Japanese icon, Mount Fuji, opened to the public today for two months. According to officials, approximately 300,000 climbers visit the mountain in the months of July and August with expectations numbers will reach as high as 350,000.  (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images)

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Japanese school students attend a purification ritual as they pray during the annual opening ceremony for Mount Fuji at Murayama Sengen Shrine in Fujinomiya, Japan on Monday. Read more