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Climbers walk down Mount Fuji in Fujiyoshida city, Yamanashi prefecture, Japan, Thursday, July 4, 2013. Japan's most iconic landmark, the 3,776-meter-tall Mount Fuji, was selected as a World Heritage site in June.

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Climbers walk down Mount Fuji in Fujiyoshida city, Yamanashi prefecture, Japan on Thursday. Japan’s most iconic landmark, the 3,776m mountain was selected as a World Heritage site in June. Read more

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

 The Breitling Jet Team fly over Mount Fuji, in central Japan on Sunday, May 12, 2013. The world's only professional civilian aerobatic jet team  completed their tour of Japan by visiting the Fukushima prefecture to show their support and encouragement to the people of the region still recovering from the catastrophic effects of the March, 2011, Tsunami. The team are now in transit back to Europe and will return to Asia in August.

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The Breitling Jet Team, the world’s only professional civilian aerobatic team, fly over Mount Fuji, in central Japan. They completed their tour of the country by visiting the Fukushima prefecture to show their support for the people of the region still recovering from the catastrophic effects of the tsunami in March 2011. The team are now on their way back to Europe and will return to Asia in August.