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Mechanic and welder Sergei Kulagin tests the "Alien Samurai", an electro-mechanical mobile robot, outside an automobile repair workshop in the town of Divnogorsk...Mechanic and welder Sergei Kulagin, 32, tests the "Alien Samurai", an electro-mechanical mobile robot made by Kulagin using used car components, outside an automobile repair workshop in the town of Divnogorsk outside Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, October 15, 2014. Enthusiast Kulagin, who works as a mechanic of an automobile service station, created about twenty sculptures made of used car parts and components during his non-working hours.

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Mechanic and welder Sergei Kulagin, 32, of Divnogorsk, Siberia, tests the Alien Samurai, an electro-mechanical mobile robot he made from used car components

Men dressed as samurai warriors fight with swords during a re-enactment of the Battle of Kawanakajima, which was fought in the mid 16th century, in Fuefuki, Yamanashi Prefecture, northeast of Tokyo. Every April participants hold a re-enactment to mark the harshest of a series of five battles between two famous warlords, Kenshin Uesugi and Shingen Takeda. The event reflects growing interest among Japanese in feudal-era leaders.

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Men dressed as samurai warriors fight with swords during a re-enactment of the Battle of Kawanakajima, which was fought in the mid-16th century, in Fuefuki, Yamanashi Prefecture, northeast of Tokyo. Every April participants hold a re-enactment to mark the harshest of a series of five battles between two famous warlords, Uesugi Kenshin and Takeda Shingen. The event reflects growing interest among Japanese in feudal-era leaders.