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Dancers dressed in traditional costume perform under the colourful ornaments of Tanabata during the Shonan Hiratsuka Tanabata Festival on Friday in Hiratsuka, Japan
A couple in Japanese traditional clothing pose for their wedding photos in a Tokyo park on Tuesday
Indian schoolchildren dressed in traditional attire perform during a function to mark India‘s Independence Day in Bangalore, India, Thursday.
Belgian shrimp fisherman Xavier Vanbillemont and his horse haul a net out of the sea after catching shrimps during low tide at the coastal town of Oostduinkerke. This traditional method of catching shrimps along the North Sea coast, which dates back 500 years, attracts tourists every summer.
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Traditional dancers perform ahead of the arrival of Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard at Jackson International Airport in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. The trip is the first official visit for the prime minister to the Pacific Island Nation and the first since former prime minster Kevin Rudd visited in 2007. The three-day visit will include trips to a local market and primary school as well as tours of the Exxon Mobil liquefied natural gas plant and the Bomana war cemetery.