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    Posted September 7, 2013 by
    SankarP
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    Tokyo, Japan
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    Travel photo of the day

    Asakusa Samba Carnival 2013

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     SankarP photographed the Asakusa Samba Carnival on August 31 in Tokyo, Japan. He says this is an annual festival that started in 1981 in an effort to revitalize the area. 'The carnival is one of the most popular summer events in Tokyo and the biggest of its kind in the country. The whole event is modeled on the iconic Rio de Janeiro Carnival,' he said.

    Photo #5 was featured as the travel photo of the day on July 17, 2014.
    - Jareen, CNN iReport producer

    Spectacularly attired dancers paraded to amaze half a million spectators across the streets of Asakusa, Tokyo, on the 31st of August. This is one of Tokyo's most popular summer events.

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