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Thousands of men wearing only "fundoshi" undergarments jostle to touch a chosen "shin otoko" (holy man) during the annual naked festival at Konomiya shrine in Inazawa, Aichi Prefecture, central Japan, on Feb. 9, 2017, hoping to ward off evil spirits. (Kyodo)

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