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A geisha in a car in Kyoto
December 1, 2011

Geisha, Kyoto

This Month in Photo of the Day: 2011 National Geographic Photo Contest Images Within an ultramodern society Japan still maintains traditions passed down from generation to generation, making it one of the most beautiful and intriguing places in the world. (This photo and caption were submitted to the 2011 National Geographic Photo Contest.) See all contest entries » See more pictures of Japan »
Photograph by Clancy Lethbridge

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