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Crying Baby Contest

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A baby, held by a college sumo wrestler, cries during Naki Sumo, or Crying Baby Contest, at Sensoji temple in Tokyo, on Monday. Babies born in 2012 participated in the annual traditional ritual performed as a prayer for their healthy growth.

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Weird, but enjoyable event ( enjoyable even for most of the babies! )

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Weird, but enjoyable event

Weird? Unique yes, funny yes, but weird? Maa...to each his own.

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Trauma baby contest.

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that's disgusting -__-

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I disagree with LH10. I was reading further into this and (while it is rather odd to me!) it seems like a rather grounded and cute event. :) It doesn't really seem abusive, nor cruel.

The picture of university sumo guys holding their babies up in the ring is just too cute. haha!

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Nobody got caught doing the illegal pinching move? :P

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Okay, kiddies. How about whacking your dads in the groin and letting them pick the winners of the weeping father contest?

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Should be held at 3:30 AM.

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