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Performers demonstrate acrobatic stunts on top of ladders, which is known as "Dezome-shiki," as part of the Tokyo Fire Department's New Year Fire Review held at Tokyo Big Sight on Tuesday morning. About 2,700 professional firefighters and members of community-based fire companies in Tokyo and 137 fire vehicles, helicopters and ships were mobilized for the annual demonstration. About 10,000 people attended the event. For more photos, visit JapanToday.Gallery

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I think I can not go up but firemen can climb up the ladder and I like to climb up high place and I am so happy to see it. -meru my dauther's comment.

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Nothing but a 'performance' !

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"Look maw no hands, yee haw!"

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Check out that Tokyo blue sky. It's been like that for nearly two weeks now. Amazing indeed!

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Even with no hands, I suspect their jobs have more "stability" than the average Toyota worker.

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When I see photos like this I regret not starting pilates at a younger age since it helps achieve balance.

In the photo each firefighter's body is balanced at a slightly different angle. This reflects the fact each person's "core" is a little bit different.

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Wow,14 days of amazing blue skies in Tokyo. Tokyo can see clearly now,all obstacles.

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Japanese firefighters long time ago did not use water to extinguish fire. Their jobs to put off all fire was to demolish/destroy neighbor houses before burning houses as quickly as possible. Firefighters climbed up the roofs quickly and broke roofs then caused collapse of houses. Today their performance is relic.

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Right on, Raj!

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Like something outta Dr. Suess.

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great photo! I've been lucky to catch to a few times over the years.

check out my vid from last year - not as many acrobats then though http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mo637rLM0n4&feature=channel_page

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