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AUSTRIA-POLITICS/
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December 06, 2021 
The banners reading "This person lives on our money and threatens us with imprisonment? Abdicate immediately!"... 
Vienna, Austria 
People attend a protest after swearing-in of a new government, in Vienna 
The banners reading "This person lives on our money and threatens us with imprisonment? Abdicate immediately!" and "This government acts against people" are seen during a protest outside the Chancellery after a swearing-in of a new government, in Vienna, Austria December 6, 2021. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger 
BRITAIN-AUCTION/TABLEWARE
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December 22, 2020 
A Coronation Cup designed to commemorate the coronation of Edward VIII before his abdication of the throne... 
London, United Kingdom 
Coronation Cup designed to commemorate the coronation of Edward VIII before his abdication of the throne... 
A Coronation Cup designed to commemorate the coronation of Edward VIII before his abdication of the throne is seen ahead a Sotheby's auction, at the Thomas Goode gallery in London, Britain, December 22, 2020. REUTERS/John Sibley 
BRITAIN-AUCTION/TABLEWARE
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December 22, 2020 
A Coronation Cup designed to commemorate the coronation of Edward VIII before his abdication of the throne... 
London, United Kingdom 
Coronation Cup designed to commemorate the coronation of Edward VIII before his abdication of the throne... 
A Coronation Cup designed to commemorate the coronation of Edward VIII before his abdication of the throne is seen ahead a Sotheby's auction, at the Thomas Goode gallery in London, Britain, December 22, 2020. REUTERS/John Sibley 
SPAIN-ROYALS/PROTESTS
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July 25, 2020 
A protester holds a banner reading "Tyranny to the guillotine, abdication now!" during a demonstration... 
Madrid, Spain 
Demonstration against Spanish monarchy amid allegations of corruption against Former Spain's King Juan... 
A protester holds a banner reading "Tyranny to the guillotine, abdication now!" during a demonstration against Spanish monarchy amid allegations of corruption against former Spain's King Juan Carlos, in Madrid, Spain, July 25, 2020. REUTERS/Sergio Perez 
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Japan celebrates new Reiwa imperial era 
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Japan celebrates new Reiwa imperial era 
20 PICTURES 
In the Headlines
In the Headlines 
Japan celebrates new Reiwa imperial era 
29 PICTURES 
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As Japan's emperor abdicates, which countries let women take the throne? 
11 PICTURES 
In the Headlines
In the Headlines 
Japan's Emperor Akihito abdicates 
25 PICTURES 
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Who are the longest-reigning monarchs in the world? 
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JAPAN-EMPEROR/
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April 30, 2019 
People gather in front of the Imperial Palace, on the day Emperor Akihito abdicates in a royal ceremony,... 
Tokyo, Japan 
Japanese Emperor Akihito abdicates in a royal ceremony in Tokyo 
People gather in front of the Imperial Palace, on the day Emperor Akihito abdicates in a royal ceremony, in Tokyo, Japan, April 30, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon 
JAPAN-EMPEROR/
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April 30, 2019 
People take pictures of the royal family, as they leave the Imperial Palace, on the day Emperor Akihito... 
Tokyo, Japan 
Japanese Emperor Akihito abdicates in a royal ceremony in Tokyo 
People take pictures of the royal family, as they leave the Imperial Palace, on the day Emperor Akihito abdicates in a royal ceremony, in Tokyo, Japan, April 30, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon 
JAPAN-EMPEROR/
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April 30, 2019 
Police officers walk in front of the Imperial Palace, on the day Emperor Akihito abdicates in a royal... 
Tokyo, Japan 
Japanese Emperor Akihito abdicates in a royal ceremony in Tokyo 
Police officers walk in front of the Imperial Palace, on the day Emperor Akihito abdicates in a royal ceremony, in Tokyo, Japan, April 30, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon 
JAPAN-EMPEROR/
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April 30, 2019 
Police officers stand guard in front of the Imperial Palace, on the day Emperor Akihito abdicates in... 
Tokyo, Japan 
Japanese Emperor Akihito abdicates in a royal ceremony in Tokyo 
Police officers stand guard in front of the Imperial Palace, on the day Emperor Akihito abdicates in a royal ceremony, in Tokyo, Japan, April 30, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon 
JAPAN-EMPEROR/
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April 30, 2019 
Japan's Crown Princess Masako leaves the Imperial Palace, on the day Emperor Akihito abdicates in a royal... 
Tokyo, Japan 
Japanese Emperor Akihito abdicates in a royal ceremony in Tokyo 
Japan's Crown Princess Masako leaves the Imperial Palace, on the day Emperor Akihito abdicates in a royal ceremony, in Tokyo, Japan, April 30, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon 
JAPAN-EMPEROR/
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April 30, 2019 
Japan's Princess Aiko arrives at the Imperial Palace, where Emperor Akihito will abdicate in a royal... 
Tokyo, Japan 
Japanese Emperor Akihito abdicates in a royal ceremony in Tokyo 
Japan's Princess Aiko arrives at the Imperial Palace, where Emperor Akihito will abdicate in a royal ceremony, in Tokyo, Japan, April 30, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon 
JAPAN-EMPEROR/
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April 30, 2019 
Japan's Princess Aiko arrives at the Imperial Palace, where Emperor Akihito will abdicate in a royal... 
Tokyo, Japan 
Japanese Emperor Akihito abdicates in a royal ceremony in Tokyo 
Japan's Princess Aiko arrives at the Imperial Palace, where Emperor Akihito will abdicate in a royal ceremony, in Tokyo, Japan, April 30, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon 
JAPAN-EMPEROR/
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April 30, 2019 
Japan's Prince Hisahito arrives at the Imperial Palace, where Emperor Akihito will abdicate in a royal... 
Tokyo, Japan 
Japanese Emperor Akihito abdicates in a royal ceremony in Tokyo 
Japan's Prince Hisahito arrives at the Imperial Palace, where Emperor Akihito will abdicate in a royal ceremony, in Tokyo, Japan, April 30, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon 
JAPAN-EMPEROR/
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April 30, 2019 
Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako arrive at the Imperial Palace, where Emperor... 
Tokyo, Japan 
Japanese Emperor Akihito abdicates in a royal ceremony in Tokyo 
Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako arrive at the Imperial Palace, where Emperor Akihito will abdicate in a royal ceremony, in Tokyo, Japan, April 30, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon 
JAPAN-EMPEROR/
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April 30, 2019 
Japan's Crown Princess Masako waves as she arrives at the Imperial Palace, where Emperor Akihito will... 
Tokyo, Japan 
Japanese Emperor Akihito abdicates in a royal ceremony in Tokyo 
Japan's Crown Princess Masako waves as she arrives at the Imperial Palace, where Emperor Akihito will abdicate in a royal ceremony, in Tokyo, Japan, April 30, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon 
JAPAN-EMPEROR/
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April 30, 2019 
Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako arrive at the Imperial Palace, where Emperor... 
Tokyo, Japan 
Japanese Emperor Akihito abdicates in a royal ceremony in Tokyo 
Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako arrive at the Imperial Palace, where Emperor Akihito will abdicate in a royal ceremony, in Tokyo, Japan, April 30, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon 
JAPAN-EMPEROR/
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April 30, 2019 
Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako arrive at the Imperial Palace, where Emperor... 
Tokyo, Japan 
Japanese Emperor Akihito abdicates in a royal ceremony in Tokyo 
Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako arrive at the Imperial Palace, where Emperor Akihito will abdicate in a royal ceremony, in Tokyo, Japan, April 30, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon 
JAPAN-EMPEROR/
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April 30, 2019 
Japan's Crown Princess Masako waves as she arrives at the Imperial Palace, where Emperor Akihito will... 
Tokyo, Japan 
Japanese Emperor Akihito abdicates in a royal ceremony in Tokyo 
Japan's Crown Princess Masako waves as she arrives at the Imperial Palace, where Emperor Akihito will abdicate in a royal ceremony, in Tokyo, Japan, April 30, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon 
JAPAN-EMPEROR/
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April 30, 2019 
Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako arrive at the Imperial Palace, where Emperor... 
Tokyo, Japan 
Japanese Emperor Akihito abdicates in a royal ceremony in Tokyo 
Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako arrive at the Imperial Palace, where Emperor Akihito will abdicate in a royal ceremony, in Tokyo, Japan, April 30, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon 
JAPAN-EMPEROR/
RTX6TQAE 
April 30, 2019 
Japan's Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko arrive at the Imperial Palace, where Emperor Akihito will abdicate... 
Tokyo, Japan 
Japanese Emperor Akihito abdicates in a royal ceremony in Tokyo 
Japan's Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko arrive at the Imperial Palace, where Emperor Akihito will abdicate in a royal ceremony, in Tokyo, Japan, April 30, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon 
JAPAN-EMPEROR/
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April 30, 2019 
Japan's Princess Mako and Princess Kako arrive at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan, April 30, 2019.... 
Tokyo, Japan 
Japanese Emperor Akihito abdicates in a royal ceremony in Tokyo 
Japan's Princess Mako and Princess Kako arrive at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan, April 30, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon 
JAPAN-EMPEROR/
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April 30, 2019 
Japan's Princess Mako arrives at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan, April 30, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon... 
Tokyo, Japan 
Japanese Emperor Akihito abdicates in a royal ceremony in Tokyo 
Japan's Princess Mako arrives at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan, April 30, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon 
JAPAN-EMPEROR/
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April 30, 2019 
Japan's Princess Mako arrives at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan, April 30, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon... 
Tokyo, Japan 
Japanese Emperor Akihito abdicates in a royal ceremony in Tokyo 
Japan's Princess Mako arrives at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan, April 30, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon 
JAPAN-EMPEROR/
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April 30, 2019 
Japan's Emperor Akihito walks for a ritual called Taiirei-Tojitsu-Kashikodokoro-Omae-no-gi, a ceremony... 
Tokyo, Japan 
Japan's Emperor Akihito walks for a ritual called Taiirei-Tojitsu-Kashikodokoro-Omae-no-gi, a ceremony... 
Japan's Emperor Akihito walks for a ritual called Taiirei-Tojitsu-Kashikodokoro-Omae-no-gi, a ceremony for the Emperor to report the conduct of the abdication ceremony, at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan April 30, 2019, in this photo released by Imperial Household Agency of Japan. Imperial Household Agency of Japan/Handout via Reuters ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. 
JAPAN-EMPEROR/
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April 30, 2019 
A man takes a selfie with a newspaper featuring the abdication of Emperor Akihito in Tokyo, Japan, April... 
Tokyo, Japan 
A man takes a selfie with a newspaper featuring the abdication of Emperor Akihito in Tokyo 
A man takes a selfie with a newspaper featuring the abdication of Emperor Akihito in Tokyo, Japan, April 30, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon 
JAPAN-EMPEROR/
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April 30, 2019 
A man takes a selfie with a newspaper featuring the abdication of Emperor Akihito in Tokyo, Japan, April... 
Tokyo, Japan 
A man takes a selfie with a newspaper featuring the abdication of Emperor Akihito in Tokyo 
A man takes a selfie with a newspaper featuring the abdication of Emperor Akihito in Tokyo, Japan, April 30, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon 
JAPAN-EMPEROR/SECURITY
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April 29, 2019 
Korean resident in Japan, Kim Fuzan in traditional pilgrim attire walks along the Imperial Palace as... 
Tokyo, Japan 
Korean resident in Japan, Kim Fuzan in traditional pilgrim attire walks along the Imperial Palace as... 
Korean resident in Japan, Kim Fuzan in traditional pilgrim attire walks along the Imperial Palace as he wishes a successful abdication for the emperor in Tokyo, Japan, April 29, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-hoon 
JAPAN-EMPEROR/SECURITY
RTX6TM2H 
April 29, 2019 
Korean resident in Japan, Kim Fuzan in traditional pilgrim attire wishes a successful abdication for... 
Tokyo, Japan 
Korean resident in Japan, Kim Fuzan in traditional pilgrim attire wishes a successful abdication for... 
Korean resident in Japan, Kim Fuzan in traditional pilgrim attire wishes a successful abdication for the emperor in front of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan, April 29, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-hoon 
JAPAN-EMPEROR/PREPARATIONS
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April 29, 2019 
Police officers stand guard at a checkpoint in front of the Imperial Palace, ahead of Emperor Akihito's... 
Tokyo, Japan 
Police officers stand guard at a checkpoint in front of the Imperial Palace, ahead of Emperor Akihito's... 
Police officers stand guard at a checkpoint in front of the Imperial Palace, ahead of Emperor Akihito's April 30, 2019 abdication, in Tokyo, Japan, April 29, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato 
JAPAN-EMPEROR/PREPARATIONS
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April 29, 2019 
Imperial Guard officers stand guard at Inui-mon gate of the Imperial Palace, ahead of Emperor Akihito's... 
Tokyo, Japan 
Imperial Guard officers stand guard at Inui-mon gate of the Imperial Palace, ahead of Emperor Akihito's... 
Imperial Guard officers stand guard at Inui-mon gate of the Imperial Palace, ahead of Emperor Akihito's April 30, 2019 abdication, in Tokyo Japan, April 29, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato 
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Emperor Akihito through the years 
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Royals
Royals 
Emperor Akihito through the years 
32 PICTURES 
JAPAN-EMPEROR/
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April 23, 2019 
Japan's Emperor Akihito arrives at the tomb of his late father Hirohito to report his abdication at the... 
Tokyo, JPN 
Japan's Emperor Akihito arrives at the tomb of his late father Hirohito to report his abdication at the... 
Japan's Emperor Akihito arrives at the tomb of his late father Hirohito to report his abdication at the Musashino Imperial Mausoleum in Tokyo, Japan April 23, 2019. Koji Sasahara/Pool via REUTERS 
JAPAN-EMPEROR/
RTX6SS6H 
April 23, 2019 
Japan's Emperor Akihito offers prayers to the tomb of his late father Hirohito to report his abdication... 
Tokyo, JPN 
Japan's Emperor Akihito offers prayers to the tomb of his late father Hirohito to report his abdication... 
Japan's Emperor Akihito offers prayers to the tomb of his late father Hirohito to report his abdication at the Musashino Imperial Mausoleum in Tokyo, Japan April 23, 2019. Koji Sasahara/Pool via REUTERS 
JAPAN-EMPEROR/
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April 23, 2019 
Japan's Emperor Akihito arrives at the tomb of his late father Hirohito to report his abdication at the... 
Tokyo, JPN 
Japan's Emperor Akihito arrives at the tomb of his late father Hirohito to report his abdication at the... 
Japan's Emperor Akihito arrives at the tomb of his late father Hirohito to report his abdication at the Musashino Imperial Mausoleum in Tokyo, Japan April 23, 2019. Koji Sasahara/Pool via REUTERS 
JAPAN-EMPEROR/
RTX6SS69 
April 23, 2019 
Japan's Emperor Akihito is led by a Shinto priest after visiting the tomb of his late father Hirohito... 
Tokyo, JPN 
Japan's Emperor Akihito is led by a Shinto priest after visiting the tomb of his late father Hirohito... 
Japan's Emperor Akihito is led by a Shinto priest after visiting the tomb of his late father Hirohito to report his abdication at the Musashino Imperial Mausoleum in Tokyo, Japan April 23, 2019. Koji Sasahara/Pool via REUTERS 
JAPAN-EMPEROR/SHRINE
RTX6S869 
April 18, 2019 
People see off Japan's Emperor Akihito leaving after his prayer at the Inner shrine of Ise Jingu shrine... 
Ise, Japan 
People see off Japan's Emperor Akihito leaving after his prayer at the Inner shrine of Ise Jingu shrine... 
People see off Japan's Emperor Akihito leaving after his prayer at the Inner shrine of Ise Jingu shrine in Ise in the central Japanese prefecture of Mie, April 18, 2019, as he takes part in a series of rituals ahead of his abdication. Kazuhiro Nogi/Pool via REUTERS 
JAPAN-EMPEROR/SHRINE
RTX6S855 
April 18, 2019 
Japan's Emperor Akihito (front, L), accompanied by Empress Michiko (front, R), waves to well-wishers... 
Ise, Japan 
Japan's Emperor Akihito, accompanied by Empress Michiko, waves to well-wishers before leaving Ujiyamada... 
Japan's Emperor Akihito (front, L), accompanied by Empress Michiko (front, R), waves to well-wishers before leaving Ujiyamada Station after their visit to Ise Jingu shrine in Ise in the central Japanese prefecture of Mie, April 18, 2019, as he takes part in a series of rituals ahead of his abdication. Kazuhiro Nogi/Pool via REUTERS 
JAPAN-EMPEROR/SHRINE
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April 18, 2019 
Japan's Emperor Akihito, accompanied by Empress Michiko, waves to well-wishers before leaving Ujiyamada... 
Ise, Japan 
Japan's Emperor Akihito, accompanied by Empress Michiko, waves to well-wishers before leaving Ujiyamada... 
Japan's Emperor Akihito, accompanied by Empress Michiko, waves to well-wishers before leaving Ujiyamada Station after their visit to Ise Jingu shrine in Ise in the central Japanese prefecture of Mie, April 18, 2019, as he takes part in a series of rituals ahead of his abdication. Kazuhiro Nogi/Pool via REUTERS 
JAPAN-EMPEROR/SHRINE
RTX6S84N 
April 18, 2019 
Japan's Emperor Akihito, accompanied by Empress Michiko, waves to well-wishers before leaving Ujiyamada... 
Ise, Japan 
Japan's Emperor Akihito, accompanied by Empress Michiko, waves to well-wishers before leaving Ujiyamada... 
Japan's Emperor Akihito, accompanied by Empress Michiko, waves to well-wishers before leaving Ujiyamada Station after their visit to Ise Jingu shrine in Ise in the central Japanese prefecture of Mie, April 18, 2019, as he takes part in a series of rituals ahead of his abdication. Kazuhiro Nogi/Pool via REUTERS 
JAPAN-EMPEROR/SHRINE
RTX6S847 
April 18, 2019 
Japan's Emperor Akihito, accompanied by Empress Michiko, waves to well-wishers before leaving Ujiyamada... 
Ise, Japan 
Japan's Emperor Akihito, accompanied by Empress Michiko, waves to well-wishers before leaving Ujiyamada... 
Japan's Emperor Akihito, accompanied by Empress Michiko, waves to well-wishers before leaving Ujiyamada Station after their visit to Ise Jingu shrine in Ise in the central Japanese prefecture of Mie, April 18, 2019, as he takes part in a series of rituals ahead of his abdication. Kazuhiro Nogi/Pool via REUTERS 
JAPAN-EMPEROR/SHRINE
RTX6S7X2 
April 18, 2019 
Well-wishers see off Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko in a vehicle before leaving Ujiyamada... 
Ise, Japan 
Well-wishers see off Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko in a vehicle before leaving Ujiyamada... 
Well-wishers see off Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko in a vehicle before leaving Ujiyamada Station in Ise in the central Japanese prefecture of Mie, on April 18, 2019, as he takes part in a series of rituals ahead of his abdication. Kazuhiro Nogi/Pool via REUTERS 
JAPAN-EMPEROR/SHRINE
RTX6S7WU 
April 18, 2019 
Well-wishers see off Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko in a vehicle before leaving Ujiyamada... 
Ise, Japan 
Well-wishers see off Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko in a vehicle before leaving Ujiyamada... 
Well-wishers see off Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko in a vehicle before leaving Ujiyamada Station in Ise in the central Japanese prefecture of Mie, on April 18, 2019, as he takes part in a series of rituals ahead of his abdication. Kazuhiro Nogi/Pool via REUTERS 
JAPAN-EMPEROR/SHRINE
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April 18, 2019 
Japan's Emperor Akihito (L), accompanied by Empress Michiko (R), waves to well-wishers before leaving... 
Ise, Japan 
Japan's Emperor Akihito, accompanied by Empress Michiko, waves to well-wishers before leaving Ujiyamada... 
Japan's Emperor Akihito (L), accompanied by Empress Michiko (R), waves to well-wishers before leaving Ujiyamada Station after their visit to Ise Jingu shrine in Ise in the central Japanese prefecture of Mie, on April 18, 2019, as he takes part in a series of rituals ahead of his abdication. Kazuhiro Nogi/Pool via REUTERS 
JAPAN-EMPEROR/SHRINE
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April 18, 2019 
Japan's Emperor Akihito (front, L), accompanied by Empress Michiko (front, R), waves to well-wishers... 
Ise, Japan 
Japan's Emperor Akihito, accompanied by Empress Michiko, waves to well-wishers before leaving Ujiyamada... 
Japan's Emperor Akihito (front, L), accompanied by Empress Michiko (front, R), waves to well-wishers before leaving Ujiyamada Station after their visit to Ise Jingu shrine in Ise in the central Japanese prefecture of Mie, on April 18, 2019, as he takes part in a series of rituals ahead of his abdication. Kazuhiro Nogi/Pool via REUTERS 
JAPAN-EMPEROR/SHRINE
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April 18, 2019 
Japan's Emperor Akihito (front, L) and Empress Michiko (front, R) wave to well-wishers before leaving... 
Ise, Japan 
Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko wave to well-wishers before leaving Ujiyamada Station after... 
Japan's Emperor Akihito (front, L) and Empress Michiko (front, R) wave to well-wishers before leaving Ujiyamada Station after their visit to Ise Jingu shrine in Ise in the central Japanese prefecture of Mie, on April 18, 2019, as Emperor Akihito takes part in a series of rituals ahead of his abdication. Kazuhiro Nogi/Pool via REUTERS 
JAPAN-EMPEROR/SHRINE
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April 18, 2019 
A vehicle transporting Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko leave an Inner shrine of the Ise Jingu... 
Ise, Japan 
A vehicle transporting Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko leave an Inner shrine of the Ise Jingu... 
A vehicle transporting Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko leave an Inner shrine of the Ise Jingu shrine, ahead of Emperor Akihito's April 30, 2019 abdication, in Ise, central Japan, April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato 
JAPAN-EMPEROR/SHRINE
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April 18, 2019 
A vehicle transporting Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko leave an Inner shrine of the Ise Jingu... 
Ise, Japan 
A vehicle transporting Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko leave an Inner shrine of the Ise Jingu... 
A vehicle transporting Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko leave an Inner shrine of the Ise Jingu shrine, ahead of Emperor Akihito's April 30, 2019 abdication, in Ise, central Japan, April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato 
JAPAN-EMPEROR/SHRINE
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April 18, 2019 
Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko are seen inside their vehicle as they leave an Inner shrine... 
Ise, Japan 
Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko are seen inside their vehicle as they leave an Inner shrine... 
Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko are seen inside their vehicle as they leave an Inner shrine of the Ise Jingu shrine, ahead of Emperor Akihito's April 30, 2019 abdication, in Ise, central Japan, April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato 
JAPAN-EMPEROR/SHRINE
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April 18, 2019 
Japan's Empress Michiko leaves the main sanctuary during her visits at Inner shrine of the Ise Jingu... 
Ise, Japan 
Japan's Empress Michiko leaves the main sanctuary during her visits at Inner shrine of the Ise Jingu... 
Japan's Empress Michiko leaves the main sanctuary during her visits at Inner shrine of the Ise Jingu shrine, ahead of Emperor Akihito's April 30, 2019 abdication, in Ise, central Japan, April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato 
JAPAN-EMPEROR/SHRINE
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April 18, 2019 
Japan's Empress Michiko enters to the main sanctuary during her visits at Inner shrine of the Ise Jingu... 
Ise, Japan 
Japan's Empress Michiko enters to the main sanctuary during her visits at Inner shrine of the Ise Jingu... 
Japan's Empress Michiko enters to the main sanctuary during her visits at Inner shrine of the Ise Jingu shrine, ahead of Emperor Akihito's April 30, 2019 abdication, in Ise, central Japan, April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato 
JAPAN-EMPEROR/SHRINE
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April 18, 2019 
Priests see off Japan's Emperor Akihito leaving after his prayer at the inner shrine of Ise Jingu Shrine... 
Ise, Japan 
Japan's Emperor Akihito visits Ise Jingu Shrine in Ise 
Priests see off Japan's Emperor Akihito leaving after his prayer at the inner shrine of Ise Jingu Shrine in Ise in the central Japanese prefecture of Mie on April 18, 2019, as he takes part in a series of rituals ahead of his abdication. Kazuhiro Nogi/Pool via REUTERS 
JAPAN-EMPEROR/SHRINE
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April 18, 2019 
A vehicle carrying Japan's Emperor Akihito, who takes part in a series of rituals ahead of his abdication,... 
Ise, Japan 
Japan's Emperor Akihito visits Ise Jingu Shrine in Ise 
A vehicle carrying Japan's Emperor Akihito, who takes part in a series of rituals ahead of his abdication, leaves the inner shrine of Ise Jingu Shrine in Ise, Mie prefecture, Japan April 18, 2019. Kazuhiro Nogi/Pool via REUTERS 
JAPAN-EMPEROR/SHRINE
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April 18, 2019 
A vehicle carrying Japan's Emperor Akihito, who takes part in a series of rituals ahead of his abdication,... 
Ise, Japan 
Japan's Emperor Akihito visits Ise Jingu Shrine in Ise 
A vehicle carrying Japan's Emperor Akihito, who takes part in a series of rituals ahead of his abdication, leaves the inner shrine of Ise Jingu Shrine in Ise, Mie prefecture, Japan April 18, 2019. Kazuhiro Nogi/Pool via REUTERS 
JAPAN-EMPEROR/SHRINE
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April 18, 2019 
A vehicle carrying Japan's Emperor Akihito, who takes part in a series of rituals ahead of his abdication,... 
Ise, Japan 
Japan's Emperor Akihito visits Ise Jingu Shrine in Ise 
A vehicle carrying Japan's Emperor Akihito, who takes part in a series of rituals ahead of his abdication, leaves the inner shrine of Ise Jingu Shrine in Ise, Mie prefecture, Japan April 18, 2019. Kazuhiro Nogi/Pool via REUTERS 
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